Disc 1. Greenhorns - Long Sleepless Nights - Lady Luck 1 x 120:00 min Greenhorns 1500 fisherman have converged on Dutch Harbour, Alaska, for the beginning of the 2005 Alaskan King Crab season. Each man is here to stake his claim on the 14,267,000 pounds of Alaskan King Crab and the chance at earning a year's wages in just one week Long Sleepless Nights After a long night of baiting and setting crab pots, the fisherman anxiously await the captain's call to begin fishing. As soon as the first pots are pulled it becomes evident that some boats are on the money, while others are pulling blanks. The early losers agonise over strategy, hoping to make up for a lost catch. Lady Luck It's hour 42 of the 2005 Alaskan King Crab season and all of the boats in the fleet have dropped their pots. Every captain feeld the pressure: they either find crab today or give up their chance at a profitable season. Decisions need to be made, should the crews stay put or should they gamble on a new location? Disc 2. Beat The Clock - Dead Of Winter - Man Overboard 1 x 120:00 min Beat The Clock With less than half a day left, all of the crews are racing against the clock to get as much crab into their holding tanks as possible. When the season closes at midnight, the race to unload begins. Dead Of Winter It is the dead of winter in Dutch Hqarbour, Alaska, where the days are a mere 6 hours long. The forecast for crab fishing is cold and dangerous. The Opilio Crab season is about to begin. On a cold January day, 171 boats begin the long journey 450 miles northwest of Dutch HArbour. At noon the Opilio Crab season begins. Man Overboard The 2006 Opilio season didn't start, it stumbled! One of the boats sunk and its crew is still missing. "Good Samaritan" boats postpone their season as they search the frigid waters of the Bering Sea for survivors. As the remaining 170 boats in the fleet turn their attention back to fishing, tragedy strikes again. Disc 3. High Hopes - Good Fishing - The Clock's Ticking - The Final Run 1 x 160:00 min High Hopes As the weather turns for the better, fishing is madae easier, and for the first time this season, there is a moment of calm on the Bering Sea. Good Fishing The third and fourth days of the 2005 Opilio Crab season produces record catches and each captain speculates on when the quota will be met. The Clock's Ticking The hunt for crab is intensifying and rumours of a possible early closure prompt the crews to push even harder. The Final Run As the last hours of the season tick down, a new race begins, the sprint back to port. Since off loading is done on a first come first served basis, captains are competing for the best spot in line.
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.