Monday, 22 March 2010

Wonders of the Solar System: Pts 1 & 2

More pts to come.

"In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system."...

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Chemistry - A Volotile History

"The explosive story of chemistry is the story of the building blocks that make up our entire world - the elements. From fiery phosphorous to the pure untarnished lustre of gold and the dazzle of violent, violet potassium, everything is made of elements - the earth we walk on, the air we breathe, even us. Yet for centuries this world was largely unknown, and completely misunderstood...

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Everything You Need to Know About the Brain

"A Discovery Channel Documentary. Learn how people block-out extreme pain with their thoughts, see what's different about a criminal's brain and understand why they say the human race is getting smarter. Meet the Rainman and learn what gives savants like him their extraordinary skills. You'll see why some patients are kept awake during brain surgery...

Darwin's Nightmare

"Some time in the 1960's, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world. Huge hulking ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for their southbound cargo… Kalashnikovs and ammunitions...

Friday, 26 February 2010

The Boy Who Sees Without Eyes

This Channel 5 documentary is about 14 year old Ben Underwood who has been totally blind since the age of 3 when he lost his eyes to cancer. He has taught himself to see with echo location. He still manages to play basket ball, roller blading and many other activities with this amazing talent of echo location...

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Meet the Foxes

Having had my own ups and downs with the town fox from seeing a young family of foxes grow up across from my home to my childhood pet rabbit "disappearing" I found this channel 4 documentary quite interesting.

"This modern day fairytale uses footage of dozens of foxes and archive film to reflect the typical experience of urban foxes in Britain and tell the story of a year in the life of a virtual fox family...

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Warrior Queen Boudicca

This is a dramatised documentary about the celtic queen Boudicca (also Boudica or Boadicea) of the Iceni a Celtic tribe from East Anglia, East England and her courageous fight against the Romans.

Boudicca's husband King Prasutagus wanted to leave his kingdom to his daughters and also the Roman Emperor but when he died the Emperor did not take account of his will. The Romans took control of the Iceni kingdom, Boudicca was flogged and her daughters raped...

BBC: Future of Food - Part 3

"From the two women working to make their Yorkshire market town self-sufficient to the academic who claims it could be better for the environment to ship in lamb from New Zealand, George Alagiah meets the people who believe they know how we should feed the world as demand doubles by the middle of the century.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

BBC: Future of Food - Part 2

Part 2 of the BBC documentary Future of  Food.

"George heads out to India to discover how a changing diet in the developing world is putting pressure on the world's limited food resources. He finds out how using crops to produce fuel is impacting on food supplies across the continents...

Monday, 8 February 2010

BBC: Future of Food - Part 1

This is a BBC documentary presented by George Alagiah. Future of food tells of the environmental and economical consequences of food production and the global trade of food and also looks into other dangers that threaten the way we produce our food like global warming...

Thursday, 4 February 2010


This is a guest post by Sulav. Website:

This is a history documentary about the lost continent that has been talked and written about a lot. But still it remains a great mystery because what we’ve heard and read are merely hypotheses.
Atlantis is believed to be the source of all religion, science, races and civilization. Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written in 360 BC, contain the earliest references to Atlantis...

Gamer Revolution

A documentary that looks into to weird, wonderful, fascinating and sometimes dark world of video gaming. The video gaming world has certainly moved on since the days of Pac-Man, Street Fighter and many more. Now you can have virtual lives in programmes like Second Life where you can interact with many many different people and do the things that in our own world would be impossible...

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Horizon: Why Do Viruses Kill?

A very interesting documentary from the BBC. "Just months ago, a new disease threatened to kill millions. In the UK alone, 65,000 deaths were predicted. Yet dire warnings about new flu variant H1N1 have not materialised. If this latest pandemic has taught anything, it is just how little is understood about the invisible world of viruses...

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Defamation - Anit-semitism

A suggestion from Rob.

"Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative – and at times irreverent – quest to answer the question, “What is anti-Semitism today?” Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum (including the head of the Anti-Defamation League and its fiercest critic, author Norman Finkelstein) and traveling to places like Auschwitz (alongside Israeli school kids) and Brooklyn (to explore reports of violence against Jews), Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today...

Monday, 25 January 2010

The Ten Commandments of the Mafia

"In 2007, Italian police make an astonishing discovery during a raid on a Mafia boss' villa: a list of the Mafia's most sacred laws. It's an incredible find: a code of conduct for the Mob. Now, for the first time, former Mobsters speak out about the rules that govern their criminal world...

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Discovery: Machines of Malice

"Prepare to be terrified as you learn the history of mankind's death devices - from their invention and purpose, to why the most devious devices are often at the pinnacle of design - as execution, torture and technology come together in the most frightening ways...

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

National Geographic: In the Womb

Follow the creation of a human baby from conception to birth. This National Geographic documentary provides a thorough insight of conception, pregnancy and birth from inside the womb. New technologies like 3d and 4d scanning give this documentary some amazing images and videos. - Claza

Monday, 18 January 2010

Atom: The Clash of the Titans

"In this three-part documentary series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of one of the greatest scientific discoveries ever: that the material world is made up of atoms. Part 1. THE CLASH OF THE TITANS Professor Al-Khalili takes us from the discovery of the atom to the development of quantum mechanics."...

Saturday, 16 January 2010

The Secret You - Consciousness

Mathematician Professor Marcus Du Satory takes us on a journey through the human mind.

Consciousness - What exactly is it? When looking in a mirror how do we know we are looking at ourselves and what other animals share this ability? What area of the brain controls consciousness? These are some the questions this BBC documentary investigates.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Royal Massacre of Nepal

This is a Channel 4 documentary that provides an insight into the Royal Massacre of Nepal where it is said that the Crown Prince Dipendra then 29yrs of age killed several members of his family. On June 1st 2001 or 19th Jestha according to Nepalese calendar a party was held at the Narayanhity Royal Palace where a shooting took place and 10 members of the royal family were killed...

Earthquake in Haiti

After hearing today of the massive earthquake that happened in Haiti on 12/1/2010 and the devistation it has caused I would like to take this opportunity to post some help links:

American Red Cross donation line:
British Red Cross donation line:
0845 053 5353
If you a looking for a relative you can call:

If you would like to keep up to date with the latest news you can follow this link:

Monday, 11 January 2010

The Secret World of Shoplifting

Shoplifting in America. This documentary shows its happening and happening more which is not surprising now we are living in a more commercialised world. It tells us that 25% of shoplifters are children and that 80% of people have shoplifted at some point in their lives, people just like you or me...

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Horizon: The Secret Life of the Dog

"We have an extraordinary relationship with dogs - closer than with any other animal on the planet. But what makes the bond between us so special?

Research into dogs is gaining momentum, and scientists are investigating them like never before. From the latest fossil evidence, to the sequencing of the canine genome, to cognitive experiments, dogs are fast turning into the new chimps as a window into understanding ourselves...

Murder at the World Cup

This is a BBC documentary looking into the death of Bob Woolmer who was Pakistans cricket coach at the time of his death. Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamacia on the 18th March 2007. The investigation of his death that was opened by Jamacian police was later closed as a jury returned an open verdict...

Friday, 1 January 2010

Horizon: Do I Drink Too Much?

"Alcohol is by far the most widely used drug - and a dangerous one at that. So why are so many of us drinking over the recommended limits?
Why does alcohol have such a powerful grip on us? How much of our relationship with this drug is written in our genes? What are the real dangers of our children drinking too young?

2012: Science or Superstition?

A suggestion from Sulav :)
"December 21, 2012: the end date of the sophisticated Long Count Calendar created by the ancient Maya in Central America. Countless books and websites, magazine articles and newspaper headlines debate its meaning, with enthusiasts in two camps: those forecasting apocalypse–the end of time–and those who see a coming renewal, a rebirth of consciousness...