Documentaries - General ORDER BY: most recent | alphabetical | broadcaster
Title Description
The Rose

Short promotional film by jewellery designer Eliane Fattal: the making of The Rose.

Director: Patricia Wheatley

Japan's greatest artist.
British Museum and NHK co-production.
BBC Four.
(Also listed in Film.)

Eccentria - A Mustique Tale

Lord Glenconner and the island of Mustique.


British Museum film about the famous discus thrower: a marble copy of the lost bronze original of the fifth century BC.

How to start a revolution (2011)
Producer/Director: Ruaridh Arrow

The story of the power of people to change their world, the modern revolution and the man behind it all: Gene Sharp, the world's leading expert on non-violent revolutions.

BBC (2011)

Exploring the oldest submerged city in the world (music not used).

Age of Terror
BBC (2007)

Series tracing the modern history of terrorism (music not used).

The whale that swam to London
Channel 4 (Firefly) (2006)
Director: Toby MacDonald

The tale of the whale that got lost and swam up the Thames. Despite great efforts to save her, she died, but in doing so revealed much to science.

Daniel Libeskind - the making of an architect
BBC (Lion TV) (2006)
Director: Chris Swann

The story of the architect of the Jewish Museum in Berlin who rose to prominence when he became the master planner of the rebuilding of Ground Zero.

The riddle of Einstein's brain
Channel 4 (Icon Films) (2005)
Director: Tom Cholmondeley

Two scientists set out to find the remnants of Einstein's brain. Does genius reside in human tissue, or is it something more mysterious and incorporeal?

The Beatle Diaries
Eagle Media (2005)
Director: Alan Ravenscroft

From Liverpool to San Francisco: the story of The Beatles from 1963 to 1969.

World Class Trains
Discovery Channel (Eagle Media) (2004)
Director: Alan Ravenscroft

On board some of the world’s most luxurious locomotives in some of the world’s most exotic locations.

The mysterious hanging coffins of China
Discovery Channel (Bang Productions) (2003)
Director: Toby Macdonald

Unravelling the legend of the extinct Bo people and their extraordinary legacy: coffins clinging perilously to cliffs. Winner: Best Documentary, Asian TV Awards 2004.

Documentaries - Wildlife ORDER BY: most recent | alphabetical | broadcaster
Title Description
Amazon, Super River
BBC (The Natural World) (2002)
Producer: Emma Rigney

Exploring the greatest river on earth. Stunning photography and aerial pictures and a comprehensive look at the Amazon’s incredible inhabitants and fascinating history.

Penguins - cool bird in a hot spot
BBC (Wildlife on One) (2001)
Producer: Cluny South

An uplifting look at the unlikely inhabitants of Boulders Beach, Cape Town. These delightful birds have swapped their traditional island home for a life in the city.

Deadly Vipers
BBC (The Natural World) (2000)
Producer: Phil Chapman

The greatest danger is the one that's hidden... Vipers kill more people than any other creature on earth, but there is much to admire in their beauty and their cunning.

Birds Behaving Badly
BBC (Wildlife on One) (1998)
Producer: Phil Chapman

The magnificent Frigate Bird: a bird that pushes every boundary to the limit; a pirate of the oceans, majestic, but with a mean streak.

Documentaries - History ORDER BY: most recent | alphabetical | broadcaster
Title Description
The Kings and Queens of England
UK History (Eagle Media) (2004)
Producer: Rachael Griffiths

The enthralling story of the English Crown, from the dark days of the Anglo-Saxons to the House of Windsor.

Killer Tanks: fighting the iron fist
History Channel (Eagle Media) (2003)
Producer: Audrey Healy

The world’s best-known tanks in all their iron-clad glory.

Napoleon's Peninsular Campaign
History Channel (Eagle Media) (2003)
Producer: Audrey Healy

The real story of ‘Sharpe’s War’: a defining moment of the 19th century.

Death in their hands
Discovery Channel (Eagle Media) (2003)
Producer: Gavin Bott

The reality of small arms combat and the development of weapons such as machine guns and flame throwers.