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9 documentaries on Showmax in January

It’s a terrifying and terrific place, our planet. Learn more about how other people and creatures live in these fascinating documentaries on Showmax.


Fallen is on Showmax
Image: Gravitas

Every day police officers put themselves between us and the criminals trying to cripple our communities. It’s dangerous work and can often cost them their lives. This documentary takes a look at that ultimate sacrifice. Watch now »

Life & Death Row S1-2

Life & Death Row is on Showmax

Step into the harrowing world of life and death in the justice system. From profiling people on death row to the struggle between guilt and innocence in the courts, this series goes where few ever dare to. Watch now »


Hurricane is on Showmax
Image: Ouragon

Hurricanes are one of the most destructive forces on the planet. Now go into the middle of one as it forms off the coast of Africa, then tears across the Atlantic to ravage the Caribbean islands. Watch now »

Earth: One Amazing Day

Earth One Amazing Day is on Showmax
Image: NBC

The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning BBC Earth series, this tracks a day in different parts of the planet. Watch in startling HD how nature reacts to different challenges, and experience incredible animal encounters. Watch now »

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios!

Beuna Vista Social Club Adios on Showmax
Image: NBC

A renowned guitarist and his son return to Cuba to gather the country’s finest musicians for an album. Get to know these talented artists and hear their music as they take you on a journey of sound. Watch now »

Stand-Up Special 2 – Kumail Nanijani: Beta Male

There are many things that terrify stand-up comic Kumail Nanijani, so what better place to discuss them than in a hour-long comedy special? Forget your worries and laugh at this comedian complaining about his strange hangups.

Stand-Up Special 3 – Ray Wood Junior: Father Figure

Roy Wood Jr. take his comedic wit to a new level in this stand-up special, where he tackles everything from freeway protests to racist flags, to the origin of blues music.

Stand-Up Special 4 – Natasha Leggero: Live at Bimbo’s

Natasha Leggero sounds off on everything from conservative Republicans to Burning Man, voicing her provocative opinions on hipsters, Mormons and judgey moms.

Top Gear: Ambitious But Rubbish

Top Gear’s hosts have long done stupid things to entertain their audience. But not all those stunts worked out all that well! This special goes behind the scenes and the dumb stuff that didn’t go as planned…
Planned release date: 14 January 2019

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This article was originally published on Showmax.