Andrew Marr's History of the World China's Cultural Revolution

Andrew Marr explores the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the fall and rise of Deng Xiaoping. He looks at the changing fortunes of Deng within China’s ruling Communist Party, his relationship with Chairman Mao Zedong, and the role his economic reforms played in the emergence of China as a superpower. Teacher notes: Create a timeline which charts the rise, fall and ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Doc Zone China's Earthquake: The People in the Pictures

In May 2008, the ground in China's Sichuan province shuddered and cracked open. Buildings, roads and lives were torn apart in seconds.The massive earthquake would leave over 80,000 dead or missing and millions homeless. China's Earthquake: The People in the Pictures tells the story of four people who lives have been changed forever by this disaster — a young reporter, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Chocolate Confidential

It’s the most popular flavour in the world, and as Chocolate Confidential reveals, the lengths to which some people will go to pursue their passion for chocolate are amazing. You can drink it, eat it, it’s good for your heart and can even be a beauty tool — it’s undeniably a universal obsession. With the average North American consuming 11.7 ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

As It Happens Christmas Misdated

Barbara Frum interviews David Hughes, a British physicist, who believed that the correct date of Christmas was in October, on December 9, 1976.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2013

Andrew Marr's History of the World Christopher Columbus New

The explosion of global capitalism began with Christopher Columbus stumbling across America while searching for China.
  • 2012
  • 00:09:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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News in Review - February 2004 City of Death: Iran's Killer Quake

In late December 2003, a massive earthquake levelled the ancient Iranian city of Bam. More than 30,000 people were killed, and about 100,000 others were left homeless. The quake also destroyed the city's 2,000-year-old citadel, the world's largest clay structure. We look at the massive international aid effort to dig out the dead and keep the survivors alive. We'll also ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2004

News in Review - March 1991 Civilians in War

This historical retrospective looks at the fate of civilians in war.
  • 1991
  • 00:10:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1991

News in Review - February 2017 Civilians Under Siege: The Battle for Aleppo

For nearly six years the residents of Syria have dealt with war. But it was the battle for the city of Aleppo that finally drew international outrage: thousands of civilians trapped in the city, bombarded, starving, and with little or no medical facilities. For weeks the opposing sides lay siege and citizens paid the price as the world, for the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:20:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

Andrew Marr's History of the World Cleopatra New

Egypt’s Cleopatra presented herself as living God Isis and her ill-fated union with Julius Caesar encouraged him to be honoured as a living God, declaring himself Dictator Perpetuus – Dictator in Perpetuity.
  • 2012
  • 00:10:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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News in Review - February 2016 Climate Challenge: World Leaders Turn up the Heat in Paris

It was an historic meeting in Paris in December 2015. Nearly 200 nations gathered to hammer out a global climate change agreement. The future of the world's environment was at stake and the list of challenges long. Could there finally be a legally binding agreement to cut carbon emissions?
  • 2016
  • 00:18:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016