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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 5, Inside the Natural History Museum
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directed by Paul Kilback, fl. 2001-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We examine a skull to discover if prehistoric Britons were cannibals, then pull a killer shark from a pool of formaldehyde to find out how it helped swimmers win Olympic gold. We dare a curator to handle a famous gem said to kill all who touch it, then enter a once top-secret room where WWII spymasters created a b...
directed by Paul Kilback, fl. 2001-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 2, 2, Inside the Imperial War Museum
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directed by Mary Anne Alton, fl. 2004-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
The Imperial War Museum tells the story of Britain at war, from World War One to the present, through a collection of 10 million items – from guns to planes to medals to cyanide pills – at five locations in England visited by over 2 million people every year. In this episode, we descend into Churchill’s top-...
directed by Mary Anne Alton, fl. 2004-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 2, 5, Inside Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum
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directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is a treasury of antiquities and weaponry collected by the royal family known as the Habsburgs – a dynasty that ruled much of Europe for 500 years. In this episode, we visit the crypt that entombs many generations of the Habsburg royal family, then meet a geneticist who is attemptin...
directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 2, 6, Inside the Topkapi Palace Museum
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directed by Peter D. Findlay, fl. 2001-2016, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
Once the palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul is a vast treasury of Islamic culture, science and weaponry, visited by over 2 million people every year. In this episode, at the foot of Istanbul’s ancient walls we discover how a Muslim invader bested Christian defenders by...
directed by Peter D. Findlay, fl. 2001-2016, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 2, Inside the Louvre
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directed by David New, fl. 1985-2012, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We chase the brazen thief who stole the Mona Lisa to find out how she was recovered and how she became so famous, then scrutinize the official portrait of Napoleon's coronation to reveal a canvas of lies. We re-stage the jousting accident that killed a king to discover whether his head wound was inevitably fatal,...
directed by David New, fl. 1985-2012, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 3, Inside the Royal Ontario Museum
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directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We unwrap a tiny mummy to find out how an Egyptian baby died 2000 years ago, then test two theories about 12th Century Islamic pottery by smoking hashish and blowing things up. We tell the embarrassing tale of a dinosaur lost for decades within the museum's walls, then visit a hard-hat construction zone where cura...
directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 2, 1, Inside the American Museum of Natural History
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directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
From dinosaurs to meteorites to the origins of the human species, the American Museum of Natural History houses 32 million objects, is visited by over 4 million people annually, and has a stellar research staff that mounts over 100 expeditions every year. In this episode, we meet an American farm boy whose love fo...
directed by Kenton Vaughan, fl. 2011, in Museum Secrets, Series 2, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 42 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 1, Inside the Vatican Museums
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directed by Rebecca Snow, fl. 1978-2013 and Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We climb a scaffold to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to discover the secret of Michelangelo's genius and why he feuded with the Pope, then hunt for the miscreants who defaced a Raphael masterpiece with hate filled graffiti. We reveal the censor responsible for putting fig leaves on penises, then gain access to...
directed by Rebecca Snow, fl. 1978-2013 and Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 4, Inside the Egyptian Museum
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directed by Paul Kilback, fl. 2001-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 53 mins
We search for the lost tomb of Ramesses the Great, then, guided by a mummy's head wounds, we recreate the last moments of an ancient king to discover if he was a brave man or a coward. We visit the stomping grounds of Indiana Jones to discover how a poor Pharaoh amassed a hoard of gold to rival King Tut, then ente...
directed by Paul Kilback, fl. 2001-2013, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 53 mins
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Museum Secrets, Series 1, 6, Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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directed by Gary Lang, fl. 1996-2014, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
We examine the armor of Henry VIII to discover how he got so fat and crazy, then enter New York high-society to reveal how a nude sculpture led to a brutal murder. Inside a vast Egyptian temple, enclosed within the museum's walls, we search a secret chamber to discover why the temple's statues celebrate the foreig...
directed by Gary Lang, fl. 1996-2014, in Museum Secrets, Series 1, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2011), 47 mins
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