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Heavy Metal

   2007    Art
The story of the longest surviving and certainly the loudest genre of rock, heavy metal. With no sign of disappearing, metal has been the most controversial and misunderstood of all rock genres. With Black Sabbath as the undisputed Godfathers, we follow their highs and lows, and, along the journey, meet Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Metallica.
Series: Seven Ages of Rock

Born in the Purple

   2016    History
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.
Series: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

What is the World Made of

   2010    History
In this episode, Michael demonstrates how our society is built on our search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. This is a story that moves from the secret labs of the alchemists and their search for gold by the stone of the philosophers to the creation of the world's first synthetic dye - Purple - and onto the invention of the transistor. This quest may seem abstract and highly theoretical. Yet it has delivered the greatest impact on humanity. By trying to answer this question, scientists have created theories from elements to atoms, and the strange concepts of quantum physics that underpin our modern, technological world.
Series: The Story of Science

Meet the Romans: All Roads Lead to Rome

   2012    History
Professor Mary Beard looks beyond the stories of emperors, armies, guts and gore to meet the everyday people at the heart of Ancient Rome's vast empire. In this programme, Mary asks not what the Romans did for us, but what the empire did for Rome. She rides the Via Appia, climbs up to the top seats of the Colosseum, takes a boat to Rome's port Ostia and takes us into the bowels of Monte Testaccio. She also meets some extraordinary Romans: Eurysaces, an eccentric baker, who made a fortune out of the grain trade and built his tomb in the shape of a giant bread oven; Baricha, Zabda and Achiba, three prisoners of war who became Roman citizens; and Pupius Amicus, the purple dye seller making imperial dye from shellfish imported from Tunisia. This is Rome from the bottom up.
Series: Meet the Romans

From Here to InFinite 1of2

   2017    Art
The documentary tells the story of the pioneering and influential British heavy rock band Deep Purple, with cameras also following them as they enter the studio to record a new album. The film accompanies five legendary musicians on their moving journey to Nashville to record their latest album 'inFinite' and once again find out that the power of music and friendship will never end.
As close as in this 90-minute film, Deep Purple never had cameras close by. The studio album 'inFinite' of the recently recorded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musicians was released on April 7, 2017.
Series: Deep Purple: From Here to InFinite
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
The Secret History of Writing
The Secret History of Writing

   2020    History
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Love On The Spectrum
Love On The Spectrum

   2019    Culture
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History
Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Elvis Presley: The Searcher

   2018    History
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History