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Mark Miodownik looks at how materials have enabled us to indulge our curiosity about the world around us, revealing why the everyday and even the mundane is anything but. Show more
Documentary about the sun and our relationship with it over the years, from the worship of the Stone Age to the latest scientific research into ways to harness its power. Show more
Film recalling our fascination with the moon leading up to Neil Armstrong's landing in 1969, and the lack of interest which led to the cessation of lunar expeditions in 1972. Show more
Henry V, now settled on the throne, faces a challenge from France. England prepares for war, and Henry leads his men across the channel where they will meet the enemy at Agincourt. Show more
Documentary recounting the story of Billy Fury and the birth of British pop. He became an overnight sensation in 1958 and had more Top 40 hits than The Beatles during the 60s. Show more
How new technologies and production methods changed the face of agriculture and country life adapted to the new economic and moral realities of 1960s Britain. Show more