Cnut becomes European
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Cnut becomes European

Clip from The Vikings

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Neil Oliver visits Reichskrone, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, in Vienna and discusses how Cnut the Great's attendance of the Holy Roman Emperor's coronation ...

Neil Oliver visits Reichskrone, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, in Vienna and discusses how Cnut the Great's attendance of the Holy Roman Emperor's coronation marks Viking culture becoming European.

Colosseum: The Whole Story
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Colosseum: The Whole Story

Episode 1 The History Channel February 10, 2016

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Rome is the most famous city in the world. Millions of tourists each year come to visit the Vatican, heart of the Catholic faith, and admire Rome's ancient ruins. But it is ...

Rome is the most famous city in the world. Millions of tourists each year come to visit the Vatican, heart of the Catholic faith, and admire Rome's ancient ruins. But it is the Colosseum that is perhaps their favourite stop: the iconic heart of the Roman Empire, where heroes were made and broken.

Colosseum: The Whole Story
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Colosseum: The Whole Story

Episode 2 The History Channel February 17, 2016

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This fascinating series documents the unprecedented three-year 25 million euro archeological renovation of the 2000-year-old monument.

This fascinating series documents the unprecedented three-year 25 million euro archeological renovation of the 2000-year-old monument.

Cradle of the Gods
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Cradle of the Gods

National Geographic January 17, 2019

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For hundreds of thousands of years mankind survives by hunting and gathering. Then something extraordinary happens, and in the last 10,000 years we go from the Stone Age to ...

For hundreds of thousands of years mankind survives by hunting and gathering. Then something extraordinary happens, and in the last 10,000 years we go from the Stone Age to the moon. Archaeologist Jeff Rose investigates a recently discovered 12,000-year-old temple that could be the catalyst that made us who we are today.

Critics need stars and stars need fans
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Critics need stars and stars need fans

Clip from All About Eve

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Eve accepts her award, thanking the theatre and her friends: Bill, Lloyd, Karen and Margo, who stare at Eve with cold, knowing expressions. Eve tells DeWitt that she won't be ...

Eve accepts her award, thanking the theatre and her friends: Bill, Lloyd, Karen and Margo, who stare at Eve with cold, knowing expressions. Eve tells DeWitt that she won't be attending the after party, and he drops her home. At home, Eve finds a young woman asleep in her room, a young woman not unlike Eve before she was a star. DeWitt returns with Eve's trophy, and tells the young intruder, Phoebe, that Eve can tell her everything she needs to know about becoming a star.

Dates That Made History
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Dates That Made History: 323 BC: Death of Alexander the Great

Episode 1 ABC Me July 24, 2019

History

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Alexander's death marks the loss of one of the greatest conquerors in history, the only man who managed to extend the Empire to Eurasia, the Mediterranean and India.

Alexander's death marks the loss of one of the greatest conquerors in history, the only man who managed to extend the Empire to Eurasia, the Mediterranean and India.

Dates That Made History
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Dates That Made History: 33 AD: Crucifixion of Jesus

Episode 2 ABC Me July 31, 2019

History

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Christians believe Jesus is a man who preached and performed miracles and died on the cross but was resurrected. But for historians, the crucifixion is the least unreliable ...

Christians believe Jesus is a man who preached and performed miracles and died on the cross but was resurrected. But for historians, the crucifixion is the least unreliable indicator of the Jesus' existence.

Dates That Made History
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Dates That Made History: 24 August 79: Destruction of Pompeii

Episode 3 ABC Me August 7, 2019

History

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The eruption of the Vesuvius froze the town of Pompei forever. Volcanology reveals the force of the eruption, and archaeology uncovers their daily life.

The eruption of the Vesuvius froze the town of Pompei forever. Volcanology reveals the force of the eruption, and archaeology uncovers their daily life.

Dates That Made History
27:02

Dates That Made History: 24 September 622: The Hegira

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me August 14, 2019

History

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Mahomet's first year in Medina, in the year 622 of the Christian era, marks the beginning of the Muslim era and the birth of a new religion, civilisation, empire and calendar.

Mahomet's first year in Medina, in the year 622 of the Christian era, marks the beginning of the Muslim era and the birth of a new religion, civilisation, empire and calendar.

David Suchet: Footsteps of St Peter
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David Suchet: Footsteps of St Peter

Episode 1 SBS July 18, 2015

Religious studies

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David Suchet sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of another biblical hero. Saint Peter is an enigma. For many people, he is the most ...

David Suchet sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of another biblical hero. Saint Peter is an enigma. For many people, he is the most important disciple and the 'rock' of the Catholic church. But how did a simple Galilean fisherman become the first Pope?

David Suchet: Footsteps of St Peter
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David Suchet: Footsteps of St Peter

Episode 2 SBS July 25, 2015

Religious studies

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Actor David Suchet continues to trace the life of the man we know today as Saint Peter. According to the New Testament, it is Peter who takes charge of the movement after the ...

Actor David Suchet continues to trace the life of the man we know today as Saint Peter. According to the New Testament, it is Peter who takes charge of the movement after the death of Jesus. But how could a man who had previously been painted as an impetuous and confused character fill the shoes of such a charismatic leader?

Dead Sea Treasure Map
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Dead Sea Treasure Map

Episode 2 SBS June 12, 2016

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In 1952, a team of archaeologists discovered a Copper scroll in a cave high above the Dead Sea. It was classified as a Dead Sea Scroll. But this was no biblical text, it was a ...

In 1952, a team of archaeologists discovered a Copper scroll in a cave high above the Dead Sea. It was classified as a Dead Sea Scroll. But this was no biblical text, it was a treasure map and the riches it listed are estimated to be worth $3 billion dollars. Over half a century on from its discovery mystery still surrounds the ancient manuscript. Who wrote it, whose treasure it was, and if it's still out there are questions to be explored by experts on a tour of the Holy Land, to Egypt and to Rome, to solve the greatest treasure hunt ever set.

Digging for Britain
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Digging for Britain: The Romans

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 27, 2018

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This pioneering series unearths the amazing stories and thrilling treasures hidden just below Britain's surface. Everywhere you stand on this small but significant island, ...

This pioneering series unearths the amazing stories and thrilling treasures hidden just below Britain's surface. Everywhere you stand on this small but significant island, there are worlds beneath your feet, and every year hundreds of excavations bring more of them to light. Ambitious, bold and multi-layered, Digging for Britain follows the lead of the experts, cross-referencing one discovery against another, using new information to illuminate existing collections and building a fascinating picture of life in bygone eras. Professor Alice Roberts follows a year of British archaeology, joining up the results of digs and investigations the length of the country. The results of these digs are astonishing, and sometimes disturbing. Roman finds include the mystery of 97 babies murdered by the Thames, a fabulous Roman coin hoard found in Somerset, and a man buried on a layer of dead animals. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Digging for Britain
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Digging for Britain: Britannia

Season 2 Episode 1 SBS October 4, 2018

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The first episode concentrates on Roman Britannia, where finds include the thickening mystery of 97 baby skeletons found by the Thames, a newly discovered town in rural Devon ...

The first episode concentrates on Roman Britannia, where finds include the thickening mystery of 97 baby skeletons found by the Thames, a newly discovered town in rural Devon that turns history on its head, and a Roman cult figure buried for 1700 years beneath a fort. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Digging for Britain
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Digging for Britain: Prehistory

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS September 28, 2018

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In Norfolk, newly unearthed flint tools push the earliest human occupation back by 200,000 years, to around 1 million years ago. In Orkney, an early farm yields glimpses of ...

In Norfolk, newly unearthed flint tools push the earliest human occupation back by 200,000 years, to around 1 million years ago. In Orkney, an early farm yields glimpses of our ancestors' earliest religious beliefs and customs - cattle skulls buried within building walls, and tiny household goddesses. In Devon, we find one of the oldest known shipwrecks. And a bronze age burial holds a mystery, and touching evidence of grief echoing down over 2000 years. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Digging for Britain
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Digging for Britain: Invaders

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS October 5, 2018

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Dr Alice Roberts travels back to the Viking Age and visits excavations that are revealing a different side to these seafaring pirates from Scandinavia. She looks for signs of ...

Dr Alice Roberts travels back to the Viking Age and visits excavations that are revealing a different side to these seafaring pirates from Scandinavia. She looks for signs of the earliest Viking settlers in the Outer Hebrides, and in Orkney - where Viking dominance outlasted anywhere else in Britain - she visits the excavation of a Viking chief's citadel and finds evidence of their way of life. There's an extraordinary collection of silver and gold that demonstrates the furthest reaches of the Vikings' trading empire, and excavations in York - famously the capital of Viking England. This episode also includes a fresh look at some of Britain's most celebrated Viking finds, such as the fantastic Lewis Chessmen, which are currently the subject of major new research. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Digging for Britain
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Digging for Britain: The Anglo-Saxons

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 2, 2018

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The Anglo-Saxons - they divided our land and heralded the arrival of the Dark Ages. But were they really just barbarians? Dr Alice Roberts visits the royal seat of power at ...

The Anglo-Saxons - they divided our land and heralded the arrival of the Dark Ages. But were they really just barbarians? Dr Alice Roberts visits the royal seat of power at Bamburgh, Northumbria and sees how the skeletons tell tales of violent death, but also of tenderness. There's a remarkable community project in a shopping centre in Sittingbourne where people are curating the grave goods of their own ancestors. And there are treasures that make her wonder just how dark the Dark Ages really were. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Digging for Britain
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Digging for Britain: North

Season 4 Episode 3 The History Channel October 2, 2018

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Professor Alice Roberts explores the year's most exciting archaeological finds in the north of Britain. A team discovers clues to Scotland's first kingdoms, metal detectorists ...

Professor Alice Roberts explores the year's most exciting archaeological finds in the north of Britain. A team discovers clues to Scotland's first kingdoms, metal detectorists unearth a hoard of Viking treasure, and a new housing development reveals a graveyard of Iron Age warriors. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.