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An immensely influential silent film that intercuts 4 short stories from history. Intolerance and its terrible effects are examined in four historical eras; in ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city's downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees condemn Jesus Christ. In 1572 Paris, unaware of the impending St Bartholomew's Day Massacre, two young Huguenots prepare for marriage. Finally, in modern America, social reformers destroy the lives find out more...

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Once long ago, during a bloody battle fought between the warring Liang and Wei states, two armies fought themselves to a bloody standstill. One of the only two survivors, a Liang, hopes to achieve his freedom by abducting the other, a young Wei general, and taking him on a long journey to present him to the Liang leadership.
This highly entertaining tale starts more like a comedy road trip, but becomes more reflective as the two combine to survive various interludes, bears, bandits, bad g find out more...

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A visually striking and powerful exploration of the "Oedipus" myth so loved by Freud, which draws on the director's own experience and the timeless themes of mythology. In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destine find out more...

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One of the BBC's typically exemplary adaptations of one of the great Bard's lesser known works performed by pretty much the cream of British theatre. find out more...

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Beginnings: Covering the period 3100 BCE – 1000 CE. Simon Schama starts his story in the stone age village of Skara Brae, Orkney. Over the next four thousand years Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Danes, and Christian missionaries arrive, fight, settle and leave their mark on what will become the nations of Britain.

Conquest! Covering 1000–1087. 1066 is not the best remembered date in British history for nothing. In the space of nine hours whilst the Battle of Hastings ra find out more...