Ewan and Charley begin their journey in John O'Groats, Scotland and make an emotional pit-stop at a charity they are raising money for with their ride. As they travel through England, France and finally into Italy the crew feels rushed to make the ferry into Africa.
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman met on the set of Serpent's Kiss, where they instantly became mates. Not long afterwards the pair set off on their first incredible adventure, travelling 20000 miles on motorcycles - from London to New York. Their epic journey was captured on the television series Long Way Round. Now, Ewan and Charley are back on their motorcycles and ready to take the Long Way Down. Long Way Down is a ten part series which follows the pair on an intrepid motorcycle journey from the northern-most tip of Scotland, down to the southern-most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas.
In tonight's episode Cathy and Luke hunt down sand frogs that drink their own urine and start a fire with nothing but a bit of old wood and some combustible roo poo. Luke puts his new-found confidence to the test on the dance floor and Cathy tries some tongue-twisting rap with the kidz in the hood in Tennant Creek.
James Watson and Francis Crick discover the structure of DNA takes the form of a double helix.
Our host, Bill Nye, discusses the torturous process by which scientists came to understand that inherited information is passed according to certain rules, rather than transmitted through a blending of fluids.
SBS program Food Feast covers how and why Diwali is celebrated
From America's underground punk scene in the 1980s to the grunge explosion of the 90s, this episode traces the rise of alternative rock heroes like R.E.M. and Nirvana and unsung pioneers like The Pixies.
Between 1148 and 1250 turbulent times hit Iberia. Many Jews who were expelled, including the famous philosopher Moses Maimonides, found a home in the northern parts of Iberia. Arabic scholars fled to North Africa and across to Egypt. However, Toledo would remain a huge cultural centre during the 12th century where Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars lived and studied side by side.
In Dead Tired, new medical studies will reveal what many scientists have long believed - that sleep deprivation can trigger and exacerbate many diseases including heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even depression. Tonight's episode investigates how sleep deprivation causes sickness and death.
A lush and colourful glimpse into Indian culture, food and customs, presented by English-born chef, Barry Vera. Vera enjoys Diwali, India's mega New Year celebration. It's a five-day festival that ends, literally, with a bang. Fireworks light up the sky across the length and breadth of India. Huge quantities of sweets are consumed, tools and account books are prayed over, houses are festooned with colourful lanterns to guide passing gods, and millions of gifts are exchanged...it's an explosion of divine fun.
The youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world solo, 21-year-old Jesse Martin, takes five young people on a sailing adventure of a lifetime in search of paradise, but what they discover is far from it.
In the beautiful, lush tea gardens in Kenya, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, millions of tea-workers struggle everyday, fighting to survive as they pluck tea for multinational companies. The companies promise the consumers they will act as responsible members of the global society - protecting the environment and ensuring good working and living conditions.
Winner of the AFC/SBS pitching competition at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in 2007, Taxi School is a quirky, observational documentary series about some of the people behind the faces in the mirror of the next taxi you hail.
Pria travels to the Sunshine State to introduce us to some of the more unusual Queenslanders.
Focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to in an ever-increasingly competitive world. Don't dare to be anything less than perfect. Other parents read and believe that media rubbish you try to shrug off, too. You must have professional level skills at parenting, therapy, paediatrics, and teaching as well as being a product safety inspector.
Einstein's and Galileo's theories led to breakthroughs in understanding the universe. The work of Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, and modern day astronomers, Paul Butler and Saul Perlmutter also led to breakthroughs in astronomy.
Part two travels to Hamelin in Lower Saxony to discover whether overpopulation, lack of hygiene, plagues and mass migration were the reasons behind the legendary exodus reflected in the quaint children's story, The Pied Piper Of Hamelin. Who was the Pied Piper, and did he really seduce those children into marching to their deaths?
A fascinating 6-part series that looks at contemporary solutions to age-old parenting problems by exploring the work undertaken by Karitane; an innovative service that offers practical help to families overwhelmed by the challenges of raising young children. Parent Rescue mixes just the right amount of drama and humour to show a diverse group of families, from a mix of different cultures, who are all touched by Karitane's unique approach to supporting, nurturing and promoting family.
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