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WILDLIFE SAFARI VOLUME 4 | DVD | (20/10/2008)
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Africa has some of the most diverse and colourful wildlife in the world ranging from the smallest creatures to the giants of the animal kingdom. Animals in every size and shape inhabit this expansive and mysterious land. The hidden world of the African desert offers a wonderful variety of life's subtle beauty which is often over looked. See mile upon mile of rolling orange-hue sand dunes solitary trees and scattered grasses or imagine being completely surrounded by the sight sound and sense of the jungle so green and lush that the foliage blocks out the view of the sky. The following titles are on this Disc: The African Bush Bushfire in the Kalahari Tree Bivouac In The Fever Tree Forest The Impalas.
Natural World - Badgers - Secrets Of The Set | DVD | (18/08/2008)
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Badgers are loved by some and hated by others. Yet few people have ever seen one alive. So how does the badger maintain its secret life? This film follows a badger family throughout the year from the birth of their tiny cubs deep underground to their spring emergence discovery of summer scenery and encounters with people and wild neighbours. Set against the idyll of country life on a working farm this film uncovers the dark and light side of the badger as never seen before. What is revealed is a surprising entertaining and moving account of the country's most respected and endlessly watchable wild inhabitant
Home | Blu Ray | (07/06/2010)
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Yann Arthus-Bertrand famous for The Earth From Above a photographic portrait of aerial shots of our planet takes us on a sensational journey above 50 countries as seen from the sky and provides us with an unusual portrait of our Home. Planet Earth is critically ill but another future is possible if we all decide to write it together. In 200 000 years humans have disrupted the fragile balance on which Earth was living for 4 billion years. Global warming shortage of resources endangered species: humans are jeopardising their own living conditions. By the end of the century the relentless consumption will have exhausted almost all of our planet's natural resources. But it is too late to be pessimistic: we have barely 10 years left to reverse the trend. We need to become aware of our abusive exploitation of Earth's gifts and change our way of life. By giving us these previously unreleased images of over 50 countries as seen from the sky and by sharing his wonder but also his worry Yann Arthus-Bertrand contributes to the rebuilding we all need to start doing together.
Dynamo: Magician Impossible - Series 1-3 | DVD | (04/11/2013)
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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.
Great Barrier Reef | Blu Ray | (30/01/2012)
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Monty Halls presents this three-part BBC documentary series about Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Using special filming equipment, including macro and time-lapse photography, the programmes explore the coral reef's intricate structure and the sealife that inhabits it, such as parrotfish and nautilus. Also discussed is the effect of weather and climate change on the reef and its wildlife. Episodes comprise: 'Nature's Miracle', 'Reef to Rainforest' and 'Reef and Beyond'.
A Comprehensive Guide To British Birds | DVD | (14/06/2004)
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This informative guide to birds of the British Isles includes all the familiar birds that we see everyday to the rarest that are seldom seen. This programme is an ideal guide for youngsters learning to identify birds experienced birdwatchers or anyone with a bird table who enjoys watching their antics from the comfort of an armchair. Special menus highlight various facts about each of the 72 birds featured from diet and wingspan to population numbers and breeding locations.
Dan Cruickshanks - Adventures in Architecture | DVD | (19/07/2010)
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What do the buildings we construct say about us as people? Dan Cruickshank travels across the world celebrating different types of architecture and showing how our buildings reveal our aspirations our ingenuity and our beliefs. In each programme buildings from all over the world are dramatically juxtaposed revealing unexpected connections between very different types of architecture. From the Kizhi Cathedral in remote northwest Russia to the convent of St Catherine in Sinai Egypt and themes that range from beauty to power paradise and pleasure this series is a monumental journey that takes in some monumental structures gradually building an architectural knowledge so that through the series a story of world architecture is told.
Secrets Of Nature | DVD | (19/07/2010)
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Launched in 1922 the films in the Secrets of Nature series explore animal plant and insect life. The series pioneered groundbreaking techniques of slow-motion time-lapse and microscopic photography made by enterprising men and women at the forefront of science and nature filmmaking including Percy Smith Oliver Pike and Mary Field. Wondrous worlds and natural processes are made visible for the first time - sweet peas unfurl in the sunlight white owls swoop on their prey sea life lurks on the ocean floor and butterflies patiently spin their cocoons. This collection of 19 films is full of rare and special sights films which paved the way for the natural history programmes that we know and love today. They are testament to the patience and dedication of the scientists and naturalists committed to revealing the mysteries of the natural world.
David Attenborough's Life Of Birds | DVD | (04/12/2000)
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Like the albatross glimpsed in the beginning of this 10-part series The Life of Birds quickly takes flight. Sir David Attenborough hosts this unprecedented and extraordinary global look at the magnificent and often curious winged species with which we share our planet. Like the best wildlife shows, The Life of Birds offers a fresh and accessible view of creatures we may take for granted (didn't Alfred Hitchcock warn us about that?). The focus of this series is not on the different bird species, but on bird behaviour. Remarkable and awe-inspiring footage preserves the wide range of tools and techniques with which birds fly, hunt for food, attract a mate, hatch their chicks and defend themselves against predators. Attenborough pops up in the most remote, most exotic locales, with occasional comic effect: at one point, night-vision cameras capture the rare sight of the nocturnal kiwi as it forages for food on a New Zealand beach; the camera pans to reveal scant paces away our guide shining a flashlight on the nonplussed bird. --Donald Liebenson
Blackfish | Blu Ray | (11/11/2013)
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A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits. Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature's extraordinary nature the species' cruel treatment in captivity the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals. Special Features: Trailer Sheff Doc/Fest Q&amp;A Exclusive commentary Extra Clips Added Subtitles
Attenborough In Paradise: The David Attenborough Specials | DVD | (22/08/2005)
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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
Trawlermen Series 4 - 2 DVD Set - As seen on BBC1 | DVD | (23/09/2013)
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This BAFTA award winning TV series from the BBC returns for its fourth series and continues to follow the often dangerous lives of trawler fishermen off the coast of Scotland. Each episode focuses on this often hazardous occupation and through very human stories we witness how the fisherman crews survive battling the elements on their quest to bring home the perfect catch. In the first episode the young crew of the prawn trawler New Dawn recover from the devastating loss of one of their shipmates at sea. On the pair-trawler Sunrise there is a Shakespearean struggle between rival brothers as to who will inherit the wheelhouse from their father. Featuring events rarely captured on camera - dramatic helicopter rescues a massive freak wave and ropes caught in propellers. In the second episode the stories centre on the two greatest young skippers of their generation. On the Fruitful Bough and the Rosebloom cameras follow brothers working for and in competition with each other. There are huge hauls of prawns terrifying breakdowns and one trawler has its net completely ripped away by a massive swell. In episode three a team goes extreme crabbing off the Outer Hebrides in the worst weather seen in the programme's four-year history.
Planet Earth - Special Edition | DVD | (11/10/2010)
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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.
Coast - Series Six | DVD | (18/07/2011)
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Coast and Beyond takes the shoreline as its starting point moving inland and outwards to the sea and other continents as it explores and tells the story of life on the outer reaches of this island country we live on. The tales come thick and fast - of geography commerce and the deeply human. Coast's intrepid and inquisitive team of presenters led by Nicholas Crane clamber over cliff tops ride the rough seas and explore the history and evolution of life as it is lived along the Coast and Beyond. Featuring: London to Antwerp Devon and Cornwall The Netherlands The Western Isles and Shetland Wales Border to Border Sweden
Milius | DVD | (18/11/2013)
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This is the life story of one of the most influential and controversial film directors in the history of Hollywood John Milius. From his childhood aspirations to join the military to his formative years at the USC Film School his legendary work on films such as &lsquo;Apocalypse Now&rsquo; &lsquo;Jaws&rsquo; &lsquo;Conan The Barbarian&rsquo; &lsquo;Dirty Harry&rsquo; and &lsquo;Red Dawn&rsquo; to his ultimate dismissal from Hollywood due to his radical beliefs and controversial behaviour.
Monty Don's Dream Farm | DVD | (29/03/2010)
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In this brand new series Monty Don meets people who have left the rat race to live the real good life. Teaching former ad executives engineers journalists and management consultants how to rear cows keep bees and even look after ostriches and alpacas Monty follows the would-be farmers over three farming seasons.
Wildlife - Secret Animals Of North America | DVD | (05/06/2006)
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Take a tour of the globe and enjoy the world's wildlife in its natural habitat with this stunning series that will delight viewers of all ages. Deserts prairies tropical swamps mountain ranges frozen Arctic tundra: marvel at the riches of North American wildlife amid an astonishing range of habitats.
The Planets | DVD | (24/01/2000)
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While watching The Planets, be prepared to fight your way past all kinds of computer animation which makes Walking with Dinosaurs seem like the last word in realism. It seems that no solar or planetary event which ever happened (or which may or may not have happened) is worthy of mention here without recourse to lovingly detailed shots of implausible-looking collisions and explosions. These come complete with sound effects, despite the fact that there is no sound in the vacuum of space, and are enhanced by a range of colours, some of which are visible only to bees. Somehow Patrick Moore's The Sky at Night manages to convey just as much excitement with little more than a couple of diagrams and the presenter's hyperactive enthusiasm. Fortunately, this two-DVD set is redeemed by both its subject matter and its sheer scope, offering all eight 50-minute episodes of the 1999 documentary series covering the history of the solar system and humanity's age-old desire to learn its secrets. Detailed indexing and scene access makes this a convenient reference source too, so amateur astronomers everywhere can finally bin those off-air VHS copies. --Roger Thomas
More Than Honey | DVD | (11/11/2013)
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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')
The Universe - 7 Wonders of the Solar System in 3D | Blu Ray | (21/03/2011)
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Mankind's fascination with the stars has always relied on and fuelled our passion for technology. From the earliest telescopes observatories and astronomical charts to satellites space stations and the Hubble telescope we have strived to develop the tools to explore the furthest reaches of the night sky. And now with the development of 3D technology viewers are invited to take one giant leap into the world of wonder that lies beyond Planet Earth. Visit the rings of Saturn dive into the Great Red Spot of Jupiter explore the surface of the Sun and fly through the Asteroid Belt as you take a tour you'll never forget through the seven wonders of the solar system.