Homicide: Life on the Street is one of the most acclaimed shows in US TV history. Based on a book by David Simon (creator of The Wire) it captures the gritty reality of life for a team of Baltimore homicide detectives. Contains all 122 episodes over 33 discs. Based on 'Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets' by David Simon. Review One of the most hard-hitting, darkly comic and critically acclaimed American drama series of recent years --The IndependentWhere Hill Street Blues meets The Wire... The coolest, most compulsive, cult cop show on TV --Jim Shelley, The GuardianWhere Hill Street Blues meets The Wire... The coolest, most compulsive, cult cop show on TV --Jim Shelley, The Guardian Running Time: 5724 minutes Region: All Regions Subtitles: None Release Date: 29 Mar. 2010
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Product Description Synopsis: GOLD is the story of Kenny Wells (Academy Award winner, Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club, Mud), a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia, and when they make the largest gold find in the history of time, they realise this dream is only the beginning of the adventure. Special Feature Origins of Gold Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells Deleted ScenesLocations of Gold Running Time: 0 Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.) Release Date: 5 Jun. 2017
Around the World in 80 Treasures is a riveting story of adventure and the pursuit of knowledge. Dan Cruickshank's quest for this enlightening TV series is to tell the story of civilisation through the greatest of man's achievements. It is also the story of his travels, and who and what he meets along the way. Whether standing before the solemn heads of Easter Island, investigating the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru or the magnificent temple of Borobodur in Java, Dan is never less than fascinating about the origins, construction, mysteries and vicissitudes of each of these monuments to the great civilisations of the world. Do they live up to expectation? Have they been left in ruin, or over-restored? Along the way, Dan reveals his most intimate thoughts and feelings about the people he meets, the ups and downs of the journey, perils, joys, and the ongoing relationships formed on the road. Running Time:...
Double bill of BBC espionage drama mini-series based on the novels by John Le Carrá and starring Alec Guinness as master spy George Smiley. In 'tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' (1979), Smiley has been in 'retirement' for some time, some say owing to his mishandling of the Czech scandal. However, the retiring superspy finds himself summoned back to the 'Circus' (British secret service) when it transpires that an enemy infiltrator is at work in the department. Smiley returns once again to his old department in 'Smiley's People' (1982) following the murder of his friend, General Vladimir, a Russian who once worked for British Intelligence. When it transpires that Vladimir was in fact a double agent, Smiley becomes engaged in a battle of wills with his old adversaries at the Moscow Centre. Running Time: 650 minutes Region: Region 2 Subtitles: English Release Date: 22 Aug. 2011
Narrated by David Attenborough Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the jungles, mountains, deserts, islands, grasslands and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before. Episodes: Islands Mountains Jungles Deserts Grasslands Cities Running Time: 342 minutes Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.) Subtitles: English Release Date: 5 Dec. 2016
This fascinating programme visits the LMS, the largest railway company in the British Isles that served the heartlands of industry of the Midlands, the shipping of the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey, the holiday resorts of the North West coast as well as North Wales and Scotland. We see the significant changes within this operator between the age of steam and the modern railway. We start our journey at the now closed Atherton Bag Lane aboard a Stanier 8F, one of the workhorses of the LMS. We then move on to the most charming of railways, the Cromford and High Peak, with its many sidings, just as it is about to be axed. This line with its many steep gradients and unique trail bed of dry stone embankments was mainly used for freight and though no longer in existence, it now forms the High Peak walking and leisure route. Our final visit is to the Lune Gorge where we see a wonderful selection...