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The Life of Birds
rating:4.0

The Life of Birds

1998Runtime:0 minutes
David Attenborough presents a series that gives insight into the evolution and behaviors of birds. Discover their remarkable strategies for finding food, their complex social systems and their ingenious and often bizarre ways of mating and breeding.

Directed by:

  • Joanna Sarsby
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Between the Folds
    rating:4.0

    Between the Folds

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Vanessa Gould takes you on a provocative odyssey into the mesmerizing world of modern origami, where artists and scientists use the ancient art form to craft works of delicate beauty and to model cutting-edge mathematical theories. Pushing the envelope of origami to include caricatured portraits and elaborate abstract designs, these experts examine how paper folding can reveal the profound connection between art, science and philosophy.

    Directed by:

  • Vanessa Gould
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: They Seek Him Here
    rating:3.9

    Midsomer Murders: They Seek Him Here

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    When a formerly successful movie director turns up dead, beheaded by a guillotine, on the set of his latest low-budget production, detectives Barnaby (John Nettles) and Jones (Jason Hughes) wade through a multitude of suspects, including the producer and an ex-con security guard. Other possible wrongdoers in this episode of the popular British murder-mystery series include an alcoholic actor, the director's former lover and an old friend.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Egypt's Golden Empire
    rating:3.9

    Egypt's Golden Empire

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This program tracks the development of Egypt's New Kingdom, a majestic era marked by the rise of powerful rulers, the birth of a sophisticated civilization, and advances in art, culture and politics that would influence the world for years to come.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Bradley
  • James Hawes
  • Ciara Byrne
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: Painted in Blood
    rating:3.9

    Midsomer Murders: Painted in Blood

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Beneath the picturesque facade of the English village of Midsomer lie some very dark secrets that call for the singular talents of the thoughtful, witty and methodical Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby (John Nettles). In this episode, Barnaby's wife, Joyce, enrolls in an art class that takes her to the village green. When she finds the body of one of her fellow painters, the inspector and his partner, Troy, uncover more than they had expected.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Women of Brewster Place
    rating:3.9

    The Women of Brewster Place

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Booted out of her parents' house after refusing to identify her unborn baby's father, Mattie Michael moves to a run-down housing project on Brewster Place, where she joins a group of strong-minded women battling poverty, bigotry and other woes.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Titanic: The Complete Story
    rating:3.9

    Titanic: The Complete Story

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Featuring newsreel footage and filmed testimonials of survivors and historians, this award-winning documentary examines one of history's unforgettable tragedies, the sinking of the &NFi;Titanic&NFi_; ocean liner, during which more than 1,500 lives were lost. The most complete chronicle of the &NFi;Titanic&NFi_; disaster ever created, this History Channel special details the origins of the vessel, the ship's doomed voyage and its aftermath.

    Directed by:

  • Edith Becker
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: The Green Man
    rating:3.9

    Midsomer Murders: The Green Man

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Just as Troy (Daniel Casey) finds out about his new promotion, Detective Inspector Barnaby (John Nettles) learns that a tunnel collapse has unearthed some mysterious skeletal remains and, more importantly, trapped his wife and daughter. As the inspector works the tunnel, Troy deals with resentment from his co-workers while investigating one last case before leaving. Jane Wymark and Laura Howard co-star in this premiere of the series's seventh season.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Man Up!
    rating:3.9

    Man Up!

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Will, Craig and Kenny are three modern guys who've gone a little too, well, &NFi;modern&NFi_;. They're sensitive and caring, and they pay attention to their looks and hygiene, making all three start to wonder if they're still real men, whatever that may mean.

    Directed by:

  • Beth McCarthy-Miller
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Physics: The Elegant Universe and Beyond
    rating:3.9

    Physics: The Elegant Universe and Beyond

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Brian Greene, a Columbia University physics professor and best-selling author of &NFi;The Elegant Universe&NFi_;, hosts this fascinating exploration of string theory, beginning with an overview of general physics concepts. Greene then moves on to a straightforward and visually stimulating explanation of the more recent string theory that unites relativity and quantum mechanics. A profile of Einstein and an explanation of his theory of relativity are included.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Cort
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire
    rating:3.9

    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    As Europeans worked to extend their reach across the globe, the people of Japan were decidedly isolationist. This documentary spotlights 16th- and 17th-century Japan as seen through the eyes of the samurai, the artist, the foreigner and many others.

    Directed by:

  • Lyn Goldfarb
  • Deborah Ann DeSnoo
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Can We Make it to Mars?: Nova scienceNOW
    rating:3.9

    Can We Make it to Mars?: Nova scienceNOW

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Host Neil deGrasse Tyson escorts viewers on an examination of the questions surrounding humans' ability to survive a roundtrip journey of up to three years to Mars. Can astronauts survive that long without gravity? How will their food be kept palatable? Scientists and engineers discuss advances in radiation-defying, skin-tight space suits, exercises to keep bones healthy, the preservation of foodstuffs, and plasma-powered, super-fast spaceships.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Holt
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    National Geographic: Volcano: Nature's Inferno
    rating:3.9

    National Geographic: Volcano: Nature's Inferno

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    An erupting volcano is perhaps the most devastating force in all of nature. This film from the celebrated National Geographic television series takes a look at these natural wonders, particularly two legendary structures -- Mount Unzen in Japan and Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. Volcanologists are consulted as they predict eruptions and attempt to save lives.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Willumsen
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: Talking to the Dead
    rating:3.9

    Midsomer Murders: Talking to the Dead

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    British police inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) takes on a confounding murder case with supernatural overtones in another classic rural crime saga from the popular and deftly crafted "Midsomer Murders" detective series. After a celebrated psychic arrives in the area to shed light on an ancient tragedy, three local people vanish without a trace and a lethal mystery begins to unfold. Soon, Barnaby is racing to prevent another tragedy.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me
    rating:3.9

    I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This insightful Home Box Office documentary profiles some American children afflicted with Tourette's syndrome -- a hereditary neurological disorder manifested by recurrent, involuntary vocal and motor tics. More than a dozen youngsters ranging from ages 6 to 13 discuss the stigma of Tourette's, what it's like to grow up with the condition, control measures and the challenges they face to be viewed as normal.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Goosenberg Kent
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: Hidden Depths
    rating:3.9

    Midsomer Murders: Hidden Depths

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and Detective Sgt. Dan Scott (John Hopkins) must put their heads together to determine whether solicitor Nick Turner's fatal dive from a rooftop was suicide or murder. Complicating the case is the gruesome death of Turner's rival -- a lawyer named Otto Benham (Oliver Ford Davies) -- who was drugged and used for a particularly sinister type of target practice.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Holthouse
  • Renny Rye
  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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