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1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic DEEP PURPLE Mark II lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was the first time they had been together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, 'Perfect Strangers', and headed out on tour. The band's show in Sydney, Australia was professionally filmed and is the only full-length concert recording of the band at this time.  The 'Perfect Strangers Live' DVD — released October 14 via Eagle Vision — is a stunning concert with the band in incendiary form. The setlist mixes then new tracks from the 'Perfect Strangers' album with favourites from the early seventies culminating in the brilliant 'Smoke On The Water' finale. This is without doubt one of the finest DEEP PURPLE concerts ever filmed and a must have for their legions of fans.

History,People,Interviews,Art

Deep Purple Perfect Strangers Tour

1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic DEEP PURPLE Mark II lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was the first time they had been together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, 'Perfect Strangers', and headed out on tour. The band's show in Sydney, Australia was professionally filmed and is the only full-length concert recording of the band at this time. The 'Perfect Strangers Live' DVD — released October 14 via Eagle Vision — is a stunning concert with the band in incendiary form. The setlist mixes then new tracks from the 'Perfect Strangers' album with favourites from the early seventies culminating in the brilliant 'Smoke On The Water' finale. This is without doubt one of the finest DEEP PURPLE concerts ever filmed and a must have for their legions of fans.
November 30, 2013 - [ 1 part ]


Art,People,Interviews

Rodney Dangerfield Biography

November 2, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
We explore the legacies of the Ancient Greeks, what they have given us today, and asks why these legacies have lasted through time. Democracy, art, architecture, philosophy, science, sport, theater - all can be traced back to ancient Greece. Travelling across the ancient Greek world, from Athens to Olympia, Macedon, Turkey and Sicily, Michael discovers why the ancient Greeks were so successful, why their culture and way of life spread across continents and through time and why they still have such a powerful hold over our imaginations today.

Civilization,Machinery,Politics,Places,Engineering,History,Mathematics,Religion,People,Art,Sports

Who Were the Greeks

We explore the legacies of the Ancient Greeks, what they have given us today, and asks why these legacies have lasted through time. Democracy, art, architecture, philosophy, science, sport, theater - all can be traced back to ancient Greece. Travelling across the ancient Greek world, from Athens to Olympia, Macedon, Turkey and Sicily, Michael discovers why the ancient Greeks were so successful, why their culture and way of life spread across continents and through time and why they still have such a powerful hold over our imaginations today.
October 30, 2013 - [ 2 parts ]
A lot of people have heard of The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but few know why these gardens were considered by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The irrigation system alone is a mystery worthy of its own Secrets episode. How were such elaborate gardens watered? No one really knows, but attempts to test various theories have been made by modern water engineers using technology of the time and this series follows those attempts. At least these Babylonians didn't have to face the modern-day difficulty of a hose-pipe ban.

Art,History

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

A lot of people have heard of The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but few know why these gardens were considered by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The irrigation system alone is a mystery worthy of its own Secrets episode. How were such elaborate gardens watered? No one really knows, but attempts to test various theories have been made by modern water engineers using technology of the time and this series follows those attempts. At least these Babylonians didn't have to face the modern-day difficulty of a hose-pipe ban.
October 8, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
It Might Get Loud is a documentary film by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. It explores the careers and styles of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. The film received a wide release on August 14, 2009

People,Art,Music,History

It Might Get Loud

It Might Get Loud is a documentary film by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. It explores the careers and styles of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. The film received a wide release on August 14, 2009
September 24, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
Because of their beauty, success and shameless ambition, they break all previous stereotypes. They've been identified as a new breed; the power lesbian. Join Rebecca Loos, our host, to find out if this new breed really exists, or if it's just another Hollywood fantasy. 

Art,People

Power Lesbians

Because of their beauty, success and shameless ambition, they break all previous stereotypes. They've been identified as a new breed; the power lesbian. Join Rebecca Loos, our host, to find out if this new breed really exists, or if it's just another Hollywood fantasy.
December 15, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and painter, best remembered as a founding member of the band Pink Floyd. He was the lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter during the band's psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early work, including their name.

History,Music,Art

Syd Barrett

an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and painter, best remembered as a founding member of the band Pink Floyd. He was the lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter during the band's psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early work, including their name.
April 3, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
Marc Newson is an industrial designer whose imagination knows no bounds. He has created everything from the iconic Lockheed Lounge chair - the most expensive piece of furniture by a living designer ever to sell at auction - to coat hangers, dish drainers and vibrators. His latest and most audacious project is a suborbital jet that just might be the future of long-distance travel.   In this profile, Marc Newson talks to Alan Yentob about his inspirations, thought processes and designs. He remembers when, aged just 23, he sculpted the Lockheed Lounge from a piece of foam in a frenzied few days. “It felt like a monumental moment.” He couldn’t get rid of the Lounges back then. Today, with just thirteen in existence, they are one of the most sought-after collectors’ items in the world.  The programme follows Newson to Bodylines, an extraordinary Aston Martin panel beating workshop outside Milton Keynes, where men who usually work on vintage cars create his limited-edition furniture pieces - and one craftsman gives him a piece of his mind about the flaws in his Black Hole table.  In the marble quarries of Carrara in Italy, we see the processes behind his exquisite sculptures. Newson’s designs push marble into contemporary shapes, with each piece carved from one individual block. The programme also takes in the launch of Newson’s Space Plane, which, he hopes, will one day do exactly what it says on the tin.

Physics,Art,Machinery,The Future

Marc Newson

Marc Newson is an industrial designer whose imagination knows no bounds. He has created everything from the iconic Lockheed Lounge chair - the most expensive piece of furniture by a living designer ever to sell at auction - to coat hangers, dish drainers and vibrators. His latest and most audacious project is a suborbital jet that just might be the future of long-distance travel. In this profile, Marc Newson talks to Alan Yentob about his inspirations, thought processes and designs. He remembers when, aged just 23, he sculpted the Lockheed Lounge from a piece of foam in a frenzied few days. “It felt like a monumental moment.” He couldn’t get rid of the Lounges back then. Today, with just thirteen in existence, they are one of the most sought-after collectors’ items in the world. The programme follows Newson to Bodylines, an extraordinary Aston Martin panel beating workshop outside Milton Keynes, where men who usually work on vintage cars create his limited-edition furniture pieces - and one craftsman gives him a piece of his mind about the flaws in his Black Hole table. In the marble quarries of Carrara in Italy, we see the processes behind his exquisite sculptures. Newson’s designs push marble into contemporary shapes, with each piece carved from one individual block. The programme also takes in the launch of Newson’s Space Plane, which, he hopes, will one day do exactly what it says on the tin.
March 7, 2012 - [ 5 parts ]
The Unbookables is a narrative documentary about stand-up comics who have spent their careers pushing the limits of comedy on stage and off. Relegated to small venues and touring in a crappy van through the Midwest they careen between the desire to succeed and the reality that there may be nothing left to lose. Road life is far from glamorous: comics come and go and cruel pranks and hard drinking punctuate their obsidian dark comedy on stage. They succeed and fail-spectacularly. When they face being fired for going too far on stage, the conflict culminates in a showdown: compromise or double down? 

People,Art

The Unbookables

The Unbookables is a narrative documentary about stand-up comics who have spent their careers pushing the limits of comedy on stage and off. Relegated to small venues and touring in a crappy van through the Midwest they careen between the desire to succeed and the reality that there may be nothing left to lose. Road life is far from glamorous: comics come and go and cruel pranks and hard drinking punctuate their obsidian dark comedy on stage. They succeed and fail-spectacularly. When they face being fired for going too far on stage, the conflict culminates in a showdown: compromise or double down?
February 8, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
The legendary Screamin' Jay Hawkins was a great influence on many musicians and his performances were so highly provocative in their originality that even today they can be considered 'revolutionary'.

Music,Art,History

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

The legendary Screamin' Jay Hawkins was a great influence on many musicians and his performances were so highly provocative in their originality that even today they can be considered 'revolutionary'.
January 11, 2012 - [ 1 part ]