Revealing the rich and controversial past of sugar, alcohol, tobacco and opium, Hollywood actor Brian Cox embarks on a thought-provoking journey to uncover how the commercial exploitation of these products hooked the world.
Deep Water is the amazing true story of the first Golden Globe non-stop round-the-world yacht race initiated by the Sunday Times newspaper in Britain in 1968. It portrays individual endeavour at its most isolated and extreme, set against a canvas of terrifying seas. Described as one of the most extraordinary stories on the high seas, it follows nine men competing to be the first to sail alone and non-stop around the world.
Michael Apted's latest instalment in the groundbreaking 7 Up series. In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," filmmakers interviewed a group of British children aged seven from widely ranging backgrounds, about a range of subjects. Apted took the reins for the second series and the 'children' have been followed up every seven years since. At 49, twelve agree to talk about family, work, their hopes and the series.
Growing up in the streets of Dundee, actor Brian Cox was surrounded by tobacco. His entire family either smoked it or chewed it and yet Brian reveals, he never took up the habit. To find out why not, Brian travels to Virginia in the US to discover how the habit of smoking kick-started the British Empire and created a global market of addicts.
The third of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Director Michael Apted takes the helm as the subjects, now aged twenty-one, talk about their lives and their hopes and dreams for the future.
A factual series that offers a glimpse at the changing face of America through the eyes of a group of children from age seven to twenty one. From drugs to religion and their hopes and aspiration's for the future, the innocence and honesty shines through.