Acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world. Ewan and his team must deliver the vaccines to the world's most remote children as health workers do every day. But their fragile nature means the vaccines must be kept constantly cold as they are passed along the supply chain, from freezer to freezer - wherever that may be. The routes these vaccines travel are known as cold chains, and a vast network of them exists across the globe.
Arguably the most notorious Nazi fugitive of all, Dr Joseph Mengele earned the nickname the 'Angel of Death' for his sadistic experiments at Auschwitz concentration camp. After the war, Mengele escaped to Buenos Aires where he lived the high life. That is, until 1959 when the West German government indicted Mengele for mass murder and demanded his extradition.
For the past 30 years, John Bradley has been working with the Yanyuwa community in Borroloola in the Northern Territory, documenting their language and culture.
In this episode, Paul travels to the Northern Isles to discover how their remoteness from the mainland became a draw for tourists in search of perfect isolation.
In this episode, Paul goes in search of the stunning landscape of the Highlands. Travelling from the shores of Loch Tay in Perthshire, across the great wilderness of Rannoch Moor, Paul climbs the iconic mountain of Buachaille Etive Mor, before ending his journey in the quaint spa town of Strathpeffer.
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.
In August 1955, a 14 year old black boy from Chicago whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till didn't understand that he had broken an unwritten law of the Jim Crow South. Three days later, two white men dragged him from his bed in the dead of night, beat him brutally, shot him, and dumped his body in the Tallahatchie River.
This week's program is about a man who's become an international pioneer in a significant but unlikely field. A failed medical school student turned journalist, Peter Ford hit the big time in the US as a CNN anchorman. He travelled extensively and covered many big stories around the world. But beneath the telegenic exterior an 'inner nerd' was lurking. Using his self-taught computer code-writing skills, Peter developed software that enables the most severely disabled people to communicate. His invention has even attracted the interest of Professor Stephen Hawking.
Episode two provides an intimate portrait of two surgeons in Great Ormond Street's General Surgery unit. Navigating between ground-breaking success and devastating failure, they must balance the risk of surgery against the chance of success.
Kevin's cabin is now habitable, but he has yet to add the vital furnishings to turn it into a comfortable home he makes an armchair out of a 1950s tractor seat and crafts a small lightweight bed from willow.
In the final episode, Morgan is on a gruelling ride along the famous Finke trail to the red centre of the continent to spend time at Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
For each of the documented 38,867 suicides a year in the US alone, literally hundreds of thousands of people are left behind.
In this episode, Drew visits an antique dealer whose stock includes a lamp that could make the entire trip worthwhile, and later he searches for treasure in a Somerset estate coach house.
Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years. Sonata in A Major KV 331 is one of Mozart's most popular compositions, showing the Turkish influence in Vienna.
To survive here, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable twists and turns - wet turning to dry, famine to feast. But it also supports more large mammals here than anywhere else on Earth.
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.
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 dolphins in the bay using sonar technology to record the whistles and clicks they use to communicate with each other.