Three stories of people who hatched plans in the hopes of making their dreams come true, but were snapped back to reality by unpleasant outcomes: an elementary school student tries to solve a common childhood problem; a rancher resuscitates a beloved pet, which later turns on him; people team to give an unknown rock band the greatest night of its life.
It's meant to be a joyous event but it's a gripping battle for survival. Join actress Courteney Cox as we go inside the womb and follow the story from conception to birth, showing how the struggle for life turns into the miracle of birth.
David Attenborough explores the lives of the toughest species and shows how they manage to exist in the scorching wilderness of the Sahara desert.
On the second leg of their Norwegian adventure, Drew and Tee uncover a few rare gems in Sulheim Farm's ancient outbuildings; and at a Bergen salvage yard, Drew discovers the downside of the Norwegian salvage business.
Every house has a tale to tell. In this second series of Who's Been Sleeping In My House? archaeologist Adam Ford ventures into homes across Australia to reveal the hidden stories and histories of the people who once lived in them.
As the Great Depression continued into 1935, the inhabitants of the southern Plains also had to contend with 'black blizzards', violent dust storms that wiped out crops and livestock.
It is the end of summer and Monty's time as a volunteer working for an Irish whale and dolphin group is coming to an end. Storms are making it difficult to put to sea, but Monty must retrieve an acoustic listening device he anchored on the sea bed to monitor whale and dolphin movements in his bay.
By the end of the Victorian era, Scotland had become a favourite summer holiday destination. But what happened when the chill winds of winter began to blow?
New staff nurse Sophie attends to 22-year-old chef James, who accidentally stabbed himself in the leg while chopping tomatoes. During an eventful shift, she also uses chest compressions to keep alive another patient and helps 54-year-old Bernard, who was out cold for 10 minutes after falling and banging his head against a car.
In this episode, we tell the story of the very first 'natural philosophers' or scientists who started to unlock the mysteries of electricity. They studied its curious link to life, built strange and powerful instruments to create it, and even tamed lightning itself. It was these men who truly laid the foundations of the modern world.
Paul Murton visits the places connected to the life of one of the first global superstars - Robert Burns - the man who made Ayrshire famous.
Home to one of the biggest drug problems in America, Alaska's remote location means huge profits for drug traffickers.
The story continues for the children of The Life Series - now they are three - as they reveal what it takes to give a child the best chance at life. Over two episodes, Life At 3 measures our group of children against the latest scientific findings on two of the hottest topics in child development - obesity and bad behaviour. The Life Series is made in conjunction with a long-term study - Growing Up in Australia - in which 10,000 children have been placed under a sociological and scientific microscope. Join us on the greatest journey of all - life.
The community midwives of Manchester's Saint Mary's Hospital are responsible for almost 5,000 newborn babies every year. Every day they are trying to spot the mums who might need more than just a cursory examination - determining which mums will cope easily with a new baby and which ones might have a struggle.
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.
This week we look at 55-year-old Liverpudlian, Nigel Jennings, whose dilemma is that the only place he can sit in his home is his mattress - and even that isn't completely safe. Nigel hasn't been inside some of the rooms in his home for over seven years. He is one of the most extreme hoarders psychotherapist Stelios has ever seen. Will six weeks be enough for Stelios and his team of expert de-clutterers to help Nigel deal with his painful past and eventually start to let go of some of his belongings?
This program chronicles how the world leaders in the greatest military conflict in human history made their decisions and how these decisions (both good and bad) altered the outcome of WWII. Each episode of this thoughtful and striking television series focuses on one major player of the war, identifying his strengths and his weaknesses, his thinking, his decision-making, and the results.
The search for a comfortable bed for the night is a challenge that has faced tourists coming to Scotland for over 200 years. In this episode, Paul Murton travels from the shores of the Firth of Forth into the depths of rural Perthshire, and his trip requires him to bed down in everything from a hippie yurt to the exclusive Lochnagar suite at the Gleneagles Hotel.