At the end of World War I, the US replaced the European nations as a superpower. The country's driving force was the giant family-run conglomerates. The successors entered numerous new industries, transforming the young country into an "empire of capitalism." We will look at the evolvement of modern capitalism by using private footage released by the families of JP Morgan "the Finance King," JD Rockefeller "the Oil Baron," and the auto tycoon Henry Ford.
Track the decline of Kim Il-Sung and the rise of an unlikely successor; his James Bond-loving, propaganda-spouting son, Kim Jong-Il.
This is the story of how Kim Il-Sung rose to power, took complete control of his country and made himself a god in the eyes of his people.
World War I was the first war in which the newly invented movie camera was used on a wide scale. A terrorist attack on the Balkan Peninsula triggered a war that spread instantly, strewing seeds of misery that still plagues the world today: Science and technology that serve the war, regimes of terror, the conflict in the Middle East... The world we live in is in itself a product of World War I.
Follow Jacki Trapman's journey back to her home town of Brewarrina to celebrate her parents' 60th wedding anniversary. Going home is never easy, and for Jackie it means facing the traumas of her past.
A guide to human history through its most audacious power grabs. From Julius Caesar to Napoleon; from Mussolini to the strongmen of the present day, we see how the world we know has been shaped by those who dream big.
Dr Derek Muller takes us on an epic journey, a world-spanning investigation of vitamin science and history from molecules to marketing, from colds to chemotherapy. What he uncovers will confound opinions on all sides of the debate over vitamins and dietary supplements.
A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew, a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.
Jamali travels to South Carolina to spend the weekend with a group of kids enrolled in a 'correctional weekend' that promises to deter kids from a life of crime.
In April 1945, the tide of war has turned against Japanese forces. In a fierce campaign, the Americans are winning battle after battle. But the Japanese decide that the island of Okinawa will be their last bastion of defence.
Concerned that he has been away from his home country of Taree for over 20 years, a son decides to quit everything to go fishing with his father and salvage a relationship spoiled some time ago.
Comets have fascinated and terrified us for thousands of years as they're traditionally seen as harbingers of doom. So in 2013 when Comet ISON, a city-sized chunk of ice and rock hurtled towards us the world was on edge.
With the abortion debate reignited, Jamali spends time with two passionate but very different pro-life preachers.
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Tudor England by studying the history of Norwich, Britain's most Tudor town. In the course of her investigation, Alice learns the harsh reality of religious intolerance, uncovers the origin of Norwich FC's iconic canary, and is subjected to some humiliating Tudor justice.
This film follows the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo, Xais'xais and Gitga'at First Nations as they fight to end grizzly bear trophy hunting in Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia.
By early 1943, Nazi Germany was losing the battle in the Atlantic. Hitler and Kriegsmarine High Command had been developing the world's most advanced submarine: Hitler's sea-daring super weapon. The submarine was capable of fast underwater speeds and phenomenal firepower that will outperform anything that had been seen before.
Filmed over two years and across three continents, this film follows Ronni Kahn's crusade against the global food waste scandal.
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Norman England by studying the history of Winchester, Britain's most Norman town. To get to grips with the Normans, Alice attempts to storm a castle in chain mail, investigates the origins of modern surgery, and tucks into an appetising eel pie.