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Film Type: Mini-Series

A History of Britain

  • Director: Clare Beavan, Martina Hall, Ian Bremner, Liz Hartford, Jamie Muir
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Production Country: United Kingdom

Historian Simon Schama narrates his history of Great Britain, emphasizing that no single "history" can tell the entire story–but makes a valiant effort to cover everything he can.

A History of Scotland

  • Director: Andrew Downes, Tim Neil
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Production Country: United Kingdom

Scotland may be a tiny nation occupying the northern third of a tiny island in the North Atlantic, but it has a large and unique history of its very own.

A Rumor of War

  • Director: Richard T. Heffron
  • Release Date: 1980
  • Production Country: United States

Lt. Philip Caputo is sent to Vietnam with the first American troops, believing that this will be nothing more than a small and insignificant war. During his tour of duty, Caputo is transferred from the front lines to a post where he documents the casualties for both sides before being returned to the front, discovering along the way how very wrong his original assessment was—and how very different this war is from any the United States has fought before.

Against the Wind

  • Director: George Miller, Simon Wincer
  • Release Date: 1978
  • Production Country: Australia

A young Irish girl is unjustly sentenced to prison and deported to Australia. She must survive not only the horrific voyage there, but also her years of service before she can be free. While there, the lower classes and other convicts protest and occasionally outright rebel against the power and privilege the moneyed classes hold over them.

America: A Personal History of the United States (Alistair Cooke’s America)

  • Director: Michael Gill, David Heycock, Tim Slessor, Ann Turner
  • Release Date: 1972
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States

Veteran correspondent Alistair Cooke takes an in-depth comparative look at the history and the national mythology of the United States.

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