Saturday, November 17, 2007

BBC - Factory - From Joy Division To Happy Mondays

BBC 4 documentary about the legendary recordlabel Factory Records. Footage and interviews with members of Joy Division, New Order, Section 25, Happy Mondays and more...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Jeremy Clarkson, Speed, Episode 6 - The Century of Speed

Brilliant BBC documentary. Jeremy Clarkson looks at how the 20th century has seen mankind take a giant leap forward, mostly down to the phenomenon of speed.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Prof Noam Chomsky

Francine Stock: Since you first started in political activism in the sixties, do you feel that you have made a great deal of headway?

Noam Chomsky: I think the country has made a great deal of headway and I'm happy to participate in it, but it's not traceable to individuals....If you go back to the sixties…there was no feminist movement, no Third World solidarity movements, no substantial anti-nuclear movement, no global justice movements. These are all developments of the last twenty or thirty years and they come from all over the place. For example, the solidarity movements...are quite unique - there's never been a time when people from the aggressor country went to the victims and lived with them to try to protect them.

That happened in the eighties - tens of thousands of Americans did it and they came from conservative circles. A lot of it was church based. And it came from Main Street in the United States, and now it's all over the world.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

By the End of Time (BBC - TIME Part 2 of 4)

In this four-program series, string theory pioneer Michio Kaku goes on an extraordinary exploration of the world in search of time.

He discovers our sense of time passing and the clocks that drive our bodies. He reveals the forces of time that make and destroy us in a lifetime. He journeys to some of the Earth's most spectacular geological sites to look for clues to the extraordinary depths of time at a planetary level. Finally, he takes us on a cosmic journey in search of the beginning (and the end) of time itself.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Behind Your Radio Dial

Behind the scenes tour of NBC's radio and television broadcasting facilities at Rockefeller Center, New York City. Made at the end of radio's golden era, this RKO Pathe documentary entertainingly and informatively shows how the NBC radio network functioned. (Mostly filmed in Radio City at 40 Rockefeller Plaza in NY.) There is also a glimpse of NBC's new television network.

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Story of God - Part One - BBC Documentary - Robert Winston

In this three part series analysing the history of various gods Professor Robert Winston travels the world talking with people ranging from hindus, muslims and christians to buddhists and athiests. Richard Dawkins makes an appearance later in the series.