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TOP 10 | Best Foreign Language Oscar-Winning Films

TOP 10 | Best Foreign Language Oscar-Winning Films

Welcome to Smashing UK Productions’s Top 10! Season 3 Episode 1: Top 10 Best Foreign Language Oscar-Winning Films Warning: Contains Spoilers Apologies for the mistake where I mention Michael Haneke as a French auteur, he is in fact Austrian! The following films are solely the opinions of the Smashing UK production team! Have your own opinions? Post them in the comments below! Smashing UK Website – IMDb – Facebook –… Read Article →

History - World War 2 - द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध ? जानिये इतिहास हिंदी में - UPSC/IAS/SSC

History – World War 2 – द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध ? जानिये इतिहास हिंदी में – UPSC/IAS/SSC

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Shakespeare Country

Shakespeare Country

“Shakespeare Country” will take you on a journey , not only through the life of the great Bard of Avon, but also across the beautiful Warwickshire countryside that he knew, loved and never forgot his whole life long. Visit his birthplace in the picturesque Stratford upon Avon and follow his meteoric rise to fame and fortune.

Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War

Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War

Want to join the debate? Check out the Intelligence Squared website to hear about future live events and podcasts: __________________________ Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 15th April 2014. The First World War is not called the Great War for nothing. It was the single most decisive event in modern history, as well as one of the bloodiest: by the time the war ended, some nine million soldiers had… Read Article →

Renegade Inc: Thatcher's Museum - Are We Living In It?

Renegade Inc: Thatcher's Museum – Are We Living In It?

Margaret Thatcher is undoubtedly one of the most divisive people in British political history. But whatever you think of her, she’s a woman whose economic policies still reverberate today. She will always be known as someone who loved the tenuous idea of linking property ownership to democracy, who valued the economy over society, and thought that a big bang liberation of the City of London would deliver untold riches for… Read Article →

The Vikings! - Crash Course World History 224

The Vikings! – Crash Course World History 224

In which John Green teaches you about Vikings! That’s right, one of our most requested subjects, the Vikings, right here on Crash Course. So what’s the deal with Vikings? Well, the stuff you’ve heard about them may not be true. The Vikings weren’t just pagan raiders striking terror into the hearts of defenseless European Christendom. They were some of the greatest travelers of their time, and they weren’t always traveling… Read Article →

Charles Dickens and the Magic Lantern

Charles Dickens and the Magic Lantern

The earliest films might not have been made until the mid 1890s but that didn’t stop people in Victorian Britain enjoying all sorts of visual spectacles and wonders, created using lights, smoke, mirrors – and plenty of imagination. In this short film, ‘Professor’ Mervyn Heard performs a magic lantern show, while Dr John Plunkett (Exeter University) and Phil Wickham (curator of the Bill Douglas Centre) explore why the stories of… Read Article →

BREXIT - ब्रिटेन यूरोप से अलग क्यूँ हुआ ? - Impact of BREXIT on India - UPSC in HINDI

BREXIT – ब्रिटेन यूरोप से अलग क्यूँ हुआ ? – Impact of BREXIT on India – UPSC in HINDI

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Legends Summarized: King Arthur

Legends Summarized: King Arthur

Camelooooooot~🎵 For a mythos so universally well-known, there’s not actually much in the way of a *canon* for King Arthur. Some people will smugly inform you that the Sword in the Stone isn’t Excalibur; some will equally smugly tell you that the stone was actually an anvil. Is Merlin a druid, a wizard, a demon, a time-traveler? Is Morgan Le Fay Arthur’s sister, nemesis, lover, all of the above? And… Read Article →

Zadie Smith Interview on Writers & Company - CBC Radio

Zadie Smith Interview on Writers & Company – CBC Radio

From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. I'm Eleanor Wachtel and this is writers and company today from New York and London Zadie Smith the author of on Beauty and n:w has a big new novel called swing time Zadie Smith started writing her first novel white teeth while she was still a student at Cambridge she graduated with a first and a reported half-million dollar advance the book was published when… Read Article →

British Comedy Awards 2011: Best Comedy Entertainment Programme/The Writers' Guild Award

British Comedy Awards 2011: Best Comedy Entertainment Programme/The Writers' Guild Award

The best comedy entertainment programme — Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, BBC and Steve Coogan presents The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award to Armando Iannucci. The British Comedy Awards 2011 presented by Jonathan Ross. The British Comedy Awards has been the premier accolade for all comedy programmes, performers and producers across the UK television industry since 1990. The concept for the Awards was originally devised and produced by British TV… Read Article →

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae (May 1915)

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae (May 1915)

‘In Flanders Field’ read by Anthony Davies. ©2014 blue dot music All Worldwide Rights Reserved. in Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses row on row that mark our place and in the sky the larks still bravely singing fly scarce heard amid the guns below we are the dead short days ago we lived felt dawn saw sunset glow loved and were loved and now we lie in… Read Article →

William Walton : Crown Imperial

William Walton : Crown Imperial

Crown Imperial is an orchestral march by the English composer William Walton. It was first performed at the coronation of King George VI in 1937, and substantially revised in 1963. Walton composed the march originally for performance at the coronation of King Edward VIII, which was scheduled for 12 May 1937. However, Edward abdicated in 1936. The coronation was held on the scheduled day, with Edward’s brother George VI being… Read Article →

Earliest Dickens film - The Death of Poor Joe (1901)  | BFI National Archive

Earliest Dickens film – The Death of Poor Joe (1901) | BFI National Archive

Earliest Dickens film – The Death of Poor Joe (1901) | BFI National Archive. Subscribe: This recent rediscovery is believed to be the earliest surviving film inspired by the work of Charles Dickens, in this case the character of Jo the crossing sweep from ‘Bleak House’. ‘The Death of Poor Joe’ was almost certainly made by pioneer filmmaker G.A. Smith and predates his 1901 adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Scrooge,… Read Article →

History - World War 1 - क्यूँ हुआ प्रथम विश्व युद्ध ? जानिये इतिहास हिंदी में (Part 1)- UPSC/IAS/SSC

History – World War 1 – क्यूँ हुआ प्रथम विश्व युद्ध ? जानिये इतिहास हिंदी में (Part 1)- UPSC/IAS/SSC

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The English Renaissance and NOT Shakespeare: Crash Course Theater #13

The English Renaissance and NOT Shakespeare: Crash Course Theater #13

The Renaissance came to England late, thanks to a Hundred Years War that ran long and lasted 116 years, and then a civil war to decide who would be the royal family. BUT after all that, with the Tudors (relatively) securely installed on the throne, there was a flowering of humanism, science, and culture. Theater was a big part of it. Today, we’re talking about the London theater scene and… Read Article →

The Industrial Revolution (18-19th Century)

The Industrial Revolution (18-19th Century)

Introduction to some of the elements of the Industrial Revolution, more on this subject to come! The economic developments of the 1800s saw the development of agrarian and handicraft economies in Europe and America transform into industrial urbanised ones. The term to describe this phenomenon would be known as the ‘Industrial Revolution’ and was first used by French writers, but made popular by English economic historian Arnold Toynbee. Please consider… Read Article →

Top 10 Sexiest Accents

Top 10 Sexiest Accents

From East to West, North to South, and whether we understand them or not, accents can really make us weak in the knees. Join as we count down our picks for the top 10 sexiest accents.Check us out at and Special thanks to our users GracieK, GUTTRA, Lucy K, roxy, Sara Cohen and Tom Samad for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.com/suggest Check out the voting page… Read Article →