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Graveyard of the giant beasts

A mining operation in Colombia opened a window into an unknown period of the Earth's history where a world with giant creatures emerged. The biggest of them all was Titanoboa, a 43-foot snake, the largest that ever lived...

You cannot start without me Valery Gergiev, maestro

This documentary presents a portrait of Valeriĭ Gergiev the man and artist; it reveals how Gergiev combines an impossible international conducting schedule with his job as artistic director of the Mariinsky Opera and Ba...

Beyond hate

In Beyond Hate, award-winning journalist Bill Moyers seeks to answer these and other questions. His search takes him across the country and around the world, from Jerusalem to South Central Los Angeles, from Elie Wiesel'...

Brava Italia [an intimate tour of the Italian way of life]

Narrated by award-winning actor Paul Sorvino and broadcast on public television, Brava Italia tours la bella Italia from the streets to the skies, bustling cities to peaceful hill towns, and snowcapped Alps to sun-kissed...

Penguin post office

In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula there's a unique British post office surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery including 3,000 Gentoo penguins. You will see their four-month drama unfold against the backdrop of their li...

Animal misfits odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures

Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that seem ill-equipped for survival. Somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. Reveal...

Caveman cold case

A tomb of 49,000 year-old Neanderthal bones discovered in El Sidron, a remote, mountainous region of northern Spain, leads to a compelling investigation to solve a double mystery: How did this group of Neanderthals die? ...

Jerome Robbins something to dance about

Examines the life of the controversial master of the Broadway musical and ballet choreographer Jerome Robbins. Features excerpts from Robbins' work, including never-before-seen rehearsal footage, and interviews with Mikh...

Lost ships of Rome

In 2009, a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristin...

Patti Smith dream of life

Patti Smith is a renowned singer, songwriter, poet and activist. Her music, poetry, and politics are fearless, funny, raw and original. Traces Patti's punk-poet roots through the trials of daily life and untimely deaths ...

Monarchy. The complete series, disc 3

Tells the epic and bloody stories of Britain's kings and queens from the Saxon era (Alfred the Great) to the early 20th century (Victoria). Filmed on location in castles, churches, and battlegrounds.

Loretta Lynn still a mountain girl

"Inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist to date, Loretta Lynn (b. April 14, 1932) has earned four Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and sold more t...

The story of the Jews

Simon Schama presents this epic series exploring the extraordinary story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. Both deeply historical and utterly contemporary, this is a compelling film about di...

Visions of New York City

From Wall Street to Washington Heights, down Fifth Avenue, over bridges, and across the grid, celebrate the irresistible attraction of the little island that has captured the hearts of millions and sparked countless life...

Nature. Giraffes Africa's gentle giants

Conservationist Julian Fennessy, in collaboration with the Ugandan Wildlife Authority, embarks on a mission to transport twenty endangered giraffes to safety.

Death on the railroad

In 1832, 57 young men from Ireland boarded a ship to America, leaving behind an impoverished country in hopes of a better life. Arriving healthy, all were dead in eight weeks. Did they all die due to a cholera pandemic a...

Shakespeare uncovered. Series 2

Behind every Shakespeare play is a story. Shakespeare Uncovered portrays the Bard as an impresario who, four centuries ago, defined show business in his day-drawing on historical sources, stealing and adapting ideas, bri...

Woody Allen a documentary

Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy and Oscar winning filmmaker Rob...

Bing Crosby rediscovered

Bing Crosby was, without a doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the twentieth century, pulling audiences in with his intimate, laid-back voice and innate charm. Narrated by Stanle...

The Serengeti rules

Travel back in time, from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools, with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology.

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