Bettany Hughes investigates Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, travelling to Georgia, Jordan and Greece to discover his origins, and to explore the role 'losing oneself' plays in the development of civilisation.
Having crushed the Protestants and thwarted Leto, Louis feels invincible. But his family and France are divided and Fabien is on the loose. What of the future? What will be his legacy? Louis summons the Dauphin in order to show him how to be a king.
Louis persuades Philippe to kill their father together so they can both have a clean slate. Fabien knows Louis has killed the prisoner and deduces the truth about the Man in the Iron Mask. He's had enough of Louis' cruelty, refuses his orders, and leaves Versailles for good.
With the help of famous voices, we talk about the day of 9/11, before exploring how America came to terms with the tragedy and learnt to laugh again. Alternative title: The 2000s: A New Reality.
Professor Bettany Hughes embarks on a voyage of discovery, travelling across the Mediterranean and Near East to reveal the truth about Venus and her ancestors, proving that this mythological figure is more than just an excuse for sensual nudity and chocolate box romance.
Louis is plunged into an existential crisis. He and Philippe are haunted by the burning question: what to do with the prisoner? While Philippe wants to send him to the colonies, Louis knows there is only one option: to kill him. Meanwhile, the seeds of discord are growing on the streets of Paris.
Louis and Philippe visit the midwife who attended the birth of their secret brother, only to discover that their brother died young. So the burning question remains: who is the Man in the Iron Mask? Meanwhile, Fabien tracks down the fugitives, Sophie and Eleanor. Instead of killing them as the king ordered, his conscience and love for Sophie force him to let them go.
He's the most notorious of all Roman emperors. He burned Rome, he engaged in incest, and killed his mother, his wife and thousands of Christians. He was a psycho. But suppose it was all lies. What if the crimes he committed never happened, or were normal behaviour for a Roman emperor? Suppose his enemies decided to trash his reputation, and succeeded for two thousand years? Was Nero actually a hero, who took from the rich and gave to the poor? Historians, psychologists, criminologists and toxicologists are brought in as this documentary reopens a cold case. Together they reveal a complex web of lies, deflections and intrigues. Flashbacks and re-enactments encourage the viewer to explore theories that are suddenly undermined by unexpected twists. The result: a reassessment of Roman history. It's time to re-examine the Nero Files.
After the tragedy of Marie-Therese's death, Louis changes tactics. He plans to marry Philippe's daughter to King Charles and plots with the Ottomans to attack Austria. But he finds a new adversary in the papal envoy Leto, who has come to attend Marie-Therese's funeral.
Maintenon returns to the palace with renewed vigour and encourages Louis to step up his plans - and to impose restrictions on the Protestants. Chevalier stands up for Delphine, but Maintenon sacks him. Guillaume is compromised and recants his faith to secure a lucrative contract and save the family business, but his sister Jeanne is horrified - has he just sold his soul to the dream of Versailles? Louis wants to undermine Leopold in Vienna and makes a secret deal with Barek, the Ottoman envoy.
Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. In Spanish.
Explore the history of a unique generation, children aged 10 in 1940, who grew up in exceptional times: 650,000 orphans, 120,000 juvenile delinquents, 90,000 children lost during population movements, 11,500 Jewish children deported. Caught between collaboration and resistance, wartime childhood experiences and stories have, for a long time, been hushed up. Far from being spared by the brutal conflict, they were thrown into the chaos of dark and sinister times. For four years, this age group became the epicentre of national upheaval. Placed at the heart of Marechal Petain's 'regeneration' project, put to work out of necessity, exposed to hunger, death and deportation, and widely condemned by a fragile and incompetent judicial system, war children were both the instruments and scapegoats of a totalitarian regime. Listen to the testimony of those, on the fringes of history in the making, who came of age in the shadows of the 'national revival' imposed by Vichy during the worst world war in history.
Fabien arrests townsfolk in reprisal for the attack on Colbert. Jeanne pleads with Louis for their release, but to no avail. Bastien wants his son back and kidnaps Fabien in response. Maintenon confronts Louis about his promiscuity and he's forced to admit that he's hurt her.
Ignoring his brother's doubts, Philippe pursues his investigation into the Man in the Iron Mask, not knowing that the Vatican has sent a spy, Di Marco, to Versailles to keep an eye on Philippe. Meanwhile, in Maintenon's absence, Louis becomes increasingly impetuous. He begins to suspect that there may have been something between Marie-Therese and Leopold, and has her confined to quarters.
Louis and Leopold begin the battle over the ultimate prize: Spain. The Spanish King Charles is not expected to live long and both men claim its empire. Leopold persuades Marie-Therese to help marry his niece Eleanor to Charles, the queen's brother. Louis foils the plot by insisting that Eleanor stay at Versailles.
Louis celebrates victory in war by welcoming defeated Emperor Leopold with his niece, Eleanor. Louis plans to expand his empire, but Leopold has plans of his own and he seduces Marie-Therese; are his feelings real, or does he have an ulterior motive? Louis dislikes having Protestants in the palace, but Madame de Maintenon convinces him they are no threat - although prominent Protestant Delphine foresees trouble.
On April 9, 1940, the German war machine arrives in the city of Oslo. The Norwegian King faces a choice that will change his country forever. In Norwegian.
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.
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