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The Empire in Africa

The Empire in Africa

Located in Western Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation caught in a struggle between extreme poverty and extreme wealth; while diamond mining provides the bulk of the country's income, most of its people struggle to survive by raising their own crops. In 1991,...

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Beating The Bomb

Beating The Bomb

A story about the biggest weapons of mass destruction ever created, the people who use them and, more importantly, the people who fight them. Beating the Bomb charts the history of the British peace movement against the backdrop of the atomic age. The...

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Tank on the Moon

Tank on the Moon

During the 1960s, the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a feverish competition to be the first to set foot on the moon. We know who won this race, but less about a secret chapter. The Soviets many not have...

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Soviet Storm: WW2 In the East

Soviet Storm: WW2 In the East

Soviet Storm is a new and epic television history of the Second World War’s Eastern Front. Giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war’s most decisive and bloody theater. This was a conflict of staggering scale and savagery. Four out of five German...

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British Empire in Colour

British Empire in Colour

Following the success of the Second World War in Colour series, TWI/Carlton have produced this documentary charting the history of the British Empire. Notwithstanding the fact that perhaps a better title would have been the British Empire in the twentieth century or The...

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The Black Power Mixtape

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio...

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History of the Home

History of the Home

Home is where the heart is, but how much do you actually know about yours? Each room can tell a different story and give you an insight into ever-shifting attitudes to privacy, class, cleanliness and technology. Dr Lucy Worsley, chief curator of the...

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Filthy Cities

Filthy Cities

Dan Snow gets down and dirty in the murky histories of London, Paris and New York, exploring their filthy histories from the bottom up. Medieval London. State of the art CGI reveals London's streets as they were 700 years ago and Dan steps...

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The Frankincense Trail

The Frankincense Trail

Series in which intrepid presenter Kate Humble follows the ancient frankincense trade route of Arabia across the amazing modern world of the Middle East. Kate's journey along the 2,000-mile trail that first connected the Arab world with the West takes her on a...

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The Truth About Christmas Carols

The Truth About Christmas Carols

There could be nothing more sweet and sentimental than the sound of traditional carols performed by a velvet-voiced choir at Christmas. Or so you would think. Composer Howard Goodall uncovers the surprising and often secret history of the Christmas carol. Far from being...

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