William and Hester Field have been very happily married for twenty years. Their children have flown the nest, and Hester thinks there are a few things left to do between now and the pension book. With a renewed zest for life and a fresh dynamism in their relationship, she insists that the couple take up a number of new pastimes and challenges - even if William sometimes lacks his wife's enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy.Starring Anton Rodgers (May to September) as accountant William and Julia McKenzie (Cranford) as accomplished cook Hester, Fresh Fields' wry, gentle humour made it a firm favourite with viewers, spawning an equally popular sequel - French Fields - and earning McKenzie a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance. The series, which aired between 1984 and 1986, was produced and directed by sitcom veteran Peter Frazer-Jones (George and Mildred, After Henry).This release contains the complete second series, originally screened in 1984.
William and Hester Field have been very happily married for twenty years. Their children have flown the nest, and Hester thinks there should be a few things left to do between now and the pension book. With a renewed zest for life and a fresh dynamism in their relationship, she insists that the couple take up a number of new pastimes and challenges - even if William sometimes lacks his wife's enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy. Starring Anton Rodgers (May to September) as accountant William and Julia McKenzie (Cranford) as accomplished cook Hester, Fresh Fields' wry, gentle humour made it a firm favourite with viewers, spawning an equally popular sequel - French Fields - and earning McKenzie a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance. The series, which aired between 1984 and 1986, was produced and directed by sitcom veteran Peter Frazer-Jones (George and Mildred, After Henry). This release contains the complete first series, originally screened in 1984.
After four highly successful series, in 1989 the international Emmy Award-winning Fresh Fields became French Fields, as William and Hester Fields (Julia McKenzie and Anton Rodgers) followed their children's example and set up home across the Channel. They soon discover there is more than 22 miles of water dividing the English from the French. Hester's brave attempt to cross the language barrier, using Franglais and mime to rival Marcel Marceau, merely causes bewilderment. And French customs and culture are no less tricky; even the car steering wheel is in the wrong place, while asking a surly housekeeper to leave could be seen as despotic and spark a minor revolution. However, despite such difficulties, the Fields persevere in their inimitable style providing comic entertainment for their French friends and viewers alike. This complete second series also includes the hilarious 1990 Christmas Special.
Twenty-five years after her classic On Photography, Susan Sontag returned here to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture. How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us? Are viewers inured - or incited - to violence by the depiction of cruelty? In Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity - from Goya's The Disasters of War to photographs of the American Civil War, lynchings of blacks in the South, and the Nazi death camps, and to more contemporary horrific images of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel, and Palestine, as well as New York City on September 11, 2001. Sontag once again changes the way we think about the uses and meanings of images in our world, and offers an important reflection about how war itself is waged (and understood) in our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001911/bk_adbl_001911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Sergeant's long career as a political journalist has been inextricably linked with Margaret Thatcher since the night he stood on the steps of the British Embassy in November 1990 and announced to 13 million viewers that the prime minister would not be coming out of the Embassy to speak to the massed ranks of the world's press. As his broadcast continued, it was plain to all 13 million that Mrs Thatcher, having learned that she had lost the first round of the leadership contest that would cost her the premiership, was walking down the steps behind him. Maggie is John Sergeant's mordant analysis of Thatcher's life and career, bringing to bear his trademark wit and keen sense of the absurd, but also his deep understanding of the British political arena and an insight born of 30 years of reporting on events in Westminster. His access to those who worked for her, with her, and against her is unique. This riveting book offers both a fresh appraisal of a woman who changed British politics forever and a powerful account of her legacy and her political heirs, be they new Labour or Ian Duncan Smith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sergeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000109/bk_macm_000109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While in the process of writing this audiobook, a catastrophic event occurred in US firefighting history. An elite force of firefighters, nineteen in number (eighteen men and one woman), died while fighting a forest fire in Arizona. A wind shift placed this raging inferno head-on into this force. One TV announcer claimed the winds were gushing up to fifty miles per hour. Television programs showed viewers what these firefighters had to protect themselves. They lay flat on the ground and put this tent-like apparatus over them, which was probably made of a fire-retardant material, but this could not protect these heroes from thousand-degree temperatures and gusting winds, which turned this inferno similar to a flamethrower. As a firefighter, even though you've fought similar fires, many times you never take anything for granted. As you will hear in this audiobook, fires thought to be under control were turned into second and larger alarms. The red devil sometimes throws you a curve ball, and it can cost you your life and civilians' lives. While you have this story fresh in your minds, say a prayer for these firefighters who got burned alive. And on the eighth day, God created firefighters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Herron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089795/bk_acx0_089795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the rest of the world, the movies are entertainment. For Justine, they're real life. The premise was simple: five kids, just living their lives. There'd be a new movie about them every five years, starting in kindergarten. But no one could have predicted what the cameras would capture. And no one could have predicted that Justine would be the star. Now 16, Justine doesn't feel like a star anymore. In fact, when she hears the crew has gotten the green light to film Five at Sixteen, all she feels is dread. The kids who shared the same table in kindergarten have become teenagers who hardly know one another. And Justine, who was so funny and edgy in the first two movies, feels like a disappointment. But these teens have a bond that goes deeper than what's on film. They've all shared the painful details of their lives with countless viewers. They all know how it feels to have fans as well as friends. So when this latest movie gives them the chance to reunite, Justine and her costars are going to take it. Because sometimes, the only way to see yourself is through someone else's eyes. Smart, fresh, and frequently funny, You Look Different in Real Life is a piercing novel about life in an age where the lines between what's personal and what's public aren't always clear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Quan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003467/bk_harp_003467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award-winning phenomenon, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters - beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets - and for Lizzie’s viewers. Suddenly Lizzie - who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman - was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet provides more character introspection as only a book can, with revelatory details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie’s special relationship with her father, untold stories from Netherfield, Lizzie’s thoughts and fears about life after grad school and becoming an instant web celebrity. Written by Bernie Su, the series’ executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director, along with Kate Rorick, the novelist, TV writer, and consulting producer on the series, the novel features a journal-entry format and design, complementing the existing web series, while including plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like it’s never been done before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashley Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006743/bk_sans_006743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Dance on Sunset is a dance and music series hosted by Quddus (Benjamin Quddus Philippe) on Nickelodeon that featured dance routines, called the "Fresh-Squeezed Dance," designed to be performed by its pre-teen and teen-age viewers. Choreographer Tony Testa and the show's dance troupe, the Nick 6, demonstrated each routine slowly, repeating it several times during the episode. An "advanced" version of each routine was featured on the show's website. Episodes featured musical guests, which included Akon, Natasha Bedingfield, Miranda Cosgrove, Fall Out Boy, Fergie, Janet Jackson, Sean Kingston, Lil' Mama, Jesse McCartney, Menudo, Omarion, Panic at the Disco and Ashlee Simpson, as well as dancing by a studio audience. The show premiered March 29, 2008, immediately after the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards. The show was cancelled due to low viewership. The series finale aired on June 21, 2008. Subsequently, the show's website has been discontinued.