Simply the Best Documentaries

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Does the Ocean Think
An Everyday Miracle
Shine a Light 1of2
Cooked: Earth
Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor
The Cities
Planet Earth II Deserts
Edge of Space
The Serpent and the Lotus
Alpha Egg
Atlas Maps
To Death and Back
Once Upon a Time
Ocean Wonderland 3D
Alien Faces
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 5
Queen: Days of Our Lives
Polar Bears: A Summer Odyssey
The Art of Russia: Out of the Forest
Hide and Seek. Forests
Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here
To the Bitter End
The Gatekeepers
Is There Life After Death
The Joy of Mozart
One Life on the Limit
The Definitive History of Star Wars
Do You See What I See
David Bowie: Starman

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Himalaya with Michael Palin: North by Northwest
Himalaya with Michael Palin: North by Northwest 2004

Intrepid adventurer Michael Palin travels through Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province, starting on the Khyber Pass and ending five miles from K2 on the Pakistan/China border. He passes through Darra, visits a street dentist in Peshawar, goes bull racing with a Pakistani aristocrat and is almost trampled to death, and finally crosses over the Lowari Pass into the buffer state of Chitral.

Category:Culture  Duration:59:00   Series: Himalaya with Michael Palin

The Story of India: Spice Routes and Silk Roads
The Story of India: Spice Routes and Silk Roads 2007

In this episode he traces India in the days of the Roman Empire. In Kerala the spice trade opened India to the world, whilst gold and silk bazaars in the ancient city of Madurai were a delight for visiting Greek traders. From the deserts of Turkmenistan Michael travels down the Khyber Pass to Pakistan to discover a forgotten Indian Empire that opened up the Silk Route and at Peshawar built a lost Wonder of the World.

Category:History  Duration:59:02   Series: The Story of India

The Story of India: The Power of Ideas
The Story of India: The Power of Ideas 2007

Michael Wood’s epic series moves on to the revolutionary years after 500BC - the Age of the Buddha. Travelling by rail to the ancient cities of the Ganges plain, by army convoy through Northern Iraq, and on down the Khyber Pass, he shows how Alexander the Great’s invasion of India inspired her first empire.

Category:History  Duration:59:02   Series: The Story of India

To the Ends of the World
To the Ends of the World 1997

The final leg takes him from the Khyber Pass through Pakistan to the Punjab, where Alexander's army mutinied and he was forced to return across the Makran Desert to Babylon, where he died at only 32 years of age.

Category:History  Duration:58:00   Series: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

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