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Hip Hop to House

   2021    Art
The 1980s was an era in which a fusillade of new genres emerged, and many are still with us today, such as hip-hop and house. Dylan Jones has mined the archives to select some of the most crucial tracks in the rise of these two genres.
From a young Kurtis Blow making his Top of the Pops debut to the sonic bombardment of Public Enemy and the sampling skills of Bomb the Bass, this episode showcases the evolution in rap and house music across the decade. There are rare archival interviews and stellar performances from Run-DMC, Salt 'N' Pepa, S'Express, Cookie Crew and Neneh Cherry, as well as iconic videos from Herbie Hancock, The Beastie Boys, M/A/R/R/S, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and many more.
Series: The 80s: Greatest Music Decade

Friends: The Reunion

   2021    Art
For the first time after seventeen years and their last appearance on the final episode of the TV series in 2004, Jennifer Aniston; Courteney Cox; Lisa Kudrow; Matt LeBlanc; Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, find themselves under the same roof for a reunion special. Hosted by James Corden, and produced by the show's co-creators, Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright, the show's main cast feels at home in the original sets of Friends (1994), taking a trip down memory lane while sitting on Central Perk's couch.
Brimming with emotion, laughter, and tears of joy, 'Friends: The Reunion' sheds light on ambivalent endings, the casting process, and many more, as the main cast re-enacts older Friends episodes and meets with a plethora of celebrity guests, including Maggie Wheeler, the show's Janice Litman-Goralnik; Justin Bieber; Cindy Crawford; Cara Delevingne; Lady Gaga; David Beckham; Tom Selleck, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai.

Secrets of the Forbidden City

   2021    Art
The architectural design of Beijing's ancient complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquakes. The Forbidden City is the world’s biggest and most extravagant palace complex ever built. For five centuries, it was the power center of imperial China and survived wars, revolution, fires, and earthquakes. How did the Ming Emperor’s workforce construct its sprawling array of nearly 1,000 buildings and dozens of temples in a little over a decade?

Saving Notre Dame

   2021    Art
Scientists and engineers fight to save Notre Dame Cathedral after the 2019 fire. When the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral erupted in flames in April of 2019, firefighters battled for nine gruelling hours to save the historic landmark. Still, Paris came alarmingly close to losing more than 800 years of history. Now engineers are in a different race against time: to rebuild the roof and secure the medieval structure of Notre Dame. Underneath the charred scaffolding and vaulted ceilings of the cathedral, scientists study the components of Notre Dame’s iconic structure to puzzle out how best to repair it.

Summer of Soul

   2021    Art
This documentary is part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten--until now.
'Summer of Soul' shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension, and more.
Through the Wormhole
Through the Wormhole

   2011    Science
Vice
Vice

   2013    Culture
Enemies of Reason
Enemies of Reason

      Medicine
Out of the Cradle
Out of the Cradle

   2019    History
Minimalism
Minimalism

   2015    Culture
Wonders Of The Universe
Wonders Of The Universe

   2011    Science
The Truth About
The Truth About

   2018    Medicine
The Hunt
The Hunt

   2015    Nature