BBC – Holst The Planets with Brian Cox (2019)

BBC – Holst: The Planets with Brian Cox (2019)
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A chance to see the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform British composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets at the London Barbican, in a concert from last September timed to celebrate the centenary of the premiere. But there’s a special scientific twist to this concert, as before each movement, Professor Brian Cox discusses what modern science reveals about each of the planets. [Read more…]

BBC Trusadh – Zinc Houses (2015)

BBC Trusadh – Zinc Houses (2015)
English | Size: 613 MB
Category: Documentary


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Zinc houses have long been a part of the Scottish rural landscape. They can be seen dotted around the islands of the Western Isles – their natural, simple forms and colours fitting effortlessly into the island environment. Their story, though, is a bigger one, that had an impact on a worldwide scale.
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BBC Natural World 2008 Raising Sancho 720p HDTV x264 AAC

BBC Natural World 2008 Raising Sancho 720p HDTV x264 AAC
English | Size: 1.21 GB
Category: Documentary


The touching story of a giant otter cub called Sancho who was rescued and is being raised by Brazilian naturalist Carolina Vargas. Sancho has to be bottle-fed, shown how to catch fish and taught to outsmart the many predators of the Pantanal – the world’s biggest wetland. Eventually Carolina will have to break their bond as Sancho returns to life in the wild. [Read more…]

BBC Jocky Wilson Said 720p HDTV x264 AAC

BBC Jocky Wilson Said 720p HDTV x264 AAC
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Category: Documentary


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In 1989, Jocky Wilson was crowned world darts champion for the second time. Featuring rare archive footage and told in his own words, this is the story of the rise and fall of a cult Scottish sporting hero.

Known for his heavy drinking and unorthodox throwing style, Jocky was propelled to fame through a sport that went from pub pastime to mass entertainment. Darts took him from the dole queue in Kirkcaldy and made him one of the most recognisable faces in the country.
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BBC – Spinning a Yarn The Dubious History of Scottish Tartan (2013)

BBC – Spinning a Yarn: The Dubious History of Scottish Tartan (2013)
English | Size: 928 MB
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Queen Victoria was mad for it and Harry Lauder was clad in it. It’s inextricably woven into the history of Scotland, from Bonnie Prince Charlie to the Tartan Army, and has been used to advertise many political and cultural affinities. Tartan is a fabric that tells tales, but not all of them are true.
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BBC The Sky at Night – Supermassive Black Hole (2019)

BBC The Sky at Night – Supermassive Black Hole (2019)
English | Size: 881 MB
Category: Documentary


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This month, the Sky at Night team reveals how the first picture of a supermassive black hole was captured. When the photograph of the hole at the heart of the M87 galaxy was released in April, it captured the world’s imagination and made headlines everywhere.
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BBC Storyville 2019 Brexit Behind Closed Doors 720p HDTV x264 AAC

BBC Storyville 2019 Brexit Behind Closed Doors 720p HDTV x264 AAC
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Category: Documentary


The gripping untold story of the Brexit negotiations… from the other side. For two years, Belgian film-maker, Lode Desmet, has had exclusive access to the Brexit co ordinator of the European parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, and his close knit team. This revelatory fly-on-the-wall film captures the off-the-record conversations and arguments of the European negotiators as they devise their strategy for dealing with the British.
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BBC Storyville – A German Life Goebbels’ Secretary Remembers (2019)

BBC Storyville – A German Life: Goebbels’ Secretary Remembers (2019)
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The extraordinary story of a woman living through traumatic times raises profound questions about the moral choices and personal sacrifices that one is faced with when confronted by evil. Reflecting back on her life, Brunhilde Pomsel makes it clear that the dangers that led to the rise of fascism have not been overcome. ‘So I joined the party,’ she recalls. ‘Why shouldn’t I? Everyone was doing it.’
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BBC Our World – The Rise of the Right in Europe (2019)

BBC Our World – The Rise of the Right in Europe (2019)
English | Size: 322 MB
Category: Documentary


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A wave of far-right politics is sweeping Europe, with parties promising to smash the ruling elite, end migration and re-shape the EU. With elections just days away the Jean Mackenzie travels across the continent to find out why the Right is on the rise, meeting those celebrating its success, and those fighting to stop it. Could Europe, as we know it, be about to change?
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BBC The Sky at Night Guides: Stars (2019)

BBC The Sky at Night Guides: Stars (2019)
English | Size: 1.71 GB
Category: Documentary


For as long as humans have walked the Earth, the stars have fascinated us. But we have come a long way since the earliest days of astronomy when we had nothing but our eyes to observe the night sky. Since then we have designed an arsenal of ingenious machines to help us unlock the secrets of the stars – from how they work and move around the Universe to how they live and die. For more than 60 years, the Sky at Night has covered every major development in our understanding of the stars, and regular Sky at Night presenter, Professor Chris Lintott, uses this archive to reveal spectacular and surprising facts about these heavenly bodies. From the ancient myths of the constellations to today’s cutting edge attempts to map our own Milky Way, this is a story of incredible ingenuity, extraordinary technology and spectacular discoveries. We will discover how stars work, from the nuclear reactions at their cores to the strange phenomena on their surfaces, and we will follow the life cycle of a star all the way through to its spectacular end – one of the most dramatic events in the Universe that also turns out to hold the key to our very existence. [Read more…]