Simply the Best Documentaries

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Mammoths To Manhattan
The Real Garden of Eden
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 3
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: Son of God
Last Days in Vietnam
Basketball Diplomacy
Planet Earth II Mountains
Bloody Battles
The Internets Own Boy. The Story of Aaron Swartz
Life: Primates
The Power of Miracles
Is there an Edge to the Universe
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe
Journey from the Center of the Sun
Conquistadors: All World is Human
Earth, the Power of the Planet: Atmosphere
Meet the Romans: All Roads Lead to Rome
4000 Year Old Cold Case: The Body in the Bog
Tiny Giants
Light Speed
The Fantastic Mr Feynman
The Lost Tribes of Humanity
Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 4
Galapagos: Born of Fire
Deep Sea
Meditation Can It Change You
The Incredible Human Journey: America
Night Will Fall
Dynamic Salt
The Art of Russia: Out of the Forest
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Conquistadors: The Search for El Dorado
Hitler and the Occult
Kingdom of Plants Life in the Wet Zone

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The Wildest Dream Conquest of Everest
The Wildest Dream Conquest of Everest 2010

The film explores George Mallory's obsession with becoming the first person to reach the highest place on Earth. Told through the explorer's poignant and evocative letters to his wife, Ruth, previously unseen photos and film archive from 1924 (restored from the original nitrate especially for the film), dramatization and a modern-day expedition retracing the original route taken in 1924, Mallory's incredible adventure lives again. The expedition was led by renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, whose life became inextricably linked with Mallory after he found Mallory s body on Everest in 1999. Using replica 1920s-era clothing and equipment, Anker sets out to solve the great mystery of whether Mallory succeeded in summiting Everest before he died he was last seen just 800 feet from the summit before the clouds closed in and he disappeared into legend. The most heart-breaking clue: All of Mallory's belongings were found intact on his body, except the photograph of his beloved Ruth, which he promised to leave at the top of the world if he succeeded.

Category:History  Duration:1:26:00   

Conversations with Dolphins I
Conversations with Dolphins I 2016

Do dolphins think the way we do or are their brains wired in a very different way from ours? Will we communicate with them one day? Dolphins have been a source of curiosity to humans and have appeared in our stories and myths for thousands of years. What is the link between our two species? Why do we seem to be so interested and curious about each other?

Category:Science  Duration:49:04   Series: Conversations with Dolphins

Spark 2014

Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity. Until fairly recently, electricity was seen as a magical power, but it is now the lifeblood of the modern world and underpins every aspect of our technological advancements.Without electricity, we would be lost. This series tells of dazzling leaps of imagination and extraordinary experiments - a story of maverick geniuses who used electricity to light our cities, to communicate across the seas and through the air, to create modern industry and to give us the digital revolution. Episode one tells the story of the very first 'natural philosophers' who started to unlock the mysteries of electricity. They studied its curious link to life, built strange and powerful instruments to create it and even tamed lightning itself. It was these men who truly laid the foundations of the modern world. Electricity was without doubt a fantastical wonder. This is the story about what happened when the first real concerted effort was made to understand electricity; how we learned to create and store it, before finally creating something that enabled us to make it at will - the battery.

Category:Science  Duration:58:49   Series: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

The Lost Tribes of Humanity
The Lost Tribes of Humanity 2017

Alice Roberts explores the latest discoveries in the study of human origins, revealing the transformation that has been brought about in this field by genetics. Traditional Palaeoanthropology, based on fossils, is being transformed by advanced genome sequencing techniques. We now know that there were at least four other distinct species of human on the planet at the same time as us - some of them identified from astonishingly well-preserved DNA extracted from 50,000-year-old bones, others hinted at by archaic sections of DNA hidden in our modern genome. What's more, we now know that our ancestors met and interacted with these other humans, in ways that still have ramifications today. Alice uses these revelations to update our picture of the human family tree.

Category:History  Duration:58:49   

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