BBC David Bowie The Last Five Years 2017 720p x264 AAC-MVGroup
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There was nothing predictable about David Bowie. Everything was designed to intrigue, to challenge, to defy all expectations. But perhaps no period in David Bowie's extraordinary career raised more fascination, more surprise, and more questions than the last five years. This is an intimate portrait of one of the defining artists of the twentieth and early twenty first centuries, told by the people who knew him best - his friends and artistic collaborators.
This film takes a detailed look at Bowie's last albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, and his play Lazarus. In his final five years, Bowie not only began producing music again, but returned to the core and defining themes of his career. This film explores how Bowie was a far more consistent artist than many interpretations of his career would have us believe. It traces the core themes from his final works and relates them to his incredible back catalogue. His urge to communicate feelings of spirituality, alienation and fame underpin his greatest works from the 1960s to 2016. This is what lies at the heart of his success and appeal - music that deals with what it means to be human in a way that goes far beyond the normal palette of a rock star.
Discovery Channel - Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle for Europe (2016) 720p HDTV x264-MVGroup
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The Mediterranean may be a beautiful tourist destination today but in the 16th century it was the central arena for an almighty power struggle between Christian Europe and the formidable Muslim Ottoman Empire that lasted for over four centuries.
Part 1: Dream of Empire
In this first episode we follow the Ottomans rise from obscure beginnings as a nomadic tribe in Anatolia to their game changing conquest of the famed Byzantine capitol of Orthodox Christianity, Constantinople. Julian's journey begins in Bursa, the Ottomans first capitol city and one of Turkey's historical gems, where he explores the wealth of early Ottoman architecture and examines the legends, cultural traditions and unique circumstances that helped give birth to an empire.
Part 2: Vienna the Golden Apple
In episode two we explore the Ottoman Empire's Golden Age and chart the height of its expansion into Europe, climaxing with the 1683 siege of Vienna. The episode opens in Istanbul where Presenter Julian Davison explores the reign of the Empire's most successful Sultan, Sulieman the Magnificent. A sophisticated ruler, Sulieman not only encouraged artistic and architectural achievement but helped to organise and unify the wide range of cultures and religions across his growing empire.
Part 3: Sick Man of Europe
Our third and final episode looks at the Ottoman Empire's slow decline in the face of Russian expansion and explores the complex alliances it would forge with European powers in an effort to survive. The map of Europe would be radically redrawn and the Ottoman Empire would come to a humiliating end, giving birth to the modern Turkish Republic.
SBS - Snow Monkey (2016) 720p HDTV x264-CBFM
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Audio: English MP2 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
One of Australia's greatest photojournalists goes on a riveting first-hand journey through an Afghanistan never seen on the news. For almost 50 years, activist artist George Gittoes has stood on the frontlines of the world's most brutal conflicts and borne witness to the best and worst of humanity. Now living in Afghanistan's remote, Taliban-ruled Jalalabad province, Gittoes turns his attention to the lives of the children and outcasts of this war-torn land.
BBC - King Lear (2016) 720p HDTV x264-MVGroup
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Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
King Lear The Film starring Don Warrington, is an epic stage to screen film of the hit sell out Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company co-production in association with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and directed for the stage by Talawa's award-winning Michael Buffong; and for the screen by Bridget Caldwell.
Antiques Roadshow Holocaust Memorial 2017 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
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As preparations begin to mark Holocaust Memorial Day later this month, Fiona Bruce and a small team of experts meet a remarkable group of British survivors whose lives were shattered by the events of World War II.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office hosts a special gathering as Jewish families come together to talk - many for the first time on television - about life under Hitler's tyranny. Precious objects that help tell their stories include family silver hidden from the Nazis, a pair of striped trousers worn in Auschwitz and a gold coin used by a family as vital currency when fleeing over the Pyrenees.
Broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky explains her role in the work of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, which involved conducting over a hundred interviews, and she meets again the woman who moved her profoundly as she talks about life in Belsen. Relatives talk about the impact that is still wrought on their family, but there is hope in the form of four enormous quilts celebrating the lives of orphaned loved ones who were given refuge in the UK.
In a rare break from tradition, the items screened will not be valued due to their priceless nature and historical importance.