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Ancient Voices

Ancient Voices logoAncient Voices is a unique look back in time at some of history's most enduring mysteries, artifacts and the fascinating cultures that spawned them. It re-creates the inner world of the Egyptians, Britons, the first Americans and the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. From Stonehenge in Britain to Amarna in Egypt to a lost metropolis in the American Midwest. Now, renowned experts and breakthrough techniques reveal history's most sought-after secrets. See lost worlds brought to life again through state-of-the-art virtual reality reconstructions, stunning location filming and evocative reenactments. And get closer than ever before to the extraordinary human minds behind the myths, mysteries and monuments.

Ape-man: Adventures in Human Evolution

Ape-man: Adventures in Human Evolution logoThis series covers the main theories, approaches and questions well while providing a good introduction to the story of human evolution. It won't answer all your questions (on the contrary, if it gets you interested, it will raise more) but it does just about succeed in being balanced enought not to annoy palaentologists and other professionals in the field with the vague oversweeping conclusions that so many pop science shows come to.

Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin

Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin logoMichael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days is a BBC television series (and an accompanying book) presented by comedian and actor Michael Palin documenting his eighty-day trip around the world. Palin was to not use any form of travel that was not around during Jules Verne's book, Around the World in 80 Days in 1873; most importantly, he was to use no aircraft. He followed Phileas Fogg's route as closely as possible during the series. However, Palin encountered several setbacks that Fogg did not, partly due to traveling with a five person camera crew, his Passepartout. It would be Palin's first travel series, and they would be followed by such series as Pole to Pole with Michael Palin, Sahara with Michael Palin and Himalaya with Michael Palin.

Battlefield Britain

Battlefield Britain logoThe BBC series Battlefield Britain tells the story of eight key battles fought on and over British soil. From Boudicca's destructive rebellion against the Romans to the incredible feats of 'The Few' who saw off the Luftwaffe, these battles all had wide-reaching consequences and implications for the future of the British Isles.

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BBC Documentaries

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BBC: Journey From The Centre Of The Earth

BBC: Journey From The Centre Of The Earth logoThe Open University and the BBC are taking viewers on a journey from the centre of the Earth to some of the world’s top holiday hot-spots to uncover how the rocks underfoot have influenced the history and the make-up of the Mediterranean. Journeys from the Centre of the Earth is a six-part Open University and BBC co-production. The programme follows Scottish geologist Dr Iain Stewart as he takes viewers on a “rock n roll” tour of the Mediterranean, explaining how geology is behind everything from the rise and fall of civilisations to religion, architecture and food. Iain says “After they see the programme I’m hoping people will look at their favourite holiday spots in a new light, and that they will fully appreciate that the rocks that they had once thought of as unassuming ar...

Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia

Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia logoBilly Connolly's World Tour of Australia is the second in a line of ‘world tours’ that follow comedian Billy Connolly on his various travels across the globe. Filmed in 1995, Connolly takes the viewer on a scenic and informative tour of Australia, intercut with scenes from his stand-up comedy act at various venues around the country. The tour takes in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs and Fraser Island. On the way, Connolly also experiences and demonstrates several Australian customs, traditions, and attractions, including swimming with the dolphins in Perth, eating a pie floater in Adelaide, and several museums and galleries, most of which feature some form of Aboriginal art.

Billy Connolly's World Tour Of England, Ireland And Wales

Billy Connolly's World Tour Of England, Ireland And Wales logoTravelogue of England, Ireland and Wales, presented by Billy Connolly, including clips from his stand-up performances.

Blood of the Vikings

Blood of the Vikings logoJulian Richards examines remains that are the earliest archaeological evidence of the infamous Viking hit-and-run raids in Britain. Loot from our fair Isles has been found hidden in Viking graves in Norway giving evidence that they did manage to take some of Britain home with them.
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