With his unique blend of energy and enquiry James May takes an exhilarating look at the historic moon missions. Four decades ago James May sat in his family sitting room watching Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take man's first steps on the moon. Now he dons his space suit and sets off on a one hour orbit around a subject that's remained a fascination. James travels to the America to meet three men who have walked on the moon to discover how it felt and learn how 1960s technology managed to produce the most incredible machines in aviation history. James also gets his own taste of how it felt to be an Apollo astronaut. He experiences the thrill of weightlessness in the infamous Vomit Comet feels the bone-crushing G forces of a Saturn V rocket launch and gets to fly to the edge of space in a U2 spy plane - in his own space suit!
Brian Cox is the most popular scientist on our screens. His knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging approach, supported by stunning filming, and CGI as well as a compelling soundtrack, have made compulsive viewing of his Wonders of... series. This collection includes all three of these acclaimed titles. Wonders of the Solar SystemThis breathtaking and visually stunning series reveals the cosmos as we have never seen it before - a place full of the most bizarre and astonishing natural phenomena. Wonders of the UniverseTelling the epic story of our universe, which began 13.7 billion years ago, and now is filled with over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds and billions of stars and a breathtaking array of wonders. Wonders of LifeIn a spectacular, beautifully-shot series, Professor Brian Cox reveals how rules of physics gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe - life.
Health, safety and welfare messages are at the heart of the sixth volume in the COI Collection. Crossing the road; sensible drinking; playing with matches; the welfare state; combating terrorism; decrimalisation; crime prevention; surviving nuclear attack...and much, much more, are all tackled here with the usual mix of horror, humour, shock tactics and gentle persuasion. Highlights include: Skateboard Safety (1978), the pioneering animation Charley's March of Time (1948), Say No to Strangers (1981) starring Timothy Spall, and the unnerving Cold War era film Hole in the Ground (1962) in which warning and defence measures against nuclear attack are depicted.
All 13 episodes of the intricately plotted Japanese anime series, following two detectives on the trail of a mysterious young boy who has been attacking complete strangers with a golden bat. As the detectives investigate, they learn more about the boy's strange history. Episodes Comprise: Enter Lil' Slugger The Golden Shoes Double Lips A Man's Path The Holy Warrior Fear of a Direct Hit MHz Happy Family Planning ETC Mellow Maromi No Entry Radar Man The Final Episode
Disc 1 Faust - Programme Start Scene 1 - Rien! En vain j'interroge Scene 2 - Mais ce Dieu que peut-il pour moi? Scene 2 - '' merveille! Scene 1 - Vin ou bi''re Scene 2 - '' sainte m''daille....Avant de quitter ces lieux Scene 3 - Allons amis!....Le veau d'or Scene 3 - Merci de ta chanson! Scene 4 - Nous nous retrouverons mes amis! Scene 5 - Ainsi que la brise l''g''re [Cabaret d'enfer] Scene 1 - Introduction Scene 1 - Faites-lui mes aveux [Flower Song] Scene 2 - C'est ici?....Attendez-moi l'' Scene 2 - Quel trouble inconnu me p''n''tre!....Salut! demeure chaste et pure Scene 2 - Alerte! la voil''! Scene 3 - Je voudrais bien savoir....'Il ''tait un roi de Thul''' Scene 3 - Que vois-je l''?....'' Dieu! que de bijoux! [Jewel Song] Scene 4 - Seigneur Dieu que vois-je! Scene 4 - Prenez mon bras un moment! Scene 5 - Il ''tait temps! Scene 5 - Il se fait tard! Adieu! Scene 5 - '' nuit d'amour ciel radieux! Scene 5 - T''te folle!....Tenez! Elle ouvre sa fen''tre! Disc 2 Scene 1 - Seigneur daignez permettre Scene 2 - D''posons les armes! Scene 2 - Gloire immortelle de nos a''eux [Soldiers' Chorus] Scene 2 - Allons Siebel Scene 3 - Qu'attendez-vous encore?....Vous qui faites l'endormie [Serenade] Scene 3 - Que voulez-vous messieurs? Scene 3 - Par ici par ici mes amis!....''‰coute-moi bien Marguerite! Scene 1 - Entr'acte....Dans les bruy''res Scene 1 - Jusqu'aux premiers feux du matin Scene 2 - Ballet: Qu'as-tu donc?....Ne la vois-tu pas? Scene 3 - Intermezzo Scene 3 - Va-t-en!.... Le jour va luire Scene 3 - Marguerite!....Ah! C'est la voix du bien-aim''! Scene 3 - Alerte alerte ou vous ''tes perdus!....Anges purs Scene 4 - Apotheosis - Christ est ressuscit''!
In this five part series, Michael Portillo marks the centenary of the Great War by discovering the central role the railways played in securing victory, repatriating the dead and wounded and feeding the insatiable appetite for weaponry and supplies that the theatre of war demanded. This is a story of how a British invention that brought trade, travel and prosperity in peacetime became an engine of war. Michael tracks down the fascinating, emotional and sometimes tragic stories of the wartime railways that criss-crossed Britain and Europe. They were the crucial new arm of modern warfare at a time when motorised transport on the roads was in its infancy. Over these five episodes Michael visits the key railway locations that would become synonymous with the victories, defeats, battles and campaigns of the Great War, showing how integral they were to our success often in surprising ways and how they helped to shape the Europe we know today.
A captivating look at the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most beloved and celebrated icons of cinema. Utilising never-before-seen private footage, letters, diaries, and interviews with her children, this documentary provides a complex and intimate personal portrait. Oscar-winning actress and fellow Swede Alicia Vikander gives voice to Bergman's letters and diaries. Bonus Features: Optional alternate English language narration by Alicia Vikander The Necklace (1964) - newly restored TV drama starring Ingrid Bergman, released in the UK for the first time Super 8 home movies shot by Ingrid Bergman Deleted and extended interviews with the Rossellini family, Sigourney Weaver and Liv Ullmann Brief Encounter with the Rossellini Family (1953) - rare newsreel footage Clip from Landskamp (1932) - Bergman's first onscreen appearance Music video for The Movie About Us by Eva Dahlgren Trailers
Thrown into the crucible of the most violent air war ever seen a boy barely out of school is determined to fight for survival... Seventy years later that same boy is still yearning to be free. At the age of nineteen Geoffrey 'Boy' Wellum was the youngest Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain. This is the dramatic story of the teenager who went to war with the Nazis and with the fear that threatened to engulf him. Combining Geoffrey Wellum's compelling first person testimony with intensely evocative action on the ground and in the air 'First Light' is a powerful drama that documents the universal stark horror experienced by those involved in battle.
Sir Hubert Parry is simultaneously one of Britain's best-known and least-known composers. Jerusalem is almost a national song, regularly performed at rugby grounds, schools, Women's Institute meetings and the Last Night of the Proms, while Dear Lord and Father of Mankind is one of Britain's best-loved hymns. Everyone knows the tunes, yet hardly anyone knows much about the man who wrote them.In this film, HRH The Prince of Wales, a longstanding enthusiast of Parry's work, sets out to discover more about the complex character behind it, with the help of members of Parry's family, scholars and performers. This feature-length documentary by the award-winning director John Bridcut offers fresh insight into the life and work of Hubert Parry through the unique perspective of HRH The Prince of Wales.
As seen on the BBC this is the concluding part of the last series made by the greatest steeplejack of our time. Fred Dibnah travels through Britain on his restored traction engine in search of engineering and mechanical skills of the past - an age when Britain was the 'workshop of the world'.
Former Minister of State for Transport Michael Portillo takes to the tracks in the second series of the BBC TV Documentary Great British Railway Journeys.Passionate about trains, Michael Portillo embarks on five epic rail journeys, each split into five legs, travelling the length and breadth of the UK as he retraces routes that were described in his original 1860's copy of Bradshaw's Railway Handbook. This box set features 25 episodes covering 5 different journeys including;Brighton to Cromer Ledbury to Holyhead Newcastle to Melton Mowbray London Bridge to Hastings Ayr to Skye Along the way he witnesses all the things that have changed since the early days of rail transport and what still remains of Bradshaw's Britain, discovering the effect the railways had on the public and finding out how the British love of trains all began. Michael samples some classic Cromer crab, gets a rare chance to drive a heritage diesel and gets up close and personal with a pedigree Hereford bull.He also discovers a secret World War II chemical weapons plant at Rhydmwyn, takes a steam train across the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, attempts to make an authentic Melton Mowbray pork pie, discovers how the railways turned cricket into a national sport and hunts for gold in Scotland's mountains.
In 1989 Michael Palin recreated the famous voyage made in 1873 by Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's epic Around the World in 80 Days. This 10-part (eight-hour) BBC documentary featured Palin and his passepartout using only the modes of transport available to the novelist's intrepid traveller. Hiring Palin was the masterstroke that ensured the series became a television milestone; despite being one of the comedy-surrealists of Monty Python's Flying Circus and the perpetrator of Ripping Yarns, he proved to be the most amiable travelling companion imaginable. His charm and ingenuity, coupled with the race-against-time format and the opportunity to visit at second-hand places most of us will never see, made Around the World in 80 Days an unmissable television event. So much so that Palin soon returned to the travel format in Pole to Pole (1992), Full Circle (1997) and Sahara (2002). --Gary S Dalkin
The accepted history of the Vikings is of a band of blood-thirsty pirates raiding the peaceful monasteries of Christendom… and all of it is completely true. The Vikings took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution and prided themselves as warriors… But this is only a small part of the story. The Vikings themselves did not write their history… so we have to discover it. Presented by Neil Oliver we see the Vikings from their point of view, which reveals an extraordinary story of a people who came back from the brink of destruction and in the course of 200 years reached around a quarter of the globe and built an empire.
Andrew Marr sets off on an epic journey through the explosive events, changes, conflicts and triumphs that shaped 70,000 years of human history. From our earliest beginnings in Africa, Marr traces the story of our nomadic ancestors as they spread out around the world and settled down to become the first farmers and townspeople. With spectacular images, compelling characters and incisive narration, this is an epic journey through human history and the story of the world we live in today, featuring dramatic reconstruction, documentary filming around the world and cutting-edge computer graphics.
Titian is one of the undisputed masters of Western art and his influence has proved to be as long lasting as it is widespread. His fresh interpretations of old stories and constant reinvention of the portrait have inspired artists for over four centuries. Filmed in France and Italy as well as the UK this film explores the reasons for the enduring power and abiding attraction of Titian's paintings. His work and life are investigated by a wide range of enthusiasts: John Berger Charles hope Tom Phillips Katya Berger John Lessore Jill Dunkerton Ray Richardson and Amanda Bradley.
An extraordinary access-all-areas documentary inside one of Britain's most majestic stately homes. Chatsworth House is a view into a past world as we see what really goes on behind closed doors. What is life like today for the 12th Duke of Devonshire who inherited the estate which has been in his family for 450 years? We also witness just what it takes to run such a huge property with fascinating personal stories from some of the 700 staff. With all the characters you'd expect to find in a great house, like the head housekeeper who maintains the 300 rooms, and the gamekeepers whose pheasants end up on the dining table, Chatsworth is a fascinating look at class and tradition in a modern world.
In this sensational series, shot over the course of a year, Sir David Attenborough explores the lives of plants and their fascinating world, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful.Using beautifully shot footage to illustrate his own inimitable narrative style, David traces them from their beginnings on land to their vital place in nature today, exposing new revelations along the way. He moves from our time scale to theirs, revealing the true nature of plants as creatures that are every bit as dynamic and aggressive as animals.And he does all this in one unique place, a microcosm of the whole plant world where some 90% of all known plant species are represented: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This spectacular adventure through the Kingdom of Plants is so immersive and compelling it has the capacity to amaze even the least green fingered.
Story of the underground movement in the UK during the sixties, leading up to its culmination at the Technicolour Dream, an all night musical event held at Alexandra Palace in 1967. The story takes in CND marches in the early sixties, the foundation of the London Free School, the International Times, the UFO Club and the Notting Hill Carnival. The programme features interviews with Roger Waters and Nick Mason from Pink Floyd, John Hopkins, Joe Boyd, Kevin Ayers, Barry Miles, Arthur Brown, Phi.
An incredible journey through the most complex biological mechanism on earth, from conception to the uncharted territory of death and beyond.Life Story: Every second, a world of miraculous microscopic events take place within the body, making the difference between life and death.First Steps: In four short years the new-born child learns every survival skill - from walking and speech to self-awareness.Raging Teens: The biological revolution of adolescence is a hormone-driven roller coaster, transforming both our bodies and minds.Brain Power: After four million years' evolution, the adult human brain is the most complicated - and mysterious - object in the universe.As Time Goes By: Aging is far more complex - and fascinating - than mere decline.The End of Life: Death is the ultimate enigma, but the body can still reveal remarkable secrets.
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls' education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls' education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl's life from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.
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