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Battle for the Himalayas: The Fight to Film Everest

   2015    History
Between the 1920s and the 1960s the world's great powers sent vast military-style expeditions to conquer the peaks of the Himalayas, with Everest at their head. This was a great game played - camera in hand - by Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany and superpower America. As a result, Himalayan mountaineering's most iconic, epic and tragic moments didn't just go down in history, but were caught on film - from the deaths of Mallory and Irvine on Everest in 1924, to Everest's final conquest in 1953 by Hillary and Tensing. Using footage never before seen on British television, this is the story how of how film-makers turned the great peaks into great propaganda.
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The Story of the Jews

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   2017    Art
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   2020    History
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Cosmos: Possible Worlds

   2020    Science
Conquistadors
Conquistadors

   2002    History
The Crime of the Century
The Crime of the Century

   2021    Medicine
How the Universe Works Season 4
How the Universe Works Season 4

   2015    Science
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture