History

One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, THE ATOMIC CAFE (1982) offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and misapprehension. Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of life in the "Atomic Age," while also exhibiting a genuine nostalgia for an earlier and more innocent nation. (www.youtube.com)

Discovery Channel documentary series examines different warrior groups throughout history with the help of battle re-enactments to tell the story of how soldiers lived and died, trained and fought and the rise and fall from power. This episode features the Celts. © Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com)

Long before the glory of Rome and the marvels of today’s modern day skyscrapers, one of the world’s most amazing civilizations flourished in Egypt. Like most great civilizations, ancient Egypt’s grandeur can be attributed to a mix of natural bounty and human ingenuity. The rich waters of the Nile provided the resources and pathways to build dynamic trade routes, while Egypt’s architects dedicated themselves to harnessing the power of the Nile to engineer the stunning structures which have achieved world renown. Over the course of generations and centuries,

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster from the BBC documentary series, Surviving Disaster. This episode follows the accident as told by Valeri Legasov (played by Adrian Edmondson, in one of his more serious roles), the Russian scientist who was a key member of the Soviet government commission formed to investigate the causes of the catastrophe and to plan the mitigation of its consequences. This is quite a chilling tale of events. Some of the documentary was filmed on location in the abandoned town of Pripyat and inside one of the remaining 3 (now closed) nuclear reactors located at Chernobyl.

When Christ was crucified 2,000 years ago a Roman guard thrust a spear in his side to see if he was still alive. In that moment a central tenet of Christian faith was realised: Jesus was dead, he was thus able to be resurrected. In that moment the spear that pierced him became a powerful holy relic. What happened to the Spear thereafter is a heady mix of myth, half truth and fact. To confuse matters further, today there are three Spears claiming to be the Holy Spear.

The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust. (www.imdb.com)

Discovery Channel documentary series examines different warrior groups throughout history with the help of battle re-enactments to tell the story of how soldiers lived and died, trained and fought and the rise and fall from power. This episode features the Scottish Highlanders. © Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com)

A beautiful BBC documentary on Gardens of Babylon mysteries.

Wonderfull documentary by National Geographic about the Taj Mahal, world's greatest and divine symbol of true love. (www.youtube.com)

Discovery Channel documentary series examines different warrior groups throughout history with the help of battle re-enactments to tell the story of how soldiers lived and died, trained and fought and the rise and fall from power. This episode features the Normans. © Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com)

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