The mother-load of BBC documentaries.
July 1, 2007 3:16 AM   Subscribe

Have a lazy sunday ahead of you? Feed your head with a few hundred downloadable and streamable BBC Documentaries, uploaded by a single usenet user. I've only watched the majestic and sometimes depressing The Planets and can't wait to go watch more.
posted by empath (22 comments total) 84 users marked this as a favorite

 
Whoa ... okay, thanks! Now I'll have a response when my dad says "there was this documentary a while back on the BBC ...."
posted by jamesonandwater at 6:06 AM on July 1, 2007


This is tremendous. I've been looking for Alistair Cooke's video for ages. Thanks for the terrific link!
posted by scblackman at 6:08 AM on July 1, 2007


This would be brilliant but I can't stream Guba movies properly. I've found MVGroup.org (more info) as the best way to get BBC documentaries..
posted by Deconstruct Now! at 6:23 AM on July 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is wonderful, thank you! I hear great things about BBC documentaries all the time and I always feel deprived by not having a chance to watch them. Now I can remedy that.
posted by amyms at 6:23 AM on July 1, 2007


oh here's the correct 'more info' link..
posted by Deconstruct Now! at 6:27 AM on July 1, 2007



Behold - the wonders of the intranets:

Kenneth Clark's Civilisation [BT]

James Burke's Connections I-III [BT]


Light Fantastic
[BT]


James Burke's The Day the Universe Changed
[BT]


Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
[BT]

Or simply BUY the stuff:

BBC Shop America

BBC Shop UK



posted by homodigitalis at 6:28 AM on July 1, 2007


Great post, though I'm rather disappointed I still can't find thesetwo.

But still a great post.
posted by champthom at 7:24 AM on July 1, 2007


The streaming sucks for me, too, but thankfully there is a download link on the top left corner of each of them that will download them in ipod or avi format.
posted by empath at 8:05 AM on July 1, 2007


FWIW, that's "motherlode." Sorry for the nitpicking.
posted by etoile at 8:12 AM on July 1, 2007


Awesome-plus-plus. I can cancel netflix for the next 2 months now. By the way, with streaming, you can just hit the pause and let it all download and then play it without waiting.
posted by rainy at 8:41 AM on July 1, 2007


Why can't BBC America be more like that, and less like this?
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:22 AM on July 1, 2007


Because yer actual BBC is more like "this" and less like that.
posted by vbfg at 9:45 AM on July 1, 2007


Yeah, keep in mind, these were made over a period of about 40 years or so.
posted by empath at 10:09 AM on July 1, 2007


Come live in the UK. We pay out every year but go to BBC 1 or 2 and you get none of this classic TV. Just rating chasing garbage.

Tonight we have 'A Concert for Diana' - sob.
posted by surfdad at 10:12 AM on July 1, 2007


thank you etoile. i was going to point it out too. nit-picking, but constructively so.
posted by davidmsc at 10:44 AM on July 1, 2007


Best of the Internet indeed!
posted by waxbanks at 12:39 PM on July 1, 2007


Absoilutely none of this makes over onto BBC America, BTW. We get Footballers Wives and endless home makeover shows instead.
posted by Artw at 4:01 PM on July 1, 2007


And so a friend has made a trip out here, and we're catching up and talking about the future.

And she talks about seeking homeopathic help for her slipped disc.

But it's one of those things I've got nothing to gain by going to war about. I grit my teeth and pray that her kids grow up to be sensible. Sigh.
posted by five fresh fish at 4:06 PM on July 1, 2007


Whoa. I'm not sure why I thought this thread was the right one...
posted by five fresh fish at 4:09 PM on July 1, 2007


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posted by sisquoc15 at 4:44 PM on July 1, 2007


wow. Goldmine.
posted by nickyskye at 5:53 AM on July 2, 2007


Week's all full, thanks to this link.
posted by saguaro at 9:18 AM on July 30, 2007


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