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The united way.

DVD

"The United Way is the legendary story of The Red Devils an inspirational love affair for the ages. From their humblest of beginnings in England's Industrial North at the turn of the 20th Century, Manchester United gifted working men, women and children...

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Chris Tarrant's railways of the Western Front.

DVD

"A hundred years ago, the Great War killed an estimated 16 million people. Chris Tarrant travels across Britain, France, Belgium and Germany, to tell the story of the machine that lead to death on such an horrendous scale it was not the machine gun, the...

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Girls can't surf.

DVD

"The untold story of how a band of renegade surfer girls in the 1980s fought to create their own professional sport, changing surf culture forever. It's the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and ...

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The dissident.

DVD

"When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, his fiance and dissidents around the world are left to piece together the clues to a brutal murder and expose a global cover-up perpetrated...

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Rebuilding paradise.

DVD

"On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was...

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Secret impressionists.

DVD

"Secret Impressionists tells the story of the art revolution at the core of the Impressionist movement, through an exploration of fifty legendary paintings - hidden treasures previously inaccessible to the general public, now on display in Rome for the...

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White riot.

DVD

"Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Outraged by a racist ...

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Extreme railways. The complete series six.

DVD

"Chris Tarrant returns to tour the world's most beautiful and extreme railways. The Complete Series Six contains: 1) Last Train to Transylvania, 2) The Eastern Express, 3) Crossing the Emerald Isle, 4) The Lunatic Express (Kenya)."--Publisher's descr...

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Wide of the mark.

DVD

"Usually a motorcycle adventure starts on the ride, but for these 6 Aussie riders it started in the garage. Can you build the ultimate adventure machine in your garage? Maybe not, but that didn't stop them from trying. Follow 6 riders as they build their...

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Freeman.

DVD

"Cathy Freeman's win at Sydney 2000 is one of the greatest collective experiences in Australian modern history. Twenty years later, FREEMAN explores the beauty of this singular moment and celebrates the power of human connection. A cinematic portrait...

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WWE elimination chamber. 2021.

DVD

"Made up of ten tons of cold solid steel and over two miles of chains, the Elimination Chamber is a Haven for carnage and mayhem. Which Superstars from Raw and Smackdown will make it to their final Destination on the Road to WrestleMania inside WWEs ...

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Judi Dench's Wild Borneo adventure.

DVD

"In this spectacular 2 part series, we follow Dame Judi Dench as she delves deep into one of the few untouched rainforests remaining in South East Asia with some of the most diverse wildlife on the planet. Passionate about trees and orangutans, she embarks...

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Desert one.

DVD

"Using new archival sources and unprecedented access to key players including former US President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale, two-time Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple reveals the true story behind one of...

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Washington.

DVD

"HISTORY's six-hour, three-night miniseries event Washington will chip away at the bronzed and marbled image of America's first President and bring to life the man whose name is known to all, but whose epic story is understood by few. Narrated by Emm...

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Stephen Hawking's grand design.

DVD

Documentary presented by the esteemed physicist, Stephen Hawking, in which he sets out to explain what science can tell us about the meaning of life. With reference to the laws of physics, philosophers such as Descartes and his own intuition and scie...

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Zappa

DVD

Directed by Alex Winter (Bill of Bill & Ted, acclaimed maker of The Panama Papers, Deep Web & more), Zappa presents an intimate portrait of one of music's most important and iconoclastic figures, a man whose prolific and brilliant work changed music and...

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Tintoretto

DVD

With the enchanting narrative voice of Helena Bonham Carter, a new exciting cinema production celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. It will explore the rivalry among the most important Vene...

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The conquest of Everest.

DVD

A colourful, dramatic and heart-catching film which tells the story of the British expedition which in 1953 finally conquered the hitherto unconquerable and reached the top-most peak of the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest. An unforgetta...

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Bloody Britain.

DVD

When history was really horrible. Fresh, innovative, entertaining and revelatory, Bloody Britain combines strong historical research and storytelling with hands-on historical experiments (such as building and firing a trebuchet), an entertaining but ...

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WWE Royal rumble 2021.

DVD

The Road to WrestleMania begins at WWEs over-the-top rope free-for-all Royal Rumble. Which WWE Superstar will capture their moment and punch their ticket to a championship match at WrestleMania?

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Ottolenghi and the cakes of Versailles.

DVD

Documenting the collaboration between world renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi (Plenty, Simple) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this documentary follows five visionary pastry makers as they race against the clock to construct a decadent food...

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The end of the storm.

DVD

A brand-new, feature-length documentary telling the gripping inside story of Liverpool FC's 2019-20 Premier League triumph. THE END OF THE STORM uses exceptional access to the champions, setting the Reds historic achievement in the context of the clubs...

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Muscle cars.

DVD

Drive into the incredible world of American muscle cars. This collection explores these dream cars from the origins to the assembly line inside the walls of some of the most successful motor companies. From Corvettes to Mustangs, follow the stories of...

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Momentum generation.

DVD

For the first time in their careers, the core members of surfing's most legendary crew have agreed to tell their story together, giving the filmmakers unprecedented access to their inner circle, and tens of thousands of hours of private archives. As ...

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The cave.

DVD

Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful new documentary, The Cave. For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, w...

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WWE 24. Best of 2020.

DVD

Experience the rollercoaster ride of a WWE Superstar's career with WWE 24: The Best of 2020. Four Amazing Stories From WWE! Edge: The Second Mountain - Forced into early retirement nearly a decade earlier, WWE Hall of Famer Edge defies the odds in an...

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Romantic road.

DVD

Meet Rupert and Jan Grey, a free-spirited upper-class English couple in their sixties, married for 35 years and on the verge of retirement. Not content to live out their autumn years by the fire, they ignore everyone's advice and embark on a remarkable...

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WWE TLC. Tables, ladders and chairs 2020.

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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Oliver Sacks

DVD

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the...

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Hiroshima

DVD

HIROSHIMA: 75 YEARS LATER Marking the anniversary of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon in wartime and the swift end it brought to World War II, this special features never-before-seen archival footage, long-suppressed colour film from the imme...

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