York Films DVDs

nobel's greatest hits
The Complete Cosmos
The Man Who Colours Stars
the monk and the honeybee
Christmas Star
If We Had No Moon


SPACEFILES – The Universe Unveiled

260 linear minutes.

An enthralling overview of the Solar System, our Galaxy and the greater Universe. In a flow of superb CGI, glorious images and tight and accurate writing, 26 beautifully crafted chapters deliver the fascinating fundamentals of space, astronomy and cosmic exploration.  No talking heads.  York’s best informational series yet.  Good for all audiences.  Many language versions.

STARGAZING - A Graphic Guide to the Heavens

180 linear minutes.

The night sky simply and beautifully mapped, an animated atlas that works from anywhere on Earth.  Season-by-season, it signposts and explains.  Little by little, the heavens are comprehensible – the stars and their patterns, the constellations.  A definitive work of reference that will last a lifetime.  Good for all audiences.  No talking heads.  Several language versions.


130 linear minutes

Difficult science made comprehensible.  Thirteen chapters featuring the greatest scientific advances in physics, chemistry and medicine during the first 100 years of the Nobel Prize – including the story of Alfred Nobel and the institution he bequeathed the world.  Succinct narration, excellent images and no talking heads.  Good for all audiences. Several language versions.


250 linear minutes

York’s long-term best-seller.  In this comprehensive introduction to space and astronomy, 25 crisp chapters tour the Solar System, the Milky Way and the cosmos beyond.  The original DVD set, authored in-house, comes in seven languages – British and American English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese – plus sub-titles (close captions) and a music-only track.  No talking heads.  Good for all audiences.  Also in other languages.


90 linear minutes

The life and work of David Malin, the legendary astronomer and photographer, whose genius has unlocked the secrets of starlight. Malin reveals the true colours of the cosmos as if our eyes were a thousand times more sensitive. A beautiful prize-winning biography combining science and art.  The DVD includes more than 200 original Malin masterpieces.  Good for all audiences.


120 linear minutes

“Perhaps the best cycling documentary ever”, said America’s Bicycling magazine. Shot worldwide, the series celebrates every aspect of the bicycle - history, technology, sport, business, lifestyle and the eco-friendliness of the cycle.  From the Tour de France to Alaska’s Iditabike Race, from Victorian high-wheelers to the mountain bikes in California.  A classic.  General audience.


90 linear minutes

The enchanting biography of Brother Adam, the greatest bee geneticist of the 20th century. At Buckfast Abbey, England, this Benedictine monk synthesised a world-beating superbee –  gleaning genetic material through Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At 89, still hunting new stock, he led an expedition to Kilimanjaro.  Such was his renown, TIME magazine carried his obituary.  General audience.

ECLIPSE - Herald of the Millennium

52 linear minutes.

Everything you should know about a total eclipse of the Sun.  In a mix of science and human interest, this is the story ofEurope’s last total solar eclipse - the anticipation, the disappointment, the awe, the astronomy.  A definitive record of the great eclipse of 1999 shot from the Atlantic to the Black Sea - a celestial symbol of a new beginning, herald of our third millennium.  Narrated by Brian Blessed.  Good for all audiences.


51 linear minutes.

A seasonal documentary. The mystery of the Star of Bethlehem – solved. What guided the Three Wise Men, the Magi, to the birthplace of Christ? Was it a comet, a supernova or a conjunction of the planets? Or was it a supernatural phenomenon?  A detective story shot in the Holy Land with planetary scientist David Hughes.  Good for all Audiences.


52 linear minutes.

Science programming at its best.  Answers to a beguiling question – how very different our planet would be without the Moon.  For a start, the human race would have never evolved.  What luck, then, that early Earth collided with a planet the size of Mars.  The debris thrown into orbit not only formed the Moon but kick-started life as we know it on Earth. A clearly developed thesis with superb CGI and rock-solid geology. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.  General audience.


100 linear minutes.

York’s great blockbuster.  This analysis of the asteroids and comets that threaten life on Earth set the agenda for the wave of movies and TV specials that ensued. Powerful locations, convincing CGI and charismatic contributors make for intellectual stimulation and solid science.  Giant impactors from space have devastated life of Earth before and they will do it again – but unlike the dinosaurs we can do something about it.  General audience.