It was the most controversial naval battle of the 20th century. Statistically, both sides lost; but the British Fleet was readied for action again within 24 hours and dominated the seas for the rest of the First World War. This programme recreates the whole dramatic conflict.
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It was the final and conclusive battle of the Napoleonic Wars, after Bonaparte returned from exile in Elba. This was the Duke of Wellington's famous victory, "a damned close thing". It is presented here in all its fury, excitement, and triumph.
Franz Joseph Haydn's creative life spanned the latter half of the 18th century, and more than any other musician of his period, he was responsible for the evolution of the Viennese classical style. He was a humble man, largely self-taught, who in his later years became the doyen of the English musical scene. This program is a must for lovers of the Viennese style.
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France had fallen. All Britain waited for the inevitable German invasion. But first the Luftwaffe must destroy the Royal Air Force. It was the greatest air battle of all time against seemingly overwhelming odds. This programme follows the events of the epic weeks of the summer of 1940 and pays tribute to Winston Churchill's "Few" who saved Britain from the Nazi hordes.
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.