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The Connected Universe
The Enemy of My Enemy
Lack of Humility
The Story of India: Ages of Gold
What If Cannabis Cured Cancer
Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier
American Alternative Rock
Sunken Ship Rescue
Fracking The New Energy Rush
Chased by Sea Monsters 1of3
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 1
Galapagos: Islands that Changed the World
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Art of Eternity: Painting Paradise
American Serengeti
The Invisible Universe
The Mission Begins
Return to Jurassic Park
The Challenger
Dirty Wars
Workingman Death
Sea Monsters
Just Do It
What Happened Before the Beginning
Do We Live in the Matrix
The Cell: The Hidden Kingdom
Island of Lemurs Madagascar
Triumph of Life: The Four Billion Year War
Earthflight Europe
Ocean Deep
Prediction By The Numbers
Cooked: Air
Video Games: The Movie
Iceman Reborn
The God Delusion
The Search for a New Earth

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St Peter and the Papal Basilicas of Rome
St Peter and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 2016

After the success of Florence and the Uffizi, a new film production by Sky 3D and the Vatican Television Centre, taking you on a journey through the four Papal Basilicas in Rome and their treasures: St. Peter’s (one of the 25 destinations most visited by travellers from all over the world), St. John in the Lateran, St. Mary Major and St. Paul Outside the Walls. Four majestic buildings – each with a precious papal altar, each a treasure trove of timeless works of art and a destination for millions of travellers and pilgrims over the centuries – play the leading role in a new film tour that has been recognized as a work of cultural interest by the film board of the Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Tourism.

Category:Art  Duration:1:31:00      

The First Christianity
The First Christianity 2011

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch - one of the world's leading historians - reveals the origins of Christianity and explores what it means to be a Christian. In the first episode, he overturns the familiar story that it all began when the apostle Paul took Christianity from Jerusalem to Rome. Instead, he shows that the true origins of Christianity lie further east, and that at one point it was poised to triumph in Asia, maybe even in China. The headquarters of Christianity might well have been Baghdad not Rome, and if that had happened then Western Christianity would have been very different.

Category:History  Duration:58:32   Series: A History of Christianity

Born in the Purple
Born in the Purple 2016

This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall. In the first episode, the death of Marcus Aurelius brings a century of Roman triumphs and victories to an end, transferring power to his spoiled, unprepared son Commodus. When his father bequeaths him the world's mightiest empire, he is forced to spill the blood of both friends and enemies alike to keep his crown.

Category:History  Duration:48:55   Series: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

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

 
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