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Hemingway episode 1

Hemingway episode 1: The great American writer, and the brilliant, charismatic and complicated man behind the myth. A host of stars read his work in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's definitive portrait.     Ernest Hemingway is considered to be one of the great American writers, with his work remaining influential around the world. This documentary series paints an intimate picture of Hemingway the writer, whilst also penetrating the myths surrounding him to reveal a deeply troubled, controversial and ultimately…

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Read more about the article Tales of Winter – The Art of Snow and Ice
Tales of Winter - The Art of Snow and Ice
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Tales of Winter – The Art of Snow and Ice

Tales of Winter - The Art of Snow and Ice: Winter was not always beautiful. Until Pieter Bruegel painted Hunters in the Snow, the long bitter months had never been transformed into a thing of beauty. This documentary charts how mankind's ever changing struggle with winter has been reflected in western art throughout the ages, resulting in images that are now amongst the greatest paintings of all time.     With contributions from Grayson Perry, Will Self, Don McCullin and…

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Read more about the article Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 – Homeward Bound
Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 - Homeward Bound

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 – Homeward Bound

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 - Homeward Bound: At last, the end is in sight, and Dan's circumnavigation of the globe almost complete. But first there are some of the most brilliant treasures of all to enjoy. Venice, Florence and Rome revive an exhausted but ebullient Dan about to take his 92nd flight of the trip before he sails for home.     His first destination was once the most dangerous place on earth - Mostar and…

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Read more about the article Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 – Turkey to Germany
Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 - Turkey to Germany

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 – Turkey to Germany

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 - Turkey to Germany: In the penultimate stage of Dan Cruickshank’s gargantuan journey around the world, we find the intrepid explorer floating above Turkey in a hot air balloon! Below lie miles of a subterranean city where across the centuries peoples hid from warring factions from the east and west.     Once in the caves - dark and sinister as they are - Dan uncovers an ingenious means of defence before…

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Read more about the article Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 8 – Mali to Egypt
Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 8 - Mali to Egypt
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Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 8 – Mali to Egypt

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 8 - Mali to Egypt: Dan Cruickshank’s journey around the world reaches new heights of discomfort in the heat and dust of the desert. He takes in the astonishing cave paintings of the Dogon tribe before embarking on a love affair in Egypt with the most beautiful woman in history for whom he must brave two giant jackals.     In between, he witnesses the grotesque masks of Mali that connect the world…

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