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Sweeping changes transformed the lives of the masses beyond recognition during the Bronze and Iron Ages.

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Sweeping changes transformed the lives of the masses beyond recognition during the Bronze and Iron Ages.

The gradual collapse of the Roman Empire led to the disintegration of Britannia. For the next 600 years people would watch their homelands become battlegrounds invaded and plundered by men from Scandinavia and northern Europe, hungry for power and land.

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The gradual collapse of the Roman Empire led to the disintegration of Britannia. For the next 600 years people would watch their homelands become battlegrounds invaded and plundered by men from Scandinavia and northern Europe, hungry for power and land.

Bettany Hughes considers the fifth age of Britain, from 1066 to 1350, charting the period between two shattering historical events - the invasion of William the Conqueror and the Black Death.

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Bettany Hughes considers the fifth age of Britain, from 1066 to 1350, charting the period between two shattering historical events - the invasion of William the Conqueror and the Black Death.

The penultimate programme in the series follows the course of the greatest revolution in British history: a revolution of the mind.

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The penultimate programme in the series follows the course of the greatest revolution in British history: a revolution of the mind.

At a time when most ships were built to traditional designs in wood, and powered by sail, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s colossal ship, the Great Eastern, was almost 700 feet long and built of iron. His vision was that it should carry 4,000 passengers, in magnificent style, as far as the Antipodes - without needing to refuel.

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At a time when most ships were built to traditional designs in wood, and powered by sail, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s colossal ship, the Great Eastern, was almost 700 feet long and built of iron. His vision was that it should carry 4,000 passengers, in magnificent style, as far as the Antipodes - without needing to refuel.

In 1869, John Roebling won the contract to build the largest bridge in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It was to stretch 1,600 feet, in one giant leap, across the wide and turbulent East River that separates New York from Brooklyn.

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In 1869, John Roebling won the contract to build the largest bridge in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It was to stretch 1,600 feet, in one giant leap, across the wide and turbulent East River that separates New York from Brooklyn.

In 1800 Robert Stevenson set about building a lighthouse on the deadly Bell Rock reef off the east of Scotland.

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In 1800 Robert Stevenson set about building a lighthouse on the deadly Bell Rock reef off the east of Scotland.

By the middle of the 19th century, the benefits brought by the countless advances of the Industrial Age were gradually beginning to reach America,

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By the middle of the 19th century, the benefits brought by the countless advances of the Industrial Age were gradually beginning to reach America,

In the summer of 1858, while the Great Eastern was being fitted out for her maiden voyage, London was in the grip of a crisis known as the 'Great Stink'. The population had grown rapidly during the first half of the 19th century, yet there had been no provision for sanitation.

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In the summer of 1858, while the Great Eastern was being fitted out for her maiden voyage, London was in the grip of a crisis known as the 'Great Stink'. The population had grown rapidly during the first half of the 19th century, yet there had been no provision for sanitation.

Having completed the building of the Suez Canal in 1869, Ferdinand de Lesseps dreamed of an even bolder scheme: the Panama Canal. Lesseps decided he would cut a path across the Isthmus of Panama,and thus unite the great oceans of the Atlantic and Pacific, making the long journey round South America unnecessary.

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Having completed the building of the Suez Canal in 1869, Ferdinand de Lesseps dreamed of an even bolder scheme: the Panama Canal. Lesseps decided he would cut a path across the Isthmus of Panama,and thus unite the great oceans of the Atlantic and Pacific, making the long journey round South America unnecessary.

As pioneers explored and found their way across the vast continent of America, they were frequently stopped by poor or hostile environments such as the desert regions of Arizona and Nevada.

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As pioneers explored and found their way across the vast continent of America, they were frequently stopped by poor or hostile environments such as the desert regions of Arizona and Nevada.

Documentary looking at the life and times of Bill Shankly, Liverpool FC's legendary Scottish manager. Gaining promotion from the old English second division, Shankly forged two great sides at Liverpool, winning numerous trophies along the way. A product of his working-class roots in Ayrshire, his career in management spanned a period when football was very much the people's game.

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Documentary looking at the life and times of Bill Shankly, Liverpool FC's legendary Scottish manager. Gaining promotion from the old English second division, Shankly forged two great sides at Liverpool, winning numerous trophies along the way. A product of his working-class roots in Ayrshire, his career in management spanned a period when football was very much the people's game.

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour. Directed by Martin Scorsese

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A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour. Directed by Martin Scorsese

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

How pioneers unlocked electricity's mysteries and built strange instruments to create it.

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How pioneers unlocked electricity's mysteries and built strange instruments to create it.

How harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world.

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How harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world.

How we finally came to understand the science of electricity.

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How we finally came to understand the science of electricity.

Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong 'to all time' without understanding just how much he was of his time.

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Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong 'to all time' without understanding just how much he was of his time.

Compilation which unlocks the BBC vaults to explore the burgeoning singer-songwriter genre that exploded at the dawn of the 1970s and became one of the definining styles of that decade.

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Compilation which unlocks the BBC vaults to explore the burgeoning singer-songwriter genre that exploded at the dawn of the 1970s and became one of the definining styles of that decade.

Featuring Peter Sarstedt, Carole King, Jim Croce, Bridget St John, Cat Stevens, Judy Collins, Randy Newman, John Sebastian, Joan Armatrading, Ralph McTell, Al Stewart, Kevin Coyne, Billy Joel, Tim Hardin and Paul Simon.

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Featuring Peter Sarstedt, Carole King, Jim Croce, Bridget St John, Cat Stevens, Judy Collins, Randy Newman, John Sebastian, Joan Armatrading, Ralph McTell, Al Stewart, Kevin Coyne, Billy Joel, Tim Hardin and Paul Simon.

Featuring classic songs from Bobbie Gentry, Kris Kristofferson, Buffy Saint-Marie, Janis Ian, Gordon Lightfoot, John Martyn, Randy Newman, Linda Lewis, Joni Mitchell, Don McLean, Ralph McTell, Loudon Wainwright III, Don Williams and Paul Brady.

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Featuring classic songs from Bobbie Gentry, Kris Kristofferson, Buffy Saint-Marie, Janis Ian, Gordon Lightfoot, John Martyn, Randy Newman, Linda Lewis, Joni Mitchell, Don McLean, Ralph McTell, Loudon Wainwright III, Don Williams and Paul Brady.

Styles of that decade. Featuring songs from Donovan, Gerry Rafferty, James Taylor, Elton John, Mickey Newbury, Neil Young, Tom Paxton, John Prine, Melanie, Jesse Winchester, Steve Forbert, Chris Rea, Carole King and others"

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Styles of that decade. Featuring songs from Donovan, Gerry Rafferty, James Taylor, Elton John, Mickey Newbury, Neil Young, Tom Paxton, John Prine, Melanie, Jesse Winchester, Steve Forbert, Chris Rea, Carole King and others"

  • 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

Dick Fontaine's film is built around the explosive energy of Sonny's 80th Birthday Concert, where legendary figures Roy Haynes, Jim Hall and Ornette Coleman join him to celebrate his journey so far, his music and its future for a new generation

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Dick Fontaine's film is built around the explosive energy of Sonny's 80th Birthday Concert, where legendary figures Roy Haynes, Jim Hall and Ornette Coleman join him to celebrate his journey so far, his music and its future for a new generation

  • Soul America

  • Ben Whalley

Three-part series chronicling the journey of soul music from its origins in gospel and R&B.

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Three-part series chronicling the journey of soul music from its origins in gospel and R&B.

How Motown Records showed the world a successful, sophisticated image of black people at a time when black Americans were still subject to discrimination.

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How Motown Records showed the world a successful, sophisticated image of black people at a time when black Americans were still subject to discrimination.

How inequality, poverty and racism drove black American musicians to a harder soul sound in the late 60s and early 70s.

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How inequality, poverty and racism drove black American musicians to a harder soul sound in the late 60s and early 70s.

How, in the 70s and 80s, a second coming of soul men offered a black female audience slow jams and sexual healing.

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How, in the 70s and 80s, a second coming of soul men offered a black female audience slow jams and sexual healing.

Songs are the soundtrack of our lives and it takes a kind of genius to create a true pop masterpiece. But, as Neil Brand argues, there is more to consider in the story of what makes a great song. Neil looks at every moment in the life cycle of a song - how they are written, performed, recorded and the changing ways we have listened to them.

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Songs are the soundtrack of our lives and it takes a kind of genius to create a true pop masterpiece. But, as Neil Brand argues, there is more to consider in the story of what makes a great song. Neil looks at every moment in the life cycle of a song - how they are written, performed, recorded and the changing ways we have listened to them.

Musician Neil Brand explores the magical elements that come together to create great songs by recreating some of the most memorable and innovative recording sessions in music history - from Elvis's slapback echo in Memphis and the Beatles' tape loops at Abbey Road to Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and the Beach Boys' pop symphonies.

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Musician Neil Brand explores the magical elements that come together to create great songs by recreating some of the most memorable and innovative recording sessions in music history - from Elvis's slapback echo in Memphis and the Beatles' tape loops at Abbey Road to Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and the Beach Boys' pop symphonies.