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Film Title Information - Free to watch film file formats are usually in
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To view click link - either watch on-line or where possible to
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(1956) (Documentary, history, science) (b/w, sound)
Plot: General Motors promotional film about television and development of electronic television systems from in the 1950s USA.

Admin notes:  File format: AVI, mpeg4, mpeg2 - Short but good insight into television as it was for Science/IT/ICT students or for general interest..
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(1956) (Documentary, history, science) (b/w, colour, sound)
Plot: RCA promotional film about television, tracing the scientific development of electronic television systems from the 1920s to 1950s in the USA.

Admin notes:  File format: mpeg4 - good for Science/IT/ICT students or for general interest.
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(1960) (Documentary, History, ecology, short)
Stars:
Plot: A definitive look at the eruptions on Hawaii in 1955 & 1959. Spectacular photography.

Admin notes: File format avi or mpeg4 or ogv (ogg video) - film quality, interesting.
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(1962) (Documentary, short, Biography) US
Stars: Jack Webb
Plot:
John Glenn's first flight ushered in the modern era of space exploration for America. His landmark return to space represented the final chapter of space exploration in the 20th century.

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File format:
mpeg4 - Old but V.G. in the American way.
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(1969) (Documentary, History, Music, Educ.) BBC (3 episodes)
Stars: David Attenborough
Plot: An interesting look at the Balinese People, Dances and Rituals

admin notes: file format: mpeg4 or ogv - (Film conversion)  3 reels in all (2.3 Hrs)
Very Interesting, Good quality, Good for class or home education.
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(1973) (Documentary, History, Educ.) (US:National Geographic)
Production: Wolper Inc
Plot: An interesting look at the decendents of the Vikings in particular the Faroe Islands.

admin notes: file format: mpeg4 - (Film conversion)  3 reels in all (1.5 Hrs)
some "wow on snd. Very Interesting, Good for class or home education.
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(1973) (Documentary, History) BBC (TV)

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Chronicle reports on the controversy surrounding the bones found in Piltdown, Sussex some 70 years ago that some claimed were the "missing link" between man and ape.
 
Admin notes: File format: h.264 or ogv
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(1973) (Documentary, Sex, Hist., Educ.) (US:FilmFair Comms): PG 15
Stars: Dr. Soloman Kaplin
Plot: An explicit look at the development of sexual maturity from puberty to maturity and the prognosis for the senior years.The aim to understand both the pleasures and the difficulties for men and women.
 
admin notes: file format: mpeg4 - (Film conversion) explicit adult content
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"Prisoner sm" by Derived from a scan of the logo (creator of this digital version is irrelevant as the copyright in all equivalent images is still held by the same party). Copyright held by the company or the artist. Claimed as fair use regardless.. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Prisoner_sm.jpg#/media/File:Prisoner_sm.jpg
(1974) (Documentary, Drama)  BBC TV
Stars: Patrick McGoohan
Plot
: The aim to disseminate the ITC cult series of the 1960's. A wide range of people and sources whom were concerned with the program are interviewed. In the search for information.

Admin note: File format:mkv or mpeg4
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(1979) The Mighty Micro (Documentary) ATV TV series in 6 parts.
Stars: Dr. Christopher Evans (1931-1979)
Plot: The series plots the history of man, the development of the micro chip and its future. Although of its time (Originally on video) it still holds many important facts.
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Admin notes: File format: mepg4 or ogv,  Educational and very insightful.
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(1979) (Documentary, psychology, sociology) BBC2
Stars: Stephen Rose
(writer/producer), Vernon Joyner (narrator)
Plot:
Factual analysis of the need for touch (stimulus), it's purpose and in human development both physiological and the effects of deprivation on the psyche (personality).

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File format: Mp4 - Very informative. D/l the archive file (zip) for both reels.
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(1980) (Documentary) HBO Video TV series in 6 parts, narrated by Hal Holbrooke
Info: "Winston Churchill was a monumental leader of men....Revealed in this startling film is the secret story of a man haunted by his desire to succeed, overcoming all odds to lead a nation out of the dark times and into the light. A man who finds himself through battle in the public eye and wins the private war."
Admin notes: For students of history, Note: On-line viewing only or "smart" TV
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(1980) (Documentary) BBC2
Stars: Tony Edwards
(writer/producer), Paul Bacon (narrator)
Plot:
Factual analysis of astrology, it;s history, purpose, accuracy and uses.

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File format: Xvid (avi), Mp4 -  Very interesting.
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(1981) (Documentary, sexuality, Hist., Educ.) (US:ABC films (two parts): PG 12
Stars: Alan Alder, Marlo Thomas
Plot: A useful look at the development of the modern woman, the idealogical changes, the development of sexual freedoms. The aim to gain
insight/understanding for those studying & interested in sociology in the 21st century.

admin notes: file format: mpeg4 - (Film conversion), some "wow" on audio
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(1985) (Documentary, series)  (Music, history, synths)
Info: Episode
"If I Had A Hammer" (BBC Two, United Kingdom, 1985)
Plot: Explains the use and history of electronic music and the use of computers in the music industry.

Admin notes: 
File format: MPEG4 or Cinepack (avi) - good for Music/IT/ICT students
or for general interest.
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(1985), (documentary, US series) (Gd retrospective, the "Click" of the period)
The Macintosh
Media
Networks
Politics
Medicine
Games
The Disabled
Sports
Communications
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admin note: mpeg4, Docu's cover both history and basics of technological development.
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(1985-98) Open Mind (Discussion, Sex, Hist., Educ.) US TV talk show/series
Stars: Dr. Ruth Westhiemer, Richard D. Heffner (1925 – 2013)
Admin notes: File format: mpeg 1,  mov,  mpeg4A very insightful series.
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
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(1985) (Documentary)  (TV, science, history )
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The Electronic Frontier covers the attitudes and progression of information development at the time.
(BBC Two, United Kingdom, 1994)
Plot: Explains the use and history of electronics and it's applications, its sociopolical use of computers in the home and industry.

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File format: MPEG4 - good for IT/ICT students or for general interest.
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(1994) (Documentary)  (Science, history, ICT) - The Far side
Info: Horizon celebrates 30 years of covering the attitudes and progression of scientific development at the time. (BBC Two, United Kingdom, 1994)
Plot: Explains the use and history of electronics and it's applications, its sociopolical use of computers in the home and industry.

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File format: MPEG4 or Webm - good for general interest.
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(1994) (Philosophy, History, Belief) (Eng.) ( 2 episodes)
Stars: Yűka, Karina, Kippei Shîna
Plot: Japanese/French/Canadian collaboration that follows the belief and principles of Buddhism.

Admin notes: File format: cinepack (avi) or mp4
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(1994 - 1998), (Documentary, drama, history) (US)
Stars: Leonard Nimoy
Plot: Ancient Mysteries (US) Leonard Nimoy narrates the history of knowledge and the need to historically preserve information to enlighten new generations.

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(1994, 2007) (Documentary) (BBC/US) Stars: Philip K Dick, Terry Gilliam

Info:
Fascinating insight into the Sci fi writer of  "Do Androids dream of electric sheep". The book that spawned "Blade Runner".
Note this a US version (Based on the original Arena program which has been removed from the IA)

Admin notes:.ideal for students studying human perspectives. Longer, VG qual.
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(1995), Roswell Incident (Docu, Sci fact) (BBC), (broadcast) (Sci fact)

Admin notes: mpeg2, interesting
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(1996) (BBC, Sci fact, Documentary, History)
Info: Horizon identifies details concern the biblical story of Noad and the great flood.
Narration: Ray Brooks
Admin note: File format: AVI or mp4 -  Highly informative.- Good quality
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(2002) (BBC, Sci fact, Documentary, History)
Info: The Test is to determine whether there is any scientific rationale to the claims that Homeopathy works.
Narration: Neil Pearson
Admin note: File format: AVI or mp4 -  Highly informative.- Good quality
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(2003) (Documentary, Biography) (Nova US TV series)
Stars: Jeremiah Kissel, Director: Liz Tucker, Writers: Liz Tucker, Paul Tucker
Plot:An In depth look at the writing and history of Archimedes.

Admin Notes: File format: avi or mpeg4.- Fascinating

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(2003) (Documentary, Drama)  BBC TV 
Stars: Chris Langham, Michael Fenton Stevens, Tom Goodman-Hill
Plot: Dramatised biography of writer George Orwell. Based upon his memories and writings.

Admin Notes: File format:mpeg4.- Interesting man.
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(2004) (docu, educ., Hist.) (SD)
Stars: Clancy Brown, Kelly DeVries, William W. Fitzhugh
Plot:
From the frigid North Sea to the Russian steppes, this ambitious series tells the fascinating stories of four of the most fabled groups of fighters in history, tracing 1,000 years of conquest and adventure.

Admin Notes: File format avi or ogv : Educators see also 2014, bottom of page)
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(2005) (Documentary, drama, history)
BBC
Egypt: (27 Nov. 2005), Egypt: Season 1, Episode 5
Stars: Catherine Bailey, Stuart Bunce, Elliot Cowan
Plot: Re-enactment of the events leading up to the deciphering of the Egyptian Rosetta Stone.

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File format  cinepack (avi) or mp4. V. interesting
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(2006) (Documentary, Sci fi, drama)
Stars: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Brian Hodgson, Waris Hussein
Writer: Richard Molesworth
Plot:
Released as an extra on the beginning box story this documentary tells the story of
Dr Who its inception,
origins, history and progression.

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file format: avi or mp4 - Interesting review of the series.
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(2006) (Documentary, reincarnation, science) Ch.5
Stars:
Cameron Macauley
Plot:
Science looks at memories of previous lives and in particular the case of Cameron Macauley, his life on the island of Barra. Although he has never been to Barra. He tells of a white house, overlooking the sea and the beach, where he would play with his brothers and sisters.

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file format: mp4 - Interesting, ideal for psyche students and general interest.
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(2008) (Documentary, history, Science)
Stars: Malcolm McDowell
(Narrator), Jim Olson, Tony Clarke, Maude Barlow (book)
Plot:
Wars of the future may be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants vie for control of our dwindling supply. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive this?

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file format: mp4 - Interesting - next you use the tap think about it.
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(2009-2013) (Documentary, History, Sci-Fi ) (US TV series) (Prometheus Entertainment)
Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress

The program presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes historical evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact.
Admin notes:  File format: mp4 or avi, Interesting
The Viking Gods
Emperors Kings And Pharaohs
Hidden Pyramids
Secret Of The Mummies
Mysteries Of The Sphinx
Magic of the Gods
The Satan Conspiracy
The Red Planet
The Tesla Experiment
Alien Agenda Chariots of the Gods HHG2thG

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(2010), (Sci Fact, documentary) Do You Believe in magie?
Plot Outline
: Outlines the USA military cover-up of a possible
UFO crash landing.

Admin notes: File format: h264 or mpeg4, Interesting information discussion.
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(2010) (Documentary, history)  US TV
Stars: Molly Malcolm, Marcos López, Lynn Owens
Plot:
This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail.
Topics covered obsolescence, Industry, Economy, Phoebus Cartel, Bernard London

Admin Notes: File format:mpeg4.  Makes you think.
English language does have subs for the other languages used in the program.

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(2010), Hans Rosling - presentation; (Cannes)
(global issues; poverty; history, prediction, discussion culture)
Admin note: V.G., mpeg2, One to debate in home & classroom.
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(2011) (US) (Sci fact, philosophy, psychology, docu) PG

The Holographic Universe - An alternate view of perception and the world we inhabit.
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(2013) (Documentary), (UK:BBC:Horizon): PG 15
Stars: Alice Roberts, Alfred Kinsey, Frank Banta
Plot: A look at the history of how the subject has been dealt with on TV and its consequences for understanding both the pleasures and the difficulties for men and women.
 
admin notes: file format:  mpeg4 - explicit language
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(2013) (BBC, Sci fact, Documentary, History)
Info: Discovering why bees in Britain are dying out.
Stars: Bill Turnball
Admin note: File format: h.264 -  Highly informative. Good quality (subtitles embedded)
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(2013) (BBC, Sci fact, Documentary, History)
Directors: Oliver Bootle (as Olly Bootle) , Ben Finney
Stars: Iain Stewart, Mark Boslough, Steven R. Chesley
Info:
Meteors. where the come from, what threat, statisics.
Admin note: File format: mpeg4 -  Highly informative.  Good quality - D/l
(Arabic subtitles embedded)
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(2013) (BBC, Sci fact, Documentary, History)
Info: Twenty-five years after the world wide web was created, it is now caught in the greatest controversy of its existence - surveillance. With many concerned that governments and corps can monitor our every move, Horizon meets the hackers and scientists whose technology is fighting back.
Stars: Stars: Amanda Drew, Reem Al Assil, Julia Angwin
Admin note: File format: h.264 -  Highly informative. Good quality - D/l
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(2013) (USA, Sci fact, SciFi, Documentary, History) - Written by Jean-Marc Rocher.
Info: A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of one of the classics of modern cinema. Including interviews with many members of the cast and crew of this film. This doumentary gives fans a wealth of new information on the work that went into bringing the film to fruition.
Admin note: File format: mp4 -  Highly informative. Good quality - D/l
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(2013), (Documentary, History, mechanics) BBC 4
Stars: Simon Schaffer, Ilan Goodman, Laura Heath
Plot: Excellent one hour documentary narrated by Professor Simon Schaffer which explores the fascinating and rarely told story of automata, those intricate clockwork devices built hundreds of years ago with the intent to mimic and recreate life.
admin notes:File format: mkv (matroska) or mp4,  fascinating.
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(2013) (BBC, Sci fact, docu) Narration: Robert Webb
Info: From Raymond Baxter live on Tomorrow's World testing a new-fangled bulletproof vest on a nervous inventor to Doctor Who's contemporary spin on the War on Terror, British television and the Great British public have been fascinated with the brave new world offered up by science on TV.
Admin note: File format: mkv or mp4 -  Highly informative. Good quality
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(2013) (Documentary, British, comedy)  TV series (6 episodes) (59 min each)
Stars: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, John Cleese.
Plot: The five remaining members [at the time] discuss the and pay tribute to the iconic series, Monty Python's Flying Circus. (Not the lawyers Cut
Admin notes: File format mpeg4 or ogv (ogg video) - Hi quality, insightful.
(Not the lawyers Cut - the full 6 hours)
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(2014) (Documentary, Biography, History) PG-13
Stars: Donald Rumsfeld,  Errol Morris

Info: Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Admin notes: Fascinating. File format mkv or mpeg4.
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(2014) (docu, educ., Hist.) (HD) (Produced by SH ente.

Plot: They were the dreaded forces on the fringes of civilization, the blood thirsty warriors who defied the Roman legions and terrorized the people of Europe.
Admin notes: File format: mpeg4,
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(2014) (Documentary) BBC4
Info: The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analog computer designed to predict astronomical positions and eclipses. It was recovered in 1900 from the Antikythera wreck, a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. The computer's construction has been attributed to the Greeks and dated to the early 1st century BC.

Admin notes: Fascinating. File format h,264 or cinepack.
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(2014) (HBO documentary) (US)  Stars: Brian Protheroe, Samuel West
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Literal and creationist interpretations of the Bible. This film takes an in-depth look at the views of these Christians who reject Charles Darwin's theory of evolution--while also examining how Darwin handled the question of God himself as he developed his theory of natural selection in the mid-1800s.The film takes a balanced look at this 150-year-old debate.
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