The dazzling 1960s in cinema around the world: In Hollywood, legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler reveals how documentary influenced mainstream movies. Easy Rider and 2001: A Space Odyssey signal a new era in America cinema.
In early June 1944, 1.5 million Allied soldiers stand ready in southern England to embark on the largest amphibious assault in military history. For tens of thousands of young US soldiers, this war against the Nazis seems almost like an adventure. Only very few, if at all, have any combat experience. What lay in store for them was bloody carnage on the beaches of Normandy. This program meticulously records the sequence of events by means of original footage, photos, documents and interviews with survivors.
One of the most complex instruments ever built, the Hubble Space Telescope is expected to transform our understanding of the Universe. But once it is in orbit, NASA discovers a serious problem, a defective main mirror that leaves Hubble short-sighted.
Like many divorced Western men 42-year-old Scott came to Thailand to enjoy the company of the world famous bargirls. Scott was in for the shock of his life when, alone in a bedroom with a ladyboy companion, he discovered there was more to this beautiful woman than he had anticipated. Before long he was seeking more and more ladyboys for company.
The return of the series that provides unprecedented access to one of Britain's busiest Emergency departments at King's College Hospital in London. The latest batch of patients to be treated by staff include two cyclists with serious head injuries, one of whom, Sarah from Brighton, has been airlifted to the building.
Find out how pressure cookers, mechanical singing birds, oceanographic buoys and stainless steel tanktrailers are made.
Find out how all-terrain vehicles, alpine skis, laser cutters and marble sculptures are made.
In this episode, Ken and Ching explore the effects of sweeping modernisation in China's fastest growing city, Chengdu.
Cinema screens of the late fifties and sixties blazed with the shock of new cinema styles. In Europe names like Bertolucci, Godard, Pasolini Bergman, Polanski, Tarkovsky and Oshima gained familiarity. African and Indian cinema continued to rise and American films, such as Easy Rider, heralded a new dawn.
At age 31, presenter Cherry Healey has had a daughter and survived a year of sleepless nights. Now it's time to get back on the rollercoaster of modern life - but has she been left behind? In the first episode, Cherry sets out to find out what a modern relationship looks like in a world where anything goes.
Sex and melodrama in the movies of the fifties: James Dean, On the Waterfront and glossy weepies. We travel to Egypt, India, China, Mexico, Britain and Japan to find that movies there were also full of rage and passion.
The final episode follows three families as they search for a better life today and for future generations. Prakash is deckhand on a yacht while striving to realise his dream and launch a Bollywood career.
In episode two Adrian Long (53) experienced massive weight gain after a motorcycle accident left him disabled. Adrian's weight ballooned to almost 160kg. Adrian was even unable to use a public toilet due to his weight. Adrian will undergo a gastric bypass during which his stomach will become ten percent of its size.
Naturalist Chris Packham reveals how animals help balance the ecosystem and contribute towards the survival of the world's plains. He investigates how white rhinos in Kenya create essential nitrogen hotspots by trimming and fertilising grass, how fruit-eating maned wolves control the Brazilian Cerrado, how the Australian outback is managed by rat kangaroos and bandicoots, and how termites are a worldwide source of protein.
This new 13-part series tells the tale of that extraordinary group of people, the Nazi Hunters. They chased some of the most hated and reviled people on earth. Sometimes they did it for the highest of motives. Sometimes in ways that, when revealed, would horrify their own supporters.
Dr Kevin Fong investigates some of the world's most dangerous, diverse and demanding emergency medicine environments to uncover the science of saving lives. There were more than 12,000 reported violent crimes and 127 murders in the Bronx in 2011. Kevin bases himself in St Barnabas hospital, where the victims of shootings and gang violence go to be patched up.
Comedian Joe Pasquale attempts to survive alone in Guyana's vast rainforest. It's the wet season and torrential rains make survival difficult as Joe struggles to make fire and find food.
Week two in Hollywood for the six Aussie actors seeking fame and fortune. After The Carrie Diaries audition at Warner Bros, Alycia is asked to audition for an independent feature film, a thriller set in the Amish community.