Bear parachutes into the boulder-strewn desert canyons on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. In temperatures soaring into the 120s, he tackles dehydration, heatstroke and overwhelming odds to show how you can survive the challenges of the desert. Bear traps a skunk, makes an ingenious water trap from his bootlaces, and scales cliffs 500 feet high. Yet the biggest threat to him comes from a tiny bee sting which swells his eyes shut and half blinds him. In this terrible condition he has to battle a deadly diamondback rattlesnake.
THE DEEP SOUTH Bear tackles the deadly swamps of the Deep South which were left devastated by Hurricane Katrina. He discovers how easy it is to get lost in the maze of rotten vegetation and stinking water. Bear gets deep into the swamps - home to 2 million alligators - and tries to avoid being attacked. He grapples venomous snakes, hunts giant rodents and builds shelters from violent storms. Bear uses his ingenuity to get food by snagging a catfish using only his bare hands, but pays the price. He follows the trail of destruction caused by the hurricane to show how to get out alive.
IRELAND Bear lands on the West Coast of Ireland where the remains of 10,000 wrecked boats litter the shoreline. He shows how to survive the rugged terrain and scales sea cliffs 2,000 feet high in a bid to get inland to civilisation. Bear gets stuck in a peat bog retrieving a dead sheep so he can get food and protection from the elements. He risks hypothermia when his overnight shelter is washed out by a rain storm and has to use every ounce of his skill and determination using a rotten piece of rope to negotiate a 100 foot ravine.
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.