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The British and Americans assemble the largest invasion fleet in history. It is June 6th 1944: D-Day.

The British and Americans assemble the largest invasion fleet in history. It is June 6th 1944: D-Day.

A six-part series chronicling the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and the construction of Freedom Tower.

A six-part series chronicling the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and the construction of Freedom Tower.

In this Christmas Day special episode of Compass, JTV Youth Network and triple J presenter Robbie Buck meets three different families from three different faiths, all ...

In this Christmas Day special episode of Compass, JTV Youth Network and triple J presenter Robbie Buck meets three different families from three different faiths, all celebrating the festive season in three different ways.

Before migrating to Australia in 1947, Martina Reisgys and her family fled Lithuania for Germany as the Russians invaded, escaping over the last bridge to the West as it was ...

Before migrating to Australia in 1947, Martina Reisgys and her family fled Lithuania for Germany as the Russians invaded, escaping over the last bridge to the West as it was dismantled behind them.

Engaging stories from the world's smallest people which look at intriguing aspects of the human body and give thought-provoking insights into the lives of people whom much of ...

Engaging stories from the world's smallest people which look at intriguing aspects of the human body and give thought-provoking insights into the lives of people whom much of the world treat as freaks.

Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind 'day-in-the-life' expose of best-selling Indigenous Australian author Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to ...

Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind 'day-in-the-life' expose of best-selling Indigenous Australian author Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to match her wit and intellect with her designer shoes!

Using archaeology and natural sciences, this documentary traces the finding and excavation of two sites in the Dead Sea Plains which may indeed be the biblical cities of Sodom ...

Using archaeology and natural sciences, this documentary traces the finding and excavation of two sites in the Dead Sea Plains which may indeed be the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

In the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina throughout New Orleans in 2005, this documentary follows legendary 82-year-old Jewish photographer Herman Leonard ...

In the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina throughout New Orleans in 2005, this documentary follows legendary 82-year-old Jewish photographer Herman Leonard as he struggles to rescue and reconstruct a unique American archive.

Contemporary artists, photographers and opinion leaders unravel the extraordinary and mysterious impact of Johannes Vermeer on our day and age. Features Tom Hunter, Chuck ...

Contemporary artists, photographers and opinion leaders unravel the extraordinary and mysterious impact of Johannes Vermeer on our day and age. Features Tom Hunter, Chuck Close, Erwin Olaf and Philip-Lorca diCorcia and many more.

This programme explores two days that changed the way Britons perceive the monarchy and the media.

This programme explores two days that changed the way Britons perceive the monarchy and the media.

American artists, Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder stepped forward in the 1950s to play a vital part in the newly energised worlds of modern dance and have enjoyed a ...

American artists, Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder stepped forward in the 1950s to play a vital part in the newly energised worlds of modern dance and have enjoyed a 47-year marriage and creative partnership that has sustained their accomplishments.

Zoe Palmer travels to one of the least known nations in Europe - Albania. Although located on the Adriatic Sea, close to many popular destinations, very few travellers make it ...

Zoe Palmer travels to one of the least known nations in Europe - Albania. Although located on the Adriatic Sea, close to many popular destinations, very few travellers make it to this spectacular and fascinating country.

Richard Wagner sought the ideal woman throughout his life, according to this documentary. As a 22-year-old music director, he married Minna Planer, a successful soprano, but ...

Richard Wagner sought the ideal woman throughout his life, according to this documentary. As a 22-year-old music director, he married Minna Planer, a successful soprano, but later became infatuated with Mathilde Wesendonck.

Germany, a nation stricken by humiliating defeat and emerging from crippling economic depression, looks to one man for a resurgence of hope and dignity. That man is Adolf Hitler.

Germany, a nation stricken by humiliating defeat and emerging from crippling economic depression, looks to one man for a resurgence of hope and dignity. That man is Adolf Hitler.

Features an inspiring collection of films from six promising Chinese filmmakers. In this episode, Mongolians who move to the bustling, modern city are facing the threat of ...

Features an inspiring collection of films from six promising Chinese filmmakers. In this episode, Mongolians who move to the bustling, modern city are facing the threat of losing their language and their culture.

Only 400 people have become astronauts in the last 50 years, but it is entrepreneur Richard Branson's goal to bring space travel to ordinary people. His Virgin Galactic ...

Only 400 people have become astronauts in the last 50 years, but it is entrepreneur Richard Branson's goal to bring space travel to ordinary people. His Virgin Galactic venture is set to take 1000 people to space in its first year.

What began as song and dance, has endured for thousands of years on cave walls. Sarrita, a young urban Aboriginal artist looks at how the art of her ancestors has survived ...

What began as song and dance, has endured for thousands of years on cave walls. Sarrita, a young urban Aboriginal artist looks at how the art of her ancestors has survived into the 21st century.

This fast and fun documentary explores the intriguing world of competitive jump rope. Jump! follows five jump rope teams from around the US who push themselves to their ...

This fast and fun documentary explores the intriguing world of competitive jump rope. Jump! follows five jump rope teams from around the US who push themselves to their physical and psychological limits on their path to the World Rope Skipping Championships.

The Universe
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The Universe: Light Speed

Season 3  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  February 7, 2011
When mankind eventually leaves the cradle of Earth and ventures forth into the uncharted territories of the cosmos, where, and what form, will our new home take?

When mankind eventually leaves the cradle of Earth and ventures forth into the uncharted territories of the cosmos, where, and what form, will our new home take?

Follows young pianist James Rhodes on a journey to Warsaw, Paris and London to discover the women whose voices had such a powerful influence on the composer Chopin.

Follows young pianist James Rhodes on a journey to Warsaw, Paris and London to discover the women whose voices had such a powerful influence on the composer Chopin.

The incredible discoveries scientists are making in the hunt for life in the cosmos may force us to re-evaluate our basic beliefs about where life might exist on - and off - ...

The incredible discoveries scientists are making in the hunt for life in the cosmos may force us to re-evaluate our basic beliefs about where life might exist on - and off - our home planet.

A documentary about a young Arab-Israeli girl, Shadya. Director Roy Westler shows a struggle between ambition and tradition as a spirited Israeli-Arab girl challenges the ...

A documentary about a young Arab-Israeli girl, Shadya. Director Roy Westler shows a struggle between ambition and tradition as a spirited Israeli-Arab girl challenges the traditional Muslim lifestyle planned for her by fighting to become a World Karate Champion.

Narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okenedo and with footage from China, Russia, Cambodia, Romania, America and Britain, this two-part series investigates the ...

Narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okenedo and with footage from China, Russia, Cambodia, Romania, America and Britain, this two-part series investigates the international market in abandoned orphans.

Follow adventurer Bear Grylls and his friend Gilo Cardozo as they prepare to fly over the summit of Mt Everest. They will be strapped onto flimsy paraglide chutes powered by ...

Follow adventurer Bear Grylls and his friend Gilo Cardozo as they prepare to fly over the summit of Mt Everest. They will be strapped onto flimsy paraglide chutes powered by backpack motors, or paramotors as they are known.

This documentary tells us who the Muslim Brotherhood is, where they come from, what they want, how they are different from the other Muslim groups in Iraq and Afghanistan and ...

This documentary tells us who the Muslim Brotherhood is, where they come from, what they want, how they are different from the other Muslim groups in Iraq and Afghanistan and where they're going.

The world's leading architects and designers reveal the creative processes behind their most famous works. In this episode, we meet Bjarke Ingels, the award winning Danish ...

The world's leading architects and designers reveal the creative processes behind their most famous works. In this episode, we meet Bjarke Ingels, the award winning Danish architect who combines playful and practical approaches in his work.

A definitive look at the way music has become an integral part of movie making.

A definitive look at the way music has become an integral part of movie making.

What does the universe sound like? From the sweep of a pulsar to the deafening roar of our boiling sun, this episode explores the undiscovered soundscapes of the solar system, ...

What does the universe sound like? From the sweep of a pulsar to the deafening roar of our boiling sun, this episode explores the undiscovered soundscapes of the solar system, the galaxy and the entire cosmos.

In this episode, Morgan visits Baan Gerda - a unique home-stay orphanage for 83 local children born with HIV.

In this episode, Morgan visits Baan Gerda - a unique home-stay orphanage for 83 local children born with HIV.

Follows the journey of four young Aboriginal volunteers -Trent, Michael, Kelli and Lorelle - as they take up the challenge of living in and working for a village community in ...

Follows the journey of four young Aboriginal volunteers -Trent, Michael, Kelli and Lorelle - as they take up the challenge of living in and working for a village community in Tamil Nadu, India.

Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are.

Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are.

Sascha and Anna share an apartment in Berlin. Their lives are complicated with the arrival of a mystery guest, Sam from America. Nic, who lives opposite the girls, finds out ...

Sascha and Anna share an apartment in Berlin. Their lives are complicated with the arrival of a mystery guest, Sam from America. Nic, who lives opposite the girls, finds out about Sam’s background - but tries to keep it a secret.

A young boy mysteriously coughs up blood; doctors are shocked to find a modern monster destroying his fragile body from within.

A young boy mysteriously coughs up blood; doctors are shocked to find a modern monster destroying his fragile body from within.

Smooth, strong and utterly unique, Jack Daniels is one of the world's best-selling whiskies. Every single bottle is made in Tennessee where old world traditions meet ...

Smooth, strong and utterly unique, Jack Daniels is one of the world's best-selling whiskies. Every single bottle is made in Tennessee where old world traditions meet state-of-the-art technology.

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