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Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
What Have UFOs Done for Us
How to Stay Young The Brain
Is Gravity An illusion
Dont Grow Old
Dawn of the Driverless Car
Feed up
Polar Bears: A Summer Odyssey
I am Ali
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
Cocaine Cowboys
How Big How Far How Fast
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places II
Art of Eternity: Painting Paradise
Birth of the British Novel
Blues for a Red Planet
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 1
Once Brothers
Mighty Amazon
In the Grip of the Seasons
Walking with Cavemen: First Ancestors
How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth
The Art of Persuasion
Dinosaurs Alive
Deep Sea
The Power of Doubt
Japan at War
Triumph
Living with Predators. Conservation
Let there be Life
Archimedes Secret
Space Station
The Birth of Rock
Travels with Vasari 1
This Is It
Atlantis End of a World Birth of a Legend

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Frozen Planet: To the Ends of the Earth
Frozen Planet: To the Ends of the Earth 2011

Our journey begins with David Attenborough at the North Pole, as the sun returns after six months of darkness. We follow a pair of courting polar bears, which reveal a surprisingly tender side. Next stop is the giant Greenland ice cap, where waterfalls plunge into the heart of the ice and a colossal iceberg carves into the sea. Humpback whales join the largest gathering of seabirds on earth to feast in rich Alaskan waters. Further south, the tree line marks the start of the Taiga forest, containing one third of all trees on earth. Here, 25 of the world's largest wolves take on formidable bison prey. At the other end of our planet, the Antarctic begins in the Southern Ocean where surfing penguins struggle to escape a hungry sea-lion and teams of orcas create giant waves to wash seals from ice floes -a filming first. Diving below the ice, we discover prehistoric giants, including terrifying sea spiders and woodlice the size of dinner plates. Above ground, crystal caverns ring the summit of Erebus, the most southerly volcano on earth. From here we retrace the routes of early explorers across the formidable Antarctic ice-cap - the largest expanse of ice on our planet. Finally, we rejoin David at the South Pole, exactly one hundred years after Amundsen then Scott were the first humans to stand there

Category:Nature  Duration:59:00   Series: Frozen Planet

The Code: Shapes
The Code: Shapes 2011

Marcus du Sautoy uncovers the patterns that explain the shape of the world around us. Starting at the hexagonal columns of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, he discovers the code underpinning the extraordinary order found in nature - from rock formations to honeycomb and from salt crystals to soap bubbles. Marcus also reveals the mysterious code that governs the apparent randomness of mountains, clouds and trees and explores how this not only could be the key to Jackson Pollock's success, but has also helped breathe life into hugely successful movie animations.

Category:Science  Duration:59:00   

Earth, the Power of the Planet: Atmosphere
Earth, the Power of the Planet: Atmosphere 2007

The series highlights the major events which have shaped the Earth's history and allowed life to flourish. Follow Dr Stewart's personal journey to some of the most remote places on the planet. The atmosphere is Earth’s protective layer, cloaking us in a warm, oxygen-rich embrace and shielding us from the cold hostility of space. It acts as a natural greenhouse, keeping the Earth 51 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it would otherwise be. Yet the atmosphere is also full of contradictions. It’s immensely powerful but at the same time highly sensitive. It’s destructive, yet it shelters us. It was created in part by the planet’s first organisms, and it continues to be essential for life.

Category:Nature  Duration:59:00   Series: Earth, the Power of the Planet

Ice Age Giants: Land of the Sabre-Tooth
Ice Age Giants: Land of the Sabre-Tooth 2013

Professor Alice Roberts journeys 40,000 years back in time on the trail of the great beasts of the Ice Age. Drawing on the latest scientific detective work and a dash of graphic wizardry, we bring the Ice Age Giants back to life. The series begins in the 'land of the sabre-tooth'; North America, a continent that was half covered by ice that was up to two miles thick. Yet this frozen land also boasted the most impressive cast of Ice Age giants in the world. Across locations such as the Grand Canyon, the sands of Arizona and the coast of California, Alice traces the movements of Ice Age beasts like bear-sized sloths, vast mammoths and the strange beast known as the glyptodon. These leviathans all have one thing in common: they were stalked by the meanest big cat that ever prowled the Earth, armed with seven-inch teeth and hunting in packs - Smilodon fatalis, the sabre-toothed cat.

Category:Science  Duration:59:00   Series: Ice Age Giants

 
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