A look back at the events of the 20th century, discussing mankind's biggest successes and failures with the people that were there.
- imDb Rating: 8.7 (108 Votes)
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Series documenting the history of the twentieth century through the testimony of those who lived through it.
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- Runtime: 60 min
- Genre: Documentary
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- Actors: Raymond Abescat, Maurice Bourgeois, Alexander Briansky, Beryl Bristow
- Language: English
- Country: UK, USA
- Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination.
- Total Seasons: 1
1997: Fast Forward
Episode 1x26; Feb 23, 1997
1x26: 1997: Fast Forward
1x25: 1989: People Power
1x24: 1979: God Fights Back
1x23: 1975: War of the Flea
1x22: 1970: Half the People
1x21: 1968: New Release
1x20: 1963: Picture Power
1x19: 1959: Endangered Planet
1x18: 1957: Skin Deep
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||1900: Age of Hope||1995-09-13||60|
|2||2||1914: Killing Fields||1995-09-20||60|
|3||3||1917: Red Flag||1995-09-27||60||
History of communism in Russia from 1917 to World War II.
|4||4||1919: Lost Peace||1995-10-04||60|
|5||5||1924: On the Line||1995-10-18||60|
|6||6||1927: Great Escape||1995-10-25||60|
|8||8||1930: Sporting Fever||1995-10-11||60|
|9||9||1933: Master Race||1995-11-08||60|
|10||10||1939: Total War||1995-11-15||60||
Interviewees tell of the area bombing, terror campaigns, atrocities and genocide in WWII.
|12||12||1945: Brave New World||1996-09-15||60|
|13||13||1947: Freedom Now||1996-09-29||60|
|15||15||1949: Great Leap||1997-01-12||60|
|16||16||1951: Asia Rising||1996-10-13||60|
|17||17||1954: Living Longer||1997-01-05||60||
Medical advances were made in the 1950s, but as world population grew, new threats arose.
|18||18||1957: Skin Deep||1996-10-20||60|
|19||19||1959: Endangered Planet||1996-10-27||60|
|20||20||1963: Picture Power||1996-11-03||60|
|21||21||1968: New Release||1997-01-19||60|
|22||22||1970: Half the People||1997-01-25||60|
|23||23||1975: War of the Flea||1997-02-02||60|
|24||24||1979: God Fights Back||1997-02-09||60|
|25||25||1989: People Power||1997-02-16||60|
|26||26||1997: Fast Forward||1997-02-23||60|
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