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.
In the final episode, we meet the specialist midwives at Manchester's Saint Mary's Hospital. They help mums and dads through high-risk pregnancies which endanger the baby or put the mothers' health under threat. Squeezed into a small office, between them these midwives see over 1,000 women every year.
In this episode, Julia faces the ultimate Wainwright challenge: Scafell Pike, England's highest peak. Before tackling the 1000 metre ascent, she seeks advice from celebrated fell-runner and local farmer Jos Naylor.
This documentary provides a portrait of the late Joe Sarno, one of the pioneering directors of the 1960s 'sexploitation' film genre. Known for a distinctly economic style and an abiding interest in tense, psycho-sexual character development, Sarno has come to be recognised as one of the true auteurs to emerge from the sexploitation form.
Actor Liam Cunningham travels to the Seychelles as he follows three Irish ex-Defence Forces personnel who have made a significant contribution in dealing with security threats to the Seychelles government and its people.
In this episode, Julia is in Britain's wettest vale, the Borrowdale Valley, to climb to the summit of Castle Crag.
Presented by Jason Farrell this program captures and explores the thrills, passion and controversy of the Pamplona Bull Run.
Containing one third of the world's trees, the frozen forests of the Taiga truly are the 'lungs of the planet'. This great forest spans right around the globe: across North America, Scandinavia, and extending across Siberia to the shores of the Pacific.
Five million Australians, one-quarter of the population, call themselves Catholic. At the core of their belief is the Mass, the ritual in which Christ becomes present to the faithful. Only a male unmarried priest can say Mass. The trouble is the Roman Catholic Church is running out of priests and soon won't have enough to conduct Sunday Masses. Though in some places there's been a slight increase in numbers studying for the priesthood, there are still too few to replace ageing and retiring priests. Priests are being brought in from overseas, and some former Anglican priests are filling parish vacancies. But these strategies may present more problems than solutions. Some Anglican-turned-Catholic priests are already married. So, if marriage is no impediment for them, why the prohibition on married Catholic priests? Many Catholics, including priests and some bishops, think it's time to abandon mandatory celibacy and to admit married men and women to the priesthood.
Since 9/11 Pakistan has become ground zero in the global war on terror, facing consistent accusations of harbouring the world's most dangerous terrorists and providing safe haven to Taliban fighters from neighbouring Afghanistan. Less known is the impact of terrorism on Pakistan itself. More than 35,000 civilians have died in terror attacks since 9/11, along with countless soldiers and police officers.
With Charles' investiture as the Prince of Wales, two new princes and a Silver Jubilee it seemed Elizabeth II had created a solid and permanent monarchy. Then in 1980's her sons married. As the cracks appeared in these marriages, Elizabeth II's monarchy was shaken to its core.
As it was not possible to try Hitler for crimes against humanity at Nuremberg, the prosecutors turned to the next best thing: his deputy, Hermann Goering.
This is the second episode of a four-part documentary series about life at a Manchester STI Clinic. Follow the ups and downs of the sex lives of the residents of one of Britain's biggest party cities. How do the people on the front line stem an epidemic?
The logistical brains behind Hitler's Final Solution, Adolf Eichmann organised the transportation of six million Jews to the death camps. The Holocaust even made him rich. Eichmann stole the Jews' last possessions and sold them for profit.
Despite the lure of video games, children spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO. From the creative gurus to the robotic assembly to the fickle test market, uncover the secrets to its success.
n this episode, Julia sets off to tackle her first mountain - Blencathra. Julia's route to the summit sees her tackle Sharp Edge, the Lake District's most technical and vertigo-inducing ridge climb.
The emotional conclusion to our story about former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting and his family. This episode has the inside story of a series of dramatic highs and lows on and off the field.
Every year thousands of young people risk their lives attempting to cross the border from Mexico to secure a better life in America. The area is under constant surveillance by guards and helicopters, and these desperate people know, as they embark on a five day trek across the wilderness of the Sonoran Desert, that they will be exposed to ferociously high temperatures and deadly rattlesnakes.