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Darlow Smithson Productions

Overview
Works: 185 works in 307 publications in 1 language and 17,913 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Biographical television programs  Biography  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Survival films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Darlow Smithson Productions
127 Hours by Danny Boyle( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2003 Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker, fell and was trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he was going and finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue. As a trained engineer and a skilled, albeit somewhat careless, outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a technical problem
Einstein's big idea( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Faraday, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc2, and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom
The diary of Anne Frank by Jon Jones( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young girl who had to go into hiding during World War II for being different. Anne Frank's diary manages to create a truthful and timeless picture of domestic life in all its pettiness and normalcy, while never letting us forget the extraordinary threat of death that awaits the characters if they are discovered. This is the first authorized film based on actual entries of the real diary
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Joe Simpson's miraculous survival after he was injured while climbing in the Andes in 1985 and left for dead by his partner
Earth from space( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth From Space is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, this special takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustain life on earth
Hawking( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film features exclusive access to Hawking's life story, told largely in his own words. It includes dramatic accounts of his life from childhood through university, intimate footage of Hawking today, including his home routine and his work life at the University of Cambridge, archival footage and candid insights from family members, friends and colleagues
Into the universe with Stephen Hawking( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British physicist Stephen Hawking explores the mysteries of the universe, discussing the possibility of aliens, time travel, and how the universe began
Finding life beyond Earth( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone? Finding Life Beyond Earth immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system
The brain by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using simple analogies, real-life case studies, and state-of-the art CGI, this special shows how the brain works, explains the frequent battle between instinct and reason, and unravels the mysteries of memory and decision-making. It takes us inside the mind of a soldier under fire to see how decisions are made in extreme situations, examines how an autistic person like Rain Man develops remarkable skills, and takes on the age-old question of what makes one person good and another evil"--Container
Stephen Hawking's grand design( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion, or does science offer another explanation? Delve into the mind of Stephen Hawking as he attempts to answer some of life's biggest questions: Is there a god? What is the meaning of life? And why does the universe exist?
Nova( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 turned much of the northern hemisphere into an ash-strewn no-fly zone. Katla, an Icelandic volcano 10 times bigger, has begun to swell and grumble, and Hekla and Laki, could erupt without warning. Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. What can we do to prepare for the coming disaster?
Dark horse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at a small group of friends in a former mining town in Wales who decide to breed a racehorse, Dream Alliance, who goes on to have a prodigious career on the track
Nazi mega weapons : German engineering in WWII( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. Nazi Mega Weapons follows a group of experts on a dark journey through Europe's mountains, forests and beaches to uncover engineering secrets that have lain hidden for decades and the stories of the men that designed them
First man on the moon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon. Interviews with colleagues, family, friends, and historians offer insights into Armstrong's motivations and reveal that he was not always comfortable with the fame that his accomplishments earned him
Alien planets revealed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NASA's Kepler mission has identified more than 3,500 potential planets orbiting stars beyond the sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. Combining animation with input from expert astrobiologists, the program 'builds' aliens from the ground up
Comet encounter : ISON's brush with the Sun( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2013, a particularly massive chunk of ice and rock is hurtling towards the Atlantic Ocean. The object's size will fascinate billions and should create the space show of the century. Follow scientists on the trail of the once-in-lifetime comet ISON and explore the cultural obsession with these celestial visitors
The Blitz : London's longest night( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how London nearly perished under the German's most concentrated aerial barrage of WWII. On the evening of December 29, 1940, the German Luftwaffe dropped tens of thousands of incendiary bombs on the heart of London, hoping to break the spirit of the British people and leave them begging for peace. As firemen and workers fought all night to control the burning, many risking their lives, Londoners fled to shelters, uncertain if their homes would survive the bombing. The following morning they emerged after a terrifying and sleepless night to face the smoking ruins of the city. Based on more than two years' research uncovering eyewitness accounts, this program transforms intimate true stories into emotional drama. The film mixes CGI, archival footage, and recreations to bring the awful night to life
Humanity from space( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the perspective of space, this program traces mankind's journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. With mind-bending data and CGI, the program shows how we have transformed our planet and produced a world of extraordinary complexity
Escape from a Nazi death camp( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination of Jews. But on October 14, 1943, in the biggest and most successful prison revolt of the Second World War, the inmates fought back. Using dramatic reenactments four survivors; Toivi Blatt, Philip Bialowitz, Selma Engel-Wijnberg, and former Russian POW Semjon Rozenfeld, tell firsthand accounts of the day they escaped certain death to freedom
Curiosity with Stephen Hawking( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Hawking unfolds his personal, compelling vision of the biggest question of all: Who or what created the universe in which we live? The groundbreaking series into the Universe with Stephen Hawking combined cutting-edge computer graphics with Hawking's witty, distinctive and incisive world view. Now, the journey is taken a step further, as physics and cosmology become tools to answer questions that philosophers have struggled with for thousands of years
 
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Einstein's big idea
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