History

13th
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13th

13th explores how mass incarceration in the United States is connected to the justice system and racial discrimination. It argues that slavery has continued in the United States by criminalising certain behaviour, convict-lea...
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 lande...
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 histori...
Andrew Marr’s History of the World
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Andrew Marr’s History of the World

Andrew Marr’s History of the World is a BBC series journeying through 70,000 years of human history, from before the beginning of human civilisation up to the twentieth century. It tells the story of how the forces of n...
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 Beauv...
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 3D documentary by Werner Herzog covering a remote cave in France called the Chauvet Cave. This cave is home to many ancient human-painted images, tens of thousands of years old. The cave is fierc...
Genghis Khan
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Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was one of the most powerful leaders of the Middle Ages. He ruled over the Mongols ruthlessly, building up one of the largest-known empires single-handedly. He was known as being all-powerful and brutal, in the s...
Hiroshima
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima is a BBC docudrama analysing and depicting the devastating impact of the world’s first nuclear attack on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by the United States military in 1945. Narrated by John Hurt, it includes re-en...
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...
LA 92
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LA 92

LA 92 chronicles the unfolding riots in Los Angeles, California in 1992 as social justice activists demanded police reform in the wake of the police assault on Rodney King, a black motorist. Following both the effects of and...
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us

Mankind: The Story of All of Us tells how humans have evolved and survived over thousands of years. While climate has played a role in determining where people set up civilisations, people have developed tools and technology...