At a time when no one feels entirely protected from terrorism, Sebastian Junger uses his first hand experience to chronicle Syria's downward spiral and the human toll of the carnage brought on by the Islamic State.
From the assassination of JFK, the Cold War and Civil Rights, to the moon landing and Beatlemania, Emmy nominated ten-part documentary series The Sixties presents a unique view of this decade that arguably changed the world forever.
A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.
Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
See what happens when the cops go 21 Jump Street on real high school kids. Host Krishna Andavolu spends time in a small California town to meet with victims of a police initiative to entrap and arrest high school students for petty drug offences.
Think breakdancing died in the '80s? Think again. This documentary rediscovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as B-boying, breakdancing was an urban dance form that originated from the streets of New York City during the birth of hip-hop in the seventies. Three decades later, B-boying is back in full force and has evolved into an art form, reaching a level never seen before.
This journey begins at the Straits of Messina before heading north up the coast to the resort town of Tropea. Continuing north past a striking coastline and hill top villages we come to Paestum, one of the greatest Greek archaeological sites of the ancient world. Further north we take a dramatic dawn flight around the Amalfi coastline, the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, and then explore the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. On the north side of the bay, after a closer look at Vesuvius we pass the crowded city and port of Naples. Flying west along the coast is the beautiful Island of Ischia. This journey ends at sunset on the other side of the bay over the island of Capri and a look at a Roman Emperor's summer villa.
The Atlantic became a killing field as German submarines took on the might of the dominant British Navy during World War I. The stealth and silent killers were able to sink 5200 ships by war's end, and nearly brought Britain to its knees. But in their frenzy of attacks, the Germans sink the US passenger liner Lusitania, killing nearly 2000 on board. American outrage helped President Wilson get Congress to finally agree to enter the war. In the end, the Allied Atlantic blockade forces Germany to surrender, but the submarine was established as an effective military weapon.
This final episode charts how Egypt's enemies exploit a country weakened by internal strife, ultimately leading to its destruction.
In World War I, tanks were the first armoured fighting machine to be used on the battlefield. These "land ships", as they were first called, were championed by Head of the British Admiralty Winston Churchill. Adapted from an American tractor with caterpillar tracks, the machine was designed in secrecy to break through the heavily fortified trenches and offer protection for troops that were being mowed down by heavy artillery. Though a massive failure in their first combat in the Battle of the Somme- they broke down and got stuck in the mud-British government propaganda reversed the story and paved the way for thousands of tanks to be built and become a decisive weapon in the war.
This documentary tells the inside story of the happy couple, from childhood to courtship to proposal. We also take a look at Meghan Markle's ancestral story through exclusive interviews and original genealogy research.
Levison and his guide journey by any means available through Azerbaijan, a rugged country known as 'The Lands of Fire' before walking through a notorious village known as a breeding ground for IS fighters.
Will Smith along with current and former astronauts question why, of all the life on earth, we are the only beings that evolved enough to leave this planet?
This historical documentary tells the story of the moment in history when Christian preacher Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Kamil meet on a battlefield and discover they have more in common than that which divides them. Their meetings led to a ceasefire that lasted an astonishing eight years.
Cities are growing at a faster rate than any other habitat on Earth. They may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of opportunity for animals like the leopards in Mumbai or peregrine falcons of New York City.
Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 73 BC that Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator fighting for the entertainment of the Romans, broke out of gladiator school and started a slave revolt. The republic's rulers were so panicked by the protest that they offered unprecedented power to a single, ambitious individual - Crassus - who promised victory in what would prove a dark foreshadowing of Rome's slide into dictatorship.
Michael Mosley and the doctors go behind the health myths and headlines. In this program, Michael joins volunteers in a study to discover whether just changing your diet can lower cholesterol as much as taking drugs like statins - with surprising results.
Saleyha Ahsan reveals new research that could cure snoring, surgeon Gabriel Weston sees the incredible results of an unusual treatment for a hospital superbug which could soon be saving lives here in the UK, and Chris van Tulleken investigates the truth behind skincare products - could they being doing you more harm than good?
You may be free from grey hairs and wrinkles, but do your insides tell a different story? The team examine the science behind getting old, and help ordinary people slow down the speed at which they're ageing.