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Filmed in High Definition by award winning filmmakers, our programmes take you on a voyage of discovery, from Tokyo to Delhi and St. Moritz to Moscow uncovering the world’s finest experiences and luxuries. We have exclusive access to the world’s most exceptional places, events, brand leaders and creative minds.

A Fortune On Four Wheels 26 minutes 39 seconds

The world of classic cars and cours d’elegance are revealed in this fascinating programme. We talk to the people who are obsessed with these select automobiles, from collectors and investors, to the dealers and sellers of fortunes on four wheels.

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A Gentleman’s Wager 6 minutes 28 seconds

A Gentleman’s Wager tells the story of a wager between two men which results in a truly rare experience as part of their quest for personal progress. Filmed in the British Virgin Islands and London, the film sees Jude Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, proposes a wager as an excuse to challenge himself to create an original performance in order to win a money-can’t-buy prize.

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A Year In Luxury 25 minutes 52 seconds

The appreciation of quality and fine craftsmanship plays a major part in our lives and in this programme, The Luxury Channel looks back on a year in luxury with a journey of discovery.

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After Dark 26 mintues 41 seconds

What goes into making a fine cigar, a sumptuous piece of chocolate and a memorable port? Many have a love of certain things in life that inevitably follow a good meal, those after-dinner luxuries that make an evening special. In this film, William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated, discovers the craftsmanship that make up the perfect evening accoutrements.

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Beauty On Fire – For Zaha 2 mins 19 seconds

Beauty On Fire – For Zaha from The Luxury Channel on Vimeo.

In memory of the late, great Dame Zaha Hadid, artist and couture fashion designer Rui Xu, one of China’s foremost designers, presented BEAUTY ON FIRE — FOR ZAHA, an exhibition showcasing her unique and remarkable fashion designs set against the backdrop of Zaha Hadid’s innovative and inspiring furniture installations. Have a read of our interview with Rui here.

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Born Free 7 minutes 45 seconds

The Born Free Foundation commemorates its 30th Anniversary. Working with Land Rover (with whom Born Free has established a long-term relationship),The Luxury Channel went to see some of the remarkable, if harrowing, work that is routinely undertaken in conjunction with the Kenya Wildlife Service.

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Chocolate Heaven 25 minutes 24 seconds

The Luxury Channel and William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated, delve into the seductive world of all things chocolate. Sitwell receives a master class in making delicious chocolate truffles from chocolatier Amelia Rope and talks to Chantal Coady, the doyenne of chocolate and founder of Rococo, about the origins of the finest chocolate money can buy.

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Completing Scott’s Journey 12 minutes 57 seconds

Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere re-wrote history as they completed, for the first time ever, the ill-fated journey of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s iconic Terra Nova expedition. Having trekked 1,795 miles across the inhospitable landscape of Antarctica on a journey to the South Pole and back, Ben and Tarka have achieved the world record for the longest polar journey on foot in history. The Luxury Channel interviewed them as they arrived back at London’s Heathrow Airport.

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Concours of Elegance 1 minute 40 seconds

A unique event with sixty of the rarest motor cars in the world within the walls of Windsor Castle for a show of spectacular historic automobiles – many never before seen in this country – from pioneering horseless carriages to the birth of the supercar. For more information, go to www.concoursofelegance.co.uk.

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David Gandy’s Debut 1 min 56 seconds

We go behind the scenes with David Gandy as he makes his directorial debut for The Gentleman’s Journal with a film featuring Iguana Yachts and the ultimate “smart commute” to work. See here for more information about the project.

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Discovery Global Reveal 15 seconds

Land Rover reveals the All-New Discovery seven-seat SUV by breaking a Guinness World Record for the largest Lego structure ever built!

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Fashion For Conservation 2 minutes 27 seconds

Fashion For Conservation organised a catwalk show during London Fashion Week to shine a spotlight on the Amazon Rainforest – read our article here.

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Fashion For The Brave 3 minutes 9 seconds

Patron Princess Beatrice attended Fashion For The Brave and The Luxury Channel was there to capture the young Royal, along with Julien MacDonald, Abbey Clancy and Nicky Clarke, who were at London’s Dorchester Hotel to raise money to support injured soldiers.

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Garsington Opera Experience 2 minutes 9 seconds

Take a seat at the Garsington Opera, Wormsley! Performances take place in the spectacular Opera Pavilion which sits within the rolling landscape of the Chiltern Hills, less than an hour from London. Before the performance, patrons can enjoy the gardens and grounds of the Wormsley Estate, owned by the Getty family, take afternoon tea and drink champagne. During the long dinner interval picnics can be taken down to the lake or patrons can have dinner in in the elegant marquee overlooking the famous cricket ground. Performances resume as the evening light begins to fade and end by 10.15pm. A minibus service connects with High Wycombe station, just a half hour train journey from London and forty-five minutes from Birmingham. For more information, go to www.garsingtonopera.org.

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Goldfinger 3 minutes 8 seconds

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Goldfinger, EON Productions has commissioned a one-off gold-plated third scale replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5, which Christie’s will offer in a special online auction to benefit the NSPCC. The one-off model has 24 carat gold plated detailing, complete with radio-controlled machine guns, bulletproof shield and revolving number plate. The unique Goldfinger model is expected to sell for between £40,000-60,000, with bidding closing on 17th September, the 50th Anniversary of the World Premiere of Goldfinger.

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Greatest Beds In The World 2 minutes 17 seconds

Hästens Master Craftsman Jan Erik Leander talks about the artisanship involved in making the greatest beds in the world. Read our interview with Ana Mladenovic, Hästens’ Chelsea store manager, here.

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Land Rover Experience 1 minute 37 seconds

Show-jumper Leonora Smee swaps the saddle for a Land Rover, as she tries out the Land Rover Experience at the World Equestrian Games.

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Liv Tyler’s Inspiring Women 2 minutes 16 seconds

To mark the end of London Fashion Week, actress Liv Tyler launched a short film celebrating powerful, inspiring women. As Belstaff Brand Ambassador and Creative Contributor, Liv retraced the footsteps of pioneering 1920s aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Earhart, one of the first women Belstaff dressed, broke free from the expectations of her time by trusting her instinct and following her heart.

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London Fashion Week 3 minutes 3 seconds

Presenter Madeleine Macey goes behind the scenes at London Fashion Week to discover what makes Somerset House the destination that designers are heading to in their droves.

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London’s Finest Artisans 26 mintes 54 seconds

London has always been the heart of fine craftsmanship, from clothes to fine guns. This film highlights five unique companies and explores how now, more than ever, people are looking for the value and uniqueness that made-to-order confers, whether it be a Savile Row suit or a cricket bat shaped by hand from willow wood. In an age of mass production, London’s artisans ensure that beautiful, one-of-a-kind products continue to be made.

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Luxury – Going Green 26 minutes 50 seconds

The global recession has affected most areas and none more so than the world of luxury. A new sense of conscience is changing the face of the luxury industries, led by individuals such as Dr. Jem Bendell, who is challenging companies to respond and place ethical sustainability at the very heart of their business. This documentary seeks answers to how fine living can survive alongside an increasing need for social responsibility.

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Masters of Photography 1 minute 17 seconds

After creating a limited edition set of six unique cask whiskys, The Macallan unveiled Mario Testino for the fifth edition of Masters of Photography, which saw him shoot an exclusive advert for the brand.

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Masters Of Style 2 minutes 15 seconds

In Masters of Style, we meet some of the important designers who have shaped the way we live our lives. From innovative kitchen and home design to cutting edge fashion, the last three decades have been imprinted by style gurus such as Philippe Starck, the global icon of style; Rosita Missoni and Matteo Thun – a cutting edge industrial designer re-inventing the concept of eco-luxury.

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Pringle of Scotland 2 minutes 7 seconds

Presenter Madeleine Macey goes backstage at Pringle of Scotland’s SS15 London Fashion Week show.

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Private Jet Pets 1 minute 7 seconds

Private Jet Central pamper you and your pets, thereby reducing the risk of stress all round! For world wide charters, contact Private Jet Central by visiting www.privatejetcentral.com/contact-us. Read our article here.

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Ralph And Russo 1 minute 41 seconds

Beyoncé’s dress designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo show us what goes on behind the scenes at an exclusive photoshoot. Read our interview with Michael here.

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Range Rover’s New Evoque 1 minute 33 seconds

Range Rover’s new Evoque is unveiled in London’s Crossrail tunnels.

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Sheer Opulence 1 minute 19 seconds

The Luxury Channel was at The Westbury Hotel in London for the launch of Nicky Haslam‘s book, Sheer Opulence.

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Sky In Their Eyes 6 minutes

Friday Late: Sino Flux, held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, celebrated the evolving changes and development of China in the field of culture, through the mediums of art, design, performance and sound. Invited by the V&A to headline this curated showcase of Chinese art and talent, artist and designer Rui Xu presented her new works – Sky In Their Eyes: The Antelope In A Vanishing Landscape, a journey of tragedy and hope through fashion and dance theatre, with 11 dancers performing this woeful but beautiful story.

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Sport of Kings 25 minutes 50 seconds

The Luxury Channel takes an in-depth look at the Sport of Kings, the high-octane world of thoroughbred racing. From the sellers at Tattersalls to the eye-catching hats and fantasy frocks at Ascot and Epsom, the characters – both human and animal – in horse racing are like no other. Racing expert Zoey Bird talks to breeders, owners and trainers to find out just what it takes to win.

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St. James’s Concours 2 minutes 51 seconds

Prince Michael of Kent leads historic cars down The Mall for St. James’s Concours of Elegance, a unique event which showcases sixty of the rarest classic cars in the world. For more information, go to www.concoursofelegance.co.uk.

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The All-New Jaguar XF 2 minutes 41 seconds

The all-new Jaguar XF performs the world’s longest high-wire water crossing in the heart of London’s business district.

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The All-New Range Rover 5 minutes 26 seconds

In this film, The Luxury Channel interviews Land Rover’s Creative Director, Gerry McGovern, about the All-New Range Rover. An entirely different beast, we put it to the test in the rivers and sand dunes above Marrakech. Read our article here.

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The Animal Ball 1 minute 17 seconds

The Luxury Channel attended The Animal Ball in London in aid of Elephant Family, where the world’s leading fashion houses (including Burberry, Swarovski and Rui Xu) collaborated to dress beautiful creatures from all corners of British and international society, in this film produced by Albert Zhang.

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The Endurance Race 4 minutes 30 seconds

The Luxury Channel speaks to Team GBR’s Chef d’Equipe Andrea Baker, Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, and eventual winner of the race Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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The Grand Tour 25 minutes 15 seconds

The race is on from London to Monaco as classic cars and their (sometimes eccentric) owners make a mad dash from the streets of London to the beaches of the Mediterranean. Follow the adventure as our intrepid teams solve clues and wind their way through the heart of France in a quest to be the first to cross the finish line. The only thing to stop them? The lure of fine wine and long lunches along the way!

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The Great British Butler 25 mintues 12 seconds

Our man Jeeves was there from dawn till dusk, ensuring that the British home and hearth were comfortable and trouble-free. Society may have changed enormously since those days, but today, demand for modern butlers has soared. In this film, we look at the history and traditions of the butler, why they were so crucial to the domestic structure, and why there has been a resurgence in their popularity.

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The King Of Diamonds 25 minutes 13 seconds

Laurence Graff, diamantaire, has spent half a century looking for the rarest and the finest gems. His consuming passion gained him a reputation as The King of Diamonds, and he has handled more of the world’s top gems than probably any other. In this film, we see how Graff found his ultimate prize – the Lesotho Promise.

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The Luxury Channel Showreel 1 minute 43 seconds

The Luxury Channel is a leading multi-media platform providing compelling, high-quality videos and trend-setting, up-to-the minute online editorial on the most sophisticated and smartest goings-on in the world of luxury, plus an outstanding range of high-end retail products. With an international roster of editors and writers covering areas such as world events, travel, fashion, lifestyle and sustainable luxury, The Luxury Channel takes viewers on a journey of discovery to uncover the world’s finest experiences.

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The Paper Bridge 1 minute 47 seconds

Range Rover marked 45 years of engineering innovation with a jaw-dropping drive in China, across a bridge made entirely out of paper.

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The Party Guru 23 minutes 47 seconds

As the ultimate party planner, Liz Brewer believes in bringing together the right people for the right occasion. To London society, she is the person to call when you want to throw a fabulous party where relationships can be struck and potential deals set up. A party guru who brings people together from all social sets, from polo matches to glittering events, Liz is the acknowledged Queen of the Party Set.

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The Power of Three 3 minutes 30 seconds

Luxury Scottish whisky distiller The Macallan present M, a limited edition decanter born out of the artistry of three masters of their field, Creative Director Fabien Baron, Silvio Denz (CEO of Lalique) and David Cox (Director of Fine And Rare Whiskies at The Macallan).

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The Scott Expedition 7 minutes 13 seconds

For the first time in 100 years, British polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere will be taking on one of the most challenging journeys in human history by completing Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. We speak to Ben before he departs for Antarctica.

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The Secret of Handicraft 2 minutes 10 seconds

The Luxury Channel goes behind the scenes with luxury glassmakers Moser, to discover the secret of their handicraft production. Read our article here.

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The Sky In The Eyes 5 minutes 19 seconds

Chinese fashion designer Rui Xu presents “The Sky In The Eyes,” a performance piece featuring the David’s Deer and Antelope masks she has made for Elephant Family’s annual Animal Ball, and reveals the design process that went into creating them.

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Time Machines 27 minutes 34 seconds

It is not just about what o’clock is, the luxury timepiece is a statement of fashion and prestige. We meet three watch addicts who devote a fortune to keeping up with the latest timepieces as we follow Tom Bolt, the watch guru, who keeps the sharpest models on the smartest wrists.

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Titanium – Metal of the Gods 25 minutes 28 seconds

Titanium has been called the luxury metal of the future, one that sculptors, architects, scientists, designers and jewellery-makers have praised for its strength and beauty.  In this programme, we follow a jewellery designer and a craftsman to see how this unique metal can be transformed into some truly memorable pieces.  

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Tusk Conservation Awards 2 minutes 30 seconds

The Luxury Channel joined Tusk Trust and its Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge to recognise excellence in conservation in Africa at an awards ceremony held in London. The awards celebrate emerging leaders in conservation in Africa whose work has made a significant impact. Read the full story here.

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Ultimate Boys’ Toys 25 minutes 36 seconds

It is probably every man’s secret dream to live the life of James Bond, even just for a day. American actor Michael Brandon – who starred in Dempsey and Makepeace – has always been someone who enjoys the good things in life, and in this film he does just that, taking viewers with him as he savours the joys of being an ultimate jet-setter.

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Winser London 4 minutes 6 seconds

The Luxury Channel speaks to Kim Winser OBE about building her eponymous brand, operating in the digital space, and how the customer is the driver of a business that works hard for real women.

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Woolmark – Behind The Prize 20 minutes 53 seconds

This documentary follows the finalists as they prepare for the International Woolmark Prize final which took place in London (menswear) and Beijing (womenswear). Victoria Beckham and Paul Smith share their views as we go “behind the prize.”

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Zara Phillips 1 minute 4 seconds

Fresh from securing her place at the next Olympics, The Luxury Channel interviews Zara Phillips about how her horse, High Kingdom, is proving to be her winning asset.

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