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Real people, true stories - check out the latest documetaries in our collection. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.
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Meerkats

DVD

Meerkat pups Squirt and Weeny belong to one of the most famous animal families on the planet, animals that are now stars of screens both big and small. These furry celebrities are also part of the longest running animal behaviour study ever, now in its...

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London's super tunnel

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Follow a team of more than ten thousand engineers and construction workers - close up - as they race to build a brand new subterranean railway under London Crossrail Londons new Underground. Costing almost fifteen billion pounds and taking ten years to...

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Tudawali.

DVD

The story of Robert Tudawali who first came to prominence in the 1955 feature film "Jedda". Station hand, actor and then activist, Tudawali died tragically in 1967.

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Sicily unpacked.

DVD

TV art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon and Michelin starred chef Giorgio Locatelli take us on a delightful journey around their beloved Sicily. Sharing a passion for all things Sicilian they make the perfect travel partners. We accompany them to the heart...

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Tudawali.

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The story of Robert Tudawali who first came to prominence in the 1955 feature film "Jedda". Station hand, actor and then activist, Tudawali died tragically in 1967.

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Sicily unpacked.

DVD

TV art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon and Michelin starred chef Giorgio Locatelli take us on a delightful journey around their beloved Sicily. Sharing a passion for all things Sicilian they make the perfect travel partners. We accompany them to the heart...

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Planes that changed the world.

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These are the fascinating stories of three of the most important commercial aircraft ever to take to the skies: The Douglas DC3 was the first truly successful passenger aircraft, a plane that shrank America and established flying as the way to travel....

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Grand designs New Zealand. Series 2.

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New Zealand is renowned the world over for its dramatic landscapes--and it is just as famous for its ground-breaking domestic architecture. Now home-grown Architect Chris Moller travels to all corners of the country to bring you a fresh series of dre...

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NXT

DVD

We Are NXT! The future is here! We Are NXT! Witness the next generation of WWE first hand and relive the greatest NXT matches of 2017 with this definitive set featuring all the heart-stopping action from up-and-comers like Asuka, Bobby Roode, Aleister...

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Megatrains. The complete series.

DVD

Mega Trains is an epic, hard-driving, action-packed TV series about the biggest, most powerful, most-technologically advanced freight trains in the world, and the men and women who keep them rolling, on time, and against all the odds.

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Knights

DVD

A fierce warrior-class emerges in medieval Europe around 1000 years ago: the knights. They live brutal lives, glorified by tales of chivalry and courtly love that have left us with a skewed idea of knighthood. In reality, its a world of freezing castles...

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Wide open sky.

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Wide Open Sky follows the heart-warming story of an outback Australian children's choir. Chronicling their journey from auditions to end-of-year concert, the trials of trying to run a children's choir in a remote and disadvantaged region are revealed....

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Lake Eyre.

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Over the past few years, ABC News reporter Paul Lockyer mounted four separate filming expeditions to Lake Eyre, often with cameraman John Bean and pilot Gary Ticehurst. They captured extraordinary footage of nature at work on a grand scale, as the de...

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Leslie Sansone just walk. Walk at home

DVD

This program gives you the total package. Calorie burning cardio to reduce extra weight around the middle PLUS targeted sculpting to take your shape and muscle tone to a whole new level - flat, lean, healthy and strong!

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Hot rods & mean machines.

DVD

"Strap yourself in for a fuel injected ride with the biggest, loudest, most expensive and downright outrageous vehicles on and off the road! From Dragster to monster and muscle to custom. Hot Rods & Mean Machines uncovers the turbo charged world of.....

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No ordinary Sheila.

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"If you haven’t already heard of Sheila Natusch, prepare to be inspired. The story of this writer, illustrator, natural historian and outdoors adventurer is a beautiful journey through a unique life, made with love by her cousin and long-time Kiwi fi...

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Seven rivers walking = Haere mārire.

DVD

"Seven rivers walking / Haere mārire documents a series of protest walks and talks along the rivers of Canterbury. The city rivers of Christchurch and the braided rivers of the Canterbury Plains are in trouble. Threatened by poisoning, plundering and...

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The Tasmanian tiger

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Originally identified as Thylacinus Cynocephalus, considered a "pouched dog with a wolf's head", the Tasmanian tiger has both baffled and challenged the scientific community for centuries. With very little evidence there has been much speculation about...

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Fast n' loud. Hot off the Pantera.

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Richard Rawlings, the mastermind behind Gas Monkey Garage, and Aaron Kaufman, the mechanical prodigy who brings former hot rods and classic cars back to life, return in all-new episodes of the hit series! Between a visit from iconic car builder Chip Foose,...

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Blue planet II

DVD

Untold stories from a magical world. This bold cinematic experience takes viewers on a magical adventure across the greatest, yet least known parts of our planet our oceans. Since Blue Planet aired in 2001, our understanding of life beneath the waves...

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Earth

DVD

An astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close...

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Great British railway journeys. Series 5

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Michael Portillo makes various railway journeys across the UK, using a 150-year-old Bradshaw's Guide (a collection of railway timetables and a guidebook). He looks at the history, culture and industry of the towns that he passes through, and the way ...

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Brick by brick

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Dan Cruikshank and Charlie Luxton uncover the incredible hidden stories behind historic buildings as they are dismantled brick by brick, and meticulously resurrected in new locations. Architectural designer Charlie Luxton explores how these vast and ...

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Royal rumble 2018.

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Royal rumble 2018 took place on January 28, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the thirty-first event under the Royal Rumble chronology, the first to include a women's Royal Rumble match, and consequently, two Royal...

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The best of Raw & Smack Down live 2017.

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2017 saw new WWE Superstars win championship gold, legends return to glory, and moments that made the WWE Universe say This is awesome! Relive every match and major moment from RAW and SmackDown Live and see why 2017 was a year that will never be for...

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Clash of champions 2017.

DVD

Superstars of SmackDown Live 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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Perennial vegetable gardening with Eric Toensmeier.

DVD

"In this DVD, a culmination of workshops recorded in Mexico, Florida, and Massachusetts, plant specialist Eric Toensmeier introduces gardeners to more than 100 species of little-known and underappreciated plants. Toensmeier explains how to raise, ten...

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Acrylic painting techniques

DVD

Learn how to prepare any surface for accepting acrylic paint techniques and products. Cover 13 different techniques that explore ways to create texture in a painting.

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Cake boss. Seaons 9, collection one

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The global sensation Cake Boss has returned to our screens with the most out-of-this-world cakes than ever before! Buddy Valastro and his growing family of expert bakers, decorators and sculptors are challenged each week to make the impossible both...

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Coast. Series 2 New Zealand.

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Coast NZ returns, continuing its exploration of the panoramic beauty and history of New Zealand's coastline. This time the new six-part series ventures to Stewart Island, and takes in the West Coast of the South Island, plus Christchurch and Banks Pe...

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Blue.

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Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. The way the ocean operates is different to how we thought of it 100 years ago. We can no longer think of it as a place of limitless r...

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Eric Clapton. Life in 12 bars.

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An unflinching and deeply personal look into the life of legendary 18-time Grammy winner Eric Clapton. Told through his own words and songs, it is a moving and surprising film about one of the great artists of the modern era a Grammy Lifetime Achievement...

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Blue.

DVD

Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. The way the ocean operates is different to how we thought of it 100 years ago. We can no longer think of it as a place of limitless r...

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Eric Clapton. Life in 12 bars.

DVD

An unflinching and deeply personal look into the life of legendary 18-time Grammy winner Eric Clapton. Told through his own words and songs, it is a moving and surprising film about one of the great artists of the modern era a Grammy Lifetime Achievement...

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Ferrari

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The 1950s. Dawn of the iconic Scuderia Ferrari in the Formula One World Championship and deadliest decade in motor racing history. As cars pushed the limits of human ingenuity, drivers lived on a knife edge between life and death. At the centre of it...

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At Her Majesty's service.

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Join actress and former royal employee Dame Penelope Keith as she ventures across the United Kingdom to peek behind the scenes of Her Majesty's royal residences, from Windsor Castle in England, The Palace of Holyrood in the North, Caernarfon Castle in...

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The farthest

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In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager missions as a way of exploring the solar system's outermost planets, capturing images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their moons. "The farthest" documents Voyager's journey, including first-hand accounts of...

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Joanna Lumley's India.

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This series follows the much-loved Joanna Lumley as she travels to the far reaches of India. With her natural curiosity and engaging storytelling, Joanna will take viewers on an adventure exploring some of the uncharted corners of India. Joanna Lumley...

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Joanna Lumley's Japan.

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The much-loved Joanna Lumley, the series will follow the actor as she travels to the far reaches of Japan, from the icy Siberian seas of the north to the subtropical islands of the south. With her natural curiosity and engaging storytelling, Joanna will...

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Joanna Lumley's India.

DVD

This series follows the much-loved Joanna Lumley as she travels to the far reaches of India. With her natural curiosity and engaging storytelling, Joanna will take viewers on an adventure exploring some of the uncharted corners of India. Joanna Lumley...

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Joanna Lumley's Japan.

DVD

The much-loved Joanna Lumley, the series will follow the actor as she travels to the far reaches of Japan, from the icy Siberian seas of the north to the subtropical islands of the south. With her natural curiosity and engaging storytelling, Joanna will...

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Australian penguins.

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Little Penguins are the smallest penguin in the world and are the only species that live and breed in Australia. This documentary focuses on the penguin colony that live on Western Australia's, Penguin Island. The island's Discovery Centre houses a small...

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Soundtracks

DVD

There are moments in history that shape our lives, and there are songs that define those moments. The new eight- part CNN Original Series Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History, from Executive Producer Dwayne Johnson, will explore the music that is tied...

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Britain's great outdoors

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Spectacular new series exploring some of Britain's most unforgettable coastal mountain, valley and river landscapes. Popular host and expert walker Julia Bradbury guides us through the best of Britain's country side. Every episode offers great charac...

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I am Heath Ledger

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The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey. It was his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extrao...

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Mountain monsters. Predatory primates.

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"For generations the Appalachian Mountains have had more sightings of mysterious creatures than anywhere else in the United States. Now a team of hard-core hunters and trappers are out to identify these unexplained creatures. These beasts are on the run...

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The cars that made America.

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The epic stories of the men under the hood who rose to fame and fortune and the losers who crashed and burned on the race to glory. One machine would create empires, destroy lives, divide us and unite us. An Idea that would change everything. The aut...

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Forged in fire

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There's nothing else quite like it in world sport. For over 130 years, England and Australia have played out a unique cricketing competition. Contested roughly every two years, the two nations compete for one of the most famous, and diminutive, trophies...

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The curious world of Hieronymus Bosch.

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Expert insights from curators and leading cultural critics explore the inspiration behind Bosch's strang and unsettling works. Close-up views of the curiosities allow viewers to appreciate the detail of his paintings like never before. Bosch's legend...

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Cold case files.

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The Cold case files investigates the pursuit and resolution of long-unsolved cases. The episodes follow the detectives and the family members whose undying devotion is the difference between bringing justice to the crime victims and having their loved...

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How the world made America.

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"Everyone knows America is the land of immigrants, but how much do we really know about what drove those migrations in the first place? How The World Made America uncovers the great forces in history that set mankind in motion and helped shape the world...

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Rod Taylor

DVD

The late Australian actor, Rod Taylor, whose most recent role was in Quentin Tarantinos Inglourious Basterds, was a versatile and popular leading man, equally adept at romantic comedy, adventure and dramatic roles. Taylors rugged on-screen and off-sc...

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Ice road truckers. The complete season eleven.

DVD

As the Ice Road Truckers head into Season 11, a tragedy has shaken them to the core the loss of their brother-inarms, Montana Legend Darrell Ward. In the wake of his passing, Darrells business partner Lisa Kelly once again joins forces with rival tru...

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American pickers. Divide & conquer.

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In small towns and along America's back roads, treasures are waiting to be uncovered. Valuable relics from our history are hidden in junk piles, buried in barns and stacked in garages. It takes experts to find them - and turn dust and rust into riche...

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Survivor series 2017.

DVD

The 31st annual Survivor Series featuring a first ever Champion vs. Champion match between Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles. Survivor Series is the one time a year where it's RAW vs. SmackDown in head to head competition. John Cena also returns in the 5 on...

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American titans.

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"Rockefeller, Carnegie, Edison, Tesla, Hearst and Pulitzer: their legacies live on down through the ages, emblazoned on museums, universities, banks, charities and the richest of American real estate. Ferocious drive, innovation and often sheer reck...

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Mountain.

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Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty. How then have mountains...

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The amazing world of automobiles

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"An in-depth programme about our most incredible, inspiring and varied mode of transport: the automobile. From the very early years and first developments, through to the most powerful and technologically advanced vehicles of the modern day, this is ...

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Planet food. Lebanon.

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"For centuries, the ports of Lebanon dominated the trade routes between Europe, the Middle East, China and India. In this episode, our intrepid gastronaut finds a world of heavily spiced lamb, cooling salads, deliciously strong wines from and sweet p...

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Dance moms. Season 7, collection 2.

DVD

With Abby Lee Miller's future uncertain, guest choreographers Cheryl Burke, Lauriann Gibson, Aisha Francis and Miranda Maleski step in to help lead the girls to victory. With the clock ticking, the mums are desperate to know what Abby's plans are for...

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A view from space

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"This is planet earth as few have seen before, filmed in high definition by astronauts on the space shuttle. One hour of extraordinary visual space scenery, coupled with eight separate one hour soundtracks of the world's most treasured classical music...

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Tim Marlow on-- the highlights of the new Tate Modern.

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"Art critic Tim Marlow guides us round the highlights of the New Tate Modern. In his accessible and intelligent style, Marlow dissects great works by Dali, Pollock, Bacon and Magritte, amongst others. He also highlights displays which are centred around...

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Storage war$

DVD

When the storage doors open, our favourite treasure hunters jostle, needle and cajole one another to get their hands on the best stuff. Here, abandoned lockers are a hot commodity, cash is king, and the art of storage buying has never been more valuable....

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2017 Australian Muscle Car Masters.

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Relive all the action from the 2017 Australian Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park. This almost two-hour DVD includes race highlights from an all-star muscle car racing line up, including Heritage Touring Cars (Group C and A) Australia Trans...

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Miracle landing on the Hudson.

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It was one of the most amazing events in aviation history. After colliding with a flock of birds, both engines on Flight US1549 failed, forcing the pilot to attempt a landing on New York?s Hudson River. Landing the plane was only half the battle; once...

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Killing fields. Scene of the crime.

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Across America, there are isolated places that appear untouched. In these desolate and sprawling areas known as killing fields dozens of deaths remain mysteries, baffling anyone daring enough to investigate. Discovery Channel will return to the Louis...

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The war.

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Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family...

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NXT. From secret to sensation.

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"NXT is the brand where WWE Superstars compete before appearing on Raw and SmackDown Live and is responsible for producing some of the greatest talent and most successful champions in WWE. Hear from current and former NXT Superstars themselves, as we...

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Counting cars. The fast and the ridiculous.

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Danny 'The Count' Koker is a Las Vegas legend who acquires, restores and customises classic cars and motorcycles. From vintage Thunderbirds and classic Corvettes to souped-up Harleys and tricked-out trikes, when Danny sees a ride he wants, whether it's...

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Misfit garage. Season four.

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"Misfit Garage follows the crew at Fired Up Garage – Thomas Weeks, Tom Smith, Jordan Butler, Kevin Clark, John Klump and Josh Paris – mechanics who joined forces to create their own hot rod start-up rivalling FAST N’ LOUD’s Richard Rawlings and his.....

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The free man

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Olympic freestyle skier, Jossi Wells, takes up the challenge of new extreme sports in which he has no experience at all.

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Country buck$. Season 1.

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"Owners of a 55,000-acre ranch and a prosperous hunting gear company-- with goods ranging from deer feed to archery weapons-- The Busbice family and their crew aren't just a few Louisiana good ole boys; they're a multimillion-dollar team. The Country...

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Street outlaws. New Orleans

DVD

As the new season begins for the racers, Kye is on a mission to take back the number one spot from Scott Taylor. Kelley upgraded his 92 Camaro, The Shocker, with a new engine, hoping to beat the new modifications on Taylors 92 Cutlass, John Doe. As the...

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Heroes of the Somme.

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The Heroes of the Somme uses original archive from the Western Front to uncover the stories of seven of the men whose remarkable bravery won them the Victoria Cross, Britain's most prized military medal. World War One's Somme Offensive was fought in ...

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Jerry Lewis

DVD

"Since the early days, Jerry Lewis - in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel - had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking fi...

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