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TV, Radio & Events
The rise of one of the great cities of the world, and how the city today is a window into a past of power, religion and culture.
Richard Hammond travels the globe to discover the unexplained, the unexpected and the plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the hidden world of weather.
History & The Arts
Ian Kershaw, renowned as one of the leading experts on the Third Reich, unpicks the question of how history should view Adolf Hitler.
Alex Brooker presents a crowdsourced social history of the NHS, told through people's treasured mementoes.
The search for modern medicines.
Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.
This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'
Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they've helped to solve.
Bang Goes The Theory's Jem Stansfield is used to creating explosions, but for this explosions special he explores how we have learned to control them - and harness their power for our own ends.
In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of how the Habsburg family transformed Vienna into the capital that it is today, during a dynasty era lasting nearly 1,000 years.
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