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Glaciation in the UK

The UK provides fabulous examples of glaciated landscapes. This program provides illustrations and explanations for the different landforms and features associated with glaciation in the UK. The key processes of erosion, transportation and deposition area all explored, using examples filmed in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and Snowdonia.
Online
2016
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The UK's Changing Landscapes

This program provides a fantastic overview of the formation, distribution, geology and key features of the UK's areas of upland and lowland landscapes. Through the use of diverse case studies from Malham Cove to the Jurassic Coast, the Lakes to the South Downs, this program contextualizes how tectonics, climate, geology and human activity work together in combination with geomorphic processes over millions of years, to create the UK's diverse and distinct landscapes.
Online
2016
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First Kill, Last Kill

A chilling and compelling look at the first and last murders of one of Britain's most notorious serial killers, the Stockwell strangler. Terrorizing the elderly population of south London, Kenneth Erskine claimed at least seven male and female victims over four months. Erskine broke into his victims' houses and sexually assaulted them before finally strangling them. Using innovative dramatic reconstruction to dissect the serial killer's mind at the point of murder, the program seeks to discover what led Erskine to kill for the first time and asks what it was about his final kill that led to him being captured and convicted.
Online
2016; 2014
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Debating Energy Futures [electronic resource]

This film looks at the goals of energy policy, and the challenges the UK and the world face in meeting energy demand while restricting greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating other environmental impacts. It looks at the advantages and disadvantages of coal, natural gas (fracking), and nuclear power.
Online
2015; 2014
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Dennis Nilsen's First Kill [electronic resource]

One of Britain's most notorious serial killers, Dennis Nilsen, had an insatiable appetite for killing. Behind the façade of a mild mannered civil servant hid a killer of pure evil. Nilsen killed 15 men but his first victim was a 14-year-old boy, Stephen Holmes. In a story that has never been told before, Nilsen murdered Stephen Holmes and lived with his corpse for 8 months. It set Nilsen on a journey that would only end when he killed 14 more men. Nilsen's prison psychiatrist, the arresting officer, and a former lover all contribute to this powerful and disturbing film.
Online
2015; 2013
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Saints and Sinners Part 1 [electronic resource]: A Millennium of Monasteries

Today, monasteries are refuges from the frantic pace of modern life; tranquil retreats insulated from the events, debate and hubbub that dictate life outside their walls. But, it wasn't always like this. For 1,000 years monasteries were at the very heart of public life in the British Isles. Join Dr. Janina Ramirez as she brings the past to life and relates how the monasteries forged a sense of national identity, helped shape the world around them and created a dazzling millennium of art. This program explores how Celtic monasticism developed as a loose knit community of hermit monks and became increasingly integral to Anglo-Saxon royal power by offering "commercial" salvation and secular services. A rival Roman monastic model developed at Canterbury and won converts through ties to R [...]
Online
2015
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Saints and Sinners Part 2 [electronic resource]: A Millennium of Monasteries

Today, monasteries are refuges from the frantic pace of modern life; tranquil retreats insulated from the events, debate and hubbub that dictate life outside their walls. But, it wasn't always like this. For 1,000 years monasteries were at the very heart of public life in the British Isles. Join Dr. Janina Ramirez as she brings the past to life and relates how the monasteries forged a sense of national identity, helped shape the world around them and created a dazzling millennium of art. This program covers monastic revival and expansion under Norman rule, during which orders amassed land and wealth and built large scale abbeys. The Cistercians inspired a return to asceticism and friars served the urban poor, but British monasteries soon grew beyond moral and financial means. This fi [...]
Online
2015
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Saints and Sinners Part 3 [electronic resource]: A Millennium of Monasteries

Today, monasteries are refuges from the frantic pace of modern life; tranquil retreats insulated from the events, debate and hubbub that dictate life outside their walls. But, it wasn't always like this. For 1,000 years monasteries were at the very heart of public life in the British Isles. Join Dr. Janina Ramirez as she brings the past to life and relates how the monasteries forged a sense of national identity, helped shape the world around them and created a dazzling millennium of art. This program examines how monasteries yielded to moral corruption, faced scholarly competition by secular universities, and were increasingly opposed by Henry VIII and Protestant Reformation ideas. It traces Thomas Cromwell's investigation that quickly resulted in the monastic dissolution-a largely b [...]
Online
2015
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British Troops Fight Rebels in the Malay Jungle ca. 1949

The Federation of Malaya was established as a British protectorate in 1948. Communist guerrilla fighters led by Chin Peng fiercely resisted the British government, instigating a 12-year-long series of skirmishes that became known as the Malay Jungle Wars.
Online
2007; 1949
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Women Compete in British "Bathing Beauty" Contest ca. 1950

The British seaside holiday gained popularity during the Victorian era, when railroads made travel to the coast more accessible. Although men and women were prohibited from bathing together until 1901, by the 1950s, "bathing beauty" contests were standard fare in most resort towns. In such contests, male judges ranked swimsuit-clad women based on their physical characteristics.
Online
2007; 1950
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British Worker Details His Experience of the Great Depression Ca.1933

Following World War I, economic uncertainty and widespread fluctuation in the value of world currencies led to a sustained worldwide economic downturn known as the Great Depression. In 1933, delegates from 66 countries gathered in England for the London Economic Conference in hopes of stabilizing the world economy. This conference ended with no clear resolution, and many nations continued to suffer from economic failures until the start of World War II.
Online
2007; 1933
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British Troops Fight in the Greek Civil War ca. 1944

British troops liberated Nazi-occupied Greece in September 1944 and brought the Nazi resistance forces - the Communist National Liberation Front (EAM) and its military faction, the People's National Army of Liberation (ELAS) - back into power under a British-supported government. However, some members of the ELAS resisted British involvement and a civil war between the Greek government and the Communist forces erupted. Britain sent 40,000 troops to support Greece but called in U.S. assistance in 1947. By 1949, U.S. troops quelled the communist resistance and a permanent cease-fire was signed.
Online
2007; 1944
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British Soldiers Search Cars and Residences in Northern Ireland ca. 1971

In response to the escalating conflict between Protestants and Catholics, British troops declared martial law in Northern Ireland in 1968. British soldiers often performed random searches of vehicles and residences in an attempt to prevent shootings, bombings, and other violent acts.
Online
2007; 1971