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LISTEN TO BRITAIN Screen
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Listen to Britain

Impressions of Britain through the eyes of the great poets, lyricists, orators, novelists and composers.
History of World War II Part 2
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The History of World War II – Episode Two

Presented by actor Robert Hardy, The History of World War II, efficiently summarizes the political events leading up to the war and details the main campaigns and battles from throughout its entire six-year span.
History of World War II Part 1
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The History of World War II

Presented by actor Robert Hardy, The History of World War II, efficiently summarizes the political events leading up to the war and details the main campaigns and battles from throughout its entire six-year span.
Prelude to World War II
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Prelude to World War II

By early 1939 Germany had thrown off the shackles of the Versailles treaty. The seeds of war were almost ripe!
Fall of France
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The Fall of France

The German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War. Beginning on 10 May 1940, German forces defeated Allied forces in a series of mobile operations, eventually leading to the conquest of France.
Kursk
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The Battle of Kursk

The Battle of Kursk remains to this day, the largest ever tank battle; and the costliest day of aerial warfare in history. The battle took place 280 miles south of Moscow during July and August 1943.
Program
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The History of Aviation

Presented by Hollywood actor Richard Todd, 100 Years of Flight looks back at an amazing century of inspirational people, daring moments and ground breaking aircraft that helped make the world a lot smaller.
The Seige
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The Iranian Embassy Siege

On the 30th April, 1980, the curtains went up on the opening act of a six-day drama, which was broadcast live on national television across the world. When terrorists holding Iraqi passports, seized the Iranian Embassy in Prince’s Gate, London, taking 26 people including four British citizens, hostage, so began the drama of the IRANIAN EMBASSY SIEGE which resulted in the final act of the legendary SAS storming the building.
Hindenburg
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The Hindenburg

With the assistance of NASA experts, this compelling documentary follows the course of the Hindenburg's last flight and unravels the mystery of one of the greatest disasters this century.
20th Century Disasters
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20th Century Disasters

Disasters can strike at anytime and anywhere. When a major disaster strikes, the dramatic pictures and reports we read about in the newspapers and hear on the television horrify us. This film takes a look at some of the most famous disasters throughout the last century that have shocked the world.
Apollo 13
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Apollo 13

This is the spellbinding account of the Apollo 13 mission, told by the astronauts and with live on-board cameras recording the suspense of this real-life thrilling drama as it unfurled, on both Apollo 13 and at Mission Control.
Apollo 11
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Apollo 11

'The Eagle Has Landed' The story of the race for the Moon. Narrated by ''Doctor Who' Tom Baker
Blitz on Berlin
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The Blitz on Berlin

Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany, was subject to 363 air raids during the Second World War. As the bombings continued more and more people moved out. By May 1945, nearly two million people (40% of the population) had fle
Bliz on Hamburg
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The Blitz on Hamburg

Operation 'Gomorrah' Hamburg was bombed by the allies in July 1943. According to Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister for Propaganda, the bombing of Hamburg was the first time that he thought Nazi Germany might have to call for peace.
Blitz on Dresden
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The Blitz on Dresden

The Blitz on Dresden, The bombing of Dresden in February 1945 has remained one of the more controversial aspects of World War Two. Dresden, a city unaffected by bombing up to that point in the war, lost many thousands of civilians in the firestorm that was created by the Allies.
Blitz on Cologne
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The Blitx on Cologne

The Blitz on Cologne, Operation Millenium, the bombing of Cologne, heralded the start of the RAF's 1,000 bomber raids on German cities.
Blitz on the North
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The Blitz on the North

London wasn't the only city affected by the Blitz. The main Atlantic sea port of Liverpool was bombed, causing nearly 4,000 deaths within the Merseyside area during the war. The North Sea port of Hull, was subjected to 86 raids in the Hull Blitz during the war, with 95 percent of its housing stock destroyed or damaged.The cities of Manchester and Sheffield were also targeted.
Blitz on Coventry
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The Blitz on Coventry

On 14th November 1940, the Luftwaffe launched the most devastating bombing raid so far on Britain. Up until then, the attacks had been concentrated on London and the airfields of Southern England. This time the target was Coventry, deep in the heart of the country.
The Blitz on London
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The Blitz on London

The Blitz on London, It was Hitler’s belief that the war from the air would terrorise London into defeat. He was wrong. The city’s inhabitants, on the contrary, took a perverse and particular pleasure from being the front line of the war. ‘We can take it’ became the catchphrase of the Blitz
Episode FOUR
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The Quest – Episode Four – The Greatest Knight of All

Episode Four includes Roger De Mowbray, St Mary's, Church Guildford, Waverley Abbey, St Marthas and Saint Catherines Chapel, Temple Church, Byland Abbey, Newburgh Priory, The Foss Way, the Austin Canons, Temple Balsall Manor and Warwick Castle.
Episodes Three
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The Quest – Episode Three – The Spirit of Place

In this third episode of The Quest, the team look at many of the findings referenced in the Royston Cave carvings discovered in the earlier episodes, and this leads the Quest team to the medieval towns of Warwick and Guildford. Several curious links to the Knights Templar in these towns are also investigated
Episode One
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The Quest – Episode One – The Journey Begins

Episode One, The formation of the Templars, Jerusalem, the Crusades, the Warren Tunnels, Chartres, the bloodline of Christ,the Shroud of Turin, The Templecombe Head, Denny Abbey. The Gough Map and the Cottered Painting. Barry Walker discusses his knowledge and how he came to study the Knights Templar