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Space Race | DVD | (28/11/2005)
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For the first time ever the BBC brought together old adversaries to work on this series which tells the story of what really happened during the space race. In an extraordinary co-production partnership the team behind the hugely-acclaimed Seven Wonders of the Industrial World have brought the Russians and Americans together to create the docu-drama series The Space Race. This is the shocking but true story behind one of the most exciting and exhilarat
Weird Nature | DVD | (12/03/2012)
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An offbeat and fascinating series that investigates the world's weirdest natural events, using first-hand accounts and footage as it unravels the science behind extraordinary phenomena. You'd think nothing nature could do would surprise us, but every year seriously bizarre things happen that seem to defy its laws, puzzling witnesses and experts alike. Exploding toads, birds dying in mid air, blood-red rain, caterpillars cocooning cars - weird events that people don't understand and frequently fear. Stylish graphics, clever use of science and an irreverent approach create this quirky and original take on the most sensationally strange stories from the natural world.
Flying Monsters | DVD | (07/11/2011)
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220 million years ago as dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap. Pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction. In flying monsters Sir David Attenborough sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane. The central question and of the greatest mysteries in palaeontology is how and why did pterosaurs fly. How did creatures the size of giraffes defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies? Attenborough starts to unravel one of science's more enduring mysteries discovering that the marvel of pterosaur flight has evolutionary echoes that resonate even today.
A Lion Called Christian | DVD | (27/04/2009)
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Documentary telling the story of John Rendall and Ace Bourke who bought a lion cub from Harrods in 1969 before hand-rearing the animal at their club on the Kings Road in Chelsea. After the pair met Virginia McKenna of Born Free in 1971 they flew to Kenya to release the lion whom they named Christian into the wild.
Eagle Island - A Year On The Isle Of Mull | DVD | (01/05/2006)
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Eagle Island: A Year On The Isle Of Mull is a beautiful wildlife film made for BBC's Natural World featuring spectacular shots of eagles in the nest an abundance of marine life and draw dropping shots of the dramatic Scottish landscape. Expert cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan returns to his homeland to rediscover its stunning wildelife and magnificent scenary. The Ilse of Mull has the highest density of eagles in the UK otters in every bay and even whales sh
Wild Down Under | DVD | (27/10/2003)
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Wild Down Under' is the BBC's key natural history series this Autumn presenting an astonishing mix of the surprising and the deadly. Narrated by Matt Day each episode is a detective story delving into Australasia's hidden secrets to explain why it is one of the world's truly great melting pots for both people and wildlife. It is home to giant birds that can't fly and possums that do; platypuses that detect food by electricity; plus many more fascinating creatures.
Wildlife Paradise - Lions | DVD | (10/10/2005)
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Ever wondered what it would be like to stare face to face with a roaring lion? Safari gives you the answer! The lion is the undisputed and majestic king of all African animals and has the perfect combination of power and stealth! This predator is armed with enough power and weaponry to kill other carnivores easily. They are living in prides at the top of the food chain. However hunting skills alone aren't enough to survive and lions depend on their pride for survival in the harsh and unforgiving African environment.
Wonders Of The Solar System | DVD | (12/04/2010)
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Prepare to immerse yourself in an alien world as if you were standing there yourself. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms twice the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that could rip a planet apart - this series reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. Using the very latest breathtaking images sent directly from space groundbreaking CGI transforms the static into the dramatic. Travelling from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune the series has at its heart the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes rovers and telescopes currently in space and offers a vivid and unprecedented tour of the world beyond our planet.
The Story Of Science | Blu Ray | (07/06/2010)
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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?
Great White Silence (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (20/06/2011)
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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.
Madagascar | Blu Ray | (07/03/2011)
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This series explores the extraordinary wildlife and dramatic landscapes of one of the world's largest and strangest island. Lying just off the coast of Africa Madagascar is a land of misty mountains tropical rainforests and weird spiny desert scrub. Here the wildlife has evolved in splendid isolation to become bizarre and totally unique. The great mystery of Madagascar is why it has such a unique and varied flora and fauna - a diversity of life that makes even the famed Galapagos Islands pale by comparison. What is it that makes Madagascar so different from the rest of the world? This series finds clues from Madagascar's extraordinary animals plants and landscape to discover how the island's remarkable past has produced its intriguing present like the Tsingy - a series of jagged limestone peaks that have cut off animals in isolated gorges allowing them to evolve into their own unique species. On the east side of the island rugged mountains rise dramatically from the palm fringed Indian Ocean. Travelling from the highest mountains where trees are few and it's cold enough for frost through the lush cloaking rainforests down to the tropical coast discovering the ring-tailed lemurs the jewelled geckos and the giant predatory wasps. So what is it that has made this narrow eastern strip in particular so rich in life? South of Madagascar is home to its most extraordinary landscapes - from forests of 'upside down' trees to alien 'spiny deserts'. In stark contrast to the east this is a place that's bone-dry for most of the year yet it's extraordinarily rich in wildlife. Here only the toughest and most opportunistic survive and some of the strategies to survive here are ingenious. This Blu-ray follows the long dry season of this landscape to see how life copes as it waits for the brief rains.
Discovery Channel: Nasa's Grea | Blu Ray | (14/03/2009)
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Since the dawn of mankind we have stared up at the lights in the sky and wondered... Now join the heroic men and women of NASA who have dared the impossible on some of the greatest adventures ever undertaken the quest to reach out beyond Earth and into the great unknown of space! Discovery Channel has collaborated with NASA to reveal the epic struggles tragedies and triumphs in a bold chapter of human history.
The Conquest Of Everest | DVD | (09/07/2007)
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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 .
The Universe - Series 1 - Complete | DVD | (26/05/2008)
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Disc 1. Secrets of the Sun 44 minutes Take a guided tour to the surface of Earth's life giving star through computer generated graphics that re-create the solar flares and storms that rage on its turbulent surface. Witness the sun's birth at the dawn of our solar system and its death billions of years in the future. Disc 2. The Inner Planets - Mercury & Venus 44 minutes Circling around the sun in speedy orbits mercury and venus are rocky dense and intensely hot. The inner planets tells the story of their formation during the birth of the solar system and takes viewers on a thrilling ride to the strange landscapes of earth's forbidding neighbours. Disc 3. The Earth & The Moon 86 minutes Learn how the place we call home formed in one of the most volatile regions of the milky way and explore how cosmic events combined to create the rich variety of life that exsist today. Incorporating the latest scientific research the moon tells the amazing story of how the earth's closest natural satellite formed and how it continues to exert its influence on our planet. Disc 4. Mars - The Red Planet 44 minutes Mars may be the future of humanity. Using data collected from probes and robotic rovers this programme takes viewers to the planet's surface to show aht life would be like for a human settlement and speculates what kind of life forms could evolve in its unique atmosphere. Disc 5. Jupiter - The Giant Planet 44 minutes Two and a half times the size of all the other planets in the solar system combined Jupiter is a colossal riddle whose remote distance and immense storms have made it difficult to study. This programme looks to answer some key questions how was it formed what's fuelling its weather systems and will landing on its moon prove to be our first contaact with extra terrestrial life. Disc 6. Saturn - Lord of the Rings 1 hour 28 minutes Famous for its striking ring formations Saturn is without doubt the most beautiful planet in our solar system. Explore the unusual system of moons and rings that surround this stunning celestial body and cotemplate the prospect taht there is primitive life supported on two of its moons Titan and Enceladus. Disc 7. The Outer Planets - Alien Galaxies & Life & Death of a Star 1 hour 28 minutes The gargantuan planets Jupiter Saturn Uranus and Neptune circle the edge of the solar system. The outer planets shows how these gas giants formed and journeys to these mysterious orbiting bodies and small planets that lie beyond them far from the sun. Disc 8. The End of the Earth & The Most Dangerous Places 1 hour 28 minutes Scars on the planet's surface chillingly illustrate the threat posed by meteorites comets and asteriods that routinely collide with Earth. Explore the harrowing results that such an impact could have and discover what scientists are developing to protect the planet. Gazing up from Earth the universe looks lik
Winged Migration | DVD | (22/03/2004)
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This awe-inspiring critically acclaimed documentary of migrating birds through 40 countries and every continent was captured using planes gliders helicopters and balloons allowing the filmmakers a spectacularly intimate look at their subjects.
David Attenborough's Life on Land : A DVD Encyclopaedia | DVD | (03/11/2008)
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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.
Wonders Of The Solar System | Blu Ray | (12/04/2010)
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Prepare to immerse yourself in an alien world as if you were standing there yourself. Professor Brian Cox takes another giant leap for humankind as images of distant alien worlds are brought into breathtaking focus. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms three times the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that would put Mount Everest in the shade - this amazing DVD reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. It's an epic journey of discovery where bizarre worlds become real places we can see feel and visit. Travelling from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune Wonders of the Solar System has at its heart the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes rovers and telescopes currently in space. Using the very latest images sent direct from space and spectacular CGI the series presents a spellbinding voyage around the natural wonders of the solar system capturing explosive phenomena in minute detail. Alongside these startlingly authentic images some of the most spectacular extreme locations on Earth help to reveal wonders never thought possible. Wonders of The World explores how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons revealing more about the planets their moons and how they came to be the way they are. The series also looks at the big picture - how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space; how our home planet doesn't sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the Solar System; and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth.
Ocean Wonderland - (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (13/12/2010)
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Originally presented in IMAX 3D theatres. Hold your breath and plunge into this unique larger than life diving experience. Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Wonderland 3D takes you on a stunning visual and sensorial diving adventure beneath the waves to the pulsating heart of the oceans: the coral reefs. Join your friendly host Aris the turtle and enter this magical and beautiful yet endangered and fragile world from Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Bahamas. Discover the vast bio-diversity thriving there and the crucial role played by coral reefs within the marine ecosystem by providing a habitat and food for a wide variety of fish species and maintaining the well-being of our planet.
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
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