'Civilisation' is probably one of the most famous documentary series ever made. Unreleased for many years it has been restored as is now available on DVD for the first time. Presented by distinguished art historian Sir Kenneth Clarke 'Civilisation' became the definitive history of art in the western world and has never been equalled let-alone bettered in the intervening 35 years.
Peter And The Wolf
The original Seven Up was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action special, featuring children who were selected from different backgrounds and social spheres to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. As members of the generation who would be running the country by the year 2000, what did they think they would become? Inspired by World In Action founder editor Tim Hewat's passionate interest in both the Jesuit saying: Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man, and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain, Seven Up set out to discover whether or not the children's lives were pre-determined by their background.The result is ground-breaking television - the very first example of a programme recording real people living real lives - and the follow-up films have won an array of awards. Director Michael Apted, who has since moved to Hollywood to direct films, has returned every seven years to chart the children's progress through life. Over the past five decades, the series has documented the group as they have become adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between.
The public Elvis is well known but the private Elvis remains a mystery. Elvis By The Presleys changes that. Fans are granted an unprecedented understanding of the Presley family with unhindered access into the archives of the Elvis Presley estate coupled with extensive interviews with both Priscilla and Lisa Marie plus rare performance footage of the King at his best. Over four and a half hours of footage make the DVD Elvis By The Presleys arguably the most revealing and poignant video portrait we will ever see of the artist as husband father and friend.
25 Years of Phantom of the Opera is celebrated in this groundbreaking set of interviews with Andrew Lloyd Webber in a never broadcast interview reveals his musical inspirations, take on casting from reality TV shows & why he adores his greatest musical triumph The Phantom of the Opera. Filmed on location at the world famous London Palladium, Andrew guides us through his musical song book which is a delight for any fan of West End musicals.Sarah Brightman, the biggest selling female, classical artiste around the world and the former wife of Lord Webber reveals all about her rise to fame from the Arlene Phillips dance troupe Hot Gossip to creating & starring in the world wide musical phenomenon playing Christine in Phantom of the Opera both on the London & Broadway stages . A first to DVD interview, Sarah simply tells her extraordinary life story for the very first time.Michael Crawford is without doubt a huge star and is filmed at the London Palladium Val Parnell suite in 2011. He is currently starring in the Wizard of Oz & here he reveals for the first time just how he landed the defining role of his career starring in The Phantom of the opera Michael also enthuses about his career to date & his plans for the future.The DVD also showcases for the very first time the stars of the much anticipated follow up to Phantom of the Opera - Love Never Dies - filmed at the home of the musical The Adelphi Theatre in London the stars Ramin Karimloo (Phantom) Ms Celia Graham (Christine) & Liz Robertson (Madame Giry) tell all about the enduring love story between the Phantom & Christine .. these never before seen interviews are a revelation for fans of this much acclaimed follow up to the worldwide spectacle that is the Phantom of the Opera.
The most phenomenal recording in rock & roll history is thoroughly examined in Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon. The Floyd's 1973 masterpiece remained on bestseller charts for nearly 14 years, and its enduring importance is honoured here by all four members of Pink Floyd and key personnel (engineer Alan Parsons, mixing supervisor Chris Thomas, sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson and others) who played essential roles in the landmark album's creation.Produced for the Classic Albums series, this thorough and thought-provoking study highlights a track-by-track dissection of the LP's master tapes (including the spoken-word passages that bookend the album), superbly interlaced with archival footage, early demo tapes, concert animations and latter-day acoustic performances by David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Richard Wright to demonstrate each track's contribution to the final mix--a sonic exploration that extends to the illuminating bonus features. Informative interviews abound (including Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke), and much-deserved credit is given to saxophonist Dick Parry, solo vocalist Clare Torry and former Columbia Records chairman Bhaskar Menon, who fostered the album's US commercial success. For Floyd fans, musicians and studio technicians alike, this is a must-have addition to any DVD library. --Jeff Shannon
A bold and breathtaking series taking viewers on a tour of our planet to explain what lies beneath Earth's startling beauty and ultimately what makes our world work. In a perfect combination of accessible science and cutting-edge filming techniques, Forces of Nature explores what makes our world so vibrant and diverse. This ambitious series takes viewers on a global tour in four themed episodes, answering the simplest questions about the complex forces that shape our planet. Why is water blue? How can a shape defy gravity? Why do bees make hexagonal honeycombs? And how do these things affect our own lives? Discover what lies beneath Earth's startling beauty as we reveal the secrets of our cosmos and the natural forces that govern everything within it.
Richard Bradford is ex-CIA agent 'Mac' McGill who now works as a private investigator. He goes from job to job living out hotel rooms with all his worldly possessions in one old brown suitcase... Featuring all the episodes ever made! Episodes comprise: 1. Brainwash 2. The Sitting Pigeon 3. Day of Execution 4. Variation on a Million Bucks (1) 5. Variation on a Million Bucks (2) 6. Man from the Dead 7. Sweet Sue 8. Essay in Evil 9. The Girl Who Never Was 10. All That Glitters 11. Dead Man's Shoes 12. Find the Lady 13. The Bridge 14. The Man Who Stood Still 15. Burden of Proof 16. The Whisper 17. Why They Killed Nolan 18. The Boston Square 19. Somebody Loses Somebody... Wins? 20. Blind Spot 21. No Friend of Mine 22. Jigsaw Man 23. Web with Four Spiders 24. Which Way Did He Go McGill? 25. The Property of a Gentleman 26. The Revolutionaries 27. Who's Mad Now? 28. Three Blinks of the Eye 29. Castle in the Clouds 30. Night Flight to Andorra
Disc One: Goose Green 1982 The fight at Goose Green in May 1982 was the most famous battle of the Falklands War which saw British and Argentine troops struggle for control of the Falkland Islands. In the wake of the shock Argentine invasion Britain sent a hastily assembled Task Force to the South Atlantic charged with the job of restoring British sovereignty. The Argentine positions at Goose Green were thought to pose a threat to the British advance across the Islands and troops from the Parachute Regiment were sent to deal with it. After 12 hours of bloody fighting the Argentine position was finally overrun and the British advance on the capital Port Stanley could continue. Moving pictures were beamed back to Britain of the aftermath of the battle bringing home the stark realities of combat - a sobering reminder amid the political rhetoric and jingoism. Disc Two: The Falklands War It is twenty five years since Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands. Within three days a British task force had been mobilised and was on its way to the South Atlantic on a mission to restore the islands to British control. Soon harrowing images that demonstrated the terrible realities of war were being beamed back to the United Kingdom. This programme is a powerful record of a war that cost more than a thousand lives. It features remarkable archive footage of the fight for the Falkland Islands atmospheric battle reconstructions and 3D animated graphics that provide a unique perspective on famous battles such as Goose Green Tumbledown Mountain and Wireless Ridge. The Falklands War also features the memories and recollections of British and Argentine servicemen who went to war in the South Atlantic twenty five years ago. Featuring expert analysis and contributions from: Alex Manning Military historian HMS Sultan - Major General Julian Thompson Brigadier 3 Commando 1982 - Reverend David Cooper Padre 2 Para 1982 - David Collett 'A' Company Commander 3 Para 1982 - Tim Spicer Operations Officer Scots Guards 1982 - Barry Griffiths Platoon Commander 3 Para 1982 - Captain Stuart Russell Corporal 2 Para 1982 - Richard Lane Operations Officer HMS Coventry 1982.
Two features. Author A.W. Wainwright revisits the Lakeland taking in: Orrest Head Kendal Borrowdale and Haystacks also includes the valley of Teesdale on the Pennine Way Howgill Fells Penyghent and the Limestone Country of North Yorkshire.
An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend – as we’ve never seen Ali before. ‘I Am Ali’ is told through exclusive unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archive of ‘audio journals’ combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends including his daughters son ex-wife and brother plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson George Foreman and Gene Kilroy. Experience Ali’s extraordinary story as a Fighter Lover Brother Father - told from the inside for the very fi rst time. Bonus Features: Fighter - The Legendary Boxer Brother - The Civil Rights Supporter Lover - The People’s Champion Father - The Family Man The Music - Telling The Story Includes additional interviews and insights from Ali’s children Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champions George Foreman and Ken Norton Former NBA All Star player Karl Malone and close friends Sir Tom Jones and Kris Kristofferson.
Decision At Dunkirk: In May 1940 the British army in France were facing annihilation at the hand of the powerful German army. Yet with a resounding victory within sight Adolf Hitler went against the advice of his tank commanders and ordered them to halt their assault; enabling the British to make a dramatic escape at Dunkirk. Why did Hitler do this? Did he as some suggest actually want the British to escape? The Phantom Invasion: By June 1944 Hitler was convinced that the Allied invasion of Europe would be launched against Pas De Calais. Hitler therefore ensured that this area was fortified to the maximum putting at risk other areas on the French coast. Even as the Allies began to land at Normandy HItler was so convinced that an attack would come at Pas De Calais that he refused to move any forces to his most vunerable positions. Why was Hitler so convinced that the Allies would target Pas De Calais? Was it because the Allies had a secret plan for a subsequent attack in that area?
The Secret War: Throughout most of WWII the British were intercepting and decoding German signals traffic. The information they attained proved invaluable in providing advanced warning of some of the war's most crucial attacks. These achievements were regarded as so important that an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounded them for more than thirty years after the war had ended. Why did the Germans never suspect that their codes had been broken? How did the British disguise the source of the information? Just how vital was this secret to the outcome of the war? The Death Of Geli Raubal: On the night of 17th of September 1931 Angela Raubal Adolf Hitler's niece was found dead in her apartment. She had been shot and by the bedside was Hitler's own gun. Angela 'Geli' Raubal was widely believed to have been Hitler's mistress. Was her death suicide like the Nazi party claimed at the time or did Hitler himself murder his niece in a fit of jealous rage? Drugs And The Fuhrer: Under the influence of his personal doctor Professor Morell Adolf Hitler's mental and physical state dramatically deteriorated. Recent evidence raises questions over Hitler's increasing reliance on drugs prescribed by Morell. Was Hitler a dying man who held the fate of Europe in his hands? Was his mental instability and worsening judgement the result of his faith in the bizarre remedies of a quack physician?
A further selection of Public Information Films from the archives of the Central Office of Information. Containing more than 150 individual live action and animated short films these rarely seen gems feature a host of well known British talent and have been exhaustively researched. This limited edition two-disc set features the original volumes 1 and 2 of ""Charley Says"".
This Boxset contains all of the individual Michael Wood titles. In Search Of The Trojan War: Filmed in Greece Turkey and Berlin charismatic historian Michael Wood attempts to discover whether there was any truth in Homer's epic poems. Is Hissalik the site of the Mighty Troy? Did Helen Achilles and Agamemnon ever exist? What was the significance of the famous wooden horse? Be prepared for new and dramatic twists to the tale.... In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great:
Brian Fortuna, star of Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with The Stars teaches two incredible new classes in Latin Dance. Join him and his class of pupils as they learn the CHA CHA and the SWING - but with the added advantage of your own personal dance tutor! Our unique His n' Hers 'DanceCam' will enable you to follow the steps exactly AND compare your progress with the other pupils. BONUS Features include:- **The Next Steps - once you've mastered the basics, progress your dancing by learning a few advanced steps **The Wedding Dance - how to finesse the routines you've learnt to adapt them for dancing as your Wedding Dance **Slo-mo demonstrations of the routines in full **An interview with Brian **And meet the pupils from the class
Paris and Nicole are back...and this time they mean business! The outrageous fish-out-of-bottled water series follows 'celebutantes' Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie as they pack up their Louis Vuitton luggage and go in search of the ultimate learning experience. Again stripped of their mobile phones and credit cards but allowed to keep their trio of tiny canines the girls swap their hot tickets for bus tickets when they board a Greyhound coach and set out to make their mark on
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastia o Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet s beauty. Sebastia o Salgado s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.
Andrew Marr's History Of Modern Britain: Season 1 & 2
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