Here’s my pick of food-for-thought iplayer documentaries (and nothing about Trump or Brexit I promise! You can find quite enough about those without my help!). They’re all quite easy watching in fact.
The music industry
This is interesting whether you’re a Kate Nash fan or not (I wasn’t at all familiar with her work). She tells it she finds life in the cut-throat music industry, which can be pretty different to how most people imagine.
British woman who died fighting ISIS with a Kurdish militia
One of the most captivating documentaries I’ve ever seen.
Even if you already know a fair bit about Japan, this offers some in-depth coverage and some shocking revelations.
Man giving birth
Get up to speed on men who have transitioned from female who de-transition in order to give birth… a fascinating watch, though you may wish to skip the birth scenes if you’re not keen on such things! It’s not graphic but even so, the moaning isn’t for everyone…
Documentary criticising middle class behaviours
Goes into the lengths some parents go to get their kids into the schools they want, property development in London and such (the title is a bit click-bait-ish). Something a bit different…
Homophobia in football: getting rid of it
Homosexual rugby player Gareth Thomas goes on a mission to tackle homophobia in football… An interesting watch, whether you like football or not.
A committed carnivore tries veganism
Always enjoyable to see someone trying something totally foreign to them, with an open mind, and engaging with very different people in the same way.
America child brides
Unusual documentary on an issue that is rarely discussed… thought-provoking and at times shocking.
Syrians in a remote part of Scotland
Really interesting look at how Syrian refugees are finding their new life on a Scottish island.
The cam-girl industry
Pretty astounding revelations by owners of cam sites on a round-table discussion which includes a subscriber (ADULT only content)