|Agency Catalogue - History|
FAROUK: Last of the Pharaohs
1 x 50'
This unusual documentary-special tells the incredible life-story of that notorious Egyptian playboy-monarch who was overthrown in Nasser's revolution of 1952. When he became Egypt's king in 1936, at the tender age of 16, he was idolized by countrymen who looked upon him as their long-awaited Redeemer come to rid them of their poverty and their misrule. The story also encompasses the growth of Egyptian nationalism and the beginnings of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
VIKINGS: WARRIORS FROM THE SEA
Vikings... the heathen wizards... malignant furies... howling wolves. The program demystifies the myths of the Vikings. It discovers who they were, where they came from and what made them leave their safe anchorages for long sea voyages, not knowing what lay ahead. These were an extraordinary people, capable of extraordinary feats and journeys. They left their mark, not just across Europe but across the world... discovering America 400 years before Columbus.
Wrecks of the Condor Reef
1672 a merchant ship laden with Chinese porcelain and other treasure
left Bangkok and sailed south across the Gulf of Siam, towards Singapore.
The vessel belonged to the King of Siam, and it was on a trading mission
to India and Persia, to return with exotic pieces to decorate his
palaces in the royal city. The ship never made it. It foundered somewhere
in the Gulf of Siam. This program goes in search of that vessel, and
the unknown treasures it contains.
developed by RB Productions