This series sets out to recount these ancient stories using animations created especially for the occasion, and illustrations chosen from the entire history of art. This dynamic blend, a bridge between modernity and history, ancient narrative and contemporary dramatic art, is a new way to discover or re-discover this part of our universal heritage.
This ten-part series tells the comprehensive story of the First World War, featuring excerpts written by Winston Churchill, Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), Georges Clemenceu, David Lloyd George, Siegfried Sassoon and Rudolf Hess.
This series reaches back to the time of the Greeks, Romans, and other ancient civilizations to explore their legacies of important innovations. Viewers learn that some of the world's greatest inventions are merely reinventions of contraptions that were made thousands of years before. The spirit of ingenuity and the search for useful technologies, it seems, were alive and well in the ancient world.
Tony Robinson and the Time Team are back for their 11th series of archaeology digs. Archaeology isn't just about digging up the mysterious remains of the long dead. It can reveal how we used to live in amazing detail. In this season, the team faces many mysteries, including unidentifiable buildings, stone structures hidden underwater, and an Roman Fort that no one can seem to find.
D-Day at Pointe-Du-Hoc tells the remarkable story of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger battalion and their June 6, 1944 mission to destroy six German cannons situated halfway between Omaha and Utah Beaches in Normandy. The film weaves together first-hand accounts, striking drone footage of the English Channel approach and Pointe cliffs, and archival footage of the Rangers preparing for action.
This six-hour PBS series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed - forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.
A war correspondent for the AP news agency and a journalist for Paris Match will be our guides. Take an extended trip through six countries and cultures. Journey through time, encountering specialists, historians, or just everyday people with a passion who will help you grasp the past and present identities of those countries. From Bursa in Turkey to Xi'an in China.
The #1 food writer and television presenter in the world, Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre. In his groundbreaking first series, Bourdain travels around the world indulging his taste for local cuisine and eccentric characters.
When the son of Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story.
Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a new revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at the vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.
The black image on television changed American culture. This two-hour program includes rare footage, memorabilia, photographs and exclusive interviews from the actors, writers, and producers whose personal journeys shaped television history.
The greatest conflict the world has known to date lasted from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945 when Japan signed the surrender. Six years, 2,190 days, in which the world lived through a terrible war which completely changed the system of alliances of the different countries and the way of life of millions of their inhabitants.
Discover the accomplishments of John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and other titans of industry in this engrossing documentary series with a difference. Commentary from present-day business superstars offer insightful modern perspectives on each man's life and times, all revealed through a seamless blend of movie-quality reenactments and fascinating archival material.
Nominee of five Primetime Emmy Awards, this popular reality show is hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who roasts a batch of aspiring restaurateurs as they compete against one another for an opportunity to run their own eatery. Split into two teams over the course of a season, the chefs must defeat their competitors, make exquisite dishes and face Chef Ramsay's brutal criticism.
Appealing to history buffs and dedicated ramblers alike, Tony Robinson embarks on more walks through some of Britain's most spectacular and historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britain's past.