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Lion Television Ltd

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Most widely held works by Lion Television Ltd
Guns, germs, and steel by Jared M Diamond( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns -- episode 1, Out of Eden, cites evidence from Papua New Guinea to the Middle East to support Diamond's theory that a society's development may have had less to do with skill or ingenuity, than the ability to raise high-protein grains and domesticated livestock. He suggests that successful farming gave rise to an explosion of sophisticated civilizations, from the Fertile Crescent to the New World. -- episode 2, Conquest, Spanish conquistador Pizarro's 16th century assault on the Inca is the focus this episode. Was it the Spaniards' advanced weaponry that defeated the empire? Or was it also the Europeans' innate resilience to some infectious diseases? The European triumph of the New World may have rested on an agent of conquest unknown to even the conquerors, and that proved deadlier than any human foe. -- episode 3, Into the tropics, Diamond extends his quest to Africa, probing early European attempts to colonize the continent. The conquerors were initially successful, repelling native attackers with rifles and Maxim guns, but they met unexpected obstacles when they moved from temperate zones to the tropics. The debilitating scourge of malaria, like the AIDS epidemic of today, overwhelmed their mightiest resources
Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how one man reluctantly took on the most powerful institution of his day and won. Martin Luther is credited with expounding a new vision of man's relationship with God and, by extension, a redefinition of man's relationship with authority. Filmed across Europe -- from the rustic rural Germany to the opulence of the Vatican City -- you'll witness the collapse of the medieval world and the birth of the modern age
Egypt's golden empire( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt was occupied by foreigners except for a narrow strip of land around a town called Thebes. The capital and its royal family had fallen on hard times. But one local family was determined to revive it, the king of Thebes and his two young sons Ahmose and Kamose, who became freedom fighters, liberators of Egypt. Through enormous struggle, hardships and personal tragedy, the enemy Hykos was expelled, and Egypt was finally reunited. But their successor, Hatshepsut, put Egypt in jeopardy because she was a woman and declared herself pharaoh, breaking 2,000 years of tradition. She had stolen the throne from her stepson, Tuthmosis III. He would have to wait 20 years before he ruled Egypt. When he came to the throne, Tuthmosis was determined to remove the record of his stepmother from history. In a massive battle at Megiddo, the site of biblical Armageddon, he revealed himself as one of the greatest war generals
The Medici, godfathers of renaissance( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to become one of the most powerful dynasties in Europe. The Medici used charm, skill and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years
Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy by Daniel Yergin( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode two: Illustrates how economies with strict governmental control encountered serious trouble in the 1980s and how many leaders embraced the idea of "shock therapy," a rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. The program focuses in detail on how reform played out in several countries: Russia, Poland, India, Bolivia, and Chile, as they lived through the upheavals of rapid change, dealing with both the new freedoms and the new dangers of privatization, deregulation, and competition
The Crusades : crescent & the cross by Mark Lewis( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the epic battle between two Middle Age superpowers: the Christian Crusaders and the Muslims. Fought over two centuries, the conflict decided the fate of the Holy Land of the Middle East. Only a tiny strip of land, just a few hundred miles long, it contained the ultimate prize: the city of Jerusalem. This documentary tells the story of the key personalities of the First, Second, and Third Crusades, the popes, kings, sultans, and knights who, in the name of God, ruthlessly fought for land and power. Experience the murder, treachery, and bloodshed of this legendary chapter of history through the eyes of key historical figures such as Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, King Louis VII, and Nur al-Din
The Spartans( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the rise and fall of the civilization of ancient Sparta, considering socio-economic, political and military aspects and influence on later Western culture. Key battles (Thermopylae, Sphakteria, Syracuse) and individuals (Leonidas, Lysander, Lycurgus, Agesilaos) are examined. Includes location footage and battle re-enactments
Emperor's ghost army( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. With exclusive access to pioneering research, it reveals how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers including lethal crossbows engineered with astonishing precision
Athens : the dawn of democracy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Bettany Hughes goes on search of the real truth about democratic Athens, 2500 years ago. It has been revered as the birthplace of philosophy, art, science and the greatest political idea of all time; democracy
China revealed( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary looking at the many ways how China has influenced the rest of the world, from the martial art of Kung Fu to the invention of paper. Also introduces the viewer to some of the farmers, athletes, and entrepreneurs who make up the face of modern China. Includes an additional disc with short subjects derived from the main documentary
Ape to man( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video chronicles the discoveries and theories that have led to our current understanding of evolution, including discarded postualtes, an elaborate hoax that baffled science and the key elements that separate man from ape
Columbus : the lost voyage( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Christopher Columbus was not only one of victorious discovery, it was marked by disaster, accusation, and betrayal. Ten short years after his discovery of the New World, Columbus languished in a Caribbean prison. There, awaiting the gallows, he plotted what he called his 'most treacherous' voyage - one that ended with the loss of all four of his ships and left Columbus and his crew shipwrecked with little hope of survival
America revealed( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines where industrial America stands today in the areas of food supply, electricity, transportation, and manufacturing. Incorporates aerial footage of the United States
China rises( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China Rises is a look at this rapidly developing economic power, from a factory to a pop concert and an Olympic volleyball court to the red carpet at the Shanghai Film Festival
Helen of Troy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the myths and truths associated with Helen of Troy
Nero's sunken city( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baiae, an ancient Roman city lost to the same volcanoes that entombed Pompeii. But unlike Pompeii, Baiae sits under water, in the Bay of Naples. Nearly 2,000 years ago, the city was an escape for Rome's rich and powerful elite, a place where they were free of the social restrictions of Roman society
Henry & Anne : the lovers who changed history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb unfolds the extraordinary story of the tumultuous love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Using first-hand accounts from the time and visiting the places where Henry and Anne lived, the series delves into the passionate and volatile relationship that sent a queen to her death, amputated England from Europe, and led to hundreds of years of religious conflict
Van Gogh's ear( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art historians attempt to find out the truth behind Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh cutting off his ear
Arctic ghost ship( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the efforts by a Canadian team to salvage the recently discovered Erberus, lost during the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition, whose mission was to chart the Northwest Passage. Sheds new light on the expedition's demise
The tower by John Brack( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tower of London has been the place of murdered Kings, beheaded Queens, executed spies, and ruthlessly killed innocents. Learn through expert interviews and dramatic reenactments about the notorious past of this setting for the darkest deeds
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Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy
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Commanding heights : the battle for the world economyAthens : the dawn of democracyHelen of Troy