After four years of fighting, World War I ends. The victorious nations assemble at Versailles to design the peace that they will impose on the defeated - Germany and Austria-Hungary. Russia's Bolshevik revolution has become a murderous civil war. The map of Europe is remade, with the dismantling and collapse of old empires. The states of Europe face immense indebtedness and the need to repay the vast sums that they borrowed in order to pay for the war. Everything throws dark and troubling shadows across the years ahead.
The Sand River is home to one Africa's most diverse animal populations. There, animal mothers from leopards to lionesses struggle to raise their young in this harsh world.
Egypt grows more powerful. At the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings, Joann explores the dizzying heights Egypt reaches under its greatest pharaoh, Amenhotep III. This is Egypt's golden age, but it's threatened by the growing power of Kamak's priests.
Ever since life emerged, microbes, plants and animals have sculpted the planet in the strangest of ways. But as Will Smith along with current and former astronauts explain, life doesn't just create. It also destroys.
Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest migrations of all time, and the repercussions that they have had - culturally, sociologically, and politically. From the Dutch living in New Amsterdam seeking the wealth offered by the fur trade, through the English Quakers who fled persecution and helped shape the American Constitution, to the German soldiers who helped the North defeat the South, this episode uses expert historians, DNA evidence and census records to explore our cultural origins through the different groups who travelled to America seeking freedom from early Colonial times through the end of the Civil War.
Michael Mosley and the doctors set up experiments to get to the truth behind health claims and headlines. Chris van Tulleken teams up with Nottingham University to see whether high intensity exercise is as good for us as is claimed, guest presenter Zoe Williams gets a group of volunteers to help put some home fitness monitors to the test and Michael Mosley investigates whether acupuncture really does have a scientific basis.
Meanwhile, surgeon Gabriel Weston travels to the former Soviet Union to see a technology devised behind the iron curtain which could solve the problem of antibiotic resistance in the West, and Saleyha Ahsan outlines the new guidelines on concussion: How can we tell whether a bang on the head is serious enough to go to a doctor?
The months of the war in Europe were shocking and desperate. This film follows the British and the Americans as they cross the Rhine and the Russians as they push through Poland into Germany itself. It covers the horrors of the liberation of Belsen and Buchenwald, and the final terrible street fighting in Berlin. The story culminates in the suicide of Hitler, the carving up of Germany between the Allies and the Nuremberg trials. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed particularly in the last five to 10 years, when 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.
Stephen Fry tells the story of two young animals forced to grow up fast. A baby elephant shrew learns how speed is the secret to survival and a young mouse confronts the desert's deadliest creatures.
Four African Australian women, all former refugees and victims of sexual abuse and violence, take on the risky and difficult challenge of creating and performing their stories in a professional theatre production. This documentary charts their journeys over five years, from tentative and painful beginnings through to the eventual triumph of their theatre show in sold-out seasons across Sydney and London. Exploring the public revelations of their families and broader lives, this reveals the ways that these women have been empowered by the experience of speaking out.
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores German art, examining the country's unique national style and 500-year cultural legacy.
Dr Janina Ramirez unlocks the secrets of illuminated manuscripts that were custom-made for kings, and explores the medieval world they reveal. In this episode, she begins her journey with the first Anglo-Saxon rulers to create a united England, encountering books in the British Library's Royal Manuscripts collection which are over a thousand years old and a royal family tree which is five metres long. She finds out about a king who had a reputation for chasing nuns, and reads a book created as a wedding gift for a ten year old prince.
A breathtaking series of aerial programs offering an entirely different view of the world. From 10,000 feet down to just a few feet above ground, discover new perspectives through thrilling journeys, from mountains and great cities to fantastic castles and the great natural wonders of the globe. This series travels everywhere from Spain to South Africa, from the north of Iceland to North Carolina in the USA.
A breathtaking series of aerial programs offering an entirely different view of the world. From 3000m down to just a metre above ground, discover new perspectives through thrilling journeys, from mountains and great cities to fantastic castles and the great natural wonders of the globe. This series travels everywhere from Spain to South Africa, from the north of Iceland to North Carolina in the US.
Michael Mosley runs an experiment to test the claim that coconut oil can cut cholesterol, while Giles Yeo investigates how much fruit is too much. Meanwhile, Alain Gregoire finds out how you can use your eyes to help cope with age-related hearing loss.
This time Stan wants Daniel to meet four people who claim to be fear-proof, and push man's limits to the very edge, performing staggering feats at extreme heights that would paralyse any normal person with fear.
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.