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From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world.
Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters.
Told with humour, intimacy and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendour, Earth: One Amazing Day highlights how every day is filled with more wonders than you can possibly imagine- until now.
Joanna Lumley travels back to the country that she came from to celebrate the great nation that it is today.
A year older than Independent India itself, Joanna was born into the last days of The Raj and India was home to both sides of her family for several generations. Travelling over 5000 miles, Joanna explores India’s diverse landscapes, cultural traditions and extraordinary spirit, discovering how independence has changed and shaped it into the great evolving country it is today.
Celebrating its beauty, wildlife, people, culture, history, modernity and absolute diversity, Joanna’s journey takes her on an exploration of India’s past, present and future, drawing on her own connections and experiences and learning from stories of others.
Raoul Peck directs this documentary which explores the history of race relations in the United States through the eyes of renowned African American writer and social critic James Baldwin.
Based on the unfinished manuscript of Baldwin's book Remember This House, the film features archive footage and interviews with the writer as he discusses the issue of racism in America and reminisces about the work of influential civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
(Academy Award nomination for: Best Documentary)
'I'm embarking on a 7000-mile journey following the route of the legendary Silk Road, that throughout history helped spread all manner of foods, inventions and cultures across Asia and Europe...my most adventurous and exotic journey yet.' - Joanna Lumley
This epic new series is Joanna Lumley's grandest and most challenging journey yet, a breath-taking odyssey from Venice to the Chinese border along the veins of the ancient Silk Road.
A perilous network of paths, the Silk Road shaped the modern world, bringing silk, printing, spices, gunpowder, and many other things, to the West. Joanna's adventure will see her travel through a breath-taking array of fabulous landscapes as she crosses continents, deserts, mountains and steppe, boldly following in the footsteps of the merchants, conquerors, kings and pilgrims who once lived and died along this route.
Boere Op Die Aardsdrempel handel oor ’n klein groepie Afrikaanssprekendes in ’n afgeleŽ gedeelte van Patagonia in ArgentiniŽ wat ’n heenkome gevind het na die verwoestende Anglo-Boereoorlog.
Die groep Boere het ’n honderd jaar gelede die Atlantiese Oseaan oorgesteek opsoek na ’n nuwe lewe, vry van die onderdrukkende Britse koloniale heerskappy. Die verloop van tyd het gepaard gegaan met die verval van hul kultuur en die stelselmatige agteruitgang van die gebruik van Afrikaans. ’n Handvol inwoners wat steeds Afrikaans praat, is gewikkel in ’n stryd om hul taal en kultuur te red.
Die film fokus op die laaste dae van hierdie Afrikaanse gemeenskap en een familie se hartsverlange om kontak te maak met Suid-Afrika.
Die rolprent het ook 3 SAFTAs (Suid-Afrikaanse Film- en TV-Toekennings) ontvang vir Beste Kinematografie, Redigering en Klankversorging.
In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa's biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more.
Miners Shot Down shows the courageous fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers.
What emerges is collusion at the top, spiralling violence and the country's first post-apartheid massacre.
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Viva Madiba: A Hero For All Seasons is a celebration of Nelson Mandela's epic life and his status as an international icon.
He remains a man at the centre of attention, not only in South Africa, but around the world as a moral leader, an elder statesman and an exceptional human being.
Viva Madiba: A Hero For All Seasons takes one on a journey behind the headlines and away from the public eye and looks at Madiba as a loyal friend, a dependable comrade, a trusted confidant, a respected mentor, and a man who has touched and transformed countless lives. For the first time his complete story is being told - a life of struggle, humanity, destiny and greatness is recalled and celebrated by those who knew him best and who worked with him in the quest to break the chains of oppression, taking us beyond the political and into the personal.
The film features exclusive interviews with politicians, close friends and comrades of Madiba.
Auschwitz has a unique place in history. It is where the largest mass murder ever recorded occurred. It is hard to grasp how and why such a chilling place existed. This untold story of Auschwitz marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.
Written and produced by BAFTA Award winning producer Laurence Rees, and using fresh new research, Auschwitz offers a unique perspective on the camp in which more than one million people were ruthlessly murdered.
The series follows the trail of evil from the very first origins of Auschwitz as a place to hold Polish political prisoners, through the Nazi solution for what they called 'the Jewish problem', to the development of the camp as a mechanised factory for mass murder. It interweaves exceptional new testimony from camp survivors and members of the SS with archive footage and drama reconstructions of some of the key decision-making moments.
The series is the result of three years of in-depth research, drawing on the close involvement of the world experts on the period. It is based on nearly 100 interviews with survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking in detail for the first time.
Sensitively shot drama sequences, filmed on location using German and Polish actors, bring recently discovered documents to life on screen, whilst specially commissioned computer images give a historically accurate view of Auschwitz-Birkenau at all its many stages.
The computer animated images are based on plans from the Auschwitz construction office, which were captured after the war, eye-witness testimony and aerial photos.
Zulu is one of the great movies, an epic adventure of courage in the face of incredible odds. Based on a true story it tells the amazing tale of 100 British soldiers who stood fast against an overwhelming force of 4,000 of the Zulu nations mightiest warriors in the defence of Rourkes Drift in 1879.
Superbly photographed in Technorama, few other movies have grippingly captured the tension and terror of combat as wave upon wave of warriors is unleashed on the tiny garrison. Set amongst stunning South African scenery, Zulu is a landmark action film and a fitting tribute to some of the most magnificent acts of heroism in the history of warfare.
Michael Caine's role as the arrogant but courageous Lt. Bromhead brought him international fame, and there are powerful performances from other great British actors including Stanley Baker and Jack Hawkins.
All ten episodes of the award-winning mini-series based on the real-life experiences of American paratroopers who fought in Europe during the Second World War.
From their training in Camp Toccoa, Georgia, through their landing in Normandy as part of the D-Day offensive, their participation in the Battle of the Bulge, and all the way up to the final surrender of the German forces, the series follows the adventures of Easy Company, a unit noted for its skill and bravery, but which also suffered a high number of casualties in its journey across Europe.
Also featured are actual interviews with surviving members of the company.
In 1966 BBC Television embarked on its most ambitious documentary series to date. The eminent art historian Lord Clark was commissioned to write and present an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considered to be the crucial phases of its development. Civilisation: A Personal View by Lord Clark would be more than two years in the making, with filming in over 100 locations across 13 countries. The lavish series was hailed as a masterpiece when it was first transmitted in 1969.
From the fall of the Roman Empire to the Industrial Revolution and beyond, Clark's compelling narrative is accompanied by breathtaking colour photgraphy of Europe's greatest landmarks. This 'history of ideas as illustrated by art and music' remains the benchmark for the numerous programmes it inspired.
Includes a specially written 36 page illustrated booklet of viewing notes to accompany this DVD.
Narrated by David Attenborough, The Blue Planet is one of the BBC s greatest success stories and is the first comprehensive series on the natural history of the world s oceans. All eight classic episodes are featured here, along with three previously un-released special presentations.
The Abyss, a chilling expose including rare footage of amazing deep sea life Amazon Abyss, where we meet primitive dolphins, giant black piranha and massive electric knife fish Dive to Shark Volcano, a look at the extraordinary wealth of life surrounding the underwater volcano known as Cocos Island, or Shark Island as it is known to locals due to the large number of sharks in residence.
In small towns and along America s back roads, treasures are waiting to be uncovered valuable relics from our history that are hidden in junk piles, buried in barns and stacked in garages. It takes experts to find them and turn rust to riches. AMERICAN PICKERS follows two of the most skilled pickers , Mike Wolfe, owner of Antique Archaeology and his business partner, Frank Fritz, as they hunt down objects with historical, collectible and pop culture value that have been long forgotten by their owners.
Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.
This enthralling BBC series examines "the lengths living beings go to to stay alive," in the words of Sir David Attenborough. Aided by breathtaking high-definition cinematography, the makers of Planet Earth explore the more colourful strategies the world's creatures employ to procreate, evade predators, and obtain nourishment. Cameras travel though the air, under the water, and right into the faces of insects, like the alien visage of the stalk-eyed fly. Except for "Challenges of Life" and "Hunters and Hunted," each episode covers a different category, such as mammals and birds. Among the more memorable images: three cheetahs move with the relentless rhythm of mobsters, a school of flying fish glides through the air with the grace of ballerinas, and a Jesus Christ lizard skips across the water, like, well, you know. The strangest sights range from a pebble toad bouncing away from a spider like a rubber ball and brown-tufted capuchin monkeys pounding palm nuts with stone tools like the apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Witty writing and skilful editing, which distils thousands of hours of footage, make the learning go down easy (at one point, Sir David references Jurassic Park, which featured his brother, Richard).
Four years in the making, with a budget of unprecedented proportions, Planet Earth has stretched the boundaries of natural history television.
High definition photography, revolutionary ultra-high speed cameras and detailed images from the air enabled the series to capture the most amazing footage ever seen. T
Kenneth Branagh presents this six part guide to World War I. Using computer aided technology, this colour series reveals the true reality of the destruction and chaos of the war.
In this spectacular series, Professor Cox offers an original new perspective on human life: the story of a group of apes that evolved to leave their home planet and step out into the universe.
Humans are curious creatures. Of all the species on Earth, we alone ask questions. This series tackles the greatest questions we've ever asked. Where are we in the universe? Why are we here? How did the human brain arise and why did we become consciousness? Will our search for alien life be successful or are we all alone? And what is our future?
In search of answers, Brian sets off across the globe collecting clues from the people that he encounters and linking them to the latest scientific thinking on each question. Combining beautiful location photography, imaginative CGI and his own magical storytelling Brian presents a new understanding of the ultimate wonder of the universe - us.
The Hunt, the new landmark BBC series, captures the dramatic encounters of predator and prey in an entirely new light. Featuring the extraordinary strategies of a huge range of predators, from cheetahs and African wild dogs to killer whales and polar bears, these images and stories will revolutionise what you thought you knew about life in the wild.
Whether through speed, stamina or complex subterfuge, each creature s strategy is honed to its environment and remarkable adaptations mean that the hunted often can, and do, outwit their hunters. It s a life-or-death duel where each animal s skills are stretched to the very limit. From the producers of Frozen Planet and Planet Earth, The Hunt reveals in astonishing detail the most surprising and significant events in the natural world.
The duels between hunters and hunted are as dramatic as any event in the natural world. David Attenborough
HISTORYTM reveals the 4.5 billion-year journey of our home Spectacular on-location footage, evidence from geologists in the field, and clear, dramatic graphics combine in this stunning 13-part series from HISTORYTM to show how immensely powerful, and at times violent, forces of geology have formed our planet. From the Great Lakes to Iceland, the San Andreas Fault to Krakatoa, HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE travels the globe to reveal the physical processes that have shaped some of the most well-known locations and geological phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes, ice sheets, and colliding continents as their suspects, scientists launch a forensic investigation that will help viewers visualise how the earth has evolved and formed over millions of years. Experience all 13 episodes of this landmark series for the first time on DVD. Volume 1: San Andreas Fault / The Deepest Place on Earth / Krakatoa / Loch Ness Volume 2: New York / Driest Place On Earth / Great Lakes Volume 3: Yellowstone / Tsunami / Asteroids Volume 4: Iceland / Hawaii / The Alps
This epic series explores life's grand themes through Britain's rich and colourful history. This is history in an accessible form, using everyday analogies that help viewers relate to the past.
It looks at concepts like the cyclical nature of power and analyses fascinating topics. It examines the experience of all levels of society, revealing that essentially mankind never changes. A History of Britain is written and presented by the world-renowned historian Simon Schama.
Collection of documentaries which examine the sinking of the ocean liner Titanic in 1912. A century has passed since the supposedly 'unsinkable' vessel departed Southampton destined for New York, only for a collision with an iceberg to cause the death of over 1000 passengers in one of the worst naval disasters of all time. The six documentaries included are: 'Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces', 'Lost Worlds: Building the Titanic', 'Titanic's Achilles Heel', 'Modern Marvels: Titanic Tech', 'Titanic: Death of a Dream' and 'Titanic: The Legend Lives On'.
A charming view of Britain from the days of the music halls to the swinging 60's.
This is the documentary of Bertie and Elizabeth, the King and Queen who won the hearts of a nation thanks to their love for each other, and for the country and people they served with a tremendous sense of duty and commitment.
This DVD follows King George VI and Queen Elizabeth through the difficult abdication crisis of 1936 through to the Second World War and beyond.
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