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   2013    History
Dr Michael Scott looks at the dramatic decline of Athens and the remarkable triumph and transformation of theatre. During the 4th century BC Athens would lose its Empire, its influence and even its democracy. But theatre, that most Athenian of inventions, would thrive, spreading throughout the Greek world and beyond and giving rise to a new kind of comedy, one so popular and prevalent that it is still at the heart of our comedy today.
Series: Ancient Greece

The Two Thousand Year Old Computer

   2012    History
In 1901, a group of divers excavating an ancient Roman shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, off the southern coast of Greece, found a mysterious object - a lump of calcified stone that contained within it several gearwheels welded together after years under the sea. The 2,000-year-old object, no bigger than a modern laptop, is now regarded as the world's oldest computer, devised to predict solar eclipses and, according to recent findings, calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. Following the efforts of an international team of scientists, the mysteries of the Antikythera Mechanism are uncovered, revealing surprising and awe-inspiring details of the object that continues to mystify

Ancient Greece: Democrats

   2013    History
Dr Michael Scott journeys to Athens to discover that from the very start the theatre was about more than just entertainment - it was a reaction to real events, it was a driving force in history and it was deeply connected to Athenian democracy. In fact, the story of theatre is the story of Athens.
Series: Ancient Greece
Space Deepest Secrets
Space Deepest Secrets

   2019    Science
Inside the World Toughest Prisons
Inside the World Toughest Prisons

   2020    Culture
Through the Wormhole Season 6
Through the Wormhole Season 6

   2015    Science
The Great Acceleration
The Great Acceleration

   2020    Technology
Tiger
Tiger

   2020    History
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood

   2008    Nature
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History