Have you ever wondered how things are made? From adhesive bandages to contact lenses, find out how many of the everyday objects we use become the things they are.
The powerful 70-ton Abrams M1 tank is regularly stripped and refurbished at a US army factory, after several months in combat operations. Learn how the entire process to repair this monster is carried out.
In episode 5, Laura (38) has been overweight for as long as she can remember. At her heaviest Laura weighed 197kgs and was walking with two sticks, had an asthma condition and was on a myriad of prescription drugs. Laura's weight spiralled out of control when she was sexually assaulted in her home. Laura has had enough and is about to undergo gastric bypass surgery. She has been committed to a strict regime to prepare for this life-changing procedure.
In a journey that takes him from the casinos of Las Vegas to Buddhist monasteries in the foothills of the Himalayas, Richard Dawkins examines how both religious and non-religious people struggle to find meaning in their lives.
In episode four, Cherry goes on a quest to find out how prejudiced people are in today's politically correct world. Are they as open-minded as they like to think they are? Or are intolerance and bigotry still rife in the UK?
Every year nearly 600 million customers flock to 296 IKEA stores in 36 countries. From teaspoons to living rooms, see how the entire contents of a home are created in a huge variety of styles.
This episode, we find out how surgical instruments, ketchup, double-decker buses and walking sticks are made.
Right in the heart of Dublin, the 48 acre Guinness factory races against the clock to roast, brew, bottle and ship more than one million pints of the world's most popular dark beer every year.
Week five in Hollywood for the six Aussie actors seeking fame and fortune. Alycia is excited. Not only has she scored the lead in a feature film after only being in Hollywood for a few short weeks, but she is now about to be flown to Canada to meet the director.
Find out how audio vacuum tubes, light bars, wood model aircraft and metal snare drums are made.
See how kitchen accessories, central vacuums, paper-mache animals and hydraulic cylinders are made.
The story of Palestine is one of ever-shifting borders, land battles fought in the streets between warring races. Palestine has become a cause for which men will kill and die as martyrs. Others are willing to die to prove there is no Palestine.
This episode, we find out how filigree glass, fish food and motor homes are made.
Dr Adam Rutherford concludes his compelling journey through 350 years of science to discover the secrets of the cell - and of life itself. The Spark Of Life begins with some of the earliest evidence of life on Earth: fossilised cells that are a staggering one billion years old. It is now believed that all life on Earth began with one primordial cell from which every living thing evolved. Today, however, knowledge of the cell has brought humankind to the brink of something truly profound.
Almost all modern medicine relies on our ability to stop dangerous bacteria in their tracks. But over the years, our overuse of antibiotics has helped breed a dangerous collection of bacteria that have become increasingly resistant to these drugs. These superbugs are putting patients at risk of succumbing to diseases like tuberculosis or gangrene. This program travels to the front line of the war against bacteria. From the ancient caves of New Mexico to the sewers of Karachi, it highlights the work that hopes to stop the superbugs in their tracks.
This episode tells the story of the Allied forces hunt for Joachim Peiper, the man responsible for the massacre of American POWs during the war.
This week it is the turn of Aron Ralston, arguably the most famous survivor in the world, to take his chances alone in the wild. His ordeal in a Utah canyon, where he had to cut off his own arm after getting trapped, was made into the Oscar-nominated film '127 Hours'. Now, he's spending another 127 hours as a castaway on a desert island, using the parallel timeline to relive his previous ordeal. The two stories merge, as he starts to suffer debilitating dehydration, and remembers how in the canyon he had to drink his own urine.