From coronations to threats of assassinations, to coups and abdications, imperial dynasties have survived it all. Each generation leaves their mark as either a pawn or political powerhouse. This episode explores royal dynasties who have inspired or divided their constituents as absolute monarchies, or have echoed or defied the will of the government as constitutional monarchies. House of Saud tread the line between tradition and modernisation. House of Windsor embraced modernisation to remain connected with their constituents. The Imperial House of Japan survived defeat in World War II, but stands on the brink of oblivion without government intervention.
One minute cannabis is the drug that's going to save the world. The next it's branded as a leading cause of mental health issues. So what's the truth behind the headlines?
Examine the battle performance of China's Air Force. Why did Madame Chiang invite Chennault to be an air advisor? How did Chennault come to China and lend a hand to China's Air Force for training and guidance in the battle against Japan? What was the situation when AVG was founded?
A brother and sister are both longing to find each other but both too scared to make the first move. The eldest searcher yet, an 83-year-old mother, is desperate to find her missing daughter before it's too late.
The series kicks off by dedicating a full episode to an incredible story that previously hit the headlines, following one woman's search into her past that reveals layers of family that she never knew existed.
Examines how the fast food giants grew from humble origins to become two of the most recognisable brands in the world.
Luke's penultimate stop of his train journey is Hanoi, the second largest city of Vietnam located on the Red River. There is one dish Luke always has when he visits Hanoi and that's bun cha.
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.
Two women are suspected of trying to hide something when their stories don't add up. A British traveller has a sudden case of amnesia, which could see him sent home. And some cheap wooden crates could be worth up to $8 million.
The journey to every wedding day brings tears and tension, chaos and compromise. But what happens when two people from vastly different religions and cultures, go down the aisle?
Find out how babies step out into the world to become independent human beings. Discover how new experiences and increasing interaction begin to shape our development.
Jane says "G'day" to Australia and New Zealand. She begins her adventures in Sydney, and experiences the highlights on an open top bus tour. Next stop is a back-stage pass to the world-famous Sydney Opera House, where she finds herself centre stage.
For one summer, the Irwin family give up their modern lives and travel back in time to experience 50 years of Black British history, discovering how post-war Caribbean immigration transformed the way we all live.The Irwin family leave the 60s behind and enter the 70s and go on to discover how a new generation of Black Britons forged their way through the next three decades of British history. The family are guided by presenter Giles Coren and social historian Emma Dabiri who introduce them to the first house they will own and the events of the time. In 1976 the family bat an over with cricketing legend Sir Clive Lloyd and learn about the famous cricket tour in which Sir Clive led West Indies to victory. Moving forward to the 1980s, the Irwins reflect on the Brixton Riots, Lovers Rock' star Janet Kay brings a gift to the Irwin's home and the family join her in a sing-along. To see out the decade, daughters Breanne and Tiana invite their friends along to experience a typical party in 1989 style with DJ and producer Jazzie B. Finally, the family experience the Notting Hill Carnival in 1999 as they reflect on what they have learnt from their time-travelling experience.
Luke visits Hue, famous for its royal heritage, ancient imperial architecture, and rich royal cuisine that inspires Luke. He also visits Con Hen Village, where they specialise in the technique of swirling and de-shelling baby clams, a skill that goes back hundreds of years.
Discover when babies develop the emotional bonds that will shape them forever, the truth about a newborn cry, and how babies develop empathy much earlier than we thought.
Jane ends her time aboard the Sun Princess with a gourmet evening, joining other passengers for an elegant and very boozy chef's dinner. Then, she continues her adventures on land, exploring the northern territories. First stop is Cable Beach for a sunset camel ride. Darwin is next, where she encounters some enormous crocodiles. Jane then heads west to Cairns, catching a boat out to the Great Barrier Reef to explore the natural wonder on an underwater scooter. She then rounds off her Aussie adventure in the city of Melbourne. Alternative title: Cruising Down Under.
Discover how our early experiences shape our personalities and biases, and how our modern touchscreen obsession affects a baby's physical development.
For one summer, the Irwin family give up their modern lives and travel back in time to experience 50 years of Black British history, discovering how post-war Caribbean immigration transformed the way we all live. Starting in 1948 - the year the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury and discharged its passengers - episode one sees the Irwin family travel through the 50s and 60s to discover what life was like for arrivals coming to Britain as part of the Windrush generation. The family are guided by presenter Giles Coren and social historian Emma Dabiri who introduce them to their new homes as well as the events of the time. Along the way the family experience the food, work and entertainment of first generation West Indian immigrants making their lives in Brixton. In 1959 the whole family get a lesson in 1950's steel pan from EastEnders star Rudolph Walker and, in 1962, Dad Weininger gets some fashion tips from 60s singer Kenny Lynch. In1966 Mum Janice embraces her role as a nurse at a time when the NHS recruited directly in the West Indies for staff. As the family's living situation improves over the years they decide to see the 60s out with a Blues Party.
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