Engineering Connections – Series 1 & 2 ($39.95srp) / Available Now
Join Top Gear’s Richard Hammond, who is on a quest to discover the ‘engineering connections’ behind the world’s most advanced projects. The Airbus; the Skyscraper; Sydney Opera House; Hong Kong International Airport – these structures are feats of sheer engineering genius, massive in concept and scope. But hidden deep within their DNA, Hammond finds that they are made up of an amazing range of unexpected and sometimes brilliantly simple ideas.
The James May Collection ($49.95srp) / Available Now
And while we’re on the subject of Top Gear… this must-have DVD box set collects all of James May’s hugely entertaining and in-depth engineering programs.
James May’s 20th Century takes us on a tour of some of the era’s most life-changing inventions in the fields of travel, space exploration, medicine, warfare and city living.
James May’s Big Ideas sees the journalist, presenter and all-round forward-thinker travelling the world to explore the question of whether technology can really deliver us the likes of the flying car, the robotic human or limitless energy.
And in James May’s Toy Stories we regress into James’ childhood, taking the iconic toys of yesteryear and spectacularly supersizing them in an attempt to make them relevant to our current technologically obsessed world… which means building a full size Lego house, a Plasticine garden for the Chelsea Flower Show and constructing a WWII Spitfire from a 1:1, full-scale Airfix model airplane kit.
Swift & Shift Couriers Box Set ($49.95srp) / Available Now
On paper, a courier’s profession seems relatively simple. The customer calls in a job, the call center passes on the details to dispatch, they book a courier to arrange the pick-up and the courier delivers it in a timely manner… Sounds easy, right? So how does the team at Swift & Shift Couriers always manage to stuff it up?
From the makers of Housos comes Swift & Shift Couriers Series 1 & 2, together for the first time in this unique collectable packaging!
Wilfred Box Set ($49.95srp) / Available Now
Adam can hardly believe his luck when he’s invited home by Sarah – a gorgeous young woman he’s just met. This joy is quickly turned on its head when he meets Wilfred – Sarah’s cantankerous canine who is determined to make him feel as uncomfortable as possible.
Containing both series 1 & 2, the Wilfred Box Set is the complete collection of stories about the dysfunctional love triangle between a girl, a boy and a bong smoking dog who thinks he’s human.
New York: A Documentary Film ($79.95srp) / Available Now
Directed by Ric Burns, brother of acclaimed and highly regarded filmmaker, Ken Burns, New York: A Documentary Film is an elegant, lyrical and compelling portrait of the greatest and most complex of cities. This definitive series chronicles the history of New York, from its founding in 1624 as a Dutch trading post, to its continuing pre-eminence as the cultural and economic capital of the world.
Empires Collection – Box Set ($119.95srp) / Available Now
Within the long history of civilization there are great eras of struggle, triumph, and loss. These periods are reflective of the best and worst of humanity: explosive creativity, ultimate depravity, the use and abuse of power, and war that have changed the world. Collected here for the first time are all 11 of the ground breaking, epic historical films in the Empires series – including Egypt¸ The Medici – Godfathers of a Secret Empire, The Greeks – Crucible of Civilisation and more.
Coming September 5…
Coast – Series 1-5 ($119.95srp)
Discover the secrets and hidden stories of the beautiful British coastline and beyond with five series of the BAFTA award-winning BBC documentary, Coast. Presented by a team of history and geography experts, Coast mixes expert comment, compelling storytelling and stunning aerial photography to uncover the unique relationship between the British and the seas.