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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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World War II. Airforce battles.

DVD

"One of the most important items towards the end of World War II were the airborne forces of the operations. Although the Nazis were the masters of the skies at the beginning of the war of conquest, they had to suffer a first and severe defeat due to...

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Dan Carter

DVD

"He's the country boy that became an international rugby superstar. A world record point scorer, World Cup hero and, according to many, the greatest fly-half to ever grace the game. Dan Carter also had a popularity that transcended the sport. Dan Carer:...

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Backtrack boys.

DVD

A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team. This observational documentary, filmed over two ...

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The Nostradamus collection.

DVD

How did a French prophet living in 16th century France predict so many modern day disasters? From the tragic events of 9/11, to recent tsunamis in the Pacific, to the Ebola outbreak in 2014-how could one man see so far into the future so accurately? ...

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The unXplained with William Shatner. Season one.

DVD

"Hosted and executive produced by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) each episode will feature compelling contributions from scientists, historians, witnesses and experiencers--each seeking to shed light...

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WWE SmackDown 20th anniversary.

DVD

In the two full decades of SmackDown's existence, the "blue brand" has provided the WWE Universe with an abundance of memorable moments and amazing matches. Own all the best of SmackDown's 20-year history all in one place, on this special anniversary...

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WWE Hell in a cell 2019.

DVD

Universal Champion Seth Rollins defends his title against "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt inside Hell in a Cell. Sasha Banks returns to the Cell to challenge Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch. Plus, Daniel Bryan teams with Roman Reigns to take on Erick Rowan and...

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John McEnroe

DVD

Writer and director Faraut revisits the rich bounty of footage of the left-handed tennis star John McEnroe as he competes in the French Open at Paris's Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Far from a traditional documentary, Faraut probes the archival film...

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Amazing grace

DVD

In 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, recorded an album of gospel music at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The result, "Amazing Grace", went on to become one of the biggest albums of Aretha Franklin's career...

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Liam Gallagher

DVD

Tells the honest and emotional story of how one of rock music's most electrifying front men fell from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years as part of the band Oasis into a musical wilderness of ostracism, booze, and bitter legal battles....

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Loud krazy love.

DVD

The sound Brian 'Head' Welch helped pioneer with KoRn in the early '90s made him a global rock star. At the downbeat of the new millennium there was no bigger, darker, or more deeply influential hard rock band in the world than KoRn. But for lead gui...

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2040.

DVD

Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to...

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Superstructures

DVD

This brand new series reveals the extraordinary feats of engineering hidden inside the world's most spectacular man-made constructions. From the world's biggest plane and largest free-spanning dome to the tallest building and the largest space ship, ...

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Mystify: Michael Hutchence.

DVD

Mystify Michael Hutchence is a powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned front-man of INXS, Michael Hutchence. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael's private home movies and those of his...

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WWE clash of champions 2019.

DVD

With history on the line, the Superstars of Raw and SmackDown risk everything for a chance at glory and the ability to hold the richest prize in sports entertainment, a WWE Championship.

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WWE super showdown 2019.

DVD

Superstars from then, now and forever gather together for one of the biggest sports-entertainment extravaganzas in history. Live from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia comes one of the most star-studded events in WWE history. Who will have their hand raised on this...

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The curse of Civil War gold. Season one.

DVD

In the early 20th century, a lighthouse keeper makes an amazing deathbed confession claiming a boxcar containing millions of dollars in gold bullion had been deliberately pushed off a ferry into Lake Michigan. A century later, Muskegon, Michigan native...

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Moon landing

DVD

On July 16, 1969, the world watches as the three Apollo 11 astronauts attempt the impossible: to ride a controlled explosion off Planet Earth, land on another celestial body and return home. As the nine-day mission proceeds, audio from mission control...

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Coast New Zealand. Series 3.

DVD

The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people...

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Underworld, Inc.

DVD

From illegal weapons to the underground sex trade, nothing is off limits and everything is for sale in illegal, underground markets. It’s an industry that is brutal, exploitative, and corrupt, where what you buy isn’t always what it seems. Despite efforts...

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Hatha & flow yoga for beginners.

DVD

"Filmed on a lush, tranquil location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, these two 30-minute programs offer great variety."--Container.

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Neil Morrissey's risky business.

DVD

This DVD charts the struggles, pitfalls and passion of British actor Neil Morrissey and his best-mate-turned-business partner, Richard Fox, as they set out to make their mark in the competitive beer industry. It follows their journey from finding a pub...

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Civilisations

DVD

This is a nine-part series telling the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day, for the first time on a global scale. Specialist filming techniques capture the majestic scale of the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, and pick out t...

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