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

A Listmania! list by Cheeky Monkey (Region 2)
 
The Ascent Of Man : Complete BBC Series [DVD] [1973]
1.  The Ascent Of Man : Complete BBC Series [DVD] [1973] DVD ~ The Ascent of Man
The list author says:
  "Considered the equally ambitious partner series to Civilisation, Professor Bronowski chronologically explains the great scientific discoveries throughout human history."
£15.49   Used & New from: £11.13
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Civilisation: The Complete Series [DVD] [1969]
2.  Civilisation: The Complete Series [DVD] [1969] DVD ~ Kenneth Clark
The list author says:
  "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."
£19.99   Used & New from: £8.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Carl Sagan's Cosmos [DVD] [1980]
3.  Carl Sagan's Cosmos [DVD] [1980] DVD ~ Carl Sagan
£10.09   Used & New from: £7.40
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The World at War - The Ultimate Restored Edition [Blu-ray] [1973] [Region Free]
4.  The World at War - The Ultimate Restored Edition [Blu-ray] [1973] [Region Free] DVD ~ Peter Tiffin
The list author says:
  "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"
£34.99   Used & New from: £25.35
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (645 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Alistair Cooke's America [DVD]
5.  Alistair Cooke's America [DVD] DVD ~ Alistair Cooke
£14.80   Used & New from: £11.20
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

The Planets [DVD]
6.  The Planets [DVD] DVD ~ Mark Halliley
The list author says:
  "Thorough, informative and fascinating 1999 BBC documentary series about our solar system and the exploration that has helped our understanding of it. Highly recommended"
£7.73   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World [DVD]
7.  Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World [DVD] 
The list author says:
  "These absorbing docu-dramas bring the epic scale of these past achievements vividly to life, as well as telling the human story."
£39.60   Used & New from: £14.89
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

NASA's Greatest Missions [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
8.  NASA's Greatest Missions [Blu-ray] [Region Free] 
The list author says:
  "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)."
£28.99   Used & New from: £13.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

CATASTROPHE - (Region 2/4 UK) - 5 part series presented by Tony Robinson
9.  CATASTROPHE - (Region 2/4 UK) - 5 part series presented by Tony Robinson 
The list author says:
  "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."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Future Is Wild: Complete Collection [DVD]
10.  The Future Is Wild: Complete Collection [DVD] 
The list author says:
  "Entertaining hypothetical natural history series that predicts how animals might evolve in future environments. Recommended to fans of the “Walking With…” series."
Used & New from: £2.72
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Andrew Marr Collection: History Of Modern Britain (Series 1) & The Making Of Modern Britain (Series 2)
11.  The Andrew Marr Collection: History Of Modern Britain (Series 1) & The Making Of Modern Britain (Series 2) DVD ~ Andrew Marr
The list author says:
  "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."
£13.00   Used & New from: £7.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Earth - The Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
12.  Earth - The Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free] 
The list author says:
  "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."
£12.20   Used & New from: £9.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Wild West [DVD]
13.  The Wild West [DVD] DVD ~ Liam Cunningham
The list author says:
  "Entertaining and insightful trio of docu-dramas reconstructing famous Wild West legends, but the facts greatly differ from the familiar Hollywood fantasies."
£19.75   Used & New from: £0.51
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Simon Schama: A History of Britain - The Complete BBC Series [DVD]
14.  Simon Schama: A History of Britain - The Complete BBC Series [DVD] DVD ~ Simon Schama
The list author says:
  "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."
£10.99   Used & New from: £8.61
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Wonders Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
15.  The Wonders Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free] DVD ~ Brian Cox
£11.80   Used & New from: £7.43
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Empire [DVD]
16.  Empire [DVD] DVD ~ Jeremy Paxman
£7.90   Used & New from: £6.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion