Join the BBCs Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, his border collies Maud and Pearl and Australian Kelpie Ronnie, for a day on a working farm high in the Cotswolds of Gloucestershire. Cotswolds Farm Park, established in 1971, was Britains first farm park and is still a popular tourist attraction with its fascinating collections of rare British breeds. Working amidst breathtaking Cotswolds scenery, Adam demonstrates the skills of working sheepdogs and explains the art of instructing and handling these magnificent dogs. The dogs are put through their paces and shown rounding up rare cattle breeds, primitive Viking sheep and Cotswolds sheep. Then its off to Leicestershire, to meet some of the very best dogs and the most skilful handlers - in the country at a top sheepdog trial...
The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production over 2000 days in the field using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that combines rare action unimaginable scale impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Using a budget of unprecedented proportions photography and unique specially developed filming techniques Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before to experience sights and sounds you may never experience again.
Box Set Comprises: King Tut's Mystery Tomb Opened: Tracks the intensely emotional and scientific investigation into the identity of the first tomb discovered in the Valley of the Kings in more than 80 years. Tutankhamen: Search for the Lost Pharaoh: The discovery of the tomb of this ancient Egyptian in 1922 is the greatest archeological find of all time. No group or individual has ever found an undisturbed Egyptian royal tomb. This program goes behind the glamour and glory of the monumental feat to tell the story of the two men who made it possible. Ultimate Guide: Mummies: Mummies have allowed us to delve into the past and learn about people thousands of years old that we knew little or nothing about. This program will reveal mummification as never before through natural conditions in simple desert burials to the elaborate process of embalming.
Get the complete collection of all 4 series of Animal Planet's award winning series Meerkat Manor in this fabulous 16 DVD box set. Lovingly narrated by Bill Nighy this fantastic series have been appreciated by viewers of all ages on Animal Planet and BBC1 over the last few years. With a movie currently in production it seems that many years of Meerkat Mania lie ahead. This box set charts the early years of the Whiskers tribe right the way through to the new generation in series 4.This box set makes an outstanding gift for all fans of wildlife.
Celebrate the natural world beneath the sea in the company of its greatest explorer.The name Jacques Cousteau has become synonymous with underwater exploration - testament to a long career spent pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and technology, both as a marine biologist and as a filmmaker. Now, with this beautifully presented 3-DVD digipack, experience three of Captain Cousteau's greatest feature-films in the comfort of your own home.The recipients of numerous awards, including multiple Oscars and the Palme D'Or, these films reveal the beauty, majesty, thrill and danger to be found at sea and beneath the waves, from the tropical waters of the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean to the frozen world of Antarctica. Cousteau and his crew face adventures the likes of which few have seen, from the pressures of living in a purpose-built underwater base for weeks at a time, to the life-or-death struggle for survival at the South Pole.
Tonight could be the one. From the creators of Skins comes a witty sexy and emotional drama series about the complicated and hilarious ways that strangers interact on dates in their quest to find love. With confessions lies role-playing crises of confidence and sexual confession abounding stories begin to intertwine and unfold as Dates steps into the social minefield that is 21st Century dating.
Disc 1: Northeast: Explore the beauty of America's Northeast region from the Poconos to the Catskills to the jagged cliffs that skirt the ocean on the coast. These films inspire and educate with stunning views and insights into the national parks of one of America's most majestic regions. Includes: Parks As Classrooms - Search For Acadia - Song Of The Sandy Mooring - Cape Cod - Cape Cod By Henry David Thoreau - Cape Cod: The Sands Of Time - Gateway - Shenandoah: The Gift And A Very Special Place. Disc 2: Southern Us & Virgin Islands: Journey to the southern most reaches of America to discover the bayous of the Gulf coast states with these films about Florida Louisiana and Mississippi's National parks. Then embark to the tropical paradise of the US Virgin Islands with their coral reefs and beaches in these beautifully filmed features that bring you the most spectacular national parks of America's south. Includes: Stewardship - Living Waters Of The Big Cypress - Gulf Islands Beaches Bays Sounds And Bayous - Pa Hay Okee: Grassy Waters - St. John Virgin Islands National Park - Valley Of Vapors: Hot Springs - Peace Like A River - Yukon Charley Rivers And Voices Of The Cave. Disc 3: Midwest & Rocky Mountains: The natural splendour of America's midwest is captured in these features which showcase the majestic beauty of the prairies and the breathtaking landscapes of the mountains. Featuring the mysteries of Yellowstone National Park Grand Teton National Park and much more. Includes: Sleeping Bear Dunes - Pace Of The Seasons In Voyageurs National Park - Earthshapers - Oklahoma Oasis - Bighorn Canyon Experience - Great Sand Dunes - Fantastic Yellowstone - Nature Of Grand Teton - Tower Of Stone - Yellowstone: Living Sculpture And National Parks: An Americal Legacy.
Transporting viewers to locations across the globe and back in time through tens of millions of years, Planet Dinosaur 3D brings to life the most awesome and amazing creatures that ever lived, rendered in visually stunning 3D technology. Most were discovered in the last 10 years and entailed a rewriting of the prehistory books.Palaeontologists now know that dinosaurs spread to every part of the globe, and evolved in ways so monstrous, horrific and bizarre they make T Rex look very tame indeed. Unlike any dinosaur show before it and shot in Stunning 3D CGI this is a completely immersive visual experience studded with curious facts and jaw-dropping action as well as charismatic monsters brought to life on screen. Presenting a brand-new global perspective on the prehistoric era, the series recreates the creatures, their habitats and how they lived, from analysing their bones to watching them fight to the death.
IMAX: History Box Set (5 Discs)
Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers. Medan Indonesia. When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965 Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists ethnic Chinese and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city Anwar himself killed hundreds of people with his own hands. The Act of Killing is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators offering insight into the minds of mass killers. The film is a nightmarish vision of a frighteningly banal culture of impunity in which killers can joke about crimes against humanity on television chat shows and celebrate moral disaster with the ease and grace of a soft shoe dance number. Special Features: Directors Cut Directors Commentary with Werner Herzog Trailer Errol Morris Essay Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer and Penny Woolcock
The Ballad of Big Al manages the tricky feat of making the viewer feel concern--even sympathy--for a 10m-long, razor-fanged carnivorous predator, an Allosaurus from 145,000,000 years ago. That it does so without resorting to Disney tactics makes its achievement all the more admirable--despite the title, these creatures thankfully don't even speak, let alone sing. In fact, Big Al scores precisely because it takes a resolutely low-key, restrained and intelligent approach to a subject that can all too often end up being sentimentalised. The programme contains two separate half-hour segments originally transmitted as Walking With Dinosaurs "specials" The first is a biopic of Big Al, the allosaurus whose remarkably complete skeleton, found in Wyoming in 1991, allowed scientists to piece together an accurate picture of the creature's life. We follow Al from his hatching out of an egg, then at regular stages through his development into an almost fully grown adult. Almost being the operative word since, since after suffering a series of injuries Al becomes too ill to hunt and suffers an arbitrary, unspectacular demise (all the more believable and touching for it) in late adolescence. The second programme is a "making of" documentary, showing how scientists analysed Al's bones and came up with a plausible series of adventures for him. It's easy to forget that these recreations can only be educated supposition--the camerawork and narration (by Kenneth Branagh) exactly mimic actual wildlife documentaries about living species, while the computer-generated depiction of the dinosaurs is never less than utterly convincing. We're in danger of taking this kind of dazzling FX work for granted, but Big Al freshens it up by putting it at the service of a well-structured, very specific narrative. The programme doesn't hold back on realities of the Jurassic period's harsh, kill-or-be-killed ecosystem, but while it carries an official warning about "mild wildlife horror", Big Al sensibly never dwells on the gory stuff. The most graphic section is also, strangely, the most alluring, as a hungry pack of Allosaurs patiently stalk a herd of colossal Diplodocus across a dry salt lake. The images of these enormous creatures trotting and lumbering along against a stark white background have a surreal, dreamy beauty--the spell abruptly broken when an ailing Diplodocus collapses, exhausted, and the ravenous Allosaurs quickly move in for their bloody feast. --Neil Young
This pre-school CGI animated series follows the fortunes of the extremely cute Bee family who live together with friends and relations in the Hive. Pappa Bee Mamma Bee Buzzbee Rubee and little Babee are really just like any other family except they are tiny stripey and can fly!
Jonathan Donald (Lawrence Fox - Lewis) is a fast car salesman who's as happy with his champagne lifestyle as he is with his six-figure pay-packet. He's invincible - in his world there's no problem money can't solve. So when he finds himself in court awaiting a fine for a drink-driving offence he's not remotely worried. What he isn't expecting is to be facing a disgruntled judge with a flair for creative sentencing - in Jonathan's case a 100 hour community service order. And when he turns up at the Moonbeam Club a drop in centre for young adults with learning disabilities he certainly isn't expecting to enjoy himself. Jonathan meets Freddie (Jack McMullen - Waterloo Road) at the end of his first day a hyperactive 20-year-old with a wicked sense of humour and a terminal illness. Freddie has grown up in care and has never been part of a real family. His last impossible wish is to have a traditional family Christmas. In a move that comes as a surprise to everyone Jonathan devotes his time to making Freddie's final wish come true. With the clock ticking Jonathan's mad dash to create the perfect Christmas family gathering involves a motley crew of petty criminals dodgy geezers and possibly the most loving relations Freddie will ever know. This beautifully told story with moments of both joy and sadness is wrapped with good humor and bundles of Christmas spirit. Also starring Tamzin Outhwaite as Patsy Morgan (Paradox; The Fixed; Hotel Babylon) and Sarah Smart as Laura Cooper (Wallander; Casualty; Five Days 1) and directed by David Richards (Foyles War; Wild at Heart).
Originally presented in IMAX 3D theatres. Dive into an immersive and highly emotional adventure. Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau Dolphins And Whales 3D: Tribes Of The Ocean is an awe-inspiring and entertaining film. Narrated by Daryl Hannah it takes you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean. Through stunning images captured for the very first time in 3D view their lives and habitats as never-before-seen. Come so close to wild dolphins and belugas you will virtually touch them!
This landmark series uses specialist imaging and compelling narrative to tell the life story of our planet how it works and what makes it so special. Examining the great forces that shape the Earth - volcanoes the ocean the atmosphere and ice - the programme explores their central roles in our planet's story. How do these forces affect the Earth's landscape its climate and its history? CGI gives the audience a ringside seat at these great events while the final episode brings together all the themes of the series and argues that Earth is an exceptionally rare kind of planet - giving us a special responsibility to look after our unique world. This is a series that shows the Earth in new and surprising ways. Extensive use of satellite imagery reveals new views of our planet while timelapse filmed over many months brings the planet to life. Offering a balance between dramatic visuals and illuminating facts this ground-breaking series makes global science truly compelling.
Northern Wilderness is a stunning celebration of one of earth's great wildernesses. Ray Mears journeys on foot by canoe and by snowshoe through mountains forests tundra and ice in a land where roads are still scarce. He explores the vast Boreal Forest and its rich animal life from beavers to bears. He travels across the Hudson Bay by canoe and tells the story of the fur trade and trappers who traded with the hat manufacturers of England. Ray follows the paths of the great early northern explorers Samuel Hearne and David Thompson who survived through their knowledge of what we now call bushcraft as they trekked across the tundra and the Rocky Mountains. He explores the frozen north and learns the ways of the Inuit who teach him how to combat snow blindness and build shelter. This series is rich in bushcraft as Ray explains the unique survival techniques of the Native Canadians and the Inuit as well as how the prospectors in the gold rush used bushcraft skills to survive in this inhospitable but awesome landscape.
'Our World Their World' is a detailed and fascinating educational exploration into the lives of animals that share our planet. As we examine their unique habitats and behaviour we analyse the impact that man has had on the earth's delicate natural system. Animals Of Antarctica Australia and Hawaii In this episode we travel to the bitter cold of Antarctica for an in-depth look at the penguin. It is then a short hop to the warmer climate of Australia to observe the koala wallaby and the remarkable flying fox. We continue our journey to the paradise island of Hawaii with its abundant birdlife. Sharing their habitat with the mongoose and the hawksbill turtle the albatross and honeycreeper are just two of the myriad of birds that call this island home. Animals Of India And Africa We begin episode two by looking squarely into the jaws of a Bengal tiger and her cubs in India. Their daily struggle for survival is compelling viewing. We study the many animals that share their environment including langur monkeys and varieties of antelope and deer. Then it's off to Africa to visit yet another of the big cats the lion. There rainforests waterholes and vast plains provide homes for a multitude of animals including leopards baboons and crocodiles. Animals Of The African Plains Northern Tanzania and the African plains are the background to the third instalment in this series. A herd of roaming elephants and the dust trail of a speeding cheetah are provocative images of Africa and both animals are featured within this DVD. Rhinos various antelope and giraffes coexist in this harsh landscape where predator and prey play a deadly game of survival. This daily routine on the African plains show Mother Nature at her most unforgiving. The Wildlife Of North And South America For the fourth episode we start in the damp humidity of the Amazon rainforest where the various New World monkeys entertain us with their breathtaking stunts of dexterity high above in the leafy canopies. It's then north to the more temperate region of Florida for a meeting with an alligator. We head north once again to find ourselves in the plains of the central United States and experience a run-in with the American badger buffalo and prairie dog. Animals Of North America The fifth and penultimate episode is an all-American affair as we journey through the United States taking in mountains woodlands and the Pacific coast. The Rocky Mountains are home to amongst others the bobcat and the little known pika both are examined in detail. On the Pacific coast we get wet watching the sea otter a particularly friendly and active animal. We then head off to the woodlands and mountains of northwest America for an in-depth look at the racoon and the mountain lion. Wilderness Specialists In the final episode of our series we travel from the mountains of northwest America to the cold of northern Scandinavia putting in a few stops along the way. Land water and air are covered in this programme as we follow the plight of the black bear and mountain goat; wild salmon and river otter; the bald eagle and the snowy owl. We also experience different temperament when we look at the ferocious wolverine and the far more placid lemming.
Coast and Beyond takes the shoreline as its starting point moving inland and outwards to the sea and other continents as it explores and tells the story of life on the outer reaches of this island country we live on. The tales come thick and fast - of geography commerce and the deeply human. Coast's intrepid and inquisitive team of presenters led by Nicholas Crane clamber over cliff tops ride the rough seas and explore the history and evolution of life as it is lived along the Coast and Beyond. Featuring: London to Antwerp Devon and Cornwall The Netherlands The Western Isles and Shetland Wales Border to Border Sweden
A visually stunning film shot over 13 months in 24 countries; Baraka is an overwhelming experience that spans the geographical cultural and social diveristy of our changing planet. Set to an atmospheric soundtrack inspired by various rituals and nature itself; the film captures the very essence of man's relationship with the earth both harmonious and catastrophic. Baraka is a journey of rediscovery. It is the power the beauty and the rage of life itself. It is the world we live in.
In this brand new series Monty Don meets people who have left the rat race to live the real good life. Teaching former ad executives engineers journalists and management consultants how to rear cows keep bees and even look after ostriches and alpacas Monty follows the would-be farmers over three farming seasons.
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