Using just a tiny fraction of the vast and often forgotten heritage of 8mm home movies, this 13-part documentary series is a private record of Australia. Each five-minute episode uses the home movie footage of an individual or family to tell the small stories that fill in the gaps of our formal history. Colourful, intimate, detailed, and occasionally out of focus, Homemade History celebrates amateur filmmakers and their remarkable library of memories.
This series explores what exists out there in the world of sex. Two young women and one young man move into an apartment together for eight weeks, on a mission to learn, discover and experience what the sexual world has to offer. Each week, the threesome is introduced to a new topic, each with three individual challenges.
If the medieval dead could speak, what would they tell us? They would recount extraordinary tales of pagan rituals, plague, and the cruel land in which ordinary folk struggled just to stay alive.
Today's technology lets us study the cosmos as never before. The universe is full of billions of stars, planets and moons. In all this vastness, could we really be alone?
The story of one life, told through the lives of people from all over the country, all named John Smith.
Stefan challenges BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood and Chris Hollins to make rival multi-coloured ice lollies, but whose will go in the basket and whose will go in the bin?
Examines child development issues presenting successful community-based primary healthcare and educational initiatives that have an emphasis on prevention and health promotion in areas of need.
In the 1990s, a loose-knit group of American artists and creators, many just out of their teens, began their careers. Influenced by the popular underground youth subcultures of the day, artists like Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Harmony Korine, and Ed Templeton began to create art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Many had no formal training and almost no conception of the inner workings of the art world, learning their craft through practice, trial and error, and good old-fashioned innovation.
This series reveals true stories of medieval life by examining the skeletal remains that lie buried below the earth's surface. Combining atmospheric dramatic reconstructions of gripping stories with archaeological science, Medieval Dead takes viewers deeper into the medieval world than ever before.
Historian and former tank commander Mark Urban tells the story of six remarkable men from the Fifth Royal Tank Regiment who fought on the frontline in World War Two. Their involvement in the war spanned the humiliating defeat at Dunkirk, victory in the deserts of North Africa and finally saw resentment and revolt before D-Day.
Part two of The Blues, under the guiding hand of film director Wim Wenders, artists - Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J. B. Lenoir - is a film that is part history and part personal pilgrimage.
Energy prices have doubled in the past five years and will double again in the next five. And now the battle to control energy supplies, and the consequences of burning it, are affecting things on a global scale. As one of the world's highest per capita energy users and biggest exporters of fossil fuels, Australia is bound to be deeply affected by the changes coming down the energy pipeline. How will we cope? Where will it all end? What are Australia's options?
The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, Yangshuo lies on the Li River. Local farmers access the markets via the river.
In this film, we explore the devastating impact that war has had on our troops through the story of a single Platoon that suffered one of the worst IED incidents of the Afghanistan war. It is an intimate portrait of the lives of young soldiers, as they come to terms with the mental and physical scars of war and try to rebuild their lives.
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war. This is a film about growing up, an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars and the families and town they come from.
The first program explores the story of the discovery that all life on Earth is made of cells. It was a shocking revelation that overturned centuries of scientific and religious dogma. However, it began not with a scientist but with a Dutch linen merchant, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. Adam travels to van Leeuwenhoek's home town of Delft to discover how he revealed a hidden kingdom invisible to the naked eye, teeming with bizarre creatures he called animalcules.
Nearing the end of the trip, Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach fly to Thailand looking for unique experiences outside of traditional tourist stops.
This journey begins at the southern reaches of Saxony heading toward the historic city of Leipzig. It's then on to Colditz Castle, the infamous World War II prison.