There is a magnificence to Madrid that any portrait painter would struggle to capture, although once seen this is a city that will never be forgotten. With ancient Arab influences and a stylish European culture, this city displays a truly eclectic mix of architecture that always compliments rather than clashes, and the result is forever perfectly balanced.
Stephen Hawking and his team investigate how science is on the cusp of making urban living more fun. Already, more than half the world's population live in cities. By 2050 it is expected that two thirds will live in urban areas - how will their increasing demands be satisfied?
Rhod Gilbert leaves his regular job as a stand-up comedian to try out four new ones. He goes back to school as he joins the staff of Monnow Primary School near Newport. As he gets to grips with his new job of primary school teacher, will Mr Gilbert impress his pupils and pass with distinction, or will he be sent to the bottom of the class?
Manuel Herrero travels to Chile. He goes to the far north of the country, to the Atacama desert and meets some rather unconventional kids who have chosen to come and live in this untamed, Wild West-like paradise to satisfy their passion for sand-boarding.
Stephen Hawking and his team investigate how reality is being increasingly stretched as people become less dependent on the physical world and more involved with the virtual electronic world. In this episode, a remarkable 3D virtual training programme for the military is investigated, a new system is tested that can map places inaccessible to GPS and Sat Nav, bio-printing, where designs created on computers are turned into three dimensional living tissues is examined and a new wave of sci-fi technologically is revealed; a computer that can read people's minds.
This episode reveals how baby rabbits learn to bond and looks at orphan badgers as they grow up. Will the water voles manage to produce their first litter? And how does a mole survive its solitary life almost entirely underground? In another first, the team excavate a massive abandoned rabbit warren in the wild by casting it in concrete.
Three months after the release, the Tasmanian devils face the challenge of their lives with an influx of tourists and a record-breaking heat wave that could spell the end for these tough little predators.
Join the heroic quest for knowledge as Cosmos once again sets sail for the stars. Hosted by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this 13-part reboot of Carl Sagan's ground-breaking series will venture to the new worlds that circle our suns, retrace our roots back to the hearts of distant stars, and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.
To fly like a bird, Earthflight not only captured remarkable images of wild flocks but also relied on some extraordinary relationships between people and birds. Filmed over four years, in six continents and more than 40 countries, the Earthflight team used many extraordinary techniques.
Mention Paris and for most people, their immediate thoughts will be of romance. From moonlit walks along the River Seine to the iconic landmarks of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and even the more recent addition of the glass pyramid at the Louvre, Paris truly is a city of light, shining brightly for all who come here.
It's the start of the school year for the 800 students of the Juilliard School in New York, one of the most prestigious conservatories in the world and one of the most selective. The school boasts an impressive list of now famous artists who have studied in its drama, dance and music divisions - from Yo You Ma to Kevin Spacey, from Philip Glass to Pina Bausch.
The renowned art critic and expert, Tim Marlow, introduces us to some of the most famous and influential paintings in the history of art. Within a short format he provides valuable critiques of the works, along with anecdotes and the story of their creation. This episode he examines William Blake's The Night Of Enitharmon.
This series of three programs takes us through some of the greatest human achievements - discoveries and innovations that have changed the world and the way we live in it. From the discovery of fire to the invention of DNA, these are tales of a relentless drive to shape the world and direct the future.
This series features celebrated chef Luke Nguyen as he recalls the most memorable moments and the best culinary discoveries from his journey through the Greater Mekong. Luke hosts the specials from the Western Sydney suburb of Cabramatta. In part 1, Luke revisits the people he met and the culinary delights he experienced in China's Yunnan Province, Myanmar and northern Thailand during filming.
In 1993 Neil Richards was renovating an inner Sydney terrace house when a box of documents fell out of an old chimney in the laundry out house. He was just about to chuck them out, when his friend decided to take them home for a second look. Inside were hundred of letters in both English and Italian, pleading for the return of Italian Australian men interned in camps during WWII. A hidden chapter of Australia's WWII history had just come out into the light.
At 2700 metres up, Peter Kuruvita discovers the ghost town of Real de Catorce where the ancient, hallucinogenic cactus peyote is in high demand. He travels south to the winding alleys of Guanajuato where he learns the techniques to create the perfect tortilla every time, before hopping on a boat in the home town of the Day of the Dead and samples some authentic Mexican tacos.
In the second part of this intriguing documentary, Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores science at the very limits of human perception, where we now understand the deepest mysteries of the universe lie. Jim sets out to answer one very simple question - what is nothing?
Mike Holmes discovers that a house that looks good on the outside is hiding a rotting secret just below the surface, and now it's a problem that threatens an entire neighbourhood. He arrives onsite and tries to stop it from spreading.
This 13-part reboot of Carl Sagan's ground-breaking series will venture to the new worlds that circle our suns, retrace our roots back to the hearts of distant stars, and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.
In the final chapter of Jonathan's journey, he starts in Budapest, where he tackles an ancient dish inspired by blood sucking leeches at the influential Bock Bizstro. He meets TV chef Zsofia Mautner who's pioneering a fresh approach to traditional Hungarian food and gets behind the scenes at one of the city's most famous coffee houses - Gerbaud.
This series takes a look at some of the rare relationships that cross the divide between our species and provide a glimpse of the inner life of the creatures who share our world. This episode tells the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the '70s and '80s.
Second stop for John Doyle and Tim Flannery is the city of Shanghai. The ancient fishing village turned international port was once known as the Pearl of the Orient - a decadent hub of foreign trading and subversive political intrigue. Now it's a glitzy, glamorous city and the poster child for China's rapid urbanisation. It is China's most populous city and home to 24 million people.
A group of rescued horses are at risk of being sent to pasture after a contractor botches the roof of their barn. Mike Holmes arrives to save the day and improve the quality of life for these horses, helping their caregivers along the way.
In a flagrant breach of The Checkout's promise that Series 2 would be 'all new', the next four episodes will in fact be an 'all old' compilation of content drawn from the 19 episodes aired over the last 18 months. The 'Best Of' material has also been described as 'Best before April 2014' and 'slightly damaged stock'.
In this final episode, second timers, Rochelle and Anthony, want to have a Jewish wedding with their children in attendance; Pav and Amit want their Hindu wedding running on time; and Eleanor and Neo want to ensure their belief that 'Big Is Better' is at the heart of their Greek Cypriot wedding.
Beneath the streets of London, lies a parallel universe. As its buildings soar higher, so its tunnels go deeper. London has more infrastructures built underground than any city in the world. Join engineers working in this vast underground city - from tunnel builders digging a brand new underground train line 40m beneath the city to squads of workers scrubbing its sewer tunnels to prevent outbreaks of disease.
Ann and Greg Reinke have a growing family and their 70 year old three bedroom house is bursting at the seams. In search of more space they've found a beautiful 2,500 square foot rambler ranch to become their new family home. The problem is it sits 72 miles away on the flood prone banks of the Red River. To rescue it they've called in Bob Schmidt and his family firm of house movers to roll their dream home from the river's perilous banks.
This week Caroline Quentin is in the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Snowdonia is famed for its rugged mountain range and Caroline puts her body on the line when she volunteers to help the dog rescue team in a training exercise.
The Story of the Jews is an epic five-part series presented by historian Simon Schama exploring the story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. In the first episode, Simon Schama explores how a distinct Jewish identity began to emerge more than 3,000 years ago.
Chris Packham sheds light on the magical underground world of three iconic British creatures - badgers, water voles and rabbits, in one of the biggest natural history experiments ever undertaken. All the burrowers face a new challenge - they must leave their home and learn to survive outside.
This series uses stunning CGI animation and expedition-driven actuality to strip major cities naked of their steel, concrete, air, ocean and bedrock - layer by layer, act by act - to explore their hidden infrastructure and solve key mysteries surrounding their origins, geology, archaeology, industry, weather and engineering.
Nans and Mouts, two intrepid adventurers, face and unlikely challenge: to cross the country in order to reach their destination in the heart of one of France's most picturesque regions. The complication? They start the journey naked and will depend on the hospitality and generosity of everyone they meet along the way.
The new series of Coast continues with a journey around the great estuaries of Britain where 20 million people live, and a dazzling variety of animals thrive. The team visit the most dramatic waterways to discover surprising stories that emerge where rivers and seas collide.
Roger continues his discovery of Tokyo, sees the spectacular Mt Fuji and heads North to Hokkaido immersing himself in Niseko's superb snow culture. He finishes off his Japanese journey by visiting Narita.
Sir David Attenborough investigates why animals appear to have taken nature's gifts and stretched them to extreme limits, such as the giraffe, which has ended up with a super-stretched neck, and the chameleon, with a super stretchy tongue.
This episode will look at whether mind-reading is scientifically possible, whether there are living creatures in the sky controlling the weather, if humans and computers can ever form an emotional bond and how far we can really trust our own perceptions.
Ramsay Horton has a killer recipe for spicy meatballs passed down from his grandmother; Vinnie has devised what he claims to be the ultimate chicken wing marinade; Alan is hoping his lean meat, inexpensive goat sausages will become a hit.
In this highly physical game and variety show, Japanese pop idols Arashi pit their wits, strength and courage against a different team of entertainers or sportspeople every week. The battles are intense as the teams compete for points and very cool prizes.
Young first time traveller Roger Ungers takes us to the fascinating and awe-inspiring travel destinations around the world. In this first episode, Roger heads to Europe. His first stop is London where Roger shows us the major tourist attractions, before experiencing the boisterous celebrations in Ireland during St Patrick's Day.
In the season finale, we have eleven delicious products and eleven entrepreneurs. Which item has resonated most with Australian shoppers and will be awarded a life-changing parternship with Woolworths supermarkets plus $100,000 prize money?
Survivorman's Les Stroud explores various cultures around the globe and learns about the survival techniques and practices of indigenous people. The ritual of the trance dance serves as a direct communion to the spirit world for the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Les will be the first outsider to participate in a trance dance.
Themis Toclis combines his two favourite meals of spaghetti and pies into one tasty recipe; Bobby Edwards loves Jamacian food and has created his own Jamacian inspired sauce and Christina Cavaleri has an old family recipe for her meatballs.