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Simply the Best Documentaries

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A Sky Full of Ghosts
Time
Petra: Lost City of Stone
How Big How Far How Fast
Jerusalem
How to Make Money Selling Drugs
Bitter Lake
Frozen Planet: To the Ends of the Earth
Walking with Cavemen: First Ancestors
Absolute Zero Conquest of Cold
Ocean Deep
Atom: The Illusion of Reality
The Story of India: Ages of Gold
The 21st Century Race for Space
Mighty Amazon
Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Titanic 100 Years
Living with Predators. Conservation
Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia
Arrival
The Ultimate Wave
Is Gravity An illusion
Dark Net Provoke
Amazing Ocean
Is Seeing Believing
How to Stay Young The Brain
Life in the Undergrowth: Invasion Of The Land
Mysteries of the Moon
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe
Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Travels with Vasari 1
Aliens
Neanderthal Apocalypse
Is Privacy Dead
Robots
Facing Ali

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The Magic of Mushrooms
The Magic of Mushrooms    2014

Professor Richard Fortey delves into the fascinating and normally-hidden kingdom of fungi. From their spectacular birth, through their secretive underground life to their final explosive death, Richard reveals a remarkable world that few of us understand or even realise exists - yet all life on Earth depends on it. In a specially-built mushroom lab, with the help of mycologist Dr Patrick Hickey and some state-of-the-art technology, Richard brings to life the secret world of mushrooms as never seen before and reveals the spectacular abilities of fungi to break down waste and sustain new plant life, keeping our planet alive. Beyond the lab, Richard travels across Britain and beyond to show us the biggest, fastest and most deadly organisms on the planet - all of them fungi. He reveals their almost magical powers that have world-changing potential - opening up new frontiers in science, medicine and technology.

Category:Science  Duration:59:00   

Legends of Flight
Legends of Flight    2010

A film that will not only delight and entertain the aviation enthusiast but also educate and inspired renewed interest in aviation by the traveling public, the media and young people who may ultimately aspire to a career in aviation. It dramatized the design challenged, the financial risks and the many lessons learned from a century of aviation trial and error, bringing us to the dawn of a new era of revolutionary aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner and the A380". The film will focus on the 787 to facilitate audience understanding of the dynamic design differences between the two latest aircraft technologies. Search aviation history for the ultimate flying experience with some of today's greatest pilots. See how the airplanes of the 20th century helped influence the radical new design of 21st century aircraft. See how high tech manufacturers around the world use modern technology to coordinate the design and construction of new aircraft. Fly in the cockpit with chief test pilot, Mike Carriker, as he takes the new 787 Dreamliner on its first test flight.

Category:Technology  Duration:45:00      

Cooked: Fire
Cooked: Fire    2016

As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. In the first espisode, with help from Aboriginal hunters and a barbecue pit master, Pollan shows how fire shaped human gastronomy, and weighs our duty to the animals we eat.

Category:Culture  Duration:58:13   Series: Cooked

The Square (Al Midan)
The Square (Al Midan)    2013

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society. The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces: from a brutal army dictatorship willing to crush protesters with military tanks, to a corrupt Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters. Directed by Jehane Noujaim, the film was nominated for the Academy Award and also won three Emmy Awards.

Category:History  Duration:01:48:00   

The Day they Dropped the Bomb
The Day they Dropped the Bomb    2015

August 6th 1945 marked the start of a terrifying new episode in human history. This documentary marks the 70th anniversary of the day when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by a Boeing B-29 USAF Superfortress bomber, nicknamed Enola Gay after the pilot's mother". Up to 80,000 people - 30 per cent of the population - were killed by the blast and resulting firestorm and over 70,000 were injured. This documentary gives a minute-by-minute account of what happened on that fateful day, through the testimony of people who were there and rarely-seen archive footage from the time. Made on location in Hiroshima and the USA, it features unique interviews with eyewitnesses who have seldom, if ever, spoken about the experience. Several of them are no longer alive, they include the last surviving member of the crew of the Enola Gay - navigator Dutch Van Kirk who died in July 2014.

Category:History  Duration:55:00   

 
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