Year of Release 2001

The Great Plague

The Great Plague

2001 , History

Named after the cataclysmic event that claimed the lives of one out of every three Londoners in 1665, The Great Plague transports viewers to a time of great despair and devastation. This deeply disturbing documentary calls upon a wealth of letters,...

8.08
The Strange Case of Peking Man

The Strange Case of Peking Man

2001 , Science

One of history's most profound archeological discoveries occurred at an excavation site outside of Beijing during the 1920s when hundreds of fossilized fragments were unearthed. Upon examination, it was determined that these fossils belonged to...

7.00
The Syphilis Enigma

The Syphilis Enigma

2001 , History

The origins of syphilis have long been steeped in mystery and myth. Calling upon recent archeological discoveries, painstaking study, and observations from experts across a wide array of academic disciplines, The Syphilis Enigma attempts to untangle...

7.71
The First Human

The First Human

2001 , Science

In February of 2001, a group of British, French and Kenyan scientists announced a breakthrough discovery. An earlier excavation in Kenya had unearthed a series of bones believed to belong to our earliest human ancestors. The enormous implications of...

8.61
The Real Castaway

The Real Castaway

2001 , Society

The romanticism of life on a deserted island quickly gives way to a perilous fight for survival in The Real Castaway, a searing account of one couple's battle against the elements on one of the most remote regions on the planet. For Martin Popplewell,...

6.70
White Sharks Outside the Cage

White Sharks Outside the Cage

2001 , Nature

The darkest depths of the sea hold a secret. Shrouded in mystery and fear, beyond the protection of the cage lurks a leviathan, rarely seen and studied only at great peril. Scientists struggle to unravel its secrets but most of the time it has...

7.78
Swamp Tigers

Swamp Tigers

2001 , Nature

Entangled, mangrove forest on the Bay of Bengal is the kingdom of a creature rarely seen by humans. One of the most efficient predators on Earth, this animal is feared as a killer and a man-eater - the legendary swamp tiger. These tigers are so...

9.09
First Out of Africa

First Out of Africa

2001 , Science

On a cluster of islands deep in a Bay of Bengal live a group of people who have hidden away from the modern world. For centuries they fought off anyone who tried to intrude. Marco Polo called them cannibals. Their origins are a mystery. Where they...

8.26
Science Fraud

Science Fraud

2001 , Science

Most of what occurs in the practice of science goes on behind closed doors, beyond the prying eye of the public. Nevertheless science and the scientists who conduct its research seem to enjoy an almost religious-like reverence, having been granted a...

4.13
Ambassadors of the Jungle

Ambassadors of the Jungle

2001 , Nature

These mysterious lands would seem to rise out of the clouds of the highlands, situated in the east of the island of New Guinea, to the North of Australia. The western half of the island is Irian Jaya, part of Indonesia, and the eastern half is Papua...

8.33
Aftermath: The Legacy of Suicide

Aftermath: The Legacy of Suicide

2001 , Psychology

Filmmaker Lisa Fitzgibbons grew up with the uneasy feeling that things were not as they seemed. Then she finally learned that her father had committed suicide. Surprised to discover that she is not alone, she reaches out to other survivors and meets...

6.80
2001 , Crime 6 Comments

Robberies of the Century

Robberies of the Century

They did it for money, for fame and for thrills. They used disguises, cunning, and bravado. Some traveled through foreign lands, leading top detectives on a wild pursuit around the world. Some got away with millions, others were captured...

4.80