Levison continues his 2600 mile journey to explore deeper into the badlands of Dagestan, a region of Russia that the British Foreign Office warns against visiting under any circumstances.
The event that has created trans-European shared memories for decades. Each May, 40 European and not-so-European countries, from Ireland to Azerbaijan, send pop groups or singers to represent them in a contest between nations, filmed simultaneously by multiple television channels. With its classic pop numbers, catchy refrains, razzamatazz and over-the-top lighting, the annual ritual of the Eurovision Song Contest has held audiences spellbound for decades. Each country sees it differently. The Scandinavians and East Europeans love it. The French and British are more ambivalent. But year after year, it goes on attracting the biggest television audiences in the world. Almost 200 million viewers switch on to cheer their favourites. This documentary explores the enduring fascination of the Eurovision.
The Tasmanian tiger has been extinct since 1936, three intrepid scientists are setting out on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to explore the possibility that this intriguing animal may still exist.
A look into the journey Meghan Markle has taken to become a royal bride-to-be. Starting from her engagement to Harry to her first public engagements, royal watchers give their opinion on the impact Meghan is having on the royal family.
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Rome's first dynasty, founded by Julius Caesar, ruled the Empire for 100 years. From Caesar's murder on the floor of the Senate to the mad emperors Caligula and Nero, and the ruthless nymphomaniac Valeria Messalina, this chapter in the Roman Empire offers enough intrigue, betrayal, perversion and murder for an entire series.
Tarzan: The Man Behind the Legend traces the extraordinary history of one of the most durable and iconic figures of popular fiction and how he managed to capture the imaginations of audiences around the globe. Explore his extraordinary evolution from book to screen and his sensational rise to world-wide stardom.
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Born in 624 CE, Wu Zhao became the concubine of Emperor Taizong. Her entry into the palace would begin one of the most dramatic periods in Chinese history. She would ultimately rule as the Empress Wu and expand Chinese military and political control in Central Asia and the Korean peninsula. Court intrigue raged during her reign and she successfully undermined constant attempts to usurp her power. In the end, however, ill health and conspiracy would combine to force her abdication. The former rulers seized control and the second Zhao dynasty began and ended with her.
Brazilian jaguar expert Leandro Silviera was given three orphaned jaguar cubs after their mother was shot by cowboys. He nursed them back to health.
David Attenborough recounts how, just days after the slaughter of Dian's favourite gorilla, together they filmed one of the most famous television sequences ever.
Dian Fossey was world famous, but in the remote Rwandan forest where she fought to save mountain gorillas, she'd made dangerous enemies. This is the story of the life that took her there and how it was cut short.
From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace, this is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest for justice.
We uncover legendary tales of herbal hunters and stories of herb cultivators.
This follow up documentary to KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy sees filmmaker Dan Murdoch back in the US to revisit some of the people he met from the Ku Klux Klan and also meet members of the Black Liberation Movement.
Born in one of the most rural parts of South Africa, Nelson Mandela is adopted by the Thembu royalty after his father's death. But the lure of the city is more powerful and Mandela flees to Johannesburg.
What is it about Canada's gun culture that separates it from the US? We talk to gun legislators and enthusiasts in both Canada and the US to find out.
Despite lengthy incarceration in an apartheid prison, Nelson Mandela overcomes indignity and harshness to begin the negotiations that will eventually lead to a democratic South Africa.
Having lived as mobile foragers for 99 percent of our time on Earth, why did our ancestors stop moving and start settling in villages, towns and cities? The process started in the hills of southern Turkey at a site known as Gobekli Tepe. The impulse to be social brought large numbers of people together for seasonal feasts. The site was so important to them, that they marked it out with huge carved pillars - the world's first monument. But to stay on a permanent basis, they needed a permanent supply of food. Archaeologist Jens Notroff explains that the solution came around 10,000 years ago, when people in this region worked out how to plant, cultivate and harvest wheat. In doing so, they changed the trajectory of human history. Tied to the land, farmers needed to live in one place on a year-round basis, thus the village was born.
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