From February 1917, Imperial Russia was plunged into nine months of popular and spontaneous revolt. The end of this revolution was a coup that changed the course of history and profoundly altered the future of civilisation and it was all chronicled by a journalist stationed in Petrograd.
Andrew Marr tells how Britain's Industrial Revolution created the modern world. The old agricultural order of aristocratic landowners, serfs and peasant farmers was replaced by a new world of machines, cities and industrialists. Across the world, many resisted this sweeping change. From China to America, Russia to Japan, bitter battles were fought between the modernisers and those who rejected the new way of life. In Europe, new industrial powers competed with each other to create vast empires which dominated the world. But this intense competition would lead to the industrial-scale slaughter and destruction of the First World War.
The episode examines how growing up in an era of nuclear fears and Cold War secrecy has led gen Xers to distrust power.
The post-war years see the Ellis family on rations without a fridge, hot water or an electric cooker. The girls sample 1950s-style dancing and mum Lesley gets her girlfriends over to indulge in catalogue shopping.
We fast-forward one thoroughly modern British family through a historical revolution in the family's very own home. Their experience begins in 1918. The war is over but life for northern workers is tough.
We'll explore the development of the Generation X sensibility, looking back at the historical events and social forces that made them Gen X-ers.
Through a combination of populist charm and brutal violence, Idi Amin managed to rule Uganda for eight years. But how did he rise from his humble beginnings and build such a powerful dictatorship? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
He was the most feared man in Panama with connections ranging from Fidel Castro to the US Government; but exactly how did Noriega rise from poverty to become a dictator? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
An exploration of the methods and tactics of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, who controlled Spain with absolute power for four decades and whose victims are still being exhumed to this day. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
This one hour special is the first major documentary retrospective on the epoch-changing decade of the 2000s. Featuring contributions from the likes of Donald Trump, Sharon Osbourne, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Moore, Randy Jackson, Carson Kressley and Dick Cheney - it tells the story of the second half of the decade using rare archive film and revealing eyewitness testimony. We hear of the "near-smartphone-suicide" at the launch of the first iPhone, and witness the versatility and pitfalls of social media and how it creates multiple realities - realities that are unified with the death of Michael Jackson.
This one hour special is the first major documentary retrospective on the epoch-changing decade of the 2000s. Featuring contributions from the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, Sharon Osbourne, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Moore, Randy Jackson and Dick Cheney - it tells the story of the first few years of the decade using rare archive film and revealing eyewitness testimony. Beginning with the threat of anthrax letters in America and the crash of the Concorde in France, it takes us through the rise of video effects in movies and video games to the rise of celebrity reality shows starting with The Osbournes, and through the search for Osama bin Laden.
A master of propaganda, Mussolini delivered bombastic speeches in which he idealized a fascist culture and promised to return Italy to the grandeur of Ancient Rome. Instead, he created a dictatorship and kept his grip on power for two long decades. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
Through his brutal use of violence, intimidation and torture, Saddam Hussein managed to rule Iraq for nearly a quarter of a century. Few dictators loom so large in recent history, so how did he? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
After taking power in 1950, Kim's regime attempted to shape every aspect of its citizens' lives, down to their very perception of reality. Now, see the methods used by Kim Il-sung to transform North Korea. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
Tragedy strikes again when Bobby Kennedy is assassinated. Ted Kennedy must overcome scandal and misfortune to continue the family legacy and pass the baton to the next generation.
Based on the real-life showdown that occurred when an American professor was forced to prove that the Holocaust happened when she was sued by a notorious English Holocaust denier.
The public supports Australia joining the Vietnam War - but not conscription - until the toll becomes apparent. Awareness grows about discrimination and the extent of everyday racism against Indigenous people, and about land rights. Gender inequality in the workforce and elsewhere also becomes an issue in the 1960s.
For 13 days in 1962, the world held its breath as the first nuclear confrontation took place between the world's two superpowers. What was not revealed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and is only now being fully disclosed, is that Khrushchev also had an ultra-secret naval plan, code-named Kama, by which he would covertly deploy seven (Golf Class) Soviet ballistic missile-carrying submarines to be permanently stationed at Mariel, Cuba. From there, the Soviets would be able to attack the US with their then-longest range (350 miles) nuclear missiles. For the first time, viewers will learn about this extraordinary story as we hear from Peter Huchthausen, a former ensign aboard the USS Blandy and the author of a new book on this subject, and former Soviet commanders of the submarines, among others.
The story of a group of astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who helped get the vote for women a century ago.
Numbed by grief after the assassination of her husband, Jackie crafts JFK's legacy, while Bobby becomes a champion of the dispossessed, and the family's next great political hope.
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