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The Ascent Of Man : Complete BBC Series [DVD] 
"One of TV's greatest achievements. Science has moved on since this was filmed but there hasn't been a better overview of scientific thought and achievement"
Civilisation: The Complete Series [DVD] 
"Landmark 1960's series of the history of art; still relevant, still fascinating and still thought provoking"
The Gulf War [DVD]
"In depth review of the first Gulf War goes a long way to explain the current situation in Iraq"
The Story of India with Michael Wood: Complete BBC Series [DVD]
"History and culture of modern India, lovingly portrayed in detail by an engaging and expert historian"
Deep Water [DVD] 
"How the urge to succeed in the Round The World Yacht Race triggered psychological chaos"
Britain From Above [DVD]
"Andrew Marr makes the most of a filming gimmick to reveal the social and geographical evolution of the UK"
Tiger - Spy in the Jungle  [DVD]
"Not the best wildlife documentary ever, but compelling viewing as tigers near extinction"
The Lost World Of Tibet [DVD]
"Fascinating glimpse into Tibetan culture, without too much political debate"
David Attenborough - Life in Cold Blood [DVD]
"Reptiles come alive! Beautiful filming makes the most of an unlikely subject"
Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture [DVD]
"Although edited for DVD, this series still offers charming insights and info on worldwide architectural gems"
Earth : The Power of the Planet - Complete BBC Series [DVD]
"Dramatic and educational series tackles geological forces with feisty attitude. If only more modern docs were like this..."
The Michael Wood BBC Collection : In Search Of The Trojan War / In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great / In Search Of Shakespeare / In Search Of Myths And Heroes / Conquistadors (5 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
"Glorious overview of Michael Wood's TV career. Hours of fascinating history"
Great British Journeys : Complete BBC Series 1 [DVD]
"History and geography with an expert present. A wonderful walk around Britain"
Simon Schama's The American Future: A History [DVD]
"Useful insight into American hsitory and culture which follows distinct themes through time, building an understanding of the 2008 atmosphere (with a backdrop to the presidential election). Timely!"
A History Of Christianity [DVD] 
"Detailed, expert explanation of the evolution of a world religion. Useful whether you have faith or not in understanding how societies have been influenced by Christianity"
How Earth Made Us (DVD)
"Rather more beautiful than brainy, this one, but an instructive series of essays on the effects of geology on human society nonetheless. Some gorgeous filming and engaging presenter"
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