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Filmed over two years and across three continents, this film follows Ronni Kahn's crusade against the global food waste scandal.

Filmed over two years and across three continents, this film follows Ronni Kahn's crusade against the global food waste scandal.

An extreme mission to the unexplored volcanoes of one of the world's most dangerous areas. Can the team uncover secrets that could save countless lives? Towering above the ...

An extreme mission to the unexplored volcanoes of one of the world's most dangerous areas. Can the team uncover secrets that could save countless lives? Towering above the hostile border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda are the Virunga Mountains, home to some of the least explored volcanoes in the world. Continuous wars and devastating natural disasters have made these volcanoes impossible to reach. Now a team of brave scientists and mountaineers are on a mission to study one of the world's most dangerous areas.

The team pass lava-destroyed cities to reach the summit of the temperamental Nyiragongo volcano. Here they spend three days facing extreme temperatures and bubbling lava while ...

The team pass lava-destroyed cities to reach the summit of the temperamental Nyiragongo volcano. Here they spend three days facing extreme temperatures and bubbling lava while living inside the crater, potentially answering geology's biggest questions: What drives the movement of tectonic plates? Can the team find a way to predict when the volcano will erupt?

Once Hitler seizes power, he transforms his Alpine retreat in Bavaria into a vast mansion called the Berghof. The area becomes a magnet for the most powerful Nazis and ...

Once Hitler seizes power, he transforms his Alpine retreat in Bavaria into a vast mansion called the Berghof. The area becomes a magnet for the most powerful Nazis and Hitler's Berghof a show piece for the Reich.

Tom speaks to respected journalists, battles a conservative podcaster, and sends one of his producers overseas to track down the truth.

Tom speaks to respected journalists, battles a conservative podcaster, and sends one of his producers overseas to track down the truth.

Germany is on the rise and Hitler has plans for world domination. He sees the battleship as the ultimate status symbol for his new Third Reich, and orders two vessels to be ...

Germany is on the rise and Hitler has plans for world domination. He sees the battleship as the ultimate status symbol for his new Third Reich, and orders two vessels to be constructed that are bigger, more powerful, and more heavily armoured than anything else at sea. But the British will stop at nothing until Hitlers new mega-weapons are destroyed.

As European countries fall like dominoes to the all-conquering German armies, Hitler becomes convinced of his own military genius. He plans to invade Russia and orders the ...

As European countries fall like dominoes to the all-conquering German armies, Hitler becomes convinced of his own military genius. He plans to invade Russia and orders the construction of a huge, heavily protected command complex of bunkers and buildings named the Wolfs Lair. But as he isolates himself in his concrete city, the war begins to slip from his grasp, and a conspiracy is hatched to make the secret base his tomb.

Tony Robinson of Time Team fame, takes us on a journey through time and places across Australia, offering a revealing, unique perspective on Australian society and history. ...

Tony Robinson of Time Team fame, takes us on a journey through time and places across Australia, offering a revealing, unique perspective on Australian society and history. Alternative title: Tony Robinson Down Under.

Nazi Megastructures returns with a third series that uncovers the hidden remains of some of Hitler's most ambitious projects, telling the stories of the engineers that built ...

Nazi Megastructures returns with a third series that uncovers the hidden remains of some of Hitler's most ambitious projects, telling the stories of the engineers that built them and revealing how these structures changed warfare forever. In June 1940, the Nazis set foot on British soil. The Channel Islands, a British territory since the 11th century is now under German occupation. Hitler becomes obsessed with keeping control of this small corner of Britain and orders the construction of some of the most fortified structures in the Third Reich.

An exploration of the stories behind the resistance groups that formed to fight the Third Reich during World War II. These took many practical forms. Guerrilla forces of all ...

An exploration of the stories behind the resistance groups that formed to fight the Third Reich during World War II. These took many practical forms. Guerrilla forces of all sizes fought military actions against Axis troops; clandestine civilian organisations performed acts of sabotage or espionage; religious groups led acts of civil disruption and protest and underground presses spread prohibited ideas and information. Who were the men and women who made up the resistance movements?

In Norfolk, newly unearthed flint tools push the earliest human occupation back by 200,000 years, to around 1 million years ago. In Orkney, an early farm yields glimpses of ...

In Norfolk, newly unearthed flint tools push the earliest human occupation back by 200,000 years, to around 1 million years ago. In Orkney, an early farm yields glimpses of our ancestors' earliest religious beliefs and customs - cattle skulls buried within building walls, and tiny household goddesses. In Devon, we find one of the oldest known shipwrecks. And a bronze age burial holds a mystery, and touching evidence of grief echoing down over 2000 years. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

From Super Mario Karts to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider to Grand Auto Theft, video games have come a long way since their humble beginning in the early 1970s. In an industry which ...

From Super Mario Karts to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider to Grand Auto Theft, video games have come a long way since their humble beginning in the early 1970s. In an industry which is worth nearly $100 billion, what is it about video games which have been so captivating and consuming? This feature documentary explores the history of video games; from its technology origins, to the birth of the arcade games - from Pong to Pac-Man to Doom - this feature documentary chronicles the remarkable story of the fastest evolving new media of all time.

Weaving together dozens of amateur and professional sources, the full story of the most violent month of tornadoes on record in which hundreds were killed, is revealed by ...

Weaving together dozens of amateur and professional sources, the full story of the most violent month of tornadoes on record in which hundreds were killed, is revealed by those who lived through it.

The nine-week intervention program begins. But the three experts dedicate two weeks just to assessing the five kids suspected of having ADHD. Making a correct diagnosis is ...

The nine-week intervention program begins. But the three experts dedicate two weeks just to assessing the five kids suspected of having ADHD. Making a correct diagnosis is critical - many of these kids have been misdiagnosed in the past.

How did a French prophet living in 16th century France predict so many modern day disasters? From the tragic events of 9/11, to recent tsunamis in the Pacific, to the Ebola ...

How did a French prophet living in 16th century France predict so many modern day disasters? From the tragic events of 9/11, to recent tsunamis in the Pacific, to the Ebola outbreak in 2014 - how could one man see so far into the future so accurately? It's because he had a secret - and now, we know what it was. Explore Nostradamus in a whole new light. New, innovative analysis gives us the chance to finally crack his cryptic code. The emerging truth is that Nostradamus may indeed have possessed a special gift that made his predictions so accurate, but it's a gift we may all be able to tap into. And, of course the question is, if he was right about so many things in the past, what does the future have in store?

Throughout human history, architecture has served to showcase power, express meaning and keep secrets. Now, thousands of years later, modern scientists are working to uncover ...

Throughout human history, architecture has served to showcase power, express meaning and keep secrets. Now, thousands of years later, modern scientists are working to uncover the truth behind these mysterious structures.

This pioneering series unearths the amazing stories and thrilling treasures hidden just below Britain's surface. Everywhere you stand on this small but significant island, ...

This pioneering series unearths the amazing stories and thrilling treasures hidden just below Britain's surface. Everywhere you stand on this small but significant island, there are worlds beneath your feet, and every year hundreds of excavations bring more of them to light. Ambitious, bold and multi-layered, Digging for Britain follows the lead of the experts, cross-referencing one discovery against another, using new information to illuminate existing collections and building a fascinating picture of life in bygone eras. Professor Alice Roberts follows a year of British archaeology, joining up the results of digs and investigations the length of the country. The results of these digs are astonishing, and sometimes disturbing. Roman finds include the mystery of 97 babies murdered by the Thames, a fabulous Roman coin hoard found in Somerset, and a man buried on a layer of dead animals. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Jamie meets a real Freemason in a Lodge in London and gets a rare glimpse of what actually goes on behind closed doors. He discovers the astonishing truth that the Freemasons ...

Jamie meets a real Freemason in a Lodge in London and gets a rare glimpse of what actually goes on behind closed doors. He discovers the astonishing truth that the Freemasons have indeed been shaping our society for centuries and examines the claim that they may have been responsible for democracy itself.

As the 1960s began, a generation was growing to adulthood which had known only the cold war. In those early years of the 1960s there was an idealistic hope. John F Kennedy had ...

As the 1960s began, a generation was growing to adulthood which had known only the cold war. In those early years of the 1960s there was an idealistic hope. John F Kennedy had been elected as president and he talked of the torch being passed to a new generation. There were hopes that he would break the cold war deadlock and bring an end to the conflict. These hopes were dashed when he engaged in a stand-off with Nikita Khrushchev over Russian nuclear bases being built in Cuba. Kennedy was not the kind of man to back down and a tense few days ensued with the world waiting to see who would give in first. In the end, both sides gave a little; Russian returned its missiles to the Soviet Union and the US removed their missiles from Turkey. But the damage had been done and by the end of the decade both leaders would be gone; one deposed by his own parliament and the other killed by a sniper's bullet. The end of the decade was a dark time for peace. The nuclear club grew with the explosion of Chinese and French nuclear weapons, and conflicts in far away places like Egypt, Israel and Vietnam led the American people to question their country's involvement in wars that were happening in places that they had never seen and didn't care about.

The story of the mistakes and miscalculations made by both the British and German armies as they fought for control of Crete in 1941.

The story of the mistakes and miscalculations made by both the British and German armies as they fought for control of Crete in 1941.

The Polish people were among the first to feel the full heart-stopping force of the German Wermacht. This is the story of the ways in which they fought back, including the ...

The Polish people were among the first to feel the full heart-stopping force of the German Wermacht. This is the story of the ways in which they fought back, including the Ghetto Uprising of 1943.

Ancient Greece - the cradle of modern Europe. Around 3000 years ago, the cultural foundations of western civilisation were laid, on the shores of the Mediterranean. It's the ...

Ancient Greece - the cradle of modern Europe. Around 3000 years ago, the cultural foundations of western civilisation were laid, on the shores of the Mediterranean. It's the birthplace of democracy, where great thinkers forged the beginnings of scientific reasoning, where theatre was turned into mass entertainment, and where the Olympic Games began. Imaginative animation, stunning visuals and an entertaining narrative combine in an extraordinary exploration of Greece and the rise of an ancient super power that would leave a permanent mark on western society.

In 1966, the photographer Philip Jones Griffiths first visited Vietnam. It was an experience that would profoundly shape his career and legacy, as well as the world's ...

In 1966, the photographer Philip Jones Griffiths first visited Vietnam. It was an experience that would profoundly shape his career and legacy, as well as the world's understanding of the humanitarian cost of war. Griffiths captured incredible images of the victims of war and his 1971 photo journal, Vietnam Inc, transformed forever our understanding of this terrible conflict. This beautifully shot documentary gives fascinating insight into the life and legacy of a man who was a true humanitarian and whose pictures are classics of photojournalism, as powerful today as the day they were taken.

Seventy years ago, British India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan. The repercussions of that event last till this day. Through the modern day victims of ...

Seventy years ago, British India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan. The repercussions of that event last till this day. Through the modern day victims of partition, we explore its legacy.

The escalation of the Cold War meant that the whole world began to take sides. Rather like children attaching themselves to gangs in the schoolyard, the two superpowers ...

The escalation of the Cold War meant that the whole world began to take sides. Rather like children attaching themselves to gangs in the schoolyard, the two superpowers gathered teams of allies, supporters, henchmen and followers. The world became a giant chessboard, with nations as squares of the board to be captured. As the cold war became a way of life, technology moved fast to keep up the pace. The launch of the American U2 spy plane and the Russian satellite Sputnik brought about a new chapter in the cold war story; now both sides could see what the other was up to. While the US was concentrating on the threat in Europe, it nearly missed the threat appearing in its own backyard. A revolution, supported by Russia, had overthrown the ruling dictator and replaced him with the legendary Fidel Castro. This period in the Cold War's history is one of significant events and great change. The Berlin Wall appeared overnight and made East Berlin a prison, and two new players joined the game, determined not to concede any points to the other side. Nikita Khrushchev and John F Kennedy would come to symbolise a period of the Cold War where the whole world would truly have to hold its breath.

The Flying Boomerangs tour provides a cultural experience for these young Indigenous Australian rules players as they merge with local Indigenous communities in South Africa ...

The Flying Boomerangs tour provides a cultural experience for these young Indigenous Australian rules players as they merge with local Indigenous communities in South Africa and show their skills on the park.

After the German invasion of 1940, the Norwegian government fled to London, leaving the country in the hands of the collaborator Quisling. But there were many willing people ...

After the German invasion of 1940, the Norwegian government fled to London, leaving the country in the hands of the collaborator Quisling. But there were many willing people to fight back.

On the afternoon of April 29, 1992, the powder keg that was the city of Los Angeles, exploded. A jury in the all-white community of Simi Valley had just found four white LAPD ...

On the afternoon of April 29, 1992, the powder keg that was the city of Los Angeles, exploded. A jury in the all-white community of Simi Valley had just found four white LAPD officers not guilty in the brutal, videotaped beating of an African American taxi driver named Rodney King. Roiling resentment against the police, which under Chief Daryl Gates had an "us against them" mentality, turned the City of Angeles into a war zone. In South Central, motorists were pulled from their vehicles and beaten. Television viewers saw one white man, Reginald Denny, pulled from his tractor trailer, beaten to a pulp and then witnessed a rioter slam a huge cinder block into the Denny's head while he lay helpless on the ground. The LA riots had begun. For six days the city was under siege, taken over mostly by thugs who used the King verdict as an excuse to run rampant. Stores were looted. Korean shop owners armed themselves and shot anyone who tried to storm their stores. Hundreds of fires burned for days, making LA resemble the oil fields of Iraq when Saddam Hussein's fleeing troops set alight oil wells in the desert. Police abandoned entire neighbourhoods, instead trying to protect upscale enclaves like West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Daryl Gates said during a press conference "Let it burn". Long standing scores between gangs, neighbours and anyone with a grudge were violently settled.

From the ruins of world war the battle lines of the cold war had emerged. Old wartime alliances had dissolved and friends and enemies had changed place. The weapons of war had ...

From the ruins of world war the battle lines of the cold war had emerged. Old wartime alliances had dissolved and friends and enemies had changed place. The weapons of war had also changed; the building of nuclear weapons had changed the rules and each side now raced to develop their own nuclear capabilities. The US had been first but when Russia detonated its own nuclear bomb in 1949 the impetus to build ever more destructive weapons accelerated. In Episode Three of the series we examine how the rise of Communism in countries all over the globe made the cold war not just a fight for land but a fight for the minds of the people of the world. As China becomes a communist regime the US begins to fear the spread of these new politics with an almost maniacal ferocity. As always throughout history, the tide of change brings fear and suspicion and US Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his witch-hunts and suspected spies are caught and executed. The cold war was a game where each side knew the limits but as a new decade dawned there appeared to be no chance of the cold war thawing out any time soon.

Four kings from the House of Stuart sat on the English throne from 1603 to 1688. It was a time of great religious struggle and political instability. The Gunpowder Plot nearly ...

Four kings from the House of Stuart sat on the English throne from 1603 to 1688. It was a time of great religious struggle and political instability. The Gunpowder Plot nearly wiped out King James I. The Thirty Years War broke out on the continent. London was ravaged by the plague and the Great Fire of London. A civil war erupted which led to the public beheading of King Charles I and the birth of a commonwealth headed by Oliver Cromwell. Throughout this series we look at the reign of the Stuarts through the powerful Wynn family at Gwydir Castle in North Wales; one of the best preserved time capsules from that era. The story of the Wynn family reflects the turbulent history of this Stuart era. They had close connections with this new royal house and their status would rise and fall with the successes and failures of Stuart rule.

Hugh is surprised to learn bottles of fruit juice and smoothies can contain as much sugar as a can of fizzy pop. He is also confused that the labels on the bottles seem to ...

Hugh is surprised to learn bottles of fruit juice and smoothies can contain as much sugar as a can of fizzy pop. He is also confused that the labels on the bottles seem to suggest that anything up to 330ml is a single portion size, when, in fact, the government recommends not drinking any more than 150ml of juice or smoothie a day. Hugh also turns the spotlight on our most popular high street restaurant chains, because children are eating out twice as much as they did in the 1970s. He challenges the restaurants to reduce the amount of sugar in their puddings, to put calorie information on their children's menus, and to stop selling bottomless fizzy drinks. Meanwhile, up in Newcastle, it is six months since Hugh launched his attempt to change the eating habits of a whole city. It has gotten off to a slow start, but after staging a big exercise event on High Street, and with Ross Noble's help on social media, it soon starts to take off.

Historian and curator Lucy Worsley and Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman, take to the floor to reveal the untold story of British dance. This three part series offers a ...

Historian and curator Lucy Worsley and Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman, take to the floor to reveal the untold story of British dance. This three part series offers a fascinating insight into British society, exploring how the nation's love of dance has always been more than just mastering the moves and feeling the rhythm. It's about sex and seduction, power and politics, economics and of course, romance. They explore how dancing went from being frowned upon as dangerous and debauched in the 17th century to being celebrated as an essential social skill in the 18th century.

Swapping a potentially easy life of retirement for a third voyage around the Pacific, the relationship between Captain and crew is severely tested as Cook leads his men on an ...

Swapping a potentially easy life of retirement for a third voyage around the Pacific, the relationship between Captain and crew is severely tested as Cook leads his men on an expedition that if successful would dwarf everything he had so far achieved - discover and navigate the Northwest Passage. Sam Neill continues to follow the path of the Resolution, again via through New Zealand and Tonga onto Canada and Alaska, experiencing the Pacific as never before.

For years, Tom Carroll was known as one of Australia's greatest sportsmen, but until a recent exhibition, few knew that at the same time, he and his camera were also capturing ...

For years, Tom Carroll was known as one of Australia's greatest sportsmen, but until a recent exhibition, few knew that at the same time, he and his camera were also capturing the rise of surfing and it's edgy culture.

The story of the cold war proves that an individual can leave his or her mark on history. It is certain that the personalities of the leaders of America and the Soviet Union ...

The story of the cold war proves that an individual can leave his or her mark on history. It is certain that the personalities of the leaders of America and the Soviet Union in those first post war years shaped history and plotted the path of world events. The second episode of this series examines how America solidified its position as a new superpower and how the Soviet Union, under the iron fist of Stalin, continued to spread the word of communism. Britain, exhausted by world war and lacking in resources, began to break up her Empire. Britain gradually reduced its position on the world stage and America stepped in to fill the void. At the same time the relationship that had developed between Russia and the US during the final stages of World War II slowly began to disintegrate as both sides grew to see the other as a threat to their respective ideals.

Could a series of giant standing stones constructed some 12,000 years ago in Turkey represent the beginnings of the first civilised society and the birth of religion?

Could a series of giant standing stones constructed some 12,000 years ago in Turkey represent the beginnings of the first civilised society and the birth of religion?

An exploration of the stories behind the resistance groups that formed to fight the Third Reich during World War II. These took many practical forms. Guerrilla forces of all ...

An exploration of the stories behind the resistance groups that formed to fight the Third Reich during World War II. These took many practical forms. Guerrilla forces of all sizes fought military actions against Axis troops; clandestine civilian organisations performed acts of sabotage or espionage; religious groups led acts of civil disruption and protest and underground presses spread prohibited ideas and information. Who were the men and women who made up the resistance movements?

Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments.

Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments.

More than 600km long, Hitler's Siegfried Line was one of the greatest fortifications in warfare history. The campaign to breach it took more than six months and cost 140,000 ...

More than 600km long, Hitler's Siegfried Line was one of the greatest fortifications in warfare history. The campaign to breach it took more than six months and cost 140,000 American casualties.

The Cold War lies at the very heart of the story of the 20th century. This conflict reduced the world into the simplest of divisions - us versus them. But it was, to coin a ...

The Cold War lies at the very heart of the story of the 20th century. This conflict reduced the world into the simplest of divisions - us versus them. But it was, to coin a phrase, a looking glass world. To cross to the other side was to see the same threats and evils somehow back to front and upside down. In both East and West the cold war world was a place where the man next door could be a spy, an informer; a place where hysteria and suspicion could be enough to prove guilt. In this six part series we examine the origins of this conflict and take a closer look at what motivated each side. In this first episode we focus on the early part of the 20th century and see how revolution in Russia and the aftermath of two world wars led to divisions and alliances between the worlds most influential governments. How were the seeds of the cold war conflict sown, and is there any truth to the view that the cold war was a threat created by governments on all sides to keep their populations in line?

Neil and the team examine creativity and the art of reinvention along Tasmania's northern coast and offshore islands. Neil collects some of the cleanest air in the world in ...

Neil and the team examine creativity and the art of reinvention along Tasmania's northern coast and offshore islands. Neil collects some of the cleanest air in the world in the name of science. On King Island, he examines the worst maritime disaster in the history of Australia before swinging back onto the mainland for a round of golf on a legendary links course. Emma Johnston joins a scientific team on Albatross Island to track the magnificent bird for which the island is named. Alice Garner examines the changing fortunes of industrial Burnie. And Tim Flannery follows in the footsteps of a legendary scientist at Fossil Bluff.

Every nation involved in World War II recognised that maintaining the morale of the population was vital. Everywhere a great effort was made to offer entertainment, diversion ...

Every nation involved in World War II recognised that maintaining the morale of the population was vital. Everywhere a great effort was made to offer entertainment, diversion and often to package it with the reassurance that the cause was just and victory certain. Radio and cinema were the great mass communicators of the day and we see examples of some of the performers and productions that helped to lighten the darkness of living in the shadow of war.

Just how did the cruise missile become the ultimate surgical attack weapon? This film tracks the flight of a Tomahawk cruise missile on an attack mission. At every key stage ...

Just how did the cruise missile become the ultimate surgical attack weapon? This film tracks the flight of a Tomahawk cruise missile on an attack mission. At every key stage of its journey - launch, flight, targeting, impact - we uncover the roots of the technology that make this missile the awe-inspiring weapon it is today.

This is the story of how American went to war - told with only media available at the time, in the last months of 1941. We follow reports on how most Americans want nothing to ...

This is the story of how American went to war - told with only media available at the time, in the last months of 1941. We follow reports on how most Americans want nothing to do with the war raging in Europe, and how the saber rattling by the Japanese in the Pacific was ignored. Despite pleas from military officials in Hawaii that the US Naval Base Pearl Harbor was in danger, no one paid much attention - until the early morning hours of December 7, 1941. Using extremely rare recordings of live coverage of the event, to following the breaking news Stateside, to the impassioned speech of U.S. President Roosevelt proclaiming that moment "a day that will live in infamy," The Pearl Harbor Tapes take viewers into the story of that fateful time in a way never done before in a documentary film - in real time. We have uncovered dozens of little-known archival sources that will contribute to making this one of the defining films of the Japanese attack and its aftermath.

Stories of warfare dominate history. On countless TV channels wars are constantly fought and re-fought. In this series we examine the strategies and decisions of these ...

Stories of warfare dominate history. On countless TV channels wars are constantly fought and re-fought. In this series we examine the strategies and decisions of these battles: the art of war. Warfare is said to have three levels: tactics, operations and strategy. Strategies of war can be traced back as far as the 6th Century BC with the emergence of the Chinese philosopher of war, Sun Tzu. Tzu presented his philosophies as simple universal truths, ideas that would appeal greatly to the leaders of many subsequent conflicts across the globe. For Sun Tzu the ultimate victory came from the war never fought, a victory won by game play and bluff where there were no casualties. In sharp contrast Karl Von Clausewitz, an 18th century military thinker, developed his own theory of war - the idea of absolute war, a conflict with no restraints. The arrival of the industrial age made this concept of total war a realistic prospect. Mass production led to mass armament and mass carnage. The world of science and invention had begun its journey into the dark heart of warfare and it was a journey that would bring into play ways of making war that Clausewitz and Sun Tzu could never have imagined.

They've been called the greatest manuscript discoveries of modern times - but was the unearthing of the 981 fragmented texts 1300 feet below sea level in the caves near the ...

They've been called the greatest manuscript discoveries of modern times - but was the unearthing of the 981 fragmented texts 1300 feet below sea level in the caves near the ancient settlement of Qumran between 1947 and 1956 actually just the beginning of one of one of history's great religious conspiracies? What was written on them? What do they reveal about the time of Jesus? Why did the Catholic Church keep them out of the public eye for nearly thirty years? And what else lies buried here? Jamie is off to Israel to find out.

Tony Robinson does an entrance examination to see if he'd qualify as an acceptable migrant to Australia. From its earliest days, Australia needed free migrants to grow and ...

Tony Robinson does an entrance examination to see if he'd qualify as an acceptable migrant to Australia. From its earliest days, Australia needed free migrants to grow and prosper, and it needed women. Schemes were devised to achieve both objectives, with bounties offered for bringing boatloads of human cargo from the UK and Ireland. But the people merchants got greedy, and the human toll was terrible. Tony traces immigration and multiculturalism from the early 1800s, through the White Australia Policy, to the first arrival of Vietnamese boat people in the 1970s. He decides that the best way of exploring a country's diversity is to talk to taxi drivers. Alternative title: Tony Robinson Explores Australia.

Legendary wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough reveals the animals that can do the seemingly impossible, including the salamander which can regenerate entire legs and tails ...

Legendary wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough reveals the animals that can do the seemingly impossible, including the salamander which can regenerate entire legs and tails to replace ones they've lost.

Legendary wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary way animals protect themselves with natural remedies, including the 'sweat' produced by hippos which ...

Legendary wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary way animals protect themselves with natural remedies, including the 'sweat' produced by hippos which acts as a sun-block and helps fight infection.

Around the world, bodies have been dug up with stakes, stones or knives driven through their hearts. One man suspects a link and goes on the trail of the world's oldest ...

Around the world, bodies have been dug up with stakes, stones or knives driven through their hearts. One man suspects a link and goes on the trail of the world's oldest suspected vampires.

Flood stories, similar to the Old Testament tale of Noah's Ark, appear in ancient cultures around the world. Now new archaeological evidence may reveal the cause and location ...

Flood stories, similar to the Old Testament tale of Noah's Ark, appear in ancient cultures around the world. Now new archaeological evidence may reveal the cause and location of this great flood.

Does Christ's crown of thorns, worn during Jesus' crucifixion, now reside in Paris? A Jesuit priest investigates a thorn from the Crown that appears to miraculously bleed.

Does Christ's crown of thorns, worn during Jesus' crucifixion, now reside in Paris? A Jesuit priest investigates a thorn from the Crown that appears to miraculously bleed.

Sir Joseph Banks, naturalist, explorer, President of the Royal Society for more than 40 years and one of Australia's founding fathers, was among the most outstanding figures ...

Sir Joseph Banks, naturalist, explorer, President of the Royal Society for more than 40 years and one of Australia's founding fathers, was among the most outstanding figures of the 18th and 19th centuries. He rose to fame when as a young botanist, accompanying Captain Cook on his circumnavigation and voyage of discovery to the Pacific Ocean, and yet a true picture of Banks' life has never emerged nor an appreciation of his enduring importance. This documentary features contributors with specialised knowledge of Banks' life, his epic journey of discovery and contributions to key scientific institutions.

Every summer in the seas off Alaska, humpback whales, sea lions and killer whales depend on an explosion of plant life; the plankton bloom. But will these animals survive to ...

Every summer in the seas off Alaska, humpback whales, sea lions and killer whales depend on an explosion of plant life; the plankton bloom. But will these animals survive to enjoy the great feast?

As American forces close in on Japan in 1944, the Japanese turn to desperate new tactics: killer planes, rocket bombs, and super torpedoes guided not by machines, but by human ...

As American forces close in on Japan in 1944, the Japanese turn to desperate new tactics: killer planes, rocket bombs, and super torpedoes guided not by machines, but by human pilots.

Hear about the early explorer who was shot by his own camel? Tony Robinson goes to the scene of the crime, recreating one of Australia's most peculiar chapters in history. He ...

Hear about the early explorer who was shot by his own camel? Tony Robinson goes to the scene of the crime, recreating one of Australia's most peculiar chapters in history. He walks in the footsteps of the early inland explorers and discovers how the grab for land led to atrocities against the indigenous inhabitants. This episode is about the mixed fortunes of these two groups - the foolhardy explorers who set out into the wilderness, and the gold seekers hungry for riches, and united as they rebelled against corrupt police and a tax hungry government. Alternative title: Tony Robinson Explores Australia.

New images of the Mona Lisa, taken to record its fading colours, may reveal more than cracks in the varnish. Follow the trail of a potential code in one of the world's most ...

New images of the Mona Lisa, taken to record its fading colours, may reveal more than cracks in the varnish. Follow the trail of a potential code in one of the world's most famous paintings.

The Incas ruled most of South America 500 years ago without a written language, but they may have had a three dimensional communication system made from knots.

The Incas ruled most of South America 500 years ago without a written language, but they may have had a three dimensional communication system made from knots.

Sir Joseph Banks, naturalist, explorer, President of the Royal Society for more than 40 years and one of Australia's founding fathers, was among the most outstanding figures ...

Sir Joseph Banks, naturalist, explorer, President of the Royal Society for more than 40 years and one of Australia's founding fathers, was among the most outstanding figures of the 18th and 19th centuries. He rose to fame when as a young botanist, accompanying Captain James Cook on his circumnavigation and voyage of discovery to The Pacific, and yet a true picture of Banks' life has never emerged nor an appreciation of his enduring importance. This documentary features contributors with specialised knowledge of Banks' life, his epic journey of discovery and contributions to key scientific institutions.

It's one of the most daring and bold operations of World War II: the Nazi's occupation of Norway. Here, not only can the Nazi's attack the Soviet Union, but it also holds the ...

It's one of the most daring and bold operations of World War II: the Nazi's occupation of Norway. Here, not only can the Nazi's attack the Soviet Union, but it also holds the possibility of making an atomic bomb.

As the early settlers began to sink their roots deeper into the soils of the new colony, the first rumblings of liberty and freedom began. The authority of the penal ...

As the early settlers began to sink their roots deeper into the soils of the new colony, the first rumblings of liberty and freedom began. The authority of the penal government is questioned more and more by the convicts and by the soldiers themselves. Early attempts to escape betrayed a complete ignorance about where they were in the world. Tony visits Port Arthur, and subjects himself to solitary confinement to find out firsthand what it was like for the wretched souls who were incarcerated there. But later the lone voices of dissent became a chorus. And on at least one occasion, the fledgling country faced its destiny: remain loyal to mother Britain, or break away like America into the uncertain waters of Republicanism? Tony finds out just how close Australia came to choosing the latter. Alternative title: Tony Robinson Explores Australia.

Legendary wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough looks at the incredible physical feats of the animal kingdom, including the remarkable speed of the cheetah.

Legendary wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough looks at the incredible physical feats of the animal kingdom, including the remarkable speed of the cheetah.

Legendary wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough looks at the remarkable skills of animals, including the clever use of tools by orangutans.

Legendary wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough looks at the remarkable skills of animals, including the clever use of tools by orangutans.

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