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Channel Four (Great Britain)

Works: 521 works in 896 publications in 2 languages and 22,750 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Television adaptations  Case studies  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Science television programs  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Pictorial works  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: D521, 305.908162
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Most widely held works by Channel Four (Great Britain)
Sound and fury ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the issues that arise in an extended family consisting of several deaf members when the opportunity arises for two of the children to receive a surgical implant that would enable them to hear. Explores the little-known world of deaf culture
The age of AIDS ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part one follows the trail of a medical mystery which began in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a deadly new disease. Traces the international response in the first years of the epidemic, contrasting moments of inspirational leadership with the tragedy of missed opportunities. Reveals the astounding spread of the infection to over 70 million infections in 2006. Part two explores the chasm that emerged between rich and poor following the development of the miraculous "triple cocktail" HIV treatment. While the discovery seemed to signal a new era in which AIDS was no longer a fatal disease, the high price of the drugs meant they were unaffordable to patients in developing nations. Also examines the next wave of the AIDS epidemic in some of the most populous and strategically important nations in the world, including Russia, India and China, and tracks the same pattern of official denial and political indifference that characterized the epidemic in so many other countries
Japan's killer quake ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. It combines on-the-spot reporting, personal stories, compelling eyewitness videos, and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe
The 1940s house ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One modern family takes on the challenge of domestic life on Britain's home front in 1940s house, a re-creation of a World War II household. This time-travel experiment covers the period from the outbreak of war in 1939 to Victory Day in 1945, compressing the events of six wartime years into two months. Though the military threat is metaphorical, the privations are real and the pressures create tensions nonexistent in modern society
The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In August, 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, renowned explorer set sail with 27 men on his ship The Endurance. His plan was to be the first expedition to cross the Antarctic continent. Marooned on four feet of ice, in over 8,000 feet deep water, Shackleton and his crew survived some 635 days and nights, without proper shelter or rations, enduring the harshest conditions imaginable
Wave that shook the world ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"NOVA tells the minute-by-minute story of the 2004 tsunami, featuring the testimony of lucky survivors and gripping eyewitness video footage. In an authoritative look at tsunami science, NOVA presents the first in-depth exploration of what made the waves so destructive. And with the help of a massive wave tank, scientists assess the risk that a similar (or even bigger) catastrophe might one day strike the U.S. coastline"--Container
The First World War the complete series ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To arms 1914: Explores the complex origins of the Great War, and how seemingly insignificant local tensions in the Balkans exploded into war. Under the eagle 1914-1915: The German invasion of Belgium and France was brutal, and atrocities fanned the flames of war. Global war 1914-1916: The European Empires clashed all across the world, from the South Atlantic Seas to the plains of Africa. Jihad 1914-1916: The Ottoman Turkish empire proved a formidable foe, as the Allies found to their cost at Gallipoli and in the Middle East
Burma VJ reporting from a closed country ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Burmese and English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Anders Østergaard's ... documentary ... is a rare and exceptional look into the 2007 uprising in Burma (Myanmar) where 100,000 people, including thousands of Buddhist monks, peacefully took to the streets to protest the country's repressive regime that has held them hostage for over forty years. During the uprising, the military turned their guns on the peaceful protestors, and blood spilled in the streets. Foreign news reporters were banned and the internet shut down. But Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of thirty anonymous and underground citizen video journalists (VJs), heroically bore witness to the historic events and secretly videotaped what they saw. Through a dedicated network of supporters, they smuggled the footage out of the country, where it was broadcast via satellite to a world horrified by the violence against a people fighting for democracy. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly documented the brutal clashes with the military and undercover police -- even after they became targets of the authorities. Burma VJ represents their inspiring stories of courage and hope and the undying spirit of a people fighting for freedom."--Container
Paragraph 175 by Robert P Epstein ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, many of whom were interred in concentration camps during World War II because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175, which states: An unnatural sex act committed between persons of the male sex or by humans with animals is punishable by imprisonment; the loss of civil rights may also be imposed
Channels of resistance : global television and local empowerment by Tony Dowmunt ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book on global television and cultural changes
Decoding Nazi secrets ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 413 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
Hitler's lost sub ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifty years after World War II, a team of divers discovered an unidentified German U-boat off the New Jersey coast. What boat was it? And what secret mission had brought it there? This video also traces the history of submarines and undersea warfare from the American Revolution through World War II
Krakatoa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using dramatic re-enactment and voicover narration, this program recounts the 1883 volcanic eruption on the Indonesian Island of Krakatoa, which killed 36,000 people
State of the art : ideas and images in the 1980s by Sandy Nairne ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Blitz London's longest night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 321 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
Taming the flood : a history and natural history of rivers and wetlands by Jeremy Purseglove ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arctic passage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features dramatizations of two sagas in the quest for the Northwest Passage by 19th and 20th century explorers. The first part of the program describes how Sir John Franklin led an unsuccessful expedition searching for an Arctic sea route in the 1840s. It tries to solve some of the mysteries surrounding the seeming disappearance of the expedition members. The second part details how, a half-century later, Roald Amundsen attempted the same expedition and examines the success of Amundsen's voyage due to the help he received from the Inuit people of Northern Canada
Leonardo's dream machines ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among Leonardo da Vinci's drawings are thousands of drawings of strange and beautiful machines. Teams of experts set out to build full scale models of two of those machines -- a giant crossbow and a glider
Meteor strike ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On February 15th, car cameras and cellphones captured a blinding streak that flashed across the sky over Russia's Ural Mountains, followed by an explosion that injured some 1,500 people. The meteor, weighing around 10,000 tons, was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since 1908. Within days, Nova crews were in Russia following impact scientists as they hunted for debris from the explosion and clues to the meteor's origin
Vile bodies : photography and the crisis of looking by Chris Townsend ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Channel 4 (Grande-Bretagne)
Channel 4 (Great Britain)
Channel 4 Television Company
Channel 4 TV (Great Britain)
Channel Four Television Company
Channel Four Television Corporation
Channel Four Television (Great Britain)
Channel Four Television (London, England)
English (88)
Burmese (1)