Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of environment, from Arctic to desert and jungle, from coasts to mountains.
Watercolours have always been the poor relation of oil painting. And yet the immediacy and freedom of painting in watercolours have made them the art of adventure and action - even war. It has been an art form the British have pioneered, at first celebrating the greatest landscapes of Europe and then recording the exotic beauty of the British Empire. Sheila Hancock - an ardent fan of watercolours since her childhood, and whose father was an amateur watercolourist - sets out on a journey, from the glories of the Alps and the city of Venice, to deepest India as she traces the extraordinary story of professional and amateur watercolourists and reveals some of the most beautiful and yet little-known pictures.
A spinoff of its parent magazine, Classic Rock Presents Prog takes a look at progressive music and the artists who weave them together. Each issue takes a soul-searching foray into the hearts and minds of the heroes of rock, reviewing both new and old releases. Building upon the history of some of the most genre-defining pieces ever devised and those who followed who continue to refine, revolutionise and completely discard the formulas of those who came before. Reflecting on the proud genesis of this unexpected genre, Classic Rock Presents Prog is an able tutor for those in the dark about the evolution of progressive music, and a tonic for existing fans.
The Italian-based classic prog band The Watch is back with new music on their latest album release "Tracks from the Alps", to coincide with their upcoming tour featuring Genesis' famous live Second's Out set. "Tracks from the Alps" is the band's fifth studio album, full of six original tracks, and a great cover of the Genesis Archive 1967-75 rarity, "Going Out to Get You".