Henry (Charles Laughton) moves into later life with fifth wife Catherine Howard (Binnie Barnes), who has everything she wants – including the love of Thomas Culpeper (Robert Donat), which may prove her undoing. Part 3 of 3. First posted November 2, 2009.
As Katherine Howard (Binnie Barnes) waits for her chance to be Queen, Henry (Charles Laughton) must first contend with Anne of Cleves (Elsa Lanchester), who schemes to get out of the marriage without losing her head. Part 2 of 3. First posted October 26, 2009.
In his Academy Award-winning performance, Charles Laughton stars as the notorious King, who continues his quest for male heirs while his second wife Anne Boleyn (Merle Oberon) faces execution. 1933. Part 1 of 3. First posted October 9, 2009.
You could say I took a tour of my home state of Ohio in this series, made by various local PBS stations. These many short videos open young people's minds to a world of careers with practical information about the skills and interests involved, including what to take in school to start the path to that career. There's a ridiculous variety to the jobs covered, from welding to marketing to accounting to hairstyling, to this one in a field near and dear to my heart: radio.
As Arthur (Arthur Askey) struggles to navigate two females in the lighthouse, even more shipwreck survivors arrive…and then start to disappear, one by one! Part 2 of 2. First posted October 5, 2009.
Dumped by his girlfriend, civil servant Arthur Pilbeam (Arthur Askey) asks to be transferred far away from women, but when he reaches a spooky Scottish lighthouse, women are not far behind. 1942. Part 1 of 2. First posted September 28, 2009.
As Johnny (Paul Henreid) keeps getting away with posing as Dr. Bartok, his pursuers may not pose as much of threat as Bartok’s life before it was taken over. Part 3 of 3. First posted September 21, 2009.
Johnny (Paul Henreid) puts a plan in motion to replace Dr. Bartok, but when he makes a huge mistake, he must rely on people’s self-absorption to keep it from being fatal. Part 2 of 3. First posted September 14, 2009.
The last episode of The Nature of Things I described focused on the wonders of the human mind. This time, the non-humans get their turn in the spotlight, as "Think Like An Animal" looks at fascinating animal behaviours that show they're much starter than many of us may have thought. From birds to whales to "Esther the Wonder Pig," animals show instinct and logic that can go over our heads. "Think Like An Animal" premiere November 24 at 8pm eastern on CBC - but for people in Canada, it's available anytime with on-demand Described Video on the CBC website and the CBC-TV app! (Note: The "D" button is along the bottom of the player between the CC button and the volume control.)
A medical school dropout (Paul Henreid) goes right back into a life of crime after getting released from prison, but finds himself on the run when a heist goes wrong. Can a psychiatrist who looks just like him be his way out? 1948. Part 1 of 3. First posted September 7, 2009.
(This is one of my favourites!)