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Darlow Smithson Productions

Overview
Works: 168 works in 288 publications in 2 languages and 16,739 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Darlow Smithson Productions
127 Hours by Danny Boyle( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,247 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 1,286 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=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom
Touching the void by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 932 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 )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 926 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
Earth from space( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 815 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 735 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 by Stephen Hawking( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens: "'Are we alone?' This is an eye-popping journey from the moons of Jupiter to a galaxy perhaps not so far, far away in search of alien life. We'll see what aliens might look like, question what it means to be alive and calculate the odds of making 'contact'"--Container
Finding life beyond Earth( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 521 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 424 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 412 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?
Alien planets revealed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 409 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
Decoding Nazi secrets( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the first full account of history's greatest codebreaking coup. With trillions of ways to encrypt any one message, Enigma, Germany's infamous message-coding machine, appeared invincible. But a fateful discovery on an abandoned U-boat helped the Allies at Bletchley Park turn code into counterattacks and defeat into victory"--Container
Comet encounter : ISON's brush with the Sun( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 360 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 352 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
The Blitz : London's longest night( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 332 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
Dragon's world a fantasy made real( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if dragons were real? Mock documentary follows researchers as they track dragon remains, using the latest scientific methods. Explores the evolution of dragons and their anatomical features. Uses CGI special effects to take an in-depth look at the beasts of myth and fable
Escape from a Nazi death camp( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 305 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
World Trade Center anatomy of the collapse by Ben Bowie( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the engineering, construction and design of the World Trade Center and the reasons for its collapse in the attack of September 11, 2001. Includes historical footage of construction and the attacks in 1993 and 2001, and computer simulations of the structure. Also includes commentary from architects, structural engineers, and the project manager, Guy Tozzoli
Curiosity with Stephen Hawking( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 303 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.

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