Throughout the centuries close physical combat has been used to entertain the public; to make fortunes for gamblers; to escape the bonds of slavery; to aid diplomatic relations; to settle scores and finish vendettas; to protect and maintain personal honour. The series looks at the realities of the realities of these ruthless one-on-one contests and how they affected the mind and the body.
Lucy concludes her investigation into the medical histories of the royal family by taking a look at Queen Victoria and her descendants.
Go under the microscope and find out how binoculars, sparklers, rubber boots and circular saw blades are all made.
Described by filmmaker Michael Moore as 'One of the most important films you'll ever see!', The Tillman Story is about the 2004 death of U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman in the war in Afghanistan, the cover-up of the true circumstances of his death, and his family's struggle to unearth the truth.
Gregg Wallace attempts to solve a long-standing family mystery about what happened to his great-grandfather. He turns detective as he follows the clues that enable him to piece together Henry's life.
A new dynasty emerges. Threatened from abroad, Rameses II leads an army north to fight the Hittites at Kadesh. The battle becomes his crowning achievement and the basis for a new period of stability and wealth.
An Ordinary life is a series of documentaries that take an intimate look at the lives of individuals affected by disability.
This documentary takes a look behind the scenes at how this large-scale production is made through every stage of the process. This program captures the rig being set up, as 92 remotely-operated cameras, 100 microphones and 16 miles of wiring are installed in the department by technicians. The program shows how the crew of 170 - an unprecedented number for a documentary - is assembled and trained.
Daniel Browning Smith meets a human generator; a man with a super strong neck; a yoyo ninja and the worlds first cyborg.
After being lost for centuries, the recent discovery of a skeleton has now been confirmed as that of King Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains. Filmed entirely on location in Great Britain, this program reveals the true man behind Shakespeare's villain and exposes the extent to which Shakespeare bent the truth in order to please his own Tudor monarch.
Exploring a decade long struggle for independence in Timor-Leste (East Timor) and the ongoing peace-building effort through the story of Kirsty Sword Gusmao, a human rights activist and former First Lady of East Timor.
With the release of Series III earlier in 2012, the brand new Series IV of this stunning aerial franchise is already in production and soon to deliver. It will feature breathtaking footage from up to 10,000 feet of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland as well as a number of beautiful locations across the USA and the UK.
As a cult holiday for marijuana, April 20th is the buzz in Colorado. Members of the De Noue family put their resources toward turning their failing business around, and 64-year-old cancer patient Anne Marie finds herself in the middle of her town's fight to ban her green medicine.
Is becoming a millionaire impossible? Or just improbable? We'll show you the tips and tricks on how to keep your odds of making major money sky high.
After the controversial win by Anna against Natalie in the stick fighting, the competition starts to get personal and the tension between the women hots up. This week they are set the challenge of rafting on the open ocean with the Tagbanua tribe in the Philippines.
Australian Story examines the complex life and times of one of the country's most successful athletes. Includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, Jack Nicklaus, Peter FitzSimons, Morgan-Leigh Norman (daughter), and Gregory Norman Junior (son) and third wife Kirsten in her first television interview.
An Ordinary life is a series of documentaries that take an intimate look at the lives of individuals affected by disability. Some are born with their disability while others acquire it through accident or illness. All anyone wants in these remarkable stories is an ordinary life. Yet their circumstances are such that they lead anything but a regular existence.
Chloe Palmer-Simpson was just 18 when she was involved in a head-on car crash near her home in Bargo in New South Wales. The accident left her fighting for her life and dealing with a severe brain injury. Although the elite swimmer was just minutes from death, the efforts of medical staff coupled with her own determination led to a recovery that stunned everyone. Now, just 16 months after the accident, Chloe Palmer-Simpson is attempting to walk PNG's Kokoda Track.