BBC – Reporting History Mandela and a new South Africa (2019) 720p HDTV

BBC – Reporting History: Mandela and a new South Africa (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.10 GB
Category: Tutorial

On the 25th anniversary of Mandela’s election, Fergal Keane goes back to examine his reports, and considers why history did not turn out the way he expected.

At the heart of the film is an interview in which Fergal explores his decades of reporting in South Africa, from the fear being caught up in violent protests to the joy of reporting for BBC Newsbeat as Mandela was sworn in. He also meets historians and other experts as he considers how Mandela’s legacy has played out. [Read more…]

CH4 Secret History – Skeletons of the Mary Rose The New Evidence (2019) 720p HDTV

CH4 Secret History – Skeletons of the Mary Rose: The New Evidence (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 837 MB
Category: Documentary


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Scientists and historians use isotope and DNA analysis to identify the crew of Henry VIII’s flagship, which sank off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. With the help of Mary Rose Trust curator Alex Hildred, the programme uncovers evidence that many of the sailors were of African origin, and traces surviving descendants of the only two members of the crew who can be identified by name. Plus, the little-known story of a 16th-century Guinean free-diver who retrieved several treasures from the wreck. [Read more…]

CH4 Secret History – Skeletons of the Mary Rose The New Evidence (2019) 720p HDTV

CH4 Secret History – Skeletons of the Mary Rose: The New Evidence (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 837 MB
Category: Documentary


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Scientists and historians use isotope and DNA analysis to identify the crew of Henry VIII’s flagship, which sank off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. With the help of Mary Rose Trust curator Alex Hildred, the programme uncovers evidence that many of the sailors were of African origin, and traces surviving descendants of the only two members of the crew who can be identified by name. Plus, the little-known story of a 16th-century Guinean free-diver who retrieved several treasures from the wreck. [Read more…]

Curiosity TV – Breakthrough: Herculaneum Scrolls Unraveling History (2019) 1080p HDTV

Curiosity TV – Breakthrough: Herculaneum Scrolls Unraveling History (2019) 1080p HDTV
English | Size: 726 MB
Category: Tutorial


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Breakthrough: Herculaneum Scrolls Unraveling History
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius is renowned for its decimation of Pompeii, but nearby, an equally impressive Roman settlement known as Herculaneum was lost to history. Today, the latest in technology is opening a wind to the past, as scientists digitally “unravel” the Herculaneum Scrolls. [Read more…]

Robert Tombs – The English and Their History M4B

Robert Tombs – The English and Their History M4B
English | Size: 1.15 GB
Category: Tutorial


In The English and Their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric ‘dreamtime’ through to the present day. [Read more…]

BBC – Spinning a Yarn The Dubious History of Scottish Tartan (2013)

BBC – Spinning a Yarn: The Dubious History of Scottish Tartan (2013)
English | Size: 928 MB
Category: Documentary


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Queen Victoria was mad for it and Harry Lauder was clad in it. It’s inextricably woven into the history of Scotland, from Bonnie Prince Charlie to the Tartan Army, and has been used to advertise many political and cultural affinities. Tartan is a fabric that tells tales, but not all of them are true.
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Jim Baggott – The Quantum Story A History in 40 Moments (Unabridged)

Jim Baggott – The Quantum Story A History in 40 Moments (Unabridged)
English | Size: 426.97 MB
Category: Tutorial


The twentieth century was defined by physics. From the minds of the world’s leading physicists there flowed a river of ideas that would transport mankind to the pinnacle of wonderment and to the very depths of human despair. This was a century that began with the certainties of absolute knowledge and ended with the knowledge of absolute uncertainty. It was a century in which physicists developed weapons with the capacity to destroy our reality, whilst at the same time denying us the possibility that we can ever properly comprehend it.
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PBS – Great Museums – Dusable Museum of African-American History (American Soul) 2012

PBS – Great Museums – Dusable Museum of African-American History (American Soul) 2012
English | Size: 545.97 MB
Category: Documentaries

Celebrate the world of museums with this award-winning series that opens the doors of the museum world to millions of viewers and discover why fact is even more fascinating than fiction! Go behind the scenes to a museum vault, an art restoration lab, or an archaeological dig with our stars – the museum curators, scientists, historians, collectors and conservators who make our museums living places. Over 15,000 museums in the United States offer thousands of different experiences and display millions of objects from around the world. Examine the intricate brush strokes of a Van Gogh painting. Stand chest to chest with George Washington’s uniform. Touch a moon rock. Experience zero gravity in a space flight simulator. All of this is possible in the Museum World! [Read more…]

Ceramics: A Fragile History (2011)

Ceramics: A Fragile History (2011)
English | Size: 4.78 GB
Category: Tutorial

Ceramics: A Fragile History
Three-part series looking at the history of pottery in Britain.
Documentary
On: BBC HD
Duration: 3x 1 hour
Part 1 – The Story of Clay
(10th October 2011)
Ceramics are where art meets function – one of our oldest and most fundamental art forms, that sits at the centre of our homes. The first film in this three-part series looks at a history of domestic pottery in Britain from Tudor times onwards, tracing the evolution of its different techniques and styles, and examining what our pots can tell us in intimate detail how preceeding generations lived and saw themselves. [Read more…]

Sell and Spin A History of Advertising

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Sell and Spin A History of Advertising
English | Size: 573.08 MB
Category: Net: Marketing

From ancient phrases etched in stone to today’s cutting-edge multimedia commercials, selling has always meant grabbing attention," says its narrator, the respected talk-show host Dick Cavett. "The point? Moving the product. The means? Tapping into desire – creating need." From the first known advertisement, a wine shop’s sign from ancient Babylon, to the eve of the high-tech 21st century, Cavett and a host of advertising experts tell the story of not just how advertising became an industry in the first place, but how it became the huge, shape-shifting industry we regard today as both wildly creative yet somehow sinister. [Read more…]