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  • The Trials Of Life [1990] The Trials Of Life | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £6.90  |  Saving you £10.51 (35.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    On the coast of Christmas Island a beach is painted crimson by the bodies of a million scarlet crabs all choosing the same moment to lay their eggs in the sea. In East Africa an elephant calf is born and the females in the herd crowd around the newcomer collaborating in looking after their young. On a Patagonian beach sea-lions lounge in supposed safety as a tall wave concealing the huge presence of a killer whale thunders towards the shore. Following the extraordinary se

  • The Moaning of Life [Blu-ray] The Moaning of Life | Blu Ray | (18/11/2013) from £5.99  |  Saving you £18.01 (72.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Now Karl's turned 40 and has officially hit middle age it's time for him to re-assess his life. He's not married he doesn't have kids he's got a job where he's known as an 'idiot' and he's known for being miserable. He's classic 'mid-life crisis' material. As Karl attempts to put his life in order he'll be dispatched around the world on a crash course to find out how other cultures deal with life's big questions. The ups and downs of Karl's experiences will be contrasted against the beautiful geography of the countries he visits captured on HD with stunning aerial photography.

  • Planet Earth - Special Edition [DVD] Planet Earth - Special Edition | DVD | (11/10/2010) from £9.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (48.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production over 2000 days in the field using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that combines rare action unimaginable scale impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Using a budget of unprecedented proportions photography and unique specially developed filming techniques Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before to experience sights and sounds you may never experience again.

  • Arctic Circle with Bruce Parry [DVD] Arctic Circle with Bruce Parry | DVD | (28/02/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Amazon presenter Bruce Parry turns his attention to the Arctic Circle. Indigenous ways of life that have remained virtually unchanged for millennia will cease within our lifetimes. Marine mammal hunters like the Inuit of Northern Greenland will have to find new ways to live in this harsh place. They are the last of their kind. But for others this rapidly changing world promises great opportunity. The Arctic is rich in oil gas and minerals. The US geological survey estimates that 25% of the world's undiscovered oil and gas could be located under the polar ice cap. However this series will not be a series about the politics or science of global warming. The focus will be human. Bruce and his BAFTA winning production team have found a method of telling important global stories with humour and warmth drawing a large young audience to often difficult issues. Same immersive format as Amazon with Parry embedding himself in a series of indigenous tribes plus camps of Westerners who make their living out of the region's natural resources.

  • Life In The Freezer [1993] Life In The Freezer | DVD | (16/09/2002) from £6.14  |  Saving you £4.45 (26.20%)  |  RRP £16.99

    At one and a half times the size of the United States it has a year round population of only 800 people. Three quarters of the world's fresh water envelops it in a layer of ice so thick it conceals mountain ranges as vast as the Alps. And with temperatures seventy degrees below zero centigrade and winds of up to 120 mph Antartica is the coldest loneliest place on Earth. But it is also a place of majestic beauty which can support astonishingly rich and varied forms of wildlife. P

  • Attenborough In Paradise: The David Attenborough Specials Attenborough In Paradise: The David Attenborough Specials | DVD | (22/08/2005) from £5.89  |  Saving you £4.57 (22.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This release is a collection of the one-off programmes that the mercurial Sir David Attenborough has recorded over his first 50 years in broadcasting. Episodes Include: 1. Attenborough In Paradise - Broadcast 08/04/1996 2. The Lost Gods Of Easter Island - Broadcast 24/04/2000 3. The Amber Time Machine - Broadcast 15/02/2004 4. Bowerbirds: The Art Of Seduction - Broadcast 17/12/2000 5. The Song Of The Earth- Broadcast 23/12/2000 6. A Blank On The Map - Broadcast 29/12/197

  • Space [2001] Space | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £6.95  |  Saving you £12.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Space is a visually impressive six-part popular science series from the BBC that follows their runaway successes Walking with Dinosaurs and The Planets into the realm of lavish computer animation. In a stroke of inspired casting Jurassic Park's Sam Neill (no stranger to acting alongside CGI effects) is our earthbound anchor, and he takes the viewer on journeys across the universe in each half-hour segment, thanks to some nifty special effects. Like Carl Sagan's pioneering Cosmos from 1980, Space delves in to the mysteries of how stars and planets were created; but unlike Sagan's visionary and optimistic view of cosmic wonders, Space is astronomy for the Age of Anxiety, revealing with terrifying clarity and in graphic detail how fortunate we are to exist at all, and how it could all end at any moment as a result of space-bound monsters like rogue comets and asteroids that might crash into our planet; or, the worst horror of the universe, wandering black holes that could tear our sun apart. Even if we survive these implacable cosmic forces bent on our destruction, viewers will not be reassured to be told that the sun is doomed anyway, and its inevitable death will swallow our planet whole (but not before burning it to a crisp first). Finally, the series finds cause for faint optimism with Star Trek-style speculations on the development of Ion-drive and solar-powered spaceships, terraforming new worlds and wormhole technology that might, just might, allow humanity to escape from a doomed Earth and seek refuge somewhere else in the galaxy. A series that sheds light on both the secrets of the universe and, implicitly, the anxious state of our new millennial society, Space is a compelling combination of popular astronomy and really, really scary cosmology. The handsomely illustrated companion book is lucidly written by astronomer John Gribbin. --Mark Walker

  • David Attenborough's Life on Land : A DVD Encyclopaedia David Attenborough's Life on Land : A DVD Encyclopaedia | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £24.99  |  Saving you £63.00 (63.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Twenty years ago David Attenborough started making a series of programmes about the different groups of living organisms that inhabit the lands of our planet - birds and mammals plants and insects amphibians and reptiles. He looked at the history of each one from its first appearance and surveyed the multitude of different forms into which it now involved. These landmark series now form David Attenborough's 15 disc Life on Land DVD Encyclopaedia and are brought to you here in the order in which these various groups arrived during the history of life. All the series in this Life on Land DVD Encyclopaedia have been indexed to provide rapid reference to each species mentioned and to behavioural categories such as mimicry camouflage or conflict. The index can be accessed on screen through the menu on each of the discs alternatively a precise reference can be found in the hard-backed book which accompanies the collection.

  • DVD Guide to The Birds of Britain & Europe DVD Guide to The Birds of Britain & Europe | DVD | (15/12/2008) from £14.21  |  Saving you £31.78 (69.10%)  |  RRP £45.99

    This set of six DVDs is a comprehensive guide to the birds of Europe. The high Quality moving footage has been specially filmed in numerous trips throughout Europe and includes birds singing flying and calling. An expert commentary describes the important features and slow motion sequences and still frames are used to highlight key points. 650 species in total. Disc One: Divers to Wildfowl. Disc Two: Raptors to Waders Disc Three: Skuas to Woodpeckers Disc Four: Larks to Thrushes Disc Five: Warblers to Crows Disc Six: Starlings to Buntings

  • The Universe - Complete Season 4 [Blu-ray] The Universe - Complete Season 4 | Blu Ray | (20/09/2010) from £4.75  |  Saving you £25.24 (84.20%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The No. 1 selling HISTORY franchise launches a new breath-taking exploration. Almost every day scientists find new planets and look further into the deepest reaches of space breaking new ground in understanding the cosmos. Using stunning HD graphics Season 4 of The Universe transports viewers to places we didn't know existed a year ago. From death stars to ringed planets star clusters to space wars The Universe uses new discoveries and more advanced CGI to help explain the mysteries of outer space.

  • DVD Guide to British Birds DVD Guide to British Birds | DVD | (15/12/2008) from £11.19  |  Saving you £34.80 (75.70%)  |  RRP £45.99

    This 3 DVD set provides comprehensive coverage of all the regular British birds - in total it features 280 species. High quality footage has been specially filmed to show the birds in their natural habitat flying singing and calling. An expert commentary describes the important features and there are slow motion sequences and still frames to emphasize key points. A detailed menu gives you instant access to any species. Disc One: Divers to Crakes Disc Two: Waders to Swift Disc Three: Swallows to Buntings

  • The Universe - Complete Season 4 [DVD] The Universe - Complete Season 4 | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £5.27  |  Saving you £18.77 (75.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Journey back to the beginning of history on a mind-blowing adventure through space and time. Using stunning HD graphics The Universe returns in season four to transport viewers past the wonders of our own solar system and out to the bizarre far-flung reaches of the cosmos. From death stars to ringed planets star clusters to space wars The Universe uses new discoveries and more advanced CGI to help explain the mysteries of outer space. From wormholes to transporters examine which elements from popular sci-fi movies could really exist and discover how the universe is awash in all sorts of strange liquids from oceans of methane to blobs of alcohol floating in space and even iron rain. Watch and marvel as experts cook up ten ways to destroy the Earth including blowing it up with anti-matter hurling it into the Sun and colliding with another galaxy.

  • Aquarium + FirePlace - Special Collectors Edition [DVD] Aquarium + FirePlace - Special Collectors Edition | DVD | (23/05/2011) from £11.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £11.99

    Filmed with a resolution that is four times higher than High Definition – with better picture quality than ever before!FirePlaceThe DVD you have been waiting for! Turn your flatscreen into one of three warm and inviting fireplaces, crystal clear and perfectly sharp to show off your system.Nothing is quite as effective as a roaring fire to evoke a sense of coziness and wellbeing. FirePlace is the second volume in the “Special Collectors Edition” of ambient DVDs shot in breathtaking 4K resolution with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.The crackle of burning wood through your surround system will gently soothe and relax you. Over 136 minutes of uninterrupted fires create a brilliant focal point for any room. Fire Place creates a naturally inviting atmosphere to transform your home into a romantic hideaway. Adirondack Lodge: 50 minutes – Pyramid built Crackling coziness. Aspen Chalet: 40 minutes – Hunter?s layout Sophisticated Firelight. Vermont Inn: 46 minutes – Fireplace style Rustic Comfort. Marine AquariumThe ideal DVD for your new flatscreen. Turn your screen into one of three unique and vibrant underwater worlds, then escape to the serenity of the aquatic environment.Marine Aquarium “Special Edition” is the first DVD that was shot in 4K resolution and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.“Play it softly” … gently ambient music fills your room as subtly as perfume. 114 minutes of underwater paradise will turn your living room into an oasis of relaxation and brilliance.A wonderful experience for all age groups! Sunrise: 32 minutes – From the darkness of the night to the first light of day. Mediterranean: 27 minutes – The mystique of the Mediterranean. Caribbean: 37 minutes – Relax in the brightly-colored world of the Caribbean.

  • Lionman - Series 1 - Complete Lionman - Series 1 - Complete | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £14.94  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Craig Busch AKA The Lion Man loves lions so much he is creating the Zion Wildlife Gardens as a paradise for his feline friends. The Zion Wildlife Gardens features fourteen Barbary Lions seven Royal White Bengal Tigers four Bengal Tigers and four extremely rare White Lions. This fascinating series based in New Zealand follows the joys and frustrations of Craig and his partner Karen as they rear and interact with the 'cats' in a very up close and personal manner. The Lion Man celebrates big cats explores their unique nature and reveals the quite awe-inspiring relationship Craig Busch has with these magnificent animals.

  • The Conquest Of Everest [1953] The Conquest Of Everest | DVD | (09/07/2007) from £9.79  |  Saving you £3.20 (24.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Nominated for the Oscar and winner of the BAFTA for Best Documentary Feature this is the inspiring story of man's first conquest of the world's highest mountain. Made in 1953 the film documents the breathtaking ascent of Everest by Hunt Hillary Tensing et al directed by a fellow expedition member .

  • More Than Honey [DVD] More Than Honey | DVD | (11/11/2013) from £5.89  |  Saving you £7.10 (54.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Einstein once said: 'If bees ever die out mankind will have only four years left to live'. In the past five years billions of honeybees simply vanished for reasons still obscure. If the bees keep dying it will have drastic effects for humans as well: more than one third of our food production depends on pollination by honeybees and their life and death are linked to ours. Life without the bee is unthinkable. But between pesticides antibiotics and monoculture the queens and their workers are losing their power. More Than Honey a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof is looking into the fascinating world of bees showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of Erste Foundation beehive Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms. More Than Honey is a film about the relationship between mankind and honeybees about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth that crises and disasters are triggering evolution. Special Features: Interview with Director Markus Imhoof Deleted Scenes Making of Featurette Original Theatrical Trailer UK Theatrical Trailer Two versions of the film (one in the original language and one featuring a narration by John Hurt) Booklet (featuring an interview with Markus Imhoof and the Friends of the Earth '20 things you need to know about bees')

  • Creepy Crawlie Pets - Chameleon Creepy Crawlie Pets - Chameleon | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £3.32  |  Saving you £2.45 (30.70%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Welcome to the world of Creepy Crawlie Pets. This range of DVDs gives you the opportunity to become the owner of some of the most exotic pets in the world - all you need is a TV for them to live in!This DVD features the incredible Chameleon. Watch as its colour changesbefore your very eyes.

  • Great White Silence (DVD + Blu-ray) [1924] Great White Silence (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (20/06/2011) from £10.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (45.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The official record of Captain Scott's legendary expedition to the South Pole fully restored by the BFI and featuring a with new musical score by Simon Fisher Turner. Released on DVD & Blu-ray for the first time ever. Scott described Herbert Ponting as 'an artist in love with his work' and after the Antarctic expedition's tragic outcome Ponting devoted the rest of his life to ensuring that the grandeur of the Antarctic and of the expedition's heroism would not be forgotten. The images that he captured have fired imaginations ever since. Now the BFI National Archive - custodian of the expedition negatives - has restored the film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced the film's sophisticated use of colour. The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life showing the world of the expedition in brilliant detail.

  • Imax - History Box Set [DVD] Imax - History Box Set | DVD | (11/11/2011) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

    IMAX: History Box Set (5 Discs)

  • Dynamo: Magician Impossible - Series 1-3 [DVD] [2013] Dynamo: Magician Impossible - Series 1-3 | DVD | (04/11/2013) from £17.06  |  Saving you £1.90 (6.30%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Series 1 Tipped as the most exciting British magician to emerge in decades and with a list of celebrity fans that reads like a 'who's who' of the Hollywood elite Dynamo: Magician Impossible is the story of an ordinary boy from Bradford living an extraordinary life. Like his dear grandfather before him Dynamo grew up practicing precision card-handling and developing powerful magical skills. The series sees the 28-year-old travelling the globe as the unassuming anti-hero who just happens to astound everyone he meets whether it's an international footballer or Hollywood actor. In episode one Dynamo performs his spectacular matrix style levitation physically moves a girl's tan line on the glamorous Miami Beach and performs magic with Manchester rock legend Ian Brown. Other highlights in this mind blowing series include; transporting a mobile phone into a glass beer bottle magically transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains and bringing a flutter of butterflies to life in Hollywood's famous Chateau Marmont. Throughout the series Dynamo: Magician Impossible will take viewers on his magical journey before stunning them with incredible headline-grabbing stunts beyond the realms of possibility. Series 2 The award-winning series Dynamo: Magician Impossible returns on Blu-Ray and DVD for a brand new and exclusive four-part series that once again pushes the boundaries of magic and illusion. Described as the most exciting and original British magician for a generation the 28-year-old from Bradford wowed the world in the first series of Magician Impossible with a jaw-dropping array of magic. Matrix-style levitations walking on water transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains... Dynamo did it all. Learning his skills from his late grandfather Dynamo takes his magic to the streets and incorporates incredible illusion and amazing sleight of hand. Whether it be wowing celebrities friends and family or members of the general public Dynamo's brand of 21st century magic is truly for everyone. And in series two he's back bigger better than ever. Series 3 The BAFTA-nominated and multi award-winning series returns with even more mind-blowing tricks and big name celebrity friends. The brand new four-part series follows Dynamo as he takes his adventures to extraordinary new locations around the world visiting New York South Africa Ibiza and the UK amazing everyone he comes into contact with. You'll see some impressive close-up magic with Samuel L. Jackson a game of pool like no other with Keith Lemon and a trick which sees Dynamo impaling himself with a javelin in front of Olympic gold-medallist Jessica Ennis to name just a few.

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