ONE Fighting Championship kicks off 2014 with a blockbuster event in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 14 March! Coming to Malaysia to establish their supremacy in the Welterweight division are knockout artist Nobutatsu Suzuki from Japan and submission specialist Brock Larson from the USA. Both these elite fighters have been waiting for their shot at the biggest title belt in Asia and they have promised a war from the moment the bell rings. Also, MMA stars Peter Davis and female fighter Ann Osman are back to represent Malaysia on the biggest stage in Asian MMA. Both Davis and Osman will be facing the biggest fights of their careers as they take on international opponents once again in front of their home crowd. The pride of Malaysia will be at stake and these fighters will do all they can to prove that Malaysian fighters can hold their own on an international MMA stage.
500 Nations is an eight-part documentary on the Native Americans of North and Central America. It documents from pre-Columbian to the end of the 19th century. Much of the information comes from text, eyewitnesses, pictorials, and computer graphics. The series was hosted by Kevin Costner, narrated by Gregory Harrison, and directed by Jack Leustig. It included the voice talents of Eric Schweig, Gordon Tootoosis, Wes Studi, Cástulo Guerra, Tony Plana, Edward James Olmos, Patrick Stewart, Gary Farmer, Tom Jackson, Tantoo Cardinal, Dante Basco, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Tim Bottoms, Michael Horse, Graham Greene, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Amy Madigan, Frank Salsedo, and Kurtwood Smith. The series was written by Jack Leustig, Roberta Grossman, Lee Miller, and W. T. Morgan, with Dr. John M. D. Pohl. "The truth is, we have a story worth talking about. We have a history worth celebrating. Long before the first Europeans arrived here, there were some 500 nations already in North America. They blanketed the continent from coast to coast, from Central America to the Arctic. There were tens of millions of people here, speaking over 300 languages. Many of them lived in beautiful cities, among the largest and most advanced in the world. In the coming hours, 500 Nations looks back on those ancient cultures, how they lived, and how many survived.... What you're about to see is what happened. It's not all that happened, and it's not always pleasant. We can't change that. We can't turn back the clock. But we can open our eyes and give the first nations of this land the recognition and respect they deserve: their rightful place in the history of the world." Kevin Costner
The Nation's Business is a Canadian free-time political television series which began on CBC Television in 1956.The show, which was established with the consultation of the Canadian political parties, initially was 10 minutes long but was increased to 15 by the end of the year.
The Nation's Favourite... is a British documentary series, celebrating music by a particular artist. Since the show began in 2010 it has been narrated by various TV stars including Liza Tarbuck, Fearne Cotton, Amanda Holden and Kate Thornton Then in July 2012, three episodes counting down the Nation's favourite number one single aired on ITV hosted by Fearne Cotton. The programme has celebrated bands and singers including ABBA, the Bee Gees and Elvis Presley.
On 23rd January 1965, the Daleks made their first appearance in their own full colour comic strip on the back page of the lavish new children's weekly comic TV Century 21. Written largely by David Whitaker, who was the series' original script editor, and illustrated by such legendary comic strip artists as Richard Jennings, Ron Turner and Eric Eden, this popular one-page strip ran for 104 instalments, and finally concluded on the brink of the Daleks' planned attack on the inhabitants of Earth. These strips have been reprinted many times in Dalek Annuals and other Doctor Who-related books, plus Doctor Who Weekly, Doctor Who Monthly and Doctor Who Classic Comics, as well as being issued complete and in colour as a special edition magazine. Because of the difference between a comic strip and a video feature, a certain amount of adaptation was inevitable. If the stories had been transferred exactly as written, then each one would have lasted only about five minutes and been so breathlessly fast-paced as to be virtually incomprehensible. However, so, the adaptations where made as sympathetic to the source material as possible, expanding the original story only in the name of atmosphere, deeper characterisation and the occasional crowd-pleasing reference or in-joke. If the strip contradicts information contained in the TV series (and it does), then that contradiction remained and no attempt was made to reconcile the two... Equally, no matter how bad, embarrassing or unDalek-like a line of dialogue may be, it remained as it featured in the original strip. Added to this, wherever possible the animations and stills where based on the key frames from the strip and all design was based on the images seen in those panels. The aim was to bring the strips to life, not change them into something else. The adaptations were released on VCD between 2004 and 2011