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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.…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
KKK - The Fight for White Supremacy
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America's most infamous supremacist group - the Ku Klux Klan - says they are in the midst of a revival, with a surge in membership and cross burnings across the Deep South. Film-maker Dan Murdoch meets the leaders of the…
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…
Food for Thought
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
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Human beings appear to be unique amongst mammals - we live in huge cities, we walk on two legs and we have language. But how far have we really come from our mammal heritage? Are we really as different as…
The Line of Beauty Episode 1
Part of the Series: The Line of Beauty
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Nick arrives in London to housesit for the Feddens while they are in France for the summer. He is immediately aware that they come from several social classes above him. He will have company, though. Not Toby, as he would…
Sense and Sensibility Episode 1
Part of the Series: Sense and Sensibility
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MRS DASHWOOD is devastated when her beloved husband dies. The late MR DASHWOOD's estate and fortune are bequeathed by law to his son from a previous marriage, JOHN DASHWOOD, to the delight of John's rapacious wife, FANNY. Mrs Dashwood and…
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…
I'll Be Your Mirror
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A portrait of photographer Nan Goldin and her work.
Bleak House Episode 1
Part of the Series: Bleak House
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Young orphan Esther Summerson is brought to the High Court of Chancery, where she is thrown together with two Wards of the Court, Richard Carstone and Ada Clare. Both are caught up in the infamous suit of Jarndyce and Jarndyce,…
Under The Greenwood Tree - Where True Love Blossoms
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Keeley Hawes stars in this enchanting adaptation of Thomas Hardy's pastoral romance set in the 19th Century. Amongst the surrounding farms and woodlands of the idyllic village of Mellstock, Dorset, a love story grows between local boy Dick Dewey and…
The World's Most Wanted - Secrets of Mexico's Drug War
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Mexican drug lord Joaquin ' el Chapo ' Guzman is almost certainly the wealthiest and most powerful criminal in history. Attempts by the Mexican government to curtail the power of his Sinaloa Cartel and its rivals have led to a…
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…
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…
Isaac Newton: The Last Magician
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Celebrated as the greatest scientific genius of all time, Isaac Newton is said to have rewritten the laws of nature after watching the legendary apple falling from a tree in his garden. Yet even though he was driven by rational…
Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail
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Louis Theroux spends some time locked up with the inmates of one of the largest jails in the world - Miami's mega jail. Holding 6,000 prisoners and processing more than 100,000 people a year, Miami's mega jail is a transitory…
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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…