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Exploring scenic Scotland with the legendary Tom Weir
Tom Weir (1914-2006) was a wee fellow in a knitted tam, Fair Isle sweater and walking boots Ė and one of Scotlandís greatest National Treasures.
Nestled in northwest England is the Lake District, a land of visually stunning fells (mountains) and lakes. Its natural beauty inspired the romantic Lake Poets, Wordsworth, Southey and Coleridge and writer Beatrix Potter. Known to millions who love the Lakes is late author, guide writer, artist and fell walker, Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991), whose 7-volume Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells have motivated generations of fell walkers to explore this lovely landscape.
Based on the testimony of the 3 surviving villagers - a living history revealing a new and intimate perspective of the Titanic and the fragile hopes of a community that lost more of its population that fateful April night than any other.†
The War Horses of WWI is the extraordinary and deeply moving true story of the million British horses who served in World War I.
Two hundred years ago, an extraordinary conflict decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada and destroyed the dream of an independent Native nation.
As Seen on Masterpiece Theatre
It is the first century A.D. and the Romans have invaded ancient Britain, but the Iceni, a Celtic tribe, are unwilling to live as a subject race in their own land. For a while, they are allowed to continue their lives as usual, without Romeís interference, but when Emperor Claudius dies, the Romans and the new Emperor Nero no longer tolerate the Iceni way of life and endeavor to crush the upstart Queen Boudicca (Alex Kingston Ė ER, Moll Flanders) and her tribe. However, they have underestimated the Celtic spirit and, seeking revenge, Boudicca leads her people against the mighty Romans with devastating effect.
Warning: This program contains mature content. Viewer discretion is advised.
With a formidable supporting performance by Oscar® nominated Brenda Blethyn and the emotionally stirring music of Grammy® nominated David Gray, A Way of Life will haunt you with its staggering intensity and devastating power.
The Last Giants / Keepers of Memory
Inside the world of these endangered gentle giants
Wonders to behold, whales are the giants of the sea, but centuries of whale hunting and harvesting their blubber has severely crippled their populations.
Sean Bean, Theresa Russell, Amanda Donohoe and Adrian Dunbar are locked in a web of adultery in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Carol Clewlow.
When pupils disappear into thin air or turn into pigs by mistake, everyone points a finger at Mildred (Fairuza Balk - The Craft) - the worst witch in the school. No matter how hard she tries to master potions and flying, something always goes wrong!
In this 7-part documentary, award-winning director Peter Williams (Secret Army) unearths the stories of people in wartime Britain who got away with everything from murder to looting, theft, profiteering and espionage. The German Luftwaffe blasted the buildings of Britainís cities into rubble, creating an ideal hiding place for homicide victims among the many genuine victims of the blitz. Rationing was established to manage the nationís consumption of food, goods and fuel, but scarcity drove many law-abiding citizens to the black market. Seen through archival footage and interviews with people who were there, WWII Crimes on the British Home Front is an important, riveting record of wartime crime and human ingenuity.