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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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New York: A Documentary Film

New York: A Documentary Film

This seven part television event explores New York City's rich history as a premier laboratory of modern life. A sweeping narrative covering nearly 400 years and 400 square miles, it reveals a complex and dynamic city that has played and unparalleled role in...

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8.29

The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe

One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, The Atomic Cafe offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and misapprehension. Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of life in...

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8.39

The History of Chocolate

The History of Chocolate

Delicious, delectable, soothing and, yes, American. Chocolate was a New World discovery, one of the most sought-after treasures brought back to Europe from the brave new land across the Atlantic. Cacao, from which chocolate is created, is said to have originated in the...

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5.56

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Queen, lover, mother, outcast, victim and survivor - this is how historian and series narrator David Starkey assigns the roles of the six wives of Britain's most famous monarch Henry VIII in the sexual intrigue and cut-throat power politics of his long reign...

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8.13

Cities of the Underworld

Cities of the Underworld

In every major metropolis, skyscrapers loom above, taxis and vendors clamor at street level, and subways rumble below. But deeper beneath the hectic surface lie other, silent worlds, each with its own mysterious and fascinating history. Cities of the Underworld peels away the...

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8.93

Weapons that Made Britain

Weapons that Made Britain

In this five-part series, presenter Mike Loades takes us on a fascinating tour of medieval arms and armor, and demonstrates their central role in key events in British history. As an expert who trains people how to use medieval weapons, Mike is in...

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9.00

Victorian Farm Christmas

Victorian Farm Christmas

Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn - return to the Acton Scott estate in Shropshire to celebrate a traditional Victorian Christmas. There's an enormous amount of farm work to be done on the estate in the lead-up to the festive season, including...

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A Tudor Feast at Christmas

A Tudor Feast at Christmas

Without the use of modern conveniences, a group of historians and archaeologists prepare a Tudor feast as it would have been over 400 years ago. They wear clothes from the period, source food from the land, and use recipes from the era. They...

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7.85

Kosovo: Can You Imagine?

Kosovo: Can You Imagine?

From the author: Kosovo: Can You Imagine? is a documentary film by Canadian filmmaker Boris Malagurski, about the Serbs that live in Kosovo and the lack of human rights that they have today, in the 21st century. Most of the Kosovo Serbs have...

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6.70

Tales from the Green Valley

Tales from the Green Valley

Tales from the Green Valley, explores life on a British farm in the 17th century. This 12 x 1/2 hour television documentary, produced and directed by Peter Sommer, attracted large audiences and wide critical acclaim. Tales from the Green Valley follows the five...

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8.74

Third Reich: The Rise and Fall

Third Reich: Rise and Fall

For the second half of the twentieth century, the Third Reich has been deliberated and dissected. Now, as the Greatest Generation fades into history, the image of 40,000 uniformed Nazis goose-stepping in perfect synchronization represents all most Americans know about history’s most dangerously...

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    • Stealing a NationStealing a NationHidden from Parliament and the U.S. Congress, the deal was this: the Americans...
    • War By Other MeansWar By Other MeansJohn Pilger and David Munro examine the policy of First World banks agreeing...
    • 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....