A look at six people as they embark on this long journey to become the person they've always wanted to be. Looking at the latest medical advances, this program explores how our brains, hormones and sex organs define our understanding of gender and sex. Are the binary options of female and male a biological fact or a psychological construction? Should children who identify as trans try to prevent puberty, giving them longer to come to terms with their gender? Rather than being simply male or female, are we all somewhere between the two? Alternative title: 1095: A Transgender Story.
Michael Sheen joins art curator Gus Casely-Hayford on a moving journey back to his native South Wales in the footsteps of Josef Herman.
What's really going on inside your stomach? In this program, Dr 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. At each stage he talks to medical experts and explains the amazing functions that happen without our conscious effort - and reveals a complexity and intelligence in the gut that science is only just beginning to uncover.
The force of human induced change has been rapid and dramatic, so animal populations have reacted in rapid and dramatic ways. We meet Australia's contemporary success stories, and those being left behind.
2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of homosexuality in the UK (the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was given royal assent on July 27 of that year) - a great leap forward for tolerance and equality. But while the country basks in self-congratulation, one gay man - Rupert Everett - wants to ask some uncomfortable questions about what was lost, as well as gained, when gay men and women could finally step out from the closet.
Twenty years after he helped put Jon Buice in a Texas prison, Ray Hill is fighting to free him. Filmed over the course of eight years, this film traces the friendship between a prominent gay rights activist and a convicted 'gay bash' murderer, set against the backdrop of gay rights, victims' rights, and prisoners' rights and the harsh Texas justice system. This film casts a fascinating spotlight on how the flaws of the system - and the court of public opinion - affect justice.
A docu-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world, including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.
Join us on an extraordinary journey, that will explore the technological and scientific struggle for the survival of Venice, a survival that has been in doubt from its very construction. The sea level in Venice has increased drastically in the last century or so, threatening the very existence of the city. Global warming and the harmful effects of tourism have amplified the phenomenon of acqua alta (sudden rise in sea level), rendering the traditional responses of inhabitants obsolete. It is urgent to act today. Projects conceived in laboratories across the globe are joining forces to save the city. These include RAMSES, a 3D modelisation of the lagoon produced using lasers, which analyses rises in water level; and MOSE, a series of movable dams costing over 4 billion euros, intended to block the sea in case of acqua alta.
A colony of emperor penguins arrive in Atka Bay, after three months at sea, to raise their chicks through the coming winter.
Julia explores the challenges of doing business in post-Soviet Moscow and visits Russia's weekend retreat: the dacha. Julia is now in Russia's capital, a megalopolis of 12 million people. She attends a party for Grazia magazine, a glamorous event filled with celebrities.
There exists a wild and unsung Paris that we do not suspect. Let's take a walk on the city's wild side, and set off in search of its secret tales.
Giant media conglomerates are increasingly reluctant to investigate or criticise government policies. With state surveillance never more extreme, independent voices are crucially important. All Governments Lie is a theatrical documentary created by a team of Emmy Award-winning filmmakers who subscribed to IF Stone's newsletter in their teens. IF Stone's Weekly inspired them then, and compels them now to tell the story of a new wave of independent, investigative, adversarial journalists following in Stone's footsteps.
We relate the destinies of animals that stroll through town in search of food, love and adventures, while men go about their daily lives.
A group of chimps in Senegal is led by an alpha male named Dave.
Julia explores the USSR's origin in the city formerly known as Leningrad, which was the site of the October Revolution, and also discovers St Petersburg's musical side. Julia arrives in Russia, her first time back in the former USSR since leaving as a child. Her first stop is St Petersburg, Russia's second largest city. It's considered its most beautiful, and Julia's impressions support this claim.
Prepare to have your opinion of John Constable turned on its head as Richard E Grant joins host Gus Casely-Hayford on a lively journey, walking the landscapes of one of the nation's greatest painters.
Journeying through Australia's three surrounding oceans and islands, we discover an explosion of life in the spectacular Southern Ocean, the sanctuary of the Pacific, and the Indian Ocean, with its awe-inspiring predators.
Legendary skateboarder Rick McCrank goes on a journey exploring abandoned places with the people who love them long after the lights have gone out. Abandoned pays tribute to these modern-day ruins, seemingly lost and forgotten, but not by everyone. In this episode, Rick is in north-eastern Ohio, the mecca of abandoned shopping malls. Rick visits these crumbling capitalist cathedrals to explore the aftermath with their most loyal customers.