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Archery in action

DVD

An expert offers a twelve-point program for correctly setting up a bow.

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Earth from space.

DVD

Epic migration. Shifting seasons. The turning tide. Cameras in space capture natural spectacles on an epic scale and are now so advanced that they can track down individual animals. Cutting-edge technology tells the story of life on Earth from a brand...

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Hitler's Holocaust railways

DVD

Chris Tarrant goes on a personal journey to explore the darkest chapter in the history of the railways, their role in the Nazi Holocaust of WWII. Travelling through three countries, Chris explores the history from the first anti-Jewish laws and the N...

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For Sama.

DVD

The Frontline film is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she...

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WWE TLC

DVD

It's WWE's version of a Demolition Derby, WWE TLC! Tables will be broken, ladders climbed, chairs bent, and the careers of WWE Superstars will never be the same.

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PJ Harvey

DVD

A beautifully impressionistic documentary that combines travelogue and multimedia performance art. Award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy has made a film that investigates the creative process behind his project with PJ Harvey. While tracing the sources...

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Buried secrets of the Bible

DVD

Albert Lin seeks out the truth behind two great stories of the Bible. Could real events lie behind the parting of the Red Sea and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? To solve these mysteries Albert will use satellites and space age technology to l...

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Defend conserve protect.

DVD

Narrated by Dan Aykroyd, Defend, Conserve, Protect pits the marine conservation group, Sea Shepherd - a passionate group of eco-activists - against the Japanese whaling fleet, in an epic battle to defend the majestic Minke whales of the Southern Ocean....

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Suzi Q

DVD

SUZI Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of American rock singer-songwriter -bass player- author- actor Suzi Quatro, who helped redefine the role of women in rock 'n' roll when she broke out into the mainstream 1973; has sold more than 50 million...

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Finke

DVD

For the riders, the spectators and the town of Alice Springs, the Finke Desert Race is more than a race. Finke: There and Back delves below the surface to uncover what makes them tick, what drives them to put their lives on the line when they strap t...

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The eulogy.

DVD

The untold story of Australia's greatest classical pianist. Inspired by former Prime Minister Paul Keating's searing eulogy for Geoffrey Tozer, music educator Richard Gill explores the remarkable and tragic story of Australia's greatest-ever, and perhaps...

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Lost gold of World War II. Season one.

DVD

It is the last great mystery of WWII. The fabled Yamashita Treasure, a massive stash of gold bars and rubies worth billions, reportedly dumped in a cave by Japanese soldiers retreating from allied forces. While the fortune has become a legend, many e...

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Country music.

DVD

Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues to its mainstream popularity, viewers will follow...

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American pickers. California picking.

DVD

Travelling the backroads and byways across the USA, American Pickers follows two of the most skilled "pickers" as they hunt through junkyards, basements, garages and barns to find objects with historical, collectible and pop culture value that have been...

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The Light Horse century.

DVD

"Beersheba - the last great cavalry charge in history. On the 31st of October, 1917, 800 Australian men rode out into the setting sun of the harsh and waterless Negev Desert to meet their fate and make history. Facing machine guns, artillery and enemy...

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#AnneFrank

DVD

Helen Mirren presents ANNE FRANK: PARALLEL STORIES, marking the 90th birthday of Anne Frank. One secret diary. One imaginary friend. The moving testimony of five survivors. In this very special cinema event, Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren...

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Secrets in the sky

DVD

In 1943, in a circus tent in Burbank, CA, a bunch of revolutionary thinkers first gathered together in secrecy to build America's first jet fighter. They were rule benders, chance takers, corner cutters-people who believed that nothing was impossible....

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Martha

DVD

Martha Cooper is an unexpected icon of the street art movement - a tiny, grey-haired figure running alongside crews of masked graffiti artists. In the 1970s, as the boroughs of New York City burned, she worked as a photographer for the New York Post,...

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Serengeti

DVD

With unique access to a pristine and unspoiled corner of the Serengeti's Pride Lands deep in the heart of Africa, this series captures the drama of the daily lives of and emotional moments faced by lions and lionesses, baboons, elephants, leopards, bison...

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Hillary

DVD

For this feature-length documentary Michael Dillon revisits his award-winner From the Ocean to Sky, about Edmund Hillary's Ganges jet boat expedition. Back in 1977, Dillon filmed Hillary and crew (including son Peter Hillary) as they jet boated from the...

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Armstrong

DVD

Interviews and never-before-seen footage highlight the incredible life of astronaut Neil Armstrong--from his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot and test pilot to his historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

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WWE Survivor series. 2019.

DVD

The Superstars of Raw, SmackDown and NXT face off in inter-brand battles for the first time ever. Plus, Brock Lesnar defends the WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio and much more action.

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In search of greatness.

DVD

The film is a groundbreaking documentary that reveals the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. Through a series of intimate conversations and captivating footage, award-winning filmmaker Gabe Polsky leads viewers on an entert...

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I am Patrick Swayze.

DVD

"I am Patrick Swayze is a feature documentary film exploring the 1980s most recognisable leading man, who challenged Hollywood's very notions of masculinity and redefined what it meant to be the Sexiest Man Alive. Featuring never-before-seen home vid...

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Lost treasures of Egypt.

DVD

"Follows international Egyptologists as they unearth the world's richest archaeological region: Egypt's Valley of the Kings. With unprecedented access to the teams on the front lines of archaeology, National Geographic follows these modern day explorers...

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Robbie Coltrane's Critical evidence. Season one.

DVD

In this captivating new series, Robbie Coltrane - son of a Police Surgeon and legendary star of Cracker - presents a collection of extraordinary criminal cases that were so meticulously planned and executed that the perps would have got away with them...

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Lost treasures of the Maya.

DVD

Explorer Albert Lin ventures into the Guatemalan jungle to explore how a new high-tech treasure map is revealing tens of thousands of ancient ruins. Dozens of archaeologists head out on a voyage of discovery, exploring lost ruins for the first time in...

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Herbs

DVD

Documentary on legendary New Zealand reggae group, Herbs. Celebrates the five men from different islands in the South Pacific who gave voice to a generation and the issues of the time through their music. The founders of Pacific reggae, Herbs were one...

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Apollo 11.

DVD

A look at Apollo 11, NASA's 1969 mission to land on the moon, led by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage,...

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Extreme railways. The complete series five.

DVD

TV Presenter Chris Tarrant travels around the world to ride some of the most extreme railways that wind their way through some of the harshest terrain on Earth.

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WWE Finn Bálor

DVD

From the moment he stormed onto the scene in NXT, Finn Bálor had an immediate connection with the WWE Universe. Whether he was smiling & laughing with the crowd, or in that deep dark place as The Demon, Finn always came to the ring prepared to 'wow' ...

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The planets.

DVD

This stunningly ambitious series brings to life the most memorable events in the history of the solar system, by using ground-breaking visual effects to tell the thrilling story of all eight planets. Transporting you to the surface of these dynamic worlds...

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Undermined

DVD

Australia's vast and unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. Undermined investigates the politics of an area now branded "the future economic powerhouse of Aus...

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Outback truckers. Season 7.

DVD

Tackling the toughest roads and heaviest loads, Outback Truckers is back for an exciting 7th season! Facing extremes of drought ravaged land to rain drenched roads that leave you stranded for days, these determined truckers battle the elements on every...

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The final quarter.

DVD

Adam Goodes was a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader. In the final years of his career, the cheers turned to boos. Using archival footage only, this film reveals the incidents that provoked heated media commentary and divided the nation.

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River monsters. Series nine.

DVD

After eight years, extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade is hanging up his fishing rod with the final season of River Monsters. There will be terrifying new monsters, exciting new investigations and fascinating new science. As Wade travels further...

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End of empire

DVD

Australian historian David Adams crosses Europe and Asia as he investigates the warrior kinds who created vast empires only for their families to later dismember the empire as they fight over the spoils. In a real Game of thrones, the dysfunctional families...

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D-Day

DVD

"To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this special presents the key events of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe and the subsequent battles that captured the control of the Normandy coast. Some of the last surviving veterans recall in detail...

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Memory

DVD

In 2019, Ridley Scott's Alien celebrates the 40th Anniversary of its theatrical release. Memory reveals the chilling, untold origins of Ridley Scott's cinematic masterpiece Alien, rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, parasitology,...

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Pavarotti.

DVD

Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row centre for an exploration of the Voice, the Man, the Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and...

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