At the end of the 18th dynasty a great heresy plagued Egypt. The pharaoh Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaten and declared that there is but one god, Aten the solar disk. He moved the capital of Egypt from Thebes to a desert wilderness, which he called the Horizon of the Aten. Along with the change in religion, Akhenaten changed the 2000-year cannon of Egyptian art from highly stylised formal presentations to natural poses and subjects. Working under Akhenaten's slogan of "Living in Truth", craftsmen created new glazes for ceramics and new poses for statues and paintings. Akhenaten himself was portrayed as deformed, with elongated head and jaws, wide hips, thick thighs and breasts. Contrasting this grotesque image was the beautiful Nefertiti, by whom he had six daughters. Throughout Akhenaten's reign, Egypt was growing weak. Akhenaten's fascination with religion and art excluded the traditional military exploits, and the army dwindled. This episode probes the uniqueness of the mystic pharaoh and the impact he made on Egypt during his reign some 3,500 years ago.
This is the epic story of how World War I changed the face of battle forever. This war was a war of firsts , a transitional war from old style hand-to-hand combat with small guns and fixed bayonets and cavalry charges to high-tech weaponry that are still features of present-day armed conflicts. Firsts include aerial bombardment of cities, epic tank battles, fight for control of the skies, development of submarines, chemical and bunker warfare. Troops who were bunkered down in vast trenches became overwhelmed by powerful, new weapons including tanks, WMDs, submarines and the first blitz. World War I had horrible consequences 15 million died and 20 million were injured. Through experts, eyewitness testimony, riveting archive and special recreations seamlessly blended into an archival background, each episode features the story of one of these weapons. This mini-series event will bring the legendary, unrecorded events of World War I to life to create a seamless account of how people born into a simpler age learned to deal with the future shock of rapid technological advances driven by the engine of total war.
The 125 tries, presented by Clive Rowlands and Robert Jones, are split into ten categories ranging from 'Flying 15s' to 'Halfback Heroes', and also include 'Gareth's Glory', a section dedicated to the greatest tries scored by Wales' most famous son, the mighty Gareth Edwards.
The film includes all the great scores from the likes of Ieuan Evans, Gareth Thomas, Shane Williams and the amazing Graham Price, who produced an amazing solo effort from his own 22.
A fascinating look at how we have shaped our planet. In our relatively brief time on the planet, mankind has truly changed the world in many ways, from the global scale down to the minutiae of our day-to-day lives. Groundbreaking technological inventions, objects of beauty and genius, agricultural advances and increasingly deadly weapons have continually reshaped the world in which we live. This incredible 3 DVD collection explores just how those changes have come about, and what they mean to all of us. Including inventions such as the telescope and the internet, everyday objects from guitars to wedding rings and everything from fast food to atomic bombs and audio cassettes, these programmes reveal how even the smallest items can have globally significant effects. The results will make you look at the world around you from the TV you re watching to the contents of your pockets in an entirely new way!
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.