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Metal: How It Works

Metal: How It Works logoMark Miodownik traces the history of our love affair with metal. He investigates metals at the atomic level and sees how metal crystals can be grown to survive inside a jet engine.

Metalworks!

Metalworks! logoSeries looking at aspects of British metalworking over the centuries, including the art of the silversmith, the history of armour and the work of the blacksmith.

Michael Wood's Story of England

Michael Wood's Story of England logoGroundbreaking series in which Michael Wood tells the story of one place throughout the whole of English history. The village is Kibworth in Leicestershire in the heart of England - a place that lived through the Black Death, the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution and was even bombed in World War Two.

Micro Men

Micro Men logoAffectionately comic drama about the British home computer boom of the early 1980s. Legendary inventor Clive Sinclair battles it out with ex-employee Chris Curry, founder of Acorn Computers, for dominance in the fledgling market. The rivalry comes to a head when the BBC announce their Computer Literacy Project, with the stated aim of putting a micro in every school in Britain. When Acorn wins the contract, Sinclair is furious, and determines to outsell the BBC Micro with his ZX Spectrum computer. Home computing arrives in Britain in a big way, but is the country big enough for both men?
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Monsters we Met

Monsters we Met logoThe first humans left their African homeland 100,000 years ago and began an epic journey that was to end with mankind dominating the globe. On their voyages they encountered monster-like creatures and perilous lands that would test their powers of survival to the very limit. In this series we journey with them into an unknown world where no man had set foot before. Each film is a dramatic reconstruction of personal stories of our ancestors’ struggle for survival in a primaeval wilderness dominated by formidable predators. A world where man was both hunter and hunted.

Monty Halls' Great Irish Escape

Monty Halls' Great Irish Escape logoMonty Halls spends a summer in the west of Ireland, observing the animals that migrate through the waters off Connemara

Mud, Sweat and Tractors - The Story of Agriculture

Mud, Sweat and Tractors - The Story of Agriculture logoDocumentary series looking at the history of 20th century farming in Britain.

Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture

Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture logoDocumentary series looking at the history of 20th century farming in Britain.

My Body Hell

My Body Hell logoChannel Five is to examine women's body obsessions in a five-part series that it claims will crack open beauty taboos. My Body Hell is part of the channel's new autumn slate, which will be unveiled in Edinburgh tomorrow. The series will feature a different body issue in each episode, such as body hair, spots, breasts and cellulite and will also look at the weight-loss issue by seeing if it is possible to drop a dress size in a week, as well as live on a strict celebrity diet regime. Real-life stories will include the woman with Britain's biggest breasts and another whose bust is covered in hair, as well as celebrities undertaking a series of beauty experiments, such as Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton going to a premiere without her makeup and fake tan, and Alex Best having a "bum facial"...

Nerdstock: 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People

Nerdstock: 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People logoA non-religious Christmas celebration of comedy, science and music recorded live at London's Hammersmith Apollo in December 2009. Stand-up comedian and humanist Robin Ince is joined by a host of leading lights from the world of science, including Richard Dawkins, Brian Cox, Simon Singh and Ben Goldacre, as well as musicians and top comedians from Mark Steel to Shappi Khorsandi.
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