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A History of Britain

Episode 4 Nations

Episode 4 Nations
From the dawn of civilization to the 20th centuryA History of Britain re-animates familiar tales and illuminates overlooked aspects of England's past. Hosted by Simon Schama, this series discards timelines and tiresome lineages for a lively look at the personalities and cultures that infuse British history. Epic themes and towering figures that transformed an island at the edge of the world into the greatest empire on earth. Episode 4 Nations - A profile of King Edward IThe Hammer of the Scots. He established English rule over Wales but his attempts to conquer Scotland were thwarted by the fierce resistance led
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Ancient Secrets

China’s Lost Pyramids

China's Lost Pyramids
In Chinathere exists an astonishing place. A burial ground to rival Egypt's Valley of the Kings. In 221 B.C., China's first Emperor united warring kingdoms into a nation that still exists today. To memorialise this achievement, he bankrupted the national treasury and oppressed thousands of workers to build one of the world's biggest mortuary complexes. China's second dynasty, the Han, inherited the daunting challenge of building larger tombs to command respect and establish their right to rule without running the nation into the ground. Although no Han emperor's tomb has been opened, the tombs of lesser Han aristocrats have revealed
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Artifacts

Episode 4 Soul of the Samurai

Episode 4 Soul of the Samurai
How did an Indian Buddhist shrine influence a Japanese pagoda? How are Italian pigs and cowry shells related to porcelain? These intriguing questions are investigated in Artifactsa series that explores the origins and hidden connections among the art and artifacts of the great cultures and belief systems across Asia to understand the impact of calligraphy, porcelain, architecture, metallurgy, wood block printing and silk on Asian history and on the history of the world in general. Episode 4 Soul of the Samurai - Why has the samurai sword always been such a powerful symbol of Japanese culture? In the year 1900,
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Biography

Tyrone Power The Last Idol

Tyrone Power The Last Idol
Narrated by Richard Kiley. A&E Biography portrays a gorgeousdazzling man who was well loved, still friends with his ex-wives, possibly bisexual or at least dabbled in bisexuality (although no one ever really comes up with any evidence for that), and a man who died tragically at a young age and before the birth of his son. According to Terry Moore, Power wanted only two things in what had been a wonderful life, to have a son and to die in harness.
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Christianity A History

Episode 2 Rome

Episode 2 Rome
History of the Christian faith looking at its origins, development and turbulent past. High profile British personalities examine a religion that has particular resonance for them. Channel 4 series, not the BBC one. Episode 2 Rome - Michael Portillo, a lapsed Catholic himself, investigates the legacy of the Roman Emperor Constantine, the man who transformed Christianity into one of the world's great religions with a global reach of over two billion worshipers. In 312 A.D. Constantine is believed to have had an epiphany that converted him to Christianity. Michael Portillo uses his politician's mind to unravel the process by which
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Decisive Battles of the Ancient World

Attila the Hun 451 A.D. Battle of Chalon

Attila the Hun 451 A.D. Battle of Chalon
Decisive Battles of the Ancient World presents the 13 defining points of ancient warfare moments that altered the course of history and shaped the modern world. It is a comprehensive account of the famed leaders that commanded victory and the brilliant military tactics that swayed destiny. The show used the game engine from Rome: Total War to present 3-D versions of the battles. Attila the Hun 451 A.D. Battle of Chalon - No ruler in history represents the barbarian brutality as much as Attila the Hun who swept through 5th-century Europe and emerged holding its future in his grasp.
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Edward and Mary The Unknown Tudors

Episode 1 Edward VI

Episode 1 Edward VI
Channel 4 Written and presented by Dr David Starkeythis is the compelling story of two of England's most striking monarchs a brother and sister, tied by blood and affection, and torn apart by religion, power, and some of the bloodiest episodes in English history. Mary (who was to become England's first reigning Queen since Matilda but who is best known to generations of British schoolchildren as Bloody Mary) was the first born child of Henry VIII. For 20 years she was heir to her adored father. Then came the birth of her little half brother Edward, and Mary found herself
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Great Museums

An Acquiring Mind Philippe de Montebello and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An Acquiring Mind Philippe de Montebello and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The extraordinary legacy of Philippe de Montebellowho served for 31 years as Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. During his tenure, Mr. de Montebello guided the acquisition of more than 84,000 works of art, demanded innovation in conservation techniques, and oversaw the doubling of the physical size of this world-renowned cultural institution.
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History's Turning Points

1914 A.D. The Shot That Started the Great War

1914 A.D. The Shot That Started the Great War
Each turning point in history has behind it a story and a set of principal characters whose dilemmas and conflicts form its dramatic coreand whose unique personalities influenced the outcome of events. History's Turning Points provides a fascinating and intriguing new perspective on the significant moments that have changed the world. The Shot That Started the Great War - 1914 A.D. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro - Hungarian empire arrived with his wife Sophie in the capital of Bosnia - Herzegovina, Sarajevo on June 28th 1914.
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In Search of Medieval Britain

Episode 2 Wales

Episode 2 Wales
Medieval art historian Dr Alixe Bovey uses the oldest surviving route map of Britain to make a series of journeys through Britain in the Middle Ages. Wales - Alixe Bovey heads west from Gloucester to Wales in the footsteps of Edward Is armies.
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Landscape Mysteries

Episode 8 The Terraces of Avalon

Episode 8 The Terraces of Avalon
Professor Aubrey Manning embarks on a series of journeys in which he tries to solve mysteries hidden in the landscape of the British Isles. Unpicking clues in the geologynatural history, and archaeology, Aubrey reveals how the land has come to look the way it does. Episode 8 The Terraces of Avalon - Aubrey travels to Glastonbury to investigate the riddle of The Terraces of Avalon. Along the steep sides of the Glastonbury Tor there's a distinctive pattern of regular stepped terraces, but their origin is a mystery. Is there a connection with the myths and legends that permeate this intoxicating
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Modern Marvels

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Modern Marvels celebrates the ingenuityinvention and imagination found in the world around us. This series tells fascinating stories of the doers, the dreamers and sometime schemers that create everyday items, technological breakthroughs and manmade wonders. The hit series goes deep to explore the leading edge of human inspiration and ambition. Episode Eiffel Tower - When it was built over a century ago the Eiffel Tower provoked widespread outrage among some of France's most prominent citizens of the day. This documentary brings the captivating story behind one of the most recognizable engineering marvels of the late nineteenth century. It is a
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Naked Science

Episode 10 Angry Skies

Episode 10 Angry Skies
The series features various subjects related to science and technology. Some of the views expressed might be considered fringe or pseudo-science. Episode 10 Angry Skies - The wind is a powerfulinvisible force. It reshapes landscapes, destroys buildings, and wrecks lives. In a single day a severe storm can cause over 10 billion dollars of damage, and when violent winds rip through a city they can kill dozens of people and seriously injure hundreds. We discover just how fast a wind a person can take, and join the scientists in the front line, to discover the latest weapons in battle against
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People's Century

Episode 15 Asia Rising 1951

Episode 15 Asia Rising 1951
A departure from other documentaries that observe history as the actions of great menPeople's Century considers the Century from the view of common people. Most persons interviewed were ordinary men and women who closely witnessed various events and they give personal accounts how developments in the Twentieth Century affected their lives. The opening credits depict various images from the century and a very short introduction. Episode 19 Asia Rising 1951 - Through thrift, hard work and discipline, Japan and later South Korea enjoy economic miracles that bring growth, prosperity and confidence to their once war ravaged and impoverished people. In
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Rome Power & Glory

Episode 1 The Rise of the Roman Empire

Episode 1 The Rise of the Roman Empire
For over a thousand yearsRome was the center of the known world. One of the most glorious empires in history, she brought to her subjects a common language, shared culture, and for some wealth beyond imagination. But nothing lasts forever. War, barbarian attacks, and moral decay eventually took their toll and the empire slowly began to crumble. This six part series presents the complete history of Rome, from its primitive beginnings, to the height of its glory to its eventual decline, as well as its legacies today. Filmed in 10 countries, Rome Power and Glory combines location footage of ancient
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Secrets of Egypt

Episode 2 The Scorpion King

Episode 2 The Scorpion King
Series on Ancient Egypt. Scorpion King - The Scorpion King was a mythical Egyptian ruler who predated the pharaohs. Recent developmentssuch as the excavation of the king's tomb, have revealed surprising new details about early Egyptian civilization.
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Suez: A Very British Crisis

Episode 1 Betrayal

Episode 1 Betrayal
The Suez crisis in the 1950s signaled the end of Britain's history as a power that could act alone on the world stage. This series tells the story of Suez using dramatic reconstructions and interviews with participants and witnesses to the crisis. The Suez Canal in Egypt was a symbol of western dominance. France and Britain were the major shareholders in the company that ran the canal and British troops occupied its banks. When Gamal Abdul Nasser came to power in 1954his main objective was to remove the British from Egypt. The British Prime Minister, Anthony Eden, did not understand
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The Crusades - Crescent and the Cross

Episode 1 The First Crusade

Episode 1 The First Crusade
The Crusades Crescent & The Cross presents the epic battle between two Middle Age superpowers: the Christian Crusaders and the Muslims. Fought over two centuries the conflict decided the fate of the Holy Land of the Middle East. The documentary is driven by the key personalities of the First, Second and Third Crusades, the popes, kings, sultans and knights who, in the name of God, ruthlessly fought for land and power. With breathtaking CGI-enhanced visuals, heart-pounding re-enactments, and stunning footage from rarely seen locations, this documentary brings the legendary chapter of history alive, and offers fresh insight for a new
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The Great War

Episode 22 Damn Them Are They Never Coming In?

Episode 22 Damn Them Are They Never Coming In?
First broadcast in 1964The Great War was the definitive film account of the world shattering events of World War I (1914 - 1918) a landmark history series widely regarded as a documentary masterpiece. 26 Episodes. The main narrator was Michael Redgrave. It was a co-production involving the resources of the Imperial War Museum, the BBC, CBC and ABC. The series, unparalleled at the time for its depth of research, range of source material and historical accuracy - all presented in a sequence of clear narratives - is now considered one of the finest achievements of BBC documentary. With few exceptions,
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The Most Evil Men and Women in History

Ivan The Terrible

Ivan The Terrible
This series of programs consists of 16 episodes which profile evil men and women throughout history who have used their power to torturekill, maim and eradicate millions of people.
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The Universe

Episode 6 Asteroid Attack

Episode 6 Asteroid Attack
We are in the midst of the greatest era of space discovery. Twenty first century spacecraft and sophisticated imaging technology are venturing into uncharted territory every dayand much of the extraordinary phenomena are happening right in our own cosmic backyard. Episode 6 Ten Ways to Destroy the Earth - Don't try this at home! In this episode, our experts cook up ten ways you could destroy the earth, including: swallowing it with a microscopic black hole; blowing it up with anti-matter; hurling it into the Sun, and switching off gravity. This is a fun way to explore the dangerous physics
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UFO Files

Episode 5 Canada’s Roswell

Episode 5 Canada's Roswell
The program covered the phenomena of unidentified flying and submerged objectsclose encounters with alleged extraterrestrial life, and alleged military and government cover up conspiracies. Episode 5 Canada's Roswell - Examine dozens of eyewitness reports surrounding an alleged 1967 UFO sighting in Nova Scotia.
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What the Romans Did For Us

Episode 4 Arteries of the Empire

Episode 4 Arteries of the Empire
This is where it all beganAdam Hart-Davis first foray, directly inspired by the Monty Python sequence from The Life of Brian where the People's Front of Judea discuss "What have the Romans done for us?" into how the foundations of modern society were laid by the surprising cultural and technological achievements of the Roman empires. This is the first series of "What The ... Did For Us" hosted by Adam Hart-Davis. Episode 4 Arteries of the Empire - Hart-Davis analyses the Romans' ingenious surveying methods that enabled them to build their arrow-straight roads. Groma surveyingdemonstrated by Hart-Davis, allowed the surveying
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World War II In Colour

Episode 7 Turning the Tide

Episode 7 Turning the Tide
World War II In HD Colour is a 13 episode television documentary series recounting the major events of World War II narrated by Robert Powell. The series combines both original and colourised footage. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state of the art graphics this story can now be told with access to information which was not previously available to other older series. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed particularly in the last five to ten years as documentsfiles and photographs have been released. Code breaking revelations, and newly released
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Coolies: How Britain Re-Invented Slavery

Coolies: How Britain Re-Invented Slavery
The slave trade was abolished over years ago but one form of slavery continued well into the 20th century. The so-called coolies comprised over one million Indians who migrated to all corners of the British Empire to carry out indentured labour. It is a chapter in colonial history that implicates figures at the very highest level of the British establishment and has defined the demographic shape of the modern world. In this filmwhich combines historical evidence and archive material, descendants of the coolies look into their past and trace the last surviving witnesses.
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Google: Behind The Screen

Google: Behind The Screen
What if all the information in the world was categorized and easily searchable? What if all the news from around the worldall books, written texts, photos and videos that exist on a place in the world would be collected, and would be available everywhere? That is precisely the goal of Google and it will not be long for it to be realized. Through the well known search engine, Google Earth, where all information is classified by geographical location, along with Google Books, a project where Google digitizes complete libraries. Google: Behind the Screen includes interviews with Marissa Mayer, Vint Cerf,
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Nazi UFO Conspiracy

Nazi UFO Conspiracy
Where do flying saucers originate? Do they carry aliens from other worlds? Or is the truth actually a lot stranger. During World War II the Nazi's employed scientists to re-imagine the boundaries of scientific thought and practise. Many in the field of advanced weapon design the programme that produced the V1 and V2 rockets that rained on Britain. But did this same unit produce rudimentary flying saucers? Declassified military documents detail the numerous reports by allied pilots of foo fighters unusual craft with incredible acceleration engaging them in the skies above Germany. In addition there was the Nazi "Der Glocke"
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The Ancient Skeletons of Peru

The Ancient Skeletons of Peru
In the cloud forests of Peru the stone walls of a mysterious mountain top fortress rise out of the jungle. These 60 foot walls are filled with the bones of the Chachapoyathe Cloud Warriors, who lived high in the Andes from A.D. 800 to the mid 1500s. Only after an intense struggle did the powerful Incan empire gain control of the fiercely independent Chachapoya tribes. But did the Inca ever conquer the Chachapoya stronghold of Kuelap? Archaeologists at Kuelap have uncovered hundreds of elaborate burial sites throughout the settlement that reveal tantalising clues about the identity of the Chachapoya people
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The Pendle Witch Child

The Pendle Witch Child
Simon Armitage presents the extraordinary story of the most disturbing witch trial in British history and the key role played in it by one nine year old girl. Jennet Devicea beggar girl from Pendle in Lancashire, was the star witness in the trial in 1612 of her own mother, her brother, her sister and many of her neighbours and, thanks to her chilling testimony, they were all hanged. Armitage explores the lethal power and influence of one child's words - a story of fear, magic and demonic pacts retold partly with vivid and innovative hand drawn animation.
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Your Paintings: A Culture Show Special

Your Paintings: A Culture Show Special
For yearsthousands of paintings owned by the British public have been hidden away and inaccessible, until now. Thanks to the work of the Your Paintings project, over 200,000 works in our national collections have been painstakingly uncovered, photographed and put online, some for the very first time, allowing art experts and amateur sleuths alike to make connections and discoveries that wouldn't have been possible before. Alastair Sooke teams up with art detective Dr. Bendor Grosvenor to unearth some hidden gems and find out what the paintings say about British society.
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After Rome Holy War and Conquest

Episode 2

Episode 2
In this two-part series Boris Johnson investigates the early beginnings of what some call the clash of civilizations. The theory that Christianity and Islam are locked into a never-ending cycle of mutual antipathy distrust and violence. Is this really true? There have been many clashes" between Christianity and Islam in the period Boris Johnson examines in this series632 A.D. to 1492 A.D. But the real historical picture is far more subtle, interesting and optimistic than the cliches of a clash of civilization might suggest. Episode 2 - Boris Johnson begins by looking at the crusades, and the way they are
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Ancient Warriors Series 2

Episode 13 The Irish Warriors of the Emerald Isle

Episode 13 The Irish Warriors of the Emerald Isle
Each half hour episode looks at a major fighting people or force and charts the reasons for their rise to dominance and subsequent fall. The show explores the motivations of ancient soldiersas well as how they lived, fought, trained, died, and changed the world. It also uses battle re-enactments and computer graphics to demonstrate military strategy. This series from the Discovery Channel is especially good for the lesser known groups of warriors. Episode 13 The Irish Warriors of the Emerald Isle - Irish warriors. A thousand years after the death of Christ, Ireland fights for its life against pagans from
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Battlefield Britain

Episode 1 Bouddica’s Revolt

Episode 1 Bouddica's Revolt
Battlefield Britain is about famous battles in the history of Great Britain. From Boudicca's destructive rebellion against the Romans to the incredible feats of The Few who saw off the Luftwaffethese battles all had wide reaching consequences and implications for the future of the British isles. Presented by father and son team Peter and Dan Snow. Peter explains the battleplans, Dan the perspective of the common soldier, sailors and airmen. The episodes also featured interviews with soldiers from both sides, re-enactments of the battles and computer generated scenes with bird eye views and blocks to show troop movement. Episode 1
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Building the Impossible: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Episode 2 Pyramid,. Gardens, Rhodes, and Lighthouse

Episode 2 Pyramid,. Gardens, Rhodes, and Lighthouse
They were built by the ancients in the time before Christ to a scale that is unbelievable. They dared their creators to push engineering to new heights which still astound us today. Architecture and sculpture continue to stand in the shadow of their genius. Now by revealing the secrets of the past we can unlock the mysteries of their construction which earn them the highest distinction as the seven wonders of the ancient world. Episode 2 PyramidGardens, Rhodes and Lighthouse - The rough appearance of the great pyramid masks the precision of its construction it remains the most accurately built
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Clash Of The Dinosaurs

Episode 3 The Defenders

Episode 3 The Defenders
For the first time in 65 million years innovative imaging technology enables viewers to see deep inside the body of a dinosaur to reveal the secrets of these ultimate prehistoric survival machines. Combining cinematic photo-real 3D graphics and leading edge anatomy and paleontology this series peels back the skin, muscles and bones to show how they survived in such a violent world. Episode 3 The Defenders - According to the latest scientific evidence, predators don't dominate the Cretaceous, plant eaters do. And their bodies are built to take a beating. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets that made the
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Dinosaur Revolution

Episode 3 Survival Tactics

Episode 3 Survival Tactics
Reign of the Dinosaurs also called Dinosaur Revolution combines the talent of the world's best dinosaur illustrators and animators with the latest fossil research and the best of Hollywood storytelling to illustrate the extraordinary life of dinosaurs. The series features never before seen intimate behaviors to illustrate the extraordinary life of dinosaurs. Episode 3 Survival Tactics - The world of the dinosaur is a tough and dangerous one. Remember the ferocious Velociraptors made famous by Jurassic Park? Watch as bigger versions of themUtahraptors, take down larger prey by hunting in groups. It takes revolutionary adaptations to stay alive during the
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Empire Of The Mongols

Episode 1 The Empire of Genghis Khan

Episode 1 The Empire of Genghis Khan
They were skilful administratorsthe first global players who guaranteed the uninterrupted exchange of goods and ideas between the Orient and the West for nearly 200 years. They were also far-sighted, bringing merchants, traders and settlers with extensive agricultural know-how to their lands. Only after the collapse of Mongol influence in the mid-14th century did routes to the Far East become unsafe. Episode1 The Empire of Genghis Khan - This program focuses on the life of Genghis Khan how he was raised, how he united the Mongols and how he conquered lands ranging from northern China to the fringes of Europe.
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Great Museums

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum
More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to New York's Ellis Island. Ellis Island is more than a museumit is hallowed ground; it is the place where many immigrants from all over the world first touched American soil. Through the museum's oral history project and through the everyday objects on display a pair of boots, a cooking pot, religious artifacts and traditional clothing the museum strives to give voice to people whose lives have not typically been seen as history.
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Hitler's Children

Education

Education
Never has a generation been so completely taken over by a totalitarian state as it was the case in Hitler's Third Reich at the age of 10 children joined the Jungvolk movementat 14 they joined the Hitler Youth, and at 18 they joined the party, the Wehrmacht, the SA, or the SS. This 5 part documentary by Guido Knopp and the ZDF Contemporary History Department is the first comprehensive film portrayal of the young people in the Third Reich.
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In Search of Shakespeare

Episode 3 The Duty of Poets

Episode 3 The Duty of Poets
In Search of Shakespeare is a four part series exploring the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. It takes the form of a detective storya documentary search, and a journey not the style of historical TV shows that use re-enactments and tableaux. There is no one dressed up as Will Shakespeare or Queen Elizabeth! Instead the Royal Shakespeare Company gives a group of Britain's best young actors and actresses the chance to go on tje road and play in the places where his company played. Shot documentary style, on and off stage, the successors of Shakespeare's company
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Lost Worlds

Athens Ancient Greek Supercity

Athens Ancient Greek Supercity
Dig into the sands of time with this exploration into lost civilizations. Scientists archaeologists, and historians alike search for evidence of cities that may have forever been lost to time. Some are ancient while some are surprisingly recent. Extensive archaeological research and cutting edge visual technology come together in this series that aims to bring ancient cultures and civilizations to new life on screen. Episode 6 Athens Ancient Supercity - In the 5th century B.C., one man led his city to greatness and paved the way for western civilization. The city was Athens and Pericles was not a king or
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Monarchy USA Version

Episode 3 A New Dynasty

Episode 3 A New Dynasty
This is USA condensed version of David Starkey's Monarchy Series. In this version the 6 episode Series 1 and 5 episode Series 2 have been condensed into 6 episodes of a single series. Below is description of the 6 USA version episodes. The English Crown is one of the oldest surviving governing institutions in the world. Hosted by Dr. David Starkey this documentary presents the complete history of British royal rule from the Dark Ages to the early 20th century. Filmed on locationit's a vivid tapestry of bloodshed, power, and passion. Episode 3 A New Dynasty The succession of nine
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Nazis The Occult Conspiracy

Episode 2

Episode 2
Nazism was no mere political movement as is commonly believedrather, it was an occult religion in which Adolf Hitler was the messiah, Heinrich Himmler the high priest and the SS Death Head Formation, the clergy. This film documents the Third Reich's use of the occult in an effort to help them win World War II. The Reich used the mystical arts to make important battle decisions, train SS officers, and indoctrinate the German public and to try and influence the Allies.
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People's Century

Episode 26 Fast Forward/Back to The Future 1997

Episode 26 Fast Forward/Back to The Future 1997
A departure from other documentaries that observe history as the actions of great men, People's Century considers the Century from the view of common people. Most persons interviewed were ordinary men and women who closely witnessed various events and they give personal accounts how developments in the Twentieth Century affected their lives. The opening credits depict various images from the century and a very short introduction. Episode 26 Fast Forward 1997 - Governments around the world liberalise trade and withdraw from intervening in the economy, giving new opportunities to those who are skilled, industrious and adaptable, but disrupts the social
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Rome Rise and Fall of an Empire

Episode 6 The Dacian Wars

Episode 6 The Dacian Wars
It is 114 B.C. and the Republic of Rome is a small empire clinging to the rim of the Mediterranean. Suddenlyterror grips the Romans as the first barbarian attack smashes through the imperial boarder, paving the way for what would become one of the most tumultuous eras in the history of mankind. Filled with dramatic re-enactments and action packed battle scenes, Rome Rise and Fall of an Empire chronicles the dramatic story of one of history's greatest empires from its first major battle to its remarkable military feats and through its eventual fall. This is the History Channel series, not
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Secrets Of The Dead

Lost Ships of Rome

Lost Ships of Rome
In 2009a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition. Remarkably, much of the cargo remained exactly as the ancient Roman crews had loaded it. What happened to these ancient ships? What were they carrying and why had they traveled to this remote, rocky island in the first place? Lost Ships of Rome follows the team as they explore the sites in detail, salvage artifacts and piece together the history of the ships and
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Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

Episode 2 The Monk

Episode 2 The Monk
Buckle on your armor and pick up your lute. Legendary Monty Python star and medieval scholar Terry Jones opens your eyes to the truths behind nine medieval characters you thought you knew. Through a lively mix of humor and researchyou'll see beyond Renaissance myths and time worn stereotypes. The Monk - A life of prayer in peaceful service to God? Not for many medieval monks, who devoted their lives to making lots and lots of money. Religion was big business in those days and the merchandising opportunities endless when you had a constant stream of devoted, unquestioning worshippers.
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The Genius of Beethoven

Episode 1 The Rebel

Episode 1 The Rebel
A three part drama documentary series about Ludwig van Beethoven presented by conductor Charles Hazlewood. It takes eyewitness accounts of the composer's tragic life and weaves them into analysis of his groundbreaking music. The Rebel - This first programme looks at Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and 2nd Symphonyand charts his turbulent early years as a pianist and composer in Vienna, after having rejected his abusive alcoholic father.
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The Last Nazis

Episode 3 Children of the Master Race

Episode 3 Children of the Master Race
The generation of Nazis who fought during World War 2 is almost gonetheir lives, their actions, and their crimes soon to be consigned to history forever. This sense of urgency, and of time running out, underpins this documentary series about surviving war criminals living in the 21st century. It's the last chance to tell these stories, to speak to these men, to enter their worlds, and uncover the impact their existence has had on others. Episode 3 Children of the Master Race - Children of the Master Race looks at the Nazis' secret breeding programme called Lebensborn, and how the
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The Real Series

The Real Spartacus

The Real Spartacus
The story of Spartacus is epic in every way. The gladiator who lead a slave army to challenge the might of Rome. Even his admirers are larger than lifeKarl Marx called him the most splendid fellow in ancient history. For Kirk Douglas he was a slave dreaming of the end of slavery. Spartacus legend has a powerful popular appeal, as cinema quickly learned. It celebrates the individual struggling with overwhelming odds. Behind the myth is a real man, a slave turned gladiator who almost changed history. How can you seperate the man from the legend?
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