The de Havilland Mosquito was an outstanding warplane on every count, and although it was overshadowed by the Spitfire as being the most popular aircraft from the war, it was certainly the most popular with the pilots that flew them. This revered aircraft could carry phenomenal loads over extremely long distances, performing feats out of all proportion to the specification originally envisaged by its designers. This is the story of the Mosquito aircraft, from design to production and how it saved Allied sympathisers in the Second World War. Running Time: 322 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 13 Feb. 2017
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Amazon Review Longer novels from Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo are always a particular treat, and Private Peaceful is no exception. Tragic, surprising and engaging in equal measures, Morpurgo's novel charts both the childhood of young Thomas Peaceful in the early years of the 20th century, and his eventual underage enlistment in the British army to help fight the First World War. It is, above all, a poignant story of war and about all of its many life-changing effects on those involved--also the brutality of the commanding regimes and the relentless squalor of trench warfare. It's not for the squeamish--Morpurgo tells it like it was and his honest insight is on every page for all to appreciate. "Tommo" Peaceful is recalling his childhood from those terrible battlefields. He remembers his big brother Charlie taking him to his first day of school, the death of his father, his mum working hard to keep a roof over their heads and food on their table. He remembers his brother Joe, who some called simple, but who to Tommo was very special. He also recalls the only girl in his life, Molly, and how Charlie somehow took her away from him. But as the World turned to War, he had to grow up fast. Together Charlie and Tommo enlist and are sent to France, almost immediately, to what could only be...
Unit One is a long-standing Nordic Noir thriller series that tells the story of a group of staunch crime experts from an elite unit within the Danish police force. We follow their fascinating yet frightening work in the Danish underworld and witness their unflinching commitment and affectionate solidarity when pitted against horrifying, yet all-too-real, examples of the extremes of human nature they face in the line of duty. Unit One is based on true criminal cases through the last 10 years. Running Time: 580 minutes Region: Region 2 Subtitles: English Release Date: 21 Jan. 2013
Bushcraft expert Ray Mears (Extreme Survival) adds man-against-the- elements adventure to the stunning wildlife photography for which Survival is world-renowned. In this compelling new approach to wildlife television Ray chooses one predator to track: Wolves: The magnificent Sawtooth mountain region of Central Idaho is prime wolf habitat. Ray tracks a large pack of these highly secretive predators but he has only ten days before wolves are taken off Idaho's endangered species list and could be hunted. Bears: The pristine wilderness of British Columbia's Pacific Coast is the only place in the world where white spirit bears can be found. There are only about 400 of these bears alive today and to find one will be a personal fi rst for Ray. Unfortunately, they live in the same territory as groups of potentially dangerous Grizzly and Black bears which makes tracking them a particularly hazardous challenge. Leopards: The ferociously hot terrain of Namibia's Central Highland Plain is home to some of the most dangerous of all predators and one of its most revered is the leopard. Ray joins a pioneering leopard research project, and uses his unique skills on a quest to find a notoriously huge dominant male leopard. Running Time: 144 minutes Region: Region 2 Subtitles: English Release Date: 03/05/2010
Celebrating 40 years since its original broadcast and in series order, this is the comedy series that put organic foods, self-sufficiency and green thinking on the map. On his 40th birthday, Tom Good (Richard Briers) decides that he s had enough of the rat race, and that he and his wife Barbara (Felicity Kendal) should become self-sufficient. Overnight they begin to convert their suburban garden into a farm, complete with crops, pigs and chickens, homemade beer and more. But their choice of lifestyle doesn t exactly fit in with the neighbours, in particular Margo Leadbetter (Penelope Keith) and her henpecked husband Jerry (Paul Eddington) who find themselves hindering, but even sometimes helping against their better judgement. Unique in its vision, consistent in its comedy, this is entertainment at its finest, the kind that only comes with THE GOOD LIFE. The fourth and final series release included here also contains the 1977 Christmas Special, and the 1978 Royal Command Performance which was filmed before The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Running Time: 888 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 7 Dec. 2015
Presenter Julia Bradbury walks what remains of the railway lines closed as a result of the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. With over 4,000 miles of railway and 3,000 stations closed in the decade following the report, many of the routes have become a mecca for ramblers across the country. Walks featured include: Derbyshire - The Monsal Trail, Wales - Dolgellau to Barmouth, Speyside - The Strathspey Railway, Cornwall - Coast to Coast Trail, Weymouth - The Rodwell Trail, and Callander - Callander to Loch Tay. Running Time: 175 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 12 Jan. 2009
The story of the subterfuge and secret weapons that helped make D-Day such a success, including 'Operation Fortitude', the PLUTO undersea pipeline and the floating Mulberry Harbours, and rare film of secret weapons including the Sherman mine-clearing tank and Churchill Crocodile flame- thrower. Running Time: 96 minutes Region: All Regions Release Date: 17/05/2004