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BBC Active (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,005 works in 1,404 publications in 1 language and 10,044 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Educational films  History  Nonfiction films  Short films  Case studies  Nonfiction television programs  Medical television programs 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 931.04092
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Most widely held works by BBC Active (Firm)
Defeating the Superbugs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the world we are seeing the emergence of bacteria that have gone rogue. These are the superbugs, dangerous bacteria that are becoming resistant to our only defense: antibiotics. Horizon meets scientists who are tracking the spread of these potential killers around the globe, and discovers new techniques researchers are developing to help defeat these superbugs
How does your memory work?( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film takes a remarkable journey through our minds - from how memories form to why they unravel in old age. We think of ourselves as inhabiting our bodies, but are our most precious recollections little more than an arrangement of cells in our brains? As scientists understand more about how memories are formed, could difficult memories be adapted and changed so they are less painful? This program is a key resource for the study of memory, including features of long and short term memory, memory decline and problems that arise when one's memory is impaired."--Container
The assassination of Tzar Nicholas II( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a disastrous war with Germany, the Bolsheviks imprisoned the Romanov family as their supporters approached. Factory worker guards were replaced by Cheka executioners, and, on 17 July 1918, the family were murdered and buried in a nearby wood. For more than 70 years their whereabouts were unknown, but new material released from Russia now conclusively reveals their fate
The assassination of Martin Luther King( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the mass protests in Birmingham, Alabama, and his "I have a dream" speech, Martin Luther King took on the causes of American withdrawal from South Vietnam and the plight of the poor in America's South. On April 4, 1968, he was shot dead by a mysterious white assassin, who escaped in a white Mustang car. James Earl Ray was imprisoned for life for the killing, but was he guilty?
The assassination of Michael Collins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Collins was a charismatic leader in Ireland's struggle for independence from British rule and came to realize that compromise was the key to peace. Most of his former colleagues disagreed and on August 22, 1922, he was gunned down in an ambush. It is not known who was ultimately behind the attack that ended his life
The immortal emperor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 221 B.C., and the veil of history is lifted to reveal life in the Qin Dynasty, under China's first emperor, Shihuangdi. Noted historians, archaeologists, and other experts extrapolate from discoveries made in the ruler's tomb, as they examine the political, intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and religious structure of Chinese society of the first dynasty
Divide of the sexes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do boys underachieve? How does celebrity culture influence the self-esteem of young girls? In an atmosphere dominated by sex and consumerism, are children growing up too quickly? This program addresses those issues, reporting on a group of 25 eight-year olds as they adjust to gender roles and expectations. An episode of Child of Our Time, which focuses on a group of millennium babies and follows their physical and emotional development as they grow into adulthood
Right and wrong( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do most people get their values from their parents or from society at large? At what age, and with what tools, do children begin to work out what is right and wrong? Can young children distinguish between actions that are morally deviant and those that simply violate a social convention? This program explores those questions by observing a group of 25 six-year-olds and the varying levels of honesty and compassion they display. Confronted with simple yet specific tests--gauging their willingness to lie, cheat, and even destroy a photograph they are told is sentimentally valuable--each child exhibits a unique sense of what is good and correct. Equally revealing are the program's comparisons between childhood and adult idealism
Voyages of construction by BBC Active (Firm)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines three extraordinary engineering projects that are all very different but have two things in common: incredibly complex technology and people with highly specialised skills. Subjects range from building nuclear submarines and jumbo jet engines to secret firefighting robots and stealth wind turbines
Heroes of the Enlightenment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Power of Knowledge explores the fact that from Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law - many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century. In the space of barely 100 years, Western deference to divine and royal authority gave way to a belief that humans had the power to understand their own nature and the universe around them. Holy writ gave way to empirical investigation, the power of miracles to that of logic and reason. In The Power of Knowledge we can see it was a revolution in ideas, information and technology. Filmed in locations across Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and America, this illuminating series brings to life some of the key characters of the era - Newton, Erasmus, Darwin, Voltaire, Diderot, Condorcet, Frederick the Great and Thomas Jefferson - and the ideas that shaped the world we live in today
Ray Mears goes walkabout by Raymond Mears( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A window on a different way of travel the aboriginals of Australia have a tradition of travelling their country, maintaining their culture, looking after the land, telling stories and visiting family. It's a practise they call Walkabout. In this series Ray Mears follows suit as he makes four journeys through the wilderness of the Australian Outback. These are journeys that encompass many of the themes of Ray's world - discovery, the natural world, indigenous culture, adventure and survival. Above all, they represent Ray's desire to be open to new ideas, new ways of doing things, new experiences. Australia presents a fabulous opportunity to show this, encompassing so many different natural habitats, with a rich indigenous culture and many tales of exploration and survival
Fatal impacts( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 19th century, racial categorization took on a pseudoscientific stance. This program shows how the academic racism of the period helped to spread imperialist policies across the globe. Sifting through the "science" of eugenics and its link to social Darwinism, the film juxtaposes the racial hygiene theories of Robert Knox, Francis Galton and Eugen Fischer with with racial warfare in Tasmania, Victorian apathy in famine-wracked India, and--prefacing the Holocaust--horrific German colonization tactics in Namibia. Expert commentary comes from David Dabydeen, Dr. Maria Misra of Oxford University, and Professor Catherine Hall of University College London"--Container
Africa : who is to blame?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and Kenyan law student June Arunga travel through Tanzania and Rwanda, witnessing the economic and social situations of the people they meet and considering what measures would improve life for the people of Africa generally
The God of the gaps( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Embarks on a journey across continents, cultures and eras, examining one of the most extraordinary aspects of human behaviour. How has belief in god made us who we are? What place does god have in our lives today? How is god expresed in the modern world?
 
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