We go on a journey of personal discovery as a diverse range of nine compelling adults reflect on themselves as children, sharing the 'spark' moments and epiphanies that changed their lives - and motivated rewarding careers.
Before man ruled the world, Earth was a land of giants. Count down the biggest beasts of their kind to ever roam the planet in this eye-opening special, and uncover the secret lives of these supersized species.
Burt Munro is a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's legend lives on today.
Henry VIII is the most iconic king of English history. Once Europe's most promising and enlightened prince, he squandered Britain's riches on futile wars, and tore apart the centuries-old religious certainties of his people. Decades of religious persecution and bloodshed would follow his reign, just as tens of thousands of people were executed as a direct result of both his policies and his personal vendettas. Inside the Court of Henry VIII pulls back the veil to expose the vicious rivalries and conspiracies that characterised his court, where a new breed of man could gain power.
Singer and '60s pop icon Marianne Faithfull had a difficult relationship with her mother, Eva. Marianne investigates Eva's early life as a dancer in 1920s Berlin, the era immortalized in the film Cabaret. Marianne also learns about her half- Jewish mother's precarious existence in Vienna during World War II and investigates if there is any truth to the rumor that her family was involved in the Austrian Resistance. (From the UK) (Biography/Documentray) (Rpt) PG CC
The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?
A forest that lives off fish, a white bear that is not a polar bear, and wolves that feed off the ocean. Canada's Great Bear Rain Forest is a strange and pristine world, a land that time almost forgot.
The pupils meet a local expert on rural life in India and learn that the majority of India's population live in rural areas and are subsistence farmers. They hear how India's extreme climate can be hazardous for subsistence farmers due to drought and flooding and how the monsoon can force people to move to the cities each year to work. They meet local children and talk about what life is like living in rural India.
Catch up with Poh and her larger-than-life crew of fun-loving family and friends as they navigate life in the Adelaide suburbs with lots of laughs, an abundance of food and a few secret family recipes. In this first episode, Poh and Jono convert an old claw bath into a mushroom garden. Once Poh perfects mushroom risotto, she drives to the Barossa Valley and learns tea-blending techniques from a doyen. Poh and Jono throw a party for their friends and neighbours, and Poh cooks the most delicious baked lamb before sharing her girl guide's answer to roasting marshmallows. (S. 2 Ep.1)
Nigella's cooking Latin-influenced food the express way. For the family, a fabulous ever ready standby is sweet corn chowder, topped with toasted tortilla chips. For a late night treat, Nigella prepares a hot, quickly griddled, quesadilla - cheese and ham wrapped in a warm tortilla. Finally she shares her secrets for a gorgeous, no cook dinner of roquamole - a blue cheese and avocado dip, served alongside a cool cured fish ceviche followed by margarita ice cream.
Italy, the land of plenty, has over the centuries often run on empty. But the hunger that killed thousands and the disease that accompanied extreme poverty and despair have also given rise to extraordinary resourcefulness and the invention of the world's favourite food: pizza. Born in the cholera-ridden slums of Naples, pizza was almost consigned to the garbage bin of history.
The year 1913 was a time of transformation when Ottoman rule in Palestine was still strong, the personal identities of people living there were fluid and overlapping, and few could imagine the conflict that would dominate the region for most of the next century. Seeds of Conflict focuses on the period just before World War I, when Arab and Jewish nationalism first made contact and the conflict was just beginning to germinate.
Dua, Amalia and Nayan meet children who have been given a unique opportunity to escape poverty and receive a first class education. They meet Puneeth, Vijayalakshmi and James. These children have left their homes to receive an education through a charitable school near Bangalore.
Six 15-year-olds trace their family histories and find out what life was like in post-war Britain. Through examining changes in society, they discover how their lives are connected to the past. Today, Mitchell, from Walsall, interviews his grandmother, Jacki, who was a mod in the 60's. Now aged 75, Jacki re-visits former dance hall Bloxwhich Baths, and reveals her memories of life as a post war teenager, following the fashions of Mary Quant and sporting Vidal Sassoon inspired haircuts.
Actor Martin Shaw never knew his grandfather, Edwin Shaw, who walked out on his family when Martin's father was just a boy. Martin is determined to find out what happened to this elusive character with his only clue: a photograph of Edwin as a young man.
In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft, one of the most advanced ever built, travelled past Pluto to take the very first detailed images of the dwarf planet. After nine years and three billion miles, humans will finally get a close look at this strange, icy world, but only if the craft can survive the final, treacherous leg of its journey, which could take it through a dangerous field of debris.
On this episode of Do or Die, strive to stay alive when you get caught in a stampede of over-anxious shoppers. Escape from two snarling German Shepherds bent on tearing you to shreds. And think fast when a mudslide overtakes your car.
Don Wildman takes a look back at the series. Whether it's the ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission, the discovery of a mysterious stone giant, or one of the most perplexing shipwrecks in US history, these are among the most unforgettable stories found in America's museums. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. Each hour of this series will take viewers on a captivating, revealing, and at times shocking tour of America's past, revisiting its most crucial events by reexamining what has been left behind. The series tackles some of history's most enduring mysteries - tales that viewers will be intimately familiar with - and little known episodes that have never been told before on television.
In 1952, a team of archaeologists discovered a Copper scroll in a cave high above the Dead Sea. It was classified as a Dead Sea Scroll. But this was no biblical text, it was a treasure map and the riches it listed are estimated to be worth $3 billion dollars. Over half a century on from its discovery mystery still surrounds the ancient manuscript. Who wrote it, whose treasure it was, and if it's still out there are questions to be explored by experts on a tour of the Holy Land, to Egypt and to Rome, to solve the greatest treasure hunt ever set.
The men at Tower four have been working under pressure to finish this 72-story skyscraper on time. Two alternating raising gangs will be assembling a second heavy lifting hydraulic crane to speed up the tower's construction.
A snapshot of life on a remote, picturesque island in the South Pacific, as seen through the eyes of a young Polynesian girl. When she ventures out on her daily routine, she encounters the familiar faces of her family and the small community that she loves. Like her, they are all unaware of the devastating power that lies just beyond the ocean reef. In one moment her world will change forever.
For centuries, roaming caravans have crossed the Saharan desert en-route to Morocco, bringing with them the exotic spices and trade goods that infuse the cuisine of Northern Africa. Shane Delia spends an evening under the stars at a desert camp, immersing himself in the tastes and techniques of Amazigh cookery.
The real story of Melbourne isn't found in the grand tree-lined boulevards or boomtown architecture. It's hidden down the lanes and alleyways. Utopian idealists, internationally celebrated art, class-war dressed up as teen-rebellion, you'll find it all in the centre of the city.
This film is a pioneering documentary series that fuses history, genealogy and dramatic reconstruction to reveal for the first time, the stories of these forgotten women and their experiences in the strange and harsh new world of Colonial Australia.
The latest stimulating series of Destination Flavour sees Adam Liaw head to the striking Nordic region to reveal that there is so much more to Scandi fare than pickled herring and meatballs. From the regions traditional Viking past to the latest in the new Nordic food revolution, Adam explores all that is wonderful about Scandinavia.
Take a journey with Adam as he visits what is possibly the cleanest, healthiest and happiest part of the world and immerses himself in Scandinavian culture, history and, of course, cuisine. He travels to Denmark, Norway and Sweden and explores the new Nordic food revolution that has spread like wildfire across the region and rest of the world. In this evocative and stylish Scandi food adventure, Adam investigates the future of global and local food trends sparked by innovative Nordic influence.
Adam is 78 degrees north in the remote Artic Svalbard archipelago where he visits the worlds most northern fine dining restaurant, Huset. He meets Jason Roberts, an Australian thats lived in Svalbard for 20 years before entering a 1930s Moelven wooden barrack adorned with mining and hunting memorabilia. Here, Adam makes the famous Norwegian Salmon Gravalax before ending his trip at the Global Seed Vault. Kept in arctic conditions, the vault stores a backup copy of the worlds agricultural seed for use in case of a man-made or natural disaster.
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What do the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the Thirty Years' War and the Renaissance have in common? For one, they were all starkly affected by extreme weather conditions. This feature-length documentary combines natural sciences and history, including a journey from the Big Bang to Iceland's volcanoes - to provide a gripping narrative that explores little-known connections between the Earth's climate and major historical events. Are these extremes of weather really a 21st-century phenomenon? Or has climate determined the fate of humanity ever since amphibians took their first steps on terra firma?
This eality series follows two exchange students - one from China and one from Australia. The two will live and study in each other's country for 30 days. This could be a big challenge for the teenagers, who may feel excited, but also frustrated by their new conditions.
Karla Dickens’ lifelong search for belonging has taken her from a tumultuous coming of age in Sydney to the idyllic rural setting of New South Wales’ Northern Hinterlands, with years of self-imposed exile and recovery in between. Art has played a vital role in Karla’s journey and her contemporary collages, sculptures and installations reflect a personal story, using a mixture of history and textural layers of materials to contextualise her artwork. Now with her young daughter and sometimes collaborator, Ginger, by her side, Karla haunts local recycling depots and second-hand stores with a bowerbird’s eye for rusty, crusty things that have got a history.
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CGI animation delves in to reveal the extraordinary technology of the Erickson Air Crane, which constructs 120 giant steel transmission towers in only eight days. Chief Pilot Travis Harrold and his crew take to the skies to build a vital link in a new $1.6 billion power line across the remote Albertan prairies. Grappling the controls of this 10,000 horsepower hauling machine, the team must lift eight-ton steel towers high into the air and set them with absolute precision. (From the UK) (Documentary Series)
On this episode of Do or Die, try to survive being trampled in Pamplona during the Running of the Bulls. Battle to stay alive when swift, freezing water washes you down the Los Angeles river system. And strive to find safety as a massive 8.0 earthquake shakes an office building down around you.
A child genius turned undercover agent. His disguise: bookshop owner. The mission: solve a vengeful ex-teacher's deadly spelling and vocabulary challenges. This is Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver.
Water defines the Earth, and is crucial to life. Once we thought oceans were unique to our planet, but astronomers are now discovering them all over the solar system, raising the possibility of life in places we never thought possible. This program sets sail on an epic journey; from the icy wastes of Enceladus to the prehistoric oceans of Mars, and to the methane lakes of Saturn's biggest moon Titan - where NASA plans to send a submarine to dive into the murky depths. Are we on the verge of discovering that - far from being unique - life in the solar system is ubiquitous?
The movie throws us at the heart of the Second Empire. A few years after the revolution of July, 1848. Gustave Courbet offers his vision of the society through a critical realism denouncing the authoritarian power of Napoleon III. (From France, in English) (Documentary)