Classic Aircraft used in the First World War
For twelve years, from Mid 1957 until mid 1969, a force of British Built bombers armed with nuclear weapons not only formed the core of the Royal Air Force, but also represented the foundation on which the national defence as a whole, rested. So began the era of the Jet Age Bomber.
At Farnborough Air Show in 1952 a brand new aircraft was shown, straight off the Secret LisThe Aviation World was startled when test pilot Wind Commander Falk put the aircraft through some outstanding maneuvers. This is the story of the AVRO VULCAN, the world’s first delta wing bomber.
Narrated by Simon Williams (Upstairs Downstairs) Concorde, the world’s first supersonic airliner, triumphed over politics and technology to take air transport into a totally new dimension. With millions spent on its development, Concorde is unlikely ever to be replaced, and this visual history pays timely tribute to an aircraft that pushed the frontiers of passenger flight to their limits. This unique film charts the progress of this historic Anglo-French project. From drawing board through test pilots Trubshaw and Turcat’s first flights in 1969 and into the next century at twice the speed of sound.
This Film outlines the history of the world's greatest airships--from the pioneering efforts of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin to the career of the Hindenburg's sister ship the Graf Zeppelin. Using archive film, recent contemporary footage and photographs The Zeppelin follows the progress of airships from their deployment in World War I to their present uses today.
It would be difficult to come up with a more potent symbol of the German Blitzkrieg of World War Two than the Ju 87 “Stuka” divebomber. Known amongst the allied forces as The ‘Sirens of Death’
Britain's most successful post-war fighter design, the Hawker Hunter was the standard RAF fighter of the 1950s.
Up to 17 per cent of children could have symptoms consistent with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) according to new research in Preventative Medicine by the University of Bristol The UK has the fourth highest level of prenatal alcohol use in the world, but no estimates existed from a population-based study on how many people may have FASD Considered to be a relatively ‘hidden disability’ It is thought to be under-diagnosed with only one specialist clinic in England. So What is FASD ? Why do we know so little about it ? Is it preventable ? These questions and more are answered in this new film ‘FASD The Hidden Disability‘
A study of man's impact on the environment. Featuring John Craven (BBC Newsround) the late celebrity chef Keith Floyd, model Paula Hamilton, actor Jenny Seagrove and weather reporter Ulrika Jonnson.
“This compelling film follows the course of the Hindenburg’s last flight and unravels the mystery of one of the greatest disasters of the 20th Century” New York / Lakehurst, May 6th 1937, 7 pm: The "Hindenburg" has come all the way from Europe - a luxurious flying hotel, faster than any ship. The pride of the Third Reich prepares to land, and hundreds of onlookers have gathered to watch. Then, all of a sudden, a burst of flame appeared on the outer cover, just forward of the upper fin. In a matter of seconds, the largest airship ever built goes down in a fiery blaze. With the assistance of NASA experts, this compelling documentary follows the course of the Hindenburg’s last flight and unravels the mystery of one of the greatest disasters this century.
A collection of the most ‘iconic’ moments in motor racing, from the 1950s through to the 1970s
A collection of the most ‘iconic’ moments in cricket, from the 1950s through to the 1970s
A collection of the most 'iconic' moments inthe golden age of football, from the 1950s through to the 1970s