In the penultimate episode of this globe-trotting series, Monty Don reaches Northern Europe. From the floral wonders of Britain's Sissinghurst castle, to the garden palette of impressionist painter Monet, to the quirky individuality of two of Monty's most admired contemporary designers, he's forced to wonder why this part of the world is so rich in gardening glories, and how we can care for this massive horticultural heritage.
Night is a stunning and cinematic documentary which explores the universal nature of night and how we experience the night. This is a film from director Lawrence Johnston who made the internationally award winning documentary Eternity. Showing society in all its forms, people and places, urban and rural, Night explores the universal nature of night and how we experience it. It is a combination of beautiful and arresting imagery which captures the mystery, mood and magic of the night and weaves these images with a lush and dramatic symphonic score from renowned composer Cezary Skubiszewski.
This spectacular series continues with Monty Don heading off to one of the most plant-rich zones in the world: South Africa. He's on the eighth leg of his incredible global journey. Visiting 80 of the world's most celebrated and stunning gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.
Monty Don continues his journey with a trip to the Mediterranean - cradle of European civilisation. In Italy, he visits some of the elaborate high Renaissance gardens which have hugely influenced Western garden design. But he also travels to Marrakech to visit the oldest continuously maintained garden in the world and on to Spain to visit the Alhambra, thought by many to be the most perfect garden in the world.
This spectacular series continues with Monty Don heading off to the richest and most powerful nation in the world: the United States of America. This is the fifth leg of his incredible global journey, visiting 80 of the world's most celebrated and stunning gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.
This spectacular series continues with Monty Don heading off on a technicolour tour of India, to complete the third leg of his incredible global journey visiting 80 of the world's most celebrated and stunning gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.
This spectacular series continues, as British garden writer and presenter Monty Don, lands in Australia and New Zealand - two of the youngest gardening cultures in the world - on the second leg of his incredible global journey visiting 80 of the world's most celebrated and stunning gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.
Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the bitter truth about the dangers of a sweet diet and Ruben Meerman takes a look at how fluoride protects teeth and the reasons for its addition to water supplies.
Deep in the heart of South America, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay collide, lies one of the most spectacular geographical secrets of the natural world - Iguacu, a place forged from the explosive clashing of the earth's tectonic plates. Over five kilometres long and 100 metres high, Iguacu is the greatest waterfall on Earth. Five times the size of Niagara, some 2000 tonnes of water pour over its 300 cascades each second. These awesome falls are also home to one of the richest habitats on earth: 2000 species of plants, 450 species of birds, 50 different mammals and more reptiles and insects than anyone has been able to count.
Magnificent, awe-inspiring and mysterious, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt has fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Naked Science looks at how and why it was built and examines the myths and legends surrounding one of the world's oldest man-made structures.
Parents-to-be Hannah and Jock are renovating their two bedroom Sydney bungalow. With new painting already underway and a complete nursery makeover around the corner, the couple are blissfully unaware of the house's high toxicity. Even before birth, their child has been exposed to hundreds of chemical compounds, many of which could harm their child's health and development.
In suburban Melbourne Arzu and Ismail Adiguzel-Bekir long to create their dream home, but while waiting to renovate they discover that dust mites are causing their young kids to have persistent allergic symptoms and another hidden potential health threat: heavy exposure to invisible electromagnetic fields.
Trenna and Steve Moore play with their three young boys in a large family room heated by an un-flued gas heater, but after one son was hospitalised with asthma, they discover the potential health hazards associated with their heating system.
When first time buyers Bronwyn and Brian Edler chose a peaceful spot on the outskirts of Sydney, they thought they had found the ideal place to raise their young family. But after moving in they were to discover that something as common as mould can in fact be a serious threat to family health.
Twenty years after the Brutland Report coined the term "sustainable development" we scour the world asking presidents, ministers, scientists and activists, why does making economies "sustainable" remain so elusive?
Bushfire is a natural part of our bushland environment but can have a devastating effect on people's lives. This program shows how to assess your property's vulnerability to bushfires and how to prepare before the bushfire season. It also explains measures you can take if a fire is approaching, how you should react if caught in a bushfire and what to do once the fire has passed.
Island Arks is a colourful journey of exploration, uncovering unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes, from the steamy tropics to the icy islands of the sub-Antarctic.
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