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Life in Cold Blood (2008 TV Series)
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A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.
 
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Life in the Undergrowth (2005 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates. (50 mins.)
 
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Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
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South Pacific (2009 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean... (353 mins.)
 
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State of the Planet (2000 TV Series)
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David Attenborough investigates the latest scientific research to discover whether or not there is a global environmental crisis, and, if so, what solutions there are to it. (147 mins.)
Director: Kate Broome
 
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Wonders of the Universe (2011 Mini-Series)
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Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light... (59 mins.)
 
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Wonders of the Solar System (2010 Mini-Series)
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In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system. (60 mins.)
Stars: Brian Cox
 
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The Song of the Earth (2000 Documentary)
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(49 mins.)
Director: Grant Sonnex
 
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Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough (2015 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough revisits the Great Barrier Reef after nearly 60 years. His visit takes him from the most exposed part of the reef as well as down to 300m below the surface discovering corals never seen before.
 
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The Life of Mammals (2002 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.
 
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The Elegant Universe (2003 Mini-Series)
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A documentary examining string theory. (60 mins.)
 
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Particle Fever (2013 Documentary)
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As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure. (99 mins.)
Director: Mark Levinson
 
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How the Universe Works (2010 TV Series)
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered. (60 mins.)
 
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First Life (2010 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.
 
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Nature's Great Events (2009 Mini-Series)
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This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see... (49 mins.)
 
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Deep Blue (2003 Documentary)
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The natural history of the oceans (83 mins.)
 
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Are We Changing Planet Earth? (2006 Documentary)
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Sir David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey to discover how global warming is changing the planet. The Truth About Climate Change is a two part documentary presented by him asking the question: What is the future for our world? (60 mins.)
 
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The Real History of Science Fiction (2014 Mini-Series)
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The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction... (240 mins.)
 
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Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary about evolution. (59 mins.)
 
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Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor: The Link (2009 Documentary)
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A 47 million year old fossil, 'Darwinius masillae', may be the link between modern primates, lemurs and lower mammals. (59 mins.)
 
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Kingdom of Plants 3D (2012 TV Series)
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3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful... (50 mins.)
 
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It's Not Over (2014 Documentary)
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A fresh look on HIV/AIDS through the lens of Millennials. What happened to an 'AIDS free generation'... (72 mins.)
Director: Andrew Jenks
 
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Mankind the Story of All of Us (2012 Mini-Series)
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Follow-up to America: The Story of Us. Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story... (720 mins.)
 
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Samsara (2011 Documentary)
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Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. (102 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
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The Swedish Theory of Love (2015 Documentary)
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Internationally Sweden is seen as a perfect society, a role model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress... (90 mins.)
Director: Erik Gandini
 
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Patterns of Evidence: Exodus (2014 Documentary)
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What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence... (115 mins.)
Director: Tim Mahoney
 
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Marching to Zion (2015 Documentary)
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Documentary tracing the history of the Jewish people from the destruction of the temple in AD 70 to the modern-day nation of Israel. (101 mins.)
 
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The Search for General Tso (2014 Documentary)
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Who was General Tso, and why are we eating his chicken? This feature documentary explores the origins and ubiquity of Chinese-American food through the story of an iconic sweet and spicy chicken dish. (71 mins.)
Director: Ian Cheney
Stars: Ian Cheney
 
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Crazy About Tiffany's (2016 Documentary)
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A past to present fully authorized documentary of Tiffany & Co. (86 mins.)
Director: Matthew Miele
 
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Pøbler (2015 Documentary)
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European statistics shows that every 6th youth between 18 and 24 drops out of school before finishing their upper high school education. Meet four Norwegians who have become high school dropouts. (91 mins.)
Director: Kari Anne Moe
 
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Africa (2013 Mini-Series)
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Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.
 
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Mayday (2003 TV Series)
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Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses. (60 mins.)
 
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. (557 mins.)
 
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Frozen Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic. (60 mins.)
 
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Life (2009 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (533 mins.)
 
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Space Unraveling the Cosmos (2014 Documentary)
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Documentary about the cosmos and its unimaginable vastness and content.
 
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The Blue Planet (2001 Mini-Series)
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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans. (50 mins.)
 
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The Incredible Human Journey (2009 TV Series)
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This series explains the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world, supporting the Out of Africa Theory. (60 mins.)
 
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Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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Where to Invade Next (2015 Documentary)
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To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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La marche de l'empereur (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
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Ancient Egyptians (2003 TV Series)
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Each of the four separate episodes -rather independent chapters- presents some of the findings of Egyptology... (50 mins.)