Documentary → BBC - Stevie Wonder A Musical History (2018) 720p HDTV
BBC - Stevie Wonder: A Musical History (2018) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.05 GB
Well-known fans celebrate Stevie Wonder and his music by selecting some of his best-loved songs. Wonder is one of the dominant figures in American music, a multi-faceted genius whose music has permeated popular culture, and he is not short of celebrity fans. His musical achievements are lauded in this anthology of his greatest hits.
Documentary → BBC - Bombshell The Hedy Lamarr Story (2018) 720p HDTV
BBC - Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2018) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.01 GB
Documentary about Hollywood wild-child Hedy Lamarr. Fleeing to America after escaping her Nazi sympathiser husband, Hedy Lamarr conquered Hollywood. Known as 'the most beautiful woman in the world' she was infamous for her marriages and affairs, from Spencer Tracy to JFK. This film rediscovers her not only as an actress, but as the brilliant mind who co-invented 1940's wireless technology.
Documentary → BBC - Own the Sky Jet Pack Dreamers (2019) 720p HDTV
BBC - Own the Sky: Jet Pack Dreamers (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.11 GB
What began as a passion for the tantalising possibilities of jetpacks became an obsession. Shot over ten years, this documentary chronicles Australian David Mayman's seemingly impossible quest to fulfil his childhood dream to build and fly the world's first jetpack. His ambition, which nearly cost him his life and family, culminates in an attempt to make the world's first jetpack flight around the Statue of Liberty.
Documentary → BBC Our World - Forgotten Britain (2019) 720p HDTV
BBC Our World - Forgotten Britain (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 385 MB
In 2010, the UK government embarked on a major programme of public spending cuts, chopping tens of billions of pounds from many services, including policing, local government and public health. Local communities were expected to find other ways of providing vital services, but in some places it has been a struggle. Amid government claims that the decade of austerity is over, Michael Buchanan meets people in Hartlepool in the North East of England to find out how the cuts have affected them.
National Geographic - Mafia Confidential: Toto Riina (2018) PDTV
English | Size: 745 MB
--- original title: "Riina - Le Verita Nascoste" ---
If you think of an iconic gangster, chances are the first person who'll spring to mind is fictional: Tony Soprano, Don Vito Corleone, Tony Montana. But how do they compare to the real thing?
National Geographic's Mafia Confidential delves into the story of one of the most powerful Mob bosses of all time, Salvatore "Toto" Riina. After becoming the head of the Corleonesi family in 1974, he came to dominate Italian organised crime through a ruthless campaign of violence and terror that continued even after his eventual arrest and imprisonment.
Documentary → Smithsonian Ch. - Black Hole Hunters (2019) 1080p HDTV
Smithsonian Ch. - Black Hole Hunters (2019) 1080p HDTV
English | Size: 1.42 GB
Black Hole Hunters
Astronomer Shep Doeleman and his team are on a mission that will challenge the theories of Albert Einstein and could pave the way to a revolution in physics: to capture the first-ever image of a black hole. To do this, they must link eight multimillion-dollar observatories around the world to a spot 26,000 light years away. It's the equivalent of spotting an orange on the moon, but after 10 years of planning and the combined brainpower of over 200 international scientists, the team feels they're ready to make scientific history.
Documentary → BBC Our World - The Fight for Rojava (2019) 720p HDTV
BBC Our World - The Fight for Rojava (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 366 MB
In 2017, 25-year-old Anna Campbell travelled in secret from the UK to northern Syria. She was heading for Rojava, the Kurdish territory in the north of the country. Anna went to the front line to fight with the Kurdish armed forces, YPJ. A month later she was killed by a Turkish air strike.
Documentary → BBC The Sky at Night - Question Time (2019) 720p HDTV
BBC The Sky at Night - Question Time (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 808 MB
The Sky at Night team face a live studio audience to answer their questions about the mysteries and wonders of the universe.
Documentary → BBC The Adventure Show - Take a Hike (2018) 720p HDTV
BBC The Adventure Show - Take a Hike (2018) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.44 GB
Cameron McNeish explores our deep-seated passion for walking, something that stretches back through the centuries. It's an important part of our social history and is embedded in the Scottish psyche. And, as Cameron discovers, its something that attracts all kinds of people.
Documentary → BBC - Studio 17 The Lost Reggae Tapes (2019) 720p HDTV
BBC - Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.59 GB
The compelling story of the Chins - the Chinese-Jamaican family behind Studio 17 established above Randy's Records at 17 North Parade in downtown Kingston.
Randy's Records was founded in the late 1950s by Vincent Chin and his wife Pat, who began by selling used records in a tiny shop. As Jamaican independence approached in 1962, Vincent Chin had the inspired idea of producing a record to capitalise on the excitement of the time. He approached the popular Trinidadian singer Lord Creator and produced Independent Jamaica. Jamaica was in the mood for celebrating its independence, and the song was an instant hit. Creator then went on to record Kingston Town, which became a huge hit for UB40 in the 1980s. The success of Independent Jamaica enabled the Randy's shop to expand and add a studio of its own, known as Studio 17.