To survive here, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable twists and turns - wet turning to dry, famine to feast. But it also supports more large mammals here than anywhere else on Earth.
When Weather Changed History is an innovative series spotlighting the weather that has quite literally changed our world. Stories are told with an eye toward the unexpected by highlighting the ways in which the power of nature has steered much of history.
Monty Halls goes back to his marine biologist roots as he studies whales and dolphins off the spectacular west coast of Ireland. This week his mission is to track dolphins in the bay using sonar technology to record the whistles and clicks they use to communicate with each other.
Historian Dan Snow joins military archaeologists as they investigate the former battlegrounds of the Second World War, uncovering little-known stories of the period. In this episode, Dan heads out to sea to hear the story of the Empire Heritage, a cargo ship filled with Sherman Tanks sunk off Malin Head during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1944.
The incredible story of the making of the album which put Deep Purple at the pinnacle of 70s hard rock.
At 4.35am on September 4, 2010 the city of Christchurch, New Zealand with a population of 400,000, felt the formidable 7.1 magnitude shudder of the earth. It was the beginning of a year-long nightmare, we learnt a new word, liquefaction, close to 10,000 tremors, and while still grieving began to recover. Over this time we follow the journey of 10 Christchurch residents as they talk candidly of their struggles in one of the worst natural disasters in New Zealand's history.
Have you ever wondered how aluminium foil is made? From adhesive bandages to contact lenses, find out how many of the everyday objects we use become the things they are.
This powerful documentary follows the lives of the residents of Christchurch in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake which killed 182 people and destroyed many homes and businesses.
In this episode, Paul boards the Jacobite steamtrain, and star of the Harry Potter movies, to make one of the world's most famous railways journeys.
Losing your virginity is one of those life-defining moments that can be intimate, exciting and nerve-wracking all at once. Popular presenter Cherry Healey wants to find out if that one simple little act, good or bad, really does have a lasting impact. From a girl's first time in the back of a Fiat Panda to a guy who has 'popped his cherry' three times, Cherry looks for essential truths among the tales of sex and debauchery to see if losing virginity is about more than just having sex for the first time.
How do they make personal watercrafts, ice skates, and wine? Find out as more everyday items are put under the microscope.
A 93-year-old man is brought in with life-threatening injuries after being knocked down by a hit-and-run driver just outside the hospital. He goes into cardiac arrest, and a consultant must keep his heart going manually in a bid to save his life.
Friends predict Eric won't see 30 if he keeps taking crack and heroin. Two doctors are on a mission to reveal the effects on his body and mind in the hope that this will shock him into getting clean.
Two weeks into the eight-week experiment and the experts focus on the couples' communication styles - both verbal and non-verbal. John takes the couples to an archery range. This may seem like tempting fate, but he wants to show them how focusing on the positives rather than the negatives pays dividends in both archery and relationships.
Go behind the scenes of Ferrari's top-secret factory in Marnello, Italy, to learn the design secrets of their newest sports car. See why autos with the Prancing Stallion emblem are so highly prized.
Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are.