IN THE 21ST century, 60 years after her accession to the throne, Queen Elizabeth II remains the calm centre of a tempestuous age. In celebration of her Diamond Jubilee, this one hour documentary recalls the major events of an extraordinary life. Through the best of times and the worst of times we reflect on a remarkable reign. From the splendour of her coronation to the night her beloved Windsor Castle went up in flames, this is a rare profile of a Queen admired and loved at home and abroad. Her long reign has seen sweeping social change in Britain and across the Commonwealth, yet Elizabeth II remains the figurehead of the royal family, a symbol of continuity and tradition in an ever changing world.
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.
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.
Witness the mastery of the unbeaten 1966 national side in this must-have collector's pack. Take an eye-opening trip down memory lane with a bumper reproduction of the official match-day programme from July 1966, brimming with statistics and team photographs.