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What the Ancients Did For UsWhat the Ancients Did For Us

Welcome to the What the Ancients Did For Us guide at TV Tome. Adam Hart-Davis, one of the nation's favourite television presenters, returns to our screens this autumn, with a major new 9-part series, What The Ancients Did For Us. As anchorman for the show, Adam leads us through the history of inventions, while rebuilding and testing some of his favourites in the studio. From the Egyptians to the Romans, the Babylonians to the Arabs, we embark upon an epic history of the world, looking at some of the great legacies left to us by ancient cultures.

Retreat: Meditations from a MonasteryRetreat: Meditations from a Monastery

Series which goes in search of inner peace in three monasteries around Britain, and provides a welcome retreat from the hectic pace of our daily lives.

David Lomas InvestigatesDavid Lomas Investigates

Following on from the success of Lost & Found, David Lomas is back in this brand new series for Three, investigating New Zealand's family secrets. David travels across the world to find the answers and to reunite families. Have a box of tissues at the ready!

Johnny Kingdom's Wild ExmoorJohnny Kingdom's Wild Exmoor
ITV, 2015 | Documentary

In this factual series shot across the four seasons we join wild man of the moor Johnny Kingdom as he follows the wildlife and people of his beloved Exmoor.

Whitlam - The Power And The PassionWhitlam - The Power And The Passion

An extraordinary story of the hard-fought rise and dramatic fall of a visionary Australian Prime Minister during one of the country's most turbulent eras.

Secrets of Our Living PlanetSecrets of Our Living Planet

In this series, naturalist Chris Packham reveals the natural world in a way that you've never seen it before. For him, what is really beautiful about nature is not the amazing animals and plants that we share the planet with but the hidden relationships between them. These relationships may sound bizarre but without them, no life would be possible.

The Dark: Nature's Nighttime WorldThe Dark: Nature's Nighttime World

A new perspective on wildlife at night. A team of biologists and specialist camera crew explore the length of South and Central America to find out how animals have adapted to life in the dark

Happy peopleHappy people

A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little over the centuries.

Secrets of War: The Cold WarSecrets of War: The Cold War
History | Documentary
Rating: 3/5

Hear the amazing true stories lying beneath the shadows of The Cold War! Witness the secret missions and tactics used by the C.I.A. and K.G.B. throughout the years of conflict and strife. From the development of the atomic bomb to the Superpowers triumphs and crushing defeats, this 10 episode collection uncovers the most significant leaders and military tactics used throughout the prolonged conflict. Narrated by Oscar® Award winner Charlton Heston, this series brings to life the hidden and unique conflicts of war that were once declared classified information. Through rare archival footage, formerly classified documents and messages, coupled with interviews with experts, authors and eyewitnesses from all over the world this series is a complete and accurate guide throughout The Cold War!

Flying to the Ends of the EarthFlying to the Ends of the Earth

Arthur Williams flies to some of the world's smallest and most dangerous landing strips to try and discover why people want to live in such remote places and he learns how small planes have managed to open up the planet's most remote and most beautiful wildernesses.