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Title Empire: A Taste For Power - Ep 1 of 5 / Director: Hay, John
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary Empire tells the remarkable story of the British Empire. At its peak, the British Empire was the largest in history and its influence stretched all over the globe. Presented by Jeremy Paxman, this five-part series tells the story of the British Empire in a new way, tracing not only the rise and fall of the empire but also the complex effects of the empire on the modern world - political, technological and social.Travelling across the globe, Jeremy goes in search of the extraordinary characters, burning ambitions and surprising principles which created an empire that has so influenced the shape of the world we see today. From India to Canada, the Far East to Africa, Jeremy finds out how the empire began as a pirates' treasure hunt and grew into the largest global financial network the world had ever seen; how the British created a particular idea of home wherever they conquered and settled; and how Britain spread the gospel of sport, laying the foundations for almost all the major sports of today.The first episode looks at the many different ways in which Britain took and held power in the Empire - from naval might to the use of local troops to a calculated display of imperial pageantry and the cult of monarchy. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 5) *New Series* M (L) CC
Event Broadcast 2012-02-29 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Colonization.
Constitutional history -- Colonies.
Imperialism -- Social aspects.
Sepoy Rebellion (India : 1857-1858)
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Hay, John, director
Parsons, Roger, director
Paxman, Jeremy, host
Agassi, Sara, contributor
Al Atrash, Salam, contributor
Hamroush, Ahmed, contributor
Shekhar, Dilip, contributor
Singh, Gaj, contributor