Simply the Best Documentaries

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Dark Future of the Sun
History of the Eagles 1
Is Luck Real
Children 404
Swallowed by a Black Hole
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places III
The Kingdom How Fungi Made Our World
Neptune and Uranus
That Sugar Film
Cooked: Fire
What is the Right Diet for You 2of3
The Making of Jurassic Park
Evolution: The Evolutionary Arms Race
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places
The Indian Ocean Coastal Waters
Racing Extinction
The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System
Cold War 2.0
Archimedes Secret
The Search for a New Earth
Urban Jungles
Cosmic Apocalypse
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds: 1 Akasha
Earth, the Power of the Planet: Atmosphere
The Union The Business Behind Getting High
Which Universe Are We In
Cooked: Air
World Richest Terror Army
An Everyday Miracle
Africa Fishing Leopards
Journey to Space
Flight of the Butterflies
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
Cave of Forgotten Dreams

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In The Sign Of The Cross
In The Sign Of The Cross 2007

In the fourth episode of the series, Clovis was the first Frankish king to acknowledge the Christian faith. This changed the direction of Europe's history.

Category:History  Duration:52:27   Series: The Germanic Tribes

Caligula  2013

Two thousand years ago one of history's most notorious individuals was born. Professor Mary Beard embarks on an investigative journey to explore the life and times of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus - better known to us as Caligula. Caligula has now become known as Rome's most capricious tyrant, and the stories told about him are some of the most extraordinary told about any Roman emperor. He was said to have made his horse a consul, proclaimed himself a living God, and indulged in scandalous orgies - even with his own three sisters - and that's before you mention building vast bridges across land and sea, prostituting senators' wives and killing half the Roman elite seemingly on a whim. All that in just four short years in power before a violent and speedy assassination in a back alley of his own palace at just 28-years-old." But how much of his story is true? Travelling across the Roman world - from Germany and Capri in the bay of Naples to the astonishing luxury of his life in imperial Rome - Mary attempts to peel away the myths. Some stories are difficult to get to the bottom of as they were written by hacks long after his death, but there is plenty of surviving evidence where the 'real' Caligula can be glimpsed. Such as in the extraordinary luxury of his private yachts outside Rome; in the designs he chose for his coins when he became Emperor; in an eye-witness account of Caligula's withering humour written in 41AD; the trial documents covering the mysterious death of his father when he was just seven-years-old; and even in a record of his imperial slaves - from the palace spy to his personal trainer. Piecing together the evidence, Mary puts Caligula back into the context of his times to reveal an astonishing story of murder, intrigue and dynastic family power. Above all, she explains why Caligula has ended up with such a seemingly unredeemable reputation. In the process, she reveals a more intriguing portrait of not just the monster, but the man.

Category:History  Duration:59:00   

The Germanic Tribes: Barbarians Against Rome
The Germanic Tribes: Barbarians Against Rome 2007

This acclaimed multi-million dollar 4 part series shows the rise of the tribes of a primitive culture on the fringe of northern Europe to become the heirs of the Roman Empire. Since the age of Caesar this Roman-Germanic conflict was characterized not only by fierce battles but also by phases of co-existence & cooperation. the Germans dug the grave of the Roman Empire, but were also the preserves of the Roman legacy.

Category:History  Duration:52:27   Series: The Germanic Tribes

Pax Romana
Pax Romana 2007

We see how the Germans they lived, fought and worshippped their gods. Intricate 3d animation shows how they built their settlements, buried their kings, vanquished their enemies.

Category:History  Duration:52:27   Series: The Germanic Tribes

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