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Darlow Smithson Productions

Overview
Works: 219 works in 425 publications in 1 language and 20,956 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Biographies  Biographical television programs  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Survival films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Darlow Smithson Productions
127 Hours by James Franco( Visual )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 2,250 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 )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,242 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 Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc p2 s, and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom."
Earth from space( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 961 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
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 887 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
The diary of Anne Frank by Jon Jones( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A modern literary classic and an extraordinary social document that gives a unique account of life in hiding under Nazi terror in World War II from the perspective of a teenage Jewish girl"--Container
Hawking by Stephen Finnigan( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 807 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
Dark horse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 594 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
Into the universe with Stephen Hawking( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 590 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
Nova( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 501 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?
Nazi mega weapons : German engineering in WWII( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To create a haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis build massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they are constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such is their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering
The brain( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 452 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
Finding life beyond Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science based television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won many major television awards, most of them many times over
Stephen Hawking's grand design( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 426 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?
Comet Encounter( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 417 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
First man on the moon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 377 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
Humanity from space( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 332 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 323 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
Alien planets revealed( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 321 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
The Blitz : London's longest night( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 298 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
Curiosity with Stephen Hawking( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 291 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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Darlow Smithson Ltd.

Darlow Smithson Productions Limited

Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd.

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English (118)