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In 1932, the Nazi party obtained more votes than any other, with forty percent of all Germans choosing to vote for Hitler as their leader. Germany was crippled by losing the First World War and as Lawrence Rees' interviews reveal, economic chaos led many to seek a strong and extreme solution to their problems

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In 1932, the Nazi party obtained more votes than any other, with forty percent of all Germans choosing to vote for Hitler as their leader. Germany was crippled by losing the First World War and as Lawrence Rees' interviews reveal, economic chaos led many to seek a strong and extreme solution to their problems

Michael Palin travels to Japan, starting at the island of Sado where he meets the famous Kodd Drummers. From there he moves down to Tokyo and is shown around by Mayumi, an early Japanese Monty Python fan.

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Michael Palin travels to Japan, starting at the island of Sado where he meets the famous Kodd Drummers. From there he moves down to Tokyo and is shown around by Mayumi, an early Japanese Monty Python fan.

Michael Palin explores China, staying in the Governor's Castle in Qingdao where Mao slept, meeting the owner of a Chinese vineyard which produces Chardonay and having a street massage. He travels to Shanghai and then by train and boat to the Yangtse Gorge, where a huge engineering project to create a dam is in progress, which will flood the towns and areas in which he is now travelling. Third in the series

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Michael Palin explores China, staying in the Governor's Castle in Qingdao where Mao slept, meeting the owner of a Chinese vineyard which produces Chardonay and having a street massage. He travels to Shanghai and then by train and boat to the Yangtse Gorge, where a huge engineering project to create a dam is in progress, which will flood the towns and areas in which he is now travelling. Third in the series

The programme asks whether the introduction of the contraceptive pill was a blessing or burden for women in the 1960s

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The programme asks whether the introduction of the contraceptive pill was a blessing or burden for women in the 1960s

Documentary, featuring specially commissioned research, which reveals for the first time what really happened during the eruption of the volcanic island Krakatoa in 1883

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Documentary, featuring specially commissioned research, which reveals for the first time what really happened during the eruption of the volcanic island Krakatoa in 1883

A look at British architecture and its design, influences and development over the centuries. Presented by English Heritage Chief Executive Simon Thurley, who sets out to demonstrate the uniqueness of British architecture and its links to the national character by visiting buildings as diverse as a secret military bunker in Dover and Holkham Hall in Norfolk

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A look at British architecture and its design, influences and development over the centuries. Presented by English Heritage Chief Executive Simon Thurley, who sets out to demonstrate the uniqueness of British architecture and its links to the national character by visiting buildings as diverse as a secret military bunker in Dover and Holkham Hall in Norfolk

Horizon investigates evidence of human sacrifice practised by the Incas. Three mummified remains of humans have been found in the Andes and this programme follows anthropologist Johan Reinhard's search for more proof on the peak of Sara Sara in the Andes

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Horizon investigates evidence of human sacrifice practised by the Incas. Three mummified remains of humans have been found in the Andes and this programme follows anthropologist Johan Reinhard's search for more proof on the peak of Sara Sara in the Andes

A documentary series in which expert scientific testimony and stunning CGI visuals combine to create the most realistic perfect storms imaginable. This edition speculates on what could happen if a mega-tornado were to strike.

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A documentary series in which expert scientific testimony and stunning CGI visuals combine to create the most realistic perfect storms imaginable. This edition speculates on what could happen if a mega-tornado were to strike.

The earliest dinosaurs were pretty small. Eoraptor was only about 1 m long. However the plant-eating prosauropod, Plateosaurus, that appeared at the end of the Triassic period, was a harbinger of things to come.

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The earliest dinosaurs were pretty small. Eoraptor was only about 1 m long. However the plant-eating prosauropod, Plateosaurus, that appeared at the end of the Triassic period, was a harbinger of things to come.

About 20 million years before the appearance of the first dinosaurs, the biggest extinction the world had ever known had occurred. Towards the end of the Triassic, 220 million years ago, there was another extinction, which wiped out many of the non-dinosaurs including the dicynodonts such as Placerias and primitive archosaurs such as Postosuchus. It was after this that dinosaurs really started to radiate and diversify.

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About 20 million years before the appearance of the first dinosaurs, the biggest extinction the world had ever known had occurred. Towards the end of the Triassic, 220 million years ago, there was another extinction, which wiped out many of the non-dinosaurs including the dicynodonts such as Placerias and primitive archosaurs such as Postosuchus. It was after this that dinosaurs really started to radiate and diversify.

While dinosaurs were ruling on land, the sea was the dominion of an entirely different group of animals: the marine reptiles. The programme concentrates on these amazing creatures that were every bit as awesome as their counterparts on land.

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While dinosaurs were ruling on land, the sea was the dominion of an entirely different group of animals: the marine reptiles. The programme concentrates on these amazing creatures that were every bit as awesome as their counterparts on land.

This episode is set in the early Cretaceous, a time when the world’s continents were breaking apart. It follows an enormous journey made by a giant pterosaur and many different geographical regions are covered in the programme.

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This episode is set in the early Cretaceous, a time when the world’s continents were breaking apart. It follows an enormous journey made by a giant pterosaur and many different geographical regions are covered in the programme.

Wildlife documentary series in which naturalist Nick Baker hunts down some of the strangest creatures on the planet. Nick journeys to the Andes to seek out the giant 'saggy-skinned' Lake Titicaca frog, the world's largest aquatic frog

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Wildlife documentary series in which naturalist Nick Baker hunts down some of the strangest creatures on the planet. Nick journeys to the Andes to seek out the giant 'saggy-skinned' Lake Titicaca frog, the world's largest aquatic frog

In 2001, four Pakistani Britons travel to Pakistan for a wedding and in a surge of idealism, decide to see the situation of war-torn Afganistan which is being bombed by the American forces in retaliation to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Once there they are captured by Northern Alliance fighters. They are then handed them over the American forces who transport them to the prison camps at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba.

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In 2001, four Pakistani Britons travel to Pakistan for a wedding and in a surge of idealism, decide to see the situation of war-torn Afganistan which is being bombed by the American forces in retaliation to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Once there they are captured by Northern Alliance fighters. They are then handed them over the American forces who transport them to the prison camps at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba.

New archaeological research has given fresh insight into what happened in the Roman amphitheatre.

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New archaeological research has given fresh insight into what happened in the Roman amphitheatre.

As Albert Einstein lay on his deathbed, he asked only for his glasses, his writing implements and his latest equations. He knew he was dying, yet he continued his work. In those final hours of his life, while fading in and out of consciousness, he was working on what he hoped would be his greatest work of all. It was a project of monumental complexity. It was a project that he hoped would unlock the mind of God.

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As Albert Einstein lay on his deathbed, he asked only for his glasses, his writing implements and his latest equations. He knew he was dying, yet he continued his work. In those final hours of his life, while fading in and out of consciousness, he was working on what he hoped would be his greatest work of all. It was a project of monumental complexity. It was a project that he hoped would unlock the mind of God.

It is said that once, the mighty King Solomon ruled an empire that stretched across the ancient world. According to Biblical lore, at the height of his powers he built the ‘First Temple’, the most magnificent building of its day, bedecked in gold, to house the Ark of the Covenant

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It is said that once, the mighty King Solomon ruled an empire that stretched across the ancient world. According to Biblical lore, at the height of his powers he built the ‘First Temple’, the most magnificent building of its day, bedecked in gold, to house the Ark of the Covenant

In the early 1950's, oil geologists discovered the signs of a giant tsunami, half a kilometer high, that hit a remote bay in Alaska. After research, scientists concluded that the tsunami was created by a landslide in the ocean off the coast. Since then, scientists who study tsunamis have discovered several sites around the world where major under water landslides could create giant or mega tsunami

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In the early 1950's, oil geologists discovered the signs of a giant tsunami, half a kilometer high, that hit a remote bay in Alaska. After research, scientists concluded that the tsunami was created by a landslide in the ocean off the coast. Since then, scientists who study tsunamis have discovered several sites around the world where major under water landslides could create giant or mega tsunami

The documentary tells the story of the eruption from the point of view of assorted inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum whose names and occupations are known, including a local politician and his family, a fuller, his wife, and two gladiators.

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The documentary tells the story of the eruption from the point of view of assorted inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum whose names and occupations are known, including a local politician and his family, a fuller, his wife, and two gladiators.

Olympian Jonathan Edwards narrates the story of Odysseus's hazardous journey back to Ithaca after the fall of Troy, including his encounter with Polyphemus, a one-eyed Cyclops

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Olympian Jonathan Edwards narrates the story of Odysseus's hazardous journey back to Ithaca after the fall of Troy, including his encounter with Polyphemus, a one-eyed Cyclops

In September 1991 two hikers made a sensational discovery - a frozen body high in the mountains, near the border between Austria and Italy.

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In September 1991 two hikers made a sensational discovery - a frozen body high in the mountains, near the border between Austria and Italy.

In-depth examinion of the biggest surprise invasion of World War II, presented by Richard Holmes.

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In-depth examinion of the biggest surprise invasion of World War II, presented by Richard Holmes.

The Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece is one of the oldest myths of a hero's quest. It is a classic story of betrayal and vengeance and like many Greek myths has a tragic ending.

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The Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece is one of the oldest myths of a hero's quest. It is a classic story of betrayal and vengeance and like many Greek myths has a tragic ending.

The demand for energy has risen relentlessly over the last 150 years in line with industrial development and population growth.

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The demand for energy has risen relentlessly over the last 150 years in line with industrial development and population growth.

A dramatised documentary Chiefly centred on the Italian campaign of Hannibal, the famous Carthaginian general.

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A dramatised documentary Chiefly centred on the Italian campaign of Hannibal, the famous Carthaginian general.

Documentary examines the thirteen years of Prohibition in the United States, as mandated by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Documentary examines the thirteen years of Prohibition in the United States, as mandated by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

In the second of a two-part documentary, David Attenborough explores how much climate change is altering our planet, suggesting ways we can help.

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In the second of a two-part documentary, David Attenborough explores how much climate change is altering our planet, suggesting ways we can help.

Dr Tony Spawforth investigates the religion founded by the Pharaoh Akhenaten.

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Dr Tony Spawforth investigates the religion founded by the Pharaoh Akhenaten.

The most iconic of the royal tombs however was built as the tomb for Khufu. Located at Giza, the Great Pyramid is the last of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’ that still survives. Although built to be the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, his actual tomb was never found.

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The most iconic of the royal tombs however was built as the tomb for Khufu. Located at Giza, the Great Pyramid is the last of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’ that still survives. Although built to be the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, his actual tomb was never found.

Earthquakes are among the most devastating natural disasters on the planet. In the last hundred years they have claimed the lives of over one million people. Earthquakes are destructive mainly because of their unpredictable nature. It is impossible to say accurately when a quake will strike but a new theory developed by Professor Geoffrey King could help save lives by preparing cities long in advance for an earthquake

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Earthquakes are among the most devastating natural disasters on the planet. In the last hundred years they have claimed the lives of over one million people. Earthquakes are destructive mainly because of their unpredictable nature. It is impossible to say accurately when a quake will strike but a new theory developed by Professor Geoffrey King could help save lives by preparing cities long in advance for an earthquake