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Best Science/History documentary series (...released on DVD)

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The Ascent Of Man : Complete BBC Series [DVD] [1973]
The Ascent Of Man : Complete BBC Series [DVD] [1973]
"Considered the equally ambitious partner series to Civilisation, Professor Bronowski chronologically explains the great scientific discoveries throughout human history."
Civilisation: The Complete Series [DVD] [1969]
Civilisation: The Complete Series [DVD] [1969]
"Kenneth Clarke’s landmark series is a whistle-stop cultural tour of the art, architecture and artefacts that inform Western European development, and was the first to utilise the advent of colour TV."
Carl Sagan's Cosmos [DVD] [1980]
Carl Sagan's Cosmos [DVD] [1980]
The World at War - The Ultimate Restored Edition [Blu-ray] [1973] [Region Free]
The World at War - The Ultimate Restored Edition [Blu-ray] [1973] [Region Free]
"This epic series set a precedent by ambitiously attempting to catalogue the complex events of the Second World War. Sensitively explained and riveting, this restored HD edition could be a must-own set"
Alistair Cooke's America [DVD]
Alistair Cooke's America [DVD]
The Planets [DVD]
The Planets [DVD]
"Thorough, informative and fascinating 1999 BBC documentary series about our solar system and the exploration that has helped our understanding of it. Highly recommended"
Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World [DVD]
Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World [DVD]
"These absorbing docu-dramas bring the epic scale of these past achievements vividly to life, as well as telling the human story."
NASA's Greatest Missions [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
NASA's Greatest Missions [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
"High recommended interesting and informative series from Discovery. Chronologically covers the entire history of NASA with new interviews with most of the key personnel (including Neil Armstrong)."
CATASTROPHE - (Region 2/4 UK) - 5 part series presented by Tony Robinson
CATASTROPHE - (Region 2/4 UK) - 5 part series presented by Tony Robinson
"Excellently explained and visualised description of the main periods of destruction, mass extinction and climate change that have shaped the course of life on Earth."
The Future Is Wild: Complete Collection [DVD]
The Future Is Wild: Complete Collection [DVD]
"Entertaining hypothetical natural history series that predicts how animals might evolve in future environments. Recommended to fans of the “Walking With…” series."
The Andrew Marr Collection: History Of Modern Britain (Series 1) & The Making Of Modern Britain (Series 2)
The Andrew Marr Collection: History Of Modern Britain (Series 1) & The Making Of Modern Britain (Series 2)
"These expertly informed programmes accessibly demonstrate how 20th Century politics has affected the social landscape. Andrew Marr’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject really rubs off."
Earth - The Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Earth - The Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
"Profound, fascinating geological series exploring the natural forces that shape our planet. I wanted to include "Earth: The Climate Wars" also presented by Prof. Iain Stewart, but it isn't available."
The Wild West [DVD]
The Wild West [DVD]
"Entertaining and insightful trio of docu-dramas reconstructing famous Wild West legends, but the facts greatly differ from the familiar Hollywood fantasies."
Simon Schama: A History of Britain - The Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Simon Schama: A History of Britain - The Complete BBC Series [DVD]
"This step-by-step guide condenses all the main events into a legible series, although it does focus mainly on the monarchs with some glaring omissions."
The Wonders Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
The Wonders Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Empire [DVD]
Empire [DVD]