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Light Fantastic

Light Fantastic logoLight Fantastic explores the phenomenon that surrounds and affects nearly every aspect of our lives but one which we take for granted - light.

London on Film

London on Film logoPortraits of different areas of London as seen through the eyes of film-makers

Lost Cities of the Ancients

Lost Cities of the Ancients logoSome of the greatest wonders of the ancient world still lie buried – unseen and unexplored – beneath our feet; near-legendary places that vanished thousands of years ago. This documentary is a detective trail of meticulous archaeological and historical clues to unearth some of the greatest lost cities of the ancient world. This 3 part series includes The Vanished Capital of the Pharoah, The Cursed Valley of the Pyramids and The Dark Lords of Hattusha. Through drama and CGI these lost wonders are rebuilt and restored to their original splendour.

Lost Kingdoms of Africa

Lost Kingdoms of Africa logoSeries in which British art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explores the pre-colonial history of some of Africa's most important kingdoms.

Lost Kingdoms of South America

Lost Kingdoms of South America logoArchaeologist Dr Jago Cooper reveals the extraordinary history of some of South America's ancient civilisations.

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon logoBBC Four Documentary telling the story of the US space programme, from the early days of the space race with the Soviet Union to the first moon landing in 1969. Includes interviews with astronauts and ground staff, rare archive footage and an introduction by Neil Armstrong.

Maps Power Plunder And Possession

Maps Power Plunder And Possession logoIn a series about the extraordinary stories behind maps, Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps aren't simply about getting from A to B but are revealing snapshots of defining moments in history and tools of political power and persuasion.

Mark Lawson Talks to...

Mark Lawson Talks to... logoA series in which presenter Mark Lawson has a 60-minute in-depth conversation with a notable figure in the arts. Years are split into seasons for this irregular series. Show TX date information taken from IMDB as the only source. If somebody has been missed, better to add it at the end rather than require people to rename all their files! (perhaps note it via the dvd order)

Masterpieces of the British Museum

Masterpieces of the British Museum logoThe British Museum is home to some of the world's finest and broadest collections, ranging from prehistoric times to the present and from ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This illustrated introduction to the collections, attractively designed with striking photographs, offers a fascinating summary of up-to-date information about 250 of the Museum's highlights, including the most famous as well as a selection of lesser-known but equally intriguing pieces. From the Warren Cup to Dürer's Rhinoceros, the Lewis Chessmen to the Aztec turquoise serpent and the Gayer-Anderson Cat, the iconic objects of the British Museum are here presented in an exciting and accessible new way. Introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, the huge range and scope of the collections p...

Masterpieces of Vienna

Masterpieces of Vienna logoMasterpieces of Vienna (BBC4) is a three-part series on great works of art that came out of the Austrian capital at that moment in the early 1900s when, like Paris before it, and New York after, the city appeared to hold a monopoly on the most exciting creative production of the time. As well as Arnold Schoenberg, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klimt, it produced Oskar Kokoschka, an expressionist painter of extravagant, provocative temperament.
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