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Alternative Voices

   2021    Art
The 1980s was a time when artists in both the UK and US were delivering powerful social commentary in their songs. Dylan Jones selects some of the finest alternative voices from this era. From The Cure on Top of the Pops at the beginning of the decade to The Stone Roses' debut TV performance in 1989, this episode takes a comprehensive look at the alternative music of an entire era. It also features powerful live performances from Billy Bragg, Tracy Chapman, Bronski Beat and The Selecter. In addition, there are archival gems from Pixies, The Smiths, Suzanne Vega, The Fall, REM and many more.
Series: The 80s: Greatest Music Decade

Hip Hop to House

   2021    Art
The 1980s was an era in which a fusillade of new genres emerged, and many are still with us today, such as hip-hop and house. Dylan Jones has mined the archives to select some of the most crucial tracks in the rise of these two genres.
From a young Kurtis Blow making his Top of the Pops debut to the sonic bombardment of Public Enemy and the sampling skills of Bomb the Bass, this episode showcases the evolution in rap and house music across the decade. There are rare archival interviews and stellar performances from Run-DMC, Salt 'N' Pepa, S'Express, Cookie Crew and Neneh Cherry, as well as iconic videos from Herbie Hancock, The Beastie Boys, M/A/R/R/S, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and many more.
Series: The 80s: Greatest Music Decade

Poltergeist

   2020    Art
A series of untimely deaths connected to the making of the Poltergeist films inspired rumours that the production was cursed. Supernatural suspicions are stoked by rumours that real human skeletons were used during the making of the film.
Series: Cursed Films

The Omen

   2020    Art
A series of unfortunate events plague the cast and crew during the making of The Omen, raising concerns that the film might be cursed by the devil himself.
Series: Cursed Films

The Crow

   2020    Art
Years after Bruce Lee's mysterious death is attributed to the 'Lee Family Curse', his son Brandon's life was cut short due to a tragic on-set accident during the making of The Crow. As Lee had finished most of his scenes before his death, the film was completed through script rewrites, a stunt double, and digital effects. The Crow is dedicated to Brandon Lee and his fiancée, Eliza Hutton.
Series: Cursed Films

Beyond Fear

   2021    Nature
Will Smith confronts his fear of nature on powerful white-water rapids in Iceland. "Over five expeditions, I've followed explorers into situations that were straight-up scary. It was worth it to discover the Earth's wonders. But your boy was tripping more than once. Because when I see wilderness, you know, nothing but nature, I get nervous because I don't understand it."
Series: Welcome to Earth
Planet Earth

Planet Earth

2007  Nature
Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II

2016  Nature
Senna

Senna

2010  Culture
The Putin Interviews

The Putin Interviews

2017  Culture
Reel Rock

Reel Rock

2014  Culture
Vegan

Vegan

2020  Culture