Find out how the following are made: air boats; onions; 3-D metal printing; curved cabinet doors.
Marine biologist Monty Halls is back in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, living the good life and working as a volunteer wildlife ranger in the Outer Hebrides. As November starts, Monty realises that he has loads of work to do and little time left.
Protest in the movies of the 1980s: brave filmmakers spoke truth to power. American independent director John Sayles talks exclusively about these years. In Beijing, Chinese cinema blossomed before the Tiananmen crackdown. In the Soviet Union, the past wells up in astonishing films, and master director Krzysztof Kieslowski emerges in Poland.
Star Wars, Jaws and The Exorcist created the multiplexes, but they were also innovative. In India the world's most famous movie star, Amitabh Bachchan, shows how Bollywood was doing new things in the seventies too. And we discover that Bruce Lee movies kick-started the kinetic films of Hong Kong, where master Yuen Woo-ping talks exclusively about his action movies and his wire fu choreography for The Matrix.
Find out how the following are made: graphite pencil leads; clarinets; special effects.
In this episode, Ken and Ching leave the heaving megacities far behind to embark on an intrepid journey across China's vast western frontier where few travellers dare to venture.
This observational documentary follows three women as they face daily preconceptions about who they are and what they do. Cleo, Chelle and Miss Philly are battling it out to be Miss Pole Dance Australia 2012. This shot at the top, is a chance to change their lives and challenge the stereotypical views that even some of their loved ones hold. With a soundtrack featuring some of Australia's rising musical talent, this intimate documentary captures these women's lives and challenges our notions about pole dancing.
A 16-year-old has suspected spinal injuries after being thrown from her horse and crushed against a fence, and consultant Jacqui Butler treats a four-year-old with a fish bone stuck in his tonsils from his lunchtime curry.
Find out how the following are made: fly fishing reels; house paint; weaving looms; ice makers.
Bee Gees: In Our Own Time is the compelling story of the Bee Gees' career. From their roots in the north west of England, through their early career in Australia, their return to England and international breakthrough in the late sixties, and then on to global superstardom with 'Saturday Night Fever' and beyond.
Alongside the success there is the heartache of the tragically early deaths of first their younger brother Andy and then later Maurice. The story is told 'in their own words' through in-depth new interviews with Barry and Robin Gibb and through extensive interviews with Maurice filmed shortly before his death in January 2003. These are lavishly illustrated by live performances, TV and film clips and home movies of their early days. Bee Gees: In Our Own Time
Find out how the following are made: custom running shoes; axes; racing karts; animatronics.
In episode two, Cherry sets out to discover why we have become a nation of pill-poppers. In a world where we can buy legal drugs online, how informed are the choices we make, and how much do we rely on the pills we take? Whether we are chasing a legal high or trying to cure a physical problem, are we all addicted to something these days?
In this episode, Richard explores what science can tell us about death. It's a journey that takes him from Hindu funeral pyres in India to genetics labs in New York.
National cinemas produced extraordinary talents, including Germany's Wim Wenders, the Australian New Wave filmmakers and audacious new offerings from South America. The 1970s also introduced Bruce Lee and the new American cinema. In the late 1980s, brave filmmakers around the world challenged and protested social and political norms by speaking the truth through film.
After a string of bad relationships Yvonne (43) took to food for comfort and the weight piled on taking her to 127kg. Yvonne became a secret binge eater, secretly hiding high-sugared foods which exploded her waistline and busted her bank balance. Yvonne's relationship with food is known as compulsive overeating. She will consume an average of 7,000 calories per day. Now she is determined to lose weight in order to be able to look after her son. Yvonne has also fallen in love, but with her partner's mum's bullying, Yvonne is desperate to make a change.
Find out how the following are made: headphones; diving regulators; reflector light bulbs.
This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. 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.
This episode looks at how Martin Bormann, Hitler's personal secretary, was tracked down. Bormann made Hitler, and the Third Reich, rich through thinly veiled extortion schemes such as the Hitler Endowment Fund of German Industry. More sinister was Bormann's involvement in ensuring the progress of the final solution.