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 very heart of Africa is covered in dense tropical rainforest. The animals that live here find the most ingenious ways to carve out their space in a claustrophobic landscape.
In the final episode, Dan Snow travels to Lough Foyle to dive on a Flying Fortress that crashed on its first bombing raid - although the crew miraculously survived. He then heads to the shores of Lough Neagh where, at RAF Cluntoe, pilots and crew were trained for flying missions all over Europe.
The Dust Bowl is a four-part series by Ken Burns that chronicles the environmental catastrophe that, throughout the 1930s, destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts, and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world. It was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.
In this episode, Paul travels from the shores of beautiful Loch Maree, into the wilds of Assynt, and on to the northern most part of mainland Scotland.
With exteriors inspired by military fighter aircrafts, the AGV is a revolutionary, self-propelled, high-speed commercial train. Will it break world record speeds for a train on rails?
Monty Halls goes back to his marine biologist roots as he studies whales and dolphins off the spectacular west coast of Ireland.
This first episode sees Paul board a traditional Gypsy caravan to travel through the borders and up to Glasgow.
We once thought that our solar system was unique: The only place you could find planets in the entire Universe. Now we know better. For the last twenty years we have been discovering planets at an amazing rate, but they are nothing like we expected. These are truly wild worlds, a collection of monsters.
Consultant Emer Sutherland helps treat an eight-year-old who has fallen over two metres onto concrete while riding his BMX, losing his front teeth and possibly injuring his head and spine.
Come on a nail-biting journey as robot scientist Rodney Brooks attempts to build a robot as sophisticated as a human being. For nearly a hundred years, science fiction has heralded a brave new world of robots. For scientists, the reality of that dream is much harder to achieve - but there are pioneers who relish the enormous challenge of integrating mind and machine. Australian-born Rodney Brooks is one such pioneer.
Four ordinary Australian couples embark on a confronting and challenging eight week journey to happiness and relationship fulfilment. As the experiment passes its halfway mark, the experts focus on sex and affection, which is proving a major stumbling block for many of our couples. John introduces the volunteers to the concept of 'love languages', and they learn that everyone likes to express and receive affection in one of five different ways - time, touch, talk (or words of affirmation), tokens and tasks.
Episode three follows the midwives on the maternity ward of Wirral Wirral Women and Children's hospital, near Liverpool. They look after mothers who can't or won't be at home in the days immediately after their baby is born. The occupants of each of the 26 single en-suite rooms on the ward present the midwives with a different problem. They see a mix of antenatal and postnatal patients. This means medically high risk mums waiting to have their baby may be staying in the room next door to anxious first time parents.
Once an A student, Schuyler's life now revolves around hanging out with his drug-abusing friends, trapped in a desperate cycle of addiction. Can doctors convince him to finally seek help?
This week, Helen from Somerset and her 18-year-old son Jack are living in eight years' worth of hoarded clutter, making it impossible to even use the kitchen. In Blackburn, mum Yvonne is hoarding all the toys, videos and clothes from her children's childhood, making it hard for her youngest daughter to play.
In the final episode, Paul traces the rise of the seaside as a workers' playground.
In the final episode, Stephanie Flanders examines one of the most revolutionary and controversial thinkers of all, Karl Marx. Marx's ideas left an indelible stamp on the lives of billions of people and the world today. He argued that capitalism is inherently unfair and therefore doomed to collapse, so it should be got rid of altogether.