Tonight we journey through 1837-1854 where Australia begins to break free from its shackles and become a land of opportunity. Gold miners fight for their rights against a deadly army.
This time, Michael Mosley reveals a new discovery that could help us all improve our eyesight and Chris van Tulleken carries out an experiment with the University of Worcester to find out whether the fad for going gluten free can be good for us.
Surgeon Gabriel Weston witnesses a breakthrough that could cure rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases and Saleyha Ahsan investigates the signs and symptoms of depression. What should we all look out for?
The Brain That Changes Itself is based on the best-selling book by Toronto psychiatrist and researcher Dr Norman Doidge, and presents a strong case for reconsidering how we view the human mind. Dr Norman Doidge travels across North America to meet some of the pioneering researchers who made revolutionary discoveries about the plasticity of the human brain.
When giants rise and fall. This revelatory series reveals how the behemoth that was the East India Company grew into an imperial power, and became the hotbed of corruption and greed that led to its downfall. Over the past 10 years, India and China have been among the fastest growing economies in the world. But at one time England controlled India, helping to create its major cities, and was heavily invested in China, It was England's economy and trade that dwarfed others. And it was all in the hands of the first and greatest multi-national company: the behemoth that was the East India Company. On the ground in India, Dan Snow sets out to discover the motives of those who set up the company at the beginning of the 17th-century. How did it grow into an Imperial power? What influence and impact did the Company have on the globe? A hotbed of corruption and greed, and responsible for the deaths of over one million people, just how did the Company manage to attain such power and what led to its explosive decline?
On the morning of 11 November 1918, people poured onto the streets of America to celebrate the end of World War One. But the war would officially end six hours later at 11am (Europe time). Tragically, hundreds of soldiers would die in those last few hours of World War One. In The Last Day of World War One Michael Palin tells the tragic tales of the Commonwealth, French, Canadian and American soldiers who died in unnecessary military actions on that day.
This week Karl and Adam take us through the fascinating world of colour. We follow the moment photons leave the sun right up to the point that the brain processes the waves and interprets them as colours.
Comedian and writer Shaun Micallef is on a quest to find the very meaning of life itself. Envious of those with 'unshakeable faith', Shaun journeys across the globe immersing himself into some of the world's most unique religions and beliefs. In this episode, Shaun starts his spiritual adventure with church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In their heartland of Salt Lake City, Shaun eats, prays an dlives with the Mormons through privileged access into a usually closed world. He works with young missionary Mormons sent off to the jungles of Fiji, and bunks in with breakaway fundamentalist polygamists in the deserts of Uta. Shaun wants to understand this devout faith so entwined with the development of the USA, and centred around the remarkable contents of the Book of Mormon.
Clouds examines weather patterns and the role of clouds. Students can develop an understanding of the cycles that occur in nature such as the water cycle and the importance of these cycles to life on earth. The atmospheric processes responsible for different types of rainfall events are examined and students are encouraged to make observations of clouds and predict weather patterns associated with them.
40 years after first landing on the Moon, man is preparing to return. However, this time the astronauts won't just land on the Moon - they plan to stay.
Scientists used to think our neighbouring planets and moons were fairly boring - mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than they ever imagined.
This is the story of two scientists who are confronted by their own discovery of mysterious ancient human remains that challenge everything we know about human evolution. Not only could these remains represent a new species of human, but one that existed alongside our own kind.
Our journey begins with a trip to another world and time, an idyllic beach during the last perfect day on the planet Venus, right before a runaway greenhouse effect wreaks havoc on the planet.
Once life arrived in the Galapagos, it exploded into unique and spectacular forms. David Attenborough investigates the driving forces behind such evolutionary innovations. We learn that life must be able to adapt quickly in these ever-changing volcanic landscapes.
Tonight we journey through 1837-1854 where Australia begins to break free from its shackles and become a land of opportunity. Gold miners fight for their rights against a deadly army. (STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE)
The Story Of Bran Nue Dae gives the background to the making of the feature musical Bran Nue Dae. It tells how this crazy madcap story, based on a stage-play by Broome writer and musician Jimmy Chi and his band Kuckles, made the transition to the silver screen. It also looks at the experiences of these artists who grew up in the 60's in the multi-cultural pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia.