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The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground explores the unbelievable story of the Weathermen, the notorious group of 70 s radicals who, outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, went underground to wage a low-level war against the U.S. government, bombing targets across the...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Making of Modern Britain

The Making of Modern Britain

An epic account of the events that shaped Britain, from the death of Queen Victoria to the end of the Second World War. In the first of a six-part series, Andrew Marr revisits Britain at the dawn of the 20th century. He...

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Secrets of the Dead: Lost Ships of Rome

Secrets of the Dead: Lost Ships of Rome

In 2009, a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition. Remarkably, much of the cargo...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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