Julia Bradbury sets off across the Eden Valley, a sparse land today but full of signs of ancient and uncertain human habitation.
A busy night shift sees a series of men admitted with various problems. Father-of-six Stacey is experiencing breathing difficulties, but his demanding attitude appears to mask a vulnerability.
In this second episode, they travel from January to the March equinox. Kate Humble gets closer to the sun than she has ever been before, while Helen Czerski visits a place that gets some of the biggest and fastest snowstorms 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.
The 9/11 attacks were one of the biggest terrorist atrocities of the 21st century. This horrific event has generated a multitude of outlandish conspiracy theories. Comedian Andrew Maxwell believes the findings of the official US Government investigation that laid responsibility for the attacks on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. In order to change their minds by confronting them with the facts, he takes five young Brits who believe in different elements of these conspiracy theories on a road trip from New York to Washington.
Comedians Hugh Dennis and David Baddiel drive over 2,000 kilometres of Ethiopia's death-defying, bone-shaking roads in a quest to reach Aksum, known as the home of the Ark of the Covenant.
Over three mountain ranges and across three valleys, the second stage of Julia Bradbury's journey is a grand traverse of Wainwright's much-loved Lake District.
Marseille is crowned the 2013 European City of Culture but it is an area of staggering contrasts where a billionaire's playground is a stone's throw from some of Europe's most deprived and dangerous housing estates.
Julia Bradbury sets off to walk across the whole of northern England from the west to the east coast. Enthusiasm and expectation are high as Julia begins her grand adventure at the western extremity of northern England, St Bees Head.
Maasai warriors, Lemarti Loyaban and Boniface Kandari have decided that rather than fear the modern world, they need to understand it. So with the elders' blessing, they travel to New York on a voyage of discovery.
In this powerful 6-part series, filmmakers spent a year inside a high- profile maximum security correctional centre, Hays State Prison in Georgia, a fortress built to house criminals who other prisons can't handle. Within its walls are 2,500 of America's toughest criminal inmates. During the series we go behind the scenes of US maximum security prisons as we follow the inmates and witness the brutal reality of life inside.
If you are a certain age chances are you remember exactly where you were in the early hours of September 27 thirty years ago. It was the day an Australian yacht ended the longest winning streak in sporting history, grabbing the legendary America's Cup from the grandees of the New York Yacht Club. Unprecedented and spontaneous celebrations broke out all around the nation from the coastal fringe and deep into the Outback. In this thirtieth anniversary year, with many of the key players now advanced in age, Australian Story revisits those euphoric and nation defining events.
The story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies and adversaries.
In this episode, Julia begins the longest walk yet, a journey through the Highlands over territory with a history of clan conflict and links with folk hero Rob Roy.
Play examines humanity's love affair with sport. Everywhere, people play sports. It is one of the few things that connects every person on the planet. From the first primitive impulse to the greatest show on Earth, from the most obscure, unheard of sport to the most broadcast, from the dry plateaus of Ethiopia to stadiums pulsing with cheering fans, the program travels to the heart of this universal activity that transcends barriers of class, cultures, and even time.
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. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.
From the Vatican in Rome Geraldine Doogue presents history in the making as the new Pope is elected.