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.
Rowan Atkinson is back as Johnny English, the accident-prone secret agent who must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a Chinese leader and cause global chaos.
Robin of Loxley, is a handsome medieval knight who comes home early from the Crusades to defend England against a hostile takeover. The culprits with their eyes on the throne are the pampered and royally neurotic Prince John and his co-villain, the thoroughly rotten Sheriff of Rottingham. Aided by his band of merry men, Robin wrests power away from the Prince, brings humiliation upon the despicable Sheriff, and finds the keys - to the heart of the fair maid Marian as well as to her Everlast chastity belt.
Frank Martin, a former special ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme fatale, Anna, and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.
This story explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing a screenplay in what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda. This film asks if our most important and transformative experiences can come at any time - even late - in life.
The group arrives in Muskrat Dam, one of several fly-in reserves in Northern Ontario. Most Canadians do not understand why people continue to live in remote places like this one. Their stay will open the group's eyes about why relocating isn't an option for the families whose families have been here for generations. They will also hear about the impact of the legacy of residential schools, including a firsthand story of a man who watched his younger brother be taken away in a plane, before having the same happen to himself.
Deep in the summer heat of Buenos Aires, Marcela is faced with the task of purging the apartment of her recently deceased sister, all while being drawn into an illicit affair with a younger man. Original title: Familia Sumergida. In Spanish.
President Richard Nixon is re-elected in 1972, but attacks from the media and the anti-war movement goad him to take the dark path to the Watergate burglary.
This program celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest. From Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe or Frank Sinatra to Elizabeth Taylor, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them.
Tony and Jim clash over the best way to tackle high-level company tax fraud. Keen to launch a major government report, Rhonda seeks help from a well-known television personality.
Did the first outbreaks occur in China or in the Caspian Sea? Experts still argue. But how did the plague actually spread? After many controversies, it seems that the rat flea was the major carrier of this disease.
At the end of the 1980s, the Soviet army is being universally modernised, observed closely by western military intelligence in East Germany. Weapons-scouts in the field are constantly on duty, as are agents in high command or in intelligence service stations, for instance in the autumn of 1983, as NATO is practising new procedures of nuclear release. Moscow is concerned the exercise could be the beginning of a nuclear first strike. It takes a double agent to clear up this dangerous misunderstanding.
The rainy season has arrived in Borneo, and the only way to keep the orangutans parasite-free is a monthly worming injection.
Jacques Arnault, head of Move for Kids NGO, is planning a high-impact operation: he and his team are going to exfiltrate 300 orphan victims of the Chadian civil war and bring them to French adoption applicants. Completely immersed in the brutal reality of a country at war, the NGO members start losing their convictions and are faced with the limits of humanitarian intervention. Original title: Les Chevaliers Blancs. In French.
An aspiring US senator glimpses the future planned for him by the powerful Adjustment Bureau and chooses to fight for his own destiny and to be with the only woman he's ever loved.
The pilgrims are on the 10th day of their journey, with 65km still to go before they reach Rome. Today's route takes them through an isolated and overgrown wood, which is a total revelation to Mehreen, who has never experienced anything quite like it before. The group arrive in Sutri, a medieval town with an even older history. They visit a magnificent Roman amphitheatre, and the pilgrims don't hesitate to take centre stage. Lesley auditions for producer' Les, fittingly with a piece from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, while Maximus Gregorius (aka Greg) is challenged to a gladiatorial tussle by Brendan.
As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since. But 27 years on, Ted proves to be a liability in John's life.
Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb, and Rob Bell examine the Great Fire of London, which swept through the city in September 1666, and the rebuilding process that took place in the years afterwards, accelerated by the Industrial Revolution. Suzannah also investigates how London's West End became the playground of the wealthy elite, and established itself as the best-known shopping district in the world.
During the Cold War, tensions between East and West mount alarmingly. In consequence, western intelligence services shift their focus on East Germany as the Warsaw Pact's major deployment zone. Nowhere else did western services get as close to Soviet military equipment. Their prime targets are missiles, nuclear depots and airbases. At the same time, the KGB, as well as Soviet military intelligence, were sending their spies to reconnoitre NATO forces in the West. The game of spies was in full swing.
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