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BBC: How to Make a Rocket

Jem witnesses the awesome power of rockets with the Bloodhound land speed record project.

HD clip from BBC 1 science series, Bang Goes the Theory.


Clever Critters: How Do Squirrels Find Food

Ever wondered how a squirrel manages to find so many nuts? BBC show 'Clever Crittes' uncovers the methods used by animals in the wild to find food. Interesting animal video narrated by comedienne Dawn French.


David Bowie: Life on Mars, 1973

Directed By Mick Rock, July 1973.

"Life on Mars?" is a song by David Bowie first released in 1971 on the album Hunky Dory. The song, which BBC Radio 2 later called "a cross between a Broadway musical and a Salvador Dal painting", featured guest piano work by keyboardist and Yes member Rick Wakeman. When released as a single in 1973, it reached #3 in the UK and stayed on the chart for 13 weeks. The song re-entered the UK charts at #55 over 30 years later, largely because of a TV show by the same name that used the song.

In February 1999, Q magazine listed the single as one of the 100 greatest of all time, as voted by the readers. It has continued to chart in the Q 'best of' polls, featuring most recently in 2006 at #45. A BBC Radio 2 poll in 1986 crowned it as the best David Bowie song of all time.

As early as 1974 Barbra Streisand released a version of the song on her album Butterfly. The song has also been covered by Italian artist L'Aura and by pop artist Mig Ayesa and American pop musician Michelle Branch.


David Attenborough: Orangutans

David Attenborough explains the social lives and the intelligence of this species of great ape.

From the BBC documentary series The Life of Mammals: Food for Thought.


David Attenborough: The Lyrebird

A Lyrebird is either of two species of ground-dwelling Australian birds, most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.

In April 2006, to celebrate naturalist David Attenborough's 80th birthday, the public were asked to vote on their favourite of his television moments. This clip of the lyrebird was voted number one.


Monty Python: Dirty Fork

"Oh, er by the way - got a bit of a dirty fork, could you ... er.. get me another one?"

Aka The Restaurant Sketch.

From Monty Python's Flying Circus
Season 1 - Episode 03 - How To Recognize Different Types Of Tree From Quite A Long Way Away
Recorded 14-08-69, Aired 19-10-69