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  1. Ken Russell: The Great Passions: Always on Sunday; Isadora; Dante’s Inferno (2016)

    Director
    Ken Russell
    Subject
    Art; Dance; Literature; Television studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 45 minutes + 64 minutes + 88 minutes), £29.99

    This collection brings together three films from 1965-7. The collection opens with ALWAYS ON SUNDAY (1965) a dramatized examination of the painter Henri Rousseau. ISADORA, THE BIGGEST DANCER IN THE WORLD...

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  2. Wars of the Roses, The: Adapted from the Henry VI Plays and Richard III by William Shakespeare (2016)

    Director
    Peter Hall; John Barton
    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 505 minutes), £29.99

    The Wars of the Roses is a version of the RSC’s landmark production of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Adapted and directed for the stage by Peter Hall and John Barton, The Wars...

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  3. Black Holes Are Not As Black As They Are Painted (2016)

    Producer
    Jim Frank
    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics

    Radio 4 broadcast. The second of Professor Hawking’s 2015 Reith lectures delivered 1 December 2015 at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Professor Hawking describes the history of scientific thinking...

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  4. Wars of the Roses (2016 Video)

    Director
    Robin Midgley; John Barton; Peter Hall
    Subject
    Drama

    The RSC’s landmark production of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Adapted and directed for the stage by Peter Hall and John Barton, The Wars of the Roses was acknowledged on its premiere...

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  5. Aliens: The Big Think (2016)

    Subject
    Natural history; Space science

    Astronomer Royal Martin Rees and scientists take up the search for extra-terrestrials, exploring the theory that we should be searching for machines, not organic life, beyond the solar system. [59 minutes]

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  6. Rome: Empire Without Limit (2016)

    aka: Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit

    Subject
    Classical studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 235 minutes), £14.99

    Mary Beard presents a four part investigation into ancient Rome, exploring the myths and origins of the city, the physical world of the Roman Empire, identity and citizenship within the Roman Empire and,...

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  7. Parade’s End (1964) (2016)

    Director
    Alan Cooke
    Producer
    Cedric Messina
    Subject
    English language and literature

    Judi Dench stars in this three-part adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s novel sequence, which was originally broadcast by the BBC in 1964.

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  8. Our Mutual Friend (1958) (2016)

    Director
    Derek Tayler
    Subject
    English language and literature

    1958 television adaptation, in twelve parts, of Dickens’ last completed novel. Originally broadcast between 7th November 1958 and 23rd January 1959.

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  9. Long Shadow (2016)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 150 minutes), £19.99

    BBC documentary with historian David Reynolds who travels Europe exploring the very long historical shadow cast by World War I. Travelling from Slovenia to the Sudetenland, and from Belfast to Berlin, he...

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  10. From Eastenders to Hollywood: Antonia Bird (2016)

    Subject
    Drama; Film studies; Television studies

    Documentary about director and producer Antonia Bird whose career spanned theatre, television and film, taking her from the Royal Court Theatre to the BBC and eventually a career in Hollywood. [90 minutes]

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