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BBC Active (Firm)

Works: 982 works in 1,392 publications in 1 language and 9,901 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Short films  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Case studies  History  Longitudinal studies  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 305.8
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Publications about BBC Active (Firm)
Publications by BBC Active (Firm)
Most widely held works by BBC Active (Firm)
The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by John H Gordon( visu )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
After a disastrous war with Germany, the Bolsheviks imprisoned the Romanov family as their supporters approached. Factory worker guards were replaced by Cheka executioners, and, on 17 July 1918, the family were murdered and buried in a nearby wood. For more than 70 years their whereabouts were unknown, but new material released from Russia now conclusively reveals their fate
Flesh and blood sibling rivalry by Paul Verhoeven( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Why are siblings often so different? Are "only" children lucky or disadvantaged? What are the long-term effects of birth order and sibling relationships? This program underscores recent theories that suggest relationships among a nuclear family's children are the most meaningful to an individual's growth. Monitoring a group of 25 six-year olds, the program follows experiments that highlight the significance of sibling rivalry and bonding
Defeating the Superbugs ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Across the world we are seeing the emergence of bacteria that have gone rogue. These are the superbugs, dangerous bacteria that are becoming resistant to our only defense: antibiotics. Horizon meets scientists who are tracking the spread of these potential killers around the globe, and discovers new techniques researchers are developing to help defeat these superbugs
Meltdown global warming journey ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
"This program studies divergent points of view contributing to the global warming debate, untangling a morass of political and scientific concerns and providing a wealth of historical background on the issue"--Container
Africa, who is to blame? ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and Kenyan law student June Arunga travel through Tanzania and Rwanda, witnessing the economic and social situations of the people they meet and considering what measures would improve life for the people of Africa generally
Touched by genius: a neurological look at creativity ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Nick van Bloss is an astonishing musical talent, he is also afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome. As this program illustrates, the two are often linked, leading those born with the disorder to view it as both a curse and a gift. Day to day realities of Tourette's, Parkinson's, autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders are discussed
Battle of the brains by Ying guo guo jia guang bo gong si huan qiu gong si(British Broadcasting Corporation Worldwide)( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Can you think of 100 different uses for a sock? How would you cope with glasses that turn everything upside down? What's your emotional intelligence? Can you create a work of art in ten minutes? Horizon takes seven people who are some of the highest flyers in their field - a musical prodigy, a quantum physicist, an artist, a dramatist, an RAF fighter pilot, a chess grandmaster and a Wall Street trader. Each is put through a series of tests to discover who is the most intelligent? The principle way that we measure intelligence, the IQ test, remains popular and convenient. Yet most psychologists agree that it only tells half the story ... at most. Where they disagree is how to measure intelligence, for the simple reason that the experts still don't know exactly what it is
How does your memory work? ( visu )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Explores the mechanisms of human memory, presenting new case studies and medical findings that reveal the complexity of the brain's memory center. Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Randy Buckner explains his research into memory functions and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Faraneh Vargha-Khadem of University College London discusses her work with a 30-year old man who, due to hippocampal damage, has almost no memory capacity. And Dr. Alain Brunet of McGill University explains recent trials of propanolol as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The immortal emperor ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
It's 221 B.C., and the veil of history is lifted to reveal life in the Qin Dynasty, under China's first emperor, Shihuangdi. Noted historians, archaeologists, and other experts extrapolate from discoveries made in the ruler's tomb, as they examine the political, intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and religious structure of Chinese society of the first dynasty
Divide of the sexes gender roles in childhood ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Why do boys underachieve? How does celebrity culture influence the self-esteem of young girls? In an atmosphere dominated by sex and consumerism, are children growing up too quickly? This program addresses those issues, reporting on a group of 25 eight-year olds as they adjust to gender roles and expectations. An episode of Child of Our Time, which focuses on a group of millennium babies and follows their physical and emotional development as they grow into adulthood
1066 : the battle for middle earth by Justin Hardy( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
In the year 1066, England changed forever. . Now, this epic, roller-coaster adventure of invasion, resistance and war tells the story from the ground up from the point of view of those everyday men and their families as they are hurled into the turmoil of war
Right and wrong moral development in children ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Do most people get their values from their parents or from society at large? At what age, and with what tools, do children begin to work out what is right and wrong? Can young children distinguish between actions that are morally deviant and those that simply violate a social convention? This program explores those questions by observing a group of 25 six-year-olds and the varying levels of honesty and compassion they display. Confronted with simple yet specific tests--gauging their willingness to lie, cheat, and even destroy a photograph they are told is sentimentally valuable--each child exhibits a unique sense of what is good and correct. Equally revealing are the program's comparisons between childhood and adult idealism
The story of God ( visu )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Embarks on a journey across continents, cultures and eras, examining one of the most extraordinary aspects of human behaviour. How has belief in god made us who we are? What place does god have in our lives today? How is god expresed in the modern world?
Fatal impacts ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
"During the 19th century, racial categorization took on a pseudoscientific stance. This program shows how the academic racism of the period helped to spread imperialist policies across the globe. Sifting through the "science" of eugenics and its link to social Darwinism, the film juxtaposes the racial hygiene theories of Robert Knox, Francis Galton and Eugen Fischer with with racial warfare in Tasmania, Victorian apathy in famine-wracked India, and--prefacing the Holocaust--horrific German colonization tactics in Namibia. Expert commentary comes from David Dabydeen, Dr. Maria Misra of Oxford University, and Professor Catherine Hall of University College London"--Container
Killing creativity are schools or parents to blame? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
"If we're all born with creative potential, why do many children lose their inventive tendencies as they grow? This program observes 25 seven-year-olds and their families in order to study childhood creativity, why it frequently fades, and why it matters"--Container
The colour of money ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
"Reaching back across the centuries, this program sheds light on historical attitudes toward human differences. It assesses the significance of Biblical narratives, including the "curse of Ham", in the evolution of European concepts of race, and goes on to examine the basis of institutionalized racism - entwined with fervent capitalism - on which the transatlantic slave trade operated. The destruction of America's indigenous civilizations and the dehumanization and exploitation of Africans are studied alongside the writings of Enlightenment philosophers and historians. Experts interviewed include Dr. Orlando Patterson of Harvard University, Dr. Barnor Hesse of Northwestern, and Professor James Walvin of the University of York"--Container
Recipe for success how children learn by Jamie Oliver( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
How and why do humans learn new things? Why are we stronger in some skills than others? At what age do we learn most quickly, and how can we improve our learning capacity? This program studies the knowledge-building process that typically occurs in childhood by observing 25 six-year-olds as they adapt to the challenges of their surroundings. Focusing on seven key areas in which learning takes place--musical ability, logic, emotional understanding, creativity, narrative skill, spatial reasoning, and physical dexterity--the program studies the varied strengths of several children as well as the learning difficulties many struggle to overcome. Environmental and parental influences, as well as the role of self-motivation, are evaluated
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