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  • Planet Earth - Episode 10: Seasonal Forests

  • BBC

05-01-2007, The Taiga forest, on the edge of the Arctic, is a silent world of stunted conifers. The trees may be small but filming from the air reveals its true scale. A third of all trees on Earth grow here and during the short summer they produce enough oxygen to change the atmosphere.

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05-01-2007, The Taiga forest, on the edge of the Arctic, is a silent world of stunted conifers. The trees may be small but filming from the air reveals its true scale. A third of all trees on Earth grow here and during the short summer they produce enough oxygen to change the atmosphere.

  • Planet Earth - Episode 11: Ocean Deep

  • BBC

06-01-2007, Life goes to extraordinary lengths to survive this immense realm. A 30 tonne whale shark gorges on a school of fish and the unique overhead heli-gimbal camera reveals common dolphins rocketing at more than 30km an hour.

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06-01-2007, Life goes to extraordinary lengths to survive this immense realm. A 30 tonne whale shark gorges on a school of fish and the unique overhead heli-gimbal camera reveals common dolphins rocketing at more than 30km an hour.

  • Rise Of Animals. Part 1. From the Seas to the Skies

  • David Attenborough

David Attenborough embarks on an epic 500-million-year journey to unravel the incredible rise of the vertebrates. The evolution of animals with backbones is one of the greatest stories in natural history.

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David Attenborough embarks on an epic 500-million-year journey to unravel the incredible rise of the vertebrates. The evolution of animals with backbones is one of the greatest stories in natural history.

  • Rise Of Animals. Part 2. Dawn Of The Mammals

  • David Attenborough

How mammals developed from tiny forest dwellers to the dominant life form on the planet.

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How mammals developed from tiny forest dwellers to the dominant life form on the planet.

  • Royal Institution Christmas Lecture 2011 01: What's in your Head?

  • BBC 4

Why does the brain look like a giant walnut, how does it fit in enough wiring to stretch four times around the equator, and why could a magnet on the head stop someone mid-sentence?

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Why does the brain look like a giant walnut, how does it fit in enough wiring to stretch four times around the equator, and why could a magnet on the head stop someone mid-sentence?

  • Royal Institution Christmas Lecture 2011 02: Who's in charge Here Anyway?

  • BBC 4

The brain is constantly being bombarded with information, so how does it decide what to trust and what to ignore, without the person even being aware of it?

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The brain is constantly being bombarded with information, so how does it decide what to trust and what to ignore, without the person even being aware of it?

  • Royal Institution Christmas Lecture 2011 03: Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?

  • BBC 4

Have you ever seen a face in a piece of burnt toast, or given your car a name? Why do you feel pain when someone else is hurt? Why are people so obsessed with other people?

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Have you ever seen a face in a piece of burnt toast, or given your car a name? Why do you feel pain when someone else is hurt? Why are people so obsessed with other people?

  • Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2010 01: Why Elephants Can't Dance

  • BBC

How can a hamster survive falling from the top of a skyscraper, ants carry over 100 times their own body weight and geckos climb across the ceiling?

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How can a hamster survive falling from the top of a skyscraper, ants carry over 100 times their own body weight and geckos climb across the ceiling?

  • Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2010 02: Why Chocolate Melts and Jet Engines Don't

  • BBC

Dr Mark Miodownik zooms into the microscopic world beneath our fingertips. In this unfamiliar landscape, strange forces dominate the world and common sense goes out of the window.

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Dr Mark Miodownik zooms into the microscopic world beneath our fingertips. In this unfamiliar landscape, strange forces dominate the world and common sense goes out of the window.

  • Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2010 03: Why Mountains Are So Small

  • BBC

Why is the tallest building on earth less than half a mile high? Why don't we have mountains as tall as those on Mars?

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Why is the tallest building on earth less than half a mile high? Why don't we have mountains as tall as those on Mars?

  • Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell

  • BBC 2

There is a battle playing out inside your body right now. It started billions of years ago and it is still being fought in every one of us every minute of every day. It is the story of a viral infection - the battle for the cell.

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There is a battle playing out inside your body right now. It started billions of years ago and it is still being fought in every one of us every minute of every day. It is the story of a viral infection - the battle for the cell.

  • Secrets of Bones - Episode 1: Size Matters

  • BBC

Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod begins a six-part journey to discover how bones have enabled vertebrates to colonise and dominate practically every habitat on Earth

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Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod begins a six-part journey to discover how bones have enabled vertebrates to colonise and dominate practically every habitat on Earth

  • Secrets of Bones - Episode 2: Down To Earth

  • BBC

Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod discovers how the skeleton has adapted for vertebrates to move on land in a remarkable number of ways.

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Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod discovers how the skeleton has adapted for vertebrates to move on land in a remarkable number of ways.

  • Secrets of Bones - Episode 3: Into the Air

  • BBC

Ben Garrod finds out how the skeleton has allowed vertebrates to do the most remarkable thing of all - take to the air.

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Ben Garrod finds out how the skeleton has allowed vertebrates to do the most remarkable thing of all - take to the air.

  • Secrets of Bones - Episode 4: Sensing the World

  • BBC

Ben Garrod delves into the surprising ways in which bone has evolved to help vertebrates sense the world around them. He reveals why predators like the wolf have eyes at the front of their skull whereas prey animals such as sheep usually have eye sockets on the side of their heads.

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Ben Garrod delves into the surprising ways in which bone has evolved to help vertebrates sense the world around them. He reveals why predators like the wolf have eyes at the front of their skull whereas prey animals such as sheep usually have eye sockets on the side of their heads.

  • Secrets Of Bones - Episode 5: Food for Thought

  • BBC

Ben Garrod uncovers the secrets of how vertebrates capture and devour their food using extreme jaws, bizarre teeth and specialized bony tools. He takes a cherry picker up a giant sperm whale's jaw, finds out which animal has teeth weighing five kilos each and which uses its skull as a suction pump.

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Ben Garrod uncovers the secrets of how vertebrates capture and devour their food using extreme jaws, bizarre teeth and specialized bony tools. He takes a cherry picker up a giant sperm whale's jaw, finds out which animal has teeth weighing five kilos each and which uses its skull as a suction pump.

  • Secrets Of Bones - Episode 6: Sex

  • BBC

Ben Garrod seeks out the big part that bones can play in reproduction. Through sexual selection, the skeleton has adapted to aid courtship, competition and even copulation.

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Ben Garrod seeks out the big part that bones can play in reproduction. Through sexual selection, the skeleton has adapted to aid courtship, competition and even copulation.

  • Secrets of our Living Planet - Episode 4:Waterworlds

  • BBC

Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes in the wild, Chris Packham reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive.

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Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes in the wild, Chris Packham reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive.

  • Secrets of our Living Planet - Episode 01:The Emerald Band

  • BBC

Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes from all over the world, Chris reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive.

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Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes from all over the world, Chris reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive.

  • Secrets of our Living Planet - Episode 02: The Secret of the Savannah

  • BBC

Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes in the wild, Chris Packham reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive

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Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes in the wild, Chris Packham reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive

  • Secrets of our Living Planet - Episode 03: The Magical Forest

  • BBC

Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes in the wild, Chris Packham reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive.

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Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes in the wild, Chris Packham reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive.

  • Sex: A Horizon Guide

  • BBC

Sex is a simple word for a very complex set of desires. It cuts to the core of our passions, our wants, our emotions. But when it goes wrong, it can be the most painful thing of all. Professor Alice Roberts looks through 45 years of Horizon archive to see how science came to understand sex, strived to solve our problems with it, and even help us to do it better. Can science save the day when sex goes wrong?

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Sex is a simple word for a very complex set of desires. It cuts to the core of our passions, our wants, our emotions. But when it goes wrong, it can be the most painful thing of all. Professor Alice Roberts looks through 45 years of Horizon archive to see how science came to understand sex, strived to solve our problems with it, and even help us to do it better. Can science save the day when sex goes wrong?

  • State of the Planet - 01

  • David Attenborough

David Attenborough investigates arguably the most important issue of the 21st century - the future of life on Earth

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David Attenborough investigates arguably the most important issue of the 21st century - the future of life on Earth

  • State of the Planet - 02

  • David Attenborough

David Attenborough investigates arguably the most important issue of the 21st century - the future of life on Earth

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David Attenborough investigates arguably the most important issue of the 21st century - the future of life on Earth

  • State of the Planet - 03

  • David Attenborough

David Attenborough investigates arguably the most important issue of the 21st century - the future of life on Earth

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David Attenborough investigates arguably the most important issue of the 21st century - the future of life on Earth

  • Storyville - Blackfish - The Whale that Killed

  • BBC

Documentary which unravels the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who - unlike any orca in the wild - has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong?

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Documentary which unravels the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who - unlike any orca in the wild - has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong?

  • Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures 01 - Frozen in Time

  • BBC

How some species survived the ice age that began 2.8 million years ago.

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How some species survived the ice age that began 2.8 million years ago.

  • Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures 02- Fugitive from the Fire

  • BBC

In episode two, Fortey focuses on the 'KT boundary'. 65 million years ago, a 10 km diameter asteroid collided with the Earth and saw the end of the long reign of the dinosaurs.

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In episode two, Fortey focuses on the 'KT boundary'. 65 million years ago, a 10 km diameter asteroid collided with the Earth and saw the end of the long reign of the dinosaurs.

  • Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures 03 - The Great Dying

  • Shaun Trevisick

It is estimated that 99 per cent of species have become extinct and there have been times when life's hold on Earth has been so precarious it seems it hangs on by a thread.

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It is estimated that 99 per cent of species have become extinct and there have been times when life's hold on Earth has been so precarious it seems it hangs on by a thread.

  • The Beauty of Diagrams - Episode 05: DNA

  • Marcus du Sautoy

Series in which mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories behind some of the world's most familiar and influential scientific diagrams.

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Series in which mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories behind some of the world's most familiar and influential scientific diagrams.