Alan Yentob meets clinical neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, who shows through case studies of patients no longer able to read, recognise faces or see in 3D how much people see not just with their eyes but with their minds.
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough and packed with excitement, revelation and with stunning screen 'firsts', this breathtaking ten-part blockbuster brings you 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world. In episode one experience the extraordinary things animals and plants must do in order to survive and reproduce.
For the first time in the history of The Supervet, these brand new hour-long documentary specials go beyond the operating table to delve deeper into the science behind Professor Noel Fitzpatrick's cutting edge procedures, revealing how he continually pushes the boundaries of veterinary medicine, with the help of special onscreen 3D graphics giving a glimpse into the extraordinary ambition of Noel's state-of-the-art surgeries. (Class. tba)
In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. See 30 polar bears gather to feed on a bowhead whale carcass and witness the biggest fight on Earth...male humpback whales battling for a female.
Has there ever been life on Mars? To answer that question, in 2016 Europe launched a mission that not only unleashed new technology but which started a global battle to conquer the Red Planet. With unprecedented access to the European Space Agency and France's space agency, go from the rover design process through to the launch of Europe's very first module, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.
In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. Witness capuchin monkeys smashing open palm nuts with stone 'hammers' and sprint with cheetahs as they band together to tackle ostriches.
In this Australian production, Nat Geo Wild reveals the secret lives of a small group of dolphins in Shark Bay, WA. We follow their triumphs and tragedies as they live alongside their nemesis, the tiger shark.
Deep in a South African cave, an astounding discovery reveals clues to what made us human. Join a treacherous descent into this cave of spectacular and enigmatic finds, and discover their startling implications for the epic tale of evolution.
While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. The Botany of Desire explores the history and physiology of this lowly weed that has made itself so desirable that nearly 15 million Americans risk arrest each month by smoking it.
Deep in a South African cave, an astounding discovery reveals clues to what made us human. Join a treacherous descent into this cave of spectacular and enigmatic finds, and discover their implications for the epic tale of evolution.
The series concludes with An Imperfect Cure, following the staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital's renal department as they treat children for a condition which has no complete cure. Long-term treatment over decades requires an enormous level of cooperation and consent between the medical team, the patients and their parents. But what happens when parents and older children are unwilling to accept the doctors' advice?
Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars. Follow the first human mission to Mars, set in 2033, as the crew struggles to safely land on and colonize the planet. Tracing the thrilling quest to make Mars home, National Geographic presents a new breed of programming, blending cinema-quality scripted drama set in the future with documentary sequences that features current space-technology pioneers.
The market for skin lightening cosmetics is reported to be worth millions - and journalist Anita Rani is on a journey to find out why. Starting in her own family, with her mother's preference for lighter skin, she explores the pressures within the Asian community that have lead to a growing number of people opting to lighten up. Skin lightening cosmetics are available both legally and illegally worldwide.