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  • All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace Part 3: The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey

  • Adam Curtis

Why do humans find the machine vision so beguiling - does it excuse our failure?

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Why do humans find the machine vision so beguiling - does it excuse our failure?

  • American Nomads

  • BBC 4

Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view - a nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces. In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges and on the plains, a huge population of modern nomads pursues its version of the American dream.

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Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view - a nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces. In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges and on the plains, a huge population of modern nomads pursues its version of the American dream.

  • Ancient Apocalypse :Sodom and Gomorrah

  • BBC

The Bible describes how Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed in a storm of fire and brimstone. Could the inspiration for this story come from a natural apocalypse around the Dead Sea in the Middle East?

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The Bible describes how Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed in a storm of fire and brimstone. Could the inspiration for this story come from a natural apocalypse around the Dead Sea in the Middle East?

  • Ancient Greece : The Greatest Show on Earth - Episode 1 Democrats

  • BBC

Classicist Dr Michael Scott journeys to Athens to explore how drama first began. He discovers that from the very start it was about more than just entertainment - it was a reaction to real events, it was a driving force in history and it was deeply connected to Athenian democracy.

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Classicist Dr Michael Scott journeys to Athens to explore how drama first began. He discovers that from the very start it was about more than just entertainment - it was a reaction to real events, it was a driving force in history and it was deeply connected to Athenian democracy.

  • Ancient Greece : The Greatest Show on Earth - Episode 2 Kings

  • BBC

Classicist Dr Michael Scott looks at the dramatic decline of Athens and the remarkable triumph and transformation of theatre. During the 4th century BC Athens would lose its Empire, its influence and even its democracy.

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Classicist Dr Michael Scott looks at the dramatic decline of Athens and the remarkable triumph and transformation of theatre. During the 4th century BC Athens would lose its Empire, its influence and even its democracy.

  • Ancient Greece : The Greatest Show on Earth - Episode 3 Romans

  • BBC

Classicist Dr Michael Scott examines the vital role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama and in the history of theatre.

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Classicist Dr Michael Scott examines the vital role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama and in the history of theatre.

  • Ancient Worlds - City of Man, City of God

  • BBC

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

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Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

  • Ancient Worlds - Come Together

  • Channel 4

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the roots of one of the most profound innovations in the human story - civilisation - in the first episode of an epic series that runs from the creation of the first cities in Mesopotamia some 6,000 years ago, to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

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Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the roots of one of the most profound innovations in the human story - civilisation - in the first episode of an epic series that runs from the creation of the first cities in Mesopotamia some 6,000 years ago, to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

  • Ancient Worlds - Return of the King

  • BBC 2

n Richard Miles\'s epic story of civilization, there have been plenty of examples of the great men of history, but none came close to the legend of Alexander of Macedon, known to us as \'the Great\'. Uniting the fractious Greek city-states, he led them on a crusade against the old enemy, Persia, and in little more than a decade created an empire that stretched from Egypt in the west to Afghanistan in the east.

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n Richard Miles\'s epic story of civilization, there have been plenty of examples of the great men of history, but none came close to the legend of Alexander of Macedon, known to us as \'the Great\'. Uniting the fractious Greek city-states, he led them on a crusade against the old enemy, Persia, and in little more than a decade created an empire that stretched from Egypt in the west to Afghanistan in the east.

  • Ancient Worlds - The Age of Iron

  • Channel 4

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles looks at the winners, losers and survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse, a regional catastrophe that wiped out the hard-won achievements of civilisation in the eastern Mediterranean about 3,000 years ago. In the new age of iron, civilisation would re-emerge, tempered in the flames of conflict, tougher and more resilient than ever before.

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Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles looks at the winners, losers and survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse, a regional catastrophe that wiped out the hard-won achievements of civilisation in the eastern Mediterranean about 3,000 years ago. In the new age of iron, civilisation would re-emerge, tempered in the flames of conflict, tougher and more resilient than ever before.

  • Ancient Worlds - The Greek Thing

  • BBC 2

Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the \'Greek Thing\' - a blossoming in art, philosophy and science that went hand in hand with political discord, social injustice and endless war.

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Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the \'Greek Thing\' - a blossoming in art, philosophy and science that went hand in hand with political discord, social injustice and endless war.

  • Ancient Worlds - The Republic of Virtue

  • BBC

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic.

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Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic.

  • Andrew Marr's Megacities - Cities on the Edge

  • BBC 1

Safety and security are two of the biggest challenges faced by each and every metropolis. Whether earthquake, terrorism, flood or just crime, it\'s the geology, politics and social makeup of the megacities that make them some of the most profitable and dangerous places to live.

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Safety and security are two of the biggest challenges faced by each and every metropolis. Whether earthquake, terrorism, flood or just crime, it\'s the geology, politics and social makeup of the megacities that make them some of the most profitable and dangerous places to live.

  • Andrew Marr's Megacities - Living in the City

  • BBC 1

Andrew Marr looks at how people live in London, Dhaka, Tokyo, Mexico City and Shanghai.

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Andrew Marr looks at how people live in London, Dhaka, Tokyo, Mexico City and Shanghai.

  • Andrew Marr's Megacities - Sustaining the City

  • BBC 1

Andrew finds out how megacities stay fed, and joins Mexico City\'s traffic cops in the air.

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Andrew finds out how megacities stay fed, and joins Mexico City\'s traffic cops in the air.

  • Andy Hamilton's Search for Satan

  • BBC 4

Just how did the Devil get inside our heads? And who put him there? For Halloween, award-winning comedy writer and performer Andy Hamilton (creator and star of Radio 4's acclaimed infernal comedy Old Harry's Game) explores just who the devil Satan is, where he comes from and what he has been up to all this time.

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Just how did the Devil get inside our heads? And who put him there? For Halloween, award-winning comedy writer and performer Andy Hamilton (creator and star of Radio 4's acclaimed infernal comedy Old Harry's Game) explores just who the devil Satan is, where he comes from and what he has been up to all this time.

  • Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet

  • BBC

Documentary following tennis star Andy Murray, a US Open, Olympic and now Wimbledon champion, revealing just what it takes to be a global sports icon.

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Documentary following tennis star Andy Murray, a US Open, Olympic and now Wimbledon champion, revealing just what it takes to be a global sports icon.

  • Anne Frank Remembered

  • Jon Blair

Jon Blair's Oscar-winning documentary is the first ever eye-witness account of the life and legacy of the iconic child diarist, Anne Frank.

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Jon Blair's Oscar-winning documentary is the first ever eye-witness account of the life and legacy of the iconic child diarist, Anne Frank.

  • Antarctica: Of Ice and Men

  • BBC 4

Time Shift reveals the history of the frozen continent, finding out why the most inhospitable place on the planet has exerted such a powerful hold on the imagination of explorers, scientists, writers and photographers.

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Time Shift reveals the history of the frozen continent, finding out why the most inhospitable place on the planet has exerted such a powerful hold on the imagination of explorers, scientists, writers and photographers.

  • Archaeology: A Secret History - 01 : In the Beginning

  • Richard Miles

Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past. He begins by going back 2,000 years to explore how archaeology began by trying to prove a biblical truth - a quest that soon got archaeologists into dangerous water.

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Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past. He begins by going back 2,000 years to explore how archaeology began by trying to prove a biblical truth - a quest that soon got archaeologists into dangerous water.

  • Archaeology: A Secret History - 02 : The Search for Civilisation

  • Richard Miles

He shows how discoveries in the 18th and 19th centuries overturned ideas of when and where civilisation began, as empires competed to literally 'own' the past.

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He shows how discoveries in the 18th and 19th centuries overturned ideas of when and where civilisation began, as empires competed to literally 'own' the past.

  • Archaeology: A Secret History - 03 : The Power of the Past

  • BBC 4

He shows how 20th-century attention turned from civilisation and kings to the search for the common man against a background of science and competing political ideologies.

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He shows how 20th-century attention turned from civilisation and kings to the search for the common man against a background of science and competing political ideologies.

  • Are We Changing Planet Earth?

  • BBC

David Attenborough explores just how far climate change is altering our planet, from drought-stricken rainforest to declining polar bears, from flooded homes to bleached coral. He searches for the evidence that it is our daily activities which are radically changing the climate, leaving the future of Earth largely up to us.

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David Attenborough explores just how far climate change is altering our planet, from drought-stricken rainforest to declining polar bears, from flooded homes to bleached coral. He searches for the evidence that it is our daily activities which are radically changing the climate, leaving the future of Earth largely up to us.

  • Arena - James Ellroy's Feast of Death

  • BBC 2

A programme exploring the work of crime writer James Ellroy, whose credits include LA Confidential, The Black Dahlia and My Dark Places, the latter a harrowing memoir of his own mother\'s murder.

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A programme exploring the work of crime writer James Ellroy, whose credits include LA Confidential, The Black Dahlia and My Dark Places, the latter a harrowing memoir of his own mother\'s murder.

  • Arena - Who is Poly Styrene

  • BBC 2

1979 film portrait of the late New Wave singer-songwriter, Poly Styrene.

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1979 film portrait of the late New Wave singer-songwriter, Poly Styrene.

  • Arena - Woody Guthrie

  • BBC

First transmitted in 1988, Arena presents a documentary programme exploring the life of Woody Guthrie, the travelling American singer-songwriter who paved the way for the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

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First transmitted in 1988, Arena presents a documentary programme exploring the life of Woody Guthrie, the travelling American singer-songwriter who paved the way for the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

  • Aristotle's Lagoon

  • BBC

In the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle travelled to Lesvos, an island in the Aegean teeming, then as now, with wildlife.

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In the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle travelled to Lesvos, an island in the Aegean teeming, then as now, with wildlife.

  • Around the World in 60 Minutes

  • BBC

A unique journey around the weird and wonderful planet that we call home.

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A unique journey around the weird and wonderful planet that we call home.

  • Around the World in 80 Faiths: Episode 1. Australasia and the Pacific Ring of Fire

  • Sian Salt

One year, six continents, 80 rituals - smoking babies, naked men festivals, cargo cults and serpent-handling. From Taoism in China to a Voodoo mass in West Africa, Pete Owen Jones presents the definitive guide to faith on earth.

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One year, six continents, 80 rituals - smoking babies, naked men festivals, cargo cults and serpent-handling. From Taoism in China to a Voodoo mass in West Africa, Pete Owen Jones presents the definitive guide to faith on earth.

  • Around the World in 80 Faiths: Episode 4. The Middle East

  • Sian Salt

Pete Owen Jones's epic journey exploring the world's beliefs continues in the Middle East, where he encounters an unknown side to a land scarred by religious strife.

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Pete Owen Jones's epic journey exploring the world's beliefs continues in the Middle East, where he encounters an unknown side to a land scarred by religious strife.