Fifty-two-year-old Paul has a severe case of Tourette's, but is determined to succeed at work again. Meanwhile, 34-year-old Brett has autism and visits a world-renowned expert, who reveals his true hidden genius.
Narrated by Kevin Spacey, using rare archival footage, each episode in this series tells the story of one iconic campaign for President of the United States. In this episode, Harry Truman begins a slow and nail-biting journey back to the White House, using political smarts and relentless determination.
Genetic mutation produces incredible comic-book superheroes. But Stan wants Daniel to meet four real people who claim to have a difference in their physiology, that makes them superhuman.
One of Australia's greatest photojournalists goes on a riveting first-hand journey through an Afghanistan never seen on the news. For almost 50 years, activist artist George Gittoes has stood on the frontlines of the world's most brutal conflicts and borne witness to the best and worst of humanity. Now living in Afghanistan's remote, Taliban-ruled Jalalabad province, Gittoes turns his attention to the lives of the children and outcasts of this war-torn land. He focuses on three gangs of children: the Ghostbusters, persecuted Kochi boys who hawk exorcisms of bad luck and demons; the Snow Monkeys, who sell ice-cream to support their families; and the Gangsters, a razor gang led by a nine-year-old antihero called Steel. With a deeply humane vision that won him the Sydney Peace Prize, Gittoes shows the unseen nature of Afghanistan's politics, culture and society, up close and startlingly personal.
Miriam Margolyes retraces the writer's travels across the US and Canada. Beginning with a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum to examine a handwritten Dickens manuscript, she takes the Queen Mary 2 across the Atlantic, arriving in Boston. Along the way, she visits a school for the blind, attends a gay-friendly church service, gets serenaded by Yale University's Glee Club and meets members of the International Dickens Fellowship.
Showcasing the character and chaos of the biggest market in the southern hemisphere. A nocturnal world where deals are done, millionaires made and fresh produce finds its way to plates across the world.
We discover the story of Prince and the impact he made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archive and performance we also will reveal the unique aspect of this iconic rock legend.
We're on the verge of uncovering how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate.
Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation's Indigenous people on a journey into Aboriginal Australia when First Contact returns for a brand new season, over three big nights. In this episode, the group heads due south towards the tiny town of Elliott, half way between Darwin and Alice Springs, and a place that has been called the 'forgotten town'. They meet local 'SK' who currently lives in a four-bedroom house with anywhere up to 20 other people. Natalie and Nicki are both shocked by what they are seeing in their own country. Then the six separate as the women head to Cootamundra and the men to Kempsey to visit sites of the former girls' and boys' homes that the Stolen Generations were sent to.
Creating teams of comic book heroes requires a combination of incredible but unique superpowers. This time, Daniel meets four people with totally separate powers - but could they be the ultimate team of real life superhumans?
This week sees Margolyes arrive in Philadelphia to find an unnaturally Dickens-obsessed city. The city of Brotherly Love still has the prison that Dickens writes about as well as one of the most active Dickens societies in America, a Dickens drinking club for men, Dickens' pet raven, stuffed, mounted and on display in the local library and the only life size statue of Dickens anywhere in the world. Is this a town gone mad?
Margolyes continues her travels in Dickens footsteps to Washington DC this capital of tobacco tinctured saliva where she meets a pistol-packing Christian Minister, talks to the inmates of the local penitentiary and tours the tobacco factories of Virginia.
The secret of any good superhuman is a deadly power hidden beneath an ordinary exterior. This time Stan is on the hunt for people with secret abilities that turn them into lethal human weapons.
Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation's Indigenous people on a journey into Aboriginal Australia. The participants are singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia; ex-One Nation politician David Oldfield; TV personality Ian 'Dicko' Dickson; comedian Tom Ballard; former Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris; and actress Nicki Wendt. In this episode, the journey begins in Uluru before host Ray Martin directs the group to Kununurra in the Kimberley, Western Australia, where the Aboriginal community is battling against alcohol, family violence and suicide.
OJ retires from football, becomes an actor and marries his second wife, Nicole Brown. Meanwhile, tensions rise between Los Angeles' black community and the city's police, climaxing with the Rodney King beating and riots in the early 1990s.
Joanna flies over Tokyo which spans 5420 square miles in a helicopter. After the bombings of WWII almost all of Tokyo has been built in the last seventy years. She then travels to Kyoto for the city's cherry blossom season.
Aidan tests his bush mechanics. They take part in an ancient ritual. In the air, Daryl calms nervous Elsie, then they run out of fuel.