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Britain’s Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

Crime was endemic for a period of time in the British 18th century, on the open road thieves and robbers would rob with impunity, on the high seas pirates roamed and closer to home rogues threatened the lives and livelihoods of your ordinary citizens. Nowhere was safe, least of all towns and cities where from their own underworld felons robbed, burgled and cheated. Across the country there was

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Decoding Neanderthals

They were the brutes of Ice Age Europe, although a branch of our human family tree they were still viewed upon as a dead end. Deep in our prehistoric past they were called Neanderthals. They carved out a marginal existence hunting by brute force with only simple stone tools, they were considered primitive with no language, art or the higher level thinking of an advanced species such as ourselves.

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First Peoples: Europe

Today we have Europe to ourselves we are all modern humans but when we first arrived in this land it was already a home for our cousins, the Neanderthals. We used to think that we were so much more advanced that we killed them off but that may be wrong. In reality we were so similar in make up that we could interbreed with them and share out DNA. The old story has collapse and we need to now tell

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Genius of the Ancient World

Since the dawn of civilisation the forces of nature and the whims of Gods held sway over humanity but 2,500 years ago human kind experienced a profound transformation. Suddenly there were new possibilities, it was a time when rationality began to overrule superstition and belief. Upheavals across the globe sparked an ambitious vision of what humans could achieve, spearheaded by three trailblaze

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China from Above

China, a vast land with one of the most diverse cultures on planet Earth is now revealed like never before. Through this Nation Geographic film we are taken on an epic journey through the air, discovering how ancient traditions, engineering, agriculture and natural wonders shaped this great nation and continue to forge modern day China. After centuries in seclusion China is now revealed in unique

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Japans Wild Secrets

Japan, both fast and furious but outside it's neon cities lies an untamed wilderness, forest filled islands, massive mountains and billowing active volcanos. A fantastic variety of animals inhabit these vast landscapes, a place where against the odds life can flourish. In this National Geographic documentary we look past the bustling car filled streets and discover the true beauty of Japans hidden

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DNA: The Molecule of Life

DNA: The Molecule of Life, is a 5 part documentary series released by the American public broadcaster and television program distributor, PBS. It examines the heart of life, the one thing that links all living things together, the very key passed through the generations giving you and me our personalities, health, looks and ethnicity and yet It wasn't until 1958 that this blueprint for all life on

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Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City

Beneath the Mediterranean, forgotten for millenia an entire city lies buried, a snapshot frozen in time. Heracleion, a major city, a great port and one of the the most significant in all of Egypt. Yet this real lift Atlantis seems to have disappeared in an instant, leaving only a few clues that it ever existed but now it's finally revealing its secrets, which come in the form of incredible artefac

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History of Swords

Since it's inception right up until the modern era the sword has always represented a sense of power and justice whilst influencing many significant moments throughout history. Today we can see many reminders of our sword fighting past, a man buttons his coat left over right which in turn leaves his right hand free to draw his sword, we shake hands to show we are not armed, a gentleman supports a

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