Australia with Julia Bradbury
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Australia with Julia Bradbury: The Red Centre

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS January 16, 2020

Geography

History

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Julia explores the red centre of Australia and discovers a land of surprises. At Alice Springs, Julia is roped into The Henley on Todd Regatta, an annual dry river boat race. ...

Julia explores the red centre of Australia and discovers a land of surprises. At Alice Springs, Julia is roped into The Henley on Todd Regatta, an annual dry river boat race. She gets roped into the race joining the underdogs - The Pirate Team - to see if she can turn their losing streak around.

Young Elizabeth: A Princess Story
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Young Elizabeth: A Princess Story

Episode 1 The History Channel January 13, 2020

History

Modern history

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Part one presents Elizabeth's formative years - the importance of family and history and the enormous effect her uncle's abdication had on Elizabeth's future. This experience ...

Part one presents Elizabeth's formative years - the importance of family and history and the enormous effect her uncle's abdication had on Elizabeth's future. This experience would see the young Elizabeth develop a level of maturity far beyond her years and come to understand the importance of duty and sacrifice in the life of a modern ruler. This is a story of the young princess, who never would have been queen were it not for several twists of history. The story of the killing of her beloved grandfather George V by his doctors; of her grandmother Queen Mary, who taught her strict tradition and protocol; and of the favourite uncle, King Edward VIII, who abdicated and flirted with fascism. And above all, the story of her mother and father - King George VI's bravery in the face of disability and the future Queen Mother, who sacrificed a close, private, near-normal family life to save the monarchy.

India on Film
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India on Film

Episode 1 The History Channel January 13, 2020

History

Intercultural understanding

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Take a unique glimpse into the life of early 20th century colonial India. From vast processions of elephants carrying India's Maharajas, to King George V's symbolic visit, to ...

Take a unique glimpse into the life of early 20th century colonial India. From vast processions of elephants carrying India's Maharajas, to King George V's symbolic visit, to scenes from Gandhi's early fight for independence, witness pivotal moments in India's history come to life. Featuring previously unseen footage from the BFI national archive, including the oldest clips of India caught on camera, this collection of beautifully preserved films provides an astonishing window into a vanished world.

How Mad was King George?
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How Mad was King George?

The History Channel January 12, 2020

History

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The reputation of King George III of England as a foolish madman often overshadows his achievements and qualities as a monarch. As the first exhibition to focus on this ...

The reputation of King George III of England as a foolish madman often overshadows his achievements and qualities as a monarch. As the first exhibition to focus on this much-maligned king opens at Buckingham Palace, this programme reveals a very different side to a remarkable monarch. In fact, King George was a major patron of the arts and sciences and today, his collections of art and books constitute a major part of Britain's cultural heritage. His success in anchoring the monarchy despite the ever-present threat of revolution, had a profound impact on the future of Britain. New revelations from diaries and letters and interviews with experts, including his descendent the Prince of Wales, examine why history paints him as a fool and whether it is right to do so.

Australia with Julia Bradbury
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Australia with Julia Bradbury: Northern Territory

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS January 9, 2020

Geography

History

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Julia explores Australia's Northern Territory, including the tropical wetlands of the top end. She takes a scenic helicopter flight into the flood plains around the Mary ...

Julia explores Australia's Northern Territory, including the tropical wetlands of the top end. She takes a scenic helicopter flight into the flood plains around the Mary River, where she sets off on a crocodile safari with wildlife ranger Chase Johnson.

The Machinery Of War
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The Machinery Of War: Mass Destruction

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel January 7, 2020

History

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The efficiency of destruction has been a recurring theme in war, and in modern times the capability for carnage on the battlefield has grown exponentially. The battlefield is ...

The efficiency of destruction has been a recurring theme in war, and in modern times the capability for carnage on the battlefield has grown exponentially. The battlefield is no longer a place for catapults, but instead deadly howitzers like the M109 Paladin, or the havoc wreaked by a passing Boeing B-52 Stratofortress dropping its payload overhead. This episode looks at the destructive capability of machinery across all scales, the inventions designed to unleash maximum carnage then and now; from the portable Mk2 Grenade maximising the destructive potential of infantry, to the ultimate weapon that ended WWII and brought on an era of fear with a single blast. The deadly potential of the machinery of war is highlighted in these killing machines.

History Erased
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History Erased: India

Season 1 Episode 8 The History Channel January 6, 2020

History

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India, the cradle of civilization, has shaped the world we know today in countless ways. For millennia India has been the birthplace of innovation and life changing ...

India, the cradle of civilization, has shaped the world we know today in countless ways. For millennia India has been the birthplace of innovation and life changing advancements in culture, science, maths and technology. To celebrate the great achievements of India we're going to imagine a world where they are all stripped away. Not only will the world lose its flavour, it simply won't function.

Australia with Julia Bradbury
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Australia with Julia Bradbury: Western Australia

Episode 4 SBS January 2, 2020

Geography

History

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Julia explores the coastal city of Perth, one of the most isolated cities on the planet. She discovers the story of how London's bells ended up in Perth's iconic Bell Tower. ...

Julia explores the coastal city of Perth, one of the most isolated cities on the planet. She discovers the story of how London's bells ended up in Perth's iconic Bell Tower. Water has shaped the city's fortunes, and she meets a boat builder who now builds luxury yachts.

The Machinery Of War
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The Machinery Of War: Accelerating Warfare

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel December 31, 2019

History

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Manoeuvrability, speed, and efficiency. The pace of tactical responses, button-click warfare, and lightning-fast strikes are all defined by developments in the agility of ...

Manoeuvrability, speed, and efficiency. The pace of tactical responses, button-click warfare, and lightning-fast strikes are all defined by developments in the agility of machinery. This episode looks at everything fast and manoeuvrable and the ever-increasing pace of warfare over the years. The ferocious aerial combat in the skies of WWII evolved to lightning-fast dog fights between jet fighters with the advent of modern jet engine technology. Troops speed across modern battlefields in Humvees instead of horses, and carry light-machine guns like the M249 instead of single-shot rifles. Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles weave their way to pinpoint targets at the push of a button, whilst entirely autonomous vehicles like the MQ-9 Reaper push the limits of mobility without physical pilots to swiftly deliver their deadly payloads. Agility has redefined the limits of warfare, and the constantly evolving machinery of war has lead the charge on breaking these barriers.

History Erased
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History Erased: Japan

Season 1 Episode 7 The History Channel December 30, 2019

History

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Japan's global influence has transformed modern life through medical, military, scientific, transportation and arts innovations. Japan played a crucial role in the global ...

Japan's global influence has transformed modern life through medical, military, scientific, transportation and arts innovations. Japan played a crucial role in the global digital revolution pushing the boundaries in electronics, computing, robotics and popular culture. It's hard to imagine a world without Japan's influence, but we're going to do just that. Our experiment will strip away key Japanese innovations to appreciate the impact they have made on our lives.

The Wonderful World of Chocolate
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The Wonderful World of Chocolate

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS December 26, 2019

Design and technologies

History

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We enter Nestle's famous Kit Kat factory in York, a state-of-the-art facility built on the same site as the old Rowntree factory where Kit Kat began over 80 years ago.

We enter Nestle's famous Kit Kat factory in York, a state-of-the-art facility built on the same site as the old Rowntree factory where Kit Kat began over 80 years ago.

The Machinery of War
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The Machinery of War: Mass Movement

Episode 4 The History Channel December 24, 2019

History

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, small standing armies marched around or got on and off troopships. WWI changed all of that as it sucked more and more men into ...

At the beginning of the twentieth century, small standing armies marched around or got on and off troopships. WWI changed all of that as it sucked more and more men into battle and the armies of European nations swelled to a million or more men. Men who needed the long tail of support to feed and equip them, and then to treat their wounds and issue their pay. The challenge of moving such armies swiftly and efficiently was first met by the railways. And it has remained a challenge over the last hundred years. This episode tells the story of how machines have been used, and are being used, to transport armies and all of their equipment over land, across sea and in the air - from giant freighters to the image that became an iconic representation of action in Vietnam, the helicopter.

History Erased
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History Erased: USA

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel December 23, 2019

History

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A world suddenly forced to live without the United States and its countless ground-breaking contributions would be a drastically different place. From the first flight to ...

A world suddenly forced to live without the United States and its countless ground-breaking contributions would be a drastically different place. From the first flight to outer space and all the medical, technological and scientific advancements made along the way, our modern world is shaped by the USA. To celebrate and explore its contributions to the modern world we're stripping away key American innovations to see the impact when History is Erased.

Countdown to 1989: The Berlin Wall
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Countdown to 1989: The Berlin Wall

The History Channel December 22, 2019

History

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The opening of the Berlin Wall on the evening of November 9, 1989 came as a complete surprise to East and West Germans as it probably did to the whole world. How has this ...

The opening of the Berlin Wall on the evening of November 9, 1989 came as a complete surprise to East and West Germans as it probably did to the whole world. How has this historic moment come about? Examine the ten milestones - key political and societal events from November 1988 to 1989 - which ultimately led to the opening and fall of the Berlin Wall.

A Royal Tour Of The 20th Century
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A Royal Tour Of The 20th Century: 1990 To 2000 And Beyond

Episode 4 The History Channel December 22, 2019

History

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In this episode, we move through the final decade of the 20th century and look at the next generation of royals in the new millennium, as Queen Elizabeth the second retires ...

In this episode, we move through the final decade of the 20th century and look at the next generation of royals in the new millennium, as Queen Elizabeth the second retires from touring. We reflect on the changing times and a remarkable century full of both great loss and celebration; and the legacy of the Windsors that continues to stand the test of time - much of it to do with the relationships and connections to the public formed by the royal tours.

The Wonderful World of Chocolate
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The Wonderful World of Chocolate

Episode 5 SBS December 19, 2019

Design and technologies

History

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We journey to Bern, Switzerland, home to the 111 year-old triangular bar, Toblerone. Here, at the factory responsible for the entire world's supply, we witness the remarkable ...

We journey to Bern, Switzerland, home to the 111 year-old triangular bar, Toblerone. Here, at the factory responsible for the entire world's supply, we witness the remarkable nougat making process, and discover where the chocolate-maker's triangle obsession came from.

Verdun: The Battle Of The Great War
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Verdun: The Battle Of The Great War

The History Channel December 18, 2019

History

Media arts

Languages

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From February to December 1916, the French and Germans waged one of the First World War's most devastating battles in order to take control of the hills around Verdun. A head ...

From February to December 1916, the French and Germans waged one of the First World War's most devastating battles in order to take control of the hills around Verdun. A head on confrontation, fought with no help from their allies, army versus army, nation versus nation. Eleven months of fighting, over 2 million soldiers mobilised and 300,000 dead. Today, this massacre seems senseless. But in 1916, soldiers on both sides accepted to go into battle. Why? This documentary looks back at this insane battle that was to become the bloodiest chapter of the First World War. Looking back through the personal archives of veterans, delving into their daily lives, their dreams and their nightmares, but also using historical re-enactments and numerous computer-generated images, Verdun, the Battle of the Great War revisits France's last great victory over Germany. A battle that would become the symbol of nationalist folly and age-old hostility between two nations.

Celebration Nation
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Celebration Nation

Episode 1 Nat Geo December 18, 2019

Media arts

History

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For the Chinese, grave-sweeping traditions, boat races and grand ceremonies are held throughout the lunar calendar to commemorate the deceased.

For the Chinese, grave-sweeping traditions, boat races and grand ceremonies are held throughout the lunar calendar to commemorate the deceased.