War Babies
1 x 59 min

Synopsis

Throughout the 20th century, from Nicaragua to South Korea, Rwanda to Bangladesh and Bosnia, the same crime has been perpetrated time and time again, on thousands upon thousands of women. And, for the time being, there is no sign that the new century will be any different than the last. 

September 11, 1973: The Last Stand of Salvador Allende
1 x 56 min

Synopsis

September 1973. Chile is in chaos. The Presidential Palace is in flames. The nation's most beloved leader, President Salvador Allende, is found dead among the ruins. Relive the dramatic final hours of Chile's last great democrat and the turmoil immediately following his tragic death.

A Day Out at Shuttleworth
1 x 35 min

Synopsis

Shuttleworth is a lonely little English airfield that has become an absolute mecca for flying enthusiasts of all ages, and from all over the world.

An Encounter with Burning Man
1 x 46 min

Synopsis

A young anthropologist and three artists travel to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to attend the « Burning Man » event, along with 40000 other people...

African Americans in World War II: A Legacy of Patriotism and Valor
1 x 69 min

Synopsis

Fascinating program about the contribution African-Americans made during their service in World War II.

After Desert Storm
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

This astounding, highly acclaimed documentary, reveals as never before, the overwhelming power of twenty first century warfare and the technology employed.

Anatomy of a Crisis
1 x 24 min

Synopsis

On September 28, 1982, the worst train derailment in the United States occurred in the small town of Livingston, Louisiana. It was the most critical and deadly of train disasters so far recorded in American history

Anatomy of Disaster
13 x 60 min

Synopsis

Episode 101 : Firestorms is a journey into the dangerous worlds of brush fire and forest fire. We'll explore why they happen, meet the survivors, and celebrate the brave individuals who battle these storms of flame.

Archive of World War Two - Prelude to War
1 x 55 min

Synopsis

The Archive of World War Two is a series of original archive documentaries filmed under actual battle conditions by service and newsreel cameramen attached to American, British, French, Russian and enemy forces. 

Archive of World War Two - The Great American Generals
1 x 120 min

Synopsis

Documentary about the four greatest American generals of World War II. - Patton, MacArthur, Eisenhower, and Bradley.

Archive of World War Two - The Memphis Belle
1 x 45 min

Synopsis

William Wyler’s classic color documentary made in 1944 about the last bombing mission of a B-17 to the German submarine pens at Wilhelmshaven.

Archive of World War Two - The Stilwell Road
1 x 51 min

Synopsis

The Stillwell Road tells the story of one of the greatest victories of WWII. It is the story of an almost forgotten front, the China-Burma-India front. 

Archive of World War Two - The True Glory
1 x 80 min

Synopsis

The True Glory is the stirring story of the Allied Invasion of Europe and their victory over Nazi Germany during WWII.

Archive of World War Two - Tunisian Victory
1 x 74 min

Synopsis

The Archive of World War Two is a series of original archive documentaries filmed under actual battle conditions by service and newsreel cameramen attached to American, British, French, Russian and enemy forces. 

Archive of World War Two - Victory at Sea
26 x 25 min

Synopsis

Victory at Sea is one of the most important documentary series in the history of television.

Archive of WWII - From Italy to D-Day & D-Day to Paris
1 x 82min

Synopsis

The Archive of World War Two is a series of original archive documentaries filmed under actual battle conditions by service and newsreel cameramen attached to American, British, French, Russian and enemy forces.

Archive of WWII - From Paris to The Rhine & The Rhine to Victory
1 x 103 min

Synopsis

The Archive of World War Two is a series of original archive documentaries filmed under actual battle conditions by service and newsreel cameramen attached to American, British, French, Russian and enemy forces.

Archive of WWII - War Comes to America
1 x 70 min

Synopsis

We learn of the history of the United States' population shifting opinion towards siding with the Allies against the Axis until the attack on Pearl Harbour which brought America into full scale involvement in the war.

At the Edge
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

Ever since the days of the great fighter aces of the First World War, pilots such as Richhofen and Mannock and Ball, the fighter pilot has been a legendary figure.

Breaking the Codes
2 x 70 min

Synopsis

Using rare archive footage and exclusive interviews, this series takes you to the heart of a war that was fought out far from the bombs and shells of any battlefront.

Bridging The Future
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

This highly praised documentary gives us a unique view of the world through the bridge builder's eyes.

C-5 Galaxy, World's Largest Aircraft
1 x 28 min

Synopsis

The building of the C-5 Galaxy from design to testing to flight. The world's largest aircraft.

Chaos
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

A butterfly flutters its fragile wings in Texas and the seemingly imperceptible turbulence sets in motion a cascade of effects that culminates in a typhoon in Indonesia. But the realisation of the butterfly effect as it has been called, is one of the astonishing results of the new science of Chaos.

Cold Spring, Morning Sun
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

In the late 1940's two young, idealistic American scientists made the extraordinary decision to settle down and work in a remote district of China.

County Fair (The Vietnam War)
1 x 13 min

Synopsis

Excellent documentary about how America tried to help the Vietnamese people during an awful and bloody war.

Cuba - Land and People
1 x 8 min

Synopsis

Profile of Cuba, its people and culture in the 1950's. (In Color)

D-Day Anniversary
1 x 28 min

Synopsis

Celebration of the victory of D-Day,  Archival documentary.

De Havilland Comet - First Flight
1 x 6 min

Synopsis

History of Britain's first jet passenger airline.

Deep Diving With The Russians
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

What lies at the bottom of the oceans? This unique documentary follows a group of scientists from Cambridge in the UK and from Russia on a voyage to explore the mysteries of the seabed over 3000 metres beneath the mid Atlantic.

Dismantling the Bomb
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

This is the only programme ever made on dismantling nuclear weapons where we were allowed to film inside secret installations in both America and Russia.

Eagle Has Landed - Flight of Apollo 11
1 x 29 min

Synopsis

History of the first landing on the moon by the Aoollo 11 astronauts.

Eurofighter
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

The Eurofighter is the sleek, supersonic, heavily armed, multi-role fighter aircraft that is the latest addition to a cluster of airforces in Europe.

Expeditions to the Edge
13 x 60 min

Synopsis

A dramatic adventure series that showcases incredible expeditions where something went terribly wrong.

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
1 x 55 min

Synopsis

This is the story of Air Speed records and the advances in technology which have contributed to the various aviation successes and failures.

Ghost Hunters (British)
26 x 25 min

Synopsis

This is a series that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. It is a series about the unexplained.... The real X-Files.

Going Downhill Fast
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

In this fascinating documentary we go with the skier into the laboratory to see what the scientists are doing, to help the champions get down the mountain... faster than the next man. 

Highway Pirates
1 x 60 min

Synopsis

Highway Pirates reveals the massive crimal empire of dangerous desperados who terrorize more than 40,000 trucks a year, and law enforcement's struggle as they attempt to snuff out this banditry.

It Runs On Water
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

 It tells the story of a small group of inventors who are seeking in various ways to unlock the vast amounts of energy locked up...in water!

Killer Bees
1 x 60 min

Synopsis

Since escaping from a Brazilian breeding program fifty years ago, KILLER BEES have managed to live up to thier deadly reputation: they've claimed one thousand lives in the Americas and show no signs of stopping.

Lest We Forget - General Motors
1 x 11 min

Synopsis

The history of motoring up to the 1950's.

Little By Little
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

This programme serves as a beginner's guide to a revolution whose outcome no one can predict. A revolution in the way things are made, atom by atom and molecule by molecule.

Medal of Honor
1 x 60 min

Synopsis

Coming soon!

Moonwalk One
1 x 91 min

Synopsis

This unique film is an historical record of the events leading up to and including the mission. It charts the development of rocket propulsion and the Apollo program and gives an insight into social and cultural events of the time.

National Motor Museum - England
1 x 24 min

Synopsis

Documentary of the vintage car museum in England.

Nature's Technology
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

This documentary illustrates some of the ways in which that approach is opening up a completely new robotic future.

Not In The Stars
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

Human beings have always been addicted to peering into the future. From the desperate efforts to read the dreams of the pharaohs, to the star-based horoscopes that are still, amazingly, carried in today's newspapers.

Open and Operating
1 x 16 min

Synopsis

Fascinating program about America’s Federal Reserve Bank, and the drastic measures it had to take to keep America’s banks open and operating during and after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

R.J. Mitchell, Aircraft Designer
1 x 46 min

Synopsis

History of the great aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell, one of England's most famous aircraft designers.

Race for Top Quark
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

Absolutely fascinating program about physics, atomic particles, and the Cern and Fermilab ‘atom smasher’ facilities. The program is extremely informative and the scientific jargon is laid out in terms totally understandable to the average layperson.

Rangers Cops in the Woods
1 x 60 min

Synopsis

The first television special to focus on the incredible challenges of crime fighters in the vast untamed wilderness.

Seattle Fair - 1962
1 x 14 min

Synopsis

History of the Seattle 1962 Fair, featuring Bell Telephones, and other devices considered  the most modern inventions of the time

Skyscraper
4 x 52 min

Synopsis

New York is the skyscraper capital of the World. For over a 100 years architects there have been reaching skywards with their buildings to create the towering skyline for which the city is so famous.

Stealth - The Art of Deception
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

Ever since the Greeks abandoned the battlefield at Troy, leaving behind them an innocent looking model of a horse, deception and camouflage have been a powerful weapon in the armoury of war.

Sweet Paradise
4 x 53 min

Synopsis

Come along on a remarkable journey of discovery into the deliciously decadent world of sweets. Sweet Paradise is a four part mini-series that traces the origins of one of our greatest pleasures - our love affair with sugar and all things sweet.

Tek Sing & Wrecks of The Condor Reef
1 x 100 min

Synopsis

The South China Sea is a fabulous hunting ground for treasure hunters. This unique DVD tells the hitherto untold stories of two remarkable treasure hunts.

Tek-Sing, China's Titanic
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

This unique programme tells the remarkable story of the search for the Tek Sing, a Chinese junk which sank in 1822 on the Belvidere Reef in the South China Sea with the loss of nearly 2000 lives and its valuable cargo.

The Aviation Year Starts Here
1 x 15 min

Synopsis

From air-balloons floating upwards into a beautiful sky, to small aircraft landing and taking off; hydroplanes lifting off the water’s surface; to helicopters, World War II vintage planes and an air show complete with planes performing stunts, gliding, falling and spinning in mid-air.

The Big Picture - History of Aviation
1 x 82 min

Synopsis

 Introduced by Master Sergeant Stewart Queen, this film covers early pioneers to the various types of military aircraft used in modern warfare.

The Dambusters Raid
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

On May 17th. 1943 the Royal Air Force carried out one of the most remarkable raids ever undertaken by any aircrew.

The Famous Third Army
1 x 21 min

Synopsis

You will explore the many battles and victories of this army during World War II, and of the many sacrifices and bloody battles this unit had to endure to earn them the title of ‘The Famous Third Army’.

The Fighting Lady
1 x 60 min

Synopsis

Go onboard The Fighting Lady, aka USS Yorktown and experience life onboard a giant aircraft during World War II.

The Flying Years
1 x 55 min

Synopsis

This programme tells the extraordinary story of flying history from Kitty Hawk to Concorde, from brave pioneers staggering into the air in their string bag machines, to the age of global mass air travel.

The Greatest Generation
1 x 12 min

Synopsis

This program details the amazing accomplishments of a generation of Americans during World War II.

The Hanging Gardens of Arabia
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

Deep in the south western corner of the Arabian Peninsular, far across the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, lies the ancient and once fertile kingdom of Yemen, the home we are led to believe of the ancient and beautiful Queen of Sheba.

The Last Neandertal?
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

The extraordinary disappearance of the Neandertals remains one of the greatest mysteries in the history of human evolution. This programme unravels that mystery. It explores the very latest scientific research to present, at last, a solution to the Neandertal Enigma.

The Memphis Belle
2 x 52 min

Synopsis

Between 1942 and 1945, the US built up from scratch the largest overseas air force in its history based on over 120 airfields in Britain.

The Planned Miracle
3 x 50 min

Synopsis

This series of three programmes, produced in 1991, explores the history and success of this immense undertaking in the developing countries, the obstacles that had to be overcome and the continuing problems of poverty, a growing populations and AIDS.

The Princes of Malibu
6 x 30 min

Synopsis

14 time Grammy Winner David Foster struggles to kick out his two adult stepsons, Brandon (23) and Brady (21), from his 22-acre mega mansion in the heart of Malibu.

The Puzzle of HIV
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus was first discovered 30 years ago, so it rarely grabs space on the front pages these days.  This fine documentary takes us carefully step by step through the maze, and reveals where the greatest hopes for a cure are to be found.

The Romance of Celluloid
1 x 10 min

Synopsis

The history of how motion pictures were made from a material called, 'Celluloid'.

The Royal Institute Lectures
30 x 60 min

Synopsis

Thirty, one hour programs which explore Science and Technology, What Is Music?, Astronomy, Through The Looking Glass, The Cosmic Onion, and Journey to the Centres of the Brain

The Siege of Barcelona
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

Olympic Games in Barcelona during 1992. It was at that time the most expensive, complex and technologically sophisticated sporting event ever staged generating more than 5000 hours of television.

The Spitfire Story
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

The Spitfire was the plane that nobody wanted. It was turned down by the British Government, by industry and even by the Royal Air Force, when the design was first presented to them.

The Sweet Pepper
1 x 7 min

Synopsis

Agricultural educational program about the growing, harvesting and distribution of sweet peppers.

The Twenties
1 x 26 min

Synopsis

Beautifully done program about life in America after World War I. Scenes of destruction and battles during the first world war, and then America resumes its way of life after the armistice is signed.

The Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie
1 x 25 min

Synopsis

Fascinating look into the backgrounds of Orville and Wilbur Wright as told to us by Orville’s niece and son. A great historical program as to the many attempts, failures and successes of the two American inventors of the first airplane

The Young Ambassadors
1 x 58 min

Synopsis

In this programme we track down and talk to the people whose lives were so suddenly uprooted; the Atlantic crossing in time of war, settling down in a totally strange environment, how their lives have been altered by what happened.

Their Finest Hour
1 x 40 min

Synopsis

Battle of Britain during World War II.

Trans Africa
13 x 26 min

Synopsis

A 25 000 km road trip through Africa with 4 German couples and 1 Austrian couple by Camper Van.

Unraveling the Universe
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

What is stuff made of? What are the building blocks of all the matter on earth, and throughout the universe? This programme takes you to the very frontier of science to unravel the mystery of 'strings.'

Truth and Reconciliation
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

The documentary Truth and Reconciliation allows us to discover a model based on another conception of justice, a justice more restorative than punitive, more focussed on the re-establishment of relationships, on learning the art of living together.

Vietnam Special 1967
1 x 25 min

Synopsis

This live broadcast takes you inside the battle of Con Thien in Vietnam.

Vietnam War
2 x 30 min

Synopsis

1960's archival war footage of the Vietnam War (in color).

War Archive - The True Glory & Conquest By Air
1 x 101 min

Synopsis

The True Glory is the stirring story of the Allied Invasion of Europe and their victory over Nazi Germany during WWII.

We Heard the Bells - The Influenza of 1918
1 x 55 min

Synopsis

Fifty million people died worldwide due to the 1918 influenza epidemic. This program examines how and why this epidemic killed so many.

World War I (1914-1918)
1 x 26 min

Synopsis

Excellent program on how the United States got involved in World War I. Fantastic footage of World War I battles.

World's Fair - 1964
1 x 13 min

Synopsis

The 1964 World's Fair in New York City, featuring modern kitchen appliances of that period. Also featuring the first early microwave.

Your Flight in Their Hands
1 x 52 min

Synopsis

We take flight safety entirely for granted. We can scarcely bother to pay attention to the in flight security briefing. Should we be so casual?