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    The Planets

    The Planets

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    BBC Two (ended 1999)
    Welcome to The Planets guide at TV.com.

    Screening over eight episodes, The Planets presents the incredible story of the discovery and exploration of our solar system, revealing the deepest secrets of our neighbors in space.

    From the first faltering attempts to magnify the sky with crude telescopic lenses to the sophisticated probes revealing even the most distant planets today, this amazing footage relive the gripping stories of adventure and discovery.

    Using a unique blend of state of the art computer graphics, unseen space race archive and first hand testimony from scientists around the world, The Planets is the most comprehensive account of space explorations ever compiled for television.moreless
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    Pole to Pole

    Pole to Pole

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    BBC Two (ended 1992)
    Adventure traveler Michael Palin offers up this follow-up to Around the World in 80 Days as he traverses 16 countries over the two hemispheres to experience the North and South Poles.moreless
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    Resistance is Useless

    Resistance is Useless

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    BBC Two
    This one off documentary takes a look back at the first 26 years of the classic series Doctor Who featuring a wealth of classic clips. The documentary marked the beginning of a season of repeats on BBC Two in 1992 of classic stories featuring each of the first seven Doctors.moreless
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    The Last Machine

    The Last Machine

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    BBC Two (ended 1995)
    The Last Machine is a documentary series about the early period of cinema. It is based on the book "The Last Machine: Early Cinema and the Birth of the Modern World" by Ian Christie. Hosted by Terry Gilliam, it was broadcasted on BBC2 from January to Febuary 1995. The episodes chronicle the history of cinema up to the year 1913. It delves on the events that influenced the development of the entertainment industry such as advancements in transport. The show also discusses early directors like Lumiere, Edison, Melies, and Pathe.moreless
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    Reputations

    Reputations

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    BBC Two (ended 2002)
    Reputations was the BBC documentary series which shows the stories of famous figures in a new light. The series has covered interesting people like Yuri Gagarin, Albert Speer, Liberace, John Wayne, George VI and many more, revealing the lives and histories that shaped these people and the world around them.moreless