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.
Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are.
Following a 19th-century guidebook, presenter Paul Murton explores the parts of Scotland that have charmed visitors for two centuries. In this episode, Paul discovers how 19th-century Scotland's mountains and glens were a playground for rich gentlemen eager to test themselves against the forces of nature.
This episode of The Midwives follows three trainees at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, as they embark on the daunting task of learning to become a midwife. The three-year training is tough and before the students qualify, they have to clock up 40 births under supervision. Then suddenly they are on their own with no one to turn to.
In the final episode of this six-part series, Cherry Healey sets out to discover how money affects people's relationships in a world obsessed with material wealth. Who controls the purse strings in a couple? Can one have too much money? And what happens to love when someone has led the high life and lost it all? What's it like to marry a woman whose father has never said no?
May 24, 1988: Flying through a violent tropical thunderstorm, TACA Flight #110 begins its final descent towards New Orleans when both engines fail and the plane begins dropping from the sky. The pilots restart both engines but almost immediately they overheat forcing the pilots to shut them down. Without power for the second time and falling fast, they consider ditching the plane in a canal but aim instead for a narrow grass levee. With 38 passengers bracing for a crash, the pilots manage one of the most remarkable landings in the history of commercial aviation.
In the second episode, BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders turns her attention to the radical free-market economist Friedrich Hayek, who believed in the primacy of the market and that all attempts to regulate and control it were misguided and would end in failure.
In this fascinating and moving four-part reality series, psychotherapist Stelios Kiosses offers a groundbreaking approach to the treatment of compulsive hoarding. Together with a team of de-clutterers, Stelios hopes to change the mindset of the hoarders he meets, and help them reclaim their lives.
A genuine Aussie Icon is commemorating its 125th anniversary with Australia's first super deluxe rum. From the sugar cane fields to the bottling plant, go inside the Bundaberg Rum Megafactory.
For centuries, Scotland was regarded as a wild and dangerous place to visit. To find out what changed to make Scotland a popular tourist destination, presenter Paul Murton recreates six Scottish grand tours suggested by a 19th-century copy of Black's Picturesque Guide to Scotland.
The world's most popular soft drink is produced in just 30 places around the globe. Go back to where it all began and see how Coke designs new drinks and recycles glass to make its signature bottle.
Looks at the secret war conducted by the USA in Laos in the 1960s and early 70s.
The story of German architect Albert Speer, one of the only war criminals to accept his guilt during the Nuremberg trials, although there were doubts about the scale of his remorse. Speer's crimes included using and organising slave labour in death camps and prolonging the war by his fanatical work to develop the Nazi war machine.
How do they make fiberglass boats, clothes dryers, and bubble gum? Find out as more everyday items are put under the microscope.
Michael Wood travels through Syria and Iraq to uncover the story of Alexander the Great's decisive battle against the Persian Empire in 331 BC.
Stevie Wright became a superstar at the age of sixteen, with the iconic 1960s rock band The Easybeats - the first Australian group to achieve chart success in the UK, US and Europe. He went on to win another generation of fans as a solo artist with hits like 'Evie', 'Hard Road' and 'Black Eyed Bruiser'. But along with the exhilarating highs, he has experienced devastating lows - which on several occasions could have been fatal. Now the legend of Stevie Wright is being rekindled with help from fellow musician and lifelong fan, Scott McRae who has created a 'rockumentary' live show of his idol's extraordinary life.
Utilising the new field of 'Big History', which blends multiple disciplines to provide greater insight into the formation of our world, the The Story of All of Us will draw upon surprising links from geography, natural history and science.
In this episode, Morgan travels for days into the jungle and up a river with the PanEco Foundation to witness the untold story of cataclysmic destruction.