Channel 4 Superfoods: The Real Story

Channel 4 - Superfoods: The Real Story Series 1 (2015)  

Posted by notbanned at July 25, 2015
Channel 4 - Superfoods: The Real Story Series 1 (2015)

Channel 4 - Superfoods: The Real Story Series 1 (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3003 Kbps | 4x~23min | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 2.09 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Everything's a superfood these days, isn't it? Broccoli, blueberries, dark chocolate, coconut oil… But, of course, you can't believe everything you read. Longevity-boosting claims make tasty clickbait, but how many of these stories are backed by solid evidence? Sadly, it's hard to tell; in our information-saturated age, it often feels like science knows more about the Higgs boson than about the health benefits of the goji berry. Food Unwrapped's Kate Quilton hopes to find some grains of truth (wholegrains, presumably), as she grills nutrition experts both conventional and complementary.

Channel 4 - Superfoods: The Real Story Series 2 (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 17, 2016
Channel 4 - Superfoods: The Real Story Series 2 (2016)

Channel 4 - Superfoods: The Real Story Series 2 (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2365 Kbps | 8x~23min | 3.49 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Kate Quilton returns with the programme that investigates the purported health benefits of superfoods, meeting leading scientists, nutritionists and dieticians to learn which are worth the money.

Channel 4 - Islam: The Untold Story (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 27, 2016
Channel 4 - Islam: The Untold Story (2012)

Channel 4 - Islam: The Untold Story (2012)
WEB-DL | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2410 Kbps | 1h 12mn | 1.30 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

In this ground-breaking film, historian Tom Holland explores how a new religion - Islam - emerged from the seedbed of the ancient world, and asks what we really know for certain about its rise.

Channel 4 - Vincent the Full Story (2004)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at June 25, 2016
Channel 4 - Vincent the Full Story (2004)

Channel 4 - Vincent the Full Story (2004)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3400 Kbps | 3x~48mn | 3.72 GB
Audio: English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak presents a landmark story of the life of Vincent van Gogh. Over three programmes, he follows the turbulent road the artist took, physically and mentally, revealing the truth behind iconic works such as Sunflowers, his enduring relationship with his brother Theo, and his suicide.

Channel 4 - Islam: The Untold Story (2012)  

Posted by Polik88 at Sept. 3, 2012
Channel 4 - Islam: The Untold Story (2012)

Channel 4 - Islam: The Untold Story (2012)
HDTV | English | MKV (H264) 25.000 fps 3828 Kbps | 1280x720 | AAC 160 Kbps 48.0 khz | 1h 11mn | 1.91 GB
Genre: Documentary

In this ground-breaking film, historian Tom Holland explores how a new religion - Islam - emerged from the seedbed of the ancient world, and asks what we really know for certain about its rise.

Channel 4 - Picasso: The Full Story - Death  Video

Posted by tvsheet at Aug. 1, 2009
Channel 4 - Picasso: The Full Story - Death

Channel 4 - Picasso: The Full Story - Death
English | 47 minutes | 672x368 | DivX | MP3 - 128kbps | 746 MB

Presented by a friend of Picasso in his later years, John Richardson, Picasso: The Full Story is an accessible and comprehensive look at the life of the most important artist of the 20th Century, examining the influences and the secrets behind many of the masterpieces he created. Televised previously on Channel 4 as Picasso: Magic, Sex and Death, the programme is divided into three parts.

Part 3: Death
Death (50 mins) charts the final stage in Picasso’s life from the war years in Paris through to his time in Antibes, his later involvement with the Communist Party, the Peace Movement and the years leading up to his death in 1973 at the age of 91. This is the period the presenter Richardson is most familiar with as it was the time he came to know Picasso, but there is surprisingly little personal reminiscence. The episode nevertheless covers well Picasso’s work and his relationship with the women in his life. These later years are marked with a struggle to remain vigorous and active against the encroaching spectre of death by keeping plenty of younger women around. Francoise Gilot, his lover and 40 years his junior at the time, contributes to this section with comments on the work he created in his later years, on the paintings that show the joy of life and the ceramics in which she is immortalised. His final works, revisiting and reworking the old masters, is also examined, along with his final years with Jacqueline Roque.

Channel 4 - Picasso: The Full Story - Sex  Video

Posted by tvsheet at Aug. 1, 2009
Channel 4 - Picasso: The Full Story - Sex

Channel 4 - Picasso: The Full Story - Sex
English | 49 minutes | 672x368 | DivX | MP3 - 128kbps | 746 MB

Presented by a friend of Picasso in his later years, John Richardson, Picasso: The Full Story is an accessible and comprehensive look at the life of the most important artist of the 20th Century, examining the influences and the secrets behind many of the masterpieces he created. Televised previously on Channel 4 as Picasso: Magic, Sex and Death, the programme is divided into three parts.

Part 2: Sex
Sex (49 mins) focuses on the numerous women in Picasso’s life (although they weren’t exactly scarce in the first part). Again, this episode is very well constructed and thematically strong, full of intriguing links between Picasso’s life and loves and the powerful influence the various women had on his work. This part looks at Picasso’s work with Jean Cocteau on a cubist ballet, his marriage to ballet dancer Olga Koklova, their visit to Pompeii and its influence on his fascinating Neo-Classical Period, leading to the brief refinement of his Duchess Period. It’s not easy to keep up with the numerous affairs he conducted while married to Olga, but Marie-Therese Walther and Dora Maar are singled out for particular attention, the programme examining the various depictions of women and sex in Picasso’s work, finding them not erotic or salacious, but deeply powerful, matching the tone of the content to the intensity and the secrecy of those relationships. It briefly tackles more recent charges of misogyny, but quickly dismisses them as being culturally endemic in Picasso’s Andalusian make-up, seeing women in the dual aspect of Madonna and whore. This part ends with a fascinating new look at the masterpiece “Guernica”, interpreting it as the war in Picasso’s own life between his various mistresses, which is something I hadn’t heard before and it makes the case very well

Channel 4 - Picasso: The Full Story - Magic  Video

Posted by tvsheet at Aug. 1, 2009
Channel 4 - Picasso: The Full Story - Magic

Channel 4 - Picasso: The Full Story - Magic
English | 77 minutes | 672x368 | DivX | MP3 - 128kbps | 1146 MB

Presented by a friend of Picasso in his later years, John Richardson, Picasso: The Full Story is an accessible and comprehensive look at the life of the most important artist of the 20th Century, examining the influences and the secrets behind many of the masterpieces he created. Televised previously on Channel 4 as Picasso: Magic, Sex and Death, the programme is divided into three parts.

Part 1: Magic
Magic (77 mins) traces Picasso’s early influences back to his birth in Malaga in 1881 and early childhood in Barcelona, attempting to relate his artistic power with the influence of Southern Spanish Andalusian gypsy lore, comparing the “search for the sacred fire” in his painting with voodoo and shamanism, where women are seen as sacrificial offerings made for his art. This is intriguing and Richardson makes a good case, examining numerous works and tying this into the well-known influence of the powerful symbolism of tribal and prehistoric art on Picasso’s later work. There is undoubted power in Picasso’s work and it is worth examining what the secret of that force is, but calling it ‘magic’ feels somewhat sensationalist and is far from convincing. What the first part manages to do successfully however is draw a clear line between Picasso’s life and the various early periods of his artwork, making a good connection between the duality of sex and death in Picasso’s work up to 1916; the death of his friend Cassagenes in Paris in 1900 as the inspiration for his Blue Period; his affair with model “La Belle Fernande”, their visits to Gosol and the beginning of his Rose Period; and the development of cubism with Braque. Particular attention is given to his ground-breaking work on “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, examining the influences of tribal art, early Iberian art and El Greco on this key work.

Denis Smyth - Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Nov. 19, 2016
Denis Smyth - Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat

Denis Smyth - Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat
2011 | ISBN: 019960598X, 0199233985 | English | 400 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Samurai and Ninja: The Real Story Behind the Japanese Warrior Myth that Shatters the Bushido Mystique

Samurai and Ninja: The Real Story Behind the Japanese Warrior Myth that Shatters the Bushido Mystique by Antony Cummins
2015 | ISBN: 480531334X | English | 224 pages | True PDF | 4 MB