The Victorian era was one of the most remarkable periods in British history; it saw the Industrial Revolution the birth of empire and advances in medicine transport and education. It was also a time when harsh working conditions and desperate poverty blighted the majority of the population... This DVD uses dramatised readings expert analysis and extensive period imagery to present a view of the conflicting time when the British Empire was at its zenith yet conditions its vast popu
Visions Of War: Algerian War
Includes Exclusive Bonus content only available on DVD & Blu-ray. From the producers of hugely acclaimed documentaries Senna and Amy, comes the story of Steven Gerrard, who in modern football is a rarity a superstar player who stayed loyal to his hometown club Bonus Features: Feature commentary with Director Sam Blair and Producer James Gay-Rees Original Proof of Concept' Featurette
Fattest Man In Britain
Unleash the power of plants and soothe the symptoms of everyday ailments the natural way. Whether you're struggling with insomnia the kids have eczema or your partner is feeling under the weather this series could have the answer. With easy recipes ethnobotanist James Wong shows how to make simple creams salves teas and much much more from the stuff growing in your window box the local garden centre or in the hedgerows. Using the flowers fruit vegetables roots trees and herbs that are all around us James provides preparations to help relieve a whole range of common conditions including acne anxiety cold sores and general aches and pains - plus great ideas for beauty fixes such as bath bombs and shampoos.
Narrated by Lennon himself the release of this revealing and personal documentary is timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the performer's untimely death (December 8 1980). Imagine: John Lennon was created with the cooperation of Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and produced by multi-award winning producer David L. Wolper and critically-acclaimed documentarian Andrew Solt (partners on This is Elvis). Backed by a monumental 36-tune sound track the film draws from a treasure trove o
The Secret has travelled through centuries... To reach you! The Secret has taken the world by storm! A creation of the Australian author Rhonda Byrne The Secret motivates and inspires you with discussions of The Law Of Attraction Gratitude and Quantum Physics just to name a few. This DVD features interviews with leading authors philosophers scientists with an in-depth discussion of the Law of Attraction. The audience is shown how they can learn and use The Secret in their everyday lives!
Dr Alice Roberts (Coast Don't Die Young) travels to the ends of the earth to trace the extraordinary beginnings of the human story in The Human Journey a landmark series for BBC Two. Using the latest genetic climate and archaeological evidence she will discover the five epic routes our ancestors took across the globe and the obstacles and brutal challenges they encountered along the way. She will discover where we came from how our ancestors colonised the world and how their journeys changed us. Today's global population is extraordinarily diverse; yet we all share one thing in common: DNA that tells us one astonishing message - we are all closely related. In this series Alice Roberts will show how most of us descend from a tiny group of men and women who left Africa in a perilous crossing - and then went on to colonise the rest of the world. She will explain how all Europeans living today are descended from just a handful of women why different ethnic groups look the way they do what makes some of us able to tolerate milk and alcohol and why others are great at conserving heat. Alice Roberts will interrogate the evidence to address mysteries including how our ancestors reached Australia without boats and what happened when they came face-to-face with other human species like Homo erectus. She will also explore how they overcame extraordinary challenges - from supervolcanoes to climatic disaster - to become the people we are today.
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough and from the award-winning team behind Planet Earth & Blue Planet comes the ultimate portrait of the earth's Polar regions.The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements - the weather, the ocean and the ice - is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. Yet these harsh environments are teeming with life: home to iconic animals from polar bears to emperor penguins and from killer whales to wandering albatrosses.Using the latest camera technology to film on land, from the air, underwater and below the ice caps, Frozen Planet follows their fascinating lives throughout the seasons as they struggle to survive. With spectacular polar landscapes and amazing animal behaviour, often filmed for the first time, it captures the drama of an extreme natural world.With both Poles under grave threat from climate change, this extraordinary series may be the last chance to witness these great wildernesses before they change forever.
Night Mail (1936) remains one of the most popular and instantly recognised films in British film history and was one of the most critically acclaimed films to be produced with the British documentary film movement. Night Mail is an account of the operation of the Royal mail train delivery service and shows the various stages and procedures of that operation. The film begins with a voiceover commentary describing how the mail is collected for transit. Then as the train proceeds along the course of its journey we are shown the various regional railway stations at which it collects and deposits mail. Inside the train the process of sorting takes place. As the train nears its destination there is a sequence - the best known in the film - in which Auden's spoken verse and Britten's music are combined over montage images of racing train wheels. Night Mail has been re-mastered and digitally restored and beautifully packaged in a clamshell box. Music by Benjamin Britten. Poetry by WH Auden.
For the first time on television this series tells the true story of Stalin's encounters first with the Nazis and then with Churchill and Roosevelt and consequently their enormous impact on World War II and later the fate of post-war Europe. An enthralling mix of high politics - including the inside story of the Allies' meetings at Tehran Yalta and Potsdam - and the dramatic personal experiences of those who bore the consequences of the decisions made by the powerful. Astonishing dramatic reconstructions carefully sourced from archive material reveal how the great leaders decided the future shape of the post-war world. These decisions had immediate and often harrowing effects for those on the ground. Their story is told through documentary footage dramatic reconstructions and illuminating interviews - including contributions from former Soviet secret policemen Allied seamen who served on the Arctic convoys and Red Army veterans who experienced hand-to-hand fighting on the Eastern Front. Written and produced by award-winning film-maker Laurence Rees (Auschwitz - The Nazis & the 'Final Solution' War of the Century Nazis - A Warning from History ) this series is a compelling new way of understanding the most secret and dramatic events of the Second World War.
It has been an incredible year for Adele, starting with her #1 album 21, her number 1 single Someone Like You, the global smash Rolling In The Deep and her spellbinding live appearance on The Brits. Her album 21 has become the biggest selling album in the world this year -12 million copies sold and counting - and 21and 19 remain the UK's 1st and 2nd highest selling albums so far. She has received rave reviews for her live shows and Live At The Royal Albert Hall, recorded at the height of this amazing year, showcases exactly why Adele has become one of the most sought after live performers in the world. Tracklist:Hometown GloryI'll Be WaitingDon't You RememberTurning TablesSet Fire To The RainIf It Hadn't Been For LoveMy SameTake It AllRumour Has ItRight As RainOne & OnlyLovesongChasing PavementsI Can't Make You Love MeMake You Feel My LoveSomeone Like YouRolling In The Deep
Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, how the largest moving object ever fashioned by the hand of man hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sank in the middle of the North Atlantic, and 1,500 lives were lost. The tragedy has been well documented in books and on films. No matter how often the story is told, it never fails to capture the imagination. It is a story that has left many questions unanswered, and the programme provides an intriguing hypothesis that the ship that plummeted two miles to the bottom of the sea was not the Titanic but its sister ship the Olympic.This film is based upon the research of Andrew Newton and includes the evidence of the British and American inquiries, the eye witness reports of survivors, newspapers of the day, photographs, video, film and radio broadcasts.The views and opinions presented in this film are based on actual evidence and legitimate inference.The people depicted are all deceased and can shed no light on the mystery of the Titanic's sinking.This hypothesis is presented for viewers to reach their own conclusions.It may be the ultimate conspiracy - or could it be the truth?
Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes
Catalan architect ANTONI GAUDÃ (18521926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director HIROSHI TESHIGAHARA (Woman in the Dunes) constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. In Antonio GaudÃ, their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Teshigahara's film takes viewers on a tour of GaudÃ's truly spectacular architecture, including his massive, still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada FamÃlia basilica in Barcelona. With camera work as bold and sensual as the curves of his subject's organic structures, Teshigahara immortalizes GaudÃ on film. Special Edition Features High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Interview with architect Arata Isozaki from 2008 GaudÃ, Catalunya, 1959, footage from director Hiroshi Teshigahara's first trip to Spain Visions of Space: Antoni GaudÃ, an hour-long documentary from 2003 on the architect's life and work BBC program on GaudÃ by filmmaker Ken Russell Sculptures by SofuVita, a 1963 short film by Teshigahara on the sculpture work of his father, Sofu Teshigahara Trailer PLUS: An essay by art historian Dore Ashton, a 1986 reminiscence by Hiroshi Teshigahara, and excerpts from a 1959 conversation between Hiroshi and Sofu Teshigahara on their trip to the West
Building on the phenomenal success of its 2008 DVD release Land of Promise The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950 the BFI here presents an expansive 4-disc reappraisal of documentary filmmaking in the post-war years. Examining films commissioned by both private industry and government departments this collection provides a fascinating portrait of Britain s social cultural and industrial development throughout the 1950s 1960s and 1970s. The films explore topics more resonant today than ever: the joys of childhood holidays music the place of the dispossessed and the marginalised in a prosperous society; industry processes and landscapes the environment people and places tradition and the future. Presented with a fully illustrated 64 page booklet containing contextualising essays on all of the films and filmmakers. Special Features: All films newly transferred to High-Definition from original film elements Includes fully illustrated 64 page booklet containing essays from Lord David Puttnam historian Dominic Sandbrook and other leading scholars 'Perspectives on documentary filmmaking' (2010) - A newly created documentary about the filmmakers and their work
Lose weight and feel great with Joanna Hall. Joanna Hall is the UK's Number 1 health fitness & Nutritional expert and by following this unique programme Joanna will get your body in great shape and help you drop a size whatever stage of your life you are at! Instant Booster - creates a leaner more toned body through simple stretching and toning exercises in just 10 minutes. Midriff management programme - flattens defines and tightens your tummy. Lower Body Programme - help lose that saggy bottom wobbly thighs and saddle bags in 12 minutes. Cardio Fat Burner - burns calories fast and will improve the fitness of your heart and lungs. Metabolic Booster - this super effective programme will increase your essential muscle mass burns body fat as you exercise and will also help you burn calories in your sleep! Even if you don't have time to fit in the cardio programmes there's always room to try the workout carb curfew recipe for quick nutritous healthy eating. To help you along the way I offer technique tips on how you can get the most out of each programme whether suffering from neck pain when trying to tone your tummy or you want more results in less time.
The team rediscover a lost world of skills crafts and knowledge assisted by a band of experts.
Explore the furthest reaches of the solar system in an entirely new dimension.
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