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Aristotle\'s Lagoon

In the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle travelled to Lesvos, an island in the Aegean teeming, then as now, with wildlife.
Biology%%%Classical World

Art of America - Looking for Paradise

In the first episode of a series exploring the history of American art, Andrew Graham-Dixon embarks on an epic journey from east to west, following in the footsteps of the pioneers who built the foundations of modern America.
Art & Design

Atom II - The Key to the Cosmos

Jim Al-Khalili
This episode tackles world-changing discoveries such as radioactivity, the Atom Bomb and the Big Bang, and tries to answer the biggest questions of all - why are we here and how were we made?

Atom III - The Illusion of Reality

Jim Al-Khalili
Al-Khalili discovers that there might be parallel universes in which different versions of us exist, and finds out that empty space isn’t empty at all, but seething with activity

Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild - Part 1:Life on Camera

Sir David Attenborough gives his unique perspective on over half a century of innovation in wildlife filmmaking - developments that have brought ever more breathtaking and intimate images of wildlife to our television screens, changing our view of life on the planet forever.
Natural World

Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild - Part 3: Our Fragile Planet

Sir David Attenborough reflects on the dramatic impact that humankind has had on the natural world within his own lifetime. He tells the surprising and deeply personal story of the changes he has seen, of the pioneering conservationists with who he has worked - and of the global revolution in attitudes towards nature that has taken place within the last six decades.
Natural World

Baka: A Cry from the Rainforest

Phil Agland
Phil Agland revisits the Baka Pygmy family he filmed 25 years ago in his BAFTA award winning documentary 'Baka: People of the Rainforest'. An extraordinary journey into the heart of the rainforest in Cameroon.

Bankers - 01 Fixing the System

The dramatic inside story of the scandal that ripped through the banking industry in 2012 and took down a banking legend, Bob Diamond. In the first of a new three-part series, bank bosses, regulators and politicians give frank first-hand accounts of how the balance of power has finally started to shift away from the masters of the universe.
Economics & Finance

Bankers - 02 Risking it All

With gripping first-hand accounts from banking insiders, regulators and politicians this film tells the story of two recent multi-billion pound trading disasters that rocked the City. It shows that some bankers are still taking reckless risks, five years after the crash that brought the world's economy to its knees.
Economics & Finance

Bankers - 03 Payback Time

The eye-opening story of how Britain's multi-billion pound financial mis-selling scandal came about. With first-hand accounts from bank bosses, sales staff, politicians and customers, the film charts three decades of extraordinary changes inside our high street banks.
Economics & Finance

Barcelona\'s 50 Greatest Goals

Matt Smith counts down the top 50 goals of the last twenty years by the current Champions League holders. Featuring Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and the majestic Messi.