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Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Secrets of Her Majesty’s Service

 

Her Majesty’s Secret Service, or MI6 as it is known, is the world’s most legendary spy agency, thanks to the James Bond stories. Set up in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, the existence of MI6 was not formally acknowledged until 1994 – which goes a long way toward understanding the modus operandi of this government agency. With unprecedented access to some of the key players in British espionage, this film lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying, going back in time and behind the scenes to look at some the world’s most calculated and delicately executed operations.

 

 

 

Secrets of Scotland Yard

 

From Dickens to Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie to James Bond, no police institution in the world has caught the public imagination in the same way as Scotland Yard. The name has become synonymous with London’s police force, but actually comes from the location of the original police headquarters building. Its officers and “bobbies” are protectors of the Royal Family and British officials, but Scotland Yard is most often associated with police detectives. In this special, contemporary sleuths reveal the secrets of what it takes to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

 

GREAT HOUSES WITH JULIAN FELLOWES
Goodwood House

Great Houses with Julian Fellowes

 

Follow “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes on his quest to discover the real stories of Britain’s great houses. As he uncovers personal stories hidden behind the walls, he realizes these aren’t just homes for posh people – they hold history.

 

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Goodwood House
Join Fellowes at Goodwood, for 300 years the home of the Dukes of Richmond. He learns how the house and family owe their existence to an affair between King Charles and a French spy, and about the House Party, where illicit affairs were conducted.

 

 

 

GREAT HOUSES WITH JULIAN FELLOWES
Burghley House

Great Houses with Julian Fellowes

 

Follow “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes on his quest to discover the real stories of Britain’s great houses. As he uncovers personal stories hidden behind the walls, he realizes these aren’t just homes for posh people – they hold history.

 

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Burghley House
Julian Fellowes visits Burghley House, for 500 years the home of heirs of William Cecil, the political brain and iron fist behind the throne of Elizabeth I. Fellowes hears tales of royals and commoners, including a farmer’s daughter who married the tenth earl.

 

 

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Season 5, Masterclass 3

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Season 5, Masterclass 3

 

Armed with sieves and spatulas, they show their signature sponge puddings, flat breads, wellingtons, sweet buns and tarte tatins. They go through every step of their recipes, with no soggy bottoms in sight, proving that anybody can give baking a go if they follow their advice.

 

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FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Tom Roberts

FAKE OR FORTUNE? Tom Roberts

 

Tom Roberts is considered one of Australia’s most important artists, a pioneer of Australian Impressionism whose works commands hundreds of thousands of pounds. After a fierce bidding war via a U.K. auction website, an Australian couple bought the painting, shipped it back to Brisbane and presented it to a leading expert on the artist’s work – only to be told that it was not genuine. The owners’ unhappiness with the verdict has been compounded by personal business difficulties that make it more important than ever to prove that their hunch was right. Our series experts believe some of the answers to the mystery lie in Roberts’ time in England, where he trained at the Royal Academy in the 1880s. The quest for further proof takes them to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Can they find enough evidence to earn the painting a second hearing?

 

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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Season 5 Masterclass II

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Season 5 Masterclass II

 

From the queen of puddings to chocolate tea cakes, jam doughnuts, fraisier cake and fondant fancies, Mary and Paul prove that no bake is too big or too small. They go through every step in detail to show how to avoid the mistakes some of the bakers made.

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Season 5 Masterclass 1

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Season 5 Masterclass 1

 

After ten weeks of baking mayhem, calm finally descends on the Baking Show tent. Mary and Paul take up the reins to make the signature, technical and showstopper challenges that they set the bakers in the first couple of weeks of the series, and show us what they would have done had the roles been reversed in the tent.

 

Paul makes a blackcurrant and liquorice swirly swiss roll, whilst Mary takes us through the very first technical of the series – her perfect cherry cake with lemon icing. Paul demonstrates how to make two types of savoury biscuits, and Mary shows us the correct way to make florentines, before finishing with her show-stopping miniature classic coffee and walnut cakes.

 

 

 

Murder on the Home Front

MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT

 

When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic techniques, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye?

 

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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Christmas Masterclass IV

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Christmas Masterclass IV

 

Join judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, and introduce some tasty new treats for the holiday season.

 

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