The Atlantic became a killing field as German submarines took on the might of the dominant British Navy during World War I. The stealth and silent killers were able to sink 5200 ships by war's end, and nearly brought Britain to its knees. But in their frenzy of attacks, the Germans sink the US passenger liner Lusitania, killing nearly 2000 on board. American outrage helped President Wilson get Congress to finally agree to enter the war. In the end, the Allied Atlantic blockade forces Germany to surrender, but the submarine was established as an effective military weapon.
This final episode charts how Egypt's enemies exploit a country weakened by internal strife, ultimately leading to its destruction.
In World War I, tanks were the first armoured fighting machine to be used on the battlefield. These "land ships", as they were first called, were championed by Head of the British Admiralty Winston Churchill. Adapted from an American tractor with caterpillar tracks, the machine was designed in secrecy to break through the heavily fortified trenches and offer protection for troops that were being mowed down by heavy artillery. Though a massive failure in their first combat in the Battle of the Somme- they broke down and got stuck in the mud-British government propaganda reversed the story and paved the way for thousands of tanks to be built and become a decisive weapon in the war.
This documentary tells the inside story of the happy couple, from childhood to courtship to proposal. We also take a look at Meghan Markle's ancestral story through exclusive interviews and original genealogy research.
Levison and his guide journey by any means available through Azerbaijan, a rugged country known as 'The Lands of Fire' before walking through a notorious village known as a breeding ground for IS fighters.
Will Smith along with current and former astronauts question why, of all the life on earth, we are the only beings that evolved enough to leave this planet?
This historical documentary tells the story of the moment in history when Christian preacher Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Kamil meet on a battlefield and discover they have more in common than that which divides them. Their meetings led to a ceasefire that lasted an astonishing eight years.
Cities are growing at a faster rate than any other habitat on Earth. They may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of opportunity for animals like the leopards in Mumbai or peregrine falcons of New York City.
Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 73 BC that Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator fighting for the entertainment of the Romans, broke out of gladiator school and started a slave revolt. The republic's rulers were so panicked by the protest that they offered unprecedented power to a single, ambitious individual - Crassus - who promised victory in what would prove a dark foreshadowing of Rome's slide into dictatorship.
Michael Mosley and the doctors go behind the health myths and headlines. In this program, Michael joins volunteers in a study to discover whether just changing your diet can lower cholesterol as much as taking drugs like statins - with surprising results.
Saleyha Ahsan reveals new research that could cure snoring, surgeon Gabriel Weston sees the incredible results of an unusual treatment for a hospital superbug which could soon be saving lives here in the UK, and Chris van Tulleken investigates the truth behind skincare products - could they being doing you more harm than good?
You may be free from grey hairs and wrinkles, but do your insides tell a different story? The team examine the science behind getting old, and help ordinary people slow down the speed at which they're ageing.
Janis Joplin's life story is revealed through archival footage, revealing interviews with friends and family and rare personal letters, presenting an intimate portrait of a bright, complicated artist who changed music.
The South African children filmed at 7, 14 and 21 are now 28. We follow their adult stories through joy and despair for a complex look at South Africa in 2013.
In one of Saqqara's last pyramids, Joann uncovers evidence of famine as the young Egyptian state suffers a worsening climate; Egypt is plunged into the dark ages and civil war.
Stan is on a mission to find ultimate pain-proof Superhumans. He sends Daniel to meet four people who can control their perception of pain, and push their bodies to unthinkable levels.
This documentary feature was filmed as four short films over a three-year period, and is cleverly interwoven to tell a beautiful and complex tale about the largely 'invisible' trans-men.
Breaking a Monster begins as the three members of band Unlocking the Truth are all in seventh grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk in Times Square, often drawing substantial crowds. They take on a manager: a 70-year-old industry veteran. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8 million record deal and a precarious initiation into the music industry. Anything feels possible, and in some moments the band can almost feel the eyes of the world gazing upon them.
The boys are coming of age, not only as they make the leap to being professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and take their first steps into the complexities of adulthood. The accelerated breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time, Breaking a Monster is the story of this rapid transformation.
A remarkable black-and-white film detailing the creation of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree.