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  1. Hawick Knitwear (2014)

    Director
    Jonathan Megson
    Subject
    Business studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £195.00

    The British textiles sector has suffered significantly from the impact of cheaper foreign competition. How should a company that is determined to keep manufacturing in Britain react in the face of fierce...

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  2. Ebac Dehumidifiers (2014)

    Director
    Jonathan Megson
    Subject
    Business studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £195.00

    How does a medium-sized business increase its assets, build a new production line and re-launch an old brand? Ebac Dehumidifiers is a successful electronics manufacturer in County Durham facing all these...

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  3. British Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld (2014)

    aka: British Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld, Series 1 & 2

    Director
    Bruce Burgess; Chris Matthews
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 450 minutes), £24.99

    Documentary programme presented by crime author Bernard O’Mahoney that seeks to provide an insight into some of the most feared criminals in the UK. Men such as the Kray brothers, Paul Ferris, Frankie...

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  4. Spirit of ‘45, The (2013)

    Director
    Ken Loach
    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 92 minutes), £9.99

    Director Ken Loach uses film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to present a portrait of the social changes which took place in post-War...

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  5. Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here (2013)

    aka: Industrial Revolution, The

    Producer
    Charles Colville
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    Professor Jeremy Black presents this documentary which attempts to explain why the Industrial Revolution happened in Britain, rather than France, Germany or even the United States. Professor Black discusses...

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  6. Thatcherism 1979 - 1990 (2012)

    Subject
    Politics & government

    Professor Vernon Bogdanor’s lecture traces the rise of Thatcherism, from the collapse of the post-war settlement and a move away from One Nation Conservatism, a belief in government intervention and full...

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  7. Stiff Upper Lip: An Emotional History of Britain (2012)

    aka: Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 3 x 60 minutes), £40.00

    Ian Hislop asks when and why we British have bottled up or let out our feelings and how this has affected our history. EMERGENCE investigates Britain’s emotional history. Hislop charts how and why the...

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  8. Doreen Lawrence (2012)

    Subject
    Politics & government; Social Studies; Women’s studies

    A short podcast looking at the achievements of British Jamiacan campaigner Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence. Doreen Lawrence’s campaign for justice revealed uncomfortable...

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  9. Molly Dineen Collection: Volume Three (2011)

    Director
    Molly Dineen
    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    , DVD (Region 2 PAL, 236 minutes), £19.99

    This is the third of three volumes that brings all of Molly Dineen’s films to DVD. GERI (1999, 89 minutes): Geri Halliwell, the most colourful and outrageous of the Spice Girls, has dramatically left...

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  10. Our Precious Ponds (2011)

    Subject
    Natural history
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 25 minutes), £7.19

    Ponds are an excellent place to explore the natural world. Sadly, many of them have now disappeared because of urban expansion, development and changes in farming practices. This documentary delves into the...

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