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The Last Dukes

Dukedoms are created by the Monarch – for reasons ranging from a grateful nation rewarding a major war leader to a king acknowledging his illegitimate son. The last Dukedom to be created was by Queen Victoria. As they gradually become extinct, what will become of those that remain? Do they still have power and wealth? What is it to be a Duke in the 21st Century?


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 1


 

Pompeii: Life Before Death

So much has been said about Pompeii, but despite centuries of research and endless scrutiny, it still has its secrets… a staggering one third of the site has never been excavated and very little is known about who the bodies in the casts actually are.


Episode Length: 01:30:00

Year: 2010

Episode: 1


 

Alexandria: The Greatest City

Once the biggest and most influential city on the planet, founded by Alexander the Great and home to Cleopatra, Archimedes and the largest library in the world… How did this shining beacon for civilisation and knowledge meet its classical demise?


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2010

Episode: 1


 

The Great Wall of China: The Hidden Story

The Great Wall of China is mankind’s ultimate creation, but it is far more than bricks and mortar. It has guarded its secrets for over 2,800 years – no one knows how long it is, who built it, or why it evolved.


Episode Length: 00:51:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1


 

Caligula with Mary Beard

Professor Mary Beard embarks on an investigative journey to explore the life and times of one of Rome’s most extraordinary and notorious individuals Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus – better known to us as Caligula.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 1


 

Confederate Flying Machine

A full 40 years before the Wright brothers made history, a model of what was to be a steam-powered flying machine tethered to a locomotive briefly took flight… Mississippi Doctor Richard Oglesby Davidson was raising money to build a steam-powered flying war machine named the “Artis Avis” that would fly over the battlefield. And now, 150 years later, engineer and inventor Maris Ensing is going to build a steam-powered flying machine based on 19th-century wisdom, to see if it will fly.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1


 

Into The Great Pyramid

Join a team of world-renowned archaeologists as they crawl deep into the heart of the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid. 3-D graphics show the evolution and development of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.


Episode Length: 01:30:00

Year: 2003

Episode: 1


 

Search for Adam

Where did we all come from? Could we all be descendants of Adam? And if he existed, who was he, where did he live and what did he look like?


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2005

Episode: 12


 

Final Days of Anne Frank

Anne Frank’s world-famous diary comes to an abrupt end several days before she and her companions in the Secret Annex were arrested on August 4, 1944. This is the story of what happened next, how Anne became absorbed into the horror of the Nazi camp system. Through eyewitness testimony from camp survivors and historic pictures and film, the brutality and horror of Auschwitz, Sobibor and Bergen-Belsen are revealed.


Episode Length: 01:30:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1


 

Finding Atlantis

They say it was the most advanced society in the world, with the most powerful army and navy and the most incredible architecture and riches beyond imagination. And, they say it vanished in a single day and a single night. The most extraordinary civilization lost forever. What if it’s true? What if the most astonishing tale ever told was true?


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2011

Episode: 1


 

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