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Black Hole Apocalypse 1of2
The Day Pictures Were Born
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
Fleetwood Mac Live in Boston 1of2
Race Against Time. Coasts
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
The Insatiable Appetite
Love On The Spectrum Episode I
Meditation Can It Change You
The Private Life of Plants: Travelling
A Plastic Ocean
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
The World Set Free
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Racism: A History. The Colour of Money
The series explores the impact of racism on a global scale and chronicles the shifts in the perception of race and the history of racism in Europe, the Americas, Australia and Asia. The first episode begins by assessing the implications of the relationship between Europe, Africa and the Americas in the 15th century. It considers how racist ideas and practices developed in key religious and secular institutions, and how they showed up in writings by European philosophers Aristotle and Immanuel Kant.
Racism: A History
The Art of Germany: A Divided Land
Andrew Graham-Dixon begins his exploration of German art by looking at the rich and often neglected art of the German middle ages and Renaissance. He visits the towering cathedral of Cologne, a place which encapsulates the varied and often contradictory character of German art. In Munch he gets to grips with the earliest paintings of the Northern Renaissance, the woodcuts of Albrecht Durer and the cosmic visions of the painter Albrecht Altdorfer. Andrew also embarks on a tour of the Bavarian countryside, discovering some of the little-known treasures of German limewood sculpture.
The Art of Germany
The Beauty of Maps: Medieval Maps
This documentary series charting the visual appeal and historical meaning of maps. The Hereford Mappa Mundi, the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world, its ambition to picture all of human knowledge in a single image is breathtaking. The work of a team of artists, the world it portrays is overflowing with life, featuring Classical and Biblical history, contemporary buildings and events, animals and plants from across the globe, and the infamous 'monstrous races' which were believed to inhabit the remotest corners of the Earth.
The Beauty of Maps
The Normans: Men from the North
Professor Robert Bartlett explores how the Normans developed from a band of marauding Vikings into the formidable warriors who conquered England in 1066. He tells how the Normans established their new province of Normandy -'land of the northmen' - in northern France. Under the leadership of Duke William, they conquered England. The Battle of Hastings marked the end of the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy and monarchy. The culture and politics of England would now be transformed by the Normans.
Blood Of The Vikings: First Blood
Loot found secreted in pagan graves in Norway provides some major clues that point to Viking perpetrators following the discovery of murder victims in Wales and a monastery razed to the ground in Scotland.
Blood of the Vikings
Black Hole Apocalypse
Fleetwood Mac Live in Boston
Love On The Spectrum
The Private Life of Plants
Inside Bills Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan
Colour The Spectrum of Science
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