Recommendations #034

Jessica Jones – Netflix

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The Neanderthals Rediscovered – by Dimitra Papagianni and

Michael A Morse

Neanderthals Rediscovered
from the publisher:
For too long, the Neanderthals have been seen as dim-witted evolutionary dead-enders with strange-looking heads. Now advances in DNA technologies have forced a reassessment of the Neanderthals’ place in our own past.
The Neanderthals’ story has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals’ behaviour was surprisingly modern. They buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals, harvested seafood, used red paint and spoke.
If Neanderthals were so advanced, what caused their extinction? This is just one of many mysteries that we are inching ever closer to solving. By looking at the full Neanderthal story, we can better address the biggest mystery of all: what it means to be human.
Private Schultz –

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Private Schulz is a BBC television comedy drama serial set mostly in Germany, during and immediately after World War II. It stars Michael Elphick in the title role and Ian Richardson playing various parts.
Over six one-hour episodes, it tells the story of Gerhard Schulz, a German fraudster and petty criminal who is forced against his will to serve in the SS. He persuades his superiors to authorize a project to print counterfeit British five pound notes for the purpose of destroying the British economy. Schulz has little interest in the defeat of Britain, and simply wants to steal the forged notes. The show depicts his adventures in Germany and Britain and what happened to the money.
The screenplay was by Jack Pulman. He died in 1979 before any filming had taken place. In 1982, he was posthumously awarded a writer’s award by The Royal Television Society for his work on Private Schulz. It produced by ex Doctor Who producer Philip Hinchcliffe.

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