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Battle for the Himalayas: The Fight to Film Everest

   2015    History
Between the 1920s and the 1960s the world's great powers sent vast military-style expeditions to conquer the peaks of the Himalayas, with Everest at their head. This was a great game played - camera in hand - by Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany and superpower America. As a result, Himalayan mountaineering's most iconic, epic and tragic moments didn't just go down in history, but were caught on film - from the deaths of Mallory and Irvine on Everest in 1924, to Everest's final conquest in 1953 by Hillary and Tensing. Using footage never before seen on British television, this is the story how of how film-makers turned the great peaks into great propaganda.

Did Cooking Make Us Human

   2010    Culture
We are the only species on earth that cooks its food - and we are also the cleverest species on the planet. The question is: do we cook because we're clever and imaginative, or are we clever and imaginative because our ancestors discovered cooking? Horizon examines the evidence that our ancestors' changing diet and their mastery of fire prompted anatomical and neurological changes that resulted in taking us out of the trees and into the kitchen.

Ice Age Giants
Ice Age Giants

   2013    Science
Meet the Romans
Meet the Romans

   2012    History
Earth from Space
Earth from Space

   2019    Nature
Woody Allen A Documentary
Woody Allen A Documentary

   2011    History
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles

   2013    History
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens

      History
Out of the Cradle
Out of the Cradle

   2019    History
In Search of Beethoven
In Search of Beethoven

   2009    Art