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The Real Garden of Eden
How the Universe Built Your Car
This Is It
The Stone at the Centre
In The Sign Of The Cross
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 1
Enchanted Kingdom
Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor
The Union The Business Behind Getting High
Deep Sea
Building the Great Pyramid
Conquistadors: The Fall of the Aztecs
The Story of Maths The Frontiers of Space
Planet Earth II Cities
Armenia, the Land of Noah
Clash of the Gods: Beowulf
Feathered Dragons
Birth of Humanity
Life: Birds
Bloody Battles
Magnetic Storm
WWII In 3D
The Great Math Mystery
Russia Imperialist Warriors
4000 Year Old Cold Case: The Body in the Bog
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 6
The Last Reef
Speed Limits
Meditation Can It Change You
Climbing Everest with a Mountain on My Back
Shine a Light 1of2
Maidentrip
The Incredible Human Journey: Australia
Deserts
The Code: Shapes
Fire Ants The Invincible Army

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D-Day: As it Happens (1)
D-Day: As it Happens (1) 2013

D-Day: As It Happens D-Day: As It Happens tells the story of this pivotal event in 20th-century history in a completely new way. Using newly-analysed archive footage, viewers can track the progress of seven people who were there on the day, each of them a real participant in the 1944 invasion. And they can do so moment by moment in real time, encountering the twists and turns of the fighting at the same time as the D-Day seven did, and learning their fate as the action unfolds in parallel with the present, Narrated by Peter Snow, with Channel 4 presenter and former marine Arthur Williams, and experts including former British Army officer Colonel Tim Collins and front-line journalist Lorna Ward. The first programme tells the back stories of the real people that the event is following in real time and sets out their missions over the following 24 hours. The D-Day seven include a paratrooper, a midget submariner, a nurse and a military cameraman.

Category:History  Duration:59:00   Series: D-Day

The Normans: Men from the North
The Normans: Men from the North 2010

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.

Category:History  Duration:58:07   Series: The Normans

King Arthur
King Arthur 2005

The fantastical tale of King Arthur, the hero warrior, is one of the great themes of British literature. But was it just invented to restore British pride after the Norman invasion? Michael Wood puts the king in the spotlight.

Category:History  Duration:60:00   Series: Myths and Heroes

The Normans: Conquest
The Normans: Conquest 2010

Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Norman conquest of Britain and Ireland. Bartlett shows how William the Conqueror imposed a new aristocracy, savagely cut down opposition and built scores of castles and cathedrals to intimidate and control. He also commissioned the Domesday Book, the greatest national survey of England that had ever been attempted. England adapted to its new masters and both the language and culture were transformed as the Normans and the English intermarried. Bartlett shows how the political and cultural landscape of Scotland, Wales and Ireland were also forged by the Normans and argues that the Normans created the blueprint for colonialism in the modern world.

Category:History  Duration:58:07   Series: The Normans

 
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