In Quebec, Canada, a crew attempts to relocate over 170 homes sitting on top of eight billion dollars worth of gold. They must work fast to relocate the town of Malartic so that miners can reach the precious reserves while the price of gold remains high. In Raleigh North Carolina, a second team attempts to move a suburb of colossal historic mansions across the bustling city to rescue them from demolition.
Comedienne Victoria Wood's tracing of the Victorian influence in the spread of the British Empire takes her across the world where she visits New Zealand's Bay of Islands. There she meets straight-talking Maori, Hone, who describes the "treacherous" Treaty of Waitangi of 1841 in which the British tricked the Maoris into giving them sovereignty over their land.
Sean Connolly meets Graciela Yoia at the flamenco dance school she has been running for 27 years with her husband Ricardo. The school has become not only a family business, but a community hub through which they have formed many close friendships. Every Sunday the Yoia family invite their friends around for a famous Argentinean barbeque known as an ASADO - combining the two great Argentinean loves: dance and meat. It's a colourful occasion that Sean will never forget.
Oz Clarke and James May travel to Wigan, home to probably the smallest commercial brewery in the world, run by Patsy Slevin out of her mother-in-law's garage. Oz gets down to the dirty business of beer making, while James concentrates on what he does best: beer drinking. The thirsty pair also visits the famous home of Newcastle Brown Ale. Surrounded by so much beer, James is inspired to create his own brewery, and challenges Oz to a home brewing competition - in their tiny caravan.
When Monty Ravenscroft and Clare Loewe began looking for a house to buy in London they soon realised that the only affordable option was to build one themselves. They found a very cheap block of land in Peckham and bought it at auction, only to be told it was too small to put a house on. Undeterred, engineering-whiz Monty began building an experimental bungalow that filled the site from boundary to boundary.
Will samples raclette and learns how it's made. He also visits the town of Gruyere to look at the origins of a gruyere cheese. Then it's time to meet the king of Swiss cheese and find out how it gets its holes.
This week Poh moves out of her kitchen and heads off overseas - to Malaysia, the country where she was born. She is on a three-week trip to find out more about her heritage and about the traditional dishes that come from Malaysia.
Featuring new ideas to lessen the pressure of lifelong trailer commitment; quickly and easily detect dangerous bacteria; uphold hygiene standards in the poultry industry.
With only four students left after last week's brutal elimination round, renowned international designer Philippe Starck's search for a new British protege moves to the next level.
Richard Paxton died at only 49, and his legacy is the house he designed for himself and his family. His widow, Heidi, lives there now with their two teenage children. When Simon Davis arrives, he finds it hard to see an entrance. Behind a sort of high-tech garage door which miraculously lifts (including the boxes of planted pansies) to let him in, he finds a house noone would suspect, as it contrasts strongly with the surrounding mews.
A team of marine engineers attempts to move a 1,400-ton British-built submarine 1100 km across water and land in Canada. The epic journey sees HMCS Onondaga hauled across the stormy North Atlantic, through narrow locks and up a perilously steep railway to reach its final destination. Will the team complete the mission before the blizzards arrive?
Bikini Revolution tells a fun and light-hearted story of the bikini: a story that began in July 1946 in Paris. The French are pretty good at revolutions, but this time, they stormed the swimming pool instead of the Bastille. However, across the Atlantic, where the prim American version of the two-piece was still covering New World navels, people were having difficulties coming to terms with the revolution instigated by fashion designer Louis Reard who called his daring new two-piece swimsuit "the bikini" because it sounded exotic.
Introduces six teenagers in their kitchens where they make their favourite dish. In French.
Award-winning chef Sean Connolly is back with new episodes of this popular series: a celebration of food, family and stories of life. Tonight, Sean is invited to the wedding of Bengali bride Shrabastee and her Punjabi groom Ankit, from two traditional Indian families in the heart of Australia. The wedding culminates in a colourful and opulent vegetarian feast.
Oz Clarke and James May travel through Britain and Ireland to discover the amazing array of drinks on offer for the delectation of a wine ponce and an incorrigible scruffbag. They start their journey on top of the magnificent and enigmatic White Cliffs and travel north to Yorkshire in a 1982 Rolls Royce Corniche.
Welsh couple Andrew and Lowri Davies embark on a project to build an environmentally friendly farmhouse in south Wales. Encouraged by their architect, they opt for some state-of-the-art experimental building materials that have never been used together before.
Will learns how the local spruce forests of the Alps and Savoi play an essential role in ripening the soft and unctuous Mont D'Or before visiting a farm that makes the deliciously creamy Reblochon.
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