The mid-1950s saw visionary pianist Thelonious Monk's own inimitable style become popular, while the smooth and mellow sound of "cool" also gained ground. Charlie Parker overdosed on heroin, and Miles Davis began to lead jazz in a new direction.
David Attenborough looks at how the tides create opportunities for marine life. Snails surf the waves in pursuit of a meal, giant stingrays glide on currents for a rest, and dolphins participate in a deadly game of catch.
Crime drama. Akira Kurosawa's atmospheric film noir, set in the rundown backstreets of Tokyo, sees a detective (Toshiro Mifune) plagued by feelings of guilt after his weapon is stolen and used in a number of crimes, In Japanese with English subtitles.
Drama, directed by the then 80-year-old Akira Kurosawa. A Japanese family is traumatised by the visit of a half-American relative (played by Richard Gere) who brings back memories of the bombing of Nagasaki in the Second World War. In Japanese with English subtitles.
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