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The Silk Road The Silk Road, Episode 1 New

In the first episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis starts in Venice and explores how its Renaissance architecture and art has been shaped by the East and by thousands of exchanges along the Silk Road. Episode 1 of 3.
  • 2016
  • 00:52:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/08/2020

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The Silk Road The Silk Road, Episode 3 New

Sam explores Iran's past and how Persian culture spread east and west. In Istanbul Sam discovers a city once ruled through silk and follows the maritime Silk Road to Venice. Episode 3 of 3.
  • 2016
  • 00:52:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/08/2020

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The Silk Road The Silk Road, Episode 2 New

Sam meets the last survivors of a race of traders, the Sogdians. In Samarkand and Bukhara, he discovers how the city's trading cultures sparked technical and artistic revolutions. Episode 2 of 3.
  • 2016
  • 00:50:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/08/2020

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Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History The Homecoming New

Historian David Olusoga concludes his series by exploring the events which helped shape black British identity in the 20th century. Episode 4 of 4.
  • 2016
  • 00:51:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/26/2020

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BBC Documentaries Black Power: America's Armed Resistance

Filmmaker Dan Murdoch spent last summer documenting clashes between a resurgent Ku Klux Klan and a growing Black Power movement. Now, in a follow up to KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy, he returns to America to revisit some of the people he met from the KKK and also meet members of the Black Liberation Movement to find out what black ...
  • 2016
  • 00:48:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/10/2020

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Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History Moral Mission

In part three of this groundbreaking series, historian David Olusoga explores the Victorian moral crusade against slavery. He finds out how Queen Victoria came to have a black goddaughter, why the mill workers of Rochdale stood in solidarity with enslaved Africans in the American South, and remembers the victims of a tragedy in Jamaica. Episode 3 of 4.
  • 2016
  • 00:48:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/09/2020

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Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History Freedom

In the second part of his four-part series, historian David Olusoga explores the business of slavery and remembers the black sailors who fought for Britain at Trafalgar. He also celebrates a Georgian boxing superstar and the men and women who crossed continents in pursuit of freedom. Episode 2 of 4.
  • 2016
  • 00:50:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/06/2020

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Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History First Encounters

Historian David Olusoga explores the enduring relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa. From the African Romans who guarded Hadrian's Wall in the 3rd century AD to the black trumpeter of the Tudor courts, David uncovers a history that is as surprising as it is revealing. Episode 1 of 4.
  • 2016
  • 00:50:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/06/2020

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BBC Documentaries Incredible Predators

Incredible Predators deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Advanced filming techniques expose the planet’s top predators in extraordinary footage, putting the audience right beside them as they hunt — on land, under the sea or in the air. Far from a film about the kill, instead ...
  • 2016
  • 00:42:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2019

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BBC Documentaries Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flying right alongside birds as we join a variety of different species on their seasonal journeys. As we fly with the birds on their migrations, we discover the fascinating ...
  • 2016
  • 00:39:46
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2019

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