Myth-busting meets natural history with Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle. Can an eagle really lift a child?
Dr Victor Chang was a famous surgeon on the brink of implanting the world's first artificial heart. In a failed extortion attempt he was fatally shot dead in the street.
In 1962, John Anglin, Clarence Anglin, and Frank Morris broke out of the toughest penitentiary America had ever conceived - Alcatraz. Presumed dead, their bodies were never found. Now, more than 50 years later, the family of the Anglin brothers is coming forward for the first time with new evidence and secrets that could crack open this iconic cold case. This documentary follows the family as they work alongside a retired lawman who has been obsessed with this case for decades. Together they will go further than anyone has ever been able to go before to solve the 'Riddle of the Rock' once and for all.
Welcome to a world of secret graves, mysterious death ships, newly discovered skeletons, missing fortresses, and lost Long Ships. In this series, leading archaeologist Tim Sutherland travels to Scandinavia, Estonia, Britain and beyond to get new insights into the world of those they called the North Men - The Vikings. What can analysis of unearthed Viking skeletons reveal? What is the truth about the infamous raids on places such as the Holy Island of Lindesfarne? What can we discover about the Viking way of life and death? What can we learn from recently discovered weapons, artefacts and long-buried Long Ships? With the help of specially filmed reconstructions and recreations and new graphic illustrations, Tim's travels see him meet a host of experts and historians, who guide him through the latest findings and theories and explain just how the Viking world continues to give up its secrets.
We see what it's like for ravenmaster Chris Skaife to create a new raven breeding program at the Tower - one that led to the first raven chicks being born at the Tower in 30 years. However, Chris Skaife finds that hand-rearing four baby ravens is very tiring - and only one can be chosen to stay on at the Tower.
Myth-busting meets natural history with Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle.
The story of Middle Eastern and Western cultures coming together through music. This series charts Nigel Westlake and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's unprecedented creation of a film score for Australia's first Muslim rom-com, Ali's Wedding.
This episode reveals the strength of Native American cultural continuity in the face of genocidal warfare and history's worst demographic devastation. Native Americans tap 10,000 years of beliefs to fight and survive the forces of conquest.
Deeply illuminating and packed with powerful, revelatory insights, this documentary explores the unique binds African-American women face when dealing with sexual violence in a society plagued by racism.
Three iconic islands. Contained ecosystems, cut off from the mainland. For their wildlife and human castaways, islands seem like sanctuaries. But there's a price to pay for living in paradise. Four in five of all global extinctions have happened on islands. In a rapidly changing world, they reflect the health of the planet. Islands explores the wildlife, history and culture of these unique habitats. This episode is about Madagascar, Earth's oldest island, cast away from Africa and India 80 million years ago. This land of plenty shows what strange forms life can take when it's left to experiment.
Examines the life of boxer Muhammad Ali outside the ring, beginning with the announcement of his deeply held and controversial Islamic religious beliefs and the decision to change his "white man's name" of Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. Ali refused to serve in the Vietnam War - even after his status as a conscientious objector was denied - on the grounds of protesting racial injustice at home. This documentary explores what made him such a controversial, charismatic and influential figure, not only in the sporting arena, but in world history generally.
Three iconic islands. Contained ecosystems, cut off from the mainland. For their wildlife and human castaways, islands seem like sanctuaries. But there's a price to pay for living in paradise. Four in five of all global extinctions have happened on islands. In a rapidly changing world, they reflect the health of the planet. Islands explores the wildlife, history and culture of these unique habitats. This episode is about Borneo, a lost world, cut off from a vast mainland by rising sea levels. Swimming monkeys, giant orange apes and swarms of jellyfish trapped in jungle lakes. Isolated from the world, only the most tenacious island inhabitants can survive here.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is back with a special on a national health crisis that he's determined to do something about. In this final showdown, he's going to examine some of the marketing claims on 'healthier' products, unveil the truth about why Brits love to snack, and challenge a family to rethink their portion sizes. And, after almost 100,000 people sign Hugh's letter to the Health Secretary, he finally gets the interview he's been after for months, discovering some exciting changes that are on the horizon.
Actor and British national treasure, Sir David Jason, is a passionate enthusiast of all things espionage. In this code-cracking new series he's travelling around the UK and beyond to reveal the secret places and people who act as guardians and gatekeepers of the incredible but true story of Britain's spy history. Each episode is shot in the vein of a classic spy thriller- with vintage cars, sharp suits, luxury hotels and exotic European locations. Joining David will be a charismatic cast of expert historians - plus Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of MI5. David goes behind closed doors in stately homes hiding incredible spy secrets, and visits key locations central to Britain's espionage history - such as the Mayfair hotel that was a spy hangout in the 1930s. He also visits Kitzbuhel, where Ian Fleming trained as a spy, and Moscow, in search of Sidney Reilly, the Russian-born 'Ace of Spies'. Combining beautiful locations with stranger-than-fiction spy stories, this entertaining series is a riveting new look at the dark art that Britain gave to the world.
She Shears follows five charismatic female shearers on their journey towards the world championship of shearing: The Golden Shears.
We all have a food footprint, but what foods create greenhouse gases? Craig looks at the carbon footprint of the foods we eat and the importance of where our food comes from.
Learn about what foods produce the most greenhouse gases and what substitutes you can make with Craig.
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