Clear your schedule this Sunday as there are three outstanding documentaries on TV 1 year ago

Clear your schedule this Sunday as there are three outstanding documentaries on TV

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If you're looking for another reason to love David Attenborough - as if you you need one - there's great news for those of you who love his nature documentaries.

Not content with spoiling us with Our Planet, his new Netflix show, the beloved broadcaster is back with a new series for the BBC and it could be one of the TV events of the year.

As well as that, Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is about to unleash his highly-anticipated WWI documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, and there's also a riveting tale about an Irishman who captured some defining moments in the history of the world on camera.

Here's what's in store this Sunday.

Dynasties - BBC 1, 8.30pm

The master is back.

David Attenborough narrates footage of five of the world's most endangered species as they struggle to preserve their social groups, beginning with a chimpanzee troop in Senegal. As the dry season sets in, the Alpha of the pack, who has ruled unchallenged for the past three years, faces a series of challenges and finds little support from the other apes.

Clip via BBC Earth

They Shall Not Grow Old - BBC Two, 9.30pm

Peter Jackson's documentary exploring the First World War, edited from rarely-seen archive footage from the Western Front, which has been restored and colourised, while lip readings of the men featured in the footage have allowed their speech to be reconstructed.

The film also includes archive interviews with servicemen from the BBC and the Imperial War Museum.

We've talked at length about this one and this could be the definitive documentary about WWI, a war which over 200,000 Irishmen fought in.


The Man Who Shot the Great War - BBC Two, 11.05pm

A documentary telling the story of the Belfast soldier who took his camera to war in 1915, revealing how his experiences were to have a dramatic outcome many years later, leading to what has been described as 'the photographic discovery of the century'.

Clip via Dreamscape Media