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  • The American Civil War The American Civil War | DVD | (07/10/2002) from £99.95  |  Saving you £-49.96 (-99.90%)  |  RRP £49.99

    The most successful public-television miniseries in American history, the 11-hour American Civil War defined what has since become known as the "Ken Burns approach"--voice-over narrators reading letters and documents dramatically and stating the writer's name at their conclusion, fresh live footage of places juxtaposed with still images (photographs, paintings, maps, prints), anecdotal interviews, and romantic musical scores taken from the era he depicts. The American Civil War uses all of these devices to evoke atmosphere and resurrect an event that many knew only from stale history books. While Burns is a historian, a researcher, and a documentarian, he's above all a gifted storyteller, and it's his narrative powers that give this chronicle its beauty, overwhelming emotion, and devastating horror. Using the words of old letters, eloquently read by a variety of celebrities, the stories of historians like Shelby Foote and rare, stained photos, Burns allows us not only to learn and understand history, but also to feel and experience it. --Dave McCoy

  • The World At War The World At War | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £49.99  |  Saving you £45.53 (45.50%)  |  RRP £99.99

    When this epic series was first broadcast in 1973 it redefined the gold standard for television documentary; it remains the benchmark by which all factual programming must judge itself. Originally shown as 26 one-hour programmes, The World at War set out to tell the story of the Second World War through the testimony of key participants. The result is a unique and unrepeatable event, since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long left to live. Each hour-long programme is carefully structured to focus on a key theme or campaign, from the rise of Nazi Germany to Hitler's downfall and the onset of the Cold War. There are no academic "talking heads" here to spell out an official version of history; the narration, delivered with wonderful gravitas by Sir Laurence Olivier, is kept to a minimum. The show's great coup was to allow the participants to speak for themselves. Painstaking research in the archives of the Imperial War Museum also unearthed a vast quantity of newsreel footage, including on occasion the cameraman's original raw rushes which present an unvarnished and never-before-seen picture of important events. Carl Davis' portentous main title theme and score underlines the grand scale of the enterprise. The original 26 episodes were supplemented three years later by six special programmes (narrated by Eric Porter), bringing the total running-time to a truly epic 32 hours. --Mark Walker

  • The Great War - BBC Series 6 Disc Boxset [DVD] The Great War - BBC Series 6 Disc Boxset | DVD | (02/11/2009) from £61.35  |  Saving you £18.64 (23.30%)  |  RRP £79.99

    In the early 1960s the BBC embarked on one of their most important and ambitious series ever. It was to be the definitive history of the First World War complete in twenty-six 40-minute episodes. An inspired account of the world-shattering events of 1914-1918 The Great War is narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave and employs the voice skills of many other leading actors of the day including Sir Ralph Richardson and Marius Goring. The series includes authentic archive footage and stunning photographic images gathered from 37 separate sources around the world. It also features interviews with many veterans of the war (by this time most were still only in their 60s) as well as almost 150 separate extracts from diaries letters and reports from the war. This important series is here available complete and unabridged. The Great War is here presented in a 7 disc set with the complete series on 6 discs and a full disc of extra features. This edition also includes a luxury 64-page booklet with full background notes reviews chapter points and associated articles.

  • British Transport Films Collection British Transport Films Collection | DVD | (01/12/2008) from £77.19  |  Saving you £22.80 (22.80%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948 the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit which became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. This 18-disc box set features all 9 volumes of the BFI's celebrated British Transport Films Collection and illustrates the wide range of subjects the BTF covered. Included here are travel classics such as Terminus Blue Pullman and John Betjemen Goes By Train. Each film has been remastered from the finest quality materials available.

  • The World At War - Special Collectors Edition [1973] The World At War - Special Collectors Edition | DVD | (05/03/2001) from £69.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (10.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    When this epic series was first broadcast in 1973 it redefined the gold standard for television documentary; it remains the benchmark by which all factual programming must judge itself. Originally shown as 26 one-hour programmes, The World at War set out to tell the story of the Second World War through the testimony of key participants. The result is a unique and unrepeatable event, since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long left to live. Each hour-long programme is carefully structured to focus on a key theme or campaign, from the rise of Nazi Germany to Hitler's downfall and the onset of the Cold War. There are no academic "talking heads" here to spell out an official version of history; the narration, delivered with wonderful gravitas by Sir Laurence Olivier, is kept to a minimum. The show's great coup was to allow the participants to speak for themselves. Painstaking research in the archives of the Imperial War Museum also unearthed a vast quantity of newsreel footage, including on occasion the cameraman's original raw rushes which present an unvarnished and never-before-seen picture of important events. Carl Davis' portentous main title theme and score underlines the grand scale of the enterprise. The original 26 episodes were supplemented three years later by six special programmes (narrated by Eric Porter), bringing the total running-time to a truly epic 32 hours.Now digitally remastered The World at War looks even more of an impressive achievement on DVD. Each disc set comes with a detailed menu that places the individual programmes along a chronological timeline. Better yet, chapter access is laid out to allow you to select key speeches or maps or newsreel footage. The World at War was a landmark television event; its DVD incarnation underlines its importance as an historical document. --Mark Walker

  • Marley (Blu-ray + Soundtrack CD + Bonus Material) Marley (Blu-ray + Soundtrack CD + Bonus Material) | Blu Ray | (20/08/2012) from £119.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Marley is the definitive film about one of the most loved international icons of the 20th Century, Bob Marley. His music and message of love and redemption are known throughout the world and his story has finally been brought to life in this definitive work. Acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Life in a Day) joined forces with the Marley family to direct the ultimate authorised documentary film on the life, legacy and global impact of one of the most influential musicians in history. Marley marks the first time ever that Bob's family has authorised the use of their own private Bob Marley archives.Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and his role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. His music and message transcend culture, language and creed and resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive. Only a handful of musicians have ever achieved such an impact and Bob Marley, though his life was far too short, stands strongly among them.I think what's great about the film is though there have been a lot of things done on Bob, I think this one will give people a more emotional connection to Bob's life as a man - not just a reggae legend or a mythical figure, but his life as a man. - Ziggy Marley

  • 100 Years of War [DVD] 100 Years of War | DVD | (10/09/2012) from £66.10  |  Saving you £31.89 (32.50%)  |  RRP £97.99

    These are the conflicts that have changed societies, re-drawn maps and claimed millions of lives.As with any period in recorded history, the past century has seen conflict rage across the globe. Yet as the pace of technological advance has accelerated, so too have the wars we have fought grown larger and more destructive. From tanks and aircraft to guns and nuclear bombs, the past 100 years have seen the race for new and improved weapons of war play a major role in shaping our world.Now, take a close look at the people, battles, technology and strategies that have won and lost the greatest conflicts of the last century; World War I, The Great War, where a new breed of soldier took to the skies in planes and airships and fought a few type of war, while millions fought and died in the trenches, where poison gas and armoured tanks brought new horrors to the battlefield; World War II, the deadliest conflict in human history, in which the fight was carried to every corner of the globe, by land, sea and air; The Korean War, which saw a violent clash of political ideologies play out on the Korean peninsula, with casualties in the millions and effects that are still felt today; The Vietnam War, a conflict that scarred a generation and brought the realities of war into the homes of civilians as never before; The Cold War, a period of prolonged tension and mistrust, fuelled by contrasting philosophies and shaped by the fear of mutually assured destruction; and on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that have dominated our headlines for over a decade and continue to do so.

  • The Keith Floyd Cookery Collection The Keith Floyd Cookery Collection | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £59.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £59.99

    This easy-to-follow Bass DVD tutor will take you step by step from first day exercises to playing along with a professional backing track!<p><p>Clear pictures and demonstrations along with jargon free commentary to guide you through...<p><ul><li>Looking after your Bass and tuning it<li>Plucking the strings correctly, using fingers or pick<li>Reading basic music notation and Guitar tab<li>Scales and arpeggios<li>Playing your first complete Bass lines along with a band<li>Practical advice and t...

  • The Complete Bible Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) The Complete Bible Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) | DVD | (15/11/2010) from £59.91  |  Saving you £55.20 (36.60%)  |  RRP £150.99

    The greatest story ever told comes to DVD! The largest television production ever undertaken sold in more than 140 countries worldwide The Bible Series has received 11 Emmy and 3 Cable Ace nominations and an Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries. Over fifteen years in development and a further ten in the making the series' aim is to bring the stories of the Old Testament to life for contemporary audiences using big screen film methods and the best actors and directors available. Its cast of world-renowned stars include Sir Ben Kingsley Dennis Hopper Gary Oldman Oliver Reed Richard Harris Sean Bean Christopher Lee Jonathan Pryce and Elizabeth Hurley. The films' directors include Academy and Emmy award-winners Joseph Sargent Roger Young Nicolas Roeg and Robert Markowitz with title music composed arranged and conducted by the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. This exclusive set boasts over 35 hours of lavish productions that you will treasure forever.

  • The Great War The Great War | DVD | (25/03/2002) from £189.95  |  Saving you £-89.96 (-90.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    In the early 1960s the BBC embarked on one of their most important and ambitious series ever. It was to be the definitive history of the First World War complete in twenty-six 40-minute episodes. An inspired account of the world-shattering events of 1914-1918 The Great War is narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave and employs the voice skills of many other leading actors of the day including Sir Ralph Richardson and Marius Goring. The series includes authentic archive footage and stunning photographic images gathered from 37 separate sources around the world. It also features interviews with many veterans of the war (by this time most were still only in their 60s) as well as almost 150 separate extracts from diaries letters and reports from the war. This important series is here available complete and unabridged. The Great War is here presented in a 7 disc set with the complete series on 6 discs and a full disc of extra features. This edition also includes a luxury 64-page booklet with full background notes reviews chapter points and associated articles.

  • The West The West | DVD | (01/12/2009) from £149.95  |  Saving you £-89.96 (-150.00%)  |  RRP £59.99

    Ken Burns' follow-up to his brilliant 'American Civil War' is 'The West' spanning the history of the American West from 1500 to 1914 intricately weaving together evocative and never before seen still photographs and newsreels from 74 different archives journals songs and music diaries and artefacts that together tell one of the most fascinating and epic stories in human history. The Spanish Conquistadors and missionaries. The great Indian nations. The pioneers and settlers. The

  • The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau - Deluxe Edition [22DVD] The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau - Deluxe Edition | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £55.46  |  Saving you £42.53 (43.40%)  |  RRP £97.99

    Three feature films and the complete 36-part TV series.Almost 15 years after his death, the name Jacques Cousteau is still synonymous with marine exploration thanks to his celebrated, memorable and groundbreaking work as an underwater filmmaker. Cousteau was instrumental in developing the technology involved in both breathing and filming beneath the waves, and dedicated the majority of his life to capturing the magical beauty of the huge variety of life to be found there. Now, in this incredible collection, experience Cousteau's greatest achievement as a filmmaker: the fondly remembered 36-part TV series The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau, which reached millions of viewers across the world and cemented his reputation as 'the custodian of the sea'. With distinctive narration from 'The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling, alongside Cousteau himself, this classic of 1960s-1970s TV has been digitally enhanced for DVD.Also included in this deluxe edition are Cousteau's Oscar-winning debut feature film The Silent World (1956), his second Oscarwinning feature World Without Sun (1964) and his third cinematic outing Voyage To The Edge Of The World (1976), making this a collection to savour for all lovers of the natural world.

  • John Pilger Vol. 1-3 John Pilger Vol. 1-3 | DVD | (27/10/2008) from £38.75  |  Saving you £34.00 (34.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Recipient of multiple awards including the UN Media Peace Prize John Pilger is a world-renowned journalist author and respected factual film-maker who began his career in his native Australia before moving to London. Drawing extensively on eye-witness testimony Pilger has been a foreign correspondent and a front-line war reporter since 1967 and in the UK he is a regular contributor to a wide range of international broadcast and print media including the New Statesman ITV The Guardian and American and European newspapers.

  • Never The Twain Complete Series Box Set [DVD] Never The Twain Complete Series Box Set | DVD | (01/04/2013) from £62.08  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • Out Of Town With Jack Hargreaves [DVD] Out Of Town With Jack Hargreaves | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £69.99  |  Saving you £30.00 (30.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Take a stroll down memory lane with this series of Out of Town programmes presented by Jack Hargreaves. Let Jack be your guide to a bygone era as he looks at the skills and lifestyles of the British countryside of 30 years ago. In his own unique easy going style, Jack introduces country crafts and pursuits, animal husbandry, fly and coarse fishing, gypsy fairs, hobbies, nature and a way of life with a depth of knowledge rarely equalled. Fishermen and farriers, horsemen and horticulturalists...

  • Out Of Town - The Lost Episodes with Jack Hargreaves [DVD] Out Of Town - The Lost Episodes with Jack Hargreaves | DVD | (29/10/2012) from £109.05  |  Saving you £90.94 (45.50%)  |  RRP £199.99

    Jack Hargreaves loved a good story, and the story of how the lost episodes of Out of Town came back to light is one that would have fascinated him. The story began on 31st December 1981. The Southern ITV franchise was at an end, and Jack packed up and left Southampton TV Centre for the last time. He had been working there non-stop since 1959, and would not return to the building for a number of years. For over 20 years Out Of Town was a television programme that provided a window on country ...

  • Ice Road Truckers The Oversized Load - 26 DVD + Book Ice Road Truckers The Oversized Load - 26 DVD + Book | DVD | (12/11/2012) from £55.90  |  Saving you £42.09 (43.00%)  |  RRP £97.99

    Revisit old faces and discover some new friends as History's smash hit series Ice Road Truckers returns with a box set including the latest season of the highly rated show. Catch-up with the drivers on the most hair-raising roads on the planet. This blockbusting set contains every episode from Seasons 1 to 4 of Ice Road Truckers, as well as all the action from Season 5. Also included in this collector's edition are Seasons 1 and 2 of the hit spin-off series IRT: Deadliest Roads in which our favourite truckers from the frozen north are transported to some of the most dangerous haulage routes known to man: the Himalayan Highways of India, the steep roads of Bolivia and up into the Peruvian Andes mountain range.

  • Finest Hour Finest Hour | DVD | (09/10/2006) from £17.99  |  Saving you £-44.96 (-224.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Complete and unabridged - the BBC's highly acclaimed series looking at the events of 1940 as recounted by those who were there - British soldiers sailors airmen and civilians. If you have ever wondered what it was like to stand on the beaches on Dunkirk waiting for rescue to fly a Spitfire in the Battle of Britain or to live through the London Blitz this DVD will provide you with all the answers.

  • Mad Men - Season 1-3 [Blu-ray] Mad Men - Season 1-3 | Blu Ray | (26/04/2010) from £57.99  |  Saving you £22.00 (27.50%)  |  RRP £79.99

    Mad Men is a compelling insight into the harsh reality of life in the 60s perfectly portrayed through the dealings of a prestigious ad agency in New York's Madison Avenue. This was the era of astonishing sexism homophobia and the last golden years of the guilt free cigarette as mass consumerism took hold and helped form the American dream. Includes all three seasons of the modern television classic.

  • The Michael Palin Collection The Michael Palin Collection | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £42.99  |  Saving you £-10.00 (-14.30%)  |  RRP £69.99

    The complete collection containing all the documentaries that Michael Palin has made under the BBC. The following documentaries feature on the collection. Around the World in 80 Days: Michael Palin takes up the famous challenge. Air travel is forbidden and wherever possible he uses the same routes and transport as Jules Verne's fictional hero meeting many interesting characters en route. As he races across continents and against the clock Michael's charm and ingenuity delights the armchair traveller. Pole to Pole: Michael Palin's second televised challenge is to travel from the North to the South Pole by land and sea. The crossing is varied and frequently gruelling passing through Russia just days before the abortive Gorbachev coup then on through Turkey Egypt Sudan and South Africa hopefully arriving in time to catch the only ship from Africa to Antarctica! Full Circle: In Full Circle Michael Palin sets off from Diomede in the Bering Strait and hopes to return there one year later via Russia Japan Korea China Vietnam the Philippines Borneo Indonesia Australia New Zealand and the whole length of the Americas. But right from the start things don't go to plan... Sahara: Michael Palin's lust for travel is as strong as it was when he went around the world in 80 days from Pole to Pole and then Full Circle. His latest objective is one of the great challenges in world travel: crossing the Sahara Desert... Himalaya: In his most challenging journey yet Michael Palin tackles the Himalayas: the greatest mountain range on earth a virtually unbroken wall of rock stretching 1800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to south-west China. Hemmingway Adventure: Palin journeys to Valencia in Spain following in the footsteps of his favourite author Ernest Hemmingway. Great Railway Journey: Derry or Londonderry depending on religion or which part of Ireland you're from is the starting point of Michael Palin's Great Irish Railway Journey. A journey which will take him from this ancient walled city to the most Western tip of Ireland. But it is far more than a sightseeing tour for veteran traveller Michael Palin. It is a quest for family roots an attempt to trace his great grandmother - Brita Gallagher - who set sail from Ireland 150 years ago during the potato famine bound for a new life in Burlington New Jersey USA. It is a trip along the Palin family line.

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