The Holy Grail, the most prized relic of Christianity has been shrouded in mystery for centuries. It is said to be the cup used by Christ at the last supper and it is believed by many to hold miraculous powers. For centuries Kings, knights and treasure hunters have pursued it but it has always remained elusive and out of reach from human hands.
With a panel of guests, Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time.
Despite its wild beauty and rich culture, the western half of the island of New Guinea remains strangely forgotten. Reveals the turbulent history of a troubled country, swept up in the power play of international politics.
It was an oasis in the heart of hell. In the mid-1930s, as the wheels of Hitler's Final Solution began rolling towards mass genocide, a Jewish school blossomed in the heart of Nazi Berlin. Functioning in plain sight of Nazi officials, the Goldschmidt Schule became a refuge and a place of safety for hundreds of Jewish children.
Just 10 miles from Pompeii, along the ancient shoreline, 12 arched vaults are telling a whole new story about life was like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. They contain the skeletons of no less than 340 people, that's 10% of the local population, killed by the volcano. Amongst them are the first new skeletons to be found in the area for 30 years: they're now the subject of a ground-breaking scientific investigation.
Now that his systematic deletion of the Versailles Treaty was complete, Hitler began to turn his eyes to his weaker neighbours. The Anschluss had made Germany even stronger and now Hitler focused his attention on Czechoslovakia and Poland.
In the final episode of the series Dr Ian Mortimer travels through the world of a new and upwardly mobile section of Elizabethan society - the middle class. Ian transports viewers to the electrifying world of Elizabethan theatre at Shakespeare's Globe and tells the dramatic story of how English Imperial ambitions leads to the Armada and the threat of Spanish invasion.
From baked bean showers, to crushing tiny cars in stilettos, we are about to enter the bizarre world of...Webcam Girls. This week, on ABC2's Sex on Friday, with exclusive access to their online playgrounds, we delve into the bizarre and often hilarious world of women who work in the alternative adult industry.
In this fourth episode, a young inmate ready for parole, an old timer in his 40th year behind bars, a family man-turned-female, and a veteran fighting a life sentence confront how time in one of Georgia's toughest prisons has transformed them.
Using just a tiny fraction of the vast and often forgotten heritage of 8mm home movies, this 13-part documentary series is a private record of Australia. Each five-minute episode uses the home movie footage of an individual or family to tell the small stories that fill in the gaps of our formal history. Colourful, intimate, detailed, and occasionally out of focus, Homemade History celebrates amateur filmmakers and their remarkable library of memories.
This series explores what exists out there in the world of sex. Two young women and one young man move into an apartment together for eight weeks, on a mission to learn, discover and experience what the sexual world has to offer. Each week, the threesome is introduced to a new topic, each with three individual challenges.
If the medieval dead could speak, what would they tell us? They would recount extraordinary tales of pagan rituals, plague, and the cruel land in which ordinary folk struggled just to stay alive.
Today's technology lets us study the cosmos as never before. The universe is full of billions of stars, planets and moons. In all this vastness, could we really be alone?
The story of one life, told through the lives of people from all over the country, all named John Smith.
Stefan challenges BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood and Chris Hollins to make rival multi-coloured ice lollies, but whose will go in the basket and whose will go in the bin?
Examines child development issues presenting successful community-based primary healthcare and educational initiatives that have an emphasis on prevention and health promotion in areas of need.
In the 1990s, a loose-knit group of American artists and creators, many just out of their teens, began their careers. Influenced by the popular underground youth subcultures of the day, artists like Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Harmony Korine, and Ed Templeton began to create art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Many had no formal training and almost no conception of the inner workings of the art world, learning their craft through practice, trial and error, and good old-fashioned innovation.
This series reveals true stories of medieval life by examining the skeletal remains that lie buried below the earth's surface. Combining atmospheric dramatic reconstructions of gripping stories with archaeological science, Medieval Dead takes viewers deeper into the medieval world than ever before.