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Protestant Reformation
Protestant Reformation

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This BBC documentary summarizes and explains one of the most pivotal points in western history; The Reformation. After creating a sect of the Christian church Martin Luther created years and years of violence and bloodshed, in fact most European wars after The Reformation where brought in part if not solely due to the different sects of Christianity. A key documentary to understand European history,

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Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened
Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened

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"Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened is a BBC documentary by Rick Edwards, who previously covered Pistorius’s record-breaking achievements and metal winning at the 2012 Olympics.Investigators are saying the unfortunate death of Reeva Steenkamp was premeditated by her boyfriend, Pistorius, but he says it was an accident. The investigative reporting team, lead by Edwards has been digging deeper into the death in South Africa.While his Olympic success was seen around the world, new reports of his life outside the spotlight are darker, involving brawls and late night disturbances.Is he guilty, or was this just an accident that was blown up due to to the celebrity status of the only suspect?"

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Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed
Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed

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On the top floor of a special hospital, locked away from their families and friends, a group of men and women are subjected to a regime of physical violence, the systematic brutality, torture, and by the very people supposed to care for them.The victims are among the most vulnerable in society – the learning disabled, autism, and suicide. In a special Panorama, Paul Kenyon exposes the truth about a group of caregivers out of control, and how the care system ignored all the warning signs.Joe Casey spent five weeks filming undercover in a private hospital on the outskirts of Bristol after getting a job as a support worker. He was shocked by what he witnessed.Bristol police have arrested four people after being secretly filmed by BBC Panorama found a pattern of serious abuses in a residential hospital.

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Do I Drink Too Much?
Do I Drink Too Much?

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Alcohol is one of the most common recreational drugs. And one of the most widely abused. This BBC documentary explores the science of addiction, exploring new advances in science.

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Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet
Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet

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"US Open, Olympic champion and now 2013 Wimbledon Mens Champion Andy Murray is the focus of this documentary by the BBC. The film reveals what it takes to be a tennis superstar. From showing how he trains and goes through physical rehab for injuries, to the number of public appearances and commitments he has around the world, this documentary will open your eyes to the lives of one of the sport’s greats.Includes interviews from some of Tennis greats like Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi and John McEnroe."

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The Ascent of Man
The Ascent of Man

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The ascent of man is a thirteen-part documentary series produced television by the BBC and Time-Life Films first broadcast in 1973, written and presented by Jacob Bronowski.Conceived as a series of documentaries of view in the form of Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series 1969, the series received the applause of well-informed analysis, but simple eloquence of Bronowski, unscripted monologues long and extensive location shoots.The title alludes to The Descent of Man, the second book on evolution by Charles Darwin. Over thirteen episodes of the series, Bronowski around the world to follow the development of human society through their understanding of science.Series schedule:The evolution of man from ape-proto 400,000 years ago – less than the angels.The harvest of the season – early human migration, agriculture and the first settlements, war.The grain of the stone – development tools architecture and sculpture.The hidden structure – The fire, metals and alchemy.Music of the Spheres – The language of numbers.The Starry Messenger – Galileo’s universe.Majestic mechanics – Explore Newton’s laws and Einstein.The drive for power – the Industrial Revolution.The ladder of Creation – Darwin and Wallace’s ideas on the origin of species.World within the world – The history of the periodic table.Knowledge or certainty – Physics and the clash of absolute knowledge, the oppressive state, and realize their doubts the result of its terrible outcome.Generation after generation – life, genetics and cloning identically.The long childhood – treated Bronowski on the commitment of man."

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The Human Face
The Human Face

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The human face is a part of the BBC 4 series examining the science behind facial beauty, expression and fame in an entertaining way. John Cleese, actor, comedian, visiting professor, and author of best seller on psychology, she embarks on an odyssey to discover the mysteries of identity, perception, creativity and sexuality hidden behind the mask of life itself. This four-part series combines art, technology and deeply moving human interest stories to discover the secrets of the human face.Here’s Looking at. The series opens with an epic journey to discover the secrets of the human face. In a world of six billion other faces, your face is unique. That reveals their personality, genetic and cultural identity, and can be read like a book. Family resemblances, facial recognition and purpose of the face and its features are part of a story that begins in the oceans 500 million years ago.The fame and infamy. Famous Faces are everywhere. They keep us from billboards, magazines and movie screens, emitting faces messages.These sell sex, politics, the glamor and power. Diana, Jackie O, Marilyn Monroe, their faces are sometimes more familiar to us than our nearest and dearest.The survival of the prettiest. What is beauty? Is it just a matter of personal taste? Apparently not, reveals that the same things that appeal to enthusiasts worldwide. A pretty face is a face suggests fertile and ugliness of ill health. Big eyes, smooth skin and symmetrical features that will win fans everywhere.Secrets and lies. Each face contains a million secrets. And we like it or not, the face reveals our feelings and what is really going on in the background. Secrets and lies about how you communicate your face without saying a word, these expressions, the costume and the mysterious art of face reading.

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Newton: The Dark Heretic
Newton: The Dark Heretic

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A BBC documentary reveals for the first time, the original manuscript where Newton forecasting doomsday date. Newton, the father of modern mathematics, has devoted much of his life to the quest to decode the Bible which he believes is the word of God. For over 50 years, studied the Bible trying to unravel God’s secret laws of the universe.He was fanatical in his quest to discover the date of the second coming of Christ and the end of the world. Scholars have spent years trying to unravel the writings of Newton on the Book of Revelation to establish when I thought the apocalypse was near.For the first time, Newton: The Dark Heretic reveals the projected date in the lives of many people – 2060.The BBC had infrequent access to Newton’s original manuscripts in Hebrew National Library in Jerusalem. Buried in his papers, Dr. Stephen Snobelen, University of King’s College in Nova Scotia, which is the original document where Newton had written his prediction. In 2060, Newton believed that the dramatic events planned in the apocalyptic book of Revelation would occur: the plagues and massive fires, the terrible battle of Armageddon between good and evil and destruction and eternal damnation of the wicked.Producer Neaum Malcolm says: “Newton prayed daily for the end of the world that he believed that announce the second coming of Christ. This may mark the beginning in 1000, the rule of the saints and Newton believed that then take place as San boss."

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We Love Cigarettes
We Love Cigarettes

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Nicotine. It is one of the most widely consumed recreational drugs. Across all cultures people love their nicotine. In this one way our race of people stand united we love smoking, chewing or snorting nicotine. We love the buzz. This documentary by BBC’s Horizon takes a look at the nicotine culture across the globe and tries to explain why this deadly drug is so popular.

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We Have Ways Of Making You Talk
We Have Ways Of Making You Talk

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"We Have Ways Of Making You Talk, is a documentary examining interrogation techniques and they’re consequences. The documentary is preceded by a short promotion for a different documentary but gets into the main documentary after a minute or so.Does water boarding work? What is the history behind that technique? These and other questions will be answered in this intriguing and sometimes disturbing documentary.Filmed in France, Israel, USA, Algeria, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa and the United Kingdom, this BBC documentary explores the disturbing and honest story of modern interrogation techniques and the increase of modern torture revealing interviews interrogators and torturers with the State of the State.The legacy of the story follows the forms of our mind, especially in the United States, and some of these techniques have become routine in the war on terror – or the use of dogs, waterboarding, or sexual humiliation.This long and unbroken line of inhuman cruelty of Nazi Germany connected to Abu Ghraib, and is a key issue in the current political landscape."

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The Divine Michelangelo
The Divine Michelangelo

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"‘The Divine Michelangelo’ takes the viewers through the life and one of the most significant works of this versatile genius.The film was made by BBC ONE on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the most famous sculpture in the world – the David sculpted by the master himself.Michelangelo’s artistic genius as sculptor, painter, architect and poet is well known in history; he adorned the ceiling of the Sistine chapel with most awe-inspiring painting; and one of the world’s greatest buildings – the dome of St Peter’s, the jewel in the crown of the Roman skyline.Michelangelo, born in 1475 lived a long and fulfilling life for 90 years. In the span of his eventful life, he made some of the greatest masterpieces of all times; his work made people wonder in amazement. Known to be a complex personality, Michelangelo was a driven and gifted human and adored art, beauty and God till the end of his life, which were the forces behind his inspiration and motivation."

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The Death of the Oceans – BBC Horizon
The Death of the Oceans – BBC Horizon

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One gets the feeling that the decision to frame the title of The Death of the oceans? as a matter may have been taken in the last minute in order to discourage immediate despair by the viewer.If the program itself communicated anything, however, is that the oceans dead are much stronger possibility that the question mark means.The threat, in fact, seems to be immediate and almost irreversible. One scientist said: We run the risk of loss of species before it has even been introduced to them. The sea life is very fragile, said another. Not for one minute think that we can not screw up much worse than it is today.No sound down, it looked like another documentary lush and luxurious sea creatures led by David Attenborough, looking weird humpback whale squid and shining in the sun.But the soundtrack was mostly a long list of warnings raw and grim statistics: fish in our seas clean for the year 2050, all corals to die because of ocean acidification unless the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is drastically reduced, all conversations eventually whale drowned our shipping increasingly noisy.Before we can take the most basic measures to save our oceans, we need something we’ve never come close to having: a baseline study of what is in the sea. That’s where people diligently Census of Marine Life comes in.They are carefully measuring all aspects of ocean life, although it is difficult to see that they do in present circumstances no one would pretend that bit faster. Dr. Julian Caley and his team spend months examining the creatures in a cubic foot coral reef in Australia.The worm only specialist found 22 new species. Records of parasites of fish type, on average, one new species a day, 6,000 species have been discovered previously unknown through the census of all so far.Filmed by BBC Horizons –http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v7tmd

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The Way of All Flesh
The Way of All Flesh

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‘The Way of All Flesh’ is a documentary film about a woman called Henrietta Lacks, who died in 1951 in Baltimore, America.It shows how certain cells taken from her body just before she died have been increasing in unprecedented numbers since then in laboratories around the world, transforming modern medicine. They have even been involuntarily caught up in political drama as well as scientists were convinced that in her cells lay the secret to how to conquer death.Dr. Howard Jones, a reputed gynecologist on this issue commented, “It was not like an ordinary cancer. This was different, this didn’t look like cancer. It was purple and it bled very easily on touching. I’ve never seen anything that looked like it and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything that looked like it since, so it was a very special different kind of, well, it turned out to be a tumor.”Originally produced by the BBC

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The Beauty of Maps
The Beauty of Maps

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"The Beauty of Maps (Seeing the Art in Cartography) a BBC television series looks at maps in incredible detail. The purpose behind the film is to highlight the artistic attributions of maps and ponder over the stories that they tell. The film focuses on matters concerning data visualization.The attempt of BBC to take up this subject shows how visualization is becoming an interesting feature in popular press. The varied locations continue to interest trend analysts and location-based applications take over the mobile landscape1. Medieval Maps – Mapping the Medieval MindThe Hereford Mappa Mundi, largest intact medieval wall map in the world and its ambition is breathtaking. It pictures all of human knowledge in a single image. It is a work compiled by a team of artists. They portray a world overflowing with life. It features Classical and Biblical history, contemporary buildings and events, animals and plants from across the globe. The infamous ‘monstrous races’ believed to inhabit the remotest corners of the Earth are too part of this picture.2. City Maps – Order out of Chaos. It’s the story of how urban maps try to impose order on chaos. The British Library has 4.5 million maps, most of which are not hidden in its basement. The series takes us behind the scenes to explore some amazing treasures in more detail. This is the story of three maps, three ‘visions’ of London over three hundred years. What we witness is visions of beauty that celebrate as well as o distort the truth.3. Atlas Maps – Thinking Big. The Dutch Golden Age saw map-making reach a fever pitch of creative and commercial ambition. It was a period the first ever atlases. The atlases were– elaborate, lavish and beautiful. It was the great age of discovery and gave an unprecedented opportunity to mapmakers. Theses mapmakers sought to record and categorize the newly acquired knowledge of the world.4. Cartoon Maps – Politics and Satire. The series delves into the world of satirical maps. Graphic artist Fred Rose captures the public mood in 1880 with his general election maps that feature Gladstone and Disraeli. He uses the maps to comment upon crucial election issues and takes advantage of technology. This advent of technology allowed printing larger runs at lower cost. His views are still familiar to us today."

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Suez: A Very British Crisis
Suez: A Very British Crisis

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‘Suez: A Very British Crisis’ is a BBC Two series, depicting how the Suez crisis in the 1950s signaled the end of Britain’s history as a power that could act alone on the world stage. It uses dramatic reconstructions and interviews with participants and witnesses to the crisis. Betrayal – The first part shows how the Suez Canal in Egypt was a symbol of western dominance. As France and Britain were the major shareholders in the company that ran the canal and British troops occupied its banks, when Gamal Abdul Nasser came to power in 1954, his main objective was to remove the British from Egypt. The British Prime Minister, Anthony Eden, did not understand that the world had changed. Conspiracy – This part explains how Britain plotted with France and Israel to gain back control of the canal, when Nasser seized control of the Suez Canal. Nasser was regarded as a dictator whose claim to represent all Arabs was a direct threat to British interests in the Middle East. He was determined to make Nasser reverse his decision by force if necessary. The plan was for Israel to invade Egypt, its neighbor, allowing Britain and France to issue an ultimatum to each side to stop fighting or they would intervene to “save” the canal. War – In the final episode, Anthony Eden takes Britain to war in Suez. The invasion took place as planned. But Eden had not informed the Americans. When they found out, they were concerned about wider relations with the Arab world and refused to back the operation. Desperately short of funds and without financial support from the Americans, the British were forced to pull out of Suez by December 1956.

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Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn

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Simon Reeve presents a travel documentary as he embarks on a journey along the Tropic of Capricorn, the line of latitude that runs through southern Africa, Australia and South America.In the four parts Tropic of Capricorn BBC2 series, issued in 2008, Simon went to the southern border of the tropics worldwide. While the film Tropic of Capricorn, Simon traveled through Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil

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Louis Theroux: Hypnotists
Louis Theroux: Hypnotists

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Louis travels to Las Vegas to meet some of the leaders in the field of hypnosis, self-improvement.To enroll in a course with a hypnotist Marshall Sylver who seems to have much in common with the likes of Jimmy Swaggart – he says that you can make a millionaire, but when Louis asks customers to fulfill their successful things take a different turn .Luis is also connected with Ross Jeffries, who is almost a clone of TJ Mackey in Magnolia just creepy. He uses hypnosis to make members of the opposite sex feel more attracted to him, but for some unknown reason Louis also starts to find its strange appeal.Another revealing inside look at an industry that looks decidedly unattractive after Louis has finished with it, but it also has some of the most shameful moments of Louis the series.

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Around the World in 80 Faiths
Around the World in 80 Faiths

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Anglican vicar Peter Owen-Jones has taken a sabbatical to travel the world with a BBC team to explore different religions around the world in the early 21.Pete Owen Jones presents the definitive guide for faith in the land, with eighty rituals through six continents in the space of a year.The six major world religions are just a part of history. Faith is belief in the sacred, and is expressed in a variety of rituals, denominations, sects, cults, tribal religions and new religious movements.Pete mission is to witness and participate in rituals rarely filmed before taking the religious pulse of the planet and to understand the depth of the fascination of humanity with divinity.As an Anglican priest, Pete faced by cultures that will test their values and prejudices – you will be surprised, even offended, but also enlightened.

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Louis Theroux: Fundamentalist Christianity
Louis Theroux: Fundamentalist Christianity

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The odd weekends Louis Theroux is a television documentary series, in which Louis Theroux gives viewers the opportunity to brief glimpses into the worlds of individuals and groups not normally come into contact with or close experience.In most cases this means interviewing people with extreme beliefs of some kind, or simply usually belong to subcultures, not known to exist by most or just frowned upon. It was shown first in the UK on BBC2.In the first episode of Theroux weird weekends in Dallas, Louis meets TV evangelists Mark and Joni Lamb, and joins a group of hardline Christians called “La Familia” on his visit to the deep zone Ellum entertainment . (From Wikipedia.org)

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End Day
End Day

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End Day is a docu-drama produced by the BBC, which shows various doomsday scenarios. The documentary follows the fictional scientist Dr. Howell, played by Glenn Conroy, as he journeys from his London hotel room to his laboratory in New York, and shows how each scenario affects his journey, as well as those around him, with experts who provide commentary on that specific disaster unfolds.Mega-tsunami. In this scenario, a volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma triggers a massive release in which a significant portion of the island sinks into the sea, causing a huge mega-tsunami to race across the Atlantic Ocean and the strike the east coast of the United States, flooding most of New York, but leaving many buildings intact.The asteroid murderer. It begins with a mysterious missile attack in a remote area somewhere in the Middle East. The missiles were soon revealed to be small fragments of asteroids, the vanguard of a much larger asteroid on a collision course with Earth, threatening to Berlin, Germany. The asteroid is found and an attempt is made to alter its course with nuclear ICBMs. The attempt fails, resulting in that the asteroid is divided into hundreds of smaller pieces with the largest piece after impact and the obliteration of Berlin.Global pandemic. In this scenario, a mysterious virus similar to SARS or the flu breaks out, wreaking havoc as it spreads at a phenomenal rate across Europe, the UK and North America, prompting many countries to enact martial law and close its borders in a desperate attempt to quarantine the spread of the disease, but are unsuccessful.Supervolcano. This scenario is based on the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park erupted, incinerating everything within 100 km and the release of ash into the atmosphere which cools the earth. This segment has only issued in the United Kingdom. This scenario was explored in depth in another BBC docudrama, Supervolcano.Foreign matter. This is the only scenario in which Dr. Howell reaches his laboratory unhindered, with people protesting and shouting: “Stop the experiment!” Exterior. Upon arrival, he and his colleagues initiate a highly controversial experiment using the world’s largest particle accelerator. The experiment quickly out of control, resulting in the creation of a new type of matter called a strangelet, which begins to consume and destroy all matter around it, starting with New York. The phenomenon wreaks havoc on the Earth’s weather systems and atmosphere, and eventually leads to off-screen Earth from destruction.

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Krakatoa: The Last Days
Krakatoa: The Last Days

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Krakatoa: The Last Days is a BBC Television docudrama based upon a selection of four eyewitness accounts of the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, an active stratovolcano between the islands of Sumatra and Java, present day Indonesia.It is the second greatest volcanic eruption in recorded history (after Mount Tambora, only 68 years earlier), erupting more than 18 cubic kilometers of tephra in less than 48 hours, and killing about 36,500 people.The film also has a subplot concerning Rogier Verbeek (played by Kevin McMonagle), a Dutch geologist who had surveyed the area two years earlier and laid the basis for modern vulcanology with his research after the eruption. He adds a scientific touch and a helpful map to the computer-generated imagery that convincingly portrays the ash cloud, collapse of the mountain, pyroclastic flows, and tsunamis.The film also features a distressing portrayal of a family trying to escape the devastating volcano, and a horrifying video of the eruption reaching its height engulfing a ship with more than 100 passengers.

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Seven Ages of Britain
Seven Ages of Britain

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Seven Ages of Britain is a BBC television documentary series written and presented by David Dimbleby.The series covers the history of the largest art and artifacts Britain over the last 2000 years. Each episode features a different period of British history.Age of Conquest. The first part of the chronicle begins with the Roman invasion and ends with the Norman Conquest. David travels throughout Great Britain in search of the greatest works of art of the era: the mosaics of the Villa Romana de Bignor, the treasure of Sutton Hoo burial, the Anglo-Saxon poetry and Alfred Joya Grande.Age Worship. The history of British art in the Middle Ages, ranging from the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 death of Richard II in 1400. It was an era defined by the cult – whether loved worship of God, the king, or one.Age energy. This episode sees the Tudor, ranging from Henry VIII’s accession in 1509 for the premiere of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII exactly 100 years later.Age of Revolution. In the 17th century, when the people of Britain learned to question everything. The result was the Civil War, in which everyone, including artists, had to take sides. Out of it came a monarchy reinvented, a scientific revolution and, ultimately, the great Cathedral of St. Paul.Age of money. In the 18th century, the triumph of trade led to the emergence of class “middle” of a new, a group of people who longed for the pleasure and novelty, and has developed its own tastes in art. The result was a golden age of painting, Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough reinvent the British style.Age of Empire. The history of the British Empire from 1750 to 1900, revealed through his art and treasures. David Dimbleby travels across Britain, the United States and India, following the decline of the adventure and inspiration to moral bankruptcy as the Empire became a self-serving bureaucratic machine.Age of ambition. In the last episode, David Dimbleby examines how the 20th century saw the British upturning regular old power structures and hierarchies of class. The catalyst was the First World War, which engulfed the whole nation and traditional values called into question.

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FIFA’s Dirty Secrets
FIFA’s Dirty Secrets

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This documentary, hosted by Andrew Jenninngs, an investigative journalist, takes a closer look at some of the very serious allegations against FIFA, the world’s governing body of association football.Three members of FIFA’s executive committee, Nicolas Leoz, Issa Hayatou and Ricardo Teixeira were alleged to have taken bribes by International Sports and Leisure, a marketing partner of FIFA, for broadcasting rights, while a fourth official was facing ticket touting allegations. Sepp Blatter, the President of FIFA apparently did not investigate the matter properly.There were also claims about scams involved in the bidding process for hosting the FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022. Russia won the right to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018, while Qatar won it for the 2022 tournament; but because the documentary was broadcast just 3 days before the bidding, many people believed that England lost its chance because of it and the documentary includes thoughts and opinions of several prominent industry people after the results were declared.There was a huge outcry after this fiasco and BBC received a lot of backlash from angry viewers alleging BBC to be unpatriotic and inaccurate. Hayatou, the vice-president of FIFA, denied all accusations of involvement in the scheme and asserted that money was in fact paid to the Confederation of African Football (CAF). He even threatened to sue the BBC for the making of the documentary.

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Ganges
Ganges

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Ganges is a nature documentary series for television about the natural history of the River Ganges in India and Bangladesh. As the variety of animals and habitats found along the river 2510 km (1557 miles) range, the programs also have cultures, traditions and religions of very large human population that supports it. For Hindus, the Ganges is a holy river and a place of pilgrimage, a profound influence on their religion and culture, and their blood. Over three episodes, the series is presented as a journey from the source of the river in the high Himalayas to its mouth in the Bay of Bengal. Daughter of the mountains. The first episode begins at the Gangotri Glacier in the Indian Himalayas, considered as the true source of the Ganges, and follows the river downstream through 150 miles of mountain valleys on the edge of the plains of northern India and the holy city of Haridwar.River of Life. Beyond the mountains, fast flowing river slows and spreads over the plain, forming a marshy meadow known as the Terai. Animals included are the rare Indian rhinoceros and the Gangetic dolphin, but in these polluted waters, and filled his future is uncertain.Waterland. The Ganges flows into the Brahmaputra and flows into the Bay of Bengal through a huge delta. In the coastal mangroves of the Sundarbans locals share a difficult existence with the Tigers.

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Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby
Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby

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A major BBC documentary, Russia sees Jonathan Dimbleby attempt to put through the greatest nation on Earth in the course of a journey of 10,000 miles. The final result is 60 episodes full five minutes.And in general, is a very strong release. Billed as TV’s look first of its kind in the nation, takes us through Dimbleby road, rail and foot as he undertakes his adventure, and looking to Russia undoubtedly gets a lot of stereotypes that can be used to view .At best, Russia is a fascinating piece, brilliant television documentary, discovering new things really interesting and a lot of individual stories. Dimbleby may not be the most obvious host, sometimes getting a little too much of himself in the mix rather than focusing on the nation that is there to teach, but generally does a commendable job.However, inevitably, is the nation of Russia itself is the main attraction here. And although you can not help feeling that this documentary only scratches the surface of the nation, is still a comprehensive introduction to the welcome and a country once mysterious.

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The Curse of Oil
The Curse of Oil

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Three-part series that goes in a revealing journey through the world, oil-producing regions, beyond the familiar territory of the Middle East. Now that the price of oil appears to be rising inexorably at the pumps, the newspapers are full of gloomy predictions related to the increasing addiction to perishable reserves of oil. Bill Cran series takes a somewhat different approach.In fact, we are still well supplied with oil on planet earth. The problem is that the majority of which is as far as addicts spoiled the wrong places. Getting enough oil to fill George Bush SUV requires dealing with nasty governments or destroying the forest. But the relationship between oil companies, consumers and those who live where oil is extracted is changing very rapidly. It is increasingly possible that the native populations to obstruct the oil companies.Cran series leaves one with the feeling that there are no easy answers – but that, given the hysteria surrounding the issue, not bad. It is also amazing shot.

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The Story of One
The Story of One

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Our world is based on the numbers and the first was the number 1. From scratch to the bone and direction through the Greek philosophers to the development of Roman numerals and Arabic number system that feeds through the numbers we use today.Using the presentation style semi-comedian Terry Jones, the film is based on two key aspects. The main part of the film is based on the story of Jones, the words being said. Without being distant or difficult to access, the film tells the story of a fascinating and enlightening – never go into too much detail, but doing enough to actually make you feel like you have learned something and have a broad knowledge base in the going out and get more information.The other aspect is the delivery style – colorful, irreverent and fun. Most of this work and the graphics and comedy to add entertainment value to the film without removing the content interesting, but sometimes the numbers get constant computer a bit annoying and I want it to be very cheerful and populist,but I guess I was damned if he does and damned if you do not.Jones is a good presenter, because it addresses these two together – it looks really attracted to the subject while having fun. He is perfect for the comprehensive approach, while also reducing some chunky bit of trivia (the word comes from the bankruptcy of the Italian justice system punishes a banker cheating by breaking the table, or Italian to be zero as suspicious as a sign that his original name gives us the word “key” at present).In general, it can disturb the spectator away from intellectual documentaries, covered in mathematics and science, but this film succeeds in presenting the potentially boring topic, so lively and fun than the audience it deserves to win. Maybe a little too populist, at times, is still very interesting and enjoyable and is the type of program that almost makes you think that the BBC is fulfilling its public service charter.

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Life
Life

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Life is a documentary series about nature made for BBC television, first broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD from October to December 2009. The series is an overview of the specialized strategies and extreme behavior that living things have evolved to survive, what Charles Darwin called “the struggle for existence.” Four years in the making, the series was shot entirely in high definition. The spread of the UK’s life consists of ten episodes of 50 minutes. The opening program offers a general introduction to the series, a second aspect of the plants and the rest are devoted to the major animal groups. It aims to show the common characteristics that have contributed to the success of each group, and to document the intimate moments and dramatic life of certain species chosen for their charisma and extraordinary performance. A ten-minute take on life in terms of location is transmitted to the end of each episode, taking the total accumulated time of 60 minutes.Life is produced by Natural History Unit of the BBC in association with Discovery Channel, Skai TV and the Open University. The original script, which is used in British and Canadian versions of the series, was written and narrated by David Attenborough. In the U.S., the series is displayed in a 11-run first participated in March 2010, with narration by Oprah Winfrey. The series is marketed under the brand BBC Earth and is distributed by BBC Worldwide. It has already been acquired by several radio stations in Latin America and the Discovery Channel Canada, which made its debut in North America on November 15, 2009.

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Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children: Revisited
Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children: Revisited

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In 2007, the abandoned children of the BBC documentary Bulgaria caused an international outcry, because the images were so shocking drop to witness in a country that had just become a member of the European Union. The spectators were overwhelmed by emotion and anger to see Bulgarian children brutality and death before his eyes when state care after being abandoned by their parents because of disabilities.After transmission of the film, MEPs and ministers from across Europe visited Bulgaria to changes in demand, ask to see the conditions in other schools and donate money to instigate the process of change and institutionalization in a country suffering a hangover of communism. Eighteen months after filming the abandoned children of Bulgaria – Director Kate Blewett returned this year to Bulgaria – a movie with a handful of children in the original film, very disturbing – to see where they are today and how their lives have changed since the protest.It is a testament to the power of television to achieve a particular change, and also demonstrate how even seem hopelessly removed and “damaged” children can be reached, helped and given meaning to life and the future with proper care. Bulgaria’s abandoned children: Revisited – shows the two worlds, past and present in a 60-minute program.The 2007 film provoked an international scandal, because the images were so shocking drop to witness in a country that had just become a member of the European Union. The documentary shows how even seemingly hopeless, and retreat “damaged” children can be aided and given meaning to life and the future with proper care.

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Nature’s Great Events
Nature’s Great Events

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Natures Great Events is a series of documentary “shorts” which depict some of the most inspiring, exciting or impressive natural events yet captured on film. As you would expect the photography in Natures Great Events is second to none in the great way that only BBC can portray. The playlist runs automatically to give a pleasing mix of short documentaries.Major events of nature takes over Planet Earth left by the impressive series of the BBC, and offers a glimpse into some of the most fascinating events and spectaculars in the world. Narrated by David Attenborough, it digs in detail the impact on the nature of certain events, and manages to home in on the short stories in the midst of the most important. It’s an impressive cocktail.The most up great events of nature photography is so awesome. Those who remember the Planet Earth will remember how the superb shots which were often, but in any case, Major Events of Nature is the ultimate. The picture here is world class, and that greatly enhances the series around as a result.That said, there is more than enough substance to major events in nature as it is anyway. Diligently made and investigated, and presented in an accessible, but not condescending, which is another great success for the BBC in this area and further reinforces why it is a world leader in natural history documentaries are concerned.Credit should also go by the decision to include making material. Back when the BBC broadcast The Blue Planet, were often as interesting as the main feature itself, and the same happens here. It’s a really fascinating idea to production so ambitious, and you can not lose series.

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Pandora’s Box
Pandora’s Box

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It began with a weapon created by the scientists who threatened to destroy the world. But then, a group of men who were convinced that control of the new danger began to gain influence in America. They manipulate the terror.They use the methods of science. Pandora’s Box was a six-part 1992 BBC documentary television series written and produced by Adam Curtis, which examines the consequences of political and technocratic rationalism.After Curtis The Century of I had a similar theme. The title sequence made extensive use of short film clips designed to dream, and other similar file images.Episode 1: Plot of the Engineer. The revolutionaries who overthrew the Tsar in 1917 thought science held the key to their new world. In fact, it ended up creating a bewildering world for millions of Soviet citizens. In this research, gay, industrial planner tells how she decided the people wanted platform shoes, only to find they had gone out of fashion at the time the factory for manufacturing was built.Episode 2: the edge of eternity. Focusing on the men of the Cold War in which Dr. Strangelove is based. These were people who believed the world could be controlled by scientific manipulation of fear – mathematical geniuses employed by the Rand Corporation of America. In the end, their visions were the stuff of science fiction fantasy.Episode 3: The league of men. Thirty years ago, a group of economists managed to convince British politicians that they had foolproof technical means to make Britain great again. Pandora’s Box tells the saga of how their experiments have led the country deeper into economic decline, and asks – is their game finally up?Episode 4: Goodbye Mrs. Ant. A modern fable about science and society, focuses on our attitude towards nature. Should we let scientists are the main drivers of social or political change when, for instance, DDT made post-war heroes of American scientists only to be put on trial by other scientists in 1968? What kind of struggle that happens between rival camps before one scientific truth emerges, and when it does emerge, how true is it?Episode 5: Black Power. A look at how former Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah set Africa ablaze with his vision of a new industrial and scientific era. At the heart of his dream was to be the great Volta dam, generating enough power to transform West Africa in advanced utopia. But as his grand experiment took shape, bringing with it dangerous forces Nkrumah could not control, and slowly watched his metropolis of science sink into corruption and debt.Episode 6: A is for Atom. An overview of the history of nuclear energy. In the 1950 scientists and politicians thought they could create a different world, with an unlimited source of nuclear energy. But things began to go wrong. Scientists in the U.S. and the Soviet Union were duped into building dozens of potentially dangerous plants. Then came the disaster at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, which changed views on the safety of this new technology.