Have you ever wondered how aluminium foil is made? From adhesive bandages to contact lenses, find out how many of the everyday objects we use become the things they are.
In this blockbuster series, Sir David Attenborough reveals Africa as you've never seen it before. This is a journey through five extraordinarily diverse regions of an amazing continent.
How do they make compact discs, mozzarella cheese, pantyhose, and fluorescent tubes? Find out as more everyday items are put under the microscope.
Many people try to lose weight. My Big Fat Fetish is about big women who are happy with their weight and some who want to get even fatter. Magazines and online websites featuring big beautiful women - also known as 'gainers' (a 'gainer' is a term for a woman who is paid to over eat and gain weight) - have become more and more popular. These women love their fat bodies and there are millions of men around the world who admire them and are willing to pay to watch them eat online. My Big Fat Fetish follows the lives of four big models in the USA and UK, intimately exploring the relationship these women have with their food and bodies, and also with their fans, and revealing what motivates them to this sexual lifestyle.
How do they make steel, apple juice, and aircraft landing gear? Find out as more everyday items are put under the microscope.
How do they make? Find out as more everyday items are put under the microscope.
Seared into the memory of countless people, the destruction of the Hindenburg was one of the first tragedies recorded and viewed worldwide. While many of the Hindenburg disaster myths were debunked over the years, with this exposure came a long series of possible explanations for the catastrophe. This film looks at the possible and probable causes.
Monty Halls goes back to his marine biologist roots as he studies whales and dolphins off the spectacular west coast of Ireland. This week his mission is to track down basking sharks, true monsters of the deep which can grow up to 10 metres long.
This series follows the midwives on the Central Delivery Unit at Saint Mary's Hospital in Manchester - one of the busiest labour wards in the UK. These midwives have to work out how best to look after each mother and baby, while juggling the resources of a modern hospital.
This is the story of Ryan, an alcoholic, and two doctors who are on a mission to save him. Together, they will reveal the effects of alcohol on his body and mind.
A 21-year-old woman on her first trip to London from Northern Ireland appears to be experiencing kidney failure, and medics fear she could be at risk of a cardiac arrest. A man in a critical condition after falling six metres from a balcony is brought in by helicopter, and a 34-year-old who fell off her platform shoes while dancing is treated for a deep gash on her forehead.
The hit ABC TV series, Making Australia Happy, proved that science can make individuals happy in just two months. Now, Making Couples Happy is raising the stakes. Can it also work for couples? Four ordinary Australian couples embark on a confronting and challenging eight week journey to happiness and relationship fulfilment. The issues facing the couples include sex, intimacy, parenting and work/life balance. For some, it's their last chance before possible separation.
In episode five, Cherry Healey sets out to discover how money affects people's relationships in a world obsessed with material wealth. Who controls the purse strings in a couple? Can one have too much money? And what happens to love when someone has led the high life and lost it all? What's it like to marry a woman whose father has never said no? She meets a cast of characters, from the haves to the have-nots, to find out whether money can buy love - or if it is more likely to destroy it.
In this three part-series, BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders examines how three extraordinary thinkers, Keynes, Hayek and Marx, helped shape the 20th century and continue to exert a huge influence on the world today. In this time of economic crisis, economists and their ideas have never mattered so much and Flanders explores whether their theories were right. Masters of Money is a witty and provocative series that conveys complicated ideas in a lively and accessible way.
In this episode we meet Linda, 54, who weighs 134 kg. She can only walk very short distances and has doubled her original size. She is worn out and everything hurts. Linda is classed as morbidly obese. This means her life will be undoubtedly shortened because of her weight. Her last resort is gastric band surgery.
Franz Stangl was the Nazi commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibor death camps in Poland. He was responsible for the extermination of around 900,000 men, women and children. At the end of the war, Stangl escaped to Italy where he joined a rat-line organised by Vatican officials. From there, he disappeared.
Week six in Hollywood for the six Aussie actors seeking fame and fortune. It is Hollywood's night-of-nights, the Oscars. Penelope and Michael check out some of the screening parties happening around town.