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The Power of Doubt
Congo
The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System
The Day Pictures Were Born
Cold War 2.0
Falling
Caravaggio
The Art of Persuasion
The French Revolution: Tearing Up History
More Human Than Human
Japan at War
Hot Girls Wanted
Is Seeing Believing
HyperNormalisation
Raging Teens
Samurai Sword
Evolutions: The Walking Whale
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 1
Tiny Giants
Journey to Space
The Wall
The Story of India: Beginnings
Frozen Planet: To the Ends of the Earth
In Search of Beethoven I
Wild South America: Lost Worlds
The Other Side
Clash of the Gods: The Minotaur
Maidentrip
Addicted to Sexting
American Alternative Rock
First Second of the Big Bang
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places II
Building the Sun The 250 Million Degree Problem
Race Against Time. Coasts

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Japan at War
Japan at War   

Japan's role in World War II gets a whole new perspective in this consisting entirely of full colour footage, including colour films from Japan that were recently discovered. As the visuals of the world war take on a new vivid immediateness, the story of the rise of the militarists in Japan is told through the personal writings of the Japanese themselves. From the first overconfident tastes of victory, to the devastating losses that led to an unthinkable defeat amidst the ruins, the Pacific Theater of World War II is told through the Japanese's eyes.

Category:History  Duration:1:34:04   

The Art of Persuasion
The Art of Persuasion    2006

Dr Nigel Spivey shows how The political power of art was discovered by kings and emperors in the ancient world, It was these leaders who first used imagery to manipulate their subjects, And today our modern politicians are exploiting those same visual strategies, This is the story of how those ancient leaders created techniques of visual persuasion so powerful they've still got a hold on us today.

Category:Culture  Duration:58:11   Series: How Art Made the World

The Power of Doubt
The Power of Doubt    2017

In the last episode, Al-Khalili turns detective, hunting for clues that show how the scientific revolution that took place in the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe had its roots in the earlier world of medieval Islam. He travels across Iran, Syria and Egypt to discover the huge astronomical advances made by Islamic scholars through their obsession with accurate measurement and coherent and rigorous mathematics.He then visits Italy to see how those Islamic ideas permeated into the west and ultimately helped shape the works of the great European astronomer Copernicus, and investigates why science in the Islamic world appeared to go into decline after the 16th and 17th centuries, only for it to re-emerge in the present day. Al-Khalili ends his journey in the Royan Institute in the Iranian capital Tehran, looking at how science is now regarded in the Islamic world

Category:History  Duration:58:46   Series: Science and Islam

The Day Pictures Were Born
The Day Pictures Were Born    2006

Dr Nigel Spivey explores how art influences life by tracing the development of the image from cave paintings to our modern obsession with images. Dr. Spivey begins his investigation by travelling to the Cave of Altamira near the town of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, Spain, where in 1879 a young girls exclamation of 'Papa, look, oxen!' to her father, local amateur archaeologist Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, is explained to have meant that Maria had just become the first modern human to set eyes on the first gallery of prehistoric paintings ever to be discovered.

Category:Art  Duration:58:38   Series: How Art Made the World

More Human Than Human
More Human Than Human    2006

Embark on a thrilling journey through time and five continents to the heart of creativity. Fusing social history, politics, science, nature, archaeology and religion, this international landmark series unravels a universal mystery - why the world around us looks like it does. Modern-day mysteries are answered by journeying back to the beginning of civilisation via some of the most amazing man-made creations in the world. In the first episode, one image dominates our contemporary world above all others: the human body. How Art Made the World travels from the modern world of advertising to the temples of classical Greece and the tombs of ancient Egypt to solve the mystery of why humans surround themselves with images of the body that are so unrealistic.

Category:Art  Duration:   Series: How Art Made the World

 
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