The howler has to have one of the weirdest sleep disorders the specialists at Papworth Sleep Clinic at Cambridge have dealt with. In this fourth episode of the series on strange and disturbing night time habits, the clinic staff meet Lindsey, who is a night time groaner. Her husband of 10 years has had to abandon the marital bed to get any peace. She's not in any pain or discomfort, the clinic staff discover, but she has a strange physical condition that causes this noisy pastime.
In episode three, the Townsville crew get a call from the Queensland Water Police. The Coast Guard aircraft has sighted a mysterious yacht drifting far out to sea on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. There is no record of the yacht and they are unable to make contact with her. Operating at the very end of their range the Townsville crew winch a rescue officer down into the open sea. After a hard swim he climbs on board to discover an empty yacht. Hours later the story of the 'ghost yacht' on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef flashes around the world.
This episode features the normal lives of the burgeoning middle class, of which there are 100 million in India. At work and at play, they live as rich and cosmopolitan a life as any big city dweller. Pria talks about fashion, food and business, set against the visual contrast of Old and New Delhi.
Burt's Cosmo centrefold. The Stonewall Riots. Leather men. Drag queens and oh so much more. It's the Age of Anything Goes, the decade of the greatest sex experimentation, activism and sex marketing in history. Tonight's episode looks at sex in the 70s.
Dr von Hagens has previiously presented two massively successful series, Anatomy for Beginners and Autopsy: Life and Death. In each episode of Gunther's ER, Dr von Hagens recreates serious injuries on cadavers to reveal just what happens to the body when faced with assaults or accidents. All specimens used to demonstrate the effect of these injuries, are real human bodies, donated to Dr von Hagens' Institute for Plastination.
Jeremiah Ostriker, Jim Peebles and Vera Rubin discuss their early work on dark matter's role in the universe.
Mike Disney offers a critique of the standard model of Big Bang cosmology.
This documentary reveals that we can only account for a tiny percentage of our universe - just 4 percent in fact. Scientists know this 4 percent consists of atoms, but what about the rest? Does 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' really fill the voids?
In his fascinating journey through the river network of Great Britain comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones explores the relationship between cities and water. Instead of working his way up the Thames, he heads off for another river that has been vital in London's history - the Lea.
This series features people from all walks of life telling their personal stories about an event or decision in their past that they now regret.
Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other cutting edge operations possible. But getting to this point has been an extraordinary story of courage and mistakes - stolen corpses, crazy remedies, medical fraud, lobotomised patients - and every now and then, brave and extraordinary advances that have saved millions of lives across the world. Presented by the charismatic and medically trained Michael Mosley, this series is a highly energetic and engaging history of surgery.
Take a chilling journey to Snowtown, the South Australian town where one of the world's most heinous crimes took place. A serial killing truly unique to all others for one reason - the perpetrators believed they were doing the right thing.
In this series of specials for the UK's Channel 4, top surgeons carried out life-changing operations in front of a studio audience, broadcast on live TV. While performing brain surgery on a patient who remained awake, open heart surgery, keyhole stomach repair and pituitary tumour removal, the surgeons answered questions from television viewers at home sent to the studio via Twitter, Facebook and by phone, as well as from the studio audience.
This is a film about three very different people, Steve, Mary and Judy, whose lives are driven by suffering. They want the right to choose how and when they die. In Australia, assisted suicide is illegal and carries a 14-year jail sentence, despite the fact that 73% of Australians support euthanasia. But the prospect of dying a long and painful death drives people like Steve, Mary and Judy to extraordinary lengths to get access to the means to choose their own kind of death.
According to Rome, German barbarians were among the most brutal of all. Terry Jones discovers that when it came to brutality, it was the Romans who were the masters and the Germans merely rebelled against Roman occupation.
Akhenaten - At the end of the 18th dynasty a great heresy plagued Egypt. The pharaoh Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaten and declared that there is but one god, Aten the solar disk. He moved the capital of Egypt form Thebes to a desert wilderness which he called the Horizon of the Aten. Along with the change in religion, Akhenaten changed the 2000 year cannon of Egyptian art from highly stylized formal presentations to natural poses and subjects.
The Hobbit Enigma examines one of the greatest controversies in science today. Just what did scientists really find when they uncovered the tiny, human-like skeleton of a strange creature on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003? Since the discovery was made public a bitter dispute has split the world of anthropology. Are the bones a previously unknown and bizarre primitive species of human? The Hobbit discovery forces us to rethink some of the most fundamental questions of human origins.
Tonight's episode covers the 30 years of Suharto rule when Australia embraced the 'strong man of Asia' despite the twin concerns of his track record of human rights abuses and his family's corruption. Huge numbers of Australians also embraced Bali. Regional stability was the overall mantra, and General Suharto provided it.
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