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.
This episode explores the wildly contrasting experiences of the community midwives who look after mums on opposite sides of the Wirral Peninsula near Liverpool. On the west are million-pound houses, on the east are some of the most deprived areas in the country... In the middle is Arrowe Park Hospital. From here, community midwives venture out to look after the mums on both sides, before and after they have their babies.
A woman with a weak immune system owing to the radiotherapy she underwent for breast cancer is bitten by her cat, a minor injury that could cause her serious problems. A 71-year-old with terminal cancer is brought in with breathing difficulties and a decision must be made about whether to resuscitate her if her condition worsens.
Long before the era of package holidays in Spain, most Scots spent their summer holidays by the Scottish seaside. In the final episode, Paul goes in search of Scottish sunshine.
Strong In The City follows the journey of three strong Aboriginal women, Inawinyti, Nellie and Wandatjura as they transition from living on the lands to life in the big city.
Four ordinary Australian couples embark on a confronting and challenging eight week journey to happiness and relationship fulfilment. The end of the eight weeks is in sight, but the couples still have many hurdles to overcome.
A dramatic minute-by-minute account of the massive storm that brought New York State to its knees in late October 2012. Using satellite imagery, CGI mapping and the powerful personal testimony of those who lived through it, this is a forensic analysis of the meteorological, engineering and human devastation wreaked by Hurricane Sandy.
In the final episode, Ewan journeys up the mighty Congo River, where he passes through frontier towns in the wilds of Central Africa, encounters a unique subculture for whom style is a religion, and ventures deep into the jungle in search of Pygmy tribes.
Hawaii may seem like an island paradise but with the highest rate of methamphetamine abuse in the United States, the island's dealers can demand sky-high prices from tweaked out meth heads.
Following a network of now forgotten steamer routes, Paul goes in search of the true spirit of Scotland, travelling from loch to loch in Argyll and then out to Islay.
Once an actress in Coronation Street, Tricia is now too embarrassed to have friends round as her hoard of bric-a-brac and junk has buried her dining room table and become host to an infestation of rats. Stelios hopes to prove that his special mix of therapies can help Tricia.
Follows a small team of Australian Catholic pilgrims rallying young people from across Australia to attend the world's largest youth event, World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008.
No longer a taboo, for millions of people, having a tattoo is the closest they come to owning a unique work of art. Funny, eye watering, jaw dropping and uplifting, this documentary explores the world of tattoos; the people who do them, the people who have them and what they say about their lives, why they get them and what they feel about them. It's about the stories behind what gets printed on the skin. For many what starts as a drunken dare becomes a compulsion, with full arm, leg, chest, back and even head tattoos now far more popular than ever before. And on the flip side, as tattooing kits become cheaper and more accessible via the internet, more people are 'having a go' at tattooing themselves - with predictably varying results. And, when it all goes wrong, it's the professional tattooists' job to try to fix them.
The plant in Bolzano, Northern Italy first manufactured military hardware in the 1970s and now turns out a variety of war machines, from simple delivery van-based 4x4 troop movers, through to armored cars and personnel carriers to the Ariete, the main battle tank for the Italian army.
In this episode, Paul travels by vintage bike through the spectacular scenery of the central Highlands to better appreciate the charms of nature.
As World War Two was drawing to an end, a Jewish group named the Avengers formed to hunt down persecutors known to have contributed to deaths during the Holocaust.
Political philosopher, visionary, husband and father, dynamic orator and militant minister. This is Malcolm X's remarkable journey from his birth in Omaha, Nebraska, to his assassination in NYC in 1965.
For generations, the Firth of Clyde was a favourite holiday destination for millions of Scots, both rich and poor. In this episode, Paul explores the delights of this famous stretch of water.