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Weapons of World War II

Weapons of World War II logoUnlike any other conflict of the 20th Century, World War II saw the sharpest and most dramatic rise in the design, manufacture and effectiveness of some of the world's most lethal weaponry. Weapons of World War II tells the story of the development, deployment, and devastating effects of each weapon system from the outbreak of the war to its dramatic climax in 1945.

Weird Nature

Weird Nature logoAn astonishing exploration of nature's strangest behaviour. From cartwheeling caterpillars to acrobatic skunks, nature reveals its wondrous, spectacular and undoudtedly bizarre side. In six engrossing episodes, many natural oddities of animal behaviour are explored, interpreted and filmed in exquisite detail. Using a unique presentation that combines elements of drama and special effects to explaing each amazong subject, Weird Nature delves deep into the every day lives of living things to reveal that the bizarre is commonplace in the natural world.

What the Romans did for us

What the Romans did for us logoFrom frescoes to fast food, bridges to bikinis, the Romans brought us a variety of innovations that changed the landscape of Britain and the lifestyles of its inhabitants for ever. The Romans were mass-producers, capitalists and bureaucrats who during their 400-year stay in Britain built dozens of towns and miles of roads, leaving a fascinating and complex legacy that forms the basis of much of our technology today. Based on the BBC series of the same name, What The Romans Did For Us investigates the innovations the Romans brought to our shores and assesses their considerable impact on our lives. Presented by Adam Hart-Davies, the series features demonstrations and reconstructions of extraordinary Roman devices, and provides a fascinating insight into the Roman occupation of the land they...

What the Tudors and Stuarts did for us

What the Tudors and Stuarts did for us logoAdam Hart-Davis examines innovations from the Tudor and Stuart period that had a lasting impact on British society.
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Wild Africa

Wild Africa logoWild Africa is a BBC nature documentary series exploring the natural history of the African continent, first transmitted in the UK on BBC2 in November 2001. The series comprises six episodes. Each concentrates on a particular environment. The producers use aerial photography and wildlife footage to show how natural phenomena such as seasonal changes influence the patterns of life. Wild Africa was co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and the Discovery Channel. It was produced by Patrick Morris and narrated by Fergal Keane. The series forms part of the Natural History Unit's Continents strand. It was preceded by Andes to Amazon in 2000 and followed two years later by Wild Down Under.

Wild Down Under

Wild Down Under logoA journey through space and time to reveal Australasia’s natural wonders. Each episode is a detective story, delving into Australasia’s hidden secrets to explain why its wildlife is so special. Its wildlife is an astonishing mix of the surprising, the strange and the deadly. It’s one of the world’s great melting pots for both people and wildlife.

Wild Indonesia

Wild Indonesia logoIndonesia is a land of the strange and spectacular, of giant flowers and coral gardens, of dragons, tigers and glorious birds of paradise. A staggering 15% of all the world's species are found in this unique region. The island chain straddles the equator it is a country forged by fire. Violent volcanic eruptions account for many of the islands, some huge, others merely a speck of rock. These islands are a centre of bio-diversity that is matched nowhere else in the world. It is one of the last wild frontiers, containing some of the least explored regions on earth. The story is one of invasion, extinction, isolation and evolution on an unparalleled scale. The remarkable Natural History of the world's largest archipelago is explored in three, one hour programmes.

Wild South America

Wild South America logoA six part series, Wild South America explores the exciting, diverse and unique wildlife that inhabits the dramatic landscapes of the vast South American continent. It is a land of great extremes, stretching from the Equator almost to the Antarctic, from tropical seas to ice-capped peaks, and it has the planet's greatest river system, longest mountain chain, biggest and richest rainforest and driest desert. Using the latest camera techniques, including infrared night vision cameras, we show little known animals, whilst our specialist aerial cameraman soars over the continent, revealing an entirely new perspective on its varied and dramatic landscape. These six programmes take us from the depths of the Amazon basin to the icy peaks of the Andes, from the great plains and grasslands, through...

Wild Weather

Wild Weather logoCombining the scientific interest in climate primarily found in meteorologists and the fearless gall of a daredevil, Donal McIntyre hosts this exploration of extreme weather conditions. Whether he is braving temperatures of 18 below zero in his underwear or exposing himself to wind gusts of 100 miles per hour, Mr. McIntyre provides informative information on the elements while entertaining the audience by endangering his life. The BBC production contains four installments, exploring the harshest conditions of "Heat," "Cold," "Wind," and "Wet." In addition to McIntyre's antics, stunning archival footage and computer graphics are used to further study meteorology.

World War II: Behind Closed Doors

World War II: Behind Closed Doors logoJoseph Stalin was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions, yet he was also a vital ally of Britain and America during the Second World War. How was it possible for Churchill and Roosevelt to deal with one tyrant, Joseph Stalin, in order to help beat another, Adolf Hitler? That's one of the key questions at the heart of this six-part landmark history series. The series uses dramatic reconstructions, based on extensive fresh research in Russian and Western archives, and extraordinary testimony from witnesses of the time, including former Soviet secret policemen who have not spoken before on camera, in order to tell a 'behind closed doors' history.
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