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Museums in QuarantineMuseums in Quarantine

Series that explores national museum collections at a time of enforced closure.


The Story of MathsThe Story of Maths

Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, escorts you through the most important of all intellectual disciplines. Mathematics is the Empress of the Sciences. Without her, there would be no physics, nor chemistry, nor cosmology. Any field of study depending on statistics, geometry, or any kind of calculation would simply cease to be. And then, there are the practical applications: without maths there's no architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps, or time-keeping: therefore no navigation, nor aviation, nor astronomy. She is all-powerful: and she rules ruthlessly. Imperious and unyielding, mathematics brooks no dissent and tolerates no error. In an age of uncertainty, mathematics is the only discipline that generates knowledge that's immutably, incontestably, and eternally true. In this landmark series of films for BBC FOUR.


Victorian SensationsVictorian Sensations
BBC Four, 2019 | History, Documentary
Rating: 3/5

Victorian Sensations transports us to the thrilling era of the 1890s. Dr Hannah Fry, Paul McGann, and Philippa Perry explore a decade of rapid change that still resonates today.


Born to be Wild: The Golden Age of American RockBorn to be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock
BBC Four, 2014 | Music, Interview, History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Featuring interviews with the stars that made it happen this series traces the history of rock music in the UK from the 60s to the 90s.


Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings, and ScannersEveryday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings, and Scanners

Mark Miodownik reveals the amazing stories behind everyday objects of desire and how they are miraculously transformed from raw materials into the very stuff of the modern world.


The Dark Ages: An Age of LightThe Dark Ages: An Age of Light

The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism - a terrible time when civilisation stopped. Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this four-part series he argues that the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement, with new ideas and religions provoking new artistic adventures. He embarks on a fascinating trip across Europe, Africa and Asia, visits the world's most famous collections and discovers hidden artistic gems, all to prove that the Dark Ages were actually an 'Age of Light'.


Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of EvolutionNature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution

Series in which Professor Richard Fortey investigates why islands are natural laboratories of evolution and meets some of the unique and remarkable species that live on them.


Sea MonstersSea Monsters

In this thrilling adventure from the creators of Walking with Dinosaurs, renowned zoologist Nigel Marven plunges into the prehistoric deep to face some of the largest and most fearsome sea predators that ever existed - creatures so awesome, they make the great white shark look like a goldfish. Scour the depths of seven different prehistoric seas with Nigel as your guide - and marvel at the computer animation techniques that bring each aquatic world to life. Get up close and personal with creatures like the vicious sea scorpions of 450 million years ago, the armor-plated fish of the Devonian Period and a whale-chomping shark called Megalodon. Finally, wade out into the deadliest sea of all time - "Hell's Aquarium" of the late Cretaceous, an ominous body of prehistoric water that gets its name from its elevated water temperatures and the devilish creatures that call it home


Winter WalksWinter Walks

Take a gentle walk as familiar faces explore landscapes in Yorkshire and Cumbria in this series of immersive and intimate documentaries.


TimewatchTimewatch

A series of historical documentaries originally broadcast on BBC Two, but more recently airing on BBC Four.


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