Joanna flies over Tokyo which spans 5420 square miles in a helicopter. After the bombings of WWII almost all of Tokyo has been built in the last seventy years. She then travels to Kyoto for the city's cherry blossom season.
Aidan tests his bush mechanics. They take part in an ancient ritual. In the air, Daryl calms nervous Elsie, then they run out of fuel.
When the passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the southern coast of Ireland in 1915, the ship sunk in just 18 minutes, taking 1200 people down with it. The needless tragedy arguably altered the course of World War I, as the number of Americans among the dead pulled the previously unaligned US and all its military might into the war. Focusing on eight individual passengers and the German U-boat captain, this enthralling film brings those desperate last 18 minutes onboard the Lusitania vividly to life. From the kitchens deep below deck to the first class cabins, it reveals stories of heroism, sacrifice, luck and misfortune and how these individuals' fight for survival impacted on the lives of millions world-wide.
By 2050, robots in all shapes and sizes will be doing all types of jobs. We explore working robots and how they are changing the World.
We're on the verge of unconvering the how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate. Did we come from strange volcanic hatcheries deep under the sea? Or did life on Earth come from another planet?
New gadgets are giving police extra sensory perception. Can your brain shfow when you're lying? The future of crime fighting on this episode of Earth 2050.
Gerard Depardieu and Laurent Audiot take us to Scotland to meet Keith, breeder of cows, close to the island of St Kilda, then they taste huge langoustines in Elgol and arrive to the pub Eilean Larmain to discover some Scottish whiskey. Their journey ends in the house of the Scottish writer Philip Kerr.
Gerard Depardieu is one of France's greatest actors. His lifelong passions are cinema, cuisine and encounters. This is a unique TV show where Depardieu plunges into a journey through different European regions, from Tuscany, Campania, Bavaria, Brittany, to Scotland and Spain, looking for its famous local specialities, identity and history. In this episode, Gerard and Laurent travel to Roscoff in Brittany to see lobster fishing. They visit Eric Baron, an apple grower and cider producer. Finally, they meet their friend, the chef Patrick Jeffroy in Carantec.
A designer creates a novel invention for a pooch with a problem. Thousands of abandoned dogs in Detroit get help from 'above'. And a humble fish gets a robotic alter ego.
As millions fight and die on the battlefield during World War II, another war is being fought in the laboratory. The US military selects J. Robert Oppenheimer to develop the world's first nuclear bomb, but Oppenheimer is in a race against Hitler's top physicist - the world renowned Werner Heisenberg. The very fate of the war, and the future of mankind hangs in the balance.
The Story of the Jews is an epic five-part series presented by historian Simon Schama exploring the story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. In the first episode, Simon Schama explores how a distinct Jewish identity began to emerge more than 3,000 years ago.
Peter travels from the Nepalese Himalayas to the south of India to make sense of the mystery of Indian religions. He finds out about the transmigration of the soul, karma, the pantheon of the gods and the high regard for gurus.
A fascinating social documentary which revisits a group of Russian children at seven-year intervals to track their personal development against a backdrop of incredible social and political change.
As Hitler's power grows within Nazi Germany, so does that of the Schutzstaffel, or SS. The SS has humble beginnings in the 1920s as the Fuhrer's personal body guard, but it also engineers Hitler's vision for a new Germany and a pure Aryan race. By the start of the war it has power with politics, police and security and is responsible for the creation of the concentration camps that will become the sites of the worst atrocities the world has ever seen. Its power, influence and terror spread with the creation of a military wing, the Waffen SS. By the end of the war the SS has grown into a machine that controls every aspect of the Third Reich and brutally disposes of any opposition to Hitler.
In the second phase of this project the Royal Engineers attempt to build and fire a full-scale replica of the flame projector, and to kick-start the rebuild Tony Robinson and historian Peter Barton travel to Chatham, UK, home of the Royal Engineers.
We're all fascinated by what we eat. This 10-part series will investigate food; explore the myths, the hidden nasties, and just what is good, or not good, for us in our diet.
This series investigates food; explores the myths, the hidden nasties, and looks at just what is good, or not good, for us in our diet. Co-hosted by emergency room doctor, Dr Renee Lim and food scientist Joe Avati with a team of top dieticians.
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. Alternative title: Tony Robinson Down Under.