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What is an American? - Immigration in American History
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What is an American? is part of a series of history teaching resources, American Future - A History by Simon Schama . In What is an American? , Simon Schama looks at the bitter conflict over immigration in American history.…
Social Climbers
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
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The most brilliantly coloured of all mammals are our relatives the monkeys.The scarlet face of a Uakari and bright blue bottom of a Mandrill, are matchless. But colour-vision first gave this group another advantage up in the trees - finding…
Jane Eyre Episode 1
Part of the Series: Jane Eyre
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After a wretched childhood, orphaned Jane Eyre yearns for new experiences. She accepts a governess position at Thornfield Hall, where she tutors a lively French girl named Adele. She soon finds herself falling in love with the brooding master of…
Turn of the Screw
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A hauntingly atmospheric and star-studded adaptation of Henry James' classic gothic horror story. A young, inexperienced governess is hired to look after two small children abandoned by their uncle, following the death of their parents, at his grand country house.…
We Stand At The Crossroads
Part of the Series: The Promised Land
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Alive with the music of Mahalia Jackson and Muddy Waters, this episode describes how rural people blended into Chicago's urban culture. In the 1950s, there were abundant jobs in the stockyards and steel mills and they adapted easily to life…
Food for Thought
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
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Human beings appear to be unique amongst mammals - we live in huge cities, we walk on two legs and we have language. But how far have we really come from our mammal heritage? Are we really as different as…
The Power of Knowledge
Part of the Series: Heroes of the Enlightenment
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How power came to the people From Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law - many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment…
Vienna - 1908
Part of the Series: Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds
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Dr James Fox tells the story of Vienna in 1908, a city of amazing creativity and dangerous tension. This was the year Gustav Klimt painted his masterpiece The Kiss, Sigmund Freud revealed the Oedipus complex, Egon Schiele produced startling pictures…
Jane Eyre Episode 2
Part of the Series: Jane Eyre
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Jane returns from her aunt's deathbed to find Rochester paying court to the beautiful Blanche Ingram, however she soon discovers that it is Jane herself that he really loves. But as they are about to wed, a mysterious overseas visitor…
I'll Be Your Mirror
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A portrait of photographer Nan Goldin and her work.
Prehistoric Autopsy - Neanderthal
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Human evolution is not a straight line and prehistory is littered with hominids that never made it. Putting flesh and skin back onto ancient bones, this original series recreates every inch of three of our earliest ancestors. From fragments of…
The Go Between - The Past Is A Foreign Country
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When the reserved, elderly Leo Colston comes across a childhood diary, he recalls the painful events of the summer that shaped his character - memories that have long since been locked away... Fifty years earlier, a 12-year-old Leo is spending…
KKK - The Fight for White Supremacy
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America's most infamous supremacist group - the Ku Klux Klan - says they are in the midst of a revival, with a surge in membership and cross burnings across the Deep South. Film-maker Dan Murdoch meets the leaders of the…
Sense and Sensibility Episode 1
Part of the Series: Sense and Sensibility
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MRS DASHWOOD is devastated when her beloved husband dies. The late MR DASHWOOD's estate and fortune are bequeathed by law to his son from a previous marriage, JOHN DASHWOOD, to the delight of John's rapacious wife, FANNY. Mrs Dashwood and…
Paris - 1928
Part of the Series: Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds
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Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928. It was a city that attracted people dreaming of a better world after World War I. This was the year when the surrealists Magritte, Dali and Bunuel brought their bizarre…
Sweet Home Chicago
Part of the Series: The Promised Land
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In the autumn of 1944, the mechanical cotton picker ended the South's need for people to pick cotton by hand. At the same time, Chicago's munitions factories were desperate for labour. So the great migration North to Chicago moved into…
Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?
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How bad can our drinking pattern be for our health? Doctors and genetically identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken want to find out. With the current drinking guidelines under review, the twins embark on self-experimentation to see the effects…
Profit and Loss
Part of the Series: Forgotten Slave Owners
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In Barbados, David traces how Britain's slave economy emerged in the 17th century from just a few pioneering plantation owners. As David explores the systemic violence of slavery, in Jamaica he is introduced to some of the brutal tools used…
Little Dorrit Episode 1
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
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AMY DORRIT lives in the Marshalsea Prison for Debt with her father, WILLIAM DORRIT, who has been an inmate there for countless years. Although born and bred in the prison, she is far from being downtrodden and has grown up…
How Gay Is Pakistan? - LGBT Rights in Pakistan
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Being gay is illegal in Pakistan. But, despite this, the country has a growing gay scene. So why are gay rights not being addressed here? This is a complicated place, where homosocial behaviour, like men holding hands, is common and…