When the 1980s began, there was one question on everybody's lips: whom would Prince Charles, the world's most eligible bachelor, take for a bride? We soon had our answer and a shy nursery teacher, Lady Diana Spencer, became famous around the world. Marriage preparations consumed the country and their union would become 'The Wedding of the Century'. The invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982 became both a constitutional and personal matter for the Queen; not only was she Head of State, but mother of a serving pilot, Prince Andrew. Victory was followed by further national celebration, with the birth of a future King, Prince William. There was further happiness when Prince Harry arrived in 1984. Two years later, royal wedding bells would delight the nation again, when Prince Andrew married the feisty Sarah Ferguson. The indomitable Margaret Thatcher won a third term and survived the Brighton bombing. A politically charged decade - at home and abroad - ended with the exhilarating fall of the Berlin Wall. Through times of celebration and turmoil, our Queen still reigned supreme.
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!