In July 1958, Peter Manuel was hanged in Barlinnie Prison, convicted of seven murders. He remains one of the most infamous serial killers in British history and his story reads like the script from an American gangster movie . Now, STV tells the appalling story of his life and crimes, in a compelling hour-long drama documentary. Manuel murdered middle-aged men and women, teenage girls - and an eleven-year-old boy - shooting them or battering them to death. He did not discriminate, there was no apparent motive and he showed not the slightest signs of remorse. A habitual offender from his early days, the killing spree began in 1956 and went on for two years before he was captured. Glasgow, Lanarkshire and surrounding areas lived in fear while Peter Manuel was at large and his trial made international news. He sacked his counsel and famously defended himself, putting up a robust, theatrical performance in court, albeit doomed to failure when he was sentenced to hang - one of the last criminals to face the death penalty in Glasgow. Peter Manuel has since become a figure of ghoulish notoriety in Scottish criminal history. Over fifty years on from his hanging, this fascinating STV programme looks back at Manuel's reign of terror and asks what may have driven him to kill. Is there anything to be learned from Manuel's chilling story?
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.
Sit back and watch 101 of the greatest tries England have ever scored from the early black and white days of Prince Obolensky and his epic try against New Zealand in 1936, right through to Jason Robinsons spectacular try against Italy in the 2004 Six Nations.
Interspersed are a sensational selection of superb tries from the legends of English rugby. Theres Richard Sharps outrageous dummy to beat the Scottish full-back in their 1963 Five Nations match; David Duckhams wizardry against the Welsh in 1974; Clive Woodwards famous try when he jinked, sidestepped and evaded six Scottish tacklers in their 1981 match; Rory Underwoods classic against France to help England secure their 1991 Grand Slam, and of course another try from Jason Robinson, this time against Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final.
John Inverdale and Brian Moore guide us through all 101 tries, plus their selection of the Top 10 all-time greatest tries, in their inimitable style.
Its the programme all England fans have been waiting for! An absolute classic from start to finish.
21 Great œBest of the Rest? Tries are a further bonus on this DVD.
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!