Bbc Documentaries

BBC - A Timewatch Guide: Cleopatra (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 21, 2017
BBC - A Timewatch Guide: Cleopatra (2015)

BBC - A Timewatch Guide: Cleopatra (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2008 Kbps | 58mn 59s | 901 MiB
Audio: English AAC 123 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Using the BBC film archives, historian Vanessa Collinridge explores how our view of Cleopatra has changed and evolved over the years - from Roman propaganda, through Shakespeare's role in casting her as a doomed romantic heroine, to her portrayal in the golden age of Hollywood. Along the way Vanessa investigates Cleopatra's relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, her role as a politician, whether she should be seen as a murderer, and her tragic end. Drawing on the views of academic experts, BBC documentaries and drama, Vanessa charts how, throughout history, Cleopatra's image has been subject to myth, cliche and propaganda.

BBC - Rob Brydon at 50 (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 4, 2016
BBC - Rob Brydon at 50 (2015)

BBC - Rob Brydon at 50 (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2310 Kbps | 58mn 35s | 1009 MiB
Audio: English AAC 93 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Welsh comedian, actor and presenter Rob Brydon retraces his rocky road to success, from his early days in Porthcawl to the bright lights of Hollywood. Featuring a host of famous friends that joined Rob on his journey including Sir Tom Jones, Steve Coogan, Ruth Jones and David Walliams.

BBC - Cleopatra: A Timewatch Guide (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 8, 2015
BBC - Cleopatra: A Timewatch Guide (2015)

BBC - Cleopatra: A Timewatch Guide (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2616 Kbps | 58mn 59s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.15 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Using the BBC film archives, historian Vanessa Collinridge explores how our view of Cleopatra has changed and evolved over the years - from Roman propaganda, through Shakespeare's role in casting her as a doomed romantic heroine, to her portrayal in the golden age of Hollywood. Along the way Vanessa investigates Cleopatra's relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, her role as a politician, whether she should be seen as a murderer, and her tragic end. Drawing on the views of academic experts, BBC documentaries and drama, Vanessa charts how, throughout history, Cleopatra's image has been subject to myth, cliché and propaganda.

BBC - The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2004) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 27, 2016
BBC - The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2004) [Repost]

BBC - The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2004)
DVDRip | 704 x 400 | .AVI/XviD @ 1920 Kbps | 16x~49mn | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 11.6 GB
Genre: Documentary

This award-winning series, Private Life of a Masterpiece, reveals the full and fascinating stories behind famous works of art, not just how they came to be created, but also how they influenced others and came to have a life of their own in the modern world. The works of art featured here are both instantly familiar and profoundly mysterious.

Great British Railway Journeys Season 7 (2016) (BBC) {web rip}  Video

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 29, 2016
Great British Railway Journeys Season 7 (2016) (BBC) {web rip}

Great British Railway Journeys Season 7 (2016) (BBC)
Web rip | 960 x 540 @ 160:9 | MP4 @ 1 570 Kbps | 29-30 min x 20 episodes | English | 300 mb (except for last two episodes, which are 190 mb)
Genre: documentary

Great British Railway Journeys is a documentary television series on BBC Two hosted by Michael Portillo, where he travels around the United Kingdom, with a primary emphasis on Great Britain. This season, its 7th, features 20 episodes total, 30 minutes each. A higher quality version may also be made available, for those who prefer that.

BBC - 1066: A Year to Conquer England Series 1 (2017)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at March 15, 2017
BBC - 1066: A Year to Conquer England Series 1 (2017)

BBC - 1066: A Year to Conquer England Series 1 (2017)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2112 Kbps | 3x~58mn | 3.03GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, History

In this three-part drama documentary series, Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to war and the Battle of Hastings.

BBC - The Worlds Most Expensive Stolen Paintings (2013)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at March 4, 2017
BBC - The Worlds Most Expensive Stolen Paintings (2013)

BBC - The Worlds Most Expensive Stolen Paintings (2013)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2862 Kbps | 58mn 49s | 1.25 GB
Audio: English AAC 126 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Arts

Art critic Alastair Sooke delves into the murky world of art theft. Despite the high stakes - and often daring - involved, many cases are shrouded in mystery and go unnoticed by the media. Around 47,000 works of art are reported missing each year, yet it is only the heists involving the world's most valuable paintings that hit the headlines. But high-profile or not - once gone, the works are rarely recovered. Alastair meets one of America’s most notorious art thieves, Myles Connor.

BBC Arena - Sister Wendy and the Art of the Gospel (2012)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Feb. 28, 2017
BBC Arena - Sister Wendy and the Art of the Gospel (2012)

BBC Arena - Sister Wendy and the Art of the Gospel (2012)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3500 Kbps | 59mn 24s | 1.32 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Arts

The arresting sight of Sister Wendy Beckett, all teeth and glasses, burst on to our screens in the 1990s. An instant star, she travelled the world in her habit telling us the story of Christian art and painting but revealing little of her own extraordinary story. Arena goes in search of the 'real' Wendy, who, at 82, talks frankly, humorously, and profoundly about her life and spirituality for the first time.

BBC - Seeing Salvation (2000)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Feb. 24, 2017
BBC - Seeing Salvation (2000)

BBC - Seeing Salvation (2000)
DVDRip | 672 x 480 | .AVI/AVC @ 1700 Kbps | 4x~50mn | English MP3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 2.54 GB
Genre: Documentary, Arts

Christianity has produced some of the greatest works of art of all time, in which believers and non-believers alike can explore the great themes of life and death. It is the language in which Leonardo and Michelangelo, Dali and Rembrandt speak to us all about love and suffering, loss and hope. To mark the year 2000, these four programmes, written and presented by Neil MacGregor, Director of the National Gallery, London, consider how artists over two millennia have tackled the extraordinarily difficult task of representing Christ.

BBC - Lucian Freud: Painted Life (2012)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Feb. 22, 2017
BBC - Lucian Freud: Painted Life (2012)

BBC - Lucian Freud: Painted Life (2012)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2356 Kbps | 1h 29mn | 1.57 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Arts, Biography

Painted Life explores the life and work of Lucian Freud, undoubtedly one of Britain's greatest artists. Freud gave his full backing to the documentary shortly before his death. Uniquely, he was filmed painting his last work, a portrait of his assistant David Dawson.