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The Maestro and the Master
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Against all odds two formidable men, Valery Gergiev and Jack Diamond, are building an iconic structure- the new Marinsky II Opera House in the heart of St, Petersburg.

The Magic School Bus
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  • April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
  • April 25, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join Ms. Frizzle, the wonderfully wacky science teacher and her enthusiastic students as their incredibly shrinking (or expanding) yellow bus takes them on fun-filled, action-packed field trips.

Magnificent 7
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Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children, in this poignant and uplifting tale inspired by real-life supermum Jacqui Jackson. Her four sons are all, in one form or another, autistic. Curtis is terrified of red and has numerous

Make Way for Noddy
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The all-new adventures of Noddy, Big-Ears, Mr. Plod, Tessie Bear and their Toyland friends continues the 50-year heritage with exciting, magical stories.

Make Your Child Brilliant
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An inspirational ground-breaking series following expert in gifted children, Bernadette Tynan, as she embarks upon a nationwide search to spot children who are slipping through the net of the educational system, and unlock their hidden gifts.

Making Stuff
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  • April 24, 2014 - 10:51am
  • April 24, 2014 - 1:23pm

Making Stuff is a show about how things are made. Hosted by an animated robot, this series for 6-9 year olds explores what goes into making the things we use and consume in our everyday lives.

Malcolm and Barbara: Love's Farewell
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Filmmaker Paul Watson spent 11 years filming the story of Malcolm and Barbara, intimately observing Malcolm's tragic journey from skilled composer and loving husband to Alzheimer's sufferer. He shows the toll the disease has taken on Malcolm's mind a

Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies
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Mama Mirabelle (voiced by Vanessa Williams), a motherky elephant, uses home videos (from National Geographic and the BBC) to teach the baby animals under her care more about themselves and other amazing creatures of the natural world.

Mamma Please Call Me
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Filipina Emma works in London and sends money home for her children

The Man Who Saved Geometry
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By the middle of the 20th century, Geometry looked dead. The excitement in math had moved to computers and chaos theory. But one man - Donald Coxeter - kept the torch burning.

The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women- Erwin Blumenfeld
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Erwin Blumenfeld survived two world wars to become one of the world's most highly-paid fashion photographers and a key influence on the development of photography as an art form.

Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art
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Art historian Waldemar Januszczak tells the story of a complex and difficult man who started a revolution in art.

The Manor
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A tragi-comic portrait of a peculiar Jewish family's attempt to nurse their relationships and themselves back to health while running a small-town strip club in Ontario.

The Manor (Feature Version)
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A tragi-comic portrait of a peculiar Jewish family's attempt to nurse their relationships and themselves back to health while running a small-town strip club in Ontario.

The Manor Reborn
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In this unique collaboration with Britain's National Trust, historians, experts, and an army of volunteers work with actress Penelope Keith and presenter Paul Martin to renovate the historic property, Avebury Manor.

Mansfield Park
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As an act of charity, poor relation Fanny Price (Billie Piper) is brought to live with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, but she is never allowed to forget her humble station. But when the dashing Henry and Mary Crawford move into the area, romance

The Mantelpiece
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A fly-on-the-wall look at taxidermists/wildlife artists in the Northwest Territories who struggle to maintain their personal and creative lives while catering to wealthy American hunters who want to "immortalize" their kill.

Manufactured Landscapes
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For Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, beauty can be found in the silhouette of a rusting, salvaged tanker or a factory floor over a kilometre long. Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and cinematographer Peter Mettler followed Burtynsky to China to cap

The Many Lovers of Jane Austen
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Professor Amanda Vickery returns to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel, "Sense and Sensibility."

Mapping the World
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Mapping the World tells the story of cartography, from hammered rock art through to the planetary images of Google Earth. Each episode addresses a basic technological challenge of map-making and sheds light on the wider world, on issues of power, politics

Maps of Meaning
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Maps of Meaning demonstrates how a variety of basic psychological drives -- primarily fear of chaos -- form the basis for mythological thinking. Mythological figures are presented as archetypal representations which continue to shape our ideas about reality, and our place in it.

Margaret
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The year is 1990. the British Conservative Party is in disarray. Margaret Thatcher, the prime minister of 11 years, demands loyalty, but politicians are resigning, supporters dwindling and her hold on the premiership hangs in the balance. Lindsay Dun

Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley
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It is the 1950s. Young Margaret Thatcher is determined to get nominated to a "winnable" Tory seat. Only after a ten - year struggle and being rejected by a succession of five home counties Tory selection committees is she finally selected - against

Margot
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Beneath her elegantly poised facade, ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn (Anne Marie Duff) was a woman painfully aware of the future. At age 40, torn between loyalty to the Royal Ballet and her marriage, Margot sensed mounting pressure to consider retireme

Marigold's Mathemagics
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Polkaroo's friend Marigold explores the world of shapes and spatial relationships.

Marilyn vs Marilyn
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A look at the more serious side of Marilyn Monroe.

Mark's Moments
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  • April 26, 2014 - 1:25pm
  • April 27, 2014 - 8:25am

Mark connects with young people with disabilities and learns that nothing can slow these kids down.

The Market
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The Market looks at the global trade in human organs.

Marking Time
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A story of mistrust, intolerance and forbidden love. In a small narrow-minded Australian town, Hal falls in love with Randa, an Afghan refugee. Hal is unaware of the racist and cultural tensions that lie ahead as his friends react to Randa with insults an

A Married Couple
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The on-screen conversations, fights, and intimate secrets of a seemingly typical husband and wife living in Toronto in the 1960s made them one of the decade's best-known average couples. By filmmaker Allan King.

Martha Speaks
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  • April 25, 2014 - 4:59pm
  • April 26, 2014 - 10:30am

Martha Speaks, an animated series based on the award-winning books by Susan Meddaugh, is about a dog with a hunger for alphabet soup that ends up giving her the ability to speak to humans.

Martin Clunes -The Lemurs of Madagascar
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Martin Clunes realises a childhood dream of visiting the Indian ocean island of Madagascar to see the threatened species of lemurs

Martin Clunes-The Lemurs of Madagascar
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Martin Clunes realises a childhood dream of visiting the Indian ocean island of Madagascar to see the threatened species of lemurs.

Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs
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Martin Clunes sets off on a world wide adventure to discover how close the domestic dog is to its ancestor the wild wolf in a fascinating two-part documentary. The Doc Martin star takes a wry and witty look at why we are prepared to share our homes with d

Martin Clunes: Man to Manta
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Martin Clunes seeks to fulfil a burning ambition to swim with one of the sea's most enormous and enigmatic creatures.

Martyr Street
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Filmed over 6 years and unexpectedly capturing the moment when the Second Intifada broke out, filmmaker Shelley Saywell chronicles the lives of Palestinian and Jewish children on Martyr Street, Hebron, the West Bank.

Mary Cassatt: A Brush with Independence
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A pioneer in American art, Mary Cassatt wanted to study art in Paris, but soon discovered that leading French art academies did not admit women. She sought independent tutors, among them Edgar Dégas, and became an early advocate of Impressionism. He

Mary Pickford
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In the early days of silent film, Mary Pickford soared to global fame, becoming the world's first international superstar.

Masculinity Phone-In
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A live phone-in show with Host Paula Todd, broadcasters Ian Brown and Johanna Shneller and Naomi Klein from the Toronto Star about male and female relations today.

Math City
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Live action as well as key animated character drives this math series which focuses on problem solving and using real life situations to figure out solutions to real life math problems.

The McLuhan Project
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The Media Lab
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Supporting digital literacy in the classroom and at home, this series is shot in the real world and includes TVOKids characters

Meerkat Manor
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Narrated by Bill Nighy, this is a continuation in tone and style, of the previous family sagas with a difference: the protagonists are meerkats, animals that are 12 inches high, live underground in burrows and dine on worms and insects. This entertaining

Meet Marlon Brando
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TVO's acclaimed series of social issue documentaries acquired from around the world. The films are controversial, hard-hitting and provocative. Some are bizarre. All are exceptional.

Meet My Pet
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Profiles of various kids and their household pets.

Meet the Immigrants
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Observational doc series following the stories of migrants living and working in Britain. Covers a wide range of stories, from Eastern Europeans training for legal jobs, to refugees from war-torn countries seeking asylum, to refugees facing the desperatio

Meet the Romans
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We still live in the shadow of ancient Rome - a city at the heart of a vast empire that stretched from Scotland to Afghanistan, dominating the West for over 700 years

Mega Bridges
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Mega Structures - Sinking a Destroyer
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A live fire exercise in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. The goal: sink the HMCS Huron, a Tribal-class destroyer.

Mega Structures - Sinking an Aircraft Carrier
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An explosive ordinance team has an unlikely mission: safely sink the USS Oriskany, a triumph of military engineering.

Megastructures
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Memory
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Memories make us who we are, charting our passage through life, storing the things we learn, moments we cherish and our impressions of the world around us. But how does the memory process actually work?

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida & Company
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Men at Lunch
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Men at Lunch is the untold story of New York's greatest legend and one of the most iconic images of the 20th century - Lunch atop a Skyscraper.

Mendelssohn, The Nazis and Me
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Composer Felix Mendelssohn was also born a Jew. His 4th-great niece, filmmaker Sheila Hayman, tells the story of what happened to both his music and his family when the Nazis remembered the Jewish roots of Germany's most celebrated composer.

Metal and Melancholy
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TVO's acclaimed series of social issue documentaries acquired from around the world. The films are controversial, hard-hitting and provocative. Some are bizarre. All are exceptional.

Michael Palin's New Europe
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Michael Palin explores the countries that were, for much of his life, hidden behind the Iron Curtain, and now are very much part of the New Europe of post-Soviet times

Midsomer Murders
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Based on the award-winning Inspector Barnaby novels by mystery writer Caroline Graham, murder, kidnap and blackmail are commonplace in the idyllic English county of Midsomer.

Mies van der Rohe: Regular or Super
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Architect Mies van der Rohe's smallest project was a gas station on Nun's Island, Montreal, built in 1968, the year before he died. Colleagues and competitors, art historians, and critics comment on his work and how it changed architects' approach to

Mighty Machines
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A live-action show on the thrill of machines and how they work.

The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald
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Sir Trevor sets out on an epic journey following the course of the Mississippi river.

Milly, Molly
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Milly and Molly may look quite different, but they are the best of friends. As they face the world and its complexities, Milly and Molly always manage to have fun.

Milosevic on Trial
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With exclusive access, this film follows the four year war crimes tribunal of Slobodan Milosevic, former president of Serbia, nicknamed the Butcher of the Balkans.

A Mind Like Mine
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Filmmaker Karen O'Donnell's third film following the lives of young people dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Minuscule
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A combination of live footage and animation zooms in to the grassroots level to give viewers a bug's eye view of insects' day-to-day existence.

Miss BG
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  • April 27, 2014 - 7:42am
  • May 4, 2014 - 7:42am

Adapted from the French books, Miss BG is a precocious 8 year-old girl who sees it as her mission to teach her young brother, George, the ways of the world.

Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends
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Based on the books by David Kirk, this series follows the adventures of Miss Spider and her eight kids as they explore the world of Sunny Patch.

Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy
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Mist dreams of becoming a real sheepdog, but training with the boss is confusing, and then there's a bunch of gruff and grumpy rams to deal with and an aunt who may not always have her best interests at heart. Can Mist master her craft and one day pr

Mister Maker
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  • April 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
  • April 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

Mister Make It combines live action, graphics and animation techniques to bring the world of arts and crafts to life.

Mister Maker Makes
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Mr Maker Makes

Mo
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In the cutthroat world of the British parliament, Labour MP Mo Mowlam (Julie Walters) has no difficulty attracting attention through her contentious comments. When Tony Blair names her Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mo is given the biggest

Modigliani: Body and Soul
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Harry Rasky explores the controversial life and art of Amadeo Modigliani in the context of contemporary European history and his roots in Jewish culture.

Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures
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French artist, author, and comic strip illustrator Jean Giraud achieved his greatest fame and influence as Moebius - not so much a pseudonym as an alter ego. In 1975, his comic magazine Métal Hurlant shook up the world of bourgeois French comics a

Mom's Home
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Mom's Home is a humorous, compassionate and intimate documentary about aging mothers who move in with their adult daughters.

Mom's Home (feature-length)
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Mom's Home is a humorous, compassionate and intimate documentary about aging mothers who move in with their adult daughters.

The Mona Lisa Curse
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Art: the most unregulated market in the world next to drugs. Staggering prices, wealthy, competitive buyers, auctions, dealers and brokers... How does society determine the value of a piece of art, and what does that value say about our own social va

Monarchy
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Dr David Starkey's complete history of the British Monarchy

Monkey See, Monkey Do
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This series is designed to get children off the couch and dancing round the living room in a flash. Each episodes features an animated host, Monkey, who invites the live audience to discover, copy and then dance along with the featured animal guest. Each

Monty Don's Italian Gardens
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Monty Don journeys from the south of Italy to the north, visiting some of the country's most beautiful, impressive and interesting gardens along the way in Monty Don's Italian Gardens. From lovingly created romantic hiding places to enormous formal g

Morning Sun
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Few events of the 20th century have so dramatically engulfed such large numbers of people as China's Cultural Revolution. Millions suffered and untold others died, yet the Cultural Revolution remains barely understood. A series of intergenerational

The Mother
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Lyuba fled a violent husband and now struggles to feed and educate her nine children in a remote Russian village. Two of her eldest sons are in prison, perhaps repeating a cycle. And yet Lyuba and her eldest daughter Alesya cheerfully give love to ev

A Mother Like Alex
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Alex Bell is a single, adoptive mother of eight special needs children, seven with Down's Syndrome. Over the years, she battles with social services to be allowed to parent these children.

Mother of Rock: The Life and Times of Lillian Roxon
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An exploration of the life and work of cultural pioneer rock critic Lillian Roxon.

Mouk
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  • April 27, 2014 - 9:18am
  • May 4, 2014 - 9:15am

Mouk and Chavapa are two globe-trotters: They travel around the world riding their bikes!

Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle
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When the shambling Mr Harvey (Timothy Spall) steps on the bus at the start of a chaotic school trip to Salisbury Cathedral, he little expects that by the end of the day he will have opened up to his colleagues and pupils about events that have had a

Mr. Moon
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  • April 25, 2014 - 10:44am
  • April 28, 2014 - 10:43am

Mr. Moon follows the adventures of the curious, exploration loving Mr. Moon and his celestial friends as they explore space. Based on the books creted by Kate Veale. Mr. Moon teaches preschoolers about our universe as they experience the adventure, disco

Mrs. Carey's Concert
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At a Sydney girls' school, music director Karen Carey prepares her young, sometimes troubled students for a concert at the Opera House, believing in the transformative power of great music.

Mrs. Mandela
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At once a love story, a triumph and a tragedy, this subtle exploration of an extraordinary relationship set against the backdrop of one of the greatest political struggles of the 20th century charts Winnie Mandela's progression from innocent country

Mugshot
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"Mugshot" explores the bewildering world of mugshots and examines their cultural significance and value to contemporary society.

The Mummy Diaries
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Julie Stokes, consultant clinical psychologist and a pioneer in childhood bereavement issues, teaches mothers with incurable illness how to say goodbye to their children through "manuals" that provide guidance and poignant memories of happier times. She u

Muse of Fire: A Shakespearean Road Movie
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This unique documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling the greatest writer of them all.

The Museum
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Museum Diaries
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"Museum Diaries" takes curious viewers behind-the-scenes of the venerable Royal Ontario Museum and on the daily adventures of its curators, technicians and investigators.

Museum of Life
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Host Jimmy Doherty gains unprecedented access to Britain's Natural History Museum, its 350 scientists and 70 million objects, to try to understand the complexities of the natural world. Shot in the museum and in locations all over the UK and around the wo

Music of the Brain
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Music affects our development from the womb to the grave.

My Architect: A Son's Journey
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Filmmaker Nathaniel Khan attempts to understand his enigmatic dad, architect Louis Kahn, by travelling the world, visiting his father's buildings and meeting his contemporaries.

My Boy Jack
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Rudyard Kipling's 17-year-old son Jack was turned down for military service in 1914 because of poor eyesight. But, over the protests of Jack's mother, the literary giant used his influence to get him a commission with the Irish Guards. Then Jack went

My Canada
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Canada is a pretty big place! There are provinces and capital cities, rivers and lakes, mountains and prairies; people from all over the world, and people who come from here. "My Canada" introduces children to the geography and culture of our natio

My Different Life
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An exploration of a single mother's struggles with her children's learning disabilities and ADHD.

My Husband Andrei Sakharov
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Andrei Sakharov, who developed the Soviet hydrogen bomb, renounced his privileges as an elite scientist to fight for human rights. The Nobel Peace Prize winner's wife Yelena Bonner tells her side of the story, focusing on their exile in Gorky.

My Kid Could Paint That
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In the span of a few months, four-year-old Marla Olmstead rocketed from total obscurity to international renown - with her paintings fetching over $300,000. Then the questions began: What did her works say about modern art? Did she paint them?

My New Home
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Follows the lives of immigrant children as they start new lives in the UK. The series will follow them over a five year period, capturing the very first impressions of their new country as well as their settling-in process.

My Street
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Filmmaker Sue Bourne gets to know her neighbours.

The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche
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Mazo de la Roche was one of the most successful and prolific woman writers of the 20th century.