This torrent was uploaded from www.TheBox.bz (signup is open and free) - the home of all British TV
This major collaboration between Channel 4 and the British Museum is a code cracking historical quiz. Tony Robinson guides the contestants through darkened galleries as each episode visits a different period of history, shedding light on artefacts from Ancient Egypt, Imperial Rome, Mesopotamia, Ancient Athens, China and the Anglo-Saxons.
[quote]History-meets-mystery as Codex uses family entertainment to unlock our ancient past.
Each week 5 members of the public spend the night at the British Museum in London among its unrivalled collections of historical artefacts. Their challenge is to decipher the “Codex” – a riddle written in a mysterious code.
To ‘crack the Codex’, the team follow a trail through the Museum, from the moonlit Great Court through the galleries to the Mummy stores and other spooky places.
En route they visit 5 major Artefacts on the theme of the week, and tackle a historical challenge directly related to each one. If they complete a challenge successfully and in time, 2 symbols in the Codex are turned into letters.
As well as earning letters, the team is also whittled down in a series of Head-to-Head challenges, also on the theme of the week.
After 5 Artefact Challenges, the sole surviving player returns to the Great Court, where the rest of the team – and the viewers – attempt to ‘crack the Codex’ and decipher the riddle.
Finally, the surviving player enters the world-famous Reading Room and must use the riddle to decide which of 5 similar artefacts displayed is the only one to which the riddle refers.
If the finalist chooses the correct artefact, the team win the show, and a trip to a site of historical interest.
Channel 4 describes the show as a fresh and engaging combination of game show and historical mystery tour.[/quote]
[quote]The five contestants - including a professional wrestler, a barman and a geography teacher - come face to face with treasures from Mesopotamia, 'the cradle of civilisation'. Can they reveal the secrets of the Assyrian Flood Tablet and the Standard of Ur? Do they know how many legs the colossal Winged Bulls from the palace of Sargon II had? And can they crack the Codex to win the star prize?[/quote]
File Name ..........: Codex - S01E01.avi
Total Size (Bytes) .: 506,408,306 Bytes
Total Size (KB) ....: 494,539 KB
Total Size (MB) ....: 482.95 MB
Total Streams ......: 2 Stream(s)
File Size Correct ..: Yes
Video Size (Bytes) .: 459,722,978 Bytes
Video Size (KB) ....: 448,948 KB
Video Size (MB) ....: 438.43 MB
Video Length .......: 00:48:28
Video Codec Code ...: XVID/divx
Video Codec Name ...: XviD MPEG-4 codec
Video Bitrate ......: 1264 KB/s
Resolution .........: 640 x 528
Aspect Ratio .......: 1.21:1
Total Frames .......: 72712 Frames
Framerate ..........: 25.000 FPS
Color Depth ........: 24 Bits
Quality Factor .....: 0.149 B/px
Packed Bitstream ...: No
Some of the other rather spiffing shows available now and always if you signup free @ www.TheBox.bz:
Comedy: The Office, Peep Show, Coupling, Chef, Fawlty Towers, Only Fools and Horses, The IT Crowd, Brass Eye, Nathan Barley, Young Ones, Monty Python, Blackadder, Alan Partridge, Father Ted, Coupling, Little Britain, Mr Bean, Extras, Green Wing, Mighty Boosh
Drama: Casualty, Holby City, The Bill, Hustle, Skins, Shameless, Ashes To Ashes
Game/Quiz Shows: Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Have I Got News For You, Deal Or No Deal (UK), Q.I.
Education/Documentary: Planet Earth, Horizon, Panorama, Mark Thomas (Comedy) Product
Food: Hell's Kitchen, Jamie Oliver, The F Word, Kitchen Nightmares, Masterchef, Great British Menu, Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong
Home/Property/Garden: Property Ladder, How Clean Is Your House?, Changing Rooms, Grand Designs, Homes Under The Hammer, To Buy Or Not To Buy
Motoring: Top Gear, Fifth Gear
Music: Top Of The Pops, Jools Holland, Glastonbury
Reality: Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!, Any Dream Will Do, Grease, Pop Idol, Wife Swap, X Factor, Badger Or Bust, Apprentice UK, Dragons' Den, Britain's Got Talent
Sci-Fi: Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Torchwood, Primeval
Sport: Football (Soccer), Cricket, Rugby, Snooker, Darts, Formula One (F1GP)