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Making the Most of the Micro

Follow up series to The Computer Programme, looking at microcomputers

This series went into much more practical detail about how to use home computers for a range of purposes. Each programme looked at examples of computing in the wider world as well as at home micro applications. The BBC micro itself was used for demonstrations and to display explanatory graphics …


Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car

Horizon explores the artificial intelligence required to replace human drivers in cars, peers into the future driverless world and discovers that it might not be all good news

The car has shrunk the world, increased personal freedom and in so many ways expanded our horizons, but there is a flipside. Fumes from car exhausts have helped to destroy our environment, poisoned the air we breathe and killed us in far more straightforward ways. But all that is going …


Horizon: Cyber Attack – The Day the NHS Stopped

A few weeks ago (2017), the National Health Service was hit by a devastating cyber attack - Horizon tells the inside story of one of the most challenging days in the history of the NHS

On the morning of 12 May 2017 the attack started. Appointment systems, pathology labs, x-rays and even CT scanners were infected – putting not just data but patients lives at risk, and on every screen a simple – some may even say polite – message appeared. ‘Ooops, your files have …


Horizon: Defeating the Hackers

Horizon explores the murky and fast-paced world of hackers who are out to steal money and identities, and meets the scientists joining forces to help defeat them

Exploring the murky and fast-paced world of the hackers out to steal money and identities and wreak havoc with people’s online lives, and the scientists who are joining forces to help defeat them.

Horizon meets the two men who uncovered the world’s first cyber weapon, the pioneers of what is …


Horizon: Monitor Me

Horizon explores the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, as well as how technology is helping medical professionals monitor fitness and health in unprecedented ways

Dr Kevin Fong explores a medical revolution that promises to help us live longer, healthier lives. Inspired by the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, it’s all about novel ways we can monitor ourselves around the clock. How we exercise, how we sleep, even how we sit.

Some doctors are …


Horizon: The Age of Big Data

Horizon tests the limits of the data revolution, crime prediction in LA, financial formulas in the city of London and a South African attempt to catalogue the entire cosmos

In Los Angeles, a remarkable experiment is underway; the police are trying to predict crime, before it even happens.

At the heart of the city of London, one trader believes that he has found the secret of making billions with maths. In South Africa, astronomers are attempting to catalogue the …


The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion

Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path

The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion is a 2010 BBC documentary on the history of science presented by Michael Mosley.

For thousands of years we have wrestled with the great questions of existence. Who are we? What is the world made of? How did we get here? …


Perseguindo Corais

Mergulhadores, cientistas e fotógrafos de todo o mundo montam uma campanha subaquática épica para documentar o desaparecimento dos recifes de coral

Chasing Coral (Perseguindo Corais) é um documentário de 2017 sobre uma equipe de mergulhadores, cientistas e fotógrafos de todo o mundo que documentam o desaparecimento dos recifes de coral. Perseguindo Corais foi produzido pela Exposure Labs e dirigido por Jeff Orlowski. O documentário estreou no Festival


O Nosso Planeta

Descubra a história do lugar que todos nós chamamos de lar – O nosso planeta, uma série documental inovadora e original da Netflix

Our Planet (O Nosso Planeta) é uma série britânica documental da natureza original da Netflix. A série é narrada por David Attenborough na sua versão original. Foi produzida pela Silverback Films, conduzida por Alastair Fothergill e Keith Scholey, os quais também criaram as séries documentais …


Abstrato: A Arte do Design

Esta série documental de grande riqueza visual foi nomeada para o Emmy de Melhor Design Gráfico e Direção Artística

Abstract: The Art of Design é uma série documental original da Netflix que mostra artistas do ramo do design. A série conta com duas temporadas, a primeira tendo sido lançada no dia 10 de fevereiro de 2017 e a segunda no dia 25 de setembro de 2019. A série …


Gaudí, 1852-1926

DVD video (47 min.) | Executive producer, Ricardo Rodriguez; cinematographer, David Arasa; editor, Gonzalo Rodriguez

Antonio Gaudí i Coronet was one of the most brilliant personalities living between the 19th and 20th centuries. A man with a great genius and spirit, a total artist, Gaudí has left the city of Barcelona with a wealth of creations such as Casa Vicens, Palau Güell, Casa


Las sombras de Gaudí

Documental de investigación sobre los procesos creativos de Gaudí

El rastro de Gaudí en Barcelona se ha convertido en una atracción monumental para visitantes de cualquier parte del mundo, pero cuando el 26 de junio de 1926 murió un santón indigente atropellado por un tranvía pocos lamentaron la pérdida del genio Antoni Gaudí. Hasta la actualidad, poco se ha …


Antonio Gaudí: An Unfinished Vision

'An Unfinished Vision' does provide lots of fascinating close-ups of Gaudí's buildings and hypos interest and understanding of them

In the 1960’s, Pennsylvania-born filmmaker, John Alaimo – current Gaudí-Club member – traveled to Barcelona and fell in love with the work of Antonio Gaudí. Although his Spanish was merely “acceptable” and he had only made 6 tele-films up to that point, he was so inspired by the zany …


Antonio Gaudí

A film by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) designed some of the world’s most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made.

In Antonio Gaudí, their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Teshigahara’s …


Eames: o Arquiteto e a Pintora

A importância e a grandeza de dois designers norte-americanos

Charles e Ray Eames são o casal de designers mais importante e influente das artes americanas. Não só eram pessoas fascinantes como construíram uma obra inovadora, moderna, marcando o momento chave do design de produção. A obra de ambos perdura nas nossas vidas. Este documentário de Jason Cohn e Bill


Oficina para a paz; a construção da sede da ONU

Para o 60.º aniversário das Nações Unidas, a história de como onze arquitetos de renome mundial se uniram para projetar a sede da ONU em 1945

Este documentário de 54 minutos (A Workshop for Peace), produzido pela ONU/Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. mostra os bastidores do processo de concepção do projeto de arquitetura da sede da ONU em NY, que reuniu alguns dos principais arquitetos do mundo na época. A equipa era formada …