WHALE WARS: VIKING SHORES, a new five-part series beginning Friday, April 27 at 9 PM (et/pt) follows Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they set sail to end an ancient tradition known as "The Grind" that takes place every summer in the Faroe Islands.
The Pillars of the Earth is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against the backdrop, love-stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age. Follett masterfully weaves these stories through political turmoil of 12th century England, creating a relevant and viable world for today's audience and for generations to come.
A drama series set at an American base during the Vietnam War. Rather than focusing on the battle scenes that made up most other portrayals of the war, this show looked at the everyday lives of the people sent to serve their country. The doctors, nurses, soldiers and even USO entertainers stationed at the base must try to come to terms with the horrors and stresses of the war around them. Not all of them succeed.
Dad's Army follows the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard commanded by Captain Mainwaring and his assistant Sergeant Wilson. The large platoon are totally ill-prepared for an attack from the Nazis and none are fit to fight. Private Frazer is a moaning Scotsman, Lance Corporal Jones is far too old and mummy's boy Private Pike is only just out of school.
Dad's Army is widely regarded as one of the best British sitcoms ever made (it was voted Britain's fourth best sitcom ever in a TV poll). It certainly has spurred many memorable catch-phrases including "Don't Panic!", "They don't like it up 'em!" as well as created many classic and hilarious scenes such as "Don't tell em Pike!". The scripts were all well written and the long running sub-plots (such as Wilson dating Pike's mum) add to the fun. A must see sitcom!
War and Remembrance: The saga of the Henry family, begun in "The Winds of War" continues as America is attacked by Japan and enters World War II. For Victor Henry, an upwardly mobile naval career sets him in command of a cruiser with sights on selection for the Admiralty. At the same time, however, Victor must struggle with a failing marriage as well as a love affair with the daughter of a prominent British radio news reporter. Victor's son Byron has equal success as a submarine officer, eventually selected to command his own ship, yet all the while must deal with the separation of his wife and son who are held in German custody as enemy alien Jews. Through other such characters as Professor Aaron Jastrow, Naval Pilot Warren Henry, and the noble German General Armin von Roon, "War and Remembrance" unfolds into an all encompassing and fascinating story of the Second World War.
aka: Shiva, aka: The Seven Days, aka: Shiva - The Seven Days
When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large family with a lot of problems and conflicts between them.
aka: The American Civil War, aka: Ken Burns: The Civil War
Ken Burns' comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.
Of Burns' many film series, The Civil War is generally considered to be his masterpiece. He was director, producer, co-writer, chief cinematographer, music director and executive producer of the series. It has been honored with more than 40 major film and television awards. It has been seen by more than 40 million people
A&E In The War Zone' follows the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in the world right now. The UN believes that 200,000 people have been killed since the civil war in the country began, with thousands more people injured. Western journalists are often not allowed in the most dangerous areas, so the true story of the conflict has rarely been told. This documentary follows British surgeon David Nott as he makes a perilous journey to work alongside Syrian doctors.
The show generally follows an investigator or team of investigators exploring
what modern science can tell us about some of the great mysteries of history.
Most programs incorporate primary source material, first hand accounts, dramatic reenactments,
and computer-generated imagery (CGI) to tell the story.
PBS desription: "Scientists seek to uncover celebrated mysteries of the past in this occasional British series."
Episode topics have included the Titanic, D-Day, the Shroud of Turin, the Salem Witch Trials,
Blackbeard's lost ship, and the first English translations of the Bible.
Heroes of Hells Highway: A new three part series on The Discovery Channel, follows two platoons who go into the heart of Taliban country to clear Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, so the rest of the military can get through. The series celebrates the soldiers’ efforts and the critical role they play in making the country safer.
Jormungand: The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, an international shipping corporation that secretly deals in the arms trade. As one of the company's unofficial weapon dealers, she secretly sells weapons in many countries while avoiding the local authorities and law enforcements as most of her work is actually illegal under international law. Traveling with her is her team of bodyguards who are mostly composed of ex-military veterans. Her latest addition to her crew is Jonah, a seemingly emotionless child soldier who is skilled in combat yet ironically hates arms dealers. Jonah joins Koko as he wishes to find the arms dealer responsible for his family's death. What follows is Koko and her crews escapades around the world.
National Geographic Nazi Secrets: Learn some surprising facts about this infamous political party’s hidden past in Nazi Secrets. Their horrifying crimes left an indelible stain on European history, but there are still many questions around about the Nazi party. From SS terror-chief Heinrich Himmler’s secret obsession with witches, to the schizophrenic cousin Hitler gassed to death, this series reveals the sensational secrets that could revolutionise your understanding of Hitler’s regime. This is the story told by those closest to the Fuhrer and his henchmen, who have finally dared to speak on camera.
Mail Call: Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey takes viewers' questions concerning military hardware and technology, then consults with experts to answer them. Topics covered to date include gas masks, Gatling guns, night vision equipment, and samurai swords.
Oda Nobuna no Yabou: Suddenly finding himself in the Sengoku era, regular high school student Yoshiharu Sagara is about to be killed in the battlefield. He is saved by none other than the man who later becomes the respected Hideyoshi Toyotomi but at a cost to the latter's life. With history completely changed because of Yoshiharu's actions, he tries to make things right again. However, history takes a different course than the one he learned. Yoshiharu meets a brilliant but young girl named Nobuna Oda. Yoshiharu starts working under her command, who nicknames him Sari (monkey), to bring back history to its correct course and find his way back home to the present world.
Dogfights: Using modern computer animation, great aerial and modern naval battles are recreated. In process, you get to learn about the history of military transportation technology and the tactics created to use them to their best advantage.