Tony Roper wrote The Steamie for Glasgow s Mayfest in 1987 and since then the play has always been in production somewhere in Britain.
This is now your chance to own the original version of the smash-hit of the year which played to packed audiences in the theatre and was watched by millions when it was produced for television.
Return to Hogmanay 1957 when a feisty bunch of Glasgow women Mrs Culfeather's, Dolly, Doreen and the irrepressible Magrit all meet at The Steamie to do the traditional family wash before the New Year.
Laugh once again at Mrs Culfeather's wonderful Galloway s mince, enjoy the fantasy phone call between Magrit and Dolly and wonder at the welly booted tango when Dolly bends over backwards to grab a rose in her teeth!
This is the definitive version of the most popular Scottish play of the last 30 years with the all star cast of Dorothy Paul as Magrit, Eileen McCallum as Dolly, Katy Murphy as Doreen, Sheila Donald as Mrs Culfeathers and in one of his earliest television roles a very young Peter Mullan, as Andy, the whisky loving handyman.
The Steamie is a joy and this is one part of your DVD collection you will watch and watch again!
First performed at the Crawford Theatre, Glasgow in 1987, The Steamie has kept audiences in hysterics for over 25 years.
In 2009 The Steamie came second in an online poll of STV s Top 30 Best Loved Shows.
BONUS FEATURE: A documentary telling The Steamie Story and how the play came to be an icon of Scottish culture, featuring interviews with writer Tony Roper and actress Dorothy Paul.
Enjoy the very best natural history programming ever made, brought to you by the world's greatest natural history presenter.
This stunning set contains over 7 hours of amazing stories and footage, including exclusive bonus and behind-the-scenes material. Natural History Museum Alive: Perhaps David's most ambitious project to date, this incredible special brings back to life a selection of extinct creatures housed in the world-famous Natural History Museum.
Galapagos: David takes us on an extraordinary journey to the enchanting Galapagos Islands, unlocking the secrets of their formation and showing the unique wildlife and fauna in a whole new light.
Micro Monsters: See the hidden world of insects and scorpions as never before. David's passion for, and knowledge of, the arthropod world is given free rein with new developments in macro filming techniques providing unprecedented images.
BONUS FEATURES - Making of Micro Monsters and Natural History Museum Alive, plus exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes material.
Murdered in the Line of Duty tells the harrowing stories of when the unthinkable happens and police officers are killed whilst simply doing their job. Each episode focuses on one high profile case of the murder of a police officer or officers. It examines the events leading up to the killings, the murder itself and the aftermath. What happened to the perpetrator? Does the police investigation differ at all? Did our approach to policing change as a result of the murder? The series is a collection of stand-alone episodes but each has an overarching theme to tie them together in a three-part event. The first episode re-tells the Shepherds Bush Murders from 50 years ago, next we investigate the sadistic killer, Dale Cregan, who murdered two police officers in 2012 and lastly we re-examine the murder of PC Ian Broadhurst in 2003 by ex US marine David Bieber. Each episode combines firsthand accounts and expert analysis and is fronted by ex policeman Rav Wilding to help drive the stories. We hear from family members, criminologists, journalists and policing experts to find out the real background and insight into the role of the police officer and how the thin blue line they walk often leads them into danger. Archive and stylised recreations give more depth to the storytelling and give the viewer a sense of events. These are the gripping, emotional and shocking stories of police officers Murdered in the Line of Duty.
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This BAFTA-nominated film from director Jennifer Peedom takes a poignant look at how Mount Everests Sherpa community united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain, following the deadly avalanche that struck on 18 th April, 2014, which killed sixteen of their members. The project originally began as a documentary about the upcoming climbing season from the Sherpas point of view, following a highly-publicised confrontation in 2013 between them and a group of western climbers. Peedom and her team planned to focus on legendary Sherpa Phurba Tashis world record-breaking attempt to summit Everest for the 22 nd time. Instead, they captured the single deadliest day in the mountains modern history after an avalanche struck the Khumbu Icefall, the area just above base camp. Through the voices of the guides themselves, their families and the climbers who were preparing to summit when the disaster struck, Sherpa chronicles a historic moment of tragedy and resistance. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal of the Everest climbing industry, and served as a turning point for many of the Sherpas and their families as they considered whether they should even continue at all.
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In this brand new series Robson packs his swag bag and heads to the unexplored, unknown Australia to meet the experts who live in some of the country’s most remote communities. Robson will be getting close to some of Australia’s most fearsome creatures, he’ll be learning how to survive in the outback, how to catch venomous snakes and how to herd wild camels, of which Australia has the world’s largest population! Along the way Robson will be getting up close to some of the stunning beauty that exists in wild places: climbing incredible mountains, swimming in huge sea holes, flying over giddying cliffs and sailing giant waves. This is Robson Green like you’ve never seen him before.
INCLUDES: South Australia • Northern Territory • Western Australia • Queensland
Alien Planet Earths transports viewers across the Milky Way to the surface of newly discovered exoplanets and exomoons using dynamic, state of the art CGI, revealing the next crucial steps in our search for alien life on billions of distant worlds.
The award-winning animation series that brings the bible stories to life!
The crowd was still and hushed as the words from the great prophet Elijah thundered down from Mount Carmel: "How long will you go back forth between two opinions? If the Lord be od, follow him! If Baal be god, then follow him and be done with it!" This unforgettable story relives those fateful days when the faith of ancient Israel hung in the balance, and challenges us to consider our faith as well.
But Toad s irrepressible nature and love of motoring get him into serious trouble. With the help of wise, old Badger, can the woodland friends come to his aid? And will Toad ever change his ways? Bob Hoskins and Matt Lucas head an all-star cast in a lavish adaptation of Kenneth Grahame s children s classic The Wind in the Willows adapted by Lee Hall, writer of the Oscar-nominated and multi-award-winning film Billy Elliot.
Costing almost fifteen billion pounds and taking ten years to build, it s the biggest engineering project in Europe. The challenges facing the team are immense from digging out forty-two kilometres of tunnels to constructing ten vast new stations all while keeping London moving. Urban Heart Surgery As they burrow the forty-two kilometres of tunnels, engineers must battle to make sure that listed buildings don t crack, London Underground trains keep running, roads don t shut and the City stays in business. Crucially, they must drive one of their gigantic 1,000-tonne tunnel boring machines through a tiny gap in the congested underbelly of Tottenham Court Road station without the passengers on the Tube platforms below knowing they are there. Tunnels Under the Thames Linda Miller, an engineer more at home building space launch complexes at Cape Canaveral, battles to rebuild a Victorian tunnel under the Royal Docks in London s East End. Meanwhile a British tunnelling dynasty the Bermingham family follow in the footsteps of the original father-son team of Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel to build a brand new tunnel under the River Thames. Platforms and Plague Pits A team battles to put together the giant jigsaw that will become a cathedral-sized station at Canary Wharf. It s so big they have to build it in a dock and underwater. Its architect-designed roof is so complicated it comes in a kit of over 2,500 pieces. As engineers carve out the underground caverns that will become the new stations, they hit on some gruesome discoveries of London s past.
If the Hoffmans can pull off Todds daring plan and mine a claim there, they would be able to trade a four-month mining season up north to year-round operation in the jungle. Todd and a small scouting team take the four thousand six hundred-mile trip from Sandy, Oregon to Guyana, South America to see if mining there really is viable. The crew gets caught up in a shady business deal, treks through snake-infested jungle and makes its way up deadly rivers in a ˜no guts, no glory adventure. But are they really ready to trade permafrost for torrential rain... and worse?
We meet Ken who is embarking on a journey to be reunited with a son he has not seen for fifteen years. Estranged from his family Ken lives with five dogs, a possum, a rooster, an iguana and an alligator. According to Ken, his pets have always given him unconditional love, something his family has never given him. As Ken prepares to be reunited with his family, tragedy strikes. We also meet Robby, whose passion for breeding snakes is putting his relationship with his wife Jess in crisis and Kimi, a Hollywood screen writer who is facing eviction and has to find a new home for both herself and her 200 dogs. In Dangerously Devoted viewers witness scenes of conflict, sorrow and humour and they join Kimi, Ken, Robby and Jess on an emotional journey as they grapple with the consequences of their devotion.
In the late 11th Century, Muslim sultans ruled most of North Africa, Spain and the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Acre, today Northern Israel, was a lively Muslim city, a major port and an important commercial centre. Acre was also the gateway to the western worlds most sacred piece of real estate, the Holy Land, a city sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews. Over the next two centuries, Christian and Muslim armies locked themselves into a deadly embrace, each vying for the rulership of this coveted piece of land. From 1096 to 1291, the lands of todays middle-east changed hands repeatedly in a series of eight crusades. Before the sides finally parted, tens of thousands of soldiers had been killed in a glut of bloody battles and massacres. For some, the dark history of the Crusades evokes the violence that still plagues the middle east today. A thousand years ago, a war between two worlds transformed this centre of faith into an unholy battlefield. Today, archeologists probe the moment in time when the cycle of intolerance and violence began.
Using authentic newsreel footage from the era, discover the reality of life during WWII for those who remained in Britain. It was a difficult time, when every citizen had to share the nations burden, from children, hundreds of thousands of whom were evacuated from cities, to older men and women who had already served their country in previous wars, yet were called upon to form the country's last line of defence, the home guard.
Chaos Theory has a bad name. It conjures up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that Chaos Theory answers a question humankind has asked for millennia…How did we get here? In this breathtaking programme, Professor Jim Al-Khalili reveals the science behind much of the beauty and structure in the natural world and discovers that far from it being magic or an act of God, it is in fact an intrinsic part of the laws of physics. Amazingly, it turns out that the mathematics of Chaos can explain how and why the universe creates exquisite order and pattern. And the best thing? You don’t need to be a scientist to understand it. The natural world is full of awe-inspiring examples of the way nature transforms simplicity into complexity. From trees to clouds to humans – once you’ve seen The Secret Life of Chaos you’ll never be able to look at the world in the same way again.
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The award-winning animation series that brings the bible stories to life!
The Ministry of Paul is a dramatic story of adventure, faith and endurance. From his encounter with King Agrippa to his terrifying shipwreck, Paul’s powerful preaching and example bring amazement and conversion as persecution is answered with the gospel of love. This is family entertainment at its best! Imagine having beautifully animated stories from the Bible to teach character-building principles to children as they view this story again and again.
The award-winning animation series that brings the bible stories to life!
As chariots swooped down from heaven to snatch away the great prophet, Elijah, his mantle fell upon his frightened protoge, Elsiha. From now on, Elisha would be God's mouthpiece. This thrilling video spotlights Elisha's greatest triumphs, from his healing a soldier's disease to restoring life to a young boy. Help your family gain a greater understanding of this powerful man of God through beautiful animation, an energetic musical score and careful attention to the original biblical account.
For over three decades BERNARD MANNING was one of Britain's favourite comedians. Pushing the boundaries of humour beyond the accepted norm, he was loved, and by some, disliked in equal measure. One thing for sure, he was very funny and incredibly popular.
His adult humour wasn't seen too much on television but he appeared for may years on programmes such as "The Comedians" and "The Wheel Tappers and Shunters Social Club" with slightly more watered down material!
On this fantastic compilation we have the best of his adult humour, recorded at his own club THE EMBASSY in Manchester and THE CIRCUS TAVERN in London. So expect adult language and jokes and gags that are uncensored and ungagged!
New Reasons to Remember the Past. The Wall Street Journal. Adolf Hitler. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Benito Mussolini. Winston Churchill. Charles de Gaulle. George Patton. Before they were the giants of WWII, they were infantrymen and privates in WWI, the war to end all wars. THE WORLD WARS from HISTORYTM brings you the story of the devastating three decades of 20th-century world war through the eyes of the men whose characters were forged in the trenches before they commanded a world on the brink of disaster. See how, from Ypres and the Somme to the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Normandy, the iconic figures of WWII became synonymous with either battlefield glory or murderous fascism.
Americas two most famous warring families finally get together...over a drink. Over a hundred years after the historic feud that left a dozen dead, the backwoods descendants of the Hatfields and the McCoys continue to live in the remote and volatile hollows along the West Virginia and Kentucky border. Seeing the potential for a hot new brand, an investor has offered to set up the two families in business to make a completely authentic and legal Hatfields & McCoys Moonshine whiskey. This real-life series follows these infamous descendants as they try to put aside their hateful history and come together to build this new whisky business from the ground up. The feud between these clans became the stuff of legend, but now, in the 21st century, do the families have what it takes to put the past behind them and make a killing in the liquor business? Tempers are sure to flare and tensions will run high as the Hatfields and the McCoys learn to look past their ancestors famous feud in the hope of a more promising future.
Experience the true stories behind one of history s most significant days. Get to the heart of one of history s most momentous and significant days with three documentaries that take an unflinching look at the events of June 6, 1944 a date that will live on forever as the moment the tide of war in Europe turned forever: D-Day. When 156,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in the early hours of that June day, success was anything but assured. The success of the Normandy landings the largest amphibious invasion ever attempted at the time signalled the beginning of the end for Hitler and Nazi Germany, giving the Allies a firm foothold on the continent from which to press on towards the German homeland. This collection of awe-inspiring documentaries goes back to that decisive day to reveal the truth behind the legends. Using battlefield footage and the moving testimony of troops from both sides of the battlelines, one of the 20th century s defining days is brought to life as never before.
From Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust, these are the many faces of David Bowie. Master of musical and artistic reinvention, movie actor, and accomplished visual artist, David Bowie has few peers in the music scene capable of matching his breadth of talents. With more than 20 albums to his name, he has performed as a solo artist and as a member of more than ten groups and has sold 140 million copies worldwide. His personal musical journey of nearly fifty years ranges from psychedelic to glam rock, soul, R & B and electronic with collaborators running the gamut from Lou Reed to Bing Crosby. This concise biography takes us through Bowie's history, with contributions from many of his friends and peers.
Biography of Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone, better known as St Francis of Assisi. Despite being born to wealth and privilege in Italy, Francesco turned his back on luxury and committed himself to the simple life of the poor. Known particularly for his affinity with animals, he was pronounced a saint by Pope Gregory IX in 1228.
They ll battle jaguars, venomous snakes and each other in their quest to find gold. A group of unemployed Alabama construction workers are about to take one last shot at the American dream. After laying off all of his employees in the recession, contractor Tim Evans will re-hire a group of his trusted brothers and lead them deep into the most dangerous corner of the Amazon jungle in a search for gold. The quest for riches in this area goes back centuries to the legend of El Dorado, but there has never been a mission like this. Using American know-how and Southern ingenuity, the crew will move hundreds of tons of machinery across miles of treacherous, impenetrable jungle terrain in an expedition that may change their lives forever. In the tradition of ICE ROAD TRUCKERS this History series premiere introduces us to a new group of determined pioneers who are not prepared to let danger stand between them and success. This is the story of a bunch of regular people that the viewer can relate to, who are determined not to let the recession destroy their families, they are putting it all on the line and doing whatever it takes to put money on the table. The possibility that they may strike it rich at any time makes each new episode even more compelling.
Uncover the lives and legacies of Ancient Egypt s female rulers. Join Discovery for a remarkable look into the lives and legacies of the women pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. From Nefertiti, who some scholars believe briefly ruled before the accession of Tutankhamun, to Hatshepsut generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, learn about the female rulers of one of the ancient world s greatest dynasties. Of course no exploration of the women who ruled Egypt would be complete without an insight into the life of the most famous Empress of them all, the legendary Cleopatra. Traditionally she has been painted as a cruel voluptuary, but through dramatic reconstruction and breathtaking footage of various Roman and Egyptian sites, Discovery tells the true story of the Egyptian Queen.
Exploring Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and the early Egyptians, this series journeys into the technological past that shaped our world. Travel back in time to understand the motivations behind early solutions and inventions. We learn that much of the science and technology we consider to be "modern" was created by civilisations long ago. Greece The Greeks search for a deeper understanding of the laws of nature triggered a new era that proposed to separate man from the Gods and lead to the birth of science and technology. This is the legacy of what the Ancient Greeks knew. Rome Backed by the legions, military and engineering skills, the Romans built one of the largest empires in human history. Their technology helped shape the ancient world and reverberates in our western lifestyle and amenities today. Egypt This episode traces the scale and effects of the Egyptian faith by closely examining the rise and fall of pyramid construction, its methods, techniques and tools.
A unique insight into the Nazi propaganda machine. Triumph of the Will, also known as Triumph des Willens, is the legendary propaganda documentary of the Third Reich s 1934 Nuremberg Party Rally. Commissioned by Hitler in 1934 and directed by Leni Riefenstahl, this documentary covers the events of the Sixth Nuremberg Party Congress. The original intention was to document the early days of the NSDAP, so future generations could look back and see how the Third Reich began. In reality, Triumph of the Will shows historians how the Nazi state drew in the masses through propaganda and how Adolf Hitler had a unique and terrifying ability to entice crowds to his beliefs by the sheer power of his words. Released in 1935, the film rapidly became one of the better known examples of propaganda in cinematic history. Riefenstahl s techniques, such as moving cameras, the use of telephoto lenses to create a distorted perspective, aerial photography and a revolutionary approach to the use of music and cinematography, have earned Triumph of the Will recognition as one of the greatest films in history. Riefenstahl won several awards, not only in Germany but also in the United States, France, Sweden, and other countries. The film was popular in the Third Reich and elsewhere, and has continued to influence movies, documentaries, and commercials to this day, even as it raises the question over the dividing line between art and morality. Featuring a cast of thousands, including Adolf Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, Hess, Goering and other top party officials, this film perhaps more than any other demonstrates the frightening reality that was the Nazi Party and the dangers that the future held for the rest of Europe.
Intimate profiles on some of Britain's finest locomotives.
Join our diggers Jacey , his big sister Bea and their father Big Daddy as they go on an incredible JCB adventure. Packed with songs, animation and real-life footage of diggers at work our 3 characters will keep your little ones entertained for hours. 2 brand new episodes featuring Jacey, Bea and Big Daddy & the Dancing Diggers! ON THE FARM Diggers are an essential part of a working farm and Jacey, Bea and Big Daddy learn all there is to know as they follow farmer Mark through a hard working day on the farm. No job is too dirty or too hard as Mark talks us through looking after the cows and getting the fields ready for crops. A unique glimpse into JCBs at work!! DANCING AT THE SHOW Join Jacey, Bea and Big Daddy as they visit the Anglesey show in North Wales. They enjoy the all the fun of the Fair but really they are there to see the world famous Dancing Diggers. Not only to see them get ready for the show but also to listen to their team leader Matt as he guides the Diggers through both the rehearsals and the Big Event. See the Dancing Diggers as you ve never seen them before!!
We all know what a pyramid looks like, but did you know there are more pyramids in Mexico than Egypt? They can be found all over the world and there are startling similarities between them, but why did ancient civilisations build pyramids? Join Discovery as we go in search of the answers behind the ancient world's greatest wonders. Find out why these mammoth structures were first built, discover their original purpose and learn about the geniuses who designed them. Hear the story of Imhotep the Egyptian Royal Architect and engineer of the world s first pyramid who is now worshipped as a God, and step inside the pyramids that acted as tombs of kings, while others were places of unspeakable horror. DVD-R: This title is manufactured-on-demand when ordered from The Canny Store using the highest quality DVD-R discs.
1 x 58:00 In the year of the Rugby World Cup in France, this new, action-packed programme features profiles on some of the greatest international players to have ever graced a rugby field. Heroes from all the top Test playing nations are featured and every section opens with a short review of each country's strengths and achievements over the past 30 years. As well as reminding us of the recent greats and the skills which made them so memorable, the programme also highlights some of the players who look certain to shape the destiny of international competition in 2007 and beyond. Brilliantly illustrated with scintillating action from the best of the Five and Six Nations and international clashes right up to the 2006 Autumn International series, this programme is a must for all lovers of great rugby.
75 Rock 'n' Roll classics!
1. Ain't That Love
2. Come Back Baby
3. Funny (But I Still Love You)
4. Losing Hand
5. A Fool For You
6. Hallelujah I Love Her So
7. Mess Around
8. This Little Girl Of Mine
9. I Got A Woman
10. Black Coffee
12. What Would I Do Without You
13. It's All Right
14. I Want To Know
15. Get On The Right Track Baby
16. Talkin' About You
17. Black Jack
18. I Had A Dream
19. I Want A Little Girl
21. Leave My Woman Alone
22. Blues Waltz
23. Hot Rod
24. (Night Time Is) The Right Time
25. Hit The Road Jack
1. What'd I Say
2. You Be My Baby
3. Tell Me How Do You Feel
4. What Kind Of Man Are You?
5. Roll With My Baby
6. Tell All The World About You
7. My Bonnie
8. That's Enough
9. Let The Good Times Roll
10. It Had To Be You
11. When Your Lover Has Gone
12. 'Deed i Do
13. Just For A Thrill
14. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'
15. Am I Blue
16. Come Rain Or Come Shine
17. Ray's Blues
18. Nobody Cares
19. Some Day Baby
20. I Wonder Who
21. The Genious After Hours
22. Ain't Misbehavin'
23. Joy Ride
24. The Man I Love
25. Music, Music, Music
1. From The Heart
3. One Mint Julep
4. Mister C
5. Strike Up The Band
6. Bye Bye Love
7. You Dont Know Me
8. Half As Much
9. Just A Little Lovin'
10. Born To Lose
11. Worried Mind
12. I Can't Stop Loving You
13. You Are My Sunshine
15. Take These Chains From My Heart
16. Your Cheatin' Heart
17. It Should've Been me
18. Georgia On My Mind
19. Unchain My Heart
20. Mary Ann
21. Lonely Avenue
22. Drown In My Own tears
24. I'm Movin' On
25. Hard Hearted Hannah
Near-death experience expert Dr. Sam Parnia examines how in the process of death there is a window of time during which the body can still be resuscitated. But how can we extend that window? These are some of the most critical questions that medicine is trying to answer as scientists seek to understand how we can combat lifes ultimate enemy: death.
We follow the story of the California Gold Rush from its very beginning, when rumours of easy riches set off a hunt for gold that would propel America to greatness. Our eye into this world is the Boston Company, a real-life group of forty men who, like tens of thousands of others, made the arduous journey west with dreams of striking it rich. They soon discover that the gold rush isnt quite what they expected.
How did they build the greatest Stone Age monument in Europe with just hand tools? How did they design and build the first commercial aircraft to fly faster than a bullet? How did they build the longest railway tunnel in the world, and more? And while he is about it Julian discovers a common theme “ a driving vision behind each icon.
Pan-Eco is an international non-profit foundation that rescues and rehabilitates captive orangutans and returns them to the wild and gives them a second chance at life. Its their best hope of avoiding extinction. The result of mass rainforest destruction and the continual trade in orangutans as pets means that just twenty thousand orangutans are left in the jungle and every life is precious. We follow Baby Jiya over twelve months as she develops from a helpless infant in home care into a robust youngster, ready to go back to the jungle.
They have more than proved their worth through the years - herding, racing, hauling, hunting, rescuing and protecting. Machinery and new technologies have enhanced human life but dogs nonetheless remain a key part of the Arctic survival kit as mans best friend. Alaska Dogs features five Alaskan dog breeds to explore the relationship with man through the history of the 49th State of the USA. From the Karelian Bear dogs that protect against bears, to the Malamutes that haul heavy sleds 1,000 miles over ice and snow, meet the dogs that shape modern Alaska.
But Alaska has a draw for tourists and adventurers, and why have people been living here for longer than any place else in America, and how do they survive? And more importantly, what can be learned from how they survive that just may save your life, no matter where you are? Surviving Alaska is hosted by Les Stroud, from the hit Discovery Channel show Survivorman , who will put his survival skills to the test as he embarks on a quest to answer these questions. He will face some of the most extreme weather scenarios nature has to offer.
Exploration and drilling for oil is a multi-billion dollar industry, and cutting-edge technologies abound. Oil rigs are an extraordinary sight, an eerie, technological version of the ancient giants towering from the deep. In Halifax, Nova Scotia we follow the fifty thousand-ton semi-submersible rig Eirik Raude, as it is being prepared for sea.
In the deserts and skies of Afghanistan the United States goes to battle like never before. On the ground, American commandos call in four thousand-pound cave-busting ˜smart bombs; in the skies above Apache helicopters pound Al Qaeda forces. Throughout the war, footage is transmitted back real-time, via camera-mounted drones, to commanders thousands of miles away. The war in Afghanistan has become a showcase for some of the newest technology in warfare, while highlighting the need for old-fashioned training and readiness. Yet, the enemy remains at large. Who is the U.S. battling in Afghanistan, and has it changed forever how Americans fight?