As the pair head into the remote mountains, they are sometimes forced to camp by the roadside. Levison and Rasheed are accompanied by a government minder before heading for the heavily policed border with Chechnya.
This documentary tells the inside story of the happy couple, from childhood to courtship to proposal. We also take a look at Meghan Markle's ancestral story through exclusive interviews and original genealogy research.
Levison and his guide journey by any means available through Azerbaijan, a rugged country known as 'The Lands of Fire' before walking through a notorious village known as a breeding ground for IS fighters.
A look into the journey Meghan Markle has taken to become a royal bride-to-be. Starting from her engagement to Harry to her first public engagements, royal watchers give their opinion on the impact Meghan is having on the royal family.
The event that has created trans-European shared memories for decades. Each May, 40 European and not-so-European countries, from Ireland to Azerbaijan, send pop groups or singers to represent them in a contest between nations, filmed simultaneously by multiple television channels. With its classic pop numbers, catchy refrains, razzamatazz and over-the-top lighting, the annual ritual of the Eurovision Song Contest has held audiences spellbound for decades. Each country sees it differently. The Scandinavians and East Europeans love it. The French and British are more ambivalent. But year after year, it goes on attracting the biggest television audiences in the world. Almost 200 million viewers switch on to cheer their favourites. This documentary explores the enduring fascination of the Eurovision.
At the end of the 1950s, Britain was transforming. The country was on the edge of a social revolution. But the Queen was criticised for being stuck in the past, and seen as remote and inaccessible. To remain relevant, she embraced modern technology and gave her first-ever televised Christmas broadcast, during which she awkwardly battled to overcome her natural reserve. Abroad, she was much more successful in adapting to the changing times. She encouraged the former colonies of the British Empire to form a diverse and forward-looking association of nations. Her royal visit to Ghana in 1961, in the face of the British government's resistance, showed the Queen to be a progressive, defiant and courageous leader of the new Commonwealth.
See what happens when the cops go 21 Jump Street on real high school kids. Host Krishna Andavolu spends time in a small California town to meet with victims of a police initiative to entrap and arrest high school students for petty drug offences.
The Atlantic became a killing field as German submarines took on the might of the dominant British Navy during World War I. The stealth and silent killers were able to sink 5200 ships by war's end, and nearly brought Britain to its knees. But in their frenzy of attacks, the Germans sink the US passenger liner Lusitania, killing nearly 2000 on board. American outrage helped President Wilson get Congress to finally agree to enter the war. In the end, the Allied Atlantic blockade forces Germany to surrender, but the submarine was established as an effective military weapon.
While most people think the Blitz originated in World War II, the truth is that the first Blitz happened during World War I. Bombs were delivered from giant airships designed by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who got his inspiration when he was a Germany Army observer in the US during the Civil War and rode in a hot air balloon for the first time. These lighter than air superstructures, two times longer than the Statue of Liberty is high, measured their flights in hundreds of miles when pioneering aviators measured their success in hundreds of yards.
In World War I the Germans, ignoring international treaties they signed, were first to weaponise a chemical. In this case it was chlorine - a highly toxic ingredient used in the manufacture of chemical dyes of which they had a huge supply. Their action unleashed an escalation of poison gas weapons as both sides developed different chemicals and more effective counter measures. Their use of culminated in a bold British plan that unfolded beneath the battlefield at Messine Ridge. British mining and explosive experts planted 450 tonns of high explosive hidden in a network of tunnels under Messine ridge. When ignited, they created the biggest land mine in history - killing 10,000 German soldiers. The explosion rattled windows at 10 Downing Street, 140 miles away and registered as an earthquake in Switzerland.
Ali and Sharin are newlyweds from Afghanistan. They have spent the last month camping on the streets, of Thessaloniki, waiting for smugglers to get them across the heavily guarded borders into Macedonia and Serbia. This is not the honeymoon they dreamed of.
In World War I, tanks were the first armoured fighting machine to be used on the battlefield. These "land ships", as they were first called, were championed by Head of the British Admiralty Winston Churchill. Adapted from an American tractor with caterpillar tracks, the machine was designed in secrecy to break through the heavily fortified trenches and offer protection for troops that were being mowed down by heavy artillery. Though a massive failure in their first combat in the Battle of the Somme- they broke down and got stuck in the mud-British government propaganda reversed the story and paved the way for thousands of tanks to be built and become a decisive weapon in the war.
In 2011, though ill prepared, Kim Jong-un inherited the leadership of North Korea and through the use of propaganda and brute force, he has cemented his place on the world stage. Now, the lid is lifted on one of the most elusive leaders in the world.
The Seven Ages of Elvis sets out to explore exactly who Elvis was and the true meaning of his unprecedented impact on popular culture. Using Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man as a framework, the film charts the King of Rock 'n' Roll's' extraordinary life, act by act - from his impoverished childhood in the depressed American South, through his meteoric rise to international fame, to his Vegas years and sad death in 1977. Combining archive material with personal testimonies from those who knew Elvis best, the film throws light on the secret to his triumphant, universal success and asks why audiences are still drawn to him 40 years after his death.
Anne Frank's world-famous diary comes to an abrupt end several days before she and her companions in the secret annex were arrested. This is the story of what happened next, how Anne became absorbed into the horror of the Nazi camp system. Broadcast title: Anne Frank: After the Annex.
In July 1998, Lois was hitchhiking on the side of the road in Nimbin, north NSW. A witness saw Lois get into a white car and after that she was never seen alive again. Police believe that she was held captive and kept alive for around 10 days, during which time she was tortured and sexually abused before being killed. Six months later, bush hikers stumble across Lois's skeletal remains.
Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on events leading up to and after June 9, 68 AD, when Emperor Nero took his life. She examines his relationship with his mother, fondness for debauchery and how casual violence and murder began to destabilise what had once been touted as a new 'golden age' for Rome. Nero's death plunged the empire into anarchy and civil war. From here on in, the Roman Empire would be plagued by military coups and revolt, one of the crucial factors in its eventual decline.
Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on the day when Roman troops earned the undying hatred of a fierce and fearless queen who led a revolt that came perilously close to ending the Roman occupation of Britannia. Around 60 AD, troops invaded Boudica's settlement, flogged her and raped her daughters. The outrage provoked the Iceni queen to lead a revolt that came perilously close to ending the Roman occupation of Britannia.
Venice is hit by almost 100 floods each year, gradually destroying the fabric of this historic city. But now engineers are building a vast sea barrier, called MOSE, that will protect the Venetian lagoon from high tides and prevent the most severe floods.
A behind-the-scenes look at the world's most advanced sports arena, the US$1.5 billion ($2 billion) Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. It will hold up to 75,000 fans, incorporate the world's biggest sports screen, and feature the most ambitious retractable roof ever built.
Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on the day in 32 BC when Octavian stole the secret will of his most dangerous political rival, Mark Antony. It is a moment that casts a light on what it took to win in Roman politics, as the cunning, brilliant subterfuge required paved Octavian's path to power by undermining Antony's popularity and giving Octavian the crucial support of Rome's Senate and people in the civil war that followed.
Vladimir Putin has made it his mission to restore Russia to superpower status. This film examines how he is doing this and what makes this man such a hero to his country while he is an enemy to so many across the Western world.
Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 49 BC that Julius Caesar led his army across the River Rubicon. By doing so he ignored the orders of the Roman Senate, and effectively declared war on his rivals in Rome. In time, it would prove a fatal blow to the republic - the system of elected officials that had governed for nearly half a millennium. Hughes analyses Caesar's character and reveals how new theories about his health shed light on his decision-making, while archaeological finds recently dredged from a Dutch river reveal the true genocidal horror of his conquest of Gaul.
Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 73 BC that Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator fighting for the entertainment of the Romans, broke out of gladiator school and started a slave revolt. The republic's rulers were so panicked by the protest that they offered unprecedented power to a single, ambitious individual - Crassus - who promised victory in what would prove a dark foreshadowing of Rome's slide into dictatorship.
Historian Bettany Hughes recalls eight pivotal days that defined the Roman Empire and its establishment as the world's first superpower. She begins by exploring the day in 202 BC when the Roman army, led by Scipio, defeated the might of Carthage under Hannibal at the Battle of Zama in modern-day Tunisia. This was a decisive moment, setting Rome on the path to greatness and exemplifying the military muscle and supreme ambition on which its empire would be built.
This program looks at the issues that will change the way we live our lives in the future. Rather than relying on the minds of science fiction writers, mathematician Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to provide an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. With the help of the BBC's science experts - and a few surprise guests - Hannah investigates the questions the public want answered about the future. Part of the BBC's Horizon series. Broadcast by SBS as 10 Things to Know About the Future.
The Vice crew travels across the ocean to document the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, home to millions of kilograms of plastic waste from around the world. The trash has been accumulating for decades, and by the looks of it, won't stop growing anytime soon.
Recorded in 1964, Cash placed himself in the middle of fervent social upheavals gripping the US at the time by using his album, Bitter Tears, to speak out on behalf of native people. Based on the book A Heartbeat And A Guitar: Johnny Cash and The Making of Bitter Tears by Antonino D’Ambrosio, who also directed the documentary Broadcast by NITV as Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited.
Breaking a Monster begins as the three members of band Unlocking the Truth are all in seventh grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk in Times Square, often drawing substantial crowds. They take on a manager: a 70-year-old industry veteran. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8 million record deal and a precarious initiation into the music industry. Anything feels possible, and in some moments the band can almost feel the eyes of the world gazing upon them.
The boys are coming of age, not only as they make the leap to being professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and take their first steps into the complexities of adulthood. The accelerated breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time, Breaking a Monster is the story of this rapid transformation.
Former stand-up comedian Kilph Nesteroff takes a look at what it takes to be a comic, seeking out rookie and veteran comics to uncover hidden truths of the profession to reveal the universal humanity behind the craft of comedy. Bombing strikes fear in the heart of every stand-up. Kilph hits the open mic scene for answers, with help from Attell, Lange, Birbiglia, and Hedberg.
The chariot is just about the only thing the Chinese didn't invent, but for over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields, dominating warfare far longer than anywhere else on Earth, and unifying the nation. A team of experts discover how the Chinese did it, how they perfected the ultimate high-status weapon of the ancient world. With exclusive access to superb archaeological discoveries, beautifully preserved chariots from the height of Chinese chariot warfare have been unearthed, complete with sacrificed charioteers, horses and chariots that reveal every detail of their design.
The band entered superstar status with the 1976 release of their first greatest hits. The token new song on the record was Fernando. It remains ABBA's biggest-selling single to date, with sales of 10 million copies.