Henry Rollins investigates where the real boundaries lay in the human-animal relationship. Investigating the role animals play in religion, Rollins observes a desert ritual in which spiritual seekers illegally smoke the poisonous skin of a Sonoran toad.
This week we are taken deep into the Georgia prison system's most extreme methods of control: from shock incarceration for young offenders to the isolation units of High Max - and a last meal before execution.
On this dare-devil episode, Adam and Jamie literally put their lives on the line as they attempt their most dangerous stunt in Mythbusters history. They want to test the myth that a motorcycle travelling at freeway speeds can actually drive across the surface of a lake. Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant check whether there is a way to improvise a parachute out of the contents of a hotel room.
This weeks's program is about a woman who provided some of Australia's most memorable moments at the last Olympics. Anna Meares, the unflinching 'coalminer's daughter' from Central Queensland, has dominated cycling for nearly a decade. The story of her triumphant return to the track after a catastrophic accident has been well documented. What is less well known is the detail of the psychological struggles she navigated on the road to the London Olympics.
David Attenborough has witnessed how our planet has changed more rapidly and extensively than ever before. He discusses wildlife filming techniques that have shown animals in a way never seen before.
What's really going on inside your stomach? In this program, Michael Mosley offers up his own guts to find out. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state of the art camera that he swallows at the start of the film, Michael takes viewers on a remarkable journey through his own internal system. Part of BBC Knowledge's What’s Your Body Hiding?
In this four-part series, Betty Churcher brings her unique perspective to a series on Australian art that was inspired or provoked by our involvement in conflicts over the past century. From World War I to the War on Terror, this series reveals how attitudes to war have dramatically changed, and how the trauma of war has radically changed art itself.
The story of two unlikely friendships that might never have formed if not for a groundbreaking scheme. Called 'Best Buddies', the program matches up disabled and non-disabled students and has had growing success in NSW public high schools.
Alastair Sooke follows in the footsteps of Rome's mad, bad and dangerous emperors in the second part of his celebration of Roman art.
Seven people live under one roof to share the experience of changing their gender identities to become the men and women they have always wanted to be.
Three mates with their own individual skills deconstruct history by reconstructing the devices that made it. This fun, lively and fast paced 'hands on history' show reveals some surprising insights into the past.
During the most tumultuous time for media in generations, filmmaker Andrew Rossi gains unprecedented access to the newsroom at The New York Times. For a year, Rossi follows journalists on the paper's Media Desk, a department created to cover the transformation of the media industry.
This is the definitive account of how one man took control of the media and became one of the wealthiest, most powerful and feared figures in the world.
Professor Amanda Vickery returns to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel Sense And Sensibility.
Migrations are ticking clocks: animals must move or die, driven by changing seasons and climates. They race to reach their destinations before it's too late to breed, feed or simply stay alive.
After a biopsy of her intestine, doctors find thousands of silent monsters living in a mother's tissue, but she's never left the country.
The 300-year old Paris Opera Ballet School is today a fabled place with an international reputation. It is home to 130 pupils, aged from eight to 18, all driven by an intense desire to succeed. Over the course of one year, this series follows the young dancers in their endeavours to survive the gruelling disciplines and training, to eventually form an elite group of ballet dancers at the top of their profession. In French.
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