Dr David Starkey presents the remarkable story of Charles II who secured the restoration of the English monarchy by a series of political twists and turns.
It's a new year and another season of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, ready to help you shake off the festive excesses. In this special new year program, Saleyha Ahsan oversees a world-first experiment to see how we can burn more fat - without doing any more exercise.
Michael Mosley gives a cheat's guide to a better body, with results that astonish the scientists. Chris van Tulleken puts protein shakes to the test, and surgeon Gabriel Weston meets a woman who has sight restored for the first time in 16 years, thanks to a bionic eye.
Planet Earth II was full of amazing, unique and colourful footage, but how was this achieved? Sir David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary dangers his crew went through to produce one of the most amazing documentaries of our time.
The doctors are in Glasgow, using a cutting-edge technique to discover whether olive oil really is good for us. Chris van Tulleken gets to the truth about whether beards are unhygienic, Michael Mosley interrogates the experts about whether meat is bad for us, and Saleyha Ahsan hears from the survivors of sepsis on how we can all spot the signs of this little-known killer.
Thirty-something couple Bretwood Higman and wife Erin McKittrick hiked 4,000 miles to one of the remotest parts of Alaska 4 years ago. They live half the year in a self-built Mongolian-style yurt - and the other half trekking in the wilderness - accompanied by their infant children. Ben learns vital survival skills to live in the wild - grizzly bear protection, storm navigation and paddling tiny rafts through freezing waters to reach a stunning glacier.
In this episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr tells how Britain's Industrial Revolution created the modern world.
This program is the result of a series of community projects run by Big Hart, a non-profit organisation. From 1998 to 2004 over 500 young people were asked to tell stories about when they felt 'not at home'. Stories of Love deals with the issues of parental love, drug use, gaol and grief.
Tonight Dave decides to challenge the idea that all politicians are liars by standing on a platform of complete truth and honesty in the recent Queensland election. Is this a pipe dream, or is Dave pioneering a new way forward?
With the world's economy in a mess, more and more people are ending up without a roof over their heads. Dave discovers what it's like to be homeless in the big city. He feels what it's like to be hungry, cold and humiliated but somehow, through the kindness of strangers, he manages to see the sunshine and not the rain.
A look into the journey Meghan Markle has taken to become a royal bride-to-be. Starting from her engagement to Harry to her first public engagements, royal watchers give their opinion on the impact Meghan is having on the royal family.
The team uses incredible new laser-scanning technology to uncover the engineering secrets behind ancient Rome's Colosseum.
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.