With the Purple Gator TV Channel expanding on an almost daily basis we thought it would be helpful to produce a simple What’s On Guide (which we keep updating) so that you always know what we have.
Oxalis Expeditions: Son Doong- Plunge into the world’s largest cave in Vietnam and discover a jungle deep inside a cave. You may soon realize Jules Verne may not have been far off when he imagined a world within a world.
Against A Crooked Sky – This feel good movie is about a boy who goes looking for his sister when she is kidnapped by Apaches. He gets help from an an old drunk prospector in his quest to get his sister back.
Meet John Doe– This is a classic movie from Director Frank Capra about a man who agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he’d be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. This is a heartwarming story about a man who begins to believe in the “Be a better Neighbor” campaign that he starts and must deal with corrupt interest that would want to exploit the movement for nefarious purposes.
Jungle Book– A heartwarming story about a boy raised by wolves who tries to adapt to human village life.
Gulliver Travels– Heartwarming animated story about a man who finds himself on island inhabited by little people.
Thief Of Bagdad– After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.
And Then There Was None– This is a classic movie based on the story “Ten Little Indians” by Agatha Christie. People are stuck on an island as one by one, the visitors are eliminated.
War Of The Gargantuas– A creature is thought to be terrorizing Japan but turns out to be the only hope the country has to stop a large evil sinister creature.
Rio Lobo– John Wayne and Ricky Nelson in this classic western about a man who searches for the traitor who caused the defeat of McNally’s unit and the loss of a close friend.
Long John Silver:Return To Treasure Island– In this sequel to Treasure Island, Long John hopes to rescue his friend Jim from a rival pirate and return for more treasure.
Chariots Of The Gods- A feel good movie about the possibility of ancient astronauts coming to the earth.
Jane Eyre -Emmy Award Nominated movie based on Bronte’s novel “Jane Eyre” featuring George C. Scott and Susannah York. Jane Eyre is an abused orphan who becomes a governess. Jane Eyre manages to make the best of every situation she is in.
His Girl Friday – Hilarious 1940 Cary Grant movie that is a pure delight. The editor of a Chicago newspaper is facing the prospect of losing his top reporter and ex wife to an insurance salesman but he’s not giving up easily The crafty editor uses every trick in the book to get the reporter to write one final big hitting story about a murderer and the hapless Sheriff. Things get more and more hilarious as the editor’s friend, his mother and the crooked Mayor get drawn into the plot.
Escape From Angola- This is an exciting family adventure film about a family that escapes Africa.
The Road To Bali – Two unemployed pals accept a job looking for treasure and find lots of trouble in the process.
The Missouri Traveler – Great color feel good movie. A teenage orphan arrives in a small town in the 1950s where a crusty small-town newspaper editor decides to take the boy in and give him a chance at a regular life. However, a wealthy neighbourhood farmer also takes an interest but treats the boy cruelly despite hidden feelings of affection and concern. The boy proves his worth by training racehorses for the annual horse race.
Made For Each Other – 1939 Classic. A newly married couple struggle with financial problems, ill health and the mother-in-law. Then their baby son is seriously unwell and needs a serum that must be flown from Salt Lake City. Typically the weather deteriorates and flights are grounded. Can the baby be saved and will the couple’s love remain intact?
Invaders From Mars- A boy discovers that the entire town is being taken over by Martians.
My Favorite Brunette – 1947 Bob Hope comedy that is great fun. Can a baby photographer on death row who has been framed reveal the truth? Typical Bob Hope movie that is regarded as a bit of a minor classic. Perfect for a relaxed evening at home.
Jack And The Beanstalk – Abbot and Costello star in this hysterical version of “Jack And The Beanstalk” based on the classic fairy tale.
At war With The Army- Hysterical comedy with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin as they go into the army during World War 2.
The Legend Of Boggy Creek – A g-rated adventure film about a Bigfoot like monster.
Topper Returns – Another great old classic black and white movie. Gail Richards is accompanying Ann Carrington who is visiting her father, Henry, at his spooky,old, country estate. It’s been a long time since she’s seen him. They get a lift from Cosmo Topper, who lives nearby. Gail is murdered that night and her spirit seeks out Topper to find out who killed her and the reason.
The Amazing Adventure – Classic Cary Grant movie in which he makes a bet that he can live for a whole year without touching his own wealth. Feel good comedy. Not the greatest film quality but more than watchable and totally charming.
Sandy The Seal –This is a heartwarming story about a family that fights for a seal.
Sita Sings The Blues – Incredible animated musical movie that is beautifully presented, funny and heart warming. It is a mix of ancient tragedy and modern comedy that tells the story of a woman who is dumped by email by her husband who has just moved to India. It is set to a musical score of 1920s jazz by Annette Hanshaw.
The Big Trees- This is a Kirk Douglas film about a Quaker colony that tries to stop a greedy logger baron from exploiting the Sequoia forest region.
The Legend Of Big Foot-A man seeks out to find Bigfoot and finds himself in for an amazing wilderness adventure.
Short welcome video that introduces the channel
Health and Fitness – Exercise and Weght Loss
Desk Exercise – 3 part series of effective exercises that you can do at your desk to improve fitness and wellbeing
The Right Weight Loss Mindset – 2 part series that will help you to generate and maintain the right mindset to make your diet a long term success
Exercise and Weight Loss Class – A mixture of practical exercises backed up with sound theory. It covers blasting away fat with weight and cardio exercises plus why joining a gym can be even more beneficial than the obvious things.
High Intensity Interval Training – A 2 part series devoted to high intensity interval training (HIIT). Over the course of the 2 episodes we show you 10 different exercises that you can use to form part of an effective workout. HIIT is often thought to be one of the most effective ways of exercising as the benefits can last long after you have finished exercise.
Health and Fitness – The Natural Healthy Body and Lifestyle
Effective Natural Remedies for Common Ailments – We all have ailments that can bring us down. However, what better way to feel better than to use natural remedies? In this episode learn how to treat aching joints, deal with insomnia and nause and discover natural treatments for UTI and yeast infections. Please always seek professional medical advice before using any of these treatments.
The Natural Lifestyle, Health and Hygiene – In this episode we take a look at natural treatments for a rangle of health problems. Issues covered include burns, muscle cramps and ear infections. We also show you how you can make your own natural laundry detergent and deodorant. Please always seek professional medical advice before using any of the treatments.
The Fats You Can and Should Eat – Healthy fats are an essential part of any healthy lifestyle. In this short slideshow presentation we identify 10 fats like avocado,coconut oil and sesame that are good for you and should form part of a healthy diet.
More Natural Health and Hygiene Ideas – In this episode we explore some more natural remedies including treatments for warts and haemorrhoids, a natural way to clean your teeth plus how to make a sugar scrub, lemon garlic tea and even a natural hairspray. Ditch the chemicals and give them a try. Please seek professional medical advice before using any natural remedy for a medical condition.
Health and Fitness – Stress Busting
Stress Busting – 4 part series that helps you reduce stress levels. We cover exercise, meditation, breathing techniques and natural remedies
Human Interest – Heart Warming
Seasons For Life – This is a promo for a movie but tells a beautiful but slightly bitter sweet tale. Based on “The Cab Ride” by Kent Nerburn, a heart warming story bringing together two unlikely people. A self-employed taxi cab driver and a 80 year old passenger, with character.
Reunited with Gorillas – In the African jungle, conservationist Damian Aspinall, along with his daughter Tansy Aspinall, searches for Djalta and Bimms, two western lowland gorillas born at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent. In 2003, Djalta and Bimms were released into the forest of Gabon, West Africa as part of a conservation programme to re-introduce gorillas back to the wild. Will Damian find them? Will they accept his daughter, Tansy, who they haven’t seen for 12 years?
The Future Forms of Life – The Story based on Theo Jansen’s kinetic sculptures. If we work really hard on our dreams sooner or later we will reach our goals. But what if one day our dreams go too far?
The Beauty of Dreams – The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams, Eleanor Roosevelt
Dream Big and Set Goals – We all have dreams and aspirations. It is achieving them that is so difficult. Here watch and listen to Joan Burge as she gives us her take on on how to set goals and dream big.
Human Interest – Our World
On West Ranch Pond – Stunning aerial video of a beautiful rural waterway set to a beautful piece of music.
The Beauty of New Mexico – A landscape to inspire. Stunning scenery from New Mexico set to some beautiful guitar music from the film maker himself.
Vermont From The Air – More aerial video work. This time we are taken to the landscapes and towns of Vermont. Once again this is very well filmed.
One Day In The Life Of A Rice Farmer – Fascinating film that shows a typical day in the life of a rice farmer in the Phillipines. It relies entirely on the natural sounds rather than having music or narrative. As such you can begin to experience the real life of these hard working people.
Slacklining at Kost Castle – Fascinating mini documentary focusing on the world of slacklining and highlining. Watch as enthusiasts take on vertigo inducing walks on narrow ropes at Kost Castle. They also talk about their experiences on the lines. An interesting and inspiring film.
Animals – Dogs
The Happiest Dogs in the World? – Meet Gray, Piper and Caleb…the four legged members of the Snowmass Ski Patrol handled by Nathan Garfield, Dan Berg and Susan “Mouse” Carollo. These avalanche rescue dogs always seem to be wearing a smile, whether they’re putting up boundary ropes or training year round as search and rescue dogs. But then again, they always get to ride first chair.
The bond between a marine and his dog – Cpl. Cameron Chapman, a military working dog handler, talks about the relationships formed between his fellow handlers and their dogs and the role of Provost Marshal’s Office K9 units on military bases. Chapman is a Sonora, KY. native assigned to PMO, Marine Corps Installations Pacific- Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.
The cutest boxer puppies playing – Puppies at play are always a treat and these boxer pups are possibly the cutest we have seen. Full of fun and a joy to watch.
The amazing skills of sheep dogs – In this episode take a look at the amazing skills of working border collies. See how they work with their handler to control sheep and later ducks. You can also meet some of the pups who will form the next generation of these wonderful working animals.
Mooch– The story of a dog that wants to make it big in Hollywood.
Animals – Wildlife
Stunning Imagery from Kenya – This is a static collection of photographs from Kenya. The images are, however, stunning and you will certainly enjoy and be inspired by them.
Watch a lioness and her cubs reunite – Lioness Fiona & her cubs reunite after an afternoon nap. Fiona was napping under a tree, while the cubs were quite a distance away, napping up in a tree with male lion “Nubi”. Fiona called for her cubs, and they eventually came running to meet up with her.
The cutest baby animals! – In this lovely collection of clips we see all sorts of baby animals playing, falling asleep and just looking really cute. Just the thing to make everyone go aaah!
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – Beautiful film shot at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in which we see many birds including ducks, geese and cranes during the winter migratory bird season. This is a stunning watch and highly recommended.
St Marks Wildlife Refuge – Similar to the Wheeler film this is another beautifully filmed look at a stunning wildlife refuge. A great watch.
Meeting Wild – Fascinating short film focussd on the Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary and Retreat Center which allows visitors to engage with wildlife in a very personal way. The idea is to help people see the individuality of animals.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park – In this film we take a look at the fantastic Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is a collection of video and stills that captures the beauty of this amazing part of the world.
Water and Wildlife – Short 4 minute film which shows stunning images of nature filmed with a drone. It is amazing to see what can be done with these machines fitted with a high quality camera.
Comedy – Animation
The English Speaking Tapir – Short, beatifully animated and amusing film that will make you smile.
Casper- The adventures of a ghost that just wants to make friends.
The Scarecrow – Very funny animation in which a hard pressed scarecrow finally finds the best way to do his job.
The Caveman – Lovely little animation in which a caveman struggles to take the advice of his friend but will he have the last laugh?
Educated Fish – Classic 1930s color cartoon in which a fish starts to pay attention at school! Beautifully made for thetime.
Comedy – Real Life
The Puppy and the Orange – This labrador puppy does not like oranges but does like to play with a ball. To play or not to play?
The Funniest Raccoon – See what happens when raccoons come to visit…
The Mailman and the Beautiful Woman – Perhaps not real-life…but it is a very funny story that we thought deserved a slideshow film treatment.
Comedy – Features
Topper Returns – Another great old classic black and white movie. Gail Richards is accompanying Ann Carrington who is visiting her father, Henry, at his spooky, old, country estate. It’s been a long time since she’s seen him. They get a lift from Cosmo Topper, who lives nearby. Gail is murdered that night and her spirit seeks out Topper to find out who killed her and the reason.
Reviews – Toys
Unboxing – Watch as we review 10 top selling toys in a 5 video series. Star Wars, Lego and Fisher Price all feature.