Clare Balding turns her attention to the Jumps as we look back at emotionally charged successes, near misses and at horses that have made the pulse race. There is Desert Orchid, who features in no less than four of the top 25 races, Red Rum, Viking Flagship, Dawn Run and Arkle amongst others. 25 JUMP RACES FEATURED: 1956 - Devon Loch loses the Grand National. 1962 - Mandarin wins the Grand Steeplechase de Paris at Auteuil. 1964 - Arkle defeats Mill House in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 1965 - Arkle wins the Whitbread Gold Cup. 1967 - Foinavon wins the Grand National after an amazing pile up. 1973 - Crisp gets pipped by Red Rum in the Grand National. 1977 - Night Nurse wins one of the very best Champion Hurdles. 1977 - Night Nurse and Monksfield dead-heat in the Templegate Hurdle. 1977 - Red Rum wins the Grand National for the third time. 1978 - Monksfield beats Sea Pigeon and Night Nurse in the Champion Hurdle. 1980 - Sea Pigeon beats Monksfield and Bird's Nest in the Champion Hurdle. 1981 - Bob Champion wins the Grand National on Aldaniti. 1983 - Cheltenham Gold Cup. Michael Dickinson trains first five home. 1984 - Special Cargo wins an emotional Whitbread Gold Cup. 1986 - Dawn Run's memorable Gold Cup. 1989 - Desert Orchid beats Panto Prince in the Victor Chandler Handicap Chase. 1989 - Desert Orchid wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 1990 - Desert Orchid carries 12-3 to victory in the Racing Post Chase. 1991 - Desert Orchid refuses to give in to Nick the Brief in the Agfa Diamond Chase. 1994 - Viking Flagship's pulsating victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase. 1995 - Melling Chase won by Viking Flagship. 2000 - Istabraq wins Champion Hurdle for third consecutive time. 2000 - Edredon Bleu beats Direct Route in the Queen Mother Champion Chase. 2001 - Florida Pearl defeats Best Mate in the King George VI Chase. 2004 - Best Mate wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the third year in a row.
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.