Tek Sing - China’s Titanic - The South China Sea is a fabulous hunting ground for treasure hunters. In the 18th and 19th centuries a stream of trading ships from Holland and England, and huge ocean going junks from China, criss crossed these seas, carrying countless treasures from the Orient. This unique programme tells the remarkable story of the search for the Tek Sing, a Chinese junk which sank in 1822 on the Belvidere Reef in the South China Sea with the loss of nearly 2000 lives and its valuable cargo. 50 minutes.
The Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie - Fascinating look into the backgrounds of Orville and Wilbur Wright as told to us by Orville’s niece and son. A great historical program as to the many attempts, failures and successes of the two American inventors of the first airplane. On December 17, 1903, the Orville brothers began to test their first airplane. It took them four tries to get the plane to fly 852 feet in 59 seconds on the pastures of Huffman Prairie in Ohio. Orville proclaimed that the flight was a success. On November 9, 1904 the Wright brothers made four complete circles with their plane. It took five minutes, and four seconds to complete the four circles of Huffman Prairie, but they were pleased with the outcome. On May 30, 1912, Orville Wright passed away at the age of 45. But, Wilbur continued what the two brothers had started in aviation. And as for the field where they flew their first plane, it is empty and quiet now, but the spirit of the place is still the same, and always be will be. 25 minutes