The Tower can have as many as 15,000 visitors a day. But once opening hours are over, they all have to leave. The Yeoman Warders are skilled in the art of departure, emptying the Tower of tourists as quickly, politely and efficiently as possible. Everyone joins, from Chief Yeoman Warder Pete McGowran, to Merlina, the Tower's oldest raven. Once the Tower is closed to the public, its atmosphere completely changes. Yeoman Warder Chris Clawson shows us what the thousand-year-old building is like after dark, and Ravenmaster Chris Skaife puts his cherished birds to bed.
Cast in the 2016 Democratic primary as a product of the establishment, this episode examines Hillary Clinton's debut on the national stage during the '90s and her provocative, transformative turn as first lady of the United States.
Meryl Streep was born on June 22, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey. Streep is an award-winning actress who is widely considered someone who can portray almost anyone. Her talents run the gamut from starring in hit comedies, musicals, and historical dramas.
Ellis Treleaven always believed she had been born in Amsterdam towards the end of World War II. Shocked to discover she had actually been born in a Nazi concentration camp and ghetto, she traces her mother's path through the Holocaust, to uncover the secrets surrounding her birth.
Adman and adventurer Todd Sampson shares the pivotal moments that have shaped his life, taking him from small town Canada to advertising success and beyond.
Bettany arrives in Luxor, where the Pharaohs are buried in the Valley of the Kings. Over the hill, the domestic rubbish in the Workers' Village gives historians insight into ancient Egyptian life.
Michael Buerk discovers how the Victorians took on the world of exploration and adventure, and brought it home to Britain for everyone to share. His voyage of discovery begins at the Natural History Museum, where Michael comes face-to-face with a dinosaur who changed the course of history.
1995 is a pivotal year that sees Rupert Murdoch presiding over two important dilemmas: who he wants to be Britain's next prime minister and which of his children he wants to take over his business.
An icon of the Chinese Empire and modern China's greatest tourist attraction: Beijing's Forbidden City, the seat of two great dynasties and 24 Emperors, of hundreds of thousands of eunuchs, concubines and officials. Once the centre of the world, the Forbidden City bore witness to the magnificent display of imperial power, grandiose triumphs and ultimately to humiliating demise. ZDF's docudrama "China's forbidden city" reveals the master-plan behind the biggest palace complex in the world and explains its fascinating political universe: How was this city built, how did it work? What really went on behind its impenetrable walls? How did it slip out of control, and who was responsible for its decline? As the Beijing Olympics approach, the Forbidden City will once more become the centre of the world. This high-end docudrama will be the definitive account of the 600-year history of this magic place.
The Tower of London is the nation's most famous safe. For centuries it's been home to the Crown Jewels, the symbol of royal sovereignty. Even today the Crown Jewels are so important Queen Elizabeth II cannot open Parliament unless they are present, but the royal regalia hasn't always been so well looked after.
To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts. This series celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest. From Marlon Brando to Elizabeth Taylor, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.
As Hillary Clinton launches her 2016 bid for the presidency, she tells the story of her first political transformation from a young suburban Republican to the iconoclastic First Lady of Arkansas.
Colin Kaepernick sacrificed his career by taking a stand against social injustice and in doing so, two of the most emblematic American values collided: freedom of speech and patriotism.
Retired larrikin priest, Fr Bob Maguire, emerged from his own troubled childhood to dedicate his life to helping society's most vulnerable. How will Anh capture his sense of humour and compassion?
Bettany visits a vast desert catacomb where tens of thousands of mummified animals were once left as an offering, before exploring the longest tomb discovered and visiting the amazing Dendera temple.
Michael discovers how Britain's first Super Sewer cleaned up the capital and inspired a fresh water revolution that would change the lives of millions of Victorians.
Cathy Freeman reflects on the importance of her Indigenous identity in her athletics career, and reactions to her decision to celebrate her 1994 Commonwealth Games gold medal win by carrying both the Aboriginal and Australian flags. Discussion questions: Why was carrying the Aboriginal flag as part of Freeman's celebration controversial at the time? How were reactions to Adam Goodes' "war dance" celebration similar or different?
Welcome to a world of secret graves, mysterious death ships, newly discovered skeletons, missing fortresses, and lost Long Ships. In this series, leading archaeologist Tim Sutherland travels to Scandinavia, Estonia, Britain and beyond to get new insights into the world of those they called the North Men - The Vikings. What can analysis of unearthed Viking skeletons reveal? What is the truth about the infamous raids on places such as the Holy Island of Lindesfarne? What can we discover about the Viking way of life and death? What can we learn from recently discovered weapons, artefacts and long-buried Long Ships? With the help of specially filmed reconstructions and recreations and new graphic illustrations, Tim's travels see him meet a host of experts and historians, who guide him through the latest findings and theories and explain just how the Viking world continues to give up its secrets.
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