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Urban Secrets: Glasgow

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  SBS  |  June 8, 2013
Actor Alan Cumming visits Glasgow, one of his favourite cities, to reveal unusual and often hidden sights and sounds overlooked by the public. Starting at the Necropolis, he ...

Actor Alan Cumming visits Glasgow, one of his favourite cities, to reveal unusual and often hidden sights and sounds overlooked by the public. Starting at the Necropolis, he travels to the world's oldest music hall before enjoying the views from a city-centre landmark.

Bernie Baker's coal truck odyssey goes horribly wrong.

Bernie Baker's coal truck odyssey goes horribly wrong.

Sugar cane driver Ray races to get to the mill before the sugar deteriorates. Plus, drivers Mick and Simon battle to descend the mighty Blue Mountain range in a huge freight train.

Sugar cane driver Ray races to get to the mill before the sugar deteriorates. Plus, drivers Mick and Simon battle to descend the mighty Blue Mountain range in a huge freight train.

A steam joyride turns ugly as a magnificent steam train is vandalised. Plus, there is more drama in the outback as a 2000 tonne freight train is in danger.

A steam joyride turns ugly as a magnificent steam train is vandalised. Plus, there is more drama in the outback as a 2000 tonne freight train is in danger.

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Bernie Baker is back putting together the first ever streamliners festival. But will historic flooding in NSW put and end to his dream?

Bernie Baker is back putting together the first ever streamliners festival. But will historic flooding in NSW put and end to his dream?

A Fortescue track crew have just four hours to fix a faulty track - fail and it could cost their heavyweight iron ore company millions.

A Fortescue track crew have just four hours to fix a faulty track - fail and it could cost their heavyweight iron ore company millions.

Time scales are tight as a major rail line is closed for repairs, and delays will mean major repercussions. Plus, train spotters hunt for the train known as The Great White Shark.

Time scales are tight as a major rail line is closed for repairs, and delays will mean major repercussions. Plus, train spotters hunt for the train known as The Great White Shark.

Following on from their first adventure we now join wine expert Oz Clarke and wine novice James May as they take a month long trip around the revered Californian wineries.

Following on from their first adventure we now join wine expert Oz Clarke and wine novice James May as they take a month long trip around the revered Californian wineries.

From turtles that strike as fast as a snake to spiders that protect frogs, explore the relationships that have developed between the unlikeliest of creatures struggling for ...

From turtles that strike as fast as a snake to spiders that protect frogs, explore the relationships that have developed between the unlikeliest of creatures struggling for survival in the Amazon.

Epic flooding. Communities in ruin. Devastating fatalities. National Geographic takes you into the eye of the New York's superstorm to learn why it happened - and how it could ...

Epic flooding. Communities in ruin. Devastating fatalities. National Geographic takes you into the eye of the New York's superstorm to learn why it happened - and how it could hit again.

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the most ...

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the most populated to the most remote, the highest to the lowest locations.

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the highest ...

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the highest to the lowest locations.

Following on from their first adventure we now join wine expert Oz Clarke and wine novice James May as they take a month long trip around the revered Californian wineries.

Following on from their first adventure we now join wine expert Oz Clarke and wine novice James May as they take a month long trip around the revered Californian wineries.

Broome citizens and the traditional custodians of the land - the Goolaraboloo - united together to protect what is priceless to them.

Broome citizens and the traditional custodians of the land - the Goolaraboloo - united together to protect what is priceless to them.

The Australian sugar industry was founded on the sweat of men and women enticed or kidnapped from the islands of the South Pacific. Sugar Slaves is the story of that human traffic.

The Australian sugar industry was founded on the sweat of men and women enticed or kidnapped from the islands of the South Pacific. Sugar Slaves is the story of that human traffic.

The hostile dry plains of southern Australia are home to some extraordinary and lethal animals including deadly ants, killer bunnies and the surprisingly vicious wombat.

The hostile dry plains of southern Australia are home to some extraordinary and lethal animals including deadly ants, killer bunnies and the surprisingly vicious wombat.

Professor Brian Cox travels to Iceland, the Serengeti, Caribbean, Swiss Alps and a volcano to reveal the science behind the colours of the planet.

Professor Brian Cox travels to Iceland, the Serengeti, Caribbean, Swiss Alps and a volcano to reveal the science behind the colours of the planet.

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the highest ...

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the highest to the lowest locations.

One man and one massive train take on the unforgiving Pilbara, while in Sydney it's a marathon meets Rubik's Cube for four extreme train enthusiasts in the All Stations Challenge.

One man and one massive train take on the unforgiving Pilbara, while in Sydney it's a marathon meets Rubik's Cube for four extreme train enthusiasts in the All Stations Challenge.

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the highest ...

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the highest to the lowest locations.

In this episode, Alan tours the less-celebrated sights of Brighton, beginning by visiting the Toy and Model Museum to look at its collection of model trains.

In this episode, Alan tours the less-celebrated sights of Brighton, beginning by visiting the Toy and Model Museum to look at its collection of model trains.

The Australian tropics are perhaps the most mysterious part of our country. Impenetrable rainforest hides kangaroos that live in trees and a colossal bird with dinosaur feet.

The Australian tropics are perhaps the most mysterious part of our country. Impenetrable rainforest hides kangaroos that live in trees and a colossal bird with dinosaur feet.

Did Marco Polo, the most illustrious traveller in history, ever really go to China? To this day doubt lingers as to whether his book is a genuine personal account of China's ...

Did Marco Polo, the most illustrious traveller in history, ever really go to China? To this day doubt lingers as to whether his book is a genuine personal account of China's Middle Kingdom.

Most parrots are colourful and fly in noisy flocks, but New Zealand's kakapo breaks all the rules. It's been called the strangest parrot in the world.

Most parrots are colourful and fly in noisy flocks, but New Zealand's kakapo breaks all the rules. It's been called the strangest parrot in the world.

A monster-sized freight train continues its 3,000km journey through desert wilderness. Plus, Leigh and Wil prove to be more than just train drivers when faced with a crocodile.

A monster-sized freight train continues its 3,000km journey through desert wilderness. Plus, Leigh and Wil prove to be more than just train drivers when faced with a crocodile.

Is it possible to control nature? Disaster Planet looks at how and why natural disasters occur and asks if it is possible to prevent them from happening in the future.

Is it possible to control nature? Disaster Planet looks at how and why natural disasters occur and asks if it is possible to prevent them from happening in the future.

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the highest ...

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the highest to the lowest locations.

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the most ...

Observe the changes our planet has endured through time by examining the impact these extremes in nature have on the environment. From the coldest to the driest, the most populated to the most remote, the highest to the lowest locations.

In early 2011, a freak inland tsunami smashed through Queensland bringing widespread destruction. This is the story of Australia's greatest flood, caught on camera by those ...

In early 2011, a freak inland tsunami smashed through Queensland bringing widespread destruction. This is the story of Australia's greatest flood, caught on camera by those who lived through it.

Go on board the world famous The Ghan, as it takes its 288 passengers across the continent. Plus, there is trouble on the tracks as a vital rail line needs urgent repairs.

Go on board the world famous The Ghan, as it takes its 288 passengers across the continent. Plus, there is trouble on the tracks as a vital rail line needs urgent repairs.

US Military Intelligence satellites detect a disturbing development at Iran's notorious Parchin experimental weaponry site. Is the rogue nation building weapons of mass ...

US Military Intelligence satellites detect a disturbing development at Iran's notorious Parchin experimental weaponry site. Is the rogue nation building weapons of mass destruction?

Bernie Baker's streamliner festival comes to a heavenly locomotive climax while Southern Shorthaul Railroad's reputation is on the line with their mad modification of 18 coal ...

Bernie Baker's streamliner festival comes to a heavenly locomotive climax while Southern Shorthaul Railroad's reputation is on the line with their mad modification of 18 coal wagons.

Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will ...

Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will be revealed in a whole new light as the journeys of snow geese, cranes, falcons, albatross, eagles and other birds are documented using new, cutting edge filming techniques and state of the art spycams.

Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will ...

Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will be revealed in a whole new light as the journeys of snow geese, cranes, falcons, albatross, eagles and other birds are documented using new, cutting-edge filming techniques and state-of-the-art spycams.

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? This series enters the worlds of three iconic adventurers: solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes, ...

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? This series enters the worlds of three iconic adventurers: solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes, and BBC's newsman John Simpson. In this series each renowned and colourful character takes the other two into their world. Travelling as a team, they'll undertake three challenging expeditions into the hostile environments where each of them won fame and glory.

Following on from their first adventure in France, we now join wine expert Oz Clarke and wine novice James May as they take a month long trip around the revered Californian ...

Following on from their first adventure in France, we now join wine expert Oz Clarke and wine novice James May as they take a month long trip around the revered Californian wineries.

Wine expert Oz Clarke has brought travelling companion James May to the Rhone Valley. Here James will receive the next stage of his wine education; learning about the ...

Wine expert Oz Clarke has brought travelling companion James May to the Rhone Valley. Here James will receive the next stage of his wine education; learning about the different grape varieties used in winemaking.

In the second episode on Budapest, Pria explores the city, taking us on an hilarious ride in a Trabant; has an illuminating chat with Istvan Szabo, director of the acclaimed ...

In the second episode on Budapest, Pria explores the city, taking us on an hilarious ride in a Trabant; has an illuminating chat with Istvan Szabo, director of the acclaimed Mephisto; and discusses the intricacies of the Hungarian language.

Take an exhilarating ride onboard the International Space Station as it orbits the weird and wonderful planet that we call home. Starting at zero degrees, Greenwich in London, ...

Take an exhilarating ride onboard the International Space Station as it orbits the weird and wonderful planet that we call home. Starting at zero degrees, Greenwich in London, we move around the globe looking at geology, weather, human activity and nature. This real-time snapshot of the wonder of existence will inspire, shock and surprise in 90 unforgettable minutes. Narrated by David Mitchell.

Welcome to one of the world's most incredible stretches of coastline, famous for its awe-inspiring 12 Apostles that mark the entry point into the dangerous and turbulent ...

Welcome to one of the world's most incredible stretches of coastline, famous for its awe-inspiring 12 Apostles that mark the entry point into the dangerous and turbulent waters of Bass Strait.

This new series takes weather storms to a spectacular new level. Using state of the art technology and science, we witness the blow-by-blow damage of orchestrated natural ...

This new series takes weather storms to a spectacular new level. Using state of the art technology and science, we witness the blow-by-blow damage of orchestrated natural disasters. This first episode looks at how avalanches can engulf entire towns and cripple major cities.

From a massive haboob that turns day into night to a freak hail storm that turns an Arizona pool into a torrent of waves, the most extreme weather, caught on camera.

From a massive haboob that turns day into night to a freak hail storm that turns an Arizona pool into a torrent of waves, the most extreme weather, caught on camera.

Rain can put a damper on any trip, but this wild weather will turn these getaways into Vacations from Hell.

Rain can put a damper on any trip, but this wild weather will turn these getaways into Vacations from Hell.

Brother and sister Bino and Fino live in a modern African city. With the help of their family and their friend Zeena the magic butterfly, they discover and learn things about ...

Brother and sister Bino and Fino live in a modern African city. With the help of their family and their friend Zeena the magic butterfly, they discover and learn things about Africa and the world.

Brother and sister Bino and Fino live in a modern African city. With the help of their family and their friend Zeena the magic butterfly, they discover and learn things about ...

Brother and sister Bino and Fino live in a modern African city. With the help of their family and their friend Zeena the magic butterfly, they discover and learn things about Africa and the world.

Presented by wine expert Oz Clarke and motoring journalist James May from Top Gear. Clarke aims to educate May (a committed beer drinker) about wine while undertaking a road ...

Presented by wine expert Oz Clarke and motoring journalist James May from Top Gear. Clarke aims to educate May (a committed beer drinker) about wine while undertaking a road trip though France.

What would happen if a solid mass of rock and ice was heading for Earth at a speed of more then 200, 000 kilometers per hour? Do we have the science and technology to divert ...

What would happen if a solid mass of rock and ice was heading for Earth at a speed of more then 200, 000 kilometers per hour? Do we have the science and technology to divert or obstruct such a strong force of velocity? Forget Armageddon - this film hears from top international scientists as they predict the impact of a comet exploding into Earth's atmosphere. Although based on fictional accounts, The Super Comet is a story of survival amidst the inconceivable destruction that would follow, should such a super comet come our way.

Once the biggest and most influential city on the planet, founded by Alexander the Great and home to Cleopatra, Archimedes and the largest library in the world. How did this ...

Once the biggest and most influential city on the planet, founded by Alexander the Great and home to Cleopatra, Archimedes and the largest library in the world. How did this shining beacon for civilisation and knowledge meet its classical demise? Featuring stunning visualisations from the major movie Agora, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes looks at Alexandria past and present, unearthing archaeological gems and following in the footsteps of Hypatia, the city's last great female philosopher and guardian of great Library of Alexandria, whose murder would bring down the curtain not just on an era but on the ancient world as a whole.

Mt Everest - 29,000 feet - the highest point on Earth - captivating and deadly. In the 1920s to conquer Mt Everest was the greatest challenge remaining in a golden age of ...

Mt Everest - 29,000 feet - the highest point on Earth - captivating and deadly. In the 1920s to conquer Mt Everest was the greatest challenge remaining in a golden age of adventure. Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive. George Mallory dreamed of being the first man to climb Everest but on June 8, 1924, dressed in gabardine and hobnailed boots, he and his fellow climber, Sandy Irvine, were last seen 800 feet below the summit. Seventy-five years after Mallory and Irvine vanished, mountaineer Conrad Anker, took part in an expedition looking for their bodies high on Everest.

Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will ...

Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will be revealed in a whole new light as the journeys of snow geese, cranes, falcons, albatross, eagles and other birds are documented using new, cutting-edge filming techniques and state-of-the-art spycams.

Moja is a five-month-old lion cub living with his single lioness mum, Nyota, in Kenya's Masai Mara. It is May, and food is scarce; Moja is starving. The rains have arrived, ...

Moja is a five-month-old lion cub living with his single lioness mum, Nyota, in Kenya's Masai Mara. It is May, and food is scarce; Moja is starving. The rains have arrived, and prey is thin on the ground. Without the help and protection of a pride, Moja faces the toughest month of his life.

The Numurindi people of south-east Arnhemland in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria developed a culture where all things, past and present including the weather are ...

The Numurindi people of south-east Arnhemland in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria developed a culture where all things, past and present including the weather are interrelated. This relationship extends to previous generations, together with the animal and plant kingdom. Five Seasons explores this intricate relationship through the eyes of the Numurindi people.

A huge traffic jam splits a town in half, giving veteran driver Bernie Baker a giant headache. Plus, trainee driver Allie Hume is working hard to pass her final drivers' exams.

A huge traffic jam splits a town in half, giving veteran driver Bernie Baker a giant headache. Plus, trainee driver Allie Hume is working hard to pass her final drivers' exams.

Comedian Anh Do is on a special quest to see Italy. From gondoliers of Venice to pasta nonnas of Bari, Anh experiences the best of Italy.

Comedian Anh Do is on a special quest to see Italy. From gondoliers of Venice to pasta nonnas of Bari, Anh experiences the best of Italy.

A father and daughter are home when an EF4 tornado is headed straight for them. Four friends are hiking in a canyon when a flash flood overtakes them.

A father and daughter are home when an EF4 tornado is headed straight for them. Four friends are hiking in a canyon when a flash flood overtakes them.

The world's most spectacular transformations happen in autumn. While chipmunks and beavers rush to stash their winter supplies, many animals must battle for mates.

The world's most spectacular transformations happen in autumn. While chipmunks and beavers rush to stash their winter supplies, many animals must battle for mates.

This special, narrated by Andrew Scott, celebrates spring on planet Earth. This magical season brings a burst of new life - but as soon as the air starts to warm, it's a race ...

This special, narrated by Andrew Scott, celebrates spring on planet Earth. This magical season brings a burst of new life - but as soon as the air starts to warm, it's a race to wake up and get ahead of everyone else.

Assist your students to investigate the properties of different habitats within their environment with the help of this curated collection.
Warnings make weather seem predictable, but the effects of cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes can be unexpected and devastating. See how scientists study storms and people survive them.
Explore the world of volcanoes and how molten rock and plate tectonics shape and reshape Earth. Share the knowledge of these powerful geological forces with this collection of clips and documentaries.
Raise awareness in your classroom about Threatened Species Day with the spotlight is on native plants, animals, and ecosystems that are under threat and reflect on how we can protect them into the future.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
Italy lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea Find out all about Italy, it's culture, food and history in this curated playlist. (ACDSEH004,VCHHC101)
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)
Australia is home to more than one million species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Discover all about them in this playlist.
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)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073)
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these geological and meteorological events and gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist.
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these events as well as gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist. (ACSSU096,VCSSU079,VCGGK095)
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)
Climate change is rapidly effecting our environment and our lives. Discover what is happening and how everyone can take part in making a difference. (ACHGK020,VCGGK096)
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)
Environmentalists are full of ideas about how we can make changes in our everyday lives and reduce the impact on our environment. These videos show us how.
This week investigate the world’s cultural diversity, including the culture of indigenous people. gain insights into different cultural groups, beliefs and customs.
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.
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