Big Ben: The World's Most Famous Clock
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Big Ben: The World's Most Famous Clock

SBS September 16, 2019

History

Design and technologies

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As Big Ben goes silent for a multimillion restoration, architectural historian Anna Keay gains exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the work.

As Big Ben goes silent for a multimillion restoration, architectural historian Anna Keay gains exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the work.

Back in Time for School
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Back in Time for School: Between the Wars

Season 1 Episode 2 Lifestyle Channel September 14, 2019

History

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Our time-travelling pupils and teachers return to their school as they prepare to enter the interwar wears. Starting in 1918, their lessons begin with the language of peace, ...

Our time-travelling pupils and teachers return to their school as they prepare to enter the interwar wears. Starting in 1918, their lessons begin with the language of peace, Esperanto. As the pupils grapple with strange new words, the teacher struggles to master the latest teaching resource - a wind-up gramophone. In 1920, the pupils line up for a bizarre school medical, having their lung capacity and even head circumference measured as a sign of their intelligence. The headmaster announces a surprising treat, it's time for the class to take their compulsory nap. There's a mutiny in the classroom as its announced boys will learn science and make a model zeppelin, while the girls tend to dolls and fold nappies. The boys have a surprise in store when they start their PE lesson in 1937, with a routine inspired by the Hitler Youth. Military training in schools signals an impending war, and so the boys take part in a patriotic march.

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Slovenia

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC Me September 12, 2019

Intercultural understanding

History

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Luka is the oldest child in the family, living on beautiful hill Katarina with an incredible view of the capital of Ljubljana. He is a born environmentalist and leader, ...

Luka is the oldest child in the family, living on beautiful hill Katarina with an incredible view of the capital of Ljubljana. He is a born environmentalist and leader, helping around the house with essential work.

A Journey of Tea
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A Journey of Tea

Episode 1 National Geographic September 11, 2019

History

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From the ancient tea tree forests in China to the urban sprawl of Britain, discover the origins of tea and how it has spread to all of the world.

From the ancient tea tree forests in China to the urban sprawl of Britain, discover the origins of tea and how it has spread to all of the world.

History of the Submarine
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History of the Submarine

The History Channel September 11, 2019

Design and technologies

History

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For explorers, the means to go into the mysterious depths of the world beneath the waves had always remained a dream. For military strategists it held a particularly pressing ...

For explorers, the means to go into the mysterious depths of the world beneath the waves had always remained a dream. For military strategists it held a particularly pressing fascination. This programme tells how the submariners' vessel was developed, from the erratic experimentation of the early days up to the triumphant diving and surfacing of the modern submarine.

Egypt's Sun King: Secrets and Treasures
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Egypt's Sun King: Secrets and Treasures

National Geographic September 10, 2019

History

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A detective story comes to life after a team of archaeologists discover the first new tomb to contain a body since the tomb of Tutankhamun.

A detective story comes to life after a team of archaeologists discover the first new tomb to contain a body since the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Decoding the Great Pyramid
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Decoding the Great Pyramid

The History Channel September 6, 2019

History

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The 6 million-tonne Great Pyramid of Giza is the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. How did the Egyptians engineer the mighty pharaoh Khufu's tomb so precisely, with ...

The 6 million-tonne Great Pyramid of Giza is the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. How did the Egyptians engineer the mighty pharaoh Khufu's tomb so precisely, with none of today's surveying and power tools? Who were the thousands of labourers who raised the stones? Were they slaves or volunteers, and how were they housed, fed, and organised? Decoding the Great Pyramid presents the latest evidence from groundbreaking archaeological research that has transformed our understanding of the ancient world's most ambitious engineering project, revealing a 'lost city' and intimate details of the lives of the labourers and officials who toiled on the vast construction. Amazingly, French archaeologists recently found the logbook of a labour team leader that delivered limestone blocks to build the Great Pyramid, yielding crucial insights into the planning and logistics behind the operation. Beyond these construction secrets, Decoding the Great Pyramid traces how mobilising the colossal labour and resources invested in the monument transformed ancient Egypt, uniting a nation behind the common goal of ensuring eternity for the pharaoh and continuing prosperity for everyone in this life and the next.

Back in Time for School
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Back in Time for School

Episode 1 Lifestyle Channel September 5, 2019

History

Personal and social capability

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Their experience begins in 1895. The smell of coal burners wafts down the corridor, and a portrait of Queen Victoria hangs proudly in the school hall. Our class discover what ...

Their experience begins in 1895. The smell of coal burners wafts down the corridor, and a portrait of Queen Victoria hangs proudly in the school hall. Our class discover what it was like for the lucky 4 percent of children able to attend school in this period, when education was still seen as a preserve for the rich, but a handful of schools offered affordable places to ordinary families for the first time. With the death of Queen Victoria in 1902, the pupils and teachers enter into the Edwardian era. Segregation is common place in schools at this time, so our pupils' are separated for gender-specific learning. In 1904, the class and teachers gather with friends and family to celebrate Empire Day, a pageant common in schools throughout the Edwardian era. As their time-travels draw to a close in 1914, and the pupils reflect on their Victorian experience, the school holds a prize-giving ceremony.

Day of Days: June 6, 1944
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Day of Days: June 6, 1944

The History Channel September 3, 2019

History

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They were the best the US had to offer and on June 6, 1944, their nation sent them through the gates of Hell in Normandy, France. They fought inland and on Utah Beach and ...

They were the best the US had to offer and on June 6, 1944, their nation sent them through the gates of Hell in Normandy, France. They fought inland and on Utah Beach and faced murderous MG-42 machine gun fire, mortars and artillery on Omaha Beach. Day of Days: June 6, 1944, is an opportunity to eavesdrop as one of the most important days in the history of the world is recalled by those who were actually there, did the fighting and witnessed the devastation.

The Great Fire of London
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The Great Fire of London

Episode 1 The History Channel September 1, 2019

History

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Revealing what actually happened during the Great Fire of London of 1666, hour by hour, and street by street. Dan Jones visits the exact location of the bakery where it ...

Revealing what actually happened during the Great Fire of London of 1666, hour by hour, and street by street. Dan Jones visits the exact location of the bakery where it started, Suzannah Lipscomb reveals how Londoners tried to save their belongings, and Rob Bell investigates 17th-century building materials and the prevailing weather conditions.

London: 2000 Years of History
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London: 2000 Years of History

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS August 27, 2019

History

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Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb, and Rob Bell conclude the series by examining London in the 20th century, including the creation of the world's first underground rail network. ...

Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb, and Rob Bell conclude the series by examining London in the 20th century, including the creation of the world's first underground rail network. This episode examines the impact of both world wars and a Spanish flu pandemic on the city, as well as the marketing campaign that tempted millions to relocate to London's vast suburbia.

28 Up
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28 Up

Episode 2 SBS Viceland August 25, 2019

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

History

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The fourth of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to ...

The fourth of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Director Michael Apted returns 21 years on as the subjects, now aged 28, talk about their lives and their hopes the future.

28 Up
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28 Up

Episode 1 SBS Viceland August 25, 2019

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

History

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The fourth of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to ...

The fourth of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Director Michael Apted returns 21 years on as the subjects, now aged 28, talk about their lives and their hopes the future.

Watergate
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Watergate

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel August 21, 2019

History

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President Richard Nixon is re-elected in 1972, but attacks from the media and the anti-war movement goad him to take the dark path to the Watergate burglary.

President Richard Nixon is re-elected in 1972, but attacks from the media and the anti-war movement goad him to take the dark path to the Watergate burglary.

London: 2000 Years of History
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London: 2000 Years of History

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS August 20, 2019

History

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Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb, and Rob Bell examine the Great Fire of London, which swept through the city in September 1666, and the rebuilding process that took place in the ...

Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb, and Rob Bell examine the Great Fire of London, which swept through the city in September 1666, and the rebuilding process that took place in the years afterwards, accelerated by the Industrial Revolution. Suzannah also investigates how London's West End became the playground of the wealthy elite, and established itself as the best-known shopping district in the world.

American History's Biggest Fibs
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American History's Biggest Fibs

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel August 19, 2019

History

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The American Revolution created not just a new independent nation but also numerous popular myths about its foundation that, in time, replaced the facts.

The American Revolution created not just a new independent nation but also numerous popular myths about its foundation that, in time, replaced the facts.

14 Up
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14 Up

SBS Viceland August 18, 2019

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

History

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The second of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. Now having reached the age of 14, ...

The second of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. Now having reached the age of 14, the kids drawn from every strata of the British social class structure provide fascinating and at times, poignant insights as to how their dreams and ambitions had been altered.

Back in Time for the Factory
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Back in Time for the Factory

Season 1 Episode 5 Lifestyle Channel August 15, 2019

Design and technologies

History

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The story of the original factory girls who took on the fight for equality at home and at work, with behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the series. Presented by Alex Jones.

The story of the original factory girls who took on the fight for equality at home and at work, with behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the series. Presented by Alex Jones.