Some of the world’s most legendary cities, ancient sites, and verdant landscapes are captured from a stunning vantage point. Views from a helicopter-mounted camera and planned with precision for optimum lighting and angles, these programs offer the ultimate in armchair travel. Rich narrations and evocative regional music enhance the experience. Take an emotional trip to your family’s homeland, revisit favourite sights, or realise your dreams of discovering these storied lands for the first time – whatever your inspiration – you’ll never have a better view.
This series of stimulating conversations between inspirational scholar Joseph Campbell and veteran journalist Bill Moyers created a national sensation when they first aired on public television. In lively, expansive dialogues, the two men discuss how myths hold the key to understanding human experience.
The Complete Box Set contains the entire three series of The Irish R.M.
Comic Drama series about a retired English Army officer who becomes a resident Magistrate in turn-of-the-century West Ireland. Living in a ramshackle country house surrounded by the community's eccentric inhabitants, Major Sinclair Yeates struggles to apply judical logic in a country where, in the words of a former Lord Chief Justice, 'the inevitable never happens but the improbable frequently does'.
Michael Wood - The Great British Story: A People's History is a fascinating eight part BBC series tracing the history of the British people.
AS SEEN ON ABC TV THE ENTIRE FOYLE’S WAR COLLECTION FOR THE FIRST TIME! EVERY EPISODE EVER MADE – SERIES 1 THU TO 9
This collectable boxed set features every episode of the acclaimed television series. Michael Kitchen is Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle, a hard-working, policeman in Hastings during the Second World War. Anxious to join the war effort, he has repeatedly had his applications turned down and has returned to the South Coast sidelined and frustrated; but it soon becomes apparent that his detective skills are vitally needed on the Home Front. As the stories of DCS Foyle progress through the war, in the final episodes we find ourselves in a time of peace at last. But a new kind of war is beginning, one much darker and indistinct than the first; a war that doesn’t officially exist – a Cold War. As Foyle is called into service once again, this time on behalf of MI5, he finds himself caught up in a world where integrity is only worth so much, often less than life itself.
Set in 1950s Britain, the drama sees the beekeeping couple stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy.
Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, throwing herself head first into every mystery with passion and fervour, determined to get to the truth no matter what it takes, much to the dismay of her more cautious husband, Tommy.
Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - The Plantagenets
Powerful storytelling and stylish dramatic reconstruction bring to life one of the most visceral and violent chapters in British history.
Acclaimed historian Dan Jones tells the story of the dynasty who ruled England and much of France during the Middle Ages. More shocking, brutal and exhilarating than Game of Thrones, these events actually happened.
WALES’ BEST DETECTIVES ARE BACK IN THE HINTERLAND FOR A STUNNING SECOND SERIES. Aberystwyth’s panoramic vistas hide a multitude of sins and it is DCI Tom Mathias’ job to investigate and hunt down the perpetrators of crimes that jeopardise the safety and security of the local community. Throughout the second season of Hinterland, Mathias is drawn into a world of killers and their victims. Atmospheric and disturbing, this is a detective drama of poetry and scale, a story of blood, soil and belonging. This is Hinterland. The first series of Hinterland reached its bloody climax with DCI Tom Mathias' future hanging in the balance. REGION 4 DVD
Documentaries about great American thinkers, and how their ideas have changed the world
The award-winning comedy series ‘detectorists’returns for a second series as we follow the lives of Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones), two friends who share a passion for metal detecting. Scouring the fields of the English countryside, they are burning for that one find which could change their lives forever. A year on from the last time we met them, Lance is still love-lorn after the departure of his ex-wife, but may be about to surprise everybody with a new and unexpected relationship.
CUFFS is a fresh, authentic, contemporary 8-part Police drama. A visceral drama that takes the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front line policing in the vibrant and alternative seaside city of Brighton. Adrenalised and propulsive, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. Every episode sees our cops put their lives on the line to protect the public; from a booby trapped cannabis farm in a suburban semi, to an elderly farmer & wife with a shotgun - this is a job fraught with danger.
1939. As civilization teeters on the brink of war, ten strangers – a reckless playboy, a decrepit judge, a nervous businessman, an unhinged Harley Street doctor, a god-fearing spinster, a secretive governess, a guilt-ridden general, a remorseless mercenary and two anxious servants – are persuaded to retreat from their troubled lives to Soldier Island, an isolated rock off the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland by appalling weather, their hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, the guests are each accused of a unique and terrible crime by a gramophone recording timetabled perfectly to deliver its indictments after dinner. As the assembled guests begin to realise that not one of them has set eyes on the missing Owens, the true reason for their presence on the island becomes horribly clear: they are to be executed, one by one. But where is the killer hiding? Could it be true that the group harbours a murderer among their number? Special Features: And Then There Was Something: Behind the scenes of And Then There Was None, two picture galleries.
‘Fried’ is a sitcom about the daily lives of the disgruntled employees at “Seriously Fried Chicken” - Croydon’s worst fried chicken restaurant. We follow the group as they navigate the greasy world of nugget vending, all under the watchful gaze of Mary (KATY WIX – ‘Not Going Out’), their eternally optimistic, but desperately ineffectual, manager. There’s Derek (MATTHEW COTTLE – ‘Game On’) the super camp assistant manager who’s been working at Seriously Fried Chicken for far too long; Amara, (MANDEEP DHILLON – ‘Some Girls’) the little-miss-Princess, forced to work at the shop by her wealthy father; Joe (WILL MELLING – ‘Harry Potter’), the meek and unlucky in love teenager with a crush on Amara; terrifying Shontal (LORNA GAYLE – ‘THE DARK KNIGHT’) who is never to be messed with, and Ed (IMRAN YUSUF – ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’) the rude and crude dude who can’t stop eating that chicken. Will Joe ever get with Amara? Why is Mary dressed up as a Spanish Man? Will the team win The Most Improved Restaurant at the highly coveted Seriously Fried Chicken Awards? All will be revealed across six joyously silly episodes…
Using the same vivid format as the original BAFTA winning single drama Murder: Joint Enterprise, Directed by Birger Larsen - (The Killing) Murder: The Complete Series throws a stark and unsettling light on four very different cases. Rich in forensic and psychological detail, and with a unique depth of characterisation, each of the films picks apart a murder in all its terrible complexity. The story is heard from every angle and casts the viewer as a jury-member, forced to decide on guilt and innocence. Co-creators Robert Jones Ballykissangel) and Kath Mattock (Buried), spent months in the public galleries at the Old Bailey researching real-life cases for inspiration and authenticity and the films are intercut with CCTV footage, live action and forensic evidence. The protagonists speak to camera giving their version of events. Mixing techniques of documentary with the power, invention and breathtaking visuals of drama, these haunting and graphic whodunits live long in the mind. Murder: Joint Enterprise, directed by Birger Larsen (The Killing) - The Third Voice directed by Birger Larsen, Lost Weekend directed by Paul Wright (For Those in Peril) and The Big Bang directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories). INCLUDES THE FOUR MOVIES: DISC ONE: JOINT ENTERPRISE DISC TWO: THE THIRD VOICE – LOST WEEKEND – THE BIG BANG REGION 4 DVD
English Subtitles: Yes
Born amid a great tragedy, Sarah Bennett (Katie McGrath - Jurassic World, Dracula, Merlin) has spent many years feeling cast adrift. But when she returns to Waterbury, her place of birth, she is determined to turn her life around. She has her husband, Dylan (Brandon Jay McLaren - Graceland, The Killing), a man who loves her more than anyone ever has, and is focused on her art, having opened a gallery in her old hometown. Moving into the house where her parents were murdered may seem odd, but it’s free, thereby giving this oung couple the financial stability to pursue their dreams. She may be at the scene of the crime, but Sarah is starting over. It’s not long before history starts to repeat itself though,
plunging Sarah into the midst of a new, even bloodier, murder mystery.
SLASHER INCLUDES EIGHT CHILLING EXTENDED EPISODES
Special Features: Exclusive featurettes: Welcome to the World of Slasher, Slasher CUTs: 5 Questions with cast, Slasher BTS: How to Make a Murder.
REGION 4 DVD
Seven years ago, in a small town at the bottom of a beautiful fjord in the northeast of Iceland, an innocent girl died in a mysterious fire. Andri Olafsson is a seasoned cop who moved here, the middle of nowhere, for the sake of his ex-wife and two daughters, leaving a questionable record behind him in Reykjavik. He’s living with his in-laws ready for a new beginning, settling in as the new protector of an old town. A ferry from Denmark carrying 150-passengers pulls into the small port. Heavy snow begins to fall, winds pick up steam. A mutilated and gorged body is discovered by the shore. It’s a man, unidentifiable, a torso floating among the ice. Andri examines the body, there must be a murderer on that ferry. The storm becomes a blizzard, the road out of town becomes impassable. Order disintegrates into chaos as the passengers and the residents realize they are all either possible suspects or possibly in danger. Andri was trying his best to take care of his daughters while hoping Agnes would return to a place she can never call home. Instead she returned with her new fiancé. Solving this murder will only push them farther away, turning him into a man his own daughters don’t recognize. Trapped in a dead end job, trapped in a dead end town, trapped with no way out, Andri is now faced with the toughest case of his career and the biggest challenge of his life. The pressure mounts and cracks are exposed in the social fabric that has kept the town together for a hundred years. As Andri uncovers an intricate web of buried secrets, he will only survive if he discovers a truth stranger than fiction that will not let everyone escape alive.