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In search of speed

In search of speed logoDocumentary series looking at mankind's attempts to set new speed records.

In Their Own Words - British Novelists

In Their Own Words - British Novelists logoSeries looking at the story of the British novel in the 20th century, told by those who know it best - the authors themselves.

Inside the Medieval Mind

Inside the Medieval Mind logoIn ‘Inside the Medieval Mind’ one of the world’s greatest authorities on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett of St Andrews University, investigates the intellectual landscape of the medieval world. In this series he opens up the often surprising discontinuities and similarities between the medieval age and our own as he remarks: “In many ways these were people very much like us, in terms of family, ambitions for children and the world of emotions. On the other hand, they inhabited a very different world, in which it was believed the dead visited the living, and where somewhere there lived a race of people with the heads of dogs.” The series comprises four one hour programmes, each on a different aspect of medieval thinking: Belief; Sex; Power; Knowledge. During the seri...

It's Only A Theory

It's Only A Theory logoIt's Only A Theory sees various highly qualified professionals and experts submitting their theories about life, the universe and everything for scrutinisation by a panel of two comedians and a guest celebrity. After a thorough examination by the panel, a final decision is taken on whether the theory is worth keeping.

Jane Goodall: Beauty and the Beasts

Jane Goodall: Beauty and the Beasts logoIn this revealing programme filmed with Jane Goodall in Africa, we discover the person behind the myth, what motivates her and the personal cost her life's work has exacted from her - and why she still thinks we have a lot to learn from the chimps she has devoted her life to understanding.

Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City

Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City logoAuthor and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore presents a three-part series that illuminates the history of the sacred, and peerlessly beautiful city - Jerusalem. Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. For the Jewish faith, it is the site of the Western Wall, the last remnant of the second Jewish Temple. For Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the site of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Muslims, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest Sanctuary of Islam. In episode one Simon Sebag Montefiore will delve into the past to explore how this unique city came into being, explaining how it became of such major importance to the three Abrahamic faiths; and how these faiths emerged from the Biblical tradition of the Israelites. Starting with the Canaanites, S...

Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies

Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies logoseries which celebrates an unlikely story of outstanding British aviation achievement at a time of national austerity, the breathtaking planes that were built and the remarkable men who flew them

Joanna Lumley In the Land of the Northern Lights

Joanna Lumley In the Land of the Northern Lights logoAn amazing journey in Norway's Far North as Joanna Lumley pursues a lifelong dream to track down the elusive, stunningly beautiful Northern Lights - 'the true wonder of the world,' as she puts it. Joanna grew up in tropical Malaysia, and as a little girl never saw snow or felt cold. Inspired by fairytales and picture books, she always longed to make the journey north. At last she travels north across the Arctic Circle, up through Norway to Svalbard, the most northerly permanently inhabited place on Earth, where she has to cope with temperatures approaching minus 30 deg C. With a box of crayons in hand, her journey takes her from train to boat, to husky-sled, to snowmobile, as she is pulled ever northwards by what she calls 'the strongest point of the compass'. She explores the romantic f...

John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire

John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire logoJohn Sergeant embarks on a unique 3,000 mile journey through the history of the greatest legacy the British left to India - its rail network. The biggest in Asia, it runs on 40,000 miles of track and reaches every corner of the subcontinent. Proposed in 1853 by Governor General Lord Dalhousie, it would become the biggest engineering project of its time and instrumental in every chapter of India's history.

Johnny Kingdom's Year with the Birds

Johnny Kingdom's Year with the Birds logoJohnny Kingdom spends a year following and filming some of the bird species he finds near his home and on his land
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