Rough Science and Hottest Place on Earth presenter Kate Humble traces her links to a legendary daredevil who tested fighter planes during WWII. And did her grandfather make a 'Great Escape'?
By the fall of 1944, America is ready to liberate the Philippine islands and the POW's who have been stranded there since 1942. Sgt Jack Werner is among the men storming the beaches of Leyte, one of the main Philippine Islands. Seaman Jack Yusen fights in the naval battle of Samar and reporter Robert Sherrod accompanies the Marines on their assault of Iwo Jima.
In 1822, Jean-Francois Champollion cracks Egyptian hieroglyphs. One hundred years later, Howard Carter reads the name on a lost tomb and makes an amazing discovery.
In 1822, JeanFrancois Champollion cracks Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Wonder at the spectacular environment of the Kimberley region and those who live there. From the magnificent beehive formations of The Bungle Bungles, to the mighty Fitzroy River, Western Australia's Kimberley region has it all.
According to Pamela Stephenson's family history, her great, great grandfather, Captain Samuel Stephenson, had his throat slit in a mutiny on board his ship the Rosalie in the Indonesian Archipelago in 1821. But last year Pamela met a descendant of one of 'Salty Sam's' crew, who said Salty Sam had been murdered by pirates. So, in this four-part series, Pamela sets out in her 100 foot luxury yacht, the Takapuna, to find out just what really did happen to Salty Sam.
In The Hottest Place on Earth five expert adventurers are sent in to the actual hottest place on Earth, the volcanic Danakil region of Africa, where temperatures can reach 60 degrees C. Somehow people live here: the Afar, a legendary warrior tribe, who rely on their camels and goats for survival.
Iran vs Carter. Iran vs Reagan. Iran vs Bush. Iran vs Obama? Part of the "Axis of Evil", a rising nuclear threat? The two-part documentary series, Iran and the West explores the tense relationship between Iran and the West, through the words of the inside players. How did Iran manage to seize the US embassy and bring down the Jimmy Carter presidency? What role has Iran played in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and what are their nuclear intentions?
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, live from Parliament House Canberra with the Opposition's right of reply to the Federal Budget.
The team search for a stone fortress built by the U.S. Cavalry to protect frontier settlers in the Wild West.
Hosted by Kerry O'Brien, the ABC will bring the full, live and uninterrupted coverage, followed by reaction and analysis of the politics and economics of Budget 2010 with this special 7.30 Report edition. Guests include Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan and Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey.
Live from Parliament House Canberra, the Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan will deliver his third federal budget in the House of Representatives.
Alexander Pichushkin charted his crimes on a chessboard, attaching a number and a coin to each square every time he struck. By the time he was caught, Pichushkin had filled in sixty-two of the sixty-four squares. Most of the victims were elderly men whom he lured with the promise of a drink. In a televised interview, Pichushkin calmly bragged about his passion for killing.
This series deals with the role of the Wehrmacht in Hitler's Germany. Recently, historian Soenke Neitzel discovered secret records in British secret service files of private conversations between all the German generals held by the Western Allies at Trent Park in Britain during and after World War 2. In re-enactments of these conversations, the generals speak frankly, revealing their real opinions about the war, Hitler and the Nazi regime.
In the latter half of the 20th Century, two men came to symbolise the fight for racial equality and stand up for what they believed in.
Simon Schama looks at how political revolutions racked Britain after Charles I's execution, when Britain was a kingless republic led by Oliver Cromwell, a man of vision who brought about significant reforms.
On 6 June 1968, hours after winning the Californian Democratic Primary election, Senator Robert Kennedy was shot and fatally wounded. The assassin was 24-year-old Palestinian immigrant, Sirhan Sirhan, who fired five shots before he was seized. However, Robert Kennedy had many enemies and more than one assassin may have been involved.
Sin City Law covers four true crime cases, each presented across two episodes. It offers a 360 degree perspective on each case featuring interviews with prosecutors, public defenders, killers, victims, family members and investigators. Courtroom footage is juxtaposed with behind-the-scenes segments - including how to shop for an outfit for an alleged killer on trial. This week focuses on brother and sister teenage meth-heads, Beau and Monique Maestas of Nevada, who set out to take revenge on a duplicitous drug dealer. Armed with knives, they attacked the woman's two young daughters, killing one and leaving the other paralysed for life.
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