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21st Century War Machines



The machines and weapons designed to fight the 'full on' heavy metal wars of the 20th century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.

Today, the armies of the world operate in 'low burn' guerrilla conflicts - often in urban environments where civilian casualties must be avoided at all costs. Are today's enemies gaining ground against the cutting-edge military might of the West? And how can the designers and manufacturers of 21st century war machines counter these ever growing threats?

Renowned military analyst Simon Pearson provides a fascinating insight into warfare technology - past, present and future - and expertly guides this five-part series through the origins of Main Battle Tanks, Attack Helicopters, Missiles, Fighter and Bomber Aircraft, and Artillery right through to today's state of the art 'Digital Battlefield/

We hear from the makers and users of the military technology whilst also investigating the history and the future of man and machine in combat. Supported by spectacular action-packed footage and intricate 3D computer-generated imagery, "21st Century War Machines" both poses and answers many questions on this extremely topical and important subject and is a must have for anyone interested in military history.

Drama Specials

Naked Civil Servant
John Hurt stars in this biographical film of Quentin Crisp a flamboyant and witty exhibitionist whose conversation is as glittering as the lipstick and mascara he used to effect.
The Sailor's Return
Flawlessly evoking Victorian rural life, the film tells the story of a love doomed by insularity and racial prejudice.

Drama Series

Murder Investiation Team
Each episode began with the discovery of a body and followed the investigation as it unfolded. The team used all the resources at their disposal from the latest forensic techniques, victimology, criminal psychology as well as their own sharp wits, to deliver on their duty to the public and to catch the killers.
The Helen West Caseboo
She’s a workaholic lawyer with a conscience. As a crown prosecutor, she deals with domestic abuse, sexual molestation, and murder. Driven by a strong sense of justice and compassion, she pursues cases even when her boss insists she drop them and goes out of her way to offer victims a helping hand.

Childrens

Animated Classics
29 animated specials of classic literature is something that the entire family can enjoy. Titles include: A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, Les Miserables, and The Phantom of The Opera.
Wind in the Willows
From the despicable plans of the evil Weasels to Toad’s gentlemanly obsession with the art of the motor car, no stone has been left unturned in creating this charming adaptation of an old favourite.

Factual Specials

Our Lives: Our Dad is a Woman
What would you do if your dad dropped the bombshell that he wanted to be a woman? Bold, emotional, and compelling, this program gains intimate access to the lives of 3 families, in which a father, partner, or son has battled fear and prejudice to reveal their real selves.
Paul McCartney & Wings:
Band On The Run

From the sudden departure of two band members, to Paul and his wife Linda being robbed at knifepoint, This program also looks at the shooting of the iconic album cover and speaks to some of the stars immortalized in the spotlight.

Other

Duran Duran: One Night Only
captures this multi award-winning band as they perform before a live audience offering a rare insight into the band. With exclusive, never-before-seen archive footage, and interviews, the programme provides viewers with a unique perspective on the band.
Phil Collins: One Night Only
A true music legend Phil Collins has sold over 100 million albums over four decades as a solo artist. In One Night Only, he goes back to his roots, taking a nostalgic trip to the area he grew up in and the old haunts where he played his first gigs.