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The French Revolution

The French Revolution

Nearing the end of the 18th Century, the most remarkable kingdom in Europe would face a mighty adversary, the unforeseen power of its own people. Out of this turbulence, one man would rise to inspire and empower the nation, to cast aside a reluctant King and a hated Queen, a new republic would be born in blood, the blood of the French Revolution.

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Klansville U.S.A.

In this episode of American Experience we are shown first hand how the once most liberal southern state of America (North Carolina), became home to the largest Klan organisation in the country, the Ku Klux Klan. They seemed to have lay dormant for decades but in 1954 after the Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education decision, i.e. states running separate schools based on race were deemed to be 

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Inside the Court of Henry VIII

This is the story of a royal court that changed the world, above it all Henry VIII, the tyrant king. Paranoid and obsessed with treason, a religious fanatic who rebels against his church. To prosper in his shadow takes guile and audacity, but no one every really seemed safe. In 1509 Henry VIII came to the throne, a vigorous young man, with new ideas, he inspired the nation with a new hope. His

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The Joy of Mozart

The Joy of Mozart

Mozart, other worldly genius, childlike naif, divine gift from god, serene marble bust of transcendent perfection all of it is the stuff of myth and legend and in this film, Tom Service dives right into the life of Mozart in an attempt to try and rediscover the greatness and humanity of the living man in his moment. Mozart was a human being just like you and me except he could express the pain

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Barbarians: The Vikings

12,00 years ago the Vikings explode out of the cold north sea, like beasts unleashed on an unsuspecting world. They come from a land of deep water fjords and bitter clan rivalries, today the area is known as Scandinavia. They left behind legends of their violence and courage, sagas of exploration and conquest and something even more remarkable, buried beneath the earth of their Scandinavia homelan

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Night Will Fall

Night Will Fall

Night Will Fall is a documentary that was originally shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 just after the war ended, and it's about the atrocities the victors discovered upon finding the Nazi death camps, which were scattered all across Europe. The original film was entitled "German Concentration Camps Factual Survey" and was never actually completed due to the fact that Bernstein

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Churchill: The Nation’s Farewell

On the night of the 29th of December 1940, German bombers struck London with a vengeance. At these darkest of hours Britain's   Prime Minister recognised the huge importance of saving one building, ordering at once that at all cost St. Paul's cathedral must be saved. As fire crews fought the flames all around a photographer grabbed his camera, took the shot and happened to capture a front page pho

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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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Israel Started It All

Israel Started It All

The Middle East was a battlefield for most of the 20th century, but one of the hardest fought wars of all was in 1973 when Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against on Israel on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. For three weeks the battle swung violently from side to side it brought each in sight of victory and defeat and it brought the superpowers America and the Soviet Union close to a

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