Back in Time for School
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Back in Time for School: The 1970s

Season 1 Episode 5 Lifestyle Channel October 3, 2019

History

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Our time-travelling pupils and teachers arrive in the 1970s. It's out with the old and in with the new as they leave behind their 1960s Secondary Modern and embrace the ...

Our time-travelling pupils and teachers arrive in the 1970s. It's out with the old and in with the new as they leave behind their 1960s Secondary Modern and embrace the experimental '70s and a comprehensive. In their first lesson, the boys and girls are finally mixed, as they learn about commerce and air travel; complete with a life-size model plane structure in the classroom. Role playing sees some of the class try their hand at being a pilot, air hostess or air traffic control, while others are confined to being the passengers and commenting on the service. In 1973, thanks to the bold demands of the Schools Action Union, this comprehensive becomes a free school and abandoning the rules has the teachers more than a little worried. Changing attitudes in the '70s mean that our class are taught progressive new ideas. Embracing diversity, dissecting the words of Pink Floyd, complete with incense burning, and digging up worms on the school playing field, are all part of the experience.

Tutankhamun: A Murder Mystery
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Tutankhamun: A Murder Mystery: Part 2

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel September 29, 2019

Ancient history

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Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun died aged 18. Hastily mummified and placed in an unfinished tomb, his existence remained unknown until the tomb's sensational re-discovery in ...

Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun died aged 18. Hastily mummified and placed in an unfinished tomb, his existence remained unknown until the tomb's sensational re-discovery in 1922. Two American detectives investigate how and why he died and conclude the evidence points to murder, conspiracy and cover-up. It's an irresistible whodunit where real life detectives hunt down real life ancient killers.

Back in Time for School
51:32

Back in Time for School: The 1960s

Season 1 Episode 4 Lifestyle Channel September 26, 2019

History

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Our time-travelling class arrives in 1960. With a brand new decade, comes a new school for our pupils - the Secondary Modern. Leaving behind the rigidity and formality of the ...

Our time-travelling class arrives in 1960. With a brand new decade, comes a new school for our pupils - the Secondary Modern. Leaving behind the rigidity and formality of the post-war grammar, they are now training for a more vocational future. For the girls this means an introduction to typewriting, and for the boys, bricklaying. There was no escaping the basics, as our class find out in maths. One of the few lessons in which boys and girls were mixed, there's widespread confusion as they try to master the complex art of the slide rule; no calculators here! In 1963, there's a rebellion brewing as the girls are told they'll be cooking a meal in their very own purpose-built flat. The boys have been learning a skill deemed crucial for school leavers. Behind the wheel of mini, they've been learning to drive for the first time. As the decade draws to a close, friends, families, pupils and teachers get together in the school hall for the end of era dance.

Inside Balmoral
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Inside Balmoral

Episode 3 Lifestyle Channel September 26, 2019

Modern history

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In 1997 Balmoral was where the Royal family stayed with Prince William and Prince Harry as they came to terms with the death of their mother. They endured one of their worst ...

In 1997 Balmoral was where the Royal family stayed with Prince William and Prince Harry as they came to terms with the death of their mother. They endured one of their worst years and with a growing republican feeling in the country.

9/11: The Plane that Hit the Pentagon
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9/11: The Plane that Hit the Pentagon

Episode 1 National Geographic September 24, 2019

History

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Survivors and first responders share their raw and vivid recollections of the day that forever changed the world.

Survivors and first responders share their raw and vivid recollections of the day that forever changed the world.

Remember Pearl Harbor
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Remember Pearl Harbor

The History Channel September 24, 2019

History

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Narrated by Tom Selleck. Sunday, December 7, 1941 was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A few sailors and soldiers were already up and playing a game of ...

Narrated by Tom Selleck. Sunday, December 7, 1941 was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A few sailors and soldiers were already up and playing a game of football near Pearl Harbor. Others were sleeping in their barracks or aboard ships after a late night of partying in Honolulu. An unlucky few were wiping the sleep from their eyes and reporting for duty aboard their ship anchored off Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. Still others headed for adjacent Hickam Field or up north to Wheeler Field. Ship decks were being washed, planes wiped down and hangars swept. It was just another day in paradise. At 7.55am all that changed as the first Japanese planes dropped their torpedoes and bombs on a stunned American Pacific fleet. The US had been violently thrown into World War II. Every sailor, airman, soldier and civilian who was in or near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 has their own individual story of courage, fear, heroics or tragedy. No two stories from that day of infamy are the same. From sailors on the USS Arizona and West Virginia on Battleship Row to pilots at Hickam and Wheeler Fields, to young children who were waved at by Japanese pilots flying over their homes, the memories remain vivid to this day. These are some of their stories from December 7, 1941. They will always Remember Pearl Harbor.

Tutankhamun: A Murder Mystery
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Tutankhamun: A Murder Mystery: Part 1

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel September 22, 2019

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun died aged 18. Hastily mummified and placed in an unfinished tomb, his existence remained unknown until the tomb's sensational rediscovery in 1922. ...

Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun died aged 18. Hastily mummified and placed in an unfinished tomb, his existence remained unknown until the tomb's sensational rediscovery in 1922. Two American detectives investigate how and why he died and conclude the evidence points to murder, conspiracy and cover-up. It's an irresistible whodunit where real life detectives hunt down real life ancient killers.

Back in Time for School
51:28

Back in Time for School: The 1940s and '50s

Season 1 Episode 3 Lifestyle Channel September 19, 2019

History

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Their time-travels begin in 1945 and World War II has ended, and a revolution in education has begun. Our class are now the pupils' of a post-war grammar. The first lesson ...

Their time-travels begin in 1945 and World War II has ended, and a revolution in education has begun. Our class are now the pupils' of a post-war grammar. The first lesson begins with English for the girls, and while they might consider themselves lucky to finally be taught an academic subject. The class are given free school milk as part of a government health drive. History sees them learning ancient dates and historical events by heart. Despite more high-brow learning, the girls find they are still being educated in more delicate subjects of the curriculum, without the boys. Taking part in a deportment and etiquette lesson, practising balancing books on their heads and enunciating social behaviours may not seem useful them now, but their next lesson of 1950s style sex-ed is an eye-opener. As the decade progresses, our class head out to embrace the rock and roll culture where it's all fashion, food, milkshakes and music.

Inside Balmoral
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Inside Balmoral

Episode 2 Lifestyle Channel September 19, 2019

History

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As young Queen Elizabeth settled into life on the throne, she struggled with her dual role of monarch and mother. At Balmoral the Queen and Prince Philip were able to enjoy ...

As young Queen Elizabeth settled into life on the throne, she struggled with her dual role of monarch and mother. At Balmoral the Queen and Prince Philip were able to enjoy quality time with their growing family.

A Journey of Tea
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A Journey of Tea

Episode 2 National Geographic September 18, 2019

History

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Across the tea provinces of China, discover the traditional craft and culture of tea production as it faces the dynamic challenges of modernisation.

Across the tea provinces of China, discover the traditional craft and culture of tea production as it faces the dynamic challenges of modernisation.

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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9-10
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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
51:34

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.