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  • Ancient Worlds

  • Richard Miles

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the roots of civilisation in an epic series that runs from the creation of the first cities in Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire

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classical civilisation

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the roots of civilisation in an epic series that runs from the creation of the first cities in Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire

  • All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

  • Adam Curtis

A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computer

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A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computer

  • A Poet's Guide to Britain

  • Owen Sheers

Poet and author Owen Sheers presents a series in which he explores six great works of poetry set in the British landscape.

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Poet and author Owen Sheers presents a series in which he explores six great works of poetry set in the British landscape.

  • A History of Christianity

  • Diarmaid MacCulloch

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch - one of the world's leading historians - reveals the origins of Christianity and explores what it means to be a Christian

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Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch - one of the world's leading historians - reveals the origins of Christianity and explores what it means to be a Christian

  • A History of Britain

  • Simon Schama

In nine short hours, William the Conqueror triumphed at the Battle of Hastings - and England was changed forever. Simon Schama recounts the saga of blood, betrayal and ambition that led up to this pivotal battle and describes the profound consequences that followed.

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In nine short hours, William the Conqueror triumphed at the Battle of Hastings - and England was changed forever. Simon Schama recounts the saga of blood, betrayal and ambition that led up to this pivotal battle and describes the profound consequences that followed.

  • Justice

  • Professor Michael Sandel

Professor Michael Sandel presents a series of lectures from his Harvard undergraduate course in Political Philosophy

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Professor Michael Sandel presents a series of lectures from his Harvard undergraduate course in Political Philosophy

  • Andrew Marr's Megacities

  • BBC

Documentary series in which Andrew Marr finds out how some of the world's biggest cities feed, protect and move their citizens.

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architecturebuilt environmentgeography

Documentary series in which Andrew Marr finds out how some of the world's biggest cities feed, protect and move their citizens.

  • Seven Ages of Britain

  • Channel 4

Bettany Hughes explores the history of Britain from a fresh perspective: through the lives and aspirations of the ordinary citizens

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Bettany Hughes explores the history of Britain from a fresh perspective: through the lives and aspirations of the ordinary citizens

  • Botany: A Blooming History

  • BBC 4

Series which tells the story of how people came to understand the natural order of the plant world, and how the quest to discover how plants grow uncovered the secret to life on the planet.

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biologybotanychemistrynaturescience

Series which tells the story of how people came to understand the natural order of the plant world, and how the quest to discover how plants grow uncovered the secret to life on the planet.

  • Unnatural Histories

  • BBC 4

Series looking at three of the world's most iconic wild places and how they have been shaped over time by man.

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biologycivilizationsdevelopmentenvironmentenvironmental studieshistorykenyanaturepoliticspublic policyserengetitanzaniatourism

Series looking at three of the world's most iconic wild places and how they have been shaped over time by man.

  • The Secret Life of Buildings

  • Channel 4

Tom Dyckhoff explores the impact the design of buildings can have on us - on our identity and self-esteem, and on relationships, our chances at school, and even our weight and immune system

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architecturebuilt environmentpsychology

Tom Dyckhoff explores the impact the design of buildings can have on us - on our identity and self-esteem, and on relationships, our chances at school, and even our weight and immune system

  • British Masters

  • BBC 4

In a major re-calibration of 20th-century British paintings, art historian James Fox argues that British painting from 1910 to 1975 was an extraordinary flowering of genius. He predicts that art historians of the future will rank the period alongside the Golden Ages of Renaissance Italy and Impressionist France.

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In a major re-calibration of 20th-century British paintings, art historian James Fox argues that British painting from 1910 to 1975 was an extraordinary flowering of genius. He predicts that art historians of the future will rank the period alongside the Golden Ages of Renaissance Italy and Impressionist France.

  • The Beauty of Maps

  • BBC

Documentary series charting the visual appeal and historical meaning of maps.

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Documentary series charting the visual appeal and historical meaning of maps.

  • The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution

  • BBC 2

Art writer Waldemar Januszczak explores the revolutionary achievements of the Impressionists

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Art writer Waldemar Januszczak explores the revolutionary achievements of the Impressionists

  • The Story of Maths

  • BBC 4

After showing how fundamental mathematics is to our lives, Marcus du Sautoy explores the mathematics of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece.

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After showing how fundamental mathematics is to our lives, Marcus du Sautoy explores the mathematics of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece.

  • The Code

  • BBC 2

A mysterious code underpins the world. But what does it mean and what can we learn from it? Marcus du Sautoy takes us on an odyssey to uncover the code and reveal its meaning

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mathematicsnaturescience

A mysterious code underpins the world. But what does it mean and what can we learn from it? Marcus du Sautoy takes us on an odyssey to uncover the code and reveal its meaning

  • Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words

  • BBC 4

Series which looks at important thinkers through the TV and radio broadcasts they made for the BBC. Includes rare and never-seen archive of Freud, Jung and Bertrand Russell.

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Series which looks at important thinkers through the TV and radio broadcasts they made for the BBC. Includes rare and never-seen archive of Freud, Jung and Bertrand Russell.

  • A South American Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby

  • BBC 2

Jonathan Dimbleby travels to South America to report on dramatic changes in one of the world's least understood continents

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Jonathan Dimbleby travels to South America to report on dramatic changes in one of the world's least understood continents

  • Fry's Planet Word

  • BBC 2

Stephen Fry explores language, coming to understand how we learn it, write it and sometimes lose it, and why it defines us.

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anthropologyhumanitiesidentitylanguage learningsociety

Stephen Fry explores language, coming to understand how we learn it, write it and sometimes lose it, and why it defines us.

  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

  • BBC 4

Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of our quest to master the power of electricity.

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electricityenergyhistory of sciencephysicspowerscience

Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of our quest to master the power of electricity.

  • Mixed Britannia

The previously untold history of Britain's mixed-race community and the many love stories that created it.

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The previously untold history of Britain's mixed-race community and the many love stories that created it.

  • Singer Songwriters at the BBC Series 1

  • BBC 4

Compilations of performances by singer-songwriters from the BBC vaults, using archive from programmes such as The Old Grey Whistle Test, In Concert and Top of the Pops

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Compilations of performances by singer-songwriters from the BBC vaults, using archive from programmes such as The Old Grey Whistle Test, In Concert and Top of the Pops

  • How to Build Series 02

  • BBC

Britain's iconic and secretive engineering companies reveal how they build the world's most amazing machines

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Britain's iconic and secretive engineering companies reveal how they build the world's most amazing machines

  • Brave New World With Stephen Hawking

  • Channel 4

Professor Stephen Hawking examines how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward

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Professor Stephen Hawking examines how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward

  • Art of America

  • BBC 4

Andrew Graham-Dixon embarks on his most ambitious journey yet, an exploration of the rich, exciting and diverse art history of the United States of America

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Andrew Graham-Dixon embarks on his most ambitious journey yet, an exploration of the rich, exciting and diverse art history of the United States of America

  • Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City

  • BBC 4

Author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore presents a three-part series illuminating the history of the sacred and peerlessly beautiful city of Jerusalem.

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Author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore presents a three-part series illuminating the history of the sacred and peerlessly beautiful city of Jerusalem.

  • Putin, Russia and the West

  • Norma Percy

How the great Soviet superpower, crushed and humiliated, has been resurrected in the form of Vladimir Putin's new Russia.

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politicspublic policyrussiavladimir putin

How the great Soviet superpower, crushed and humiliated, has been resurrected in the form of Vladimir Putin's new Russia.

  • How to Grow a Planet

  • BBC

In this series Professor Iain Stewart tells a stunning new story about our planet. He reveals how the greatest changes to the Earth have been driven, above all, by plants.

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In this series Professor Iain Stewart tells a stunning new story about our planet. He reveals how the greatest changes to the Earth have been driven, above all, by plants.

  • The Strange Case of the Law

  • John Das

Barrister Harry Potter tells the remarkable story of English justice

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Barrister Harry Potter tells the remarkable story of English justice

  • Earthflight

  • BBC

Nature documentary that takes a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experiences some of the world's greatest natural spectacles from a bird's-eye view.

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geographynatural worldnatureornithology

Nature documentary that takes a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experiences some of the world's greatest natural spectacles from a bird's-eye view.