The extraordinary tale of some of the people, places and events that shaped Canada - stories of change makers and rule breakers, dreamers and visionaries, scientists and entrepreneurs who forged a nation in a vast and harsh land. With groundbreaking CGI and a cast of celebrity interviews that take us inside Canada's biggest stories, this series is truly a celebration of a nation that has transformed its differences into understanding and created an identity that is uniquely diverse. In the season premiere, hundreds of Indigenous nations with advanced cultures already live in Canada when French and English colonisers arrive and fight for land claims. Indigenous people suffer as a result of first contact.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has built an impressive legal legacy as a pioneer in gender equality. This film explores the inspiring journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the US's highest court.
The Civil War, one of the most defining moments in American history, tore a nation apart, pitting North against South - brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the United States a more perfect union, where the human rights of every person are guaranteed. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colourised to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. This episode examines the cultural and political tensions that ultimately explode into the most storied and bloodied war ever to be fought on US soil.
John F Kennedy launches a long-shot bid for power, and the seemingly perfect candidate must confront the issues of his health, faith and fidelity if he is to have any chance of reaching the White House.
In just a few years, crowdfunding has empowered a whole new generation of artists to create things in a way that's never been seen before. Over a period of three years, the film is following the endeavours of poker card designer Jackson Robinson, hippie Zach Crain, and video game veteran Brain Fargo, all of whom reach out to the crowd in order to change their lives forever.
As Big Ben goes silent for a multimillion-dollar restoration, architectural historian Anna Keay gains exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the work.
Julia learns about the Orange Revolution and the ongoing social issues in Ukraine. Julia returns to the city of her birth, Kiev. She begins her homecoming by touring its picturesque streets and markets with her tour guide, Valentina.
Every family has them. But no family has built higher walls around their secrets than the Kennedys, who fend off relentless attacks from the media and the tabloids to protect the family's reputation and ambitions. Their commitment to their image is so ingrained that it transcends PR and strikes deep with the Kennedy clan itself - where secrets are kept even between family members, and threats to the status quo can lead to excommunication and worse.
On this episode, Neil gets his first glimpse ever of a live volcano with its lunar landscape, steaming vents and bubbling mud pools and discovers the sombre story behind the failed attempts of sulphur mining. Marine Archaeologist Matt Carter discovers a tale of tragedy, treasure and treachery down on Mahia Peninsula. Geologist Hamish Campbell digs for new science and examines why the East Cape is the hotspot to study a great unknown - how to predict earthquakes and tsunamis. Marine Biologist Jacky Geurts hunts down apostles from Gisborne's Age of Aquarius. Riria Hotere steps out of her comfort zone and into the wonderful world of bees to find out the difference between a five-dollar pot of honey and a $150 pot of honey. And Neil reflects on the sublime joys of the wild and wonderful in the clear waters of Tatapouri Bay, by partaking in a thrilling stingray feeding routine.
Paul Murton of Grand Tours of Scotland takes us on a journey to investigate the mysterious disappearance from history of a forgotten Scottish prince, Henry Fredrick Stuart, the best king Britain never had. Not many of us will know his name, but Henry started the British Museum and the Royal Collection and was the first royal prince to back a permanent settlement on American soil in the early 1700s.
John Denver, began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as one of America's best-selling performers, often described as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era. Recording and releasing approximately 300 songs, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide with his lyrics reflecting his joy in nature and disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver, who was an avid pilot, died at the age of 53 flying his personal Canard aircraft in a single-fatality crash.
Dr Helen Czerski examines extraordinary archive, eyewitness footage and the latest scientific research to discover the secrets of two of Earth's hottest natural phenomena - lightning and volcanoes.
We piece together the last days of the Tang treasure ship's journey and reveal one of the ancient world's greatest trading routes.
To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts.
This documentary celebrates 100 years of the famous character Tarzan from print and in film. Featuring in-depth discussions with current and past actors in the Tarzan franchise: Christopher Lambert, Dennis Miller, Margot Robbie, Casper Van Dien, Alexander Skaarsgard and many more.
Why did the great pharaohs of Egypt abandon the pyramids of Giza and choose a secret cemetery in the Valley of the Kings as their burial ground?
Mary Beard tells the story of Julius Caesar, who rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful man in Rome - and his death in the most famous assassination in history. Julius Caesar was a general, dictator, politician, and the most famous Roman of them all.
Joseph Kennedy's political ambition passes first to his son Joe Jr, and then to reluctant second son, Jack.