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The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series 1985)
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The Spartans (TV Mini-Series 2004)
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A history of the ancient Spartans, featuring historian Bettany Hughes as presenter and narrator.

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Genius of the Ancient World (TV Mini-Series 2015)
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The historian explores the land that inspired her passion for the past by embarking upon a 900-mile journey along the river Nile and examining how it shaped ancient Egypt.

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The Bible: A History (TV Series 2010)
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It is a book that originated thousands of years ago in the Middle East. The subject of intensive scholarship and interpretation, the Bible and its rich narratives have shaped politics, ... See full summary »

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Who Bombed Birmingham? (TV Movie 1990)
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In 1974, a pair of pub bombings rocked Birmingham, England. The terrorist attacks killed dozens of innocent civilians, and wounded many more. But another tragedy took place in their ... See full summary »

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Timewatch (2014)
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Timewatch is a film that focus on the lives of Cedric McCallister, a numbers guy who loves managing money, and his beautiful wife Debra McCallister, an ambitious wife who loves and trust ... See full summary »

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Genius of the Modern World (TV Series 2016)
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Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world: Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.

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Robin Hood (1984–1986)
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A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed.

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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

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29 September 1982 (UK) See more »

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Aswan, Egypt See more »

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