This five-part series is the story of humanity, told through the greatest questions we've ever asked. Professor Brian Cox: asks where are we in the Universe? What is our destiny and that of our planet? How did the human brain arise and why did we develop consciousness? Will our search for alien life be successful, or are we alone? The answers revealed in this landmark series offer an original new perspective on human life, combining dramatic specialist photography with innovative CGI all set in spectacular locations across the world as we explore the ultimate wonder of the universe - us.
Come on the ultimate cosmic journey from Planet Earth to the edge of the Universe.
...How vegetables can help you work out the size of the planets AND how a balloon and foil makes a perfect black hole, PLUS a bottle, pvc pipe and inner tube are transformed into a stomp rocket that takes to the skies.
In Indonesia, the tobacco industry is virtually unregulated. Over two-thirds of all men are smokers and it's commonplace for children as young as six to take up the habit. Investigating this phenomenon in Malang, VICE visits a clinic that promises cures to a plethora of modern ailments through tobacco and smoking. Heroin is the most addictive drug on earth, and some people will do anything to kick the habit. Enter Ibogaine, a drug made out of the African iboga root, whose intense, hallucinogenic properties make it a Type-A felony drug. But many swear it's the most effective way to kick heroin addiction, especially when combined with a ritual that involves face paint and chanting.
This episode is an Anzac special where we commemorate the lives of those who have served and died in war and on operational service.
Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned wordsmith and host of this series, Stephen Fry, is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature.
In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a sun-centric universe. A plaque was put aboard the unmanned Pioneer space probe in 1972 to communicate fundamental facts about Earth and its inhabitants to life on other planets. How did a single diagram fit everything in?
We're sweating it out, feeling the burn and sniffing the smell of success in today's show about Olympic Sports! Nat's tagging along to an ice hockey camp and Duane's checking out water polo.
Get the scoop on Australia's best playground, the inside story on mountain biking and hockey, and an exclusive with an unusual bat.
Over one year at a central Victorian primary school a group of typical, but also amazing, 10-12 year olds met in a once weekly class to discuss issues concerning their relationships both at school and at home. And Cath South and Stewart Carter filmed this process. The resulting film Kids' Business is a moving account of the kids' struggles over that year.
We're taking it to the top of the food chain on today's Totally Wild because Duane's getting up close to some top order predators! Nat's also checking out the art of candle making!
Post War Australia rebuilds and re-brands. For the first time in decades, a generation is free from economic depression and conflict. The result? Rebellion sweeps the suburbs and the beaches. Rock'n'roll rebel Desmond Duke takes on the Queensland cops; surfer Midget Farrelly the Surf Life Saving establishment and the best surfers in the world. They are among the leaders of the baby boomers' transformation of the nation. John Singleton confronts cultural cringe head on and celebrates the Larrikin - to great effect and profit. For the first time, all Australia embraces Indigenous heroes like Evonne Goolagong. And a force of nature shakes Australia to its core - but inspires Dr Ella Stack to begin a transformation of how will live on the apocalyptic continent.
In the 1780s France was the richest nation on Earth. It also boasted an exploding national debt and an increasingly restless middle class. On July 14, 1789, a ragtag mob of Parisians stormed the fortress of the Bastille to seize the King's arms and ammunition. This set loose a decade of revolutionary ideals and a murderous cycle of carnage - the French Revolution, that would shake the very foundations of monarchy, destroy the last vestiges of feudalism, plant the seeds for modern politics, diplomacy and nationalism - and plunge an entire continent into endless warfare for a generation to come.
Pompeii: one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history. We know how its victims died, but this film sets out to answer another question - how did they live? Gleaning evidence from an extraordinary find, Cambridge professor and Pompeii expert Mary Beard provides new insight into the lives of the people who lived in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius before its cataclysmic eruption. Using the latest forensic techniques it is now possible to determine what those who perished in the disaster ate and drank, where they came from, what diseases they suffered, how rich they were and, perhaps even more astonishingly, the details of their sex lives. Mary takes us on journey from the cellar to a small ancient town which nevertheless boasted more than 50 fast food joints, dozens of rowdy bars, a 200-foot-long swimming pool and even its own brothel. The film opens the lid on this most famous of ancient towns to reveal Pompeii as it's never been seen before.