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The Salt of the Earth
Clash of the Gods: Tolkien Monsters
Steve Jobs Man in the Machine
Fire Ants The Invincible Army
Art of Eternity: Painting Paradise
History of the World in Two Hours
Flight of the Butterflies
One Life on the Limit
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
The Last Reef
The Wall
The Two Thousand Year Old Computer
Last  Killers
Escape to Europe and Cycle of Terror
Walking with Cavemen: Savage Family
Among Believers
Art of Spain: The Moorish South
Mars: the New Evidence
The Queen of Sheba
Enemy of the Senate
Is Everything We Know about the Universe Wrong
Why Does Evil Exist
Waltz With Bashir
Apeman - Spaceman
Playing God
The Hawking Paradox
Food Choices
Amazing Africa
What Happened Before The Big Bang
The 21st Century Race for Space
Arabia
Is Poverty Genetic
Conquest of the Skies The first to flight
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places
WWII In 3D
The Age of Revolution

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The Day the Dinosaurs Died
The Day the Dinosaurs Died 2017

Experts suspect that the dinosaurs were wiped out after a city-sized asteroid smashed into the Gulf of Mexico causing a huge crater. But until now, they haven't had any proof. In a world first, evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod joins a multi-million pound drilling expedition into the exact spot the asteroid hit to get hard evidence of the link. The team overcomes huge obstacles as it attempts to drill 1,500 metres beneath sea level to pull up rock from the Chicxulub crater. Meanwhile, paleopathologist Professor Alice Roberts travels the globe meeting top scientists and gaining exclusive access to a mass fossil graveyard in New Jersey - believed to date from the same time the asteroid hit. Alice also treks by horseback across the remote plains of Patagonia, to see if the effects of the asteroid impact could have wiped out dinosaurs across the world - almost immediately.

Category:Science  Duration:57:43   

First Celts
First Celts 2015

The Celts - one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In Britain and Ireland, we are never far from our Celtic past but in this series Prof. Alice Roberts and archaeologist Neil Oliver travel much further afield, discovering the origins and beliefs of these Iron Age people in artefacts and human remains right across Europe, from Turkey to Portugal. What emerges is not a wild people on the western fringes of Europe, but a highly sophisticated tribal culture that influenced vast areas of the ancient world - and even Rome". Rich with vivid drama reconstruction, we recreate this pivotal time and meet some of our most famous ancient leaders - from Queen Boudicca to Julius Caesar - and relive the battles they fought for the heart and soul of Europe. Alice and Neil discover that these key battles between the Celts and the Romans over the best part of 500 years constituted a fight for two very different forms of civilisation - a fight that came to define the world we live in today. In the first episode, we see the origins of the Celts in the Alps of central Europe and relive the moment of first contact with the Romans in a pitched battle just north of Rome - a battle that the Celts won and that left the imperial city devastated.

Category:History  Duration:59:00   Series: The Celts: Blood, Iron, and Sacrifice

Is your Brain Male or Female
Is your Brain Male or Female 2014

Dr Michael Mosley and Professor Alice Roberts investigate if male and female brains really are wired differently. New research suggests that the connections in men and women's brains follow different patterns, patterns which may explain typical forms of male and female behaviour. But are these patterns innate, or are they shaped by the world around us?" Using a team of human lab rats and a troop of barbary monkeys, Michael and Alice test the science and challenge old stereotypes. They ask whether this new scientific research will benefit both men and women - or whether it could drive the sexes even further apart.

Category:Culture  Duration:59:00   

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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