1) The Spartans
Chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most extreme civilizations the world has ever seen, a civilization originally founded on discipline, sacrifice, and frugality, where the onus was put on the collective and the goal was to create the "perfect" state and the "perfect" warrior. Classical historian Bettany hughes revals the secrets and complexities of everyday Spartan life: homosexuality was compulsory, money was outlawed, equality was enforced,...
2) 37 days
This three-part political thriller follows the catastrophic chain of events leading up to World War I from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 to Britain's declaration of war on Germany 37 days later. This tense and gripping mini-series set amongst the corridors of power in Whitehall and Berlin tracks the unfolding crisis through the eyes of leading politicians and civil servants struggling to prevent the world's first global...