In a new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Jane Eyre is a mousy governess for the cold and moody, Mr Rochester. As she persists to understand him, she discovers a terrible secret.
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The Cyclopsis a mythical man-eating giant with superhuman strength and just one eye. But what was the real-world inspiration behind this tall tale? Why were the Ancient Greeks so convinced that killer Cyclops roamed the planet?
The Sphinx, a monstrous living statue and a terrifying human-lion hybrid. These great mythical beasts inspired both awe and respect, but also fear. They bore the faces of Egyptian pharaohs, who believed these creatures could grant them huge power. What inspired this formidable mutant? Why was it created? And what role did it play in the pharaoh's quest for immortality?
The dragon is a terrifying mythical monster with scales like steel, razor-sharp teeth, and breath made of fire. What was the real-world inspiration for this ferocious winged monster? Could there be more to this legend than we realise?
The Kraken, one of the most feared mythical monsters of the deep. For centuries, sailors lived in terror of it. It was the biggest thing in the ocean - the size of an island. Its huge tentacles could rip boats to pieces in moment. Is this just a legend, or could some kind of monster really be lurking beneath the surface?
The Feathered Serpent: a mythical mutant monster. Half-bird, half-snake. Why were the ancients so convinced this monster existed? A team of beast hunters uses groundbreaking science and archaeology to solve the mystery.
The lost city of Chichen Itza remains tucked away, deep in the jungles of Mexico, and contains secrets of an ancient civilisation. Scientists examine how this city was built and how human sacrifices moulded the city.
Hip-Hop star Akala discusses with poet, Mark Grist, the ideas and emotions in Byron's poem, When We Two Parted. Byron's feelings of bitterness and sorrow towards his former partner are explored.
A actress struggles to rebuild her life after a stint in a drug rehabilitation clinic. This means moving back into her mother's home - an ageing movie star who epitomises 'old Hollywood'.
Presented by hip-hop star Akala, this series features contemporary poets including Jackie Kay, Gillian Clarke and Ciaran Carson in conversation with Akala about some of their best-loved poems.
Hip-hop star Akala explores John Keats' poem Bright Star with the poet Daljit Nagra. They discuss how the poem focuses on the transient nature of life and eternal nature of love.
Inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recites her poem 'The Hill We Climb' at US President Joe Biden's 2021 inauguration.
While searching for animal body parts at a London circus, radical scientist Victor Frankenstein meets gifted surgeon Igor Strausman. Not only does the brilliant doctor offer Strausman his friendship, but also a chance to work with him on ground breaking research that could change the world forever. When Victor's experiments with life and death go too far, only Igor can bring him back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.
A candid look inside the agony and ecstasy of making people laugh for a living. This funny and heartfelt documentary contains original interviews interlaced with personal footage of life on the road; all from a comedian's point of view. Once you take this step behind the curtain, you will never look at these funny folks the same way again.
Christopher Nolan's professional career spans 19 years, from 1998's Following to this year's 'Dunkirk'. The journeys undertaken in his films, however, are rarely so linear. A second can last the blink of an eye or it can slow down, freezing time. For a man with no memory, years can collapse into half-forgotten fragments, while what passes for one hour on a distant planet is years on another. From Victorian magic shows and the battle for Gotham to the multiple perspectives of armed conflict, time is elastic in a Christopher Nolan film and the experience of watching one is never less than riveting.
Annette Bening has established herself as one of the finest screen actors of her generation. After a decade in the theatre, culminating in a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Tina Howe's Coastal Disturbances, she made her feature debut in the comedy The Great Outdoors (1988) followed by a commanding performance as the Marquise de Merteuil in Valmont (1989). But it was the perfect projection of sass, charm and sexual frankness in playing Myra Langtry, a con artist in The Grifters (1990), that made Bening a star and for which she received her first BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.
When an army major is framed for treason, Reacher discovers she's the target of a massive government conspiracy and risks everything to take down the corrupt organisation.
In this updated take on William Golding's classic novel, a group of American military schoolboys become marooned on a remote island after a plane crash. While initially cooperative, after the discovery of a "beast," the boys split into two warring camps, one headed by the liberal-minded Ralph (Balthazar Getty), the other by the militaristic Jack (Chris Furrh). Their society begins to descend into violence, and boys soon learn there's a thin line between society and savagery.
The revolutionaries fight on. Jean Valjean is conflicted over Marius and Cosette's love and seeks Marius at the barricade. Javert confronts Valjean. Based on the Victor Hugo novel.
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