On this episode, Neil gets his first glimpse ever of a live volcano with its lunar landscape, steaming vents and bubbling mud pools and discovers the sombre story behind the failed attempts of sulphur mining. Marine Archaeologist Matt Carter discovers a tale of tragedy, treasure and treachery down on Mahia Peninsula. Geologist Hamish Campbell digs for new science and examines why the East Cape is the hotspot to study a great unknown - how to predict earthquakes and tsunamis. Marine Biologist Jacky Geurts hunts down apostles from Gisborne's Age of Aquarius. Riria Hotere steps out of her comfort zone and into the wonderful world of bees to find out the difference between a five-dollar pot of honey and a $150 pot of honey. And Neil reflects on the sublime joys of the wild and wonderful in the clear waters of Tatapouri Bay, by partaking in a thrilling stingray feeding routine.
Paul Murton of Grand Tours of Scotland takes us on a journey to investigate the mysterious disappearance from history of a forgotten Scottish prince, Henry Fredrick Stuart, the best king Britain never had. Not many of us will know his name, but Henry started the British Museum and the Royal Collection and was the first royal prince to back a permanent settlement on American soil in the early 1700s.
John Denver, began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as one of America's best-selling performers, often described as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era. Recording and releasing approximately 300 songs, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide with his lyrics reflecting his joy in nature and disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver, who was an avid pilot, died at the age of 53 flying his personal Canard aircraft in a single-fatality crash.
Dr Helen Czerski examines extraordinary archive, eyewitness footage and the latest scientific research to discover the secrets of two of Earth's hottest natural phenomena - lightning and volcanoes.
We piece together the last days of the Tang treasure ship's journey and reveal one of the ancient world's greatest trading routes.
To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts.
This documentary celebrates 100 years of the famous character Tarzan from print and in film. Featuring in-depth discussions with current and past actors in the Tarzan franchise: Christopher Lambert, Dennis Miller, Margot Robbie, Casper Van Dien, Alexander Skaarsgard and many more.
Why did the great pharaohs of Egypt abandon the pyramids of Giza and choose a secret cemetery in the Valley of the Kings as their burial ground?
Mary Beard tells the story of Julius Caesar, who rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful man in Rome - and his death in the most famous assassination in history. Julius Caesar was a general, dictator, politician, and the most famous Roman of them all.
Joseph Kennedy's political ambition passes first to his son Joe Jr, and then to reluctant second son, Jack.
Michael Sheen joins art curator Gus Casely-Hayford on a moving journey back to his native South Wales in the footsteps of Josef Herman.
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.
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.