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Neil Oliver’s Vikings episode 2

Vikings episode 2: Neil Oliver heads out from the Scandinavian homelands to Russia, Turkey and Ireland to trace the beginnings of a vast trading empire that handled Chinese silks as adeptly as Pictish slaves.     Neil discovers a world of 'starry-eyed maidens' and Buddhist statues that are a world away from our British experience of axe-wielding warriors, although it turns out that there were quite a few of those as well.   Neil Oliver's Vikings episode 2   Shield-maiden…

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Read more about the article Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 20
Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 20

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 20

Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 20: Following in the footsteps of one of his literary heroes, Rick roams the dramatic north Cornish coast to tell the story of one of Britain’s best-loved writers, Thomas Hardy, and his little-known love affair with a Cornishwoman.     Another famous writer, Dylan Thomas, dubbed Rick’s next stop, Mousehole, as ‘the loveliest village in Britain’. It’s here that Rick discovers the origins of the iconic Cornish dish stargazy pie. A short distance away, Rick joins…

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Read more about the article War of Worlds 1956-1962 – The Wall
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War of Worlds 1956-1962 – The Wall

War of Worlds 1956-1962 - The Wall: February 24, 1956. During the Soviet Communist Party's twentieth Congress, Khrushchev stuns everyone by denouncing Stalin's crimes. Without denying the ideology, the USSR's new leader seeks to distance himself from his predecessor and open up to the outside world. "Mister K" is full of surprises. He drinks Pepsi with Nixon and insists on spending a day at Disneyland when he visits America... But behind this clown-like character, the "executioner of the Ukraine" hasn't…

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Read more about the article Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 19
Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 19

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 19

Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 19: Cornwall has more than its fair share of folktales. Perhaps the most famous is found near Land’s End, where Rick recounts the tale of the Mermaid of Zennor.     A short distance away, Rick joins a small army of seaweed harvesters who are feeding an increasing appetite for a natural food more common in Japan. Further inland is a racetrack that is home to some of the best Cornish banger-and-stock car racing drivers. And…

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Ancient Aliens – S18 E1 The Disclosure Event

Ancient Aliens – S18 E1 | The Disclosure Event

Ancient Aliens – S18 E1 | The Disclosure Event: In 2021, the United States government broke a 70-year precedent of denying UFOs and released a groundbreaking report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.     Ancient Aliens is an American television series that premiered on April 20, 2010, on the History channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment in a documentary style, the program presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology, and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact. The show has been widely…

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