Champions vs. legends
Every year multiple records are surpassed by a newer generation of athletes and, according to the numbers, elite athletic performance is continually improving. However, are today’s competitors actually better athletes than their predecessors, or are there other forces at play? Our 45 minute documentary, Champions vs. Legends is a lively 1 hour investigation led by renowned sports scientist Steve Haake. We challenge an elite line-up of winter athletes to compete against the legends of five winter sports in the gear of the past: Manuel Feller – Giant Slalom, Max Arndt and Alex Rodiger – Bobsleigh, Anna Schaffelhuber – sit-skiing, Christine Nesbitt – Speed Skating and Shea Weber – Hockey.
LOUD, HARD, MAGICAL – THE SOUND OF FINLAND
To mark the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, the film goes on a road trip with the most unusual, most talented and most original Finnish musicians. We make the journey with Lauri Porra, the great-grandson of the Finnish composer Sibelius, through a landscape of lakes and birch tree forests. With the metal cellists of the Apocalyptica quartet, Lauri Porra creates his own version of Sibelius’ ‘Finlandia’ – the best-known musical work from Finland.
3rd of December 2017 at 10:50 p.m. on TV- Channel ARTE
The Isles of the Queen
This 5 part documentary series visits the fascinating British Islands from a birds eye perspective and presents the landscapes from a new and unique vantage point. Visit on arte! The Shetland islands – The Isle of Man – The outer Hebrides – The Isles of Scilly – Jersey
Coming soon: Bermudas – Malta – Angelsea – Isle of Skype – Isle of Wight
Terror in Paradise - Holidays under gunfire
It is all part of a treacherous strategy with multiple goals – the death of citizens of the detested States of the West, the weakening of the economies of the holiday destinations Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey against whose governments they are fighting, and whose populations are more easily radicalised in times of instability.
Splendour and Misery of the Last Tsarinas
From Catherine the Great (1729 – 1796) up until the last Russian Empress all the ‘Russian’ Tsarinas were, in fact, German. This was not because the path of true love led them straight to Petrograd, but the result of European power play at the highest level. Splendour and Misery of the Last Tsarinas, starting with Princess Charlotte (1798 – 1860), tells the dramatic stories of these young women – torn between strategic marriages, the longing for true love and the shackles of European power politics