Ross Kemp travels to some of the most dangerous, lawless and violent regions on earth, to show how international organized crime, terrorists and local criminal networks has created alliances that are destroying the lives of millions of people. In each episode Ross Kemp will hunt down, meet and challenge criminals who spread death and mayhem around our world through drug dealing, human trafficking, terroism and murder.
Joe Ahearne writes and directs this three-part TV adaptation of James Herbert's ghostly novel. A year after their young son Cabe goes missing without trace, Eve (Suranne Jones) and Gabe (Tom Ellis) Caleigh decide a change of scene would help, and set out with their daughters for what they hope will be the rustic delights of Crickley Hall. Shortly after arriving in the Devonshire village of Devil's Cleave, however, the family start to experience strange paranormal events, which somehow seem to...
Feted by bikers respected by punks Motorhead exemplified rock's outlaw chic. On Ace Of Spades their speed-metal attack exploded with unparalleled fury. Indeed the title-track is one of the greatest rock songs ever made! Tracklist: 1. Ace of Spades 2. Love Me Like a Reptile 3. Shoot You in the Back 4. Live To Win 5. Fast and Loose 6. (We Are) The Road Crew 7. Fire Fire 8. Jailbait 9. Dance 10. Bite The Bullet 11. Chase Is Better Than The Catch 12. Hammer 13. Killed By Dea
French filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were filming a documentary about a 'typical' New York firefighter on the fateful day September 11th 2001 when two planes hit the World Trade Centre. The brothers were able to film the courageous actions of the firefighters as they went about their business in the lobby of Tower One.
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Following his sumptuous series on Venice Francesco da Mosto celebrates the art and beauty of Italy - its cathedrals churches palaces opera houses paintings sculpture and music. It is a story of the Italy we all know and love enhanced by a look at the secret side of the country that only an insider can show us. Da Mosta reveals the full glories of Renaissance Italy and the country's astonishing cultural diversity which was only recently unified under one flag. Born into a distinguished family with a Venetian father and a Sicilian mother what better guide could there be than one who knows and loves this magnificent country?
Art Of Spain
Inspired by the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 2009, 'Behind the Wall' tells the stories of ordinary people living on both sides of the Wall and what life was like for them before, during and after the Wall fell. All politics being local, who else but the people who experienced it could tell us what it was really like living there? Behind the Wall will explode some myths and give a special, intimate, personal view of life in Berlin during those crucial historic years. Includes bonus disc with 46 minutes of extra footage.
Stephen Fry's The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive
1994 and time travel has become a reality! The USA sets up the Time Enforcement Commission: a police force tasked to prevent criminals from tampering with the past headed by the ambitious Senator Silver. At the same time Washington policeman Max Walker is attacked by a group of hit men from the future. He survives but his wife is killed. Ten years later Walker now a Timecop finds out that Silver has been meddling in the past to gather funds to finance his presidential campaign. Walker has to return to 1994 but discovers a strange link to his own past!
Thirty years ago National Geographic made an amazing programme which broke new ground in science filmmaking and made people look at their bodies in a completely different light. The Incredible Human Machine premiered to amazing ratings and sold like hotcakes in a nascent home video market - and it's still selling on DVD today. But it's definitely time for an update - and this is it! Just imagine what we can do now. We'll see images from new medical technologies that will virtually turn us inside-out and expose how we function; down to our very cells; down to the molecular level. In 30 years medical imaging technologies have advanced by leaps and bounds. Now the imagery is 3D - and even 4D - in incredible crisp detail. We will reveal the miraculous everyday workings of the human machine - how we eat breathe and walk on two feet. We are nature's finest specimen and science's greatest mystery; skin sight sound breath circulation digestion muscles bones reproduction and the brain are just some of the topics that will be uncovered in ways not previously thought possible. Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler's legendary vocal cords give us intimate insight into how we produce sound. At the same time we will reveal medical mysteries that were previously unsolved: how we smell see and even process emotion.
Dr Feelgood: Oil City Confidential
Banned on its original release in 1961, West End Jungle gives the definitive insight into the seedy reality and cunning artifice of the sex-workers of early 60's Soho. Now re-released as special expanded collector's edition with two additional archive shockumentaries, and a pop promo by the legendary Marc Almond. The Street Offences Act of 1959 cleared the over painted harridan face of the West End - the prostitutes - off the streets of Soho. Genuinely seedy and filmed in the private member's clubs, the 'actual places of vice' - that resulted from the change in the law, West End Jungle bears witness to the array of less than salubrious establishments that offered tawdry strip shows for audiences comprised of bald heads and moist avid eyes. London railway termini are seen as the ideal locale for pimps to secure ripe plums for the picking - naive country girls who can be seduced into a life of vice. Within days, the weak willed glamour-hungry bumpkins become skillful, heartless gold-diggers. The striptease clubs are a battlefield, the punters very much seen as 'mugs' to be reeled in by the hostesses for all the money they've got! West End Jungle paints a less than complimentary picture of the men who solicit sex workers in clubs which are little more than high grade cattle markets, one hooker stating, One of these days I'm going to burst out laughing in one of their stupid faces! Shrewd businessmen are reduced to lecherous imbeciles in the company of two giggling working girls. Another man pays a tragically poor Marilyn Monroe look-a-like to 'model' for him only to be entitled to five minutes of peering at a girl who needs a good wash. DVD includes:Documentary: Skin Deep (18 mins) Directed by Arnold L. Miller, this was the first shockumentary to document the intricacies of intimate cosmetic surgery in full colour! Documentary: Get 'Em Off (1976, 26 mins) Directed by Miller's contemporary Harold Baim, this film goes behind the scenes of one of London's top strip-tease clubs. Pop Promo: Marc Almond 'Variety' (2010, 3 mins) - Made from footage from 'West End Jungle'. Newsreel: Clubs Galore! (Soho 1958). Newsreel: Sir John Wolfenden on Prostitution and the Street Offences Act 1959. Interview: Director Arnold L. Miller in Conversation in 2009.
The complete collection of Afghanistan adventures with ex-Eastenders hardman turned investagative journalist, Ross Kemp.
SPITFIRE is a cinematic, epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an aeroplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered, and refined in the white heat of combat going on to become the most famous fighter plane ever made. Credited with changing the course of world history, this is the story of the Spitfire told personally in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans. With breath-taking aerial footage from the world's top aviation photographer John Dibbs and rare digitally re-mastered, archive footage from the tumultuous days of the 1940's, when her power in the skies was unrivalled; all combined with an incredible soundscape of the famous Merlin engine, pierced with gunfire, makes this a striking and poignant film.
The printing press was the world's first mass-production machine. Its invention in the 1450s changed the world by sparking a cultural revolution which shaped the modern age. In this BAFTA nominated programme Britain's national treasure Stephen Fry investigates Johann Gutenberg the elusive inventor of the printing press. Stephen's investigation discovers the lengths to which Gutenberg went to keep his project secret and uncovers the importance of printing in medieval Europe. To really understand the man Stephen must get his hands dirty assembling a team of craftsmen to build a working copy of Gutenberg's original press. Can Stephen's team match the achievement of Gutenberg's medieval craftsmen?
The shattering experience of the Great War in the trenches took its toll on a generation of men who were called up to fight in the nightmare of the trenches. The experience proved so awe inspiring that for many the experience could only be summed up in verse. Today their work has become famous for its poignancy and sense of loss. Young men such as Wilfred Owen, John McCrae, and Rupert Brooke were cut down in their prime yet their memory lives on in the brief flowering of immortal verse. .
20 000 days on earth is a bold and unique look at one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures the iconic musician and writer Nick Cave. Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard present a vision of an artist in a way that is unconventional yet undeniably intimate while also exploring more universal themes of creativity and how we choose to spend our time on the Earth. The film presents Cave’s personal analysis of his own life and creative processes. He shares humorous tales of times past with bandmate and frequent collaborator Warren Ellis and engages in enlightening discussion with those who have affected his life both professionally and personally including former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld actor friend Ray Winstone and perhaps most notably Kylie Minogue with whom Cave collaborated on his breakout hit Where the Wild Roses Grow.
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