Britain 2014

BBC - Bullseyes and Beer: When Darts Hit Britain (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 29, 2015
BBC - Bullseyes and Beer: When Darts Hit Britain (2014)

BBC - Bullseyes and Beer: When Darts Hit Britain (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2506 Kbps | 59mn 21s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.04 GiB
Genre: Documentary

BBC Timeshift tells the story of how a traditional working-class pub game became a national obsession during the 1970s and 80s, and looks at the key role television played in elevating its larger-than-life players into household names. Siobhan Finneran narrates a documentary which charts the game's surprising history, its cross-class and cross-gender appeal, and the star players that, for two decades, transformed a pub pastime into a sporting spectacle like no other. Featuring legendary names such as Alan Evans and Jocky Wilson and including contributions from Eric Bristow, Bobby George, John Lowe and Phil Taylor.

BBC - Congo Calling: An African Orchestra in Britain (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 28, 2014
BBC - Congo Calling: An African Orchestra in Britain (2014)

BBC - Congo Calling: An African Orchestra in Britain (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3485 Kbps | 59mn 9s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.52 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Documentary following the inspirational Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste and choir as they make their debut visit to the UK. It captures the latest step in an extraordinary odyssey for the world's first all-black orchestra, formed 20 years ago from a group of self-taught church musicians in Kinshasa, the capital city of the turbulent DRC. From the moment the 100-strong party led by conductor Armand Diangienda touches down at Manchester Airport, we follow them night and day as they work side by side with the Halle orchestra and choir and later at the Southbank in London with members of the National Youth Orchestra, BBC orchestras, Southbank Sinfonia and more. Amongst the hectic schedule of instrument repairs, seminars, rehearsals and performances, they still find time for a visit to Manchester United's Old Trafford ground, and down south take a trip to the Proms and a flight on the London Eye that turns into a joyous spontaneous singalong. The climax is a concert at London's Royal Festival Hall, with a programme embracing the rousing ode to brotherhood of Beethoven's 9th, along with a symphony written by members of the orchestra.

Channel 4 - Dispatches: How to Break into Britain (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 26, 2014
Channel 4 - Dispatches: How to Break into Britain (2014)

Channel 4 - Dispatches: How to Break into Britain (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3087 Kbps | 27mn 12s | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 633 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Paraic O'Brien investigates the gangs making big money trafficking illegal immigrants into Britain. Going deep inside the Calais camps where desperate migrants gather before attempting to cross the English Channel, the reporter meets people who are willing to pay huge sums and risk their lives to come to Britain.

Channel 4 - Time Team Special: The Boats that Made Britain (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 21, 2014
Channel 4 - Time Team Special: The Boats that Made Britain (2014)

Channel 4 - Time Team Special: The Boats that Made Britain (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3052 Kbps | 46mn 45s | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.05 GiB
Genre: Documentary

The Bronze Age was the time when the British landscape became civilised, with fields, farms and the first roads, but little evidence survives of what life was like 3,500 years ago. However, in 1992, archaeologists in Dover town centre unearthed something that shed light on this mysterious era. Six metres underground they discovered the perfectly preserved remains of a large boat. Tony Robinson joins a team of experts as they strive to reconstruct the Dover Boat - one of the world's oldest seagoing vessels - using only materials and tools from its era.
BBC - Dan Cruickshank and The Family that Built Gothic Britain (2014)

BBC - Dan Cruickshank and The Family that Built Gothic Britain (2014)
PDTV | 1024x576 | .MP4/AVC @ 1487 Kbps | 58mn 56s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 683 MiB
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4344 Kbps | 58mn 56s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.88 GiB
Genre: Documentary

As good as any Dickens novel, this is the triumphant and tragic story of the greatest architectural dynasty of the 19th century. Dan Cruickshank charts the rise of Sir George Gilbert Scott to the very heights of success, the fall of his son George Junior and the rise again of his grandson Giles It is a story of architects bent on a mission to rebuild Britain. From the Romantic heights of the Midland Hotel at St Pancras station to the modern image of Bankside power station (now Tate Modern), this is the story of a family that shaped the Victorian age and left a giant legacy.

ITV - Hot Tub Britain (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 9, 2014
ITV - Hot Tub Britain (2014)

ITV - Hot Tub Britain (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2081 Kbps | 45mn 33s | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 819 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Documentary examining the growing attraction of the hot tub in Britain and the 10 million pound family business in Blackpool which is the country's biggest hot tub superstore.

Home: A Time Traveller's Tales From Britain's Prehistory  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at June 7, 2017
Home: A Time Traveller's Tales From Britain's Prehistory

Home: A Time Traveller's Tales From Britain's Prehistory by Francis Pryor
English | December 2, 2014 | ISBN: 1846144876, 0241955882 | EPUB | 304 pages | 36 MB

BBC - The Long Shadow (2014)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at May 28, 2017
BBC - The Long Shadow (2014)

BBC - The Long Shadow (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3415 Kbps | 3x~59mn | 4.51 GB
Audio: English AAC 132 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, History, War

David Reynolds traces the legacy of the Great War across 100 years and 10 different countries, examining how the war haunted a generation and shaped the peace that followed.

BBC - The First World War (2014)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at May 27, 2017
BBC - The First World War (2014)

BBC - The First World War (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3860 Kbps | 10x~50mn | 13.9 GB
Audio: English AAC 128 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, War

Ten-part series based on the book by Hew Strachan, Professor of the History of War at Oxford which tells the story as never before, dispelling the myths and offering new and provocative answers to core questions about the war's causes, conduct and legacy. It features hundreds of eyewitness accounts from frontline soldiers, generals, statesmen, children and women from all sides in the conflict. The First World War shaped the twentieth century. It sparked the Russian Revolution and launched America as a world power. The fault-line from its failed peace settlement led to a second terrible world war barely twenty years later. We live with its unresolved consequences; in the Middle East, the Balkans and Ireland. Originally shown on Channel 4 in 2003.
Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800

Wayne Hudson, Diego Lucci, "Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1409456803 | PDF | pages: 292 | 1.2 mb