It was the job every schoolboy wanted but only a madman took on! The unflappable Clive Groome is our expert driving instructor and talks in detail about the skill and knowledge required to handle one of the most responsible jobs in Britain. Clive describes driving a steam engine as managing a mobile bomb at 80mph while standing on a small platform fitted with simple controls. This programme covers every aspect of the job, from observing and obeying signals to understanding the dangers of letting speed run away with you and how to avoid going into slip. It is not intended to provide a complete A-Z of the control layout on the footplate but instead offer an outline of the disiplines and attitudes that make it possible to operate locomotives efficiantly, safely and with minimal physical effort. Throughout the programme, Clive relates lovely tales of his time on the mainline and his extensive experience and easy style makes this a programme that will be enjoyed by all lovers of steam.
Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
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.
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.