Got time for a 24-year holiday? Then consider a journey to our most distant and least explored planets, the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. There's only ever been one Earthly visitor into this 'chill zone', the Voyager mission, launched in 1977. What would it be like to follow in its wake, for a human to undertake one of the greatest journeys of space exploration? How would you get there? What would you see? And would you ever survive? Strap yourselves in for an incredible voyage to the outer solar system.
In Brazil, Shaun immerses himself in Spiritism, a blending of Christianity with supernatural miracles, mediums and communicating with the entities of the afterlife. Deep in the back blocks of Brazil, Shaun checks into the Casa de Domenacio, a spiritual hospital where the controversial full trance medium, John of God, performs 'miracles' through various confronting spiritual and physical surgeries. People arrive there in thousands, including Shaun to be cured and enlightened. Shaun struggles through a mysterious spiritual healing process with surprising results.
Shaun explores Armageddon and the second coming of Christ with born-again Christian fundamentalists. In the bible belt of the US, Shaun meets up with Pastor Joe Fox and his group of doomsday preppers, who, in cammo gear and slinging semi-automatic weapons, are practicing combat techniques to help them survive 'The End'. Keen to get more insight into the Book of Revelation, Shaun meets Texan TV evangelist Pastor Irvin Baxter who takes him on a pilgrimage all the way to Jerusalem and onto the Temple Mount - the very place Bible Prophecy says 'The End' will begin.
The third and final part of the series on Joseph Stalin focuses on his desperately cruel and despotic rule. Stalin could tolerate no other leaders and systematically liquidated anyone he thought was a potential threat to his authority.
Brian Cox reveals how the wonderful complexity of nature and human life is simply the consequence of chance events constrained by the laws of physics that govern our universe. But this leads him to a deeper question - why does our universe seem to have been set up with just the right rules to create us?
Historic floods, destructive fires, violent earthquakes. Mother Nature's reign of terror has spanned thousands of years.
An almost tragic figure in his personal life, Henry Lawson has inspired generations of Australians with his verse and prose. Many believe he was the first poet to capture the 'real' Australian way of life.
Stephen Hawking shot to fame in the world of physics when he provided a mathematical proof for the Big Bang theory. This theory showed that the entire universe exploded from a singularity, an infinitely small point with infinite density and infinite gravity - the opposite of a black hole. But not all physicists agreed, and the argument that has been raging for almost 30 years has now taken an unexpected turn.
In this new and exciting History Channel production Tony Robinson of Time Team fame, takes us on a journey through time and places across Australia, offering a revealing, unique perspective on Australian society and history.
Sami Shah has been in Australia for less than one year but he's already making a name for himself on the stand up comedy circuit in Western Australia. Shah was fronting his own groundbreaking satirical show on TV in Karachi; a dangerous line of work in the political environment of Pakistan. When Sami Shah took to the stage with his cutting edge stand up routines, not everyone was amused...
Tonight we journey through 1837-1854 where Australia begins to break free from its shackles and become a land of opportunity. Gold miners fight for their rights against a deadly army.
The untold story of passion, music and rich Irish culture thriving in mainstream Australia.
Lucy Worsley concludes her history of the Romanov dynasty by investigating how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in their final century. The years between 1825 and 1918 were bloody and traumatic, a period when four tsars tried and failed to deal with the growing pressure for constitutional reform and revolution.
A short clip that shows the awesome power of sink holes. A man made salt mine collapses in 2012 creating a sink hole that sucked
Michael Mosley puts himself through extreme challenges to discover how our blood protects us from infection, heals us when we're wounded, and powers our lives. The programme explores the dark mythology around blood, and meets the scientists on the cusp of discovering whether there's any truth in the 'Dracula myth': that young blood can reverse the ageing process. Packed with absorbing stories, this is a comprehensive take on a subject that's central to our survival.
Why do young people handle alcohol better than older people? Why is red wine better for you than white wine? Tonight we investigate our ongoing love affair with alcohol and use the latest cutting edge science to explore some long held myths.
Necessity is the mother of invention - from darkness, man found light (the candle) and from even the farthest distances we can still find each other (the telephone). But some inventions have transformed our lives far beyond our homes (the steam engine), our planet (the telescope), and our wildest dreams (the internet). This countdown highlights how human ingenuity comes in all shapes and sizes.