Three mates with their own individual skills deconstruct history by reconstructing the devices that made it. This fun, lively and fast paced 'hands on history' show reveals some surprising insights into the past.
Stephen Fry explores his passion for controversial composer Richard Wagner. Can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with Hitler's Nazi regime?
Six different faiths... six young Australians. What will happen when they switch lives for two weeks? Freeman, a young Buddhist monk, switches lives with Anthony, a devoted Maronite Catholic. Freeman is hosted by the St Charbel's community in Sydney's west. Anthony is spending his two weeks at Chenrezig Institute, the Buddhist monastery where Freeman spent his childhood.
In this four-part series, some of Britain's worst licence-holding drivers seek professional help to sort out their problem driving. Assembled are a rich cast of characters whose driving could all change for the good in just one remarkable lesson. We see how their phobias, quirks and bad habits - often developed over years - have damaged their relationships with friends and family and severely dented the undeniable joy of motoring.
The extraordinary and intimate lives of the soft-skinned amphibians. Marsupial frogs where the father carries his young in pouches, giant metre-long salamanders staging wrestling matches and newts that display just like birds of paradise. From steamy jungles to dry deserts, David looks at the bizarre life histories that enabled the amphibians to break their ties with water and invade the earth.
The 300-year old Paris Opera Ballet School is today a fabled place with an international reputation. It is home to 130 pupils, aged from 8 to 18, all driven by an intense desire to succeed. Over the course of one year, this series follows the young dancers in their endeavours to survive the gruelling disciplines and training, to eventually form an elite group of ballet dancers at the top of their profession. In French.
The Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest music party in the world, and Sweden is the heart - having created the ultimate Eurovision act, ABBA, and winning the contest five times. In The Heart of Eurovision with Julia Zemiro, Julia and her trusty campervan embark upon a journey of discovery across Europe to Sweden: to the very heart of Eurovision.
Award-winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Today, Alice Pung discusses how culture affects storytelling and ideas of survival.
Whether she is discussing economic meltdown with her prime minister or Halloween pumpkins with her florist, Our Queen shows the private as well as the public side of a sovereign whose 60th anniversary on the throne was celebrated by millions around the world.
Stephen Fry examines how gadgets can make shopping and cooking so much easier and far more entertaining. He escorts the world's only driverless shopping trolley around the supermarket, tests high-end barbecues and tries out an array of fancy kitchen gadgets as he prepares to host a spectacular dinner party for his friends Derren Brown, Carol Vorderman and Jo Brand.
Farmer and television presenter Jimmy Doherty wants to experience the British forests first hand. From a beautiful tree house constructed across two large oak trees, Jimmy charts the unfolding of the four seasons.
A compelling drama-documentary which tells the story of how, three years after the 7/7 attacks on London, a busy shopping centre in Bristol was the intended target of a devastating terrorist attack.
When Australian kickboxing champion Roger Abbas was killed in mysterious circumstances in Syria in late 2012, it set off a chain of stories in the national media about Australian citizens heading over there to take part in the war - either as humanitarians or 'jihadists'. But why would born and bred Aussies like Roger want to put their lives on the line for a country they have no connection to?
A rare glimpse behind the doors of some of the world's leading fashion houses. The series follows four different fashion houses 36 hours before a show. Tonight, we meet German fashion designer, artist and photographer Karl Lagerfeld who is the director of Italian high fashion house, Fendi.
Follows the journey of four young Aboriginal volunteers -Trent, Michael, Kelli and Lorelle - as they take up the challenge of living in and working for a village community in Tamil Nadu, India.
In the final episode of the series there is a break out. Two inmates with violent histories, long sentences, and nothing to lose escape. Now it's up to law enforcement to track them down.
In the final episode, Henry examines the roles that animals play as food, medicine, and drugs around the world. He looks at the illegal trade in animal parts, and also asks what makes animals acceptable for consumption in some cultures but sacred or a beloved pet in another.
This week's program concludes the dramatic story of Olympic cyclist Anna Meares. Meares has dominated women's cycling for nearly a decade. Her first big rival was her own sister and then came fierce battles on and off the track with British favourite Victoria Pendleton. The program reveals details of the audacious victory plan devised by the Australian team in the lead up to the London Olympics and the surprising aftermath...