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What is an American? - Immigration in American History
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What is an American? is part of a series of history teaching resources, American Future - A History by Simon Schama . In What is an American? , Simon Schama looks at the bitter conflict over immigration in American history.…
Social Climbers
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
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The most brilliantly coloured of all mammals are our relatives the monkeys.The scarlet face of a Uakari and bright blue bottom of a Mandrill, are matchless. But colour-vision first gave this group another advantage up in the trees - finding…
The Great Japanese Retirement
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In a world where people panic about the rising global population, Japan is facing a very different future which could see their population shrink by a third in just 40 years. One reason is that the Japanese are not having…
Any Place But Here
Part of the Series: The Promised Land
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After reconstruction, white Americans began to take political and civil rights from the black citizens. The first episode sets the historical scene, examining the politics, poverty and aspirations that motivated millions to escape from near slavery and segregation in Mississippi…
Paris - 1928
Part of the Series: Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds
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Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928. It was a city that attracted people dreaming of a better world after World War I. This was the year when the surrealists Magritte, Dali and Bunuel brought their bizarre…
The Power of Knowledge
Part of the Series: Heroes of the Enlightenment
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How power came to the people From Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law - many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment…
Jane Eyre Episode 1
Part of the Series: Jane Eyre
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After a wretched childhood, orphaned Jane Eyre yearns for new experiences. She accepts a governess position at Thornfield Hall, where she tutors a lively French girl named Adele. She soon finds herself falling in love with the brooding master of…
Cahokia - America's Lost Metropolis
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Before the arrival of Columbus, in the heart of North America lay a metropolis which rivalled medieval Rome in size and complexity. Research indicates that Cahokia was carefully planned in accordance with Native American beliefs and cosmology. This documentary traces…
Changing Society
Part of the Series: Heroes of the Enlightenment
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How power came to the people From Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law - many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment…
Copenhagen
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An adaptation of the popular Michael Frayn stage-play based around a strange trip the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made to Copenhagen in 1941 to see his Danish counterpart Niels Bohr. Old friends and close colleagues, they had revolutionised atomic physics…
The Go Between - The Past Is A Foreign Country
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When the reserved, elderly Leo Colston comes across a childhood diary, he recalls the painful events of the summer that shaped his character - memories that have long since been locked away... Fifty years earlier, a 12-year-old Leo is spending…
Birth of Empire: East India Company Episode 1
Episode 1 of Birth of Empire: East India Company
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Dan Snow travels through India in the footsteps of the company that revolutionised the British lifestyle and laid the foundations of today's global trading systems. 400 years ago British merchants landed on the coast of India and founded a trading…
Prehistoric Autopsy - Neanderthal
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Human evolution is not a straight line and prehistory is littered with hominids that never made it. Putting flesh and skin back onto ancient bones, this original series recreates every inch of three of our earliest ancestors. From fragments of…
Jane Eyre Episode 2
Part of the Series: Jane Eyre
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Jane returns from her aunt's deathbed to find Rochester paying court to the beautiful Blanche Ingram, however she soon discovers that it is Jane herself that he really loves. But as they are about to wed, a mysterious overseas visitor…
Turn of the Screw
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A hauntingly atmospheric and star-studded adaptation of Henry James' classic gothic horror story. A young, inexperienced governess is hired to look after two small children abandoned by their uncle, following the death of their parents, at his grand country house.…
Emma Episode 1
Episode 1 of Emma
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Rich, independent and kind spirited, Emma Woodhouse has no need to marry herself but nothing delights her more than matchmaking those around her. Once she has married off her close companions, she alights upon the pretty Harriet Smith to fashion…
Profit and Loss
Part of the Series: Forgotten Slave Owners
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In Barbados, David traces how Britain's slave economy emerged in the 17th century from just a few pioneering plantation owners. As David explores the systemic violence of slavery, in Jamaica he is introduced to some of the brutal tools used…
Apple's Broken Promises
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Do you know how your iPhone is made? Apple is the most valuable brand on the planet, making products that everyone wants - but how are its workers treated when the world isn't looking? A BBC documentary team goes undercover…
An Inspector Calls
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Emotionally powerful and sharply relevant, this is a stylish new adaptation of JB Priestley's timeless masterpiece. An Inspector Calls is both an enthralling mystery and a scathing critique of a hypocritical, class-obsessed society. Set in 1912, it vividly evokes a…
Vienna - 1908
Part of the Series: Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds
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Dr James Fox tells the story of Vienna in 1908, a city of amazing creativity and dangerous tension. This was the year Gustav Klimt painted his masterpiece The Kiss, Sigmund Freud revealed the Oedipus complex, Egon Schiele produced startling pictures…