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Featured Interactive Book – History of Rock

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This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated history of rock music, compiled by renowned rock writer Mark Paytress, brings to life this most popular and vibrant musical genre. YouTube videos and iTunes integration make...

Elizabeth

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When catholic Queen Mary dies the succession goes to Elizabeth, the Protestant half-sister Mary was not prepared to execute. The new queen finds herself surrounded by advisors, some supportive but some plotting to res...

A History of Television in 100 Programmes

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Celebrating and mimicking the serendipitous joy of its scheduling jumble this book records just how much stranger it used to be, how much more brave, foolhardy, unselfconscious, creatively energetic, before commerce k...

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

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You know about Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but have you heard of Doll Man, Doctor Hormone, or Spider Queen? In The League of Regrettable Superheroes, you’ll meet one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to s...

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

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A child prodigy who went on to make extraordinary, often game-changing contributions to whatever medium he chose to be involved in – radio, theatre, film and television – Welles quickly came to be regarded as a ‘geniu...

Lambert & Stamp

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Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnershi...

Mad as hell

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The Young Turks, one of the most popular online news shows in the world, has amassed a YouTube network consisting of millions of subscribers and billions of views. But that wasn't always the case. MAD AS HELL docum...

Iris

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IRIS pairs the 87-year-old Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, ...

An Honest Liar

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AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations tha...

Drama and Delight

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For five decades, the name Verity Lambert appeared on the end credits of many of Britain’s most celebrated and talked about television dramas, among them Adam Adamant Lives!, Budgie, The Naked Civil Servant, Minder an...

Testament of Youth

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Testament of Youth is a searing story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain which became the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. Vera Brittain, i...

One Night in Istanbul

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Two down on their luck Liverpool cabbies, Tommy (Steven Waddington) and Gerry (Paul Barber), strike an unusual deal with a local gangster (Mark Womack) to take their sons to one of the most legendary encounters in foo...

Finding Fela

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Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions...