Elizabeth's relationship with her younger sister Margaret and the sensational Townsend affair; the breaking down of the customary deference to royalty revealing those early, very public and messy debates over royal money and the end of the British empire, and its transformation in to the Commonwealth in the 1950s. All this played out against a backdrop of being a young mother on the throne with a marriage in crisis.
This is a day-in-the-life documentary of Jafar Panahi's experience of being under house arrest in Iran. Filmed almost entirely inside his apartment in Tehran, Panahi expresses his frustration of not being allowed to do what he values most - to make films. The Iranian writer/director of internationally acclaimed films such as The White Balloon, The Circle and Offside, Panahi is under house arrest and has a 20 year ban on making films, leaving Iran and talking to the media.
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline.
Despite opposition from mental health organisations, there are licensed therapists across the United States offering a controversial type of therapy which claims to turn gay people straight. Presenter Stacey Dooley travels to the American West to meet young men taking part in 'Gay Conversion Therapy' to find out if it is possible to change your sexual orientation and become straight.
This week's program has the untold personal story of an Australian cricket captain through the eyes of those closest to him.
Narrated by Rachel Griffiths, this documentary gives a human face to the struggle taking place over the Jabiluka Mine in the middle of World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park in Northern Australia.
Political philosopher, visionary, husband and father, dynamic orator and minister. We continue Malcolm X's remarkable journey fro his birth in Omaha, Nebraska, to his assassination in NYC in 1965.
The first travellers to come north were predominantly men. Scotland was considered to be very much a 'man's world' - full of unseen perils, and definitely not a place for ladies! In this episode, Paul Murton travels through Dumfries and Galloway to uncover the stories of the pioneering female tourists who were determined not to be left at home and bravely headed north to explore Scotland.
Mercury can reach a blistering 400 C, with the planet's sunny side offering a stunning view of solar flares. On Venus, temperatures are hot enough to melt lead and acid smog eats through bare metal.
Jules Hudson and his team are off the Isle of Wight diving on HMS Borealis a ship from Convoy Peewit sunk in the openings stages of the Battle of Britain. Using previously unseen colour film from 1940 he tells the heartbreaking story of two pilots killed in the Battle of Britain and the glamorous woman at the centre of both their lives.
More than 150 years after Charles Darwin formulated his ground-breaking theory of evolution on the remote archipelago, Attenborough explains how life on the islands has continued to evolve in biological isolation, examining how the ever-changing volcanic landscape has given birth to species and sub-species that exist nowhere else in the world.
Episode four follows the intensive care and respiratory doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital as they deal with difficult ethical decisions. Modern medicine means that most children who come here will get better and leave within a short time but some conditions are so complex that the children become dependent on technology to keep them alive. Parents and doctors must weigh up when to keep relying on technology, and when it is no longer right to continue treatment.
As the world waits for Benedict XVI's successor, Compass explores what Australian Catholics are considering they want from their new Pope.
In this episode, Anthony lands in Laos, a land with picturesque landscapes, exotic cuisines and a mysterious history.
Saima Mohsin is in California to see how bacteria are being harnessed to turn human waste into biodegradable plastics.
This week Drew and Tee fly to Norway where they set out on a 1500-kilometre adventure. Although concerned the prices may be out of their reach, Drew seals his first Norwegian deal at an old sawmill turned gallery.
Musical legend Pete Townshend takes us to his home studio to discuss Quadrophenia, which he calls "the last great album The Who ever made".
This is an intimate and revealing film on an artist recognised as one of the world's greatest living painters. For the first time, Richter allows access behind the scenes at his studio, as we witness him creating a series of new abstract works.