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  • In Our Time - The Philosophy of Love

  • Melvyn Bragg
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosophy of love. With Professor Roger Scruton, author of many books including Sexual Desire; Angie Hobbes, lecturer in philosophy at Warwick University; Thomas Docherty, Professor of English at the University of Kent.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosophy of love. With Professor Roger Scruton, author of many books including Sexual Desire; Angie Hobbes, lecturer in philosophy at Warwick University; Thomas Docherty, Professor of English at the University of Kent.

  • The Reith Lectures 2005 - 01 Collaboration

  • Lord Broers
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When I returned to this Engineering Department from the USA in 1984 my wife and I bought an historic and wonderful house some ten miles south of Cambridge. It was built around 1520, a date that could be substantiated to within a decade by the form of the oak beams that comprised its floors and ceilings. These had been shaped by iron blades that only lasted about ten years. Being someone of the present rather than the past I had not previously been much preoccupied with history but living in the splendid oak structure - like a fine sailing vessel that had gone aground - inspired me to wonder what had preoccupied the technologists and scientists of that age...

When I returned to this Engineering Department from the USA in 1984 my wife and I bought an historic and wonderful house some ten miles south of Cambridge. It was built around 1520, a date that could be substantiated to within a decade by the form of the oak beams that comprised its floors and ceilings. These had been shaped by iron blades that only lasted about ten years. Being someone of the present rather than the past I had not previously been much preoccupied with history but living in the splendid oak structure - like a fine sailing vessel that had gone aground - inspired me to wonder what had preoccupied the technologists and scientists of that age...

  • Children of 9/11

  • Channel 4

The children of 9/11 - from those who were in the womb to those on the brink of adulthood - reveal how children come to terms with tragedy and how families confront grief.

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The children of 9/11 - from those who were in the womb to those on the brink of adulthood - reveal how children come to terms with tragedy and how families confront grief.

  • Children of the Tsunami

  • BBC

Through compelling testimony from 7-10 year-old survivors, this film reveals how the deadly wave and the Fukushima nuclear accident have changed children's lives forever

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Through compelling testimony from 7-10 year-old survivors, this film reveals how the deadly wave and the Fukushima nuclear accident have changed children's lives forever

  • Chilean Miners: 17 Days Buried Alive

  • BBC 2

When the 33 Chilean miners emerged from underground before a worldwide audience of over a billion, they made a pact not to speak about what had happened underground. Now six of them remember the untold story of the first 17 days - when no-one outside knew if they were alive.

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When the 33 Chilean miners emerged from underground before a worldwide audience of over a billion, they made a pact not to speak about what had happened underground. Now six of them remember the untold story of the first 17 days - when no-one outside knew if they were alive.

  • Cutting Edge - Confessions of a Traffic Warden

  • Channel 4

Cutting Edge follows new recruits to Westminster\'s parking enforcement operation as they join the army of traffic wardens patrolling London\'s streets

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Cutting Edge follows new recruits to Westminster\'s parking enforcement operation as they join the army of traffic wardens patrolling London\'s streets

  • Fry's Planet Word - Babel

  • BBC 2

A five-part series in which 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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A five-part series in which Stephen Fry explores language, coming to understand how we learn it, write it and sometimes lose it, and why it defines us.

  • Fry's Planet Word - Identity

  • BBC 2

What is it that defines us? Stephen argues that above all, it is the way we speak. Be it a national language, a regional dialect or even class variation - we interpret and define ourselves through our language.

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What is it that defines us? Stephen argues that above all, it is the way we speak. Be it a national language, a regional dialect or even class variation - we interpret and define ourselves through our language.

  • Fry's Planet Word - Uses and Abuses

  • BBC 2

This programme looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of \'bad\' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication the world over.

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This programme looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of \'bad\' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication the world over.

  • Horizion - Are we still Evolving ?

  • BBC 1

Dr Alice Roberts asks one of the great questions about our species: are we still evolving? Alice follows a trail of clues from ancient human bones, to studies of remarkable people living in the most inhospitable parts of the planet, to the frontiers of genetic research to discover if we are still evolving - and where we might be heading.

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Dr Alice Roberts asks one of the great questions about our species: are we still evolving? Alice follows a trail of clues from ancient human bones, to studies of remarkable people living in the most inhospitable parts of the planet, to the frontiers of genetic research to discover if we are still evolving - and where we might be heading.

  • Horizon - Frozen in Heaven

  • BBC

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

  • Horizon - How to Make Better Decisions

  • BBC

We are bad at making decisions. According to science, our decisions are based on oversimplification, laziness and prejudice. And that's assuming that we haven't already been hijacked by our surroundings or led astray by our subconscious!

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We are bad at making decisions. According to science, our decisions are based on oversimplification, laziness and prejudice. And that's assuming that we haven't already been hijacked by our surroundings or led astray by our subconscious!

  • Horizon - How You Really Make Decisions

  • BBC

Every day you make thousands of decisions, big and small, and behind all them is a powerful battle in your mind, pitting intuition against logic.Horizon uncovers the truth about how you really make decisions.

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Every day you make thousands of decisions, big and small, and behind all them is a powerful battle in your mind, pitting intuition against logic.Horizon uncovers the truth about how you really make decisions.

  • Law and Disorder in Philadelphia : Louis Theroux

  • BBC

Louis Theroux joins the Philadelphia Police Department patrolling the most dangerous part of one of the most violent cities in America.

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Louis Theroux joins the Philadelphia Police Department patrolling the most dangerous part of one of the most violent cities in America.

  • The Incredible Human Journey - Europe

  • BBC 2

Looking at how our species coped with the rival Neanderthals and the Ice Age.

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Looking at how our species coped with the rival Neanderthals and the Ice Age.

  • The Incredible Human Journey- Out of Africa

  • BBC 2

Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world - overcoming hostile terrain, extreme weather and other species of human

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Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world - overcoming hostile terrain, extreme weather and other species of human