At 4.35am on September 4, 2010 the city of Christchurch, New Zealand with a population of 400,000, felt the formidable 7.1 magnitude shudder of the earth. It was the beginning of a year-long nightmare, we learnt a new word, liquefaction, close to 10,000 tremors, and while still grieving began to recover. Over this time we follow the journey of 10 Christchurch residents as they talk candidly of their struggles in one of the worst natural disasters in New Zealand's history.
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.
This powerful documentary follows the lives of the residents of Christchurch in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake which killed 182 people and destroyed many homes and businesses.
In this episode, Paul boards the Jacobite steamtrain, and star of the Harry Potter movies, to make one of the world's most famous railways journeys.
Losing your virginity is one of those life-defining moments that can be intimate, exciting and nerve-wracking all at once. Popular presenter Cherry Healey wants to find out if that one simple little act, good or bad, really does have a lasting impact. From a girl's first time in the back of a Fiat Panda to a guy who has 'popped his cherry' three times, Cherry looks for essential truths among the tales of sex and debauchery to see if losing virginity is about more than just having sex for the first time.
How do they make personal watercrafts, ice skates, and wine? Find out as more everyday items are put under the microscope.
A 93-year-old man is brought in with life-threatening injuries after being knocked down by a hit-and-run driver just outside the hospital. He goes into cardiac arrest, and a consultant must keep his heart going manually in a bid to save his life.
Friends predict Eric won't see 30 if he keeps taking crack and heroin. Two doctors are on a mission to reveal the effects on his body and mind in the hope that this will shock him into getting clean.
Two weeks into the eight-week experiment and the experts focus on the couples' communication styles - both verbal and non-verbal. John takes the couples to an archery range. This may seem like tempting fate, but he wants to show them how focusing on the positives rather than the negatives pays dividends in both archery and relationships.
Go behind the scenes of Ferrari's top-secret factory in Marnello, Italy, to learn the design secrets of their newest sports car. See why autos with the Prancing Stallion emblem are so highly prized.
Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are.
Following a 19th-century guidebook, presenter Paul Murton explores the parts of Scotland that have charmed visitors for two centuries. In this episode, Paul discovers how 19th-century Scotland's mountains and glens were a playground for rich gentlemen eager to test themselves against the forces of nature.
This episode of The Midwives follows three trainees at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, as they embark on the daunting task of learning to become a midwife. The three-year training is tough and before the students qualify, they have to clock up 40 births under supervision. Then suddenly they are on their own with no one to turn to.
In the final episode of this six-part series, 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?
May 24, 1988: Flying through a violent tropical thunderstorm, TACA Flight #110 begins its final descent towards New Orleans when both engines fail and the plane begins dropping from the sky. The pilots restart both engines but almost immediately they overheat forcing the pilots to shut them down. Without power for the second time and falling fast, they consider ditching the plane in a canal but aim instead for a narrow grass levee. With 38 passengers bracing for a crash, the pilots manage one of the most remarkable landings in the history of commercial aviation.
In the second episode, BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders turns her attention to the radical free-market economist Friedrich Hayek, who believed in the primacy of the market and that all attempts to regulate and control it were misguided and would end in failure.
In this fascinating and moving four-part reality series, psychotherapist Stelios Kiosses offers a groundbreaking approach to the treatment of compulsive hoarding. Together with a team of de-clutterers, Stelios hopes to change the mindset of the hoarders he meets, and help them reclaim their lives.