Every year tens of billions of dollars is appropriated to develop advanced weapon systems. Since the end of the Cold War military researchers have turned their attention from weapons of mass destruction to a far more precise challenge of finding, tracking and killing individuals. Welcome to Stop. Rewind and a short history of modern weaponry.
In this landmark, six-part series, British historian Michael Wood embarks on an epic journey to uncover the fabulous sights and sounds, the dazzling achievements and the dramatic history of the world's oldest, richest and most influential civilizations.
Examines the life, times, and miraculous feats of Spartacus, an outstanding commander of the ancient world, a man who came from the lowest dregs of the gutter to rise up and build an army from scratch.
This week it is the turn of the 18th century, a time when the triumph of commerce led to the emergence of a new 'middle' class: a group of people who craved pleasure and novelty, and developed their own tastes in art. The result was a golden age in painting with Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough re-inventing the British style. The story ends in 1805 with the burial of Horatio Nelson, a commoner, at the heart of St Paul's: the supremacy of the middle class assured.
This three-part series is on the epic history of the Normans, reckless sailors from Scandinavia who invaded and conquered England as well as expanding into Scotland, Wales, Italy and Northern Africa.
The final chapter in Churchill's career begins with the end of World War II. A financially depleted Britain was left struggling to keep up with two new superpowers, America and Russia. Opinion polls conducted through and after the war showed a gap between the esteem in which Churchill as a war leader was held and the way Churchill as a potential peacetime Prime Minister was viewed. An election was called and Churchill lost; now he had to get on with the humdrum task of leading a shadow cabinet. This did not interest Churchill and much of the ordinary business was left to his Deputy Anthony Eden.
With the Nazis on the verge of surrendering, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt warns the American citizens that the war with Japan could take several years to resolve.
A documentary that looks at the theatre Wagner built at Bayreuth, the festival he inaugurated there in 1876, and how the legacy seems to have poisoned successive generations of his family.
Africa. It's been called the birthplace of humanity, the land where our ancestors took their first steps. Yet only recently revealed as the home of a vast tropical civilisation. Cities and kingdoms once spread across the continent, then vanished, leaving barely a trace. What happened to this great achievement? Professor Jared Diamond has set out to explore the great patterns of human history.
In this new two-part documentary series, America Before Columbus takes a look at the infrastructure and population of the Americas prior to the discovery by Columbus and shedding a different light on the history of the Americas.
Once the War in Europe had been won the fate of the big three powers changed radically. By July a new world order began to emerge dominated by two superpowers.
Our rich maritime tradition has had a dramatic impact on our lives today. This series charts the wide-ranging impact of five astonishing voyages. Explorer and engineer Paul Rose recreates legendary seafaring adventures to investigate how their discoveries have directly influenced all aspects of our modern world - from commerce and manufacturing to medicine, from biology to geology and astronomy.
This documentary series chronicles the shifts in the idea of race and the history of racism in Europe, The Americas, Australasia and Asia. These films show how ideas of racial difference have evolved in response to historical events, and identify the profound impact that the idea of race, and the fact of racism, has had on science, culture, society and global history.
Tonight Stop. Rewind takes a specific look at high tech homes. The 21st century home promised every labour-saving device you could think of: instant buildings, instant meals, instant clean! We had sensors tracking our every move, opening doors, turning on lights, and dimming the sound.
In the 17th century, the people of Britain learnt to question everything. The result was the Civil War, in which everyone, including artists, had to take sides. But out of it came a re-invented monarchy, a scientific revolution and, ultimately, the great Cathedral of St Paul's.
Internationally, Kamikaze pilots remain a potent metaphor for fanaticism. In Japan, they are largely revered for their selfless sacrifice. Yet few outside Japan know that hundreds of kamikaze pilots survived the war.
Pat Hesse arrived in Australia from Sri Lanka in 1947 at the height of the rule of the White Australia Policy.
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