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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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8.84

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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7.56

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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5.75

The Romantics

The Romantics

This documentary looks at a group of visionary writers who changed the way we see the world - the Romantics - and examines stories of bloodshed, political upheaval and poetry. Liberty. Peter Ackroyd reveals how the radical ideas of liberty that inspired the...

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6.17

The Legends of Santa

The Legends of Santa

Santa's image is almost universally recognizable as one of Christianity's most enduring and popular legends, yet the seemingly timeless jolly old man with his bag of toys, steering his reindeer and sliding down chimneys, is a relatively modern image. The Legends of Santa...

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5.50

Conquistadors

Conquistadors

Conquistadors documentary tells the story of the Spanish expeditions that conquest of the Americas. In this 4-part series Michael Wood (historian) travels in the footsteps of the Spanish expeditions, from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the desserts of North Mexico to the...

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6.06

Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital

Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital

The Bethlem Royal Hospital in London became infamous in the 1600's in regards to the inhumane and cruel treatment of its patients as revealed by psychiatric historians. Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital reveals why Bedlam came to stand for the very idea...

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7.34

Afraid of the Dark

Afraid of the Dark

Go back to a time before the invention of artificial light and experience a world petrified in the pitch of darkness... when fear ruled the night. Throughout the ages, real and imagined terror existed in the absence of light, and nighttime was anything...

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7.80

The Presidents

The Presidents

The Presidents is an unprecedented eight-part survey of the personal lives and legacies of the remarkable men who have presided over the Oval Office. From George Washington to George W. Bush, The Presidents gathers together vivid snapshots of all 43 Commanders in Chief...

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8.06

World War 1 in Color

World War 1 in Color

World War I in Color is a documentary designed to make the Great War come alive for a 21st-century audience. The events of 1914-18 are authoritatively narrated by Kenneth Branagh, who presents the military and political overview, while interviews with historians add different...

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7.52

The Revolution

The Revolution

They came of age in a new world of intoxicating and innovative ideas about human and civil rights, diverse economic systems, and self-government. In a few short years, these men and women would transform themselves into architects of the future through the building...

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7.36

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

This fascinating documentary examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng and his 30 year command of a gigantic Ming fleet. The Chinese court burned all records of Admiral Zheng's daring voyages and achievements, and unwittingly created a mystery...

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    • Canadian CannabisCanadian CannabisVice's episodic documentary Canadian Cannabis examines the impact of a recently...
    • Shots of AweShots of AweJason Silva hosts Shots of Awe, a short documentary series produced and...
    • Stealing a NationStealing a NationHidden from Parliament and the U.S. Congress, the deal was this: the Americans...
    • Space Station TourSpace Station TourMost of the modules in the International Space Station have four sides and...
    • The Tax Free TourThe Tax Free TourWhere do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from...
    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of evolution....