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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...

8.96

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...

8.29

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...

8.66

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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The Great White Silence

The Great White Silence

Over one hundred years ago, in July 1910, Captain Robert Falcon Scott set out from England on the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. Scott's goal was to be the first to reach the South Pole, at the white heart of Antarctica. For much of his journey, he was accompanied by early film-maker,...

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The Dark Lords of Hattusha

The Dark Lords Of Hattusha

The Dark Lords of Hattusha looks at the lost Hittite Empire at around 1595 BC and the deciphering of their language that enabled archaeologists to finally retrace this great lost civilization. From their capital, the Hittites ruled a mighty empire. But, 2,500 years ago, their civilization...

8.31

Warrior Empire: The Mughals

Warrior Empire: The Mughals

Warrior Empire: The Mughals is a sweeping, in-depth portrait of India's most colorful, violent, and majestic era. From 1526 to 1858, this dynasty of nomadic warriors indulged their appetite for territorial expansion, spreading their rule throughout the Indian subcontinent. Though they...

7.76

Civilisation

Civilisation

In 1966 BBC Television embarked on its most ambitious documentary series to date. The eminent art historian Lord Clark was commissioned to write and present an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considered to be the crucial phases of its development. Civilisation: A...

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Space Race

Space Race

Space Race is a BBC docudrama series first shown in Britain on BBC2 in 2005, chronicling the major events and characters in the American - Soviet space race up to the first landing of a man on the moon. It focuses on Sergei Korolev, the Soviet chief rocket designer, and Wernher von Braun, his...

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