Gold: Story Of Man's 6000 Year Obsession
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Gold: Story Of Man's 6000 Year Obsession

Episode 2 The History Channel December 12, 2019

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In the second part of Real Vision's ground-breaking documentary, Grant Williams examines how gold is bought and sold around the world, explains the difference between 'the ...

In the second part of Real Vision's ground-breaking documentary, Grant Williams examines how gold is bought and sold around the world, explains the difference between 'the gold price' and 'the price of gold,' and explores some of the legends that surround the yellow metal. Grant also weighs up the possibility of the world returning to a gold standard and addresses the all-important accusations of manipulation that surround the subject of man's 6000-year obsession.

The Wonderful World of Chocolate
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The Wonderful World of Chocolate

Episode 4 SBS December 12, 2019

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We're going big as we go behind the scenes at the planet's biggest chocolate shop and visit the biggest chocolate factory of all. We also see one of Britain's grandest ...

We're going big as we go behind the scenes at the planet's biggest chocolate shop and visit the biggest chocolate factory of all. We also see one of Britain's grandest boarding schools re-created in chocolate, and reveal the sensuous secret history of Cadbury Flake. In Germany, we witness a brand-new bar being invented by Ritter Sport.

Australia with Julia Bradbury
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Australia with Julia Bradbury

Episode 1 SBS December 12, 2019

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Julia explores historic Cockatoo Island, where the first convicts landed in Sydney harbour. Now it is a popular glamping destination. Julia escapes the island to join an early ...

Julia explores historic Cockatoo Island, where the first convicts landed in Sydney harbour. Now it is a popular glamping destination. Julia escapes the island to join an early morning commute to work - Sydney style - by boat. At Bondi Beach, she joins the forty-strong life guard team on beach patrol. The only female member of the team, Julia Bahr-Thompson, shares her stories of dramatic rescues. Then it's time to explore the city's edgy side in Surry Hills, where tattooist to the stars Rhys Gordon explains Australia's unique tattoo history.

World's Greatest Palaces
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World's Greatest Palaces

Episode 2 The History Channel December 10, 2019

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For 350 years, Schonbrunn Palace was the main Summer residence of Austria's imperial family, the Habsburgs. Designed in a rococo style, the 1,441 rooms have played host to ...

For 350 years, Schonbrunn Palace was the main Summer residence of Austria's imperial family, the Habsburgs. Designed in a rococo style, the 1,441 rooms have played host to some of Europe's most influential figures including Marie Antoinette, Mozart and Napoleon Bonaparte. Schonbrunn was home to two of the great Habsburgs matriarchs, Empresses Maria Theresa and Elisabeth. Maria Theresa ruled for 40 years in the 18th century and married her daughters into some of the most powerful royal houses across Europe. Empress Elisabeth, known affectionately across the Austrian Empire as Sisi, has often been compared to Princess Diana because of her beauty and iconic status. She was assassinated in Geneva in 1898. The palace is located in a 500 acre park which includes an orangery, palm house and one of Europe's oldest zoos.

Lost Cities With Albert Lin
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Lost Cities With Albert Lin: Inca Island In The Sky

Season 1 Episode 6 Nat Geo December 9, 2019

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Albert Lin travels to the famous Machu Picchu, where LiDAR technology reveals evidence of an even older civilisation's involvement.

Albert Lin travels to the famous Machu Picchu, where LiDAR technology reveals evidence of an even older civilisation's involvement.

History Erased
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History Erased: France

Episode 4 The History Channel December 9, 2019

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From iconic cultural contributions, to life-saving game-changers in science and medicine, France has been a major contributor in shaping our modern world. France gave us tools ...

From iconic cultural contributions, to life-saving game-changers in science and medicine, France has been a major contributor in shaping our modern world. France gave us tools that allowed us to explore unimaginable places and helped perfect the finer things in life. We all owe France a toast to the wonderful world we live in. To celebrate these great contributions, we're going to run a thought experiment and strip them all away, leaving the world in crisis.

A Royal Tour Of The 20th Century
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A Royal Tour Of The 20th Century

Episode 2 The History Channel December 8, 2019

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In this episode, we explore the changing role of the Windsors' relationship to the Commonwealth and the political upheaval in the world during the 60s and 70s. Former colonies ...

In this episode, we explore the changing role of the Windsors' relationship to the Commonwealth and the political upheaval in the world during the 60s and 70s. Former colonies move to independence, often bringing violence. Tours to these parts of the world are under threat and the British and other former colonial powers struggle to come to terms with a new world order and diminished power.

Charles and Diana: The Truth Behind Their Wedding
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Charles and Diana: The Truth Behind Their Wedding

SBS December 8, 2019

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A documentary examining the week immediately prior to the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in July 1981, which lifted the spirits of the nation during a ...

A documentary examining the week immediately prior to the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in July 1981, which lifted the spirits of the nation during a turbulent time. Interviewees include people who knew the couple, such as Mary Robertson, Col Robert Spencer, and Angela Rippon, who carried out a pre-wedding interview as well as presenting the live coverage on the day.

Crusaders
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Crusaders

Episode 1 The History Channel December 7, 2019

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The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon are known to history as the Knights Templar. They were among the most wealthy and powerful of all of the ...

The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon are known to history as the Knights Templar. They were among the most wealthy and powerful of all of the western military orders and for the 200 hundred years of their existence, were at the forefront of Christian finance. Officially endorsed by the Catholic Church around 1129, the Order grew rapidly in membership and the Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross are the most potent image of the famous Crusades.

Queen Victoria And Her Nine Children
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Queen Victoria And Her Nine Children

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel December 7, 2019

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were an unusually devoted couple but when Albert died, Queen Victoria was left as a single mother. Explore Victoria's struggle to mourn her ...

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were an unusually devoted couple but when Albert died, Queen Victoria was left as a single mother. Explore Victoria's struggle to mourn her husband's death, carry out her Royal duties, and keep both her family and the public in check.

River Hunters
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River Hunters

Episode 1 The History Channel December 7, 2019

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In the shadow of Stirling Castle, presenter and wild swimming loving Rick Edwards and real life river hunter Beau Ouimette, tackle the mighty river Forth. In the first ...

In the shadow of Stirling Castle, presenter and wild swimming loving Rick Edwards and real life river hunter Beau Ouimette, tackle the mighty river Forth. In the first archaeological river search of this spot ever, they will be hunting for relics of Scotland's greatest medieval warriors William Wallace and Robert The Bruce. And revealing secrets from the battle sites of their most famous victories against their hated English overlords.

Pompeii: Secrets of The Dead
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Pompeii: Secrets of The Dead

Nat Geo December 7, 2019

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Forensic experts investigate the deaths of a group of victims of the ancient world's most famous disaster, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Forensic experts investigate the deaths of a group of victims of the ancient world's most famous disaster, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Titanic: Stories from the Deep
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Titanic: Stories from the Deep

Episode 1 The History Channel December 6, 2019

Modern history

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The story of Isidor and Ida Straus; their great love and the curious circumstances of her death. The Addergoole Fourteen - 14 immigrants from the village of Addergoole whose ...

The story of Isidor and Ida Straus; their great love and the curious circumstances of her death. The Addergoole Fourteen - 14 immigrants from the village of Addergoole whose journey on Titanic is remembered and memorialized to this day. And George Rosenshine and Gertrude Mabel Thorne whose love caused them to defy conventions of the day and whose story is told through a leather satchel recovered from 12,500 feet below the Atlantic Ocean.

The Wonderful World of Chocolate
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The Wonderful World of Chocolate

Episode 3 SBS December 5, 2019

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We discover how our favourite bars and boxes are made, including Kit-Kat, Toblerone, Cadbury, and Lindt. Madcap chocolatiers create everything, from a chocolate record that ...

We discover how our favourite bars and boxes are made, including Kit-Kat, Toblerone, Cadbury, and Lindt. Madcap chocolatiers create everything, from a chocolate record that actually plays, to a 'Cumberbunny', a chocolate rabbit with the face of Benedict Cumberbatch.

Gold: Story of Man's 6000 Year Obsession
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Gold: Story of Man's 6000 Year Obsession

Episode 1 The History Channel December 5, 2019

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Grant Williams presents the definitive analysis of gold. To understand why gold became money and has outlasted every alternative currency for thousands of years. Featuring an ...

Grant Williams presents the definitive analysis of gold. To understand why gold became money and has outlasted every alternative currency for thousands of years. Featuring an incredible collection of experts and market analysts. Episode One charts the history of the yellow metal, and shows us why gold has retained its unique place at the centre of the global financial system.

The Machinery of War
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The Machinery of War

Episode 1 The History Channel December 3, 2019

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Bigger is better. As the scale of war grew over the centuries, so too did the size of machinery used to create war. From the first moments the British heavy tanks of WWI broke ...

Bigger is better. As the scale of war grew over the centuries, so too did the size of machinery used to create war. From the first moments the British heavy tanks of WWI broke through the stalemates of trench warfare, the shape of war was changed forever. Bigger artillery pieces to increase battlefield supremacy, bigger planes to move bigger machines, bigger ships to deliver bigger payloads. The influence of the increasing size of warmachines even spread beyond the battlefield too, demanding bigger machines to transport these behemoths and bigger factories to create them. This episode looks at the behemoths of war; the grumbling armoured monsters like the Panzer III and the gravity-defying bulk of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, that dominate their arenas of war with their incredible size and power.

World's Greatest Palaces
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World's Greatest Palaces

Episode 1 The History Channel December 3, 2019

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Hampton Court Palace has history coursing through the brickwork. Famous for being the home of King Henry VIII, the magnificent rooms have played host to some of the most ...

Hampton Court Palace has history coursing through the brickwork. Famous for being the home of King Henry VIII, the magnificent rooms have played host to some of the most celebrated royals in England. Decisions that were made here changed the course of British history. Hampton Court was the brainchild of the Archbishop of York, Thomas Wolsey. Starting out life as a Tudor palace in 1515, it was updated by Sir Christopher Wren for joint monarchs, William and Mary in 1689 to a Baroque design. The two styles combine to create a truly unique royal residence. Within the grounds of the palace is the oldest hedge planted maze in the world, which takes, on average, 20 minutes to navigate to the centre.

Lost Cities with Albert Lin
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Lost Cities with Albert Lin: Petra's Hidden Origins

Season 1 Episode 5 National Geographic December 2, 2019

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Albert Lin travels to the famous city of Petra and learns it may have been part of a much bigger network built by a mysterious civilisation.

Albert Lin travels to the famous city of Petra and learns it may have been part of a much bigger network built by a mysterious civilisation.