There has never been another novelist like Dickens. In his novels and stories, loved throughout the world, he created a host of fictional immortals, reflecting their eccentricities, their wit, their violence, and their pathos. They live today as vividly as ever. This engrossing dramatisation shows how his most famous creations were derived from his own experiences and from facets of his complex, almost demonic personality.
Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson auf ungewöhnlichen Pfaden. Wer ist die schöne Unbekannte aus der Themse? Was hat es mit dem Ungeheuer im Loch Ness für eine Bewandtnis? Was geht auf Urquhart Castle vor sich? Und in welcher Verbindung steht Mycroft Holmes, der Bruder des berühmten Meisterdetektivs, mit all diesen Vorgängen? Viele Fragen, die nur einer beantworten kann Sherlock Holmes!
It was one of the most horrifying single acts of destruction in the First World War, and it was instrumental in bringing America into the war. Was it cold-blooded mass murder or a justifiable Act of War? This programme dramatically presents all sides of the story, as the German submarine U-20 stalks her giant prey.
Borley Rectory in rural Suffolk seems to have been plagued with ghosts, particularly that of a young French nun believed to have been murdered on the site. Dark and malevolent shapes, poltergeist activity, and voices from disused cellars and stairways haunt this recording. Borley Rectory burned down in the 1950s - and so did the studio where this eerie reconstruction was recorded.
"Too over the top"
Here's how Britain, at the height of her imperial power, sent an entire fleet to blockade Greece. The extraordinary story climaxes with Lord Palmerston's great and remarkable patriotic speech in the British House of Commons, which reversed the Government's defeat.
Michael sits down with Chris Hardwick, the talk show host and CEO of Nerdist Industries who got his start on the MTV game show Singled Out. After several years of abusing alcohol and not being able to pay his rent, Chris quit booze, stopped acting and decided to make a world out of the things he’s passionate about which organically led to a build-it-and-they-will-come multi million-dollar business.