With the help of famous voices, we talk about the day of 9/11, before exploring how America came to terms with the tragedy and learnt to laugh again. Alternative title: The 2000s: A New Reality.
Travel back in time to late 18th-century France and follow the development of the French Revolution. What were the underlying causes for the revolution? What was the Reign of Terror? Who was Maximilien de Robespierre?
Finally enlisted as a marine, Sledge trains for combat at Camp Elliott. The 1st Marine Division lands at Cape Gloucester on the Japanese-held island of New Britain. As Leckie and the other marines battle the Japanese, they quickly realise that the more ominous enemy is the smothering jungle itself. Having survived Gloucester and being stationed on the godforsaken island of Pavuvu, Leckie begins displaying the physical and mental effects of combat and is sent to a naval hospital on nearby Banika for psychiatric observation.
Using state-of-the-art transfer techniques to turn recently declassified images into vivid, jaw-dropping footage, The Bomb tells a powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history.The Bomb tells the epic story of a device that has shaped humanity and redefined our existence on this planet.
The Bomb tells the epic story of a device that has shaped humanity and redefined our existence on this planet. For 70 years, the world has been terrified - yet also comforted - by the atomic bomb. The number of human deaths from war had risen precipitously higher throughout history, until August 1945. From that moment - when the atomic bomb made its appearance on the world stage - the number of deaths from war have dropped enormously.
Archaeologists Tony Wilmott and Dan Garner lead us through three months of hard graft, excavating Britain's largest Roman amphitheatre in Chester, possibly built by Emperor Vespasian, the man who built the Colosseum in Rome. With the help of computer animation, they bring Chester's magnificent amphitheatre back to life.
In 1968, a group of discouraged female workers protest against Ford for equal and fair treatment in comparison with their male colleagues.
Alice visits Chester where she provides evidence to show it is Britain's most Roman town. In this episode she abseils down the city's Roman Walls; dons Roman costume to sample a banquet; visits a cafe's basement to see ancient remains; unveils the bloodthirsty entertainment available at the amphitheatre and uses CGI to show how the Roman city and Garrison would have looked.
Louis is plunged into an existential crisis. He and Philippe are haunted by the burning question: what to do with the prisoner? While Philippe wants to send him to the colonies, Louis knows there is only one option: to kill him. Meanwhile, the seeds of discord are growing on the streets of Paris.
Louis and Philippe visit the midwife who attended the birth of their secret brother, only to discover that their brother died young. So the burning question remains: who is the Man in the Iron Mask? Meanwhile, Fabien tracks down the fugitives, Sophie and Eleanor. Instead of killing them as the king ordered, his conscience and love for Sophie force him to let them go.
One of the northernmost countries in Europe, the Scandinavian nation of Sweden has been an incubator for ideas that have shaped human history. From discovering uncharted lands to the explosive powers of dynamite, Swedish ingenuity has shaped the world around us. To celebrate Sweden's most important accomplishments, we're going to imagine a world without them. Every aspect of modern life will be impacted.
Travel across Turkey, a land of ancient architecture, incredible landscapes, and a rich history of food.
Ninety AD, the Roman Empire has reached the peak of its power. The current emperor, Domitian, knows that the masses need to be entertained and chariot racing was by far the most popular sport in ancient Rome and the charioteers were huge superstars. We accompany a young man named Scorpus on his way from a slave to the superstar of his time. And if he is lucky enough to survive, at the end of his career he will not only be rewarded with riches but also with the status of a free man.
In the summer of 1945, the world celebrated as the atrocities of World War II were left behind. But with new global leaders rising up, a new war was beginning.
After the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie and Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne where they are greeted warmly by the Australians. While his buddies carouse,Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family.
Behind the scenes of Lukshmi Villas Palace in India, which was built for the Maharaja of Baroda in 1890, and remains the home of the royal family to this day.
Basilone and the 7th Marines arrive on Guadalcanal to reinforce Leckie and the rest of the 1st Marine Division as they continue to defend the crucial airstrip. Basilone plays a key role in repelling a night time Japanese attack, but suffers a frightful personal loss. After four months of continuous action, the exhausted and disease-ridden members of the 1st Marine Division are evacuated off the island.
He's the most notorious of all Roman emperors. He burned Rome, he engaged in incest, and killed his mother, his wife and thousands of Christians. He was a psycho. But suppose it was all lies. What if the crimes he committed never happened, or were normal behaviour for a Roman emperor? Suppose his enemies decided to trash his reputation, and succeeded for two thousand years? Was Nero actually a hero, who took from the rich and gave to the poor? Historians, psychologists, criminologists and toxicologists are brought in as this documentary reopens a cold case. Together they reveal a complex web of lies, deflections and intrigues. Flashbacks and re-enactments encourage the viewer to explore theories that are suddenly undermined by unexpected twists. The result: a reassessment of Roman history. It's time to re-examine the Nero Files.
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