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This three-part series showcases the glorious heritage of Islamic art and architecture. The journey begins with the Byzantine architectural wonders of Damascus under the first ...

This three-part series showcases the glorious heritage of Islamic art and architecture. The journey begins with the Byzantine architectural wonders of Damascus under the first Islamic dynasty.

This visual odyssey travels the globe with a revealing lens examining the idea of God through the minds and eyes of various religions and cultures, everyday people, spiritual ...

This visual odyssey travels the globe with a revealing lens examining the idea of God through the minds and eyes of various religions and cultures, everyday people, spiritual leaders and celebrities.

The Survivor's Guide to the Mayan Apocalypse: Paul Murton travels to the birthplace of Mayan civilisation to learn why they believed the world would end on December 21, 2012.

The Survivor's Guide to the Mayan Apocalypse: Paul Murton travels to the birthplace of Mayan civilisation to learn why they believed the world would end on December 21, 2012.

Spanning four centuries on a joyful voyage of music and heritage, this program traces history of the Black Church and considers its future in a changing society.

Spanning four centuries on a joyful voyage of music and heritage, this program traces history of the Black Church and considers its future in a changing society.

Was Jesus Christ an actual person of history - or a creation born from myth and metaphor, conceived in the third century by Constantine to hold together a crumbling Empire?

Was Jesus Christ an actual person of history - or a creation born from myth and metaphor, conceived in the third century by Constantine to hold together a crumbling Empire?

Spanning four centuries of music and heritage, Seeking Salvation traces the history of the Black Church and discusses its future in an ever-changing society.

Spanning four centuries of music and heritage, Seeking Salvation traces the history of the Black Church and discusses its future in an ever-changing society.

This three-part series showcases the glorious heritage of Islamic art and architecture. The final episode concludes in Istanbul under the last great Islamic dynasty, the Ottomans.

This three-part series showcases the glorious heritage of Islamic art and architecture. The final episode concludes in Istanbul under the last great Islamic dynasty, the Ottomans.

In this episode, host Christy Kenneally visits the Forum, the epicentre of Roman religion, and the Pantheon, sanctuary of the Roman Gods. In Caerleon in Wales, he reveals how ...

In this episode, host Christy Kenneally visits the Forum, the epicentre of Roman religion, and the Pantheon, sanctuary of the Roman Gods. In Caerleon in Wales, he reveals how the Romans carried their religion to the farthest reaches of the empire. And at Ephesus in Turkey, he traces the rise of the Christian deity that would ultimately overthrow the Roman gods.

The Maya believed they owed a blood-debt to the Gods - one that could only be repaid through sacrifice. Deep in the rainforest of Guatemala, host Christy Kenneally explores ...

The Maya believed they owed a blood-debt to the Gods - one that could only be repaid through sacrifice. Deep in the rainforest of Guatemala, host Christy Kenneally explores the massive Mayan city of Tikal. In Mexico, he discovers the secrets of the spectacular temples of Palenque and Chichen Itza. And on the Island of Flores, Guatemala, he reflects on the final stand of the Maya against the invading Spaniards.

This three-part series showcases the glorious heritage of Islamic art and architecture. Episode two moves on to Cairo and presents the artistic legacy of the warring North ...

This three-part series showcases the glorious heritage of Islamic art and architecture. Episode two moves on to Cairo and presents the artistic legacy of the warring North African Sunni and Shi'a faiths.

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman explores where evil comes from. In a maximum-security prison, Morgan comes face to face with a serial killer and looks for the physical root ...

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman explores where evil comes from. In a maximum-security prison, Morgan comes face to face with a serial killer and looks for the physical root of evil in his brain.

He healed the sick and raised the dead. His followers called him the Son of God. After his death, he rose again. He was Apollonius of Tyana, one of several preachers of the ...

He healed the sick and raised the dead. His followers called him the Son of God. After his death, he rose again. He was Apollonius of Tyana, one of several preachers of the First Century who rivalled the following of Jesus.

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A ...

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A microcosm of Hinduism, it has always attracted a large number of worshippers.

Two thousand years ago, in the Roman province of Judea, Jesus was crucified by imperial troops. Thousands before him had suffered the same fate. But unlike his predecessors on ...

Two thousand years ago, in the Roman province of Judea, Jesus was crucified by imperial troops. Thousands before him had suffered the same fate. But unlike his predecessors on the cross, Jesus did not disappear from history. Instead, his memory was kept alive by a small band of Jews - men and women who held fast to their conviction that Jesus was the Messiah.

Women's place in Christianity has been a matter for debate ever since Jesus walked the earth. But has the role of women always been a stumbling block for Christianity? The ...

Women's place in Christianity has been a matter for debate ever since Jesus walked the earth. But has the role of women always been a stumbling block for Christianity? The answer may lie with the most enigmatic woman of the Gospels.

Evangelical Protestantism is a lively expression of faith that has spread across the globe, marketed with all the flair and swashbuckling enterprise of American commerce. The ...

Evangelical Protestantism is a lively expression of faith that has spread across the globe, marketed with all the flair and swashbuckling enterprise of American commerce. The Evangelical explosion has been driven by the search for a direct emotional relationship with God. Its popularity has been helped by adopting local traditions, but is a new message of wealth in this world an adaptation too far?

Scepticism has transformed Western culture and transformed Christianity. Where did this religious doubt come from? Is fading belief due to the advance of science and reason, ...

Scepticism has transformed Western culture and transformed Christianity. Where did this religious doubt come from? Is fading belief due to the advance of science and reason, or due to its entanglement with world wars, Fascism and Nazism? However, in the middle of this crisis, the Church has nonetheless rediscovered deep and enduring truths about itself, and these may even hold clues to its future.

Join Morgan Freeman on his epic quest around the world to uncover the meaning of life, God and the big questions in-between. Violent cataclysms and fiery judgment fixate the ...

Join Morgan Freeman on his epic quest around the world to uncover the meaning of life, God and the big questions in-between. Violent cataclysms and fiery judgment fixate the popular imagination and fill numerous holy books. Freeman looks into this supposed future as well as past millennia of strife to determine how the world will end.

Join Morgan Freeman on his epic quest around the world to uncover the meaning of life, God and the big questions in-between. In the event series premiere, Freeman explores how ...

Join Morgan Freeman on his epic quest around the world to uncover the meaning of life, God and the big questions in-between. In the event series premiere, Freeman explores how different religions of past and present answer the question - What happens when we die?

Morgan Freeman take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on his personal quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the ...

Morgan Freeman take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on his personal quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the questions in between.

Did Christianity really begin when the apostle Paul travelled from Jerusalem to Rome? This episode reveals that the true origins of Christianity lie east, and that the ...

Did Christianity really begin when the apostle Paul travelled from Jerusalem to Rome? This episode reveals that the true origins of Christianity lie east, and that the headquarters of Christianity might have been in Baghdad instead of Rome. Christianity's forgotten origins could have given rise to a barely recognisable Christianity today, based in Asia or China.

It is an event that changed the course of human history, and yet, beyond the familiar biblical accounts, shockingly little is known historically about the trial and ...

It is an event that changed the course of human history, and yet, beyond the familiar biblical accounts, shockingly little is known historically about the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. What did he do that resulted in his execution? Who was responsible for his trial and sentencing? How did the story of his execution get reported and passed down through the ages? And why do most biblical historians insist that the gospel story we know, simply can not be true? The Trial of Jesus will reconstruct the 'scene of the crime' and shed new light on the trial and execution, whose story has reverberated - often with great negative effect - through history.

Twenty years ago, novelist Salman Rushdie was a wanted man with a million pound bounty on his head. His novel, The Satanic Verses, had sparked riots across the Muslim world. ...

Twenty years ago, novelist Salman Rushdie was a wanted man with a million pound bounty on his head. His novel, The Satanic Verses, had sparked riots across the Muslim world. The ailing religious leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini, had invoked a little-known religious instruction - a fatwa - and effectively sentenced Rushdie to death. Never before had a novel created an international diplomatic crisis on such a scale, and never before had a foreign government publicly called for the killing of a private citizen of another country. The Satanic Verses Affair looks back on the extraordinary events which followed the publication of the book and the ten-year campaign to get the fatwa lifted.

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A ...

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A microcosm of Hinduism, it has always attracted a large number of worshippers.

Christianity is traditionally split into Catholicism and Protestantism, but Eastern Orthodox Christianity flourishes in Russia and the Balkans with over 150 million members ...

Christianity is traditionally split into Catholicism and Protestantism, but Eastern Orthodox Christianity flourishes in Russia and the Balkans with over 150 million members worldwide. It's quite unlike Catholicism or Protestantism: worship is carefully stage-managed and a symbol of a fierce-looking bird is everywhere: the double-headed eagle. What story is this ancient drama trying to tell us?

They look like us, talk like us and live among us but adhere to a whole set of different rules. We know them as the young men in suits who knock on our door; young ...

They look like us, talk like us and live among us but adhere to a whole set of different rules. We know them as the young men in suits who knock on our door; young missionaries whose job is to convert us to their particular brand of Christianity. They call themselves 'Ambassadors of God'. With unprecedented access, Meet the Mormons follows a young British Mormon as he gives up two years of his life and goes off to convert the people of Leeds in a rite of passage expected since birth.

Morgan Freeman take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on his personal quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the ...

Morgan Freeman take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on his personal quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the questions in between. Freeman traverses the globe to ask: Where did we come from, and what happened "in the beginning?"

The ancient Egyptians were obsessed with divinity, death, the afterlife, and reincarnation. Host Christy Kenneally visits Saqqara, south of Cairo, where the Egyptians learned ...

The ancient Egyptians were obsessed with divinity, death, the afterlife, and reincarnation. Host Christy Kenneally visits Saqqara, south of Cairo, where the Egyptians learned the technique of mummification and built the first pyramid as an early prototype for the grand monuments of the Giza pyramid complex.

The ancestors of today's peaceful Amish were once seen as some of the most dangerous people in Europe. Early Protestants were radicals who tore apart the Catholic Church. We ...

The ancestors of today's peaceful Amish were once seen as some of the most dangerous people in Europe. Early Protestants were radicals who tore apart the Catholic Church. We look at the battle that split Christianity into two faiths, one based on obedience and authority and one based on individual conscience. We follow the reformers who tore down statues of saints and allowed the clergy to get married.

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A ...

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A microcosm of Hinduism, it has always attracted a large number of worshippers.

Scepticism has transformed Western culture and transformed Christianity. Where did this religious doubt come from? Is fading belief due to the advance of science and reason, ...

Scepticism has transformed Western culture and transformed Christianity. Where did this religious doubt come from? Is fading belief due to the advance of science and reason, or due to its entanglement with world wars, Fascism and Nazism? However, in the middle of this crisis, the Church has nonetheless rediscovered deep and enduring truths about itself, and these may even hold clues to its future.

Take one Muslim advocate for global jihad and put him in a room with one conservative Christian on a mission to evangelise the world's Muslims. Which man will be left ...

Take one Muslim advocate for global jihad and put him in a room with one conservative Christian on a mission to evangelise the world's Muslims. Which man will be left standing? This program follows danger-seeking Christian missionary Aaron Taylor and radical Muslim Irish convert Khalid Kelly, both of whom believe in an apocalyptic battle, after which their religion will ultimately rule the world. Tracking their lives from the onset of the 'War on Terror' to the election of Barack Obama, the documentary shows that even the most radical of believers can be transformed by our changing world.

The federal election of October 2004 heralded a major shift on the political landscape when the pulpit became a place for politicians to confess their faith and seek the ...

The federal election of October 2004 heralded a major shift on the political landscape when the pulpit became a place for politicians to confess their faith and seek the evangelical Christian vote. It also saw the flexing of the zealot muscle of the Christian lobby on major senate issues such as gay marriage, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research.

Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, this four-hour series transports the viewer ...

Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, this four-hour series transports the viewer back 2000 years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached.

Explore some of the most widely held doomsday forecasts and their impending timeline to destruction. From the natural, to the religious, to the astrophysical, this series ...

Explore some of the most widely held doomsday forecasts and their impending timeline to destruction. From the natural, to the religious, to the astrophysical, this series brings viewers the science, history, and people behind each theory, while probing for evidence for and against each scenario.

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman travels to some of the holiest sites in the world to meet people of all faiths and speaks to religious leaders, scientists, ...

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman travels to some of the holiest sites in the world to meet people of all faiths and speaks to religious leaders, scientists, historians and archaeologists in an effort to understand how religion evolved and adapted as society changed, and how religion transformed the evolution of society. First, he sets out to understand humanity's obsession with the afterlife: from those who came back to the dead, through to reincarnation. Then, Morgan looks into the future as well as a past millennia of strife to determine how the world will end.

Join Morgan Freeman on his epic quest around the world to uncover the meaning of life, God and the big questions in-between. Violent cataclysms and fiery judgment fixate the ...

Join Morgan Freeman on his epic quest around the world to uncover the meaning of life, God and the big questions in-between. Violent cataclysms and fiery judgment fixate the popular imagination and fill numerous holy books. Freeman looks into this supposed future as well as past millennia of strife to determine how the world will end.

The Inca worshipped both a creator god and the sun, moon and stars. In this episode, host Christy Kenneally travels to the Peruvian Andes to explore the remnants of Inca ...

The Inca worshipped both a creator god and the sun, moon and stars. In this episode, host Christy Kenneally travels to the Peruvian Andes to explore the remnants of Inca civilisation - the city of Pisac, which, like all Inca cities, was designed in the shape of a sacred animal; Cajamarca, where the Inca leader Atahualpa was murdered by the Spaniards; and the sacred mountaintop city of Machu Picchu.

The Celts believed in benign spirits and demonic forces, but made no churches or temples. Nature itself was their cathedral. In this episode, host Christy Kenneally visits ...

The Celts believed in benign spirits and demonic forces, but made no churches or temples. Nature itself was their cathedral. In this episode, host Christy Kenneally visits ancient Celtic settlements in Austria, Italy and Greece.

Over one billion Christians look to Rome; that's more than half of all Christians on the planet. But how did a small Jewish sect from the backwoods of first century Palestine, ...

Over one billion Christians look to Rome; that's more than half of all Christians on the planet. But how did a small Jewish sect from the backwoods of first century Palestine, which preached humility and poverty, become a wealthy and powerful world-wide religion? We discover how confession was invented by monks on a remote island and how the Crusades gave birth to the university system.

Over a thousand years ago, in the south of Medieval Spain, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived side-by-side. The intertwining of their culture and beliefs saw the blossoming of ...

Over a thousand years ago, in the south of Medieval Spain, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived side-by-side. The intertwining of their culture and beliefs saw the blossoming of great literature, architecture, philosophy, poetry and music. But greed, fear and intolerance saw this unique world vanish.

In the green hills of South East Queensland, there's a Buddhist commune called Frogs Hollow. Curled amidst lush rainforest, peaceful streams and abundant wildlife, it seems ...

In the green hills of South East Queensland, there's a Buddhist commune called Frogs Hollow. Curled amidst lush rainforest, peaceful streams and abundant wildlife, it seems tranquil enough. But all is not bliss in this idyllic setting. Two years ago, a guest at Frogs Hollow accidentally killed a scrub turkey. This was not only illegal but very foolish. The small and reasonably well-behaved population of turkeys retaliated. Their numbers grew, their behaviour became aggressive and their intention became clear - to make life a misery for every two-legged mammal they could find.

Can the new and modern China accommodate God? There's a resurgence of religious belief in the populous nation, but believers are struggling for religious freedom, walking a ...

Can the new and modern China accommodate God? There's a resurgence of religious belief in the populous nation, but believers are struggling for religious freedom, walking a thin line between toleration and persecution.

On December 10, 2007, Aqsa Parvez, a 16-year-old Toronto schoolgirl, was strangled to death; her father and brother were charged with her murder. Three weeks later, teenage ...

On December 10, 2007, Aqsa Parvez, a 16-year-old Toronto schoolgirl, was strangled to death; her father and brother were charged with her murder. Three weeks later, teenage sisters were shot to death in Dallas; their father fled the country and is still wanted for murder. Six months later a 19-year-old college student was stabbed by her brother; he was convicted and is now in jail in New York. In the Name of the Family is a chilling investigation into 'honour killings' in the Western world.

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A ...

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A microcosm of Hinduism, it has always attracted a large number of worshippers.

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A ...

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A microcosm of Hinduism, it has always attracted a large number of worshippers.

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A ...

In this episode, presenter Christy Kenneally begins his search for Hinduism as it is expressed in art and architecture in Varanasi - the oldest inhabited city in the world. A microcosm of Hinduism, it has always attracted a large number of worshippers.

A compelling six-hour television series, we take viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the beautiful and important historical places where Christianity was ...

A compelling six-hour television series, we take viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the beautiful and important historical places where Christianity was born and grew from a small movement called 'The Way' to its place as the official religion of the Roman Empire. Join author and distinguished history professor Jonathan Phillips of Royal Holloway, University of London, as he takes viewers on a captivating adventure to the very places where Christianity began, through four centuries and seven countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman explores the notion of miracles, meeting Manhattan man who fell 47 stories and lived, and travelling to Jerusalem, where he learns at ...

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman explores the notion of miracles, meeting Manhattan man who fell 47 stories and lived, and travelling to Jerusalem, where he learns at Passover that miracles are the foundation of the Jewish faith.

Morgan Freeman take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on his personal quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the ...

Morgan Freeman take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on his personal quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the questions in between. Freeman traverses the globe to ask: Where did we come from, and what happened "in the beginning?"

The great triumph of modern science is that is that it has been incredibly successful at helping us understand and control the world we live in. But many of us will feel that ...

The great triumph of modern science is that is that it has been incredibly successful at helping us understand and control the world we live in. But many of us will feel that there is something fundamentally wrong with a view of life that strips it of any true meaning or purpose. Are we really just the living parts of a vast machine that has no meaning? In this first film in the series Ard and David will challenge the core beliefs of scientism and present the beginnings of a different story that science has to tell about the universe we live in.

Evangelical Protestantism is a lively expression of faith that has spread across the globe, marketed with all the flair and swashbuckling enterprise of American commerce. The ...

Evangelical Protestantism is a lively expression of faith that has spread across the globe, marketed with all the flair and swashbuckling enterprise of American commerce. The Evangelical explosion has been driven by the search for a direct emotional relationship with God. Its popularity has been helped by adopting local traditions, but is a new message of wealth in this world an adaptation too far?

In the second and final instalment presenter and former Dominican Friar Mark Dowd continues his exploration of religious fundamentalism, meeting militant Buddhist monks in Sri ...

In the second and final instalment presenter and former Dominican Friar Mark Dowd continues his exploration of religious fundamentalism, meeting militant Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka who have embraced a radical nationalist agenda to fight the dominantly Hindu Tamil Tigers. They argue that they cannot stop bombs by meditating, despite the frustration of the local Buddhist leaders.

Between 1148 and 1250 turbulent times hit Iberia. Many Jews who were expelled, including the famous philosopher Moses Maimonides, found a home in the northern parts of Iberia. ...

Between 1148 and 1250 turbulent times hit Iberia. Many Jews who were expelled, including the famous philosopher Moses Maimonides, found a home in the northern parts of Iberia. Arabic scholars fled to North Africa and across to Egypt. However, Toledo would remain a huge cultural centre during the 12th century where Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars lived and studied side by side.

See how the world's bestselling book came into being, discover how it has been reshaped over time, and go in search of the archaeological traces of the Bible's stories.
Meet the people who transformed Christianity from a sect to an empire, from the Middle Ages to Vatican II, and from Martin Luther to Pope Francis.
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a special time for Muslims. See how the community fasts from dawn and dines together come sunset with Behind the News and Compass. (ACHASSK065,VCHHK077)
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