In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.
Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of Mary is to be ended on the scaffold and with her execution the last threat to Elizabeth's throne has been removed. The two Queens with their contrasting personalities make a dramatic counterpoint to history.
The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
A short film depicting the execution of Mary, Queen of the Scots. Mary is brought to the execution block and made to kneel down with her neck over it. The executioner lifts his axe ready to bring it down. After that frame Mary has been replaced by a dummy. The axe comes down and severs the head of the dummy from the body. The executioner picks up the head and shows it around for everyone else to see. One of the first camera tricks to be used in a movie.
A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas.
A couple makes dolls modeled on neighborhood kids. A gardener at a mansion buys four of them for Mary, the girl of the house. He's her only friend: her parents neglect her for work and card games and her governess is humorless. Mary loves the dolls and dreams of them during her nap. While Mary sleeps, the governess throws the dolls in the dust bin. Mary wakes and goes searching - outside she runs into the very same four kids who were the dolls' models, and she thinks she's still dreaming...
London, Queen Mary College, 10 Nov 1977 1. Give A Little Bit 2. Bloody Well Right 3. Lady 4. From Now On 5. Babaji 6. Poor Boy 7. Dreamer 8. Another Man's Woman 9. Hide In Your Shell 10. Fool's Overture
There are few women in history to have truly stood the test of time but the romance surrounding the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots has ensured that her story lives on to intrigue and fascinate each new generation.
The Queen Mary 2 is carrying on the tradition of grand ocean liners. Millions of dollars have been invested this new floating palace of leisure.
Hugh Laurie marks the climax of his personal musical odyssey with a tribute to Professor Longhair, the man who is his greatest inspiration. Joined by the legendary Copper Bottom Band on the same stage where Longhair delivered his master class in 1975, Laurie puts on a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable performance.
Part of BFI collection "Tales From the Shipyard".
Redhead Mary is a girl who dresses like a man to better approach, and rob the jewels worn by the pretty ladies of her time...
Amateur Radio station W6RO has enjoyed over 29 years of continuous operation aboard the Queen Mary. Nearly 100 radio amateurs volunteer every month to operate from the station. Since radio was reintroduced to the ship, W6RO has presented a positive image of the Amateur Radio Service to more than four million visitors. Permanently docked at the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Southern California. W6RO is a regular stop for visitors on the self-guided tour, and visiting radio amateurs may log in and get on the air. The former passenger liner is on the National Register of Historic Places.
A six-time achiever of the #1 position on the Billboard Jazz Chart, innovative composer and keyboard artist Bob James still dazzles his audience with the same kind of excitement that Quincy Jones first noted when he spotted James playing at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1962. As part of its "Jazz Series", VIEW Video is proud to present an exhilarating evening of music, recorded at the Queen Mary Jazz Festival. Featuring a half dozen of the most masterful musicians in jazz, and the Master himself, this live performance captures the freshness, versatility and excitement that is the music of Bob James.
Carly Simon goes posh performing for a black-tie crowd in the elegant A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2. After a husky reading of Big Band standard "Moonlight Serenade," Simon keeps the couples swaying with "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Where or When," before turning to more familiar ground on her own pop hits "Jesse" and "Coming Around Again." An easygoing "Moonglow" and warmly stylish "The More I See You" are followed by more from Simon's pen, including a crisp "You Belong to Me" and witty "You're So Vain." A very special feature is an entire, informal set (away from crowds) of several of Simon's most beloved, acoustic classics, among them "Anticipation," "No Secrets," and "Boys in the Trees." Just so no one feels as if these performances could have been taped anywhere, Simon leads the viewer on a tour of the ship's kitchen (be prepared to get hungry) and has a conversation with the QM's mirthful captain
A dramatisation based on the exchange of letters between Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin Elizabeth I, detailing the hatred and obsession in their bitter rivalry. Expert historians examine and interpret the royals' motives for the animosity that lasted more than two decades, and which threatened to tear apart the reigning monarch and her kingdom
Mary Queen of Shops is a British television series presented by Mary Portas broadcast on BBC2. The series began with a four week run starting on 7 June 2007, and returned for a second series of six episodes beginning on 9 June 2008. A third three-part series, titled Mary Queen of Charity Shops, began on 2 June 2009. The show returned for a fourth series on 7 June 2010, featuring various independent shops, rather than just fashion boutiques. In each episode, Mary Portas troubleshoots her way around the UK on a mission to help turn around struggling fashion boutiques. Mary is a leading retail communications expert and is the founder and creative director of Yellowdoor. Her aim is to turn the businesses around and put glamour back into shopping. First, she visits the boutiques while the owners are away. Then she revamps them, gets the shop owners right up-to-date and hopefully helps them to start making money again. In season 3, Mary takes on other retail shops. Mary Queen of Shops premiered in the United States on 14 August 2009 on BBC America Mary Queen of Shops also airs on GEM HD in Australia.