A fascinating and energetic history lesson with a team of expert scientists digs deep into the trenches of America's most intriguing archaeological sites. The team use their expert skills and the latest high-tech tools to uncover the buried secrets of their assigned dig. This week, it's Roanoke Island North Carolina, where the first hardy and hopeful colonists were sent from England to make a go of it in the New World.
With a renewed push to propel humans into the heavens and the last three decades of unmanned interplanetary missions behind us, we now have the legitimacy to look deeply into the solar system to explore what our planetary neighbours offer in terms of destinations for human exploration and discovery. As dawn breaks on a new age of manned space flight, Voyage To The Planets offers a ringside seat to the splendours of the solar system: an astronaut's guide to whole new worlds of possibility.
Discover the captivating behaviour of mountain gorillas and meet the people determined to look after them in this intimate and personal portrait of our closest living relatives. Mountain gorillas and humans are alike in so many ways. Their stories mirror our own experiences of life, from sibling rivalry, single parents and clashes between fathers and sons, to fading leaders and young upstarts.
There is one Egyptian pharaoh who towers above the rest: Ramesses II. A formidable warrior, builder and statesman, he declared himself a living god. Archeologists look again at Ramesses, in the hope of finding out more.
Jaipur, India, is home to the most riotous, unruly and lawless pack of monkeys the world has ever met! We see the world as they see it: against a bewildering backdrop of legs and any opportunities for causing trouble.
Professor Brian Cox ventures to some of the most extreme locations on earth to paint a dazzling picture of our solar system. Tonight, Brian reveals how something as flimsy as an envelope of gas can create some of the most wondrous sights in the solar system. Also, he takes a flight 18km up to the top of earth's atmosphere, where he sees the darkness of space above and the thin blue line of our atmosphere below.
All life on Earth needs water so the search for aliens in the solar system has followed the search for water. But Brian's sixth wonder isn't a planet at all. Jupiter's moon Europa is a dazzling ball of ice etched with strange cracks. The patterns in the ice reveal that, far below, there is an ocean with more potentially life-giving water than all the oceans on Earth.
This three-part series looks at three high-tech British engineering projects that all share something in common - amazing technology and people with highly specialised skills. The first episode follows the people who build the wing for the world's biggest passenger plane - the Airbus A380. The second program looks at how UK racing team McLaren are adapting some of their F1 technology to build a luxury road car. The final episode goes behind the scenes of a new multimillion- dollar communication satellite being built in the UK.
The Valley of the Kings is the most famous royal burial ground in the world. Now modern specialists are finding new evidence to solve enigmas locked beneath the sands for three and a half thousand years.
This six-part observational documentary series takes us aboard working fishing vessels in the Irish fleet to meet the men who pilot these boats - the skippers. Tonight, the stress gets too much for Ross as he loses his lines, Michael is high and dry in Kilkeel, and John's sea legs give up on his first week of training.
The engaging Scottish Professor, Iain Stewart, presents Part Two of his impressive series about how the natural forces of the planet have shaped human civilisation. Tonight, the good professor's focus is on the magic of water and mankind's struggle to control it.
Two centuries ago a 3000-year-old mummy was found, his face locked in an eternal scream. Using cutting edge medical science and unprecedented access we attempt to solve the mysteries of the Screaming Man.
What is memory? It is our capacity to learn, it is the part of our past that makes us who we are. But it is also a whole lot more. In this episode of Catalyst, Anja Taylor investigates how our memories change from childhood to adulthood and how we can build up greater brain reserves to power our mind into old age.
Allergies are on the rise, and reaching epidemic proportions, but curiously only in the western world. Is there something about the way we are living that is making us allergic?
Professor Graham Rook believes that the changes we have made to our environment are impacting our microbiome - the bacteria that live in and on every one of us - and that this is having a knock on effect on our immune system.
Journalist Fiona Phillips is on a mission to find out the truth behind the recent headlines on sugar. She discovers why some of us have more of a sweet tooth than others and what sugars you can enjoy guilt-free.
Graham Phillips investigates new technology that is able to convert more than 40 per cent of the sun's light into electricity. Plus Mark Horstman discovers that no other continent has been as important for bird evolution.
The doctors investigate what happens when blood is full of oxygen by whisking up a blood smoothie. Dr Xand visits a special medical collection of body parts to find out some ways in which human organs can go seriously wrong.
Gregg Wallace goes inside one of the world's largest chocolate factories to discover how they produce 7 million bars a day. He'll follow the incredible journey from bean to bar and meet the people who work around the clock.
Dr Chris inserts a tiny medical camera up his nose and down his throat to look at how our vocal chords work, and takes a terrifying ride on a super-scary roller-coaster to find out how our bodies deal with fear.
We're all fascinated by mysteries and strange phenomena. But is the unexplained really unexplainable? In this series, science fiction legend William Shatner investigates all that is weird in the world and attempts to find a logical, scientific explanation. From paranormal phenomena to weird and wonderful creatures, from medical oddities to mysterious disappearances, from bizarre natural disasters to mystical monster attacks, this absorbing series covers it all.
This week, Planet Earth follows the descent of rivers from their mountain sources to the sea and showcases the unique and dramatic wildlife found within its unexplored waters. Narrated by David Attenborough.
Tarak is found dead and Kamal now faces the prospect of leading the Galta Gang.. New babies are born into the Galta Gang, but in the city Zamir has also left a legacy - twins! There's double trouble on the horizon.
On February 7, 2009, bushfires tore through Victoria. They killed 173 people, destroyed over 2000 homes and incinerated swathes of prime forest and its wildlife. Fires, though, are a natural process and these mountain forests need fire to regenerate. Severe bushfires occur in Australia at least every 70 years and a mountain ash forest can take up to two hundred years to recover. Yet, even in the face of overwhelming devastation, plants and animals have an uncanny knack of bouncing back, and the environment an extraordinary capacity for healing.
On Thursday 19th January 2006 lightning starts a spate of fires across the state. With weekend temperatures set to soar into the 40s, the fire services are preparing for the worst. Then on Saturday the inevitable happens. Towns are threatened - first Erica in the east of the state, then Steiglitz in the west. Locals must decide should they stay and try to protect their home or should they go? And if they go, what should they take?
A fascinating look at people with incredible physical strength and the feats they are capable of. The world's strongest couple have a baby who could inherit their amazing muscle capacity. The champion arm wrestler from the US defeats his fiercest opponent with incredible mind power and Mr Universe, Mr World and 'Mr everything else' was a puny Welshman who started weightlifting at 12 and now has strength and body definition to die for.
Every day for the last 5 billion years, the Sun has risen over the Earth. The constantly roiling surface of our nearest star was hidden from human eyes until the days of the Renaissance, when Galileo raised an early telescope to study the Sun's surface. What he discovered challenged the status quo and almost brought the Catholic Church to its knees. This program explores the past, present and future of the Sun's importance to our world.
For more than 70 years Pluto was counted as the ninth planet, an isolated but sentimental favourite at the end of the solar system. But in recent years this little world has been at the centre of a neighbourhood dispute of cosmic proportions. Just what on Earth caused Pluto to be struck off as a planet? It now seems Pluto has company, and lots of it. And we have more in common with this distant realm than you may have ever imagined.
Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe - young stars, black holes, and even other forms of life. They have created a dazzling new set of super-telescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens.
Do you have an identical twin, living in a parallel universe? Was our cosmos created by an alien teenager in his garage? Has the universe been finetuned so that intelligent beings like you and me can live in it? This half-hour Catalyst special on the universe examines some of the Big Questions.
In the criminal trial of Jason Courtney it's the last chance for the defence team to cast doubt in the minds of the jury and keep their client out of prison. Accused of holding a pistol to a man's head and threatening to shoot him, Jason Courtney could face 14 years in jail if found guilty on three separate charges. With closing addresses about to begin, the last battle between the two legal teams is being waged.
When astronauts peer down on planet Earth, the one environment they all notice are the deserts, which make up a staggering 30 per cent of the land's surface. From space they look empty and lifeless. A closer look reveals a very different picture. Narrated by David Attenborough.
As the spring melts the winter snow, the full extent of Yellowstone is gradually revealed. Now, from the surrounding lowlands, herds of elk, pronghorn and bison return from their winter feeding grounds to take advantage of America's richest natural grasslands, right in the heart of Yellowstone.
Celebrate National Science week with EnhanceTV showcasing major breakthroughs like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby and celebrate International Year of the Reef.
Biology is the study of life and how living things work. Find out on how to create models of the human body, measure rainfall and even how to create a herbarum in this playlist. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,VCSSU074,VCSSU075)
Physics is the science that explores the laws and forces that govern the universe. Bring out the boffins in your class with these experiments and reveal how it all works. (ACSSU049, ACSSU076, ACSSU080)
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Find out how they reshaped the Earth here. (ACSSU115, ACSSU153, ACSSU180, ACSSU188)
Explore a range of farm animals and farm produce, and explore ways farm produce is packaged before being moved from the farm to places where the food is sold or made into other products. (ACSSU002, ACSSU017, VCSSU042, VCSSU043)
Capture students’ interest and find out what they think they know about how living things, such as small animals. Make their playground experience more meaningful with this curated playlist. (ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Explore the science behind objects and things around us and what material make up their physical properties. Find out how to use your senses to observe and describe the form and function of different objects. (ACSSU049, ACSSU046,ACSSU074,ACSSU076,VCSSU059,VCSSU063,VCSSU076,VCSSU080)
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this playlist, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,ACSSU094,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Water and weather, and the world play a significant role in our lives. Watch this playlist to find out about the impact on the earth through hands-on scientific exploration and experimentation. (ACSSU096, VCSSU046, VCSSU06, VCSSU078, VCSSU099, VCSSU101)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.