Last Watched

"London"  Sort by

Dire Straits Live BBC Arena

       Art
On 20th and 21st of December 1980, Dire Straits played at the Rainbow Theatre, London. Both nights were recorded for broadcasting on BBC2 television. Cameras were on hand to film the return of Dire Straits from their triumphant 1980 Brothers in Arms world tour. The film features a superb concert they played and band members talk about their music and the pressures and the consequences of success.
Rehearsals took place at the Whood Wharf studio in London as well, between March 4-7, 1980, as well as interviews Less than a year later, before the recording sessions for ‘Making Movies’ ended (after Mark admitted that he wished they would continue indefinitely), David would leave the band, never to return.

The Black Death

   2023    Medicine
In an enthralling documentary, Dan Snow and archaeologist Raksha Dave delve into the catastrophic impact of the Black Death on Britain 700 years ago, a pandemic that extinguished around half of the population, or three million people. The duo embarks on a journey to trace the origins and merciless spread of the plague, starting from its arrival on Britain's South coast in June 1348, through the bustling trade routes that brought the disease to Melcombe Regis, Dorset. Their investigation takes them to various hotspots of the outbreak, including the Old Operating Theatre in London and Wildwood Animal Sanctuary in Kent, where they explore the role of rats in dispersing the bubonic plague. Through dramatic reconstructions and visits to places like Nottingham University's biomedical laboratories, they uncover the rapid spread and deadly impact of the plague, offering a month-by-month account of how it ravaged the country, decimating cities, towns, and villages alike.
The documentary not only showcases the horrific symptoms and desperate attempts at cures through brutal medical practices of the time but also leverages cutting-edge research to explain why the Black Death remains the deadliest pandemic in history. The personal stories of victims, from princes to paupers, are brought to light, revealing the indiscriminate nature of the disease. Dan's visit to Canterbury Cathedral and Raksha's investigation into the recent discovery of mass graves beneath a tranquil London square underline the widespread desperation and devastation. Their journey through the history of the Black Death, culminating in the discovery of its indiscriminate toll and the unveiling of mass graves in London, not only sheds light on the darkest chapters of British history but also ignites a profound understanding of the tragedy, making a compelling case for why this documentary is a must-watch for anyone interested in the profound impacts of pandemics on human society.

The Kick

   2023    History
The series chronicles David Beckham's meteoric rise to the pinnacle of world soccer and his transformation into a cultural icon. Beckham is one of the most well-known names on the planet, but few truly understand the man behind the fame. From his humble beginnings in working-class East London, through his unwavering determination to succeed, to his ongoing struggle to balance ambition, love, and family, David's journey is filled with numerous ups and downs. It is the story of one of the most recognized and scrutinized athletes of all time.
In the first episode of the series, we delve into the early defining moments of David Beckham's life, shaping both his career and personal journey. It starts with a history-making goal in 1996, catapulting David to fame. As he becomes a household name, big spending and brand deals further fuel his popularity. However, a pivotal moment comes when he receives a red card during a match between England and Argentina, ultimately leading to England's loss. Throughout this episode, we also get a glimpse of David's initial encounters with Victoria.
Series: Beckham

Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court (I)

   2006    Art    HD
P.U.L.S.E is a Pink Floyd concert video taken from the 20 October 1994 concert at Earls Court, London. PULSE records the great psychedelic band Pink Floyd rocking out like only they can. Renowned for their hallucinatory special effects and lighting schemes, Pink Floyd goes all out at this spectacular (and very long) concert. Twenty-one of their classics are performed, including classic rock radio staples 'Dark Side of The Moon' and 'Wish You were Here". There was considerable delay in the release of the video edition of Pulse. The cause of the delays was reputed to be the continued modifications and additions to produce a high-quality release. The previous planned release date of 22 September 2005 for the two-disc DVD set was changed to 10 July 2006 for the UK and Europe, and 11 July 2006 everywhere else.
Series: P.U.L.S.E

New Beginnings

   2022    Culture
The series 'All or Nothing: Arsenal' shows the behind the curtain during a crucial season at one of the world's biggest football clubs, as Arsenal focus their efforts on challenging for domestic success and returning to elite European competition.
In the first episode, it's the start of a pivotal season for Arsenal Football Club and pressure is mounting on manager Mikel Arteta, to get the club back into the top 4 in the Premier League. Despite a string of new signings over the summer, the team suffer three defeats in a row, leaving them bottom of the table. Expectations are then high as the squad face Norwich City at the Emirates.
Series: All or Nothing: Arsenal

A Head Full of Dreams

   2018    Art
The film offers an in-depth and intimate portrait of the band's spectacular rise from the backrooms of Camden pubs to selling out stadiums across the planet. At the heart of the story is the band's unshakeable brotherhood which has endured through many highs and lows.
Using extensive unseen archive, behind-the-scenes and live footage, 'A Head Full of Dreams' sees the band reflect upon their two decades together. It was filmed during Coldplay's record-breaking A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, which was certified as the third biggest tour of all time, playing to more than 5.5 million fans across the world.
The film is directed by Mat Whitecross - director of Supersonic, the acclaimed 2016 Oasis documentary - who met the four friends at college in London, before they'd even formed the band. From the very first rehearsal in a cramped student bedroom, Whitecross has been there to capture the music and the relationships on tape.