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The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe

   2022    History
The film explores the life and the mystery surrounding the death of American actress and cultural icon Marilyn Monroe through archival footage and previously unheard interviews with her inner circle. The filmmaker Anthony Summers spent three years collecting 650 tapes recorded with people who either knew Monroe in her lifetime or had knowledge concerning her death.

Perpetual Power

   2021    Technology
The meteoric rise of renewable energy has consequences for our electricity supply. While coal and gas fired power stations can generate electricity whenever you need it, renewables are intermittent by nature. So we need a backup plan for when the wind stops or the sun goes down.
All over the world, engineers and scientists are racing to solve one key problem; how to safely and efficiently store electricity at a huge scale but at a low cost. The quest is producing some truly remarkable ideas and this episode details three of them.
Series: Engineering the Future

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

   2019    Art
The documentary reveals the hidden power of sound in film and in our lives through interviews, film clips and a look at its actual process of creation and discovery. It captures the history, impact and creative process of this art form with insightful, poignant and entertaining stories told by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, and the sound artists they collaborate with who create the magic in all the films we love.

Human Worlds

   2022    Nature
A guide to plants that thrive in human-dominated environments, including trees that grow across canyons in India, which have developed into living bridges. The programme examines the origins of growing crops and the ongoing influence on the world of wild plants, as well as efforts to preserve species, from snipers firing pesticide bullets from helicopters to fend off invasive plants to plants being painstakingly pollinated using a paintbrush.
Series: The Green Planet

The History of the Red Army

   2022    History
The fascinating history of the military force of the Soviet Union. For 70 years, the Red Army was one of the foundations of the USSR, an instrument of fear as well as admiration, a symbol of liberation as well as coercion. While everyone knows that Trotsky's name is attached to its creation, most of its past is made up of military defeats and failures, contrary to the common idea. This documentary explores its history, combining epic narrative and deconstruction of the myth.
The Art Mysteries
The Art Mysteries

   2020    Art
Prehistoric Planet
Prehistoric Planet

   2022    Science
Minimalism
Minimalism

   2015    Culture
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History
Wild Wild Country
Wild Wild Country

   2018    Culture
Chemistry
Chemistry

   2010    Science
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

   2014    Science