In the final episode, Joe turns the table on the aspiring young politicians. Now it's their turn to nominate an issue they think is sending us to Sh*tsville. Their challenge is to come up with a big idea to fix the issue. Who better to pitch it to than someone who's held the nation's top job and knows a thing or two about 'the vision thing'? What will the former prime minister make of their left field ideas?
The team of 10 young disabled trekkers, pushing their physical and mental capacities to the limit crossing the Andes, now have to negotiate the Ecuadorian mangrove swamps. As they descend towards the ocean from the Paramo grasslands, where the spectacular views came with biting winds and fierce night time temperatures, they must traverse those swamps that have not been converted into shrimp farms.
Engineers are constructing and fitting out a new station at Paddington, erecting a 230m-long great glass canopy to soar above the structure, and plugging directly into Brunel's original grade one-listed station - a nerve wracking feat. At Tottenham Court Road, workers are building underground platforms and concourses the size of an aircraft carrier in the heart of the world's busiest shopping district. The team must carefully remove enormous props that hold apart the station walls, as convoys of concrete trucks drive down Oxford Street where half a million shoppers and tourists visit, every day. In Derby, a father and son team race to construct 66 trains to ferry passengers across the 50km of Crossrail line.
The third and final leg of Simon's Russian journey takes him from Crimea to the historic Baltic city of St Petersburg. In Crimea, Simon meets the eccentric and fearless owner of a safari park who likes to get up close and personal with his pride of lions. Travelling across Russia's vast western plains, Simon discovers depopulated villages and a rural community clinging on to existence and feeling abandoned by central government. Finally, after a journey spanning more than 6000km, Simon arrives in St Petersburg, where he joins fighters at a martial arts club. He is keen to get involved, but ends up with more than he bargained for.
As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalising prostitution. Two filmmakers, Jared Brock and Michelle Brock travel across ten countries to explore the issue and attempt to discover what lies at the root of it all.
From one beast to another, Pablo's Hippos is a satirical look at thirty years of Colombia's bloody and painful history seen from the semi-submerged viewpoint of a hippopotamus! A tale of a ferocious, irresistible, territorial animal, Pablo Escobar, and the depths to which he and his bloat were prepared to plunge for him to become the undisputed Alpha male in the most ruthless business in the world, the cocaine trade.
From his international debut in Paris and beyond, follow Australian artist John Kelly's remarkable journey from his Dobell's Cows series to his recent Kangaroo works, as he traverses the world in seven years. The program lures the viewer into a journey across Europe but also into Kelly's mind and arrives at a new, surprisingly humorous landscape.
A team of 10 young disabled people test their strength and spirit to the limit with a 400km trek across the snow-capped Andes over four weeks. With a variety of walking difficulties, speech and hearing impairment and manual dexterity problems, they must negotiate the treacherous Napo River, the main tributary of the mighty Amazon, to get across the mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
The challenges of a life-changing 400km journey across the Andes continue for a group of raw and emotionally vulnerable disabled teenagers. The team of 10 is clicking better as a group, but their gruelling journey continues to throw surprises at them every day.
On January 11, 2007, seasoned adventurer 39-year-old Andrew McAuley set out on his quest to become the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand across 1600km of one of the wildest and loneliest expanses of ocean on Earth: the Southern Ocean stretch of the Tasman Sea below the 40th parallel. Solo is an incredible story of adventure. It is a portrait of a complex man and his attempt to conquer the impossible. It is also a moving tragedy that questions and examines the extreme risk some adventurers are driven to pursue.
Eddie Huang travels from Cape Cod to Peru to Tokyo and Dubai to explore the gains of globalisation versus what's lost on the plate in front of us. Eddie explores Hawaiian identity in the margins of its own habitat and how Hawaiians seek to take the island back.
As the shockwaves subside following the earthquake in Nepal, National Geographic Channel examines the human cost, shares astonishing stories of survival and looks at what lessons we can learn from the tragedy.
Inspired by Kwaxsistalla, a Kwakwaka'wakw clan chief, the filmmaker embarks upon a cinematic journey contrasting the tree-farms that dominate the landscape surrounding his home on Vancouver Island with an ancient rainforest on the Pacific Coast of Canada.
Australia is home to over 800 species of birds from honeyeaters to hawks, from spoonbills to cockatoos. It is also home to different species of bird lovers, some of whom take their interest to the extreme...'twitchers' is the commonly used name for such enthusiasts. Chasing Birds follows three teams - the Hunter Thickheads, the Hunter Home-Brewers and the Whacked-Out Woodswallows as they compete in an annual 'Twitchathon'. The aim is to spot as many species as possible in 24 hours. Not easy at the best of times - but especially difficult with a camera crew tagging along.
Now an eclectic, artistic hub, the seaside port of Fremantle has come a long way from its convict outpost days. Greig discovers the waves of migrants who've added a splash of colour to the city; including 10-pound poms, Italian migrants and boatloads of young women who arrived on 'bride ships'. He explores the roots of Fremantle local and AC/DC legend Bon Scott, and learns about the Rajneeshees - an obscure religious cult that painted the city orange.
Everyday clean and earth-friendly environmental areas are being destroyed for oil and gas mining. Broome is located in the far remote Kimberley region, one of the greatest wilderness environments in Australia. This is where Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, and the multi-billionaire oil and gas company, Woodside, decided to settle the second largest Liquid Natural Gas precinct of the planet. Now Broome citizens and the traditional custodians of the land - the Goolaraboloo - are uniting together to protect what is priceless to them.
Set in the South Pacific, Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief's grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal.
This program follows more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they fight to stop London's streets caving in or snarling up with traffic. They race to complete the brand new railway directly underneath the city, Crossrail, London's new underground, in time for the first trains to start running. Costing £15 billion, it's the biggest engineering project in Europe. Linda Miller is an engineer who is more at home constructing space launch complexes at Cape Canaveral. She must build what will become Britain's busiest station - Farringdon - an underground structure longer than the Shard skyscraper is tall.
In 2006, author Colin, his wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter Isabella began the 'No Impact Man project'. The goal: to make as little environmental impact as possible while living on lower 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
A group of 20 artists, scientists and educators travel to the remote and beautiful Arctic island of Spitzbergen to exchange ideas and plot ways of communicating to the wider world, concerns about the environment and climate change.
*Adult Themes, Coarse Language* *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program contains images and voices of people who have died*
Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst natural disasters in Australia's history, virtually wiping the city of Darwin from the map. Now 40 years later, previously untold stories reveal compelling new perspectives on the devastating storm, the controversial mass evacuation and the troubled reconstruction, investigating the socio-political effects on Darwin and its residents. Extraordinary archival footage, immersive animation and in-depth interviews tell a powerful story revealing the legacy and myths of Cyclone Tracy including the coming of age of Darwin, the heroism of Darwinians, and the politicisation of the rebuild. The failure of most official records of the disaster to mention Indigenous people is addressed with stories from Aboriginal people who lived through the storm, and accounts of traditional Aboriginal beliefs that explain from a cultural standpoint the cyclone and resulting devastation. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Brindle Films and Nirvana Films. Produced with assistance of Screen Territory in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Australia. Produced by Rachel Clements and James Bradley. ABC Executive Producer and Head of Indigenous Sally Riley.
In 2014, one of the last tribes that had had no contact with the outside world emerged from the Amazon rainforest. This documentary has exclusive access to the tribe and documents first contact with members of the previously isolated tribe called the Txapanawa on the bank of the Envira River in the village of Simpatia in Brazil. An anthropologist, Jose Carlos Meirelles goes deep into the Amazon to learn whether the emergence of a long-hidden tribe signals the end of humans living in total isolation.
Bangkok's traffic is no joke. Tensions are running high and the teams explode when Team Kitty pulls off to the side of the road, thinking Graeme is unsafe and refuse to drive with him. Team Reindeer breaks down with no way to communicate, and the Misfit girls drive in the wrong direction, completely separated. It's going to take more patience if they want to finish the journey.
In a new episode from season two of this powerful documentary series, charismatic host Diego Bunuel travels to Lagos, Nigeria. Home to some 18 million people Lagos, Nigeria is known for its epic traffic jams, pollution, poverty and corruption. Yet 6000 newcomers arrive in Nigeria every day in hope of finding a better life.
The modern private security industry is one of the fastest growing in the world, and today generates over 100 billion dollars annually. It's a global industry but one which is dominated by Irish operators. In this two-part series, actor Liam Cunningham explores the controversial world of the modern day Irish private security contractor.
As the eyes of the world turn to Rio de Janeiro for the 2014 World Cup, a new three-part observational series reveals the truth about life inside Rio's famous shanty-towns, the favelas. With extraordinary access to them this series reveals the favelas to be places of energy, resourcefulness and humour, through the lives of the people who live there.
Adventurer Ben Fogle journeys to the foothills of the Indian Himalayas to live with former fighter pilot, Steve Lall. Steve turned his back on Indian high society for a simple farmer's life in the mountains. He's fought for decades to protect his tiny private wilderness in one of the world's most burgeoning countries.
This second episode takes viewers into the drug trafficking gang controlled favelas, which are under attack from the Government special forces pacification plans in advance of the World Cup and Olympics.
Captain Matt Dearden battles severe turbulence to deliver local tribes people to their loved ones, before being invited in as the first westerner to enter one of their small tribal huts. Captain Dave Burns finds himself sandwiched between an approaching storm and an active volcano as he negotiates his way back to base. Without the advanced technology the big jet airliners enjoy, he is forced to navigate his way through the clouds by sight, literally keeping an eye out for any other planes in the vicinity.
With jurisdictions covering nearly one and a half million square kilometres the Outback Coroner is called to investigate the unexpected, unusual and violent deaths on behalf of the most isolated communities across Australia. This original series takes us beyond the courtroom and delivers unprecedented access inside the mindset, lifestyle and challenges confronting the fly-in, fly-out coroner as they seek to deliver justice for the dead and bring peace to the living.
This original series takes us beyond the courtroom and delivers unprecedented access inside the mindset, lifestyle and challenges confronting the fly-in, fly-out coroner as they seek to deliver justice for the dead and bring peace to the living.
With jurisdictions covering nearly one and a half million square kilometres, Outback Coroner, Greg Cavanagh investigates the unexpected, unusual and violent deaths in some of the most isolated communities across Australia.
Led by British explorer, Adrian Hayes, the three companions brave some of toughest conditions on earth as they navigate the journey by stars, sun, local knowledge and time travelled. The group walk and ride camels through the gruelling 1,600km trail in traditional Arabic clothes and follow a modest diet.
With Kanye West's former manager John Monopoly as their guide Nick, Gonzo and Parv find themselves on the dangerous streets of south-side Chicago, where they discover that music is the only way to escape the ghettos for many of the young rappers who are the face of the burgeoning Chicago rap scene.
In Detroit, Gonzo, Parv and Nick find a city that appears to be on the brink of extinction, but are soon inspired by the proud locals who are rejuvenating the city, using the abandoned buildings and many vacant lots to create a new type of urban community where innovation and collaboration is key.
Tasmanian Magistrate and Coroner Stephen Carey investigates a tragic marine accident involving two cray fishermen off the coast of Port Davey and Northern Territory Coroner Greg Cavanagh conducts an enquiry into a fatal road accident involving three of Australia's most eminent architects.
In the northern town of Burnie, Tasmania, Magistrate and Coroner Don Jones inquires into two coronial cases - a retired hobby farmer whose car was hit by a freight train and the unsolved disappearance of bushwalker Susan Maddern. Meanwhile, NSW Deputy State Coroner Paul MacMahon conducts an inquest into a young family who died in a light plane crash.
Caracas, Venezuela is the world's most oil-rich nation and also one of its most violent. Ross Kemp spends time in the city's barrios with gangs, in prisons, and with police who are out-manned and out-gunned.
In this episode, Diego travels to Iran, which is the Middle East's second largest oil exporter and strongly anti-American. This could explain Diego's surprise at uncovering rappers, basketballers, fashionistas and even a 'Quran Idol'.
Warrior Road Trip is a cross-continental journey undertaken by Boni and Lemarti, two warriors from the Maasai culture. These warriors, who rarely abandon their traditional clothes or spears, embark on a cultural odyssey to experience the Western world while staying true to their tribal values.
Actor Liam Cunningham travels to the Seychelles as he follows three Irish ex-Defence Forces personnel who have made a significant contribution in dealing with security threats to the Seychelles government and its people.
n this episode, Diego travels to Pakistan. Considered by The Economist newspaper as 'the world's most dangerous place' in 2008, Diego ventures to this region to uncover the truth about a country that has the rest of the world on edge.
The third leg of Simon Reeve's journey is the most dangerous, as he travels to Mogadishu, the capital of war-torn Somalia. But first he starts off in the south of Kenya and travels up the Indian Ocean coast to Mombasa, then on to the Tana Delta, where he meets villagers facing eviction from the area.
Kemp meets women from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia who were brought to the UK on false promises and then forced to work as unpaid prostitutes in saunas, brothels and massage parlours. He joins the British police hunting down the traffickers and travels to Romania to confront modern-day slave traders.
New Orleans is home to a unique culture, music and cuisine that draws in millions of tourists every year. Yet nowhere are the problems at the heart of modern America more glaring, or the contrast between rich and poor more obvious.
In the final episode, Charley pilots a small plane to Dawson City, Yukon, where he visits a mine that has been in operation since the days of the gold rush. Later, Charley treks up one of the region's glaciers and spends a night out on the ice, before taking a trip on the scenic Rocky Mountaineer train.
Adventurer Ben Fogle and comedian Hugh Dennis drive a historic route from the Peruvian Andes to the depths of the Amazon, along roads built for those intending to conquer and exploit the natural wealth of Peru's rainforest. It's a rollercoaster ride of 2,000 foot drops and hairpin bends on one-lane dirt roads, stretching from mountains high above the clouds to the muddy, humid trails of the jungle.
Charlie Brades, a 23-year-old from Hampshire is going to live as a 'Tribal Wife' with the Yoruk, a tribe of nomads who live in the remote mountains of southern Turkey. Charlie is fiercely independent but her life has been far from carefree. Her mother has a long history of mental illness and as a teenager Charlie was often left to her own devices. Living in a one-roomed tent with a Yoruk family of seven - including the father's two wives - proves quite a challenge for Charlie but ultimately forces her to confront some home truths.
Blending current affairs with human interest, Toughest Place to be a... mixes factual entertainment, observational documentary and current affairs to create an exciting, informative and emotional series. Taking three ordinary British workers and asking them to clock on with local hosts in places wildly different to those they are used to, provides a dramatic insight into a completely alien culture and way of life.
British actor, author and journalist Ross Kemp travels to Northern Mexico the murder capital of the world. More than 3000 people were gunned down in the city last year, victims of a bloody drug war being played out on America's doorstep.
Another day at the office just turned into a fight for survival. Do or Die is a series where regular office workers are thrown into a survival adventure that will change their lives and workplaces forever. Each week Do or Die drops a group of unsuspecting workers into some of the harshest Australian environments for five gruelling days. Calling on the help of workplace psychologist and outdoor adventurer, Dr Travis Kemp, the group is sent on what they believe to be a fun team-building exercise. Instead, they'll be flung into a survival adventure with no escape. It's Do or Die!