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Sunday with Will: A Midsummer’s Night Dream


British Drama: Prisoners’ Wives – S01E03


Aussie Crime Drama: City Homicide – S02E15


This episode


City Homicide is an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were six detectives, who solve the murder cases, and their three superior officers MORE AT LINK

Epstein Victim’s Lawyer On Prince Andrew


Ghislaine Maxwell, British socialite and friend of Jeffrey Epstein, has been charged by the FBI with sex trafficking under-age girls. Lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents six of Epstein’s accusers, joined today’s This Morning to discuss the latest developments in the case. Lisa opened with: “This is a monumental development because Jeffrey Epstein is accused by so many girls and young women of abuse and he did not act alone. We know that Ghislaine Maxwell was a good friend of his for many years. She was with him constantly over a period of decades and the question is, what was her involvement in the facilitating, procuring and recruiting these girls, ultimately to be abused?” Broadcast on 03/07/20

City of the Future: Singapore


Al Jazeera – Correspondent: The Colony: Chile’s dark past uncovered


How did a secret German sect in Chile become a haven for Nazi fugitives and a torture centre for the Pinochet regime?

Forty years after the US-backed military coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power in Chile, the truth about the sordid abuses and crimes that took place during his dictatorship are still emerging. The mountains of Patagonia in southern Chile witnessed a particularly bizarre chapter of the Pinochet era; one that is still claiming victims today.

In 1961, a former Nazi corporal called Paul Schaefer fled Germany, along with hundreds of others, to found a sect in southern Chile. In an idyllic rural enclave framed by the Andes Mountains he created a virtual state within a state – one where horrifying events unfolded.

Initially with the ignorance of the government, and then with the complicity of the Pinochet regime, children were separated from their parents at birth and raised in a Kinder House. Men and women were kept apart and often drugged, while Schaefer systematically sexually abused boys and, occasionally, girls.

It also served as a haven for Nazi fugitives – such as Walter Rauff, the inventor of the portable gas chamber, and Joseph Mengele, the so-called ‘Angel of Death’ – who were permitted to hide out there in exchange for overseeing sophisticated forms of torture.

All of this took place with the full knowledge of the Pinochet regime, whose notorious intelligence chief, General Manuel Contreras, would often visit the site.

In The Colony: Chile’s dark past uncovered, the truth about what took place inside the Colony is revealed through the story of Winfried Hempel. Now 35, Hempel was born into the Colony and raised there without any knowledge of who his parents were.

When he first left its grounds, he was 20 years old, spoke no Spanish, had no notion of the country in which he lived and had never seen a television, computer or mobile phone. Although he initially struggled to adapt to the world beyond Colonia Dignidad, he gradually learned to speak Spanish, received his high school certificate and eventually qualified as a lawyer.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman has followed the story of the Colonia Dignidad since 1996 – at one point even being turned away from the site at gunpoint. As a Chilean, she wants to expose the crimes that took place there – crimes that her country was not only complicit in, but an active participant to.

An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates: Inveraray Castle


Nestled beside a loch in the Scottish Highlands is Inveraray Castle, a mid-18th century country house that brings in a staggering 130,000 visitors each year. Host Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke travels to a remote corner of Scotland to see how its owners, the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, run their massive castle and sprawling 50,000-acre estate as both a business and private home. Julie attends the annual Inveraray Highland Games and has a go at the most challenging event: tossing the caber.

True North: Cancel culture is a threat to society


The only way to promote a healthy society is through dialogue, but cancel culture is threatening to put an end to conversation.

True North’s Sam Eskenasi examines what happens when cancel culture runs rampant and why it can never solve the problems it claims to tackle.

George Lewis Ragtime Jazzband of New Orleans – November 1953


Avery Kid Howard – trumpet
George Lewis – clarinet
Jim Robinson – trombone
Alton Purnell – piano
Lawrence Marrero – banjo
Alcide “Slow Drag” Pavageau – bass
Joe Watkins – drums, vocal


  1. Just a Little While To Stay Here
  2. Careless Love
  3. Panama Rag
  4. Bugle Boy March
  5. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  6. Ice Cream

A sensational find from the San Francisco Bay Area TV-Archive.
Recorded by CBS5 KPIX-TV in San Francisco in November 1953

Thanks go to clarinetist Heisuke Kato from Japan who discovered the source to this film on 14th of May 2012, and to trumpeter Geoff Bull from Australia, who further distributed it to his friends around the globe.
Editing, restoration, improvement of video and audio quality and correction of picture ratio by Norbert Susemihl.

PBS NewsHour: David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart on coronavirus failures, anti-Trump Republicans – 03/07/2020


New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to analyze the latest news, including the possibility that the Washington Redskins will change their name amid growing pressure for racial justice, the failures that have driven a massive surge of coronavirus and Republicans who oppose the president.


The Hotel Inspector with Alex Polizzi: S11E06 – The Gungate


Sue Tipton bought the Gungate Hotel in Tamworth, Staffordshire, on impulse because she was looking for a challenge, but the last few years have become a constant struggle and she has been forced to run the business virtually single-handed.

Love Thy Neighbour “The Pilot episode” Thames Television


Running this as a gesture of defiance against wokeness, identity politics etc

Love Thy Neighbour has been criticised for its politically incorrect handling of issues of racism, although its writers have claimed that each episode included both anti-white and anti-black sentiment.[1] It is often used as shorthand for television before the era of political correctness. Although both characters were bigoted and intolerant, Bill usually had the last laugh and rarely got his comeuppance

The Waringham Chronicles [1] The Runaway – E03


England in the 14th Century. Twelve-year-old Robin’s world is turned upside down when his father, the Earl of Waringham, dies in disgrace. His inheritance lost and his family name dishonoured, the penniless Robin must begin a new life as a peasant on his own estate. He soon makes an enemy in Mortimer, the spoiled young son of the new Earl. As the years pass and the boys enter adulthood, Robin flees Waringham to seek his fortune abroad.

Sunday Classic Comedy: Carry On Girls (1973)


The Atkinson People: E03 – George Dupont


Rowan Atkinson stars as many different characters in four episodes from the classic comedy series, written by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis (‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, ‘Notting Hill’), which investigates the lives of four great – but imaginary – men. We hear about the life and times of master orator, Sir Benjamin Fletcher: writer, statesman, Nobel Prize winner, painter, farmer, diplomat, wit, etc, etc… There’s France’s greatest thinker and philosopher George Dupont; and actor, raconteur and general bore, Sir Corin Basin. Barry Good – the ‘Pope of pop’ – also looks back at his life (before he came a rich tax exile). Produced by Griff Rhys Jones, ‘Atkinson’s People’ was one of the first radio series ever to star Rowan Atkinson and was a forerunner to the massively successful ‘Blackadder’ TV series. Rowan Atkinson stars in the spoof radio series which looked at the personalities behind the headlines – co-written by Richard Curtis.

New Culture Forum – So What You Are Saying Is: The Long March Through the Institutions: How the Left Won the Culture War & What To Do About It Culture War Response


June 26, 2020

The New Culture Forum’s brand new publication “The Long March Through The Institutions: How the Left Won the Culture War” may be downloaded free of charge from our website:…

On this week’s “So What You’re Saying Is…”, Marc Sidwell, author of the above publication, sits down with Peter Whittle to discuss how so many British institutions (from media to academia, NGOs to the civil service) came to be dominated by the left.

How does culture shape political power? Many Conservatives now fear that victory at the ballot box is not enough. Despite Boris Johnson’s triumph in the 2019 election, they sense that a larger cultural battle has been lost. Some accuse the left of mounting a secret, slow-motion takeover, inspired by the ideas of the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci – the ‘long march through the institutions’.

The New Culture Forum’s new book by Marc Sidwell uncovers the truth: a tangled history in which active subversion runs alongside unintended consequences and missed opportunities. Armed with a clearer understanding of the left’s long march, it also reveals new possibilities for fighting back.

MSNBC: New Super PAC from hundreds of former George W. Bush staffers


Talking Politics: Police State USA


worth listening too, I found the discussion interesting though aspects I disagreed with

This Episode – June 11,2020

We talk to Adom Getachew, Jasson Perez and Gary Gerstle about the politics of protest and the politics of policing in America. What does ‘Defund the Police’ mean in practice? Is the current crisis likely to empower or curtail the surveillance state? How are the current protests different from ones we’ve seen in the past? And where Minneapolis leads, will the world follow? Plus we talk about the implications of the protests for the November elections MORE AT LINK


Talking Politics is an audio podcast hosted by British academic David Runciman, Professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge. It was launched on 27 March 2016 by Runciman. It is also regularly co-hosted with other Cambridge academics, especially Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies, and also Christopher Brooke, lecturer in political theory Chris Bickerton, reader of modern European politics, and the late Aaron Rapport.

David Runciman is a long-time contributor to the London Review of Books and Talking Politics is in a partnership with the journal

talkRADIO: Mike Graham with Laurence Fox on culture wars


04 July 2020

Journalist Peter Hitchens has defended British newspapers against claims they had stoked tensions and made Britain “tribal”.

Joining Mike Graham for their weekly debate, the pair discussed the ongoing civil unrest caused by protests and counter-protests surrounding racial issues.

Mr Hitchens said: “We are a divided country and we vote tribally and we have an adversarial Parliament. “The tribalism which no longer takes place in Parliament has now moved on to the streets.

“I don’t think you can blame the newspapers for that, newspapers have always been in this country partisan and we’ve had a diverse press. “That’s been a good thing, but oddly enough I think it’s less divers than it has been for a long time”.

David Starkey: Elizabeth I (Part 4 of 4) – Gloriana


This section focuses on what was to be Elizabeth’s finest hour – the rout of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Ironically, Elizabeth loathed war – as a woman, she could not lead her own troops and distrusted her military commanders. Several factors contributed to the outbreak of War, including the assassination of William Prince of Orange and Elizabeth’s decision to execute her Catholic cousin, Mary Queen of Scots.

Elizabeth, the virgin Queen, the most powerful woman in English history. She emerged as a young princess against a backdrop of civil unrest, political intrigue, executions and coups. She ruled for 45 years and presided over a new kind of state. Her reign saw England emerge from the threat of European annexation to burst forth in a unique flowering of culture and became the world’s leading sea power. In this four part series David Starkey charts the rise and fall of her reign and reveals the powerful resonance it has for the present. This series covers one of the most glamorous and exciting reigns in English history, with bloodthirsty tales of sex, lust, murder and mayhem.

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Operation Goodwood Documentary – Part 3/4 – The Battle – Tank Battle WW2


1976 Production

Operation Goodwood was a British offensive in the Second World War, that took place between 18 and 20 July 1944 as part of the battle for Caen in Normandy, France. The objective of the operation was a limited attack to the south, to capture the rest of Caen and the Bourguébus Ridge beyond. At least one historian has called the operation the largest tank battle that the British Army has ever fought.

Goodwood was preceded by preliminary attacks later called the Second Battle of the Odon. The offensive began when the British VIII Corps, with three armoured divisions, attacked to seize the German-held Bourguébus Ridge, the area between Bretteville-sur-Laize and Vimont and to inflict maximum casualties on the Germans. On 18 July, the British I Corps conducted an advance to secure a series of villages and the eastern flank of VIII Corps and to the west, the II Canadian Corps launched Operation Atlantic, synchronised with Goodwood, to capture the rest of Caen south of the Orne River. When Operation Goodwood ended on 20 July, the armoured divisions had broken through the outer German defences and advanced 7 mi (11 km) but had been stopped short of Bourguébus Ridge, only armoured cars having penetrated further south and beyond the ridge.

While Goodwood failed in its primary aim, it forced the Germans to keep powerful formations opposite the British and Canadians on the eastern flank of the Normandy beachhead and Operation Cobra, the First US Army attack which began on 25 July, caused the weaker German defences opposite to collapse.

Classic Comedy: The Armstrong & Miller Show – S03E04


Ben Miller, Alexander Armstrong  sketch comedy show first broadcast on Channel 4

The Coronavirus Newscast: Where to Wee


This episode -10 June 2020

“Professor Lockdown”, makes a return to the fray to tell MPs that locking down sooner would have saved a lot of lives. And the prime minister has good news for people living on their own.

This podcast series

Every day, Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg, Fergus Walsh and Chris Mason bring you the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. We’ll discuss the latest public health information and how it is affecting our lives.

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