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Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France

Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France

Marie Antoinette, the young and beautiful Austrian princess who was strategically married into the most prestigious monarchy in Europe, was to become the symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century aristocracy and was to be France's last queen. This is the...

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Haitian Revolution: Toussaint Louverture

Haitian Revolution: Toussaint Louverture

The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic - traumatizing Southern planters, inspiring U.S. Blacks, and invigorating anti-slavery activist world-wide. At the forefront of the rebellion was General Toussaint...

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The Surprising History of Sex and Love

The Surprising History of Sex and Love

This award-winning documentary is a look throughout history at the different and surprising attitudes to sex and love, presented by Terry Jones. The programme traces the story of changing social and religious attitudes to sex through a broad swathe of history. Starting with the place of sacred...

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Pornography: The Secret History of Civilisation

Pornography: The Secret History of Civilisation

After taking in the fast-paced anthropology lesson of this engaging six-part series produced for British television in 1999, it would seem that for most of civilization, pornography hasn't been such a secret after all. The six lively episodes take playful account of that which is on more...

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Suez: A Very British Crisis

Suez: A Very British Crisis

The Suez crisis in the 1950s signaled the end of Britain's history as a power that could act alone on the world stage. This BBC Two series tells the story of Suez using dramatic reconstructions and interviews with participants and witnesses to the crisis. Betrayal - The Suez Canal in Egypt was...

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Stealing Lincoln's Body

Stealing Lincoln's Body

One of the strangest, most intriguing, and yet almost unknown episodes in American history unfolded in 1876, eleven years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A band of Chicago counterfeiters hatched a plot to steal the President’s body from its tomb outside Springfield, Illinois, and...

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Hell in the Pacific

Hell in the Pacific

One of the most bitter battle arenas of the Second World War, Pearl Harbor represented the trigger that led America into the greatest conflict ever recorded and the eventual liberation of the people of Asia and the Pacific. On the 7th December 1941 Japan launched surprise attacks across the...

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Call of the Snow Lion

Call of the Snow Lion

Call of the Snow Lion is a new documentary series from Tibet Foundation revealing a history of the unsettled Tibetan Diaspora. In 1949, the Chinese People's Liberation Army marched into the Kham region of east Tibet creating unprecedented upheaval which, in 1959, resulted in thousands of...

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The Canary Effect

The Canary Effect

The Canary Effect is a documentary that looks into the effects of that the United States and its policies have on the Indigenous peoples (Native Americans) who are residents. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Stanley Kubrick Award at the 2006 Traverse City Film Festival...

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Krakatoa: The Last Days

Krakatoa: The Last Days

Krakatoa: The Last Days (also titled Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction) is a BBC Television docudrama. The program is based upon a selection of four eyewitness accounts of the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, an active stratovolcano between the islands of Sumatra and Java, present day Indonesia. The...

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Ancient Apocalypse: The Minoans

Ancient Apocalypse: The Minoans

Three and a half thousand years ago, the tiny Aegean island of Thera was devastated by one of the worst natural disasters since the Ice Age - a huge volcanic eruption. This cataclysm happened 100km from the island of Crete, the home of the thriving Minoan civilization. Fifty years after the...

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