Category Archives: 2012

Fight Club: A History of Violence

Throughout the centuries close physical combat has been used to entertain the public; to make fortunes for gamblers; to escape the bonds of slavery; to aid diplomatic relations; to settle scores and finish vendettas; to protect and maintain personal honour.

This gritty series looks at the realities of these ruthless one-on-one contests and how they affected the mind and the body. It puts them into social and historical context by painting a vivid picture of the time in which they took place. Featuring vivid dramatised recreations, the series explores bare knuckle boxing, duelling and jousting as it traces the history of man to man – and woman to woman – fighting.

  • Duration: 4 x 47 minutes
  • Channel: Yesterday (UKTV)
  • Available: 1 September, 2012
  • Sales Link: TVF International

Instruments of Death

Presenter Karl Ude-Martinez travels in Britain and Europe to find out more about the weapons that have helped shape the history of combat throughout the centuries. With spectacular weapons demonstrations as its cornerstone, the series also tells the stories of the battles in which they were used to such grim effect.

American Invasion

Presented by Michael Brandon, ‘THE AMERICAN INVASION’ provides a powerful record of a momentous period in American and British history. The memories and experiences of surviving US airmen from the mighty 8th Air force and the recollections of the local population form the backdrop to a programme that weaves fascinating personal tales around the story of one of the most costly military campaigns of World War Two.

Return to the Falklands

Call to arms: Battle for goose green

Return to the Falklands takes two distinguished British servicemen back to the Islands and battlefields where they fought during the Falklands War more than thirty years ago. What will their reactions be as they retrace their steps on the battlegrounds again?
Our cameras follow the two veterans on an emotional journey around the Islands. We hear their personal stories and about the war they fought. And we ask perhaps the most important question of all….was it all worth it?

  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Channel: Yesterday TV
  • Available: 1 April, 2012
  • Sales Link: Off The Fence