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The British Empire in Colour
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The British Empire in Colour

The British Empire in Colour is a three-part series that chronicles the rise, fall and legacy of the British Empire. As its title implies, this retrospective tells much of its story through coloured film recordings, coupled with narration of the filmed portions and of correspondence between the British Crown and its colonies. The first part […]
World War II in Colour
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World War II in Colour

World War II in Colour presents the history of the 20th Century’s greatest conflict in stunning detail by utilising the latest film colourisation technology. Narrated by legendary English actor Robert Powell, the documentary begins by asking a simple question: How could World War I and the Treaty of Versailles plant the seeds for an even […]
World War 1 in Colour
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World War 1 in Colour

World War 1 in Colour is an episodic, British documentary series that showcases the various major moments of The Great War, making liberal use of computer-coloured wartime footage and featuring narrations by Kenneth Branagh and Robert Powell. The series’ episodes are broken up between the dawn of the war, the trench-based warfare on the land, […]
Third Reich: The Rise & Fall
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Third Reich: The Rise & Fall

Third Reich: The Rise & Fall examines Hitler’s Germany through newsreels and interviews with the people who lived under the regime. Painstakingly researched, it provides a comprehensive picture of what motivated people in Germany during one of the world’s most tumultuous time periods. The documentary begins with an examination of the rise of the Nazi […]
In Search of History: The Aztec Empire
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In Search of History: The Aztec Empire

In Search of History: The Aztec Empire presents a comprehensive profile of the ancient American people known as the Aztecs, from their beginnings as a group of 1,000 people to their ascension as the dominant culture of Mexico and their downfall soon after encountering Hernando Cortés in the first quarter of the 16th century. The […]
The Vietnam War
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The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War is a ten-part series that provides an in-depth account of one of the most controversial wars the United States has ever executed. Produced by legendary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the series brings to light stories that are rarely heard on this subject. People from both sides of the war are […]
Ancients Behaving Badly
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Ancients Behaving Badly

Ancients Behaving Badly is an eight-part series that recounts the antics of rulers throughout history. Each episode looks at the actions of one ruler, educating the audience about the person through consultations with historians and animated shorts. Each episode concludes by charting the featured ruler’s actions on a ‘psycho graph’ where they are rated from […]
Building the Great Cathedrals
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Building the Great Cathedrals

The Gothic cathedrals are marvellous human achievements in architecture and artistry. Building the Great Cathedrals investigates how medieval architects could conceive and construct grand religious buildings such as the Beauvais Cathedral of France. It explores the logistics of acquiring the stone and other materials used in the construction of a cathedral, discusses how such an […]
Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East
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Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East

Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East is a seventeen-part series that recounts Russia’s epic military role in the Eastern Front of the Second World War. It begins with the German invasion of the USSR in June of 1941, known as Operation Barbarossa, and concludes with the Red Army’s million-plus man march on Berlin in the […]
Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered
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Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered

Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered seeks to uncover the mystery behind the young death of King Tutankhamun, Egypt’s youngest ruler and the most famous pharaoh from the ancient era. Presenter Dallas Campbell covers a variety of scientific techniques that have been used to analyse the burial chamber and the mummified body of the pharaoh. The documentary […]
America Before Columbus
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America Before Columbus

When most people think of pre-Columbian America, they picture an idyllic wilderness peppered with small native villages and settlements. America Before Columbus tells the story of what Columbus really discovered when he landed on the shores of the so-called New World. Filmmaker Cristina Trebbi goes through many scientific facts that prove that millions of people […]
Stealing a Nation
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Stealing a Nation

Stealing a Nation recounts the expulsion of the indigenous population of the Chagos Islands in the 1960s and 70s by the British government. Whitehall cleared the way for the US military to build an airbase in Diego Garcia, the largest of the Chagos Islands. Americans recognised that the island, found in the middle of the […]