Africa with Ade Adepitan
59:24

Africa with Ade Adepitan

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Earth October 22, 2019

Geography

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Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan continues his journey, travelling across central Africa from the coast of Gabon, through the Democratic Republic of Congo, and then on to ...

Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan continues his journey, travelling across central Africa from the coast of Gabon, through the Democratic Republic of Congo, and then on to Uganda.

How the Victorians Built Britain
43:25

How the Victorians Built Britain: The Birth of the Machines

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS October 21, 2019

Modern history

Design and technologies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Michael Buerk looks at the creation of mass manufacturing, which meant that goods could be produced at a rate that had never been seen before. In Manchester, he learns how ...

Michael Buerk looks at the creation of mass manufacturing, which meant that goods could be produced at a rate that had never been seen before. In Manchester, he learns how engineer George Stephenson created the first intercity railway, so that cotton could be transported quickly and cheaply from Liverpool docks to Manchester's mills. Michael also discovers how the sewing machine - newly created in 1851 - created the rag trade, and visits what was probably the first shopping mall in the UK, the Burlington Arcade in London.

Face of Britain by Simon Schama
50:08

Face of Britain by Simon Schama: The Face in the Mirror

Season 1 Episode 5 Smooth/Arts October 21, 2019

Visual arts

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In this film, Simon Schama explores the complex motivations behind some of our most intriguing self-portraits, looking at what they say about both the creative minds of the ...

In this film, Simon Schama explores the complex motivations behind some of our most intriguing self-portraits, looking at what they say about both the creative minds of the artists who produced them and the human condition. From Tracy Emin's bed, a relic of our confessional age, to Lucien Freud's searing examinations of his ageing body, the film explores how all self-portraits stand on a knife-edge between self-indulgence and self-scrutiny. Schama explores the daring first glimmers of self-portraiture in a 13th-century manuscript, and how the incarceration of artist Gerlach Flicke led to the creation of the first English self-portrait that looks us straight in the eye. He shows how the frustrated potential of artist Isaac Fuller led to a self-portrait of unprecedented poignancy, and how the romantic imagination of Samuel Palmer created works of visionary beauty. Laura Knight's use of her own image to defy the male-dominated art establishment, and William Orpen's painted search for his own identity during World War I reflect the complex motivations that have driven artists to make themselves the subject of their work. Visiting the hundreds of figures that make up Antony Gormley's monumental sculpture Another Place, Schama reflects on this collective self-portrait that inspires us all to contemplate our place in the world.

Air Wars
48:31

Air Wars: Kamikaze: The Divine Wind

Episode 6 The History Channel October 21, 2019

History

Modern history

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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

Houdini's Last Secrets
43:28

Houdini's Last Secrets: Siberian Prison Conspiracy

Season 1 Episode 3 Discovery Channel October 19, 2019

Drama

Design and technologies

History

9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Was one of Houdini's greatest escapes a conspiracy to spy for the US government? Experts investigate by recreating his break from a Siberian prison van.

Was one of Houdini's greatest escapes a conspiracy to spy for the US government? Experts investigate by recreating his break from a Siberian prison van.

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works
1:25:44

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

The History Channel October 19, 2019

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Lockheed Martin is opening their hangar doors and pulling back the veil on 'Skunk Works,' the secret program and subdivision long hidden from the public. Founder and leader ...

Lockheed Martin is opening their hangar doors and pulling back the veil on 'Skunk Works,' the secret program and subdivision long hidden from the public. Founder and leader Kelly Johnson, as voiced by actor Dennis Quaid, congregated a team comprised of innovators, rule benders and chance takers to partake in the aerospace organization responsible for creating the most innovative machines in modern history - the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird and the first Stealth bomber to name a few. From the mysterious Area 51 test facility to the latest 'spy' plane, explore a world that is still shrouded in secrecy - a world where wars are won not on a battlefield but at a design table of men drafting aviation blueprints and working with their hands to create modern marvels from the ground up.

Elemental
46:50

Elemental

National Geographic October 18, 2019

Science

Media arts

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Reveals how the elements of the periodic table have controlled the outcome of human history.

Reveals how the elements of the periodic table have controlled the outcome of human history.

Albert: The Power Behind Victoria
1:33:22

Albert: The Power Behind Victoria

SBS October 18, 2019

History

Media arts

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9-10
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Narrated by Samantha Bond, this film tells the untold story of how the 20-year-old 'Pauper Prince' rose from obscurity in Germany to become one of the most powerful men in the ...

Narrated by Samantha Bond, this film tells the untold story of how the 20-year-old 'Pauper Prince' rose from obscurity in Germany to become one of the most powerful men in the world. Drawing on private letters, memoirs and historical written accounts, as well as expert insight from leading historians, Albert is revealed as a man who faced great prejudice when he first came to Britain, but then outmanoeuvred his opponents and won over both the establishment and the nation to become the 'People's Prince.'

Rituals
49:48

Rituals: Circle of Life

Episode 1 BBC Earth October 18, 2019

Intercultural understanding

Religious studies

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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Witness the incredible ceremonies from around the world which celebrate birth, marriage and death. At every turn, rituals connect us with our ancestors in an endless circle of ...

Witness the incredible ceremonies from around the world which celebrate birth, marriage and death. At every turn, rituals connect us with our ancestors in an endless circle of life. Alternative title: Extraordinary Rituals.

In Steve's Footsteps
42:09

In Steve's Footsteps

Animal Planet October 18, 2019

Media arts

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This is Terri's first time at the helm, running the rough and tough Lakefield Crocodile Camp that Steve used to have working like an assembly line of croc research.

This is Terri's first time at the helm, running the rough and tough Lakefield Crocodile Camp that Steve used to have working like an assembly line of croc research.

Back in Time for School
49:42

Back in Time for School: The 1990s

Season 1 Episode 7 Lifestyle Channel October 17, 2019

History

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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Our pupils and teachers arrive in their final time-travelling decade, the 1990s. Ready to embrace the decade that gave us girl power, Brit pop, Oasis, Blur and the Gladiators, ...

Our pupils and teachers arrive in their final time-travelling decade, the 1990s. Ready to embrace the decade that gave us girl power, Brit pop, Oasis, Blur and the Gladiators, our pupils arrive at their comprehensive school. Their first lesson taps into a moment of pop culture we all remember - Italia '90, and the pupils take the chance to trade football stickers. The canteen is still stocked sky-high with fast food and in this era they'll have potato smiley faces and turkey drummers added to the menu, along with cans of apple Tango and bottles of Panda Pops cherryade. In 1992, they have a treat in store, as a very special guest from the Gladiators joins them to kick-start the eliminator with a blow on her whistle. By the mid-'90s, it's time for the class to connect with the wider world and embrace the joys of fundraising. As the world becomes more accessible, their computer class gives them the chance to connect to the dial-up modem and access the very first world wide web.

I Wouldn't Go In There
44:10

I Wouldn't Go In There

Season 2 Episode 1 National Geographic October 16, 2019

Modern history

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Urban explorer RJ sets out to uncover the truth behind horrific paranormal accounts in Nanjing, China, a journey which leads him deeper and deeper into the abyss.

Urban explorer RJ sets out to uncover the truth behind horrific paranormal accounts in Nanjing, China, a journey which leads him deeper and deeper into the abyss.

The Importance of Being Oscar
1:24:06

The Importance of Being Oscar

Smooth/Arts October 16, 2019

Media arts

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A star studded account of Oscar Wilde's glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar's ...

A star studded account of Oscar Wilde's glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar's brilliant comedies such as The Importance of Being Earnest and stories such as The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Canterville Ghost are adapted and performed by a cast including Freddie Fox, Claire Skinner, Anna Chancellor and James Fleet. Wilde enthusiasts and experts including Stephen Fry , Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and his latest biographers provide revelatory accounts of how his own life informed his work. His Irish roots, his early career, his marriage and the importance of women as well as men in his life all combine in a complex and compelling characterisation and celebration that adds flesh to the bones of a man who is too often caricatured.

Kumi's Japan
57:52

Kumi's Japan

ABC October 15, 2019

Asia and Australia

Intercultural understanding

Languages

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Kumi travels to Japan to deliver news to a family she hopes still exists, about a father she never really knew. Her identity is challenged as she tries to understand why she ...

Kumi travels to Japan to deliver news to a family she hopes still exists, about a father she never really knew. Her identity is challenged as she tries to understand why she feels so at home in this intoxicating country.

Africa with Ade Adepitan
59:20

Africa with Ade Adepitan

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC Earth October 15, 2019

Geography

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Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan embarks on the first leg of his journey, starting in West Africa. He travels from Cape Verde to Senegal and the Ivory Coast, before ...

Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan embarks on the first leg of his journey, starting in West Africa. He travels from Cape Verde to Senegal and the Ivory Coast, before finishing in Nigeria, the country of his birth.

Josephine Baker: Story of an Awakening
52:44

Josephine Baker: Story of an Awakening

NITV October 14, 2019

Media arts

News and current affairs

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Josephine Baker, a chorus girl from America, becomes a superstar in Paris, bringing modernity to the Europe of the Roaring Twenties. But on every trip back home, she faces ...

Josephine Baker, a chorus girl from America, becomes a superstar in Paris, bringing modernity to the Europe of the Roaring Twenties. But on every trip back home, she faces racism and segregation.

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve
58:58

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Earth October 15, 2019

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Simon Reeve embarks on the second leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. Setting off from a snowy mountain ski resort in Cyprus, Simon finds an island and ...

Simon Reeve embarks on the second leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. Setting off from a snowy mountain ski resort in Cyprus, Simon finds an island and a capital city still deeply divided between Turkish Cypriots in the north and Greek Cypriots in the south. Simon joins the UN troops who patrol the line that separates the two sides, one of the world's longest running peacekeeping missions.

How the Victorians Built Britain
43:25

How the Victorians Built Britain: The Making of the Modern Home

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 14, 2019

Modern history

Design and technologies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Presenter Michael Buerk looks at how the Victorians created what is now known as the modern home, exploring the huge rise in house-building during the period. He travels to ...

Presenter Michael Buerk looks at how the Victorians created what is now known as the modern home, exploring the huge rise in house-building during the period. He travels to Fakenham, Norfolk, to visit the last remaining gasworks in England, and discovers how the Victorians mastered the art of producing 'town gas' from coal. He also investigates how the kitchen was transformed with the advent of gas cookers, as more complex meals including the Sunday roast steadily became the norm across the nation.