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Frankel: Superhorse Frankel: Superhorse

This is a film about the creation of a legend. Frankel was a racehorse who touched people s hearts, and who outran every horse he raced. But he was more than a supreme champion, he was one half of a unique partnership. This documentary reveals the extraordinary story of Frankel and the man who trained him, Henry Cecil. In the 1980s Cecil was the most successful racehorse trainer in the world; he was rich, glamorous and sought after. He had it all- but gradually his career began to fall apart; he had problems in his personal life and was diagnosed with cancer. But Henry didn t give up - he fought failure and illness back to the top, and right at the end of his life he gave the world Frankel, creating a legend.

This amazing story is told through the heart-stopping footage from Frankel s racing career including New Market (2000 Guineas), York, and his final race in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. The film also includes interviews with Sir Henry Cecil, members of his family (his wife Jane and son Jake) and Lord Teddy Grimthorpe, the racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah, owner of Frankel.

The story of Frankel is one of the greatest sporting stories ever told.



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King George VI & Elizabeth - A Royal Love Story King George VI & Elizabeth - A Royal Love Story

The story of King George VI and his Queen, Elizabeth, is one of goodness growing into
greatness. In a short reign, just 14 years they created an ideal of the British Royal Family.

This programme examines the legacy they built, a legacy that lives on in the way that
their eldest daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, rules today. The man who would become King was born Prince Albert, the second son of King George V. The prince was shy and crippled by a terrible stammer. His older brother Edward, heir to the throne, was by comparison, charming, witty and adored by the Press and public.

The Prince married well, to the daughter of a Scottish aristocrat, and had two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth. This young family could so easily have become a sideline of Royal history but events were about to overtake them.

The story of Edwards’s abdication from the throne is a well-known one. But it left Prince Albert in a difficult position. Crippled with shyness, the idea of being so much in the public eye terrified Albert, but he took his place on the throne anyway. Happy pictures of the new Royal Family countered the bad news of World War II.

It can be said of some people that they had their time, a moment in history where they excelled and made a difference. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are good examples of this. They were a good King and Queen but perhaps more importantly, they were the right King and Queen for their time.

Includes: Additional bonus material of VE Day and a selection of speeches taken from different periods of the Kings reign.



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Nureyev - Dance to Freedom Nureyev - Dance to Freedom

This powerful docu-drama tells the incredible true story of how Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West in 1961 and became a living legend.

One of the greatest stories of the twentieth century, viewers are immersed in a thrilling recreation of events leading up to Nureyev s defection, an event which made him the most famous dancer in the world. His decision sparked an international incident, transformed him into an icon and changed the course of the Cold War. His family and friends suffered, his parents disowned him and he was not allowed back to Russia for 25 years.

 

With evidence from KGB agents and amazing first-hand accounts from prima ballerina Alla Osipenko, rival male soloist Sergei Vikulov and his friend Clara Saint, they unravel what really happened. It s a tale of high-stakes political intrigue, sexual awakening and the triumph of artistic expression told through powerful dramatization and stunning dance performance.

 

The film includes rare original dance footage of Nureyev whilst the dance sequences and drama recreations are beautifully performed by Bolshoi Ballet Principal Artem Ovcharenko .


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The Kray Twins The Kray Twins

Britain's most notorious gangsters of all time were East-end duo, identical twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray. They went from rags to riches and became legends in their own time.

See how they achieved a level of celebrity, all while running their nefarious operations, hear stories from ex-gangsters, safe crackers and crooks and discover how they were finally captured and convicted in this fascinating programme.


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John Wayne Anthology John Wayne Anthology

This DVD is a comprehensive look at the career of 'The Duke' John Wayne with over 200 films in five decades, featuring footage from a huge selection of John Wayne's most popular films.

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Laurel and Hardy Anthology Laurel and Hardy Anthology

‘The greatest comedy duo of all time!’ An affectionate look back at their amazing career, from their early black and white silent films, through the Hal Roach era, to their hugely successful British tours and beyond.



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Winston Churchill - The Man Behind the Myth Winston Churchill - The Man Behind the Myth

This three hour DVD is the definitive look at Churchill and includes extensive archive footage from his early career to his vital role in WWII and ending with his burial - the first non Royal State funeral since the 19th Century. This is a must for all historians.

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