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  • Jonathan Meades Abroad - Collection Jonathan Meades Abroad - Collection | DVD | (29/09/2008) from £11.99  |  Saving you £23.00 (65.70%)  |  RRP £34.99

    We make places. And places make us. We respond to what we have created. But how does this compact between mankind and its greatest artifices work? Jonathan Meades addressed this in a multitude of ways: visually comically rhetorically obliquely argumentatively and whilst swimming fully clothed. And also passionately. For these programmes are the expression of an obsessional preoccupation with places and with the properties they reflect: fantasy and necessity escape and expectation individual assertion and collective fear. Episodes Comprise: 1. Abroad In Britain : In Search of Bohemia 2. Abroad In Britain : Severn Heaven 3. Further Abroad : Belgium 4. Further Abroad : Get High 5. Even Further Abroad : Absentee Landlord 6. Even Further Abroad : Double Dutch 7. Even Further Abroad : Remember The Future 8. Meades Eats... Fast Food 9. Abroad Again: Father To The Man 10. Magnetic North - Part I 11. Magnetic North - Part II

  • Classic Dibnah [DVD] Classic Dibnah | DVD | (08/09/2014) from £6.54  |  Saving you £3.04 (20.30%)  |  RRP £14.99

    FRED DIBNAH S World of Steam, Steel & Stone - This series looks at the many sides of Fred engineer, steeplejack, artist, craftsman, steam enthusiast, inventor and story teller and celebrates his contribution to our knowledge and appreciation of Britain s architectural, industrial and engineering heritage. CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE: As Fred was growing up his house was surrounded by canals, railway lines, bridges and tunnels and he was captivated by such great civil engineering projects and the lives of the men who changed the landscape of Britain. GREAT BRITISH BUILDERS: The steeplejack shares his appreciation for the skills of the men who built Britain s great castles, palaces and country houses. He draws on his experiences as an apprentice joiner to offer demonstrations of building techniques, including the hilarious falling-down arch. MASTERS OF THEIR TRADE: An insight into the steeplejack s appreciation for the craftsmanship of men and women of the past and for the work of those people who have carried on the traditions. A GOOD DAYS WORK: A look at the steeplejack s admiration for ordinary workers. From the labourers and stonemasons who built great medieval castles, to 20thcentury coal miners and mill workers, Fred recognised that without hard graft nothing would have been possible. FRED DIBNAH S Industrial Age - Fred Dibnah takes a nostalgic look at Britain s Industrial Heritage. In this series he recounts Britain s industrial history, bringing to life landmark events from the eighteenth century up to the early twentieth century in his typically anecdotal and engaging manner. WIND, WATER & STEAM: Fred traces the development of the steam engine and visits a man who has built a windmill in his own back garden. He then sets off in search of early beam engines that are still functioning today. MILLS & FACTORIES: This programme traces the development of Britain s textile industry from the picturesque Scottish countryside of New Lanark to the urban mill town of Burnley. Fred talks to ex-weavers about life in the mills, and meets a group of volunteers who have spent 30 years saving mill engines from the scrapheap. IRON & STEEL: Fred comes across a rolling mill which he remembers once operating in Bolton, tries his hand at chain making, and then it s eyes-on-stalks time as Fred drives the biggest steam rolling mill engine he has ever seen.

  • John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man [DVD] John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man | DVD | (09/07/2012) from £8.65  |  Saving you £6.34 (42.30%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A fascinating and revealing documentary that explores the making of the Oscar-winning film which took Ford twenty years to bring to the big screen. Featuring heartfelt discussions with star Maureen O'Hara and fellow directors Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich and Jim Sheridan, as well as original home-movie footage of the cast and crew's time in Ashford Castle during filming.

  • Wonders of Life Box Set [DVD] Wonders of Life Box Set | DVD | (04/03/2013) from £13.99  |  Saving you £21.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Brian Cox is the most popular scientist on our screens. His knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging approach, supported by stunning filming, and CGI as well as a compelling soundtrack, have made compulsive viewing of his Wonders of... series. This collection includes all three of these acclaimed titles. Wonders of the Solar SystemThis breathtaking and visually stunning series reveals the cosmos as we have never seen it before - a place full of the most bizarre and astonishing natural phenomena. Wonders of the UniverseTelling the epic story of our universe, which began 13.7 billion years ago, and now is filled with over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds and billions of stars and a breathtaking array of wonders. Wonders of LifeIn a spectacular, beautifully-shot series, Professor Brian Cox reveals how rules of physics gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe - life.

  • Paris, Texas [Blu-ray] Paris, Texas | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013) from £11.86  |  Saving you £8.13 (40.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Something like a perfect artistic union is achieved in the major components of Paris, Texas: the twang of Ry Cooder's guitar, the lonely light of Robbie Muller's camera, the craggy landscape of Harry Dean Stanton's face. In his greatest role, longtime character actor Stanton plays a man brought back to his old life after wandering in the desert (or somewhere) for four years. He has a 7-year-old son to get to know, and his wife has gone missing. The material is much in the wanderlust spirit of director Wim Wenders, working from a script by Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson. If the long climactic conversation between Stanton and Nastassja Kinski renders the movie uneven and slightly inscrutable, it's hard to think of a more fitting ending--and besides, the achingly empty American spaces stick longer in the memory than the dialogue. Winner of the top prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. --Robert Horton

  • HISTORY OF THE GRAND PRIX 4 DVD Gift Set HISTORY OF THE GRAND PRIX 4 DVD Gift Set | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £8.99  |  Saving you £13.04 (52.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Collection of documentaries that explore the history of grand prix racing. 'The History of Grand Prix Racing' traces the evolution of motor sport from the UK's first racing track at Brooklands to the hi-tech international sport Formula One is today. 'Jaguar' looks at the racing history of the famous British car manufacturer, while 'Lotus' explores the life and legacy of Colin Chapman, the founder of the Lotus car company. Finally, 'Great Circuits' looks at three of the most iconic tracks in motor racing, Silverstone, Monaco and the Nurburgring.

  • Forks Over Knives (DVD) (UK Release) Forks Over Knives (DVD) (UK Release) | DVD | (14/01/2013) from £11.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (34.10%)  |  RRP £16.99

    What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to battle these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. Could it be there's a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it's mind-boggling that more of us haven't taken it seriously? Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called diseases of affluence that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960's with producing high quality animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country's wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed. These discoveries inspired Campbell and Esselstyn, who didn't know each other yet, to conduct several groundbreaking studies. One of them took place in China and is still among the most comprehensive health-related investigations ever undertaken. Their research led them to a startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented - and in many cases reversed - by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. The filmmakers travel with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms where they both produced nature's perfect food; to China and Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs. The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow reality patients who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments - while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed. Forks Over Knives was filmed all over the United States, and in Canada and China.

  • African Cats [DVD] African Cats | DVD | (03/09/2012) from £4.39  |  Saving you £7.60 (63.40%)  |  RRP £11.99

    An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humour and determination of the majestic kings of the savannah. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild. Special Features: Disney and Nature Save the Savannah

  • South Pacific [Blu-ray] South Pacific | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £23.00 (76.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The extraordinary wildlife culture and history of this immense fascinating ocean and its myriad islands are revealed in stunning detail in this acclaimed BBC series. With its coral reefs turquoise lagoons and dramatic oceanic atolls the South Pacific is the archetypal paradise. But from the shores of Hawaii to Easter Island and a thousand tiny remote islands this ocean holds some of the most bizarre and intriguing surprises on Earth... The incredible photography and discoveries of this series capture the amazing natural sights of the region: from erupting undersea volcanoes to jewelled tropical reefs and from tiger sharks catching albatross chicks to giant crabs opening coconuts. It reveals how the islands' isolation has helped evolve flesh-eating caterpillars vampire bugs with antifreeze in their veins a strange nocturnal parrot with a mating call like a bull frog and the fascinating monkey-tailed skink. South Pacific also tells of the people whose ancestors journeyed thousands of miles to the islands. Some acquired new survival techniques such as the palolo worm-harvesting Samoans or the Solomon islanders who fish with spider webs and kites while others developed bizarre rituals such as the Pentecost land divers who leap from 25-metre wooden scaffolds. With incredible natural spectacles dramatic footage and fascinating stories South Pacific will change the way you view this ocean forever.

  • The Story of Science [DVD] The Story of Science | DVD | (07/06/2010) from £10.29  |  Saving you £14.70 (58.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Story Of Science tells the story of the forces that came together to create scientific knowledge; the practical business of making instruments and machines; the great forces of history - revolutions voyages of discovery and artistic movements - and the dogged determination of scientists and experimenters. This is the story of how scientific ideas shaped the modern world and how science made history. For 3 000 years people have wrestled with the great questions of existence. What is out there what is the world made of where did we come from? Across the series the audience will come on a journey to discover how vital science is to all our lives today covering the following key questions?

  • Tales from the Shipyard [DVD] Tales from the Shipyard | DVD | (14/02/2011) from £7.99  |  Saving you £14.54 (63.20%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Tales from the Shipyard: Britain's Shipbuilding Heritage on Film This double-disc DVD brings together over 5 hours of documentary film about Britain's shipbuilding heritage - from scenes of jubilant workers celebrating spectacular launches in the early 1900s to King George V and Queen Mary's morale-boosting trip to Northern England's shipyards in the tail end of the Great War; from the planning and building of the luxury liner S S Olympic to stunning lyrical documentaries such as Shipyard (1935) and The Sea Shall Test Her (1954). The DVD set is completed by an illustrated booklet of new essays and notes.

  • Restrepo [DVD] Restrepo | DVD | (06/12/2010) from £4.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labour deadly fire-fights and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban.

  • Being A.P. [DVD] [2015] Being A.P. | DVD | (30/11/2015) from £3.10  |  Saving you £16.89 (84.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Being A.P. is the incredible inside story of a sporting legend. As A.P. McCoy nears the end of his career, the characteristics that have driven him to dominate the most dangerous of sports remain as strong as ever. Fearless and willing to sacrifice everything to achieve his goals, this film reveals the exhaustive training routine, injuries, doubt, triumphs, failures, and AP's soul-searching to find a way to leave the stage. With unprecedented access to A.P. and those closest to him, Being AP celebrates an incredible man who became the greatest jump jockey the world has ever seen.

  • Audrey Hepburn Boxset  (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, Paris When it Sizzles, Sabrina, Funny Face) Audrey Hepburn Boxset (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, Paris When it Sizzles, Sabrina, Funny Face) | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £18.99  |  Saving you £31.00 (62.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Attention all Audrey Hepburn fans! Now you can buy this delightful box set featuring 5 of her most famous and celebrated celluloid entries. Enjoy! Breakfast at Tiffany's (Dir. Blake Edwards 1961): The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote's best-selling novella. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. George Peppard plays her nextdoor neighbour a writer who is 'sponsored' by wealthy Patricia Neal. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how that romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this classic set to Henry Mancini's Oscar-winning score and the Oscar-winning Mancini/Johnny Mercer song 'Moon River'. Roman Holiday (Dir. William Wyler 1953): Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess rebelling against her royal obligations who explores Rome on her own. She meets Gregory Peck an American newspaperman who seeking an exclusive story pretends ignorance of her true identity. But his plan falters as they rapidly fall in love... Paris When It Sizzles (Dir. Richard Quine 1964): A veteran Hollywood screenwriter goes to Paris to write the screenplay of his career--in three days. Lacking fresh ideas he turns to his gamine secretary to provide fuel for his imagination and they come up with various scenarios for his screenplay called 'The Girl Who Stole The Eiffel Tower'. William Holden and Audrey Hepburn heat up the main characters with terrific supporting help from the likes of Frank Sinatra Noel Coward Tony Curtis Fred Astaire Marlene Dietrich and the glorious city of Paris. Sabrina (Dir. Billy Wilder 1954): Humphrey Bogart William Holden and Audrey Hepburn star in a Cinderella story directed by renowned filmmaker Billy Wilder. Bogie and Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island. Bogie's all work Holden's all playboy. But when Sabrina daughter of the family's chauffeur returns from Paris all grown up and glamorous the stage is set for some family fireworks as the brothers fall under the spell of Hepburn's delightful charms. Funny Face (Dir. Stanley Donen 1957): Paris the City of Light shines even brighter when Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire team up for the only time and bring their luminous starpower to this exquisite musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin. This dazzling romp -- filmed on location in Paris -- garnered four Academy Award nominations. In the role of bookstore clerk transformed into a modeling sensation Hepburn showcases singing and dancing skills she had honed on the London stage performing How Long Has This Been Going On? a Basal Metabolism dance in a cool-cat bistro and more. Astaire as the fashion photographer who discovers her conjures up his inimitable magic for sequences that include his Let's Kiss And Make Up matador diversion a heavenly dance with Hepburn to He Loves And She Loves and again with Hepburn the title-tune enchantment I Love Your Funny Face. Now and forever so do we.

  • BEAR GRYLLS WORST CASE SCENARIO 4 DVD Gift Set BEAR GRYLLS WORST CASE SCENARIO 4 DVD Gift Set | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £8.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (64.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Becoming Zlatan [DVD] Becoming Zlatan | DVD | (15/08/2016) from £6.59  |  Saving you £13.40 (67.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    BECOMING ZLATAN follows the decisive years Zlatan IbrahimoviÄ?, told through rare archive footage from his debut with Malmö FF in 1999, through his conflict-ridden years with Ajax and up to his final breakthrough with Juventus in 2005. Speaking openly about his life and challenges, BECOMING ZLATAN is a coming-of-age film that captures the complicated journey of this young, talented and troubled player as he becomes a superstar in the international football world. Superstar Zlatan IbrahimoviÄ? is an enigma, but in this story from his breakthrough years, he gives us a glimpse at who he really is if even just for a moment.

  • Hebburn [DVD] Hebburn | DVD | (26/11/2012) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Hebburn is the home town of stand-up comedian Jason Cook, who has created this warm, true-to-life comedy based on his own experiences of growing up in the North East of England. It tells the tale of the Cook family and their son, Jason, who has left Tyneside for the bright lights and glamour of Manchester. He's secretly married a middle class Jewish girl, Clare, and realises that it is about time he introduced her to his family... Co-written by Graham Duff and starring Jim Moir (Vic Reeves).

  • Our Queen at Ninety [DVD] [2016] Our Queen at Ninety | DVD | (06/06/2016) from £5.39  |  Saving you £7.08 (54.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A ROYAL BIRTHDAY Her Majesty The Queen has met more people, visited more places and lived longer than any British Monarch. In 2015, she also became the longest-reigning British Sovereign. But Her Majesty's 90th birthday in April 2016 is a personal celebration: of a long life, still very much lived to the full, at the heart of national life and at the head of a devoted family. This wonderful, uplifting film includes affectionate contributions from those who know the Queen, including many ordinary people as well as members of her family and leading public figures. It also includes remarkable footage from around the world, spanning nine momentous decades.

  • IMAX Fighter Pilot-Operation Red Flag [Blu-ray] IMAX Fighter Pilot-Operation Red Flag | Blu Ray | (29/08/2011) from £10.89  |  Saving you £9.10 (45.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A state-of-the-art, edge-of-your-seat experience! Get in the cockpit with the world's best pilots to witness the most challenging flying of their careers!Follow a young American pilot as he makes his way through Red Flag - the world's most intense, simulated air war, training event - where U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel are taken to the limits of their endurance.Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag delivers speeds of up to 800 miles per hour with thundering, roaring, screaming sound and stunning aerobatics that will blow you away!Filmed over the Nevada desert with unprecedented access to military procedures, the film features an enormous armada of aircraft!

  • In The Shadow Of The Moon [Blu-ray] [2007] In The Shadow Of The Moon | Blu Ray | (16/06/2009) from £6.55  |  Saving you £13.44 (67.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

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