The Venice Simplon Orient express is the most famous train in the world. This is an adventure reliving the mystique and sheer decadence of travelling in Edwardian splendour carrying passengers across Europe in the style of a bygone era with sumptuous cusine and a personal service which beyond comparison.
All four episodes of the BBC documentary series following English Heritage as it embarks on four major new projects. The organisation acts as a guardian of England's history and is charged with preserving and maintaining over 350,000 historic and listed buildings, ruins and castles. When Simon Thurley took over as chief executive of English Heritage, he was hailed as the person who could take the organisation into the 21st century - but what was intended and what actually happened were two very different things. Comedy, chaos and bitter political controversy ensue as the credit crunch bites and essential projects are thrown off course.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of England's 1966 World Cup win, Bobby is the revealing story of triumph and tragedy behind British sports greatest ever hero. With spectacular archive footage including some never-seen-before from the '66 World Cup, the golden era of English football is vividly brought to the big screen like never before. Featuring stars of the football world and more including Pele, Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks, Harry Redknapp, Russell Brand, Ray Davies and Bobby Moore's family, this authorised account is an incredible tale of an extraordinary man.
Tracklist:1. Also Sprach Zarathustra2. Heigh-Ho!3. Florentine March 4. Waltz Medley 5. Salom6. Sabre Dance 7. Air of the Magician8. O Isis und Osiris 9. I've Got Plenty of Nothing10. Concerto Pour Une Voix11. Solveig's Song 12. Lasst den Kopf nicht hngen13. The Impossible Dream14. Cinderella Waltz 15. Tara's Theme16. Second Waltz17. Little Brother Dance With Me 18. Where Each Child Lays Down His Head 19. Carnaval Festival20. Swan Lake (Moderato)21. Some Day My Prince Will Come22. Fanfare23. The Old Castle24. The Only Thing I Care About 25. Somewhere Over The Rainbow26. This Land Is Mine27. What A Wonderful World
The incredible truth behind Hitler's plan to film the story of Titanic...in the middle of WWII.Nazi Titanic is the amazing and mostly unknown story of one of the most bizarre chapters of WWII. In the middle of the war, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, decided to make a movie based on the sinking of the Titanic. This movie was so large in its scale, the Nazis were forced to divert men, materials and ships from their war effort in order to complete the film. This programme reveals the story by investigating the making of the film, what happened to the original, as well as the Allies' sinking of the Arcona - the German liner used in the film to represent Titanic - just days before the end of WWII.
This four-part television biography of Henry VIII is presented by historian Dr David Starkey who takes us inside the mind of one of the most famous rulers of all time.
Simon Schama looks at the impact of the Jews and those moments when the Jewish experience - what Jews have thought and written, uttered, mourned and acclaimed - has changed the fate of the world. Drawing on his scholarship, his original viewpoints, and his own family history, Schama presents a series about the Jewish story that is at once deeply historical and bracingly contemporary. Travelling the globe from New York to Odessa, Berlin to Jerusalem, he tells ancient and modern stories that illuminate the passions and perplexities of the Jewish people today. Sure to capture a wide and appreciative audience, The Story of the Jews rests at heart on the difference between distinctiveness and isolation. Since the creation of the Bible, the Jewish world has been distinct, but never truly isolated. The Jewish story needs to be told afresh because it is a story of our deep human connectedness.
Tracklist Disc 1 Django The Ballad Of John Henry So It's Like That Last Kiss So Many Roads Stop! Further On Up The Road High Water Everywhere Sloe Gin Disc 2 Lonesome Road Blues Happier Times Your Funeral My Trial Blues Deluxe Story Of A Quarryman The Great Flood Just Got Paid Mountain Time Asking Around For You Woke Up Dreaming (Extras) Joe Bonamassa Interview on Bus (RT:23:06) (Extras)
The lives landscape & history of our nation as never seen before. Britain From Above is an epic journey which reveals the patterns secrets and hidden rhythms of our lives from a striking new perspective. By using cutting edge technology you can see through cloud cover navigate the landscape and witness familiar sights in a whole new way. We will take the most brilliant aerial and satellite images and most revealing data and technologies to present a dramatic and fascinating vision of how Britain works today and how it has changed over ten thousand years of history - all from a unique and dramatic perspective - From Above. Episodes Comprise: 1. Man Made Britain 2. Britain's Landscape 3. Blue Britain 4. The Skyline Of London 5. Britain's Bead Basket 6. Industrial Landscape
The follow up to Life On Mars sees the return of DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister)! But he's no longer the self styled 'Sheriff Of Manchester' - drawn by the action and intrigue of the London Met Gene's turned his attentions to taking on the 'southern nancy' criminal scum! He is joined by his faithful sidekicks Ray Carling (Dean Andrews) and Chris Skelton (Marshall Lancaster). DCI Alex Drake is thrown into the mix - after suffering a horrific accident in 2008 she finds herself in 1981 alongside Hunt and his team.
Fiona Bruce presents a fresh look at the classic TV moments from one of Britain's most treasured programme in the best of The Antiques Roadshow.
Mirroring the savage beauty, maverick originality and vivacity of his design, McQueen is an intimate revelation of Alexander [Lee] McQueen's own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired. It is a film which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence and shows his rags-to-riches story as a modern-day fairy tale laced with the gothic.
A state-of-the-art, edge-of-your-seat experience! Get in the cockpit with the world's best pilots to witness the most challenging flying of their careers!Follow a young American pilot as he makes his way through Red Flag - the world's most intense, simulated air war, training event - where U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel are taken to the limits of their endurance.Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag delivers speeds of up to 800 miles per hour with thundering, roaring, screaming sound and stunning aerobatics that will blow you away!Filmed over the Nevada desert with unprecedented access to military procedures, the film features an enormous armada of aircraft!
For many American's alive today it is difficult to imagine the deep range of feelings that newly arriving immigrants had upon their arrival at Ellis Island. More than a century after first opening on January 1 1892 the site is still an emotional and unforgettable part of the histories for nearly half of American families. In the most comprehensive documentary of the Ellis Island story in all its complexity we take you behind the scenes into the memory-haunted ruins of un-restored Ellis Island. The Museum In the Main Building of the former immigration station complex a unique museum now preserves this important part of American history. Our cameras trace the saga from the old world where it all began to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum the nation's monument to its immigrant heritage and the inspiring story of the immigrants' lives in the New World. Truly a memorial to the common people it is a testimony to the indomitable spirit of the 12 million souls who trod its ground seeking entrance to America The Immigrants They came from every point of the compass every race and creed they spoke a babble of tongues and tightly clutched a dream... America. Some came to escape poverty political or religious persecution some were driven by the passion for adventure. Experience the profound human drama of ordinary people caught up in the tides of history as Ellis Island plays its roles before during and after the peak immigration. The Legacy People were born here married here and some died here. Dreams hopes and disappointments transpired here. Conjured in the ruins the halls the rooms are the echoes of laughter and lament within the multitude of people passing through was the spirit and determination which helped shape a nation. Here within the glow of the Statue of Liberty which beckoned the immigrant into the harbor Ellis Island was the beginning of the opportunity and achievement for those in search of the American dream.
For the best part of a millennium Windsor Castle has been at the heart of the national story; the awesome fortress; family home; treasure chest; and burial ground for the Royal dynasty who went on to take its name. But there is another unseen side to the Castle which the tourists never see... It is the real Windsor - home workplace playground and paradise. The Queen's Castle explore this hidden world in all its glory. This year for the first time ever Windsor ha
A hidden power, when flesh becomes metal! When a young boy on a peaceful island becomes the victim of a terrorist attack, he transforms into Xam'd, a powerful mecha capable of extreme power. Now he must discover the depth of his power and the role he plays in a world where metal and rock meet flesh, desire, and destiny. From studio bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven)
Set in a former mining village in Wales, against the backdrop of the current recession, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback. DVD Extra: The Making Of
Enter the real world of organised crime and meet the men behind the mob Disc 1: Al Capone 'Scarface' Disc 2: Bugsy Siegel Disc 3: Henry Hill 'Goodfella'
More than a Royal love chronicle this is the real story of the birth of a new Royal dynasty and how King George (accused of being pro German) was forced to change the Royal family name to Windsor. Using stunning archive film from the early 1900's this programme shows the sober awkward couple as King and Queen of Great Britain steering a steady course through the tragedy of World War One economic recession and for a time a genuine republican threat to the throne.
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