In 1871, the Reverend Samuel MacFarlane of the London Missionary Society anchored at Erub. Today, Torres Strait Islanders wherever they live come together to honour this anniversary.
Prominent Aussies reflect on the moon landing - the triumph of human achievement. Using footage not seen since that momentous day, John Barron documents the aftermath as Apollo 11 astronauts made their way around our nation.
Newly transferred film and never-before-heard audio recount the key moments of NASA's Apollo space program and America's goal to land on the moon.
Jim Carter is one of the UK's best-loved actors - most affectionately known for his role as the steadfast butler Mr Carson in Downton Abbey.
This episode begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union. The episode reveals breathtaking failures and successes of the nascent American space program and demonstrates the stakes and costs of reaching the moon.
The team investigates Nikola Tesla's final residence, The New Yorker Hotel, and find incredible evidence that it served as much more than a home to the controversial inventor. They also travel to Wardenclyffe, Tesla's infamous, abandoned laboratory where even more stunning secrets are discovered deep underground.
Torres Strait Islander people are well known for their seafaring heritage. We follow Uel Bani and speak with some young islanders who have taken on the maritime industry.
Roy Marika involvement in the Nabalco case that eventually led to the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 provided the groundwork for his life-long fight for Yolngu rights.
The battle for the conquest of Space between the Americans and Soviets starts in the late fifties, with the Cold War already well settled. The USSR multiplies its first successes, America responds by creating NASA and launching the Mercury program. Objective: catch up with the Russians and send a man into Space. From then on, Mercury astronauts become the new heroes of the US.
The British Library holds over 150 million items in its deep basements. Now classical violinist Nicola Benedetti has the chance to discover six treasures from within this peerless collection; six wonders that capture her life, work and passions.
Despite the 1960s free-love and alternative culture, many women found that their lives and expectations had barely altered. But by the 1970s, the Women's Liberation Movement was causing seismic shifts in the march of the world's events, and women's creativity and political consciousness was soon to transform everything - including the face of publishing and literature.
The team heads to Colorado Springs to search for the remains of Nikola Tesla's mysterious laboratory and attempt to prove that Tesla's design for generating wireless electricity actually works.
Greg Davison was born in 1962. At the age of two he was taken from his family. In his late twenties, he tracked down a brother who would help lead him home and shed some light on his little-known past.
On the anniversary of World War I, Tamara Pearson sets out to discover more about her 'gami', Norman Baird, a Kuku Yalanji digger, who served in both world wars.
Since 1680 in Britain, and adopted in Australia just over a century later, the postal system was post-paid. That meant, the recipient paid for the letter. The system was expensive and vulnerable to fraud. James Raymond, colonial postmaster-general of NewSouth Wales, introduced the world's first pre-paid postal system selling envelopes marked with the post office's stamp for use throughout Sydney.
The British Library has wonders stretching back across almost 3000 years of written civilisation. Now, award-winning actor Andrew Scott has the chance to find six that tap into different themes from his life.
With access to the US Armed Forces and the innermost sanctums of the Pentagon, this series is an intimate portrait of the men and women devoting their lives to fighting terrorism at all levels.
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