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    BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Land of the Eagle

    BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Land of the Eagle

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    BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Land of the Eagle is a television series dedicated to the history of North America. This BBC original series takes a look at the continent from a number of different perspectives including those of the Native Americans as well as the European settlers who would migrate there. Originally there was no interest at all in the new world, but settlers eventually began to acknowledge the availability of land and natural resources there during the sixteenth century. The series discusses the settlement and industrialization of America and documents the tragic plight of the natives, as their numbers and land began to dwindle. BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Land of the Eagle includes stunning visual cinematography and portrays the beauty of the wildlife and landscape of the North American continent. The series includes eight episodes such as Confronting The Wilderness, Into The Shining Mountains, and The First And Last Frontier.moreless
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    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

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    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days is a travel series developed by the BBC that chronicles Monty Python actor and notable comedian Michael Palin as he takes up the task of Phileas Fogg, Jules Verne’s hero of his classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days, in an endeavor to travel around the world in eighty days. In true Victorian fashion, Palin sets out to follow Fogg’s travel route without taking the easy way out by traveling via aircraft. He sets off from London to only be stopped by one of the many roadblocks in Palin’s journey. From Italian railway strikes to missing train and ferry connections to a very uncomfortable case of traveler’s diarrhea, he continues to strive forward in order to clean up the city of Venice, befriend the crew of an Indian sailboat, getting a shave by a blind barber, working as deckhands on a Yugoslavian freighter, and being attacked by a cockatoo. A wonderful real-life adaptation of Verne’s classic, Micahel Palin: Around the World in 80 Days shows the world in a lovely and comical light. Michael Palin followed the trip with a book detailing the experience completely from his perspective without cut scenes.moreless
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    Sister Wendy's Grand Tour

    Sister Wendy's Grand Tour

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    Sister Wendy's Grand Tour is a about a woman named Sister Wendy Beckett who lives in a Carmelite monastery in Norfolk, England, and loves and appreciates art. Following the success of the TV series Sister Wendy's Odyssey and the book of the same name, PBS began broadcasting Sister Wendy's Grand Tour. The show was about how she travels through 10 of Europe's great cities looking at its finest and most artistic arts. Throughout Europe she sees Goya in Madrid, Donatello in Florence, Van Gogh in Amsterdam, and several more famous artists. For some paintings and sculptures, she describes why the artist made it and what they used to create it. Most of the artwork she looks at are breathtaking and is almost hard to take your eyes from. Throughout all her description, she doesn't tell why it's good or bad, but tells why she loves it. This show was purely made because of Wendy's love for art. This is an enchanting art-loving show.moreless