Four Wives, One Man is a portrait of four wives, a polygamist husband, their incredibly free-speaking mother-in-law, and their many, many children - all living under the same roof in a rural Iranian village. Four Wives, One Man follows the story of Heda, an Iranian farmer and his four wives, Farang, Goli, Shapar, Ziba and their 20 children. Their polygamist lifestyle, although sanctioned by the Koran, is not common in Iran, and of these incidents, most take place in rural villages and towns.
Venezuelan filmmaker Margot Benacerraf revisits the Araya salt mine, the setting of her 1959 prize-winning film Araya; and Round the World - French school kids learn about globalisation from Thalassa stories.
In this final episode of the series, professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how the official Christian Church and Western society have moved apart on issues of sex and gender over the last 300 years. The Enlightenment encouraged people to question authority and that included the Church's teachings on sex.
Documentary on the famed street artist's 31 works of art in 31 days project in New York and his devoted following. A provocative social experiment that raises questions about ownership of public art.
Until the early 20th century, food choices were dictated by what was grown nearby, readily available, and unspoiled. But 100 years later, the struggle over what to eat has become one of the most complicated, confounding and urgent battles facing the world.
Alexander begins the final leg of his journey by flying over the Canadian arctic, before heading to the extreme edge of America where temperatures can reach minus 50 degrees Celsius.
Michael Portillo is invited aboard the construction locomotive for Crossrail to travel under the Thames and to meet 'Mary', on whom the project depends. He travels on the capital's first railway, and admires the remarkable brick viaduct on which it was built. He takes a tour underneath its arches with a Victorian map showing the poverty of those who once lived there. The Docklands Light Railway takes him to Greenwich, home to Britain's most famous tea clipper. And in Woolwich, he discovers the firepower of the British Empire before coming to a sticky end at West Silverton.
The award-winning series, filmed round-the-clock at King's College Hospital in south London, continues with an episode looking at a busy Saturday night in the A&E Department where staff have to juggle the needs of elderly patients and sick children alongside patients who are drunk or violent.
Since announcing his candidacy, Donald Trump is everywhere. To him, it seems that nothing is taboo and no policy too outlandish to embrace. Somehow, this billionaire candidate has become the champion of the everyday American, with supporters travelling hundreds of miles just to see him.
On a quest to understand this phenomenon, Trumps campaign was followed over 200 days. His ex-employees, childhood friends, billionaire buddies, supporters and critics are all spotlighted to gain insight on what a Trump presidency would really be like.
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Host Simon Baker takes you around the world and deep into fascinating Aboriginal communities and cultures waging a passionate defence of mother earth.
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.