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Brazil - An Inconvenient History
At first glance Brazil appears to be an alluring playground of exciting carnivals, sultry samba, divine football and a vibrantly diverse people. But behind this dazzling facade lies a disturbing story of historys largest-ever slave population. Astonishingly Brazil, a Portuguese…
I, Caesar - Augustus
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Caesar's military brilliance forged a new Rome, but it was Augustus' political genius that made it an empire for the ages. Despite being Caesar's nephew and adopted heir, Augustus struggled for thirteen years to consolidate power. Finally declared emperor by…
I, Caesar - Julius Caesar
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Julius Caesar turned military victories into political power. His ambition created a colossal empire, and he gave his name to the rulers who succeeded him. He has been a symbol of power and majesty for 2,000 years. But to his…
Monet and Manet
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giant figures of the Impressionist movement;…
I, Caesar - Constantine
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Constantine revitalized a fading empire and built a glittering new capital that would stand for over 1,000 years. But his strongest legacy is religious; his conversion to Christianity put an end to hundreds of years of persecution and laid the…
Leonardo and Michelangelo
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giants of the Renaissance period -…
The Renaissance
Part of the Series: The Nude in Art with Tim Marlow
If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways. From the…
Gauguin and Van Gogh
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two of the most revered Post-Impressionists; Gauguin,…
The Hidden History of Rome
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
Who better to scrutinise and investigate the quirkier achievements of the impressive and expansive Roman Empire than co-creator of the brilliantly accomplished question; 'What have the Romans ever done for us'? Terry Jones is in search of an answer. Unearthing…
Rubens and Caravaggio
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two highly influential Baroque figures; Rubens, famous…
I, Caesar - Justinian
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
He lived more than 500 years after Caesar. He ruled from Constantinople, not Rome. But Justinian restored the Empire to its former glory one last time. He sent his armies west, where they recaptured territory lost to Barbican invasions in…
Giotto and Piero della Francesca
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two vital instigators of the Renaissance; Giotto,…
The Classical
Part of the Series: The Nude in Art with Tim Marlow
If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways. From the…
I, Caesar - Hadrian
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
He overturned centuries-old policies, declaring an end to expansions and abandoning far-flung territories. Hadrian was an enthusiastic patron of the arts, a champion of the common Roman and a tireless diplomat who toured the entire Empire. But this "Golden Age"…
The Surprising History of Sex & Love
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
Exploring the radical change in social and religious attitudes towards sex, this award-winning documentary takes a look throughout history and traces the shift in social attitudes and practices. Terry traces an unexpected route of how sex got from strict social…
Exhibition on Screen - Vermeer and Music
Johannes Vermeer [1632 -1675] is a fascinating painter whose life and works are explored here in amazing detail. Filmed in London's National Gallery, New York's Met and other art houses in the USA and the Netherlands, this stunning film explores…
The Modern
Part of the Series: The Nude in Art with Tim Marlow
If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways. From the…
Ancient Inventions, Sex and Love
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
This three-part series presents a fresh and highly original view of some of the ancient world's most remarkable inventions. History enthusiast Terry Jones takes us on an unconventional, myth-busting journey revealing the unexpected, whilst discovering that the ancient world was…
Titian and Raphael
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giants of Renaissance painting - Titian,…
Exhibition on Screen - Van Gogh
Given complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, this is a major new film about one of the world's greatest and most popular artists. This film provides viewers with the moving and inspiring experience of…