Neanderthals once dominated ice age Europe, but then they disappeared. What happened to them? For 150 years scientists have been puzzled by the state of our closest relatives. They've looked at the archaeological evidence from every angle. Now they've turned to DNA, and a new idea is taking root. It's possible that Neanderthals live on - or at least their genes do - inside of us all.
1972. Tasmania. A small introverted island community is emotionally divided between the goal of industrial progress and the vision of a pristine environment. A unique environmental wonder, the alpine Lake Pedder is on the verge of destruction by the largest hydro-electric power scheme in the southern hemisphere. Brenda Hean - one of the leaders of the first environmental political party in the world - and her pilot, Max Price, are flying in an ageing Tiger Moth to petition the Australian Prime Minister in Canberra in a last ditch effort to save the Lake. The plane disappears without trace. The battle for Lake Pedder is lost. The plane is never found.
The story of Vladimir Vetrov, the KGB agent who caused the downfall of the Soviet Empire.
Nina Tory had been exiled in Siberia where her daughter Helen Macris was born in 1947. She escaped to Greece and after four years in a displaced person's camp took the first ship - to anywhere. She arrived in Australia, where her husband died shortly afterwards.
This program brings to life the ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish architecture in existence - The Alhambra.
The Janissaries were renowned in the Ottoman Empire for their military skill and loyalty to the sultan. They were respected by Muslims, dreaded by Christians and surpassed by no one.
Captain Nicolas Baudin is entrusted with leading the most ambitious French "Voyage of Discovery" ever assembled - two ships loaded with 22 scientists and the best technology Revolutionary France has to offer. Baudin's ships will return to France carrying arguably the greatest collection of natural history specimens ever collected.
The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a more ethical approach than many today.
Two miles below the ocean surface lies the remains of the Titanic, which was sunk after colliding with an iceberg on the ship's first and only voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. SBS ONE's electrifying new Lost Worlds documentary, Unsinkable Titanic argues that it was actually an intricate series of events that led to the sinking of the enormous vessel. If one small link to that chain had been missing, one of the greatest disasters of maritime history may have been averted.
A Spartan infant deemed to be weak, would be thrown off a cliff; a school boy's only clothing was a blanket. The Spartans still epitomise tough military discipline.
Many of his early followers and bodyguards remained loyal to him and were rewarded by Hitler. They included later Nazi leaders Rudolf Hess, SA leader Ernst Roehm, former war pilot Hermann Goering, and Heinrich Himmler, and bodyguards Emil Maurice and Bruno Gesche. The SA was formed in 1921, and the SS as an elite personal guard unit in 1925. During this period, Hitler had several narrow escapes.
Australia's best-known and most widely performed playwright reflects on his life and career. David's first full-length play The Coming of Stork was presented at La Mama Theatre in 1970 and was followed quickly by The Removalists and Don's Party in 1971. He divulges that, although he was the dux of his school, he was teased because of his height ("at least a foot taller than everyone else") and called names, such as Loft, and "How's the weather up there". These names and incidents were reflected in many of his productions.
The spy who helped bring down the USSR... The Farewell File shows KGB agent Colonel Vladimir Vetrov as an arrogant and selfish man frustrated by his lack of promotion and recognition. In revenge he concocted a plan to reveal KGB secrets to the West, preparing a file of countless cases of KGB's technological theft that made it all the way up to Mitterand and Reagan and led to a mass expulsion of Soviet spies.
The amazing story of the Nazi and war profiteer who ultimately saved 1300 Jews from death. Includes interviews with many "Schindler's List" survivors.
The bullocky and his team arrive to take the wool clip to market. The men of Oxley Downs have filled 35 bales of wool, but loading the heavy bales that each weigh almost 300lbs onto the wagon by hand is no mean feat.
The breathtaking engineering and organisation behind the Great Pyramid of Khufu, which was built to turn a Pharaoh into a god, and helped create the Egyptian state.
The Macedonian army was a fearsome sight, its soldiers armed with long spikes and marching in tight formation. Under Alexander the Great, it created the largest empire the world had ever seen.
The dark side of chivalry is exposed here as we discover some unsavoury truths about Knights. Were they noble heroes in shining armour or really murdering, looting rapists?
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