We have enjoyed the longest economic winning streak in world history, and were the only rich nation to avoid the great global crash of 2008. This series asks the important questions of our time: How did we become the last rich nation standing? Can we make something of this moment, or has it already passed? What must we do to overcome the inevitable future shocks?
Guided by Annabel Crabb, an Aussie family goes on a time-travelling adventure to discover how the food we eat transformed the way we live, the fabric of the nation and defined family roles - starting in post-war 1950s.
The eminent Wing Chun martial arts grandmaster, Yip Man was renowned for teaching Bruce Lee the secrets of the art he became famous for.
From Tootsie to Die Hard - well-known actors and directors share behind-the-scenes stories and moments of the defining movies of the '80s.
A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of old friends from the World War II Jewish Resistance to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.
The story of a young woman growing up during World War II, and of Elizabeth's "Uncle Dickie", the wildly ambitious and egotistical Louis Mountbatten, who in lust for revenge for injustice to his father, schemed and plotted to take over the royal family by marrying the young Princess to his nephew. The film reveals the undercurrent of sadness as the King rapidly declined to an early death, advancing Elizabeth's growth into majesty. This is a story of the young princess who never would have been Queen, were it not for several twists of history. The story of the killing of her beloved grandfather George V by his doctors, of her Grandmother Queen Mary who taught her strict tradition and protocol, and of the favourite uncle - King Edward VIII, who abdicated and flirted with fascism. And above all, the story of her mother and father - King George VI's bravery in the face of disability, and the future Queen Mother, who sacrificed a close, private, near normal family life to save the monarchy.
Comedian and writer David Baddiel sets off on an adventure of a lifetime along the Silk Road. Starting at its eastern terminus in Xi'an, David visits the market to get himself kitted out for the long journey ahead buying tea, a lucky charm and pants that fit. As he heads west, he discovers the secret of silk that could get a man killed and visits some amazing caves containing hidden treasures. He rides a camel through a haunted desert and channels Indiana Jones as he hunts down the original Great Wall of China, before taking an overnight train to Turpan.
Inspired by the incredible true story of the greatest security breach in US Intelligence history. Eric ONeill is assigned to work with renowned operative Robert Hanssen, the sole subject of a long-term, top-secret investigation. Determined to draw this suspected double agent out of deep cover, O'Neill finds himself in a lethal game of spy versus spy, where nothing is as it seems.
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.
After the fall of the iron curtain, old royal dynasties experienced an impressive comeback in some of the post-communist states. In Bulgaria, Romania and Montenegro especially, the once-ostracized aristocracy has found new meaning in the modern age. This documentary paints an intimate portrait of the last surviving Balkan monarchs in their own words - Bulgaria's Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Montenegro's heir apparent, Nicholas, Crown Prince of Montenegro as well as the already deceased Michael I of Romania and his daughter Crown Princess Margareta. With rare archive footage and first-hand testimonies, we see how the royal houses survived the most tumultuous times in history to remain an essential part of their respective countries' national identity.
A celebration of the power of a Great Myth, from its magical Celtic origins to global popularity today. Across the centuries, the tales of King Arthur have gripped the popular imagination. Rich with dramatic reconstructions and lavish photography of ancient heritage sites and mystic Celtic landscapes, this thrilling programme, reveals how the stories of King Arthur have grown and developed across a thousand years and more.The Legend is alive and well today, on screen and in print, intriguing a new generation who are in search of an inspiring hero-figure and a Camelot for their own age.
Rick and Fred are best friends, each married many years. When the guys shows signs of restlessness with their home life, their wives help to revitalising their respective marriages: granting them a 'hall pass', one week of freedom to do whatever they please, no questions asked. It could be dreams come true, or the single life may not be what they're expecting.
Set in ancient China, a mercenary travels east in search of gunpowder and discovers the mighty Great Wall and the terrible secret behind why it was built. This savage tale of man versus nature will leverage the world class visual effects of Weta to create an entire ecosystem of creatures hell-bent on our destruction.
An X-ray of religious statues shows a strange shape hidden inside, a passenger gets in a sticky situation when officers discover a flammable item, and an athlete is caught with nowhere to run.
Set in present-day Mumbai, the story follows the life of a serial killer, Ramanna, who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s, Raman Raghav. His obsession with a young cop keeps growing, as he closely follows him without his knowledge and often creates situations where both of them come face-to-face.
Cho-In has a secret: he's capable of controlling other people's minds with just a look. When trying to rob a pawn shop he discovers someone immune to his power, beginning a confrontation that pushes his limits.
Set in a small town in North Carolina, this is the story of a tight-knit multiracial group of working-class kids caught in a tragic lie.
The world's first fully painted feature film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story.
This program reveals some extraordinary spiritual landmarks. Discover the individual acts of faith carried out at these stunning places of worship. You'll never see these iconic landmarks in quite the same way again.
London-trained artist Bernard Ollis spent decades teaching in Australian art schools before returning to the studio full-time. He now paints and travels the world alongside his partner, artist Wendy Sharpe.
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