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.
When Tamworth said "no" to a group of African refugees the fall-out touched a nerve in the Australian psyche. In this story Compass explores what happens when a community says 'yes'. The town of Dorrigo's (population 969) extraordinary journey began three years ago when tensions were running high over Australia's refugee intake. For local B&B owner, Helen Proud, the debate was a call to arms. She and a handful of locals approached the Sanctuary Foundation, a charity that helps refugees come to Australia. Nine months later a family of eight stepped off the plane into their lives.
Generations of Bentley are built on its classic hallmarks of power and luxury. But the assembly line is thrown out the window for its new Mulsannes, over 90% of which are custom ordered.
Ever wondered how everyday items such as folding kayaks, pinatas, garbage trucks and ceramic composite brake discs are made?
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. But the series will not only immerse the viewer in the rise and fall of the world's greatest societies, it will also reveal the incremental milestones that led to our modern world: from creating an alphabet to domesticating crops.
Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are. Today: corn tortillas, crankshafts, bush planes and bike wheels.