A daring diving operation produces potential evidence of some $140 million in gold at the bottom of Lake Michigan, while an informant shares a 50-year-old secret that shocks and energises the team.
On November 20, 1820, in the mid-Pacific, a whaling ship out of Nantucket, US is attacked and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. The encounter leaves 20 desperate men to face a three-month journey into hell, one that will see death, execution and cannibalism. The tale is also the inspiration behind a literary classic by American writer Herman Melville. Using computer effects, actuality, and detailed re-enactments, this film weaves together the manuscripts of the first mate and cabin boy, as well as letters, newspaper accounts, logs and maps of the time, to build the drama of the whaleship Essex, its voyage, its demise, and the heroic efforts of the men who sailed her.
This program celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest. From Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe or Frank Sinatra to Elizabeth Taylor, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them.
Christians believe Jesus is a man who preached and performed miracles and died on the cross but was resurrected. But for historians, the crucifixion is the least unreliable indicator of the Jesus' existence.
Jane Seymour grew up in London but knows that her father's side of the family originally came from Poland. She suspects that they suffered in the Holocaust - but has never known what happened. In particular, she wants to find out the fate of her two paternal great-aunts, Jadwiga and Michaela, and their families. Jane's search for the truth takes her to Warsaw, where she discovers that, although Jadwiga managed to escape the ghetto, she was tragically separated from her family; and to France, where she follows Michaela and her family on a terrifying flight to Switzerland as they flee the Nazis.
Alex Lagina joins Kevin Dykstra and his team in their quest to find $140 million in Confederate gold they believe is on the bottom of Lake Michigan and on their first day back on the lake, new evidence suggests they may have found it.
Marc, Jason and Travis follow the trail back to New York, where they discover traces of a shadow government bent on keeping Nikola Tesla's files secret.
Actor David Wenham joins Anh with stories from his happy childhood, where his flair for performance flourished with the support and love from his deeply compassionate parents and siblings.
Alexander's death marks the loss of one of the greatest conquerors in history, the only man who managed to extend the Empire to Eurasia, the Mediterranean and India.
Early in the 19th Century, before equipment and practices to prevent the spread of bacteria in hospitals, approximately 50 percent of patients died from surgery and many women died during childbirth from infection. In 1946, Eric Ansell invented the first automated glove-dipping machine. His son, Harvey, later developed the process further to make perfectly sterile and disposable gloves for the medical industry.
Fiona Wood changed the lives of burn victims across the world by developing a spray-on skin using the patient's own skin cells. The invention reduced scarring and recovery time, as well as the amount of healthy skin needed for a donor site. This means those with burns across a large part of their body can be treated much faster and safer. The invention came to prominence following its use by Western Australian medical teams following the 2002 Bali Bombings.
Psychiatrist John Cade's use of lithium to treat patients with bipolar disorder has had an enormous impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide. A former prisoner of war, Dr Cade was uniquely equipped to empathise with the lives of those he was treating. His discovery ranks as one of the great turning points in the history of medicine.
Four great medicos and mavericks risked their careers testing these ground-breaking medical inventions. Psychiatrist Dr Joh Cade discovered the psychological effects of Lithium on his bipolar patients after first testing its toxicity on himself. Dr Mark Lidwill worked in secrecy on the world's first pacemaker following his experiments on the hearts of recently deceased patients. Professor Fiona Wood developed a process to help severe burns victims recover quickly with spray-on skin, and the Ansells helped fight infection with their disposable medical gloves.
Cheers turned to boos in the final years of AFL champion footballer Adam Goodes' career when he publicly called out racism. This impassioned film tracks Australia's heated and divided response.
Dame Maggie Smith has remained a prominent figure in British culture for six decades, with her extraordinary film career took note in her role in Nowhere to Go (1958), receiving her first BAFTA nomination. 2 Academy Awards later, with Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and Best Supporting Actress for California Suite (1978), Smith is also multiple BAFTA winner for A Private Function (1984), The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1988) and Tea With Mussolini (1999). A six-time Oscar nominee, for Othello (1965), Travels with My Aunt (1972), A Room with a View (1986), and Gosford Park (2001). More recently Smith has enthralled in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), and The Lady in the Van (2015).
Researcher Marc Seifer finds the smoking gun evidence proving the US military wanted Tesla's secret files. Jason Stapleton and Travis Taylor investigate a link between Tesla's last patent and one of the Air Force's most advanced aircrafts. The team makes an astonishing connection between Wardenclyffe Tower and the New Yorker Hotel.
Anh paints celebrity chef Kylie Kwong, who was born to cook. She shares stories from her childhood in suburban Sydney and deeply spiritual return to her ancestral village in China.
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