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A Talk With Hitchcock

A Talk With Hitchcock  

This archival interview from 1964 is a rare treat for fans of the legendary director and a fascinating glimpse of the creator of some of film’s best-loved classics.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Acorn: The Nature Nut

Acorn: The Nature Nut  

From his eclectic Nature Nook to the great outdoors, John Acorn shares his brain tingling feeling of discovery with viewers of all ages.

 

Non-Fiction / 91 x half hours


Aquanauts, The

The Aquanauts  

Meet The Aquanauts – underwater explorers – as they venture deep into Earth’s inner space, from the known to the unknown, in search of the dangerous and the endangered.

 

Non-Fiction / 46 x half hours / USA


Audrey Hepburn Story, The

The Audrey Hepburn Story  

Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as Audrey and featuring Frances Fisher as her mother, along with many other bright stars, this mini series will reveal the dramatic life led by this most appealing of performers.

 

Fiction / 2 x two hours / USA/Canada


BYkids Collection, The

The BYkids Collection  

Teenagers from around the world are paired with master filmmakers, including the late Albert Maysles (Salesman), Susan Hoenig (For Love or Money) and Joyce Chopra (Smooth Talk), to create these personal documentaries that educate and encourage international understanding about globally relevant issues.

 

Non-Fiction / 5 x half hours / USA


First Film, The

The First Film  

Filmmaker David Nicholas Wilkinson uncovers the fascinating truth behind the greatest mystery in cinema history in The First Film, following his 33-year quest to prove who really invented moving images.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 106-minutes / UK


Frackman

Frackman  

Frackman tells the story of Dayne ‘Frackman’ Pratzky’s struggle against international gas companies. Australia will soon become the world’s biggest gas exporter, as more than 30,000 wells are sunk in Dayne’s home of Queensland, with many requiring controversial ‘fracking’. He and his neighbours have unwittingly become the centre of a massive industrial landscape and they have little power to fight the wishes of the $200 billion industry.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 95-minutes / Australia


Glowing in the Dark

Glowing in the Dark  

Invented by the French and immortalized by Las Vegas, neon is the light of the North American dream. Glowing in the Dark documents the history of neon in North America, from its early days as a highly refined folk art form with great individuality, to the emergence of animation and computer design, and to the current explosion of light it is today. Neon signage has a verve and style all its own, attracting serious artists and designers, and resulting in a second golden age for the medium. This film chronicles the visual legacy left by artisans and the neon industry.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Group of Seven, The: Art for a Nation

The Group of Seven: Art for a Nation  

In 1920, a group of artists more interested in the Canadian wilderness than electric streetcars banded together, with their first exhibition as the Group of Seven. Their unconventional works, celebrating the untamed terrain they explored, drew a storm of abuse from other artists, critics and the public who were all more comfortable with traditional European landscapes.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x half hour


Human Combustion

Human Combustion  

How can a human body incinerate into ashes, leaving virtually everything within reach unscorched? Did a fireball from inside the body ignite, causing Spontaneous Human Combustion? This one hour documentary, meets the fear of the unexplained head on. It uses a secret file locked away at FBI headquarters for 50 years, crime scene photos of a few charred remains, and the theories of those who found the remains. Using a film noir approach, it reveals and investigates all aspects of this dreaded phenomenon as modern science takes on a phenomenon that dates back to Biblical times.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Human Wildlife

Human Wildlife  

The series captures the astonishing real time moving images of the hundreds of species of animal and plant life that live on and in human beings. Featuring living cells and the particles inside them at magnifications never seen before.

 

Non-Fiction / 6 x one hour


Indie Exposed

Indie Exposed  

Indie Exposed is a documentary broken down into two episodes, Indie Truths and Celluloid Dreams. Indie Truths is an intimate look inside documentaries with some of the world's most accomplished filmmakers including Albert Mayzsles, D. A. Pennebaker and Barbara Kopple. Celluloid Dreams takes a trip into the wonderful and weird worlds of fantasy, nightmare and adult fairy tale in the cinema, including exclusive interviews with Jean Pierre Jeunet and David Lynch.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour


Journey to the Sea of Ice

Journey to the Sea of Ice  

Award winning filmmakers John and Janet Foster follow one of the great annual spectacles of the northern hemisphere. In a glittering display of icy colors and fine design, immense icebergs that were born in Greenland sail slowly past Newfoundland's rocky coast. In a few weeks they will disappear, melting away in the suddenly warmer waters of the Gulf Stream. Where they came from and how they arrived here is a fascinating story. Most had their beginnings thousands of years ago, as they pass by Newfoundland's shores, these ancient glacial relics have been at sea for perhaps three years. Greenland is where the icebergs are created and sent off to sea, free to travel, to visit coastal communities, appear on radar screens and delight and captivate all who see them with their shapes and colors.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Lost Inventions

Lost Inventions  

This action archeology series features contemporary teams trying to reconstruct inventions from the past. Challenges include the reconstruction of the Cathedral Crane, a magnificent creation with only a handful of medieval illustrations proving its existance, the Byzantine Fire Strip that made it's sensational debut as a flame throwing battleship during the Arab assault on Constantinople in 674 AD, Turtle, the first submarine that was built in 1776 during the Revolutionary War, and the Assyrian Chariot that ruled the ancient Near East.

 

Non-Fiction / 4 x one hour


Mavericks of Science

Mavericks of Science  

This documentary special follows the exploits of three visionaries willing to risk their names, their reputations and often their lives in the name of science. Troy Hurtubise is developing a grizzly resistant suit. Jeff Stein is researching microorganisms that consume whale blubber. Dr. Martin Uman has found a way to trigger lightening. On the surface, these rogue scientists may appear obsessed, misguided or even delusional, but peel away a layer or two and you'll soon discover that, although their studies may seem bizarre and their methods unorthodox, these driven individuals are making revolutionary contributions to humanity through the applications and spin off inventions their studies spawn.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Nature of Things: Allergies: Nothing To Sneeze At

Nature of Things: Allergies: Nothing To Sneeze At  

Eight per cent of the world’s population suffers from allergies and another twelve per cent have the potential to develop them.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Anatomy of an Aircrash: Swissair MD-11

Nature of Things: Anatomy of an Aircrash: Swissair MD-11  

This singular documentary follows the inside story of a four and a half year inquiry into what caused the crash of Swissair MD-11 on the evening of September 2, 1998.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Bee Talker

Nature of Things: Bee Talker  

Bee Talker: The Secret World Of Bees, we meet one of the world’s greatest bee behaviorists, Dr. Mark Winston, who looks beyond the biology of the creatures to show us that our honey-producing neighbours have broader implications for humans and the planet.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Biomimicry

Nature of Things: Biomimicry  

Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. For example, studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x two hours / Canada


Nature of Things: Bugs, Bones and Botany

Nature of Things: Bugs, Bones and Botany  

That stylized tribute to our seemingly endless appetite for TV programs about forensic science sets the stage for an examination of how, in the real world of police investigations, nature is being enlisted in the war on crime.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Canada’s Amazon: Boreal Forest

Nature of Things: Canada’s Amazon: Boreal Forest  

The film follows two canoe trips through the forest, showcasing the magnificent Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories and the more industrialized Athabasca River in Northern Alberta.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Change of Heart

Nature of Things: Change of Heart  

Change of Heart delves into the challenging field of heart transplants. Through extraordinary access, the programme follows the dramatic and intimate stories of five heart patients.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Climate Change

Nature of Things: Climate Change  

Now that climate change is an accepted, if inconvenient truth, how are we coping?

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Clot Busters

Nature of Things: Clot Busters  

Clot Busters examines the advances, both medical and technological, to the treatment of stroke.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Cuba: The Accidental Revolution

Nature of Things: Cuba: The Accidental Revolution  

The Accidental Revolution celebrates Cuba’s success in providing for itself in the face of a massive economic crisis, and how its latest revolutions, an agricultural revolution and a revolution in science and medicine are having repercussions around the world.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Down to Earth

Nature of Things: Down to Earth  

A study of children’s natural affinity with nature and at how modern living conditions may serve to alienate them from it as they grow older.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Earth Energy

Nature of Things: Earth Energy  

Sculptor, aviator, inventor, and filmmaker, Bill In Niagara, he discovers the history of hydroelectric production; he explores the world’s largest solar collector power Lishman documents his journey around the globe in search of earth’s renewable energy.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Greening Business

Nature of Things: Greening Business  

Nature of Things looks at the economics of environmentally sound business, and at some companies that have factored ecology into their ’bottom line.’

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Jo’Burg: A View From the Summit

Nature of Things: Jo’Burg: A View From the Summit  

In this documentary, Severn Cullis-Suzuki attends the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Killed by Care

Nature of Things: Killed by Care  

Do no harm - it’s the credo medicine has lived by for more than 2,000 years, but if the aim is not to harm, then why are thousands of patients dying every year as a result of medical error?

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Man and Dog: An Evolving Partnership

Nature of Things: Man and Dog: An Evolving Partnership  

The fascinating story of the ongoing evolution of the dog — from wild beast to "man’s best friend" to the specialized breeds we know today.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Me, My Brain & I

Nature of Things: Me, My Brain & I  

This fascinating journey inside the human brain poses difficult questions for medical science.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Memory: Past Imperfect

Nature of Things: Memory: Past Imperfect  

A lively look at what memory is, the role it plays in our lives, why it sometimes efficiently stores and retrieves information while at other times is subject to distortion and misperception.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: National Parks

Nature of Things: National Parks  

This show explores the crisis faced by many national parks today and examines efforts being taken to preserve their wildlife.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Race Against Time

Nature of Things: Race Against Time  

Thirty-six million people are infected with the HIV virus worldwide, with over 25 million of them in Africa. More than 21 million people have died of AIDS, nearly 17 million in Africa alone.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Recovering Krystal

Nature of Things: Recovering Krystal  

Krystal, a teenage drug addict and runaway is forced to undergo a radical drug addiction treatment programme.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Salmon Forest

Nature of Things: Salmon Forest  

This documentary explores the complex ecology of the rainforest and the relationship between the bears and the salmon in one of the world's largest intact temperate rainforests.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Shoreline Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Nature of Things: Shoreline Doesn’t Live Here Anymore  

Nature of Things takes an in-depth look at the phenomenon of shoreline erosion and at human attempts to alter this natural process.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Superlongevity

Nature of Things: Superlongevity  

Immortality. Life Extension. The Fountain of Youth. Real science or simply wishful thinking? Is it hope or is it hype? Scientists from around the world are racing to answer one of humanity’s chief questions: can we turn back the human clock?

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: The Advance Material World

Nature of Things: The Advance Material World  

A look at some astounding technological innovations in the development of new and synthetic materials and their expanding use in industry, society and medicine.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Up Close and Toxic

Nature of Things: Up Close and Toxic  

Up Close and Toxic reveals that the great indoors is not as safe as we’ve been lulled into thinking.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Walking With Ghosts

Nature of Things: Walking With Ghosts  

Walking With Ghosts is a true wildlife documentary, with never before seen footage of lynx and wild hares.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Nature of Things: Weighting The Options: Scoliosis Surgery

Nature of Things: Weighting The Options: Scoliosis Surgery  

A fascinating look at scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, in adults and adolescents and the heart-rending choices that have to be made in dealing with the risks and benefits of surgery.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Newman

Newman  

In his enthralling debut, filmmaker Jon Fox deftly seeks to understand the enigmatic inventor — through intimate discussions with Newman’s colleagues and, surprisingly, with the man himself.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 80-minutes / USA


Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus  

You never know where a crisis of faith will lead... filmmaker Timothy Mahoney chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt as his team attempts to corroborate the biblical text.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x two hours / USA


Phantom of the Ocean: The Mystery of Global Climate Change

Phantom of the Ocean: The Mystery of Global Climate Change  

Somewhere at sea a phantom stalks. An invisible force is changing the climate, causing horrendous storms and disrupting the food chain. Is it a force of nature? Or is it man made? A mystery about missing salmon may provide some of the first tangible evidence of global warming and the story begins in pursuit of a culprit.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Rugged Wales

Rugged Wales  

Wildlife expert lolo Williams takes a fascinating tour through Rugged Wales in this diverse natural history series, exploring terrain that has been shaped, enjoyed and exploited by both nature and man for centuries.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour / UK


Science of Life: Extreme Body Parts

Science of Life: Extreme Body Parts  

Extreme Body Parts is a fascinating and invaluable examination of how we live as humans. With its cutting edge graphics, stunning location footage and rare archival imagery, this is an innovative series that explores the significance of our extremities on every level. From lovers who grasp hands and lock eyes on a first meeting to a stroll in the park, we explore how these body parts work and what they mean to us. In a spirited mixture of science, drama and fun, Extreme Body Parts invades, uncovers and explains everything that you need to know about your body but were afraid to ask.

 

Non-Fiction / 6 x one hour


Science of Life: Science of Sleep & Dreams

Science of Life: Science of Sleep & Dreams  

A fresh view on the phenomenon of sleep, and sleep disorders and deprivation as we spend one third of our lives sleeping, yet we understand so little about sleep and how critical it is, not just for our survival, but for our safety, productivity and performance. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, how many times have we heard this reference to Sigmund Freud's dream interpretation theory? Freud believed dreams were the expression of our most repressed and subconscious desires. But in the subjective world of dreams, how does science measure what goes on in our heads when we sleep? Though we may not recall them, we each have four or five dreams a night. By their very nature, dreams are difficult to analyze scientifically. They occur when we are at our least conscious, often evaporate before we wake, and don't leave anything tangible behind to examine.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour


Secret Supper Club, The

The Secret Supper Club  

A celebration of local food in stunning locations, The Secret Supper Club catches the spirit of the underground communal dining movement by combining great food and wine with the perfect setting.

 

Non-Fiction / 10 x half hours / UK


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