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Chilvers, Simon 1939-

Works: 46 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 661 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Biography  Encyclopedias  Nonfiction films  Drama  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 746.920922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Simon Chilvers
Great expectations : a journey through the history of visionary architecture by Jesper Wachtmeister( Visual )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great expectations : Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked. Features works by Rudolf Steiner, Le Corbusier, Moshe Safdie, Oscar Niemeyer, Jacque Fresco, Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Levitt & Sons, Antti Lovag, Peter Vetsch, and Paolo Soler
Murder in Stockholm : who killed Olof Palme?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the 28 February 1986, Olof Palme, Sweden's social democratic Prime Minister, was shot dead as he was walking home from the cinema which he had attended with his wife. 20 years on and still there are no answers, only theories. Although there seem to have been several witnesses who saw men with walkie-talkies in the vicinity on the night in question, the Swedish police force seems to have closed ranks. According to the chief investigator on the case, no further questioning was carried out, stating that the accusations against the force had no basis. Some witnesses, even today, are still afraid to speak out. The official conclusion is that a lone perpetrator shot Palme, and from 2011 that's how it will remain, as further lines of inquiry will then close
Fashion now( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title highlights the work of over 90 designers around the globe, focusing on not only the biggest names but also the most exciting new talent. It features A to Z designer entries that include exclusive interviews, biographical information, and catwalk shots
The Cowra breakout( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early hours of August 5, 1944, 1100 Japanese prisoners launched a mass breakout from a P.O.W. camp near the small New South Wales town of Cowra. Armed with the most primitive of weapons, they charged over the barbed wire into Australian gunfire. 334 actually escaped. Twenty Japanese had already committed suicide within the compound. Another 180 odd died during the breakout itself along with 4 of the Australian guards. The breakout at Cowra was the largest prison break in history and the only land battle fought on Australian soil in two World Wars. The full story of Cowra was not revealed for thirty years
Civilisations( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This popular series gives new insights into some of the most influential civilisations to shape the world as we know it
Biometrics( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology is taking the field of biometrics to new levels of accuracy and efficiency. But is the price of such security, achieved by turning over unique bodily information to governments and private companies, too high? And is biometric data really as foolproof as its proponents say? This program travels the globe to showcase examples of high-tech biometrics in action, including electronic recognition of iris patterns, fingerprints, faces, hand vein patterns, handwriting, and gait. In addition, Alex Turk, chairman of France's national commission on data protection and civil liberties, voices his concern over people's passive acceptance of biometric technologies, and a hacker demonstrates just how easy it is to fake out a fingerprint scanner. Contains brief nudity depicting humans in motion as it relates to behavioral biometrics
Dunera Boys by Jethro Films Production( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a group of Jewish men who, after the outbreak of World War II, were sent to Australia from England on board the S.S. Dunera. In what amounted to a tragi-comedy of errors they were interned in a camp at Hay, N.S.W., a location which 'the Boys' transformed into a parody of Viennese cafe society. They gradually broke down barriers and some later became people of great distinction in post-war Australia
Mushrooms( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An on-the-run thief has stumbled into the flat of Flo and Minnie, demanding refuge from pursuing cops. Complications further abound when a gas leak in the fugitives' room leaves his dead body to be discovered by Flo and Minnie in the morning
In languages we live : voices of the world by Janus Billeskov Jansen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How many languages are there in the world? There could be as many as 10,000 languages or as few as 4,000 languages. Whatever the number, half of those languages are likely to disappear within the next hundred years. Filmed across the globe in countries as diverse as Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Denmark, Egypt, Greenland, Iran, Mozambique, Nepal, Spain and Vietnam, Voices of the World offers a profound vision of a world where languages and cultures are disappearing. Every time a language is lost, one vision of the world disappears. Languages encode and encapsulate the culture of a people and this includes their music, their poetry, their songs and their stories. Language defines who we are. When a language disappears humanity itself is diminished
21 Up : Japan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modeled on the Up series produced in the United Kingdom, which begins with a group of 7-year-olds and revisits them every seven years, the Up: Japan chronicle focuses on 13 youth living in different parts of Japan. In this program, which rejoins the participants at age 21, they are asked to talk about their lives, families, and future with the same honesty and frankness displayed in the original British production. Contradicting the perceived homogeneity of Japanese society, the circumstances of these young adults are vastly different from each other. Some, such as Eri and Maki, live in politically sensitive areas like Okinawa, near a U.S. military base. Sanae lives near the disputed Kuril Islands, while others like Yoshio and Mitsukatsu carry the heritage of two different ancestral cultures."--Films for the Humanities & Sciences website
Odyssey of life( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Odyssey of Life is the inside story on the nine months of gestation which we have all experienced but can't remember. The Odyssey of Life is a three-part series that explores the two interrelated worlds of the baby-to-be and the mother-to-be. First, we are taken into the domain of the foetus - by its side within the maternal matrix - showing its stages of physical, sensory and cognitive development and culminating in its emergence at birth. Viewers become explorers in its world, showing the complex and wondrous workings of the "living factory" that a woman becomes during the nine months of her pregnancy. Second, we are given an external view, following the daily dramas, emotions and reflections of a young Italian woman pregnant for the first time. Her relationship with her partner, their excitement over conceiving, the fluctuation of emotions throughout the pregnancy and her growing relationship with the child developing within her are documented in a diary-style format."--Product description
The dream life of rats = La vie revee des rats( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laboratory rats have been used since early 20th century to understand the workings of the brain, notably learning and memory. The latest technology now enables scientists to read a rat's brain (its dreams and states of consciousness) and even to manipulate it, paving the way, with advances in neurobotics, notably in brain-chip and brain-machine interface technologies, to the cyborg, the bionic man. This documentary goes through the history of cognitive and behavioural research, and shows how rats have enabled us to discover new ways first to understand, then to control our brains which, over time, could radically change the way we think of ourselves."--SBS website
100 contemporary fashion designers = 100 zeitgenössische Modedesign = 100 créateurs de mode contemporarians by Terry Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from TASCHEN's first two volumes of our renowned Fashion Now! books for a comprehensive study of fashion design around the world at the beginning of the 21st century. Up-and-coming fashion designers tomorrow's superstars are featured alongside the field's most respected practitioners"--Publisher description
The Mummy who came in from the cold( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Yakoutia, a forgotten province of Siberia, anthropologist Eric Crubezy has unearthed a strange tomb containing the body of a woman with her eyes covered and clothed in a garment of pearls. Who was she? Why were her sleeves sewn closed at the ends? Princess or shaman? Set up like a detective film, this film documents the scientific investigation into this mysterious woman's identity"--SBS website
For the term of his natural life by Ida Veitch( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victim of a family conspiracy, Rufus Dawes is transported to Van Dieman's Land to serve a life sentence in irons. Despite the brutality of convict life, the vindictiveness of the settlement's bureacracy, and the exhortations of a hypocritical chaplain, Dawes maintains a defiance that saves his manhood
True Believers : Religion in Today's China( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatisation of Australian political life in the immediate post world war two period. Focuses on three men and their conflicting beliefs: Ben Chifley, Robert Menzies and Herbert "Doc" Evatt
A test of love( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the book by Rosemary Crossley and Anne McDonald, Annie's Coming Out is the captivating true story of 13 year-old Annie O'Farrell (Tina Arhondis), who suffers the debilitation and stigma associated with cerebral palsy and has been institutionalised from an early age due to her inability to communicate with the outside world. Angela Punch McGregor plays therapist Jessica Hathaway, who learns to communicate with Annie using an alphabet board. Jessica comes to believe that although physically disabled, Annie is not intellectually impaired. When Annie turns 18, Jessica begins a formidable legal fight to open people's eyes and hearts to Annie's plight and ultimately get her released from the darkness and despair of life in a government run institution. Annie's Coming Out is a testament to one woman's dedicated belief and a heartfelt story of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds
The destiny of Rome( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Docudrama reconstructing the period from 42 BC to 31 BC where one time allies Marc Antony and Octavian battle against each other to decide once and for all the destiny of Rome
Greeks, Romans, Vikings : the founders of Europe( Visual )

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

"What were the Vikings really like? What did the Romans accomplish? And do the singular achievements of the ancient Greeks live on in us today? This series questions the myths and unravels age-old cliches about these ancient cultures. It examines their strange and sometimes amusing idiosyncrasies, gives fresh insights into who they really were, and provides a novel take on their societies, peppered with surprising new revelations. This is a new look at the Ancients that will change our perception of them"--Container
Salvador Dali : Tragicomic Genius( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a definitive study of one of the most popular, yet controversial artists of the 20th century. Salvador Dali was a man of many sides - a skilled media manipulator, a creator of outstanding complex artworks and a Franco-supporting, political reactionary. The program explores the key themes of Dali's work and the most important moments in his life. (From France, in French, Spanish and English)
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100 contemporary fashion designers = 100 zeitgenössische Modedesign = 100 créateurs de mode contemporarians
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