From communism to a thriving hub for tech start-ups, Vietnam's young entrepreneurs are transforming the country into Southeast Asia's Silicon Valley.
101 East enters the inner circle of China's new generation of elites to find out what goes on in a world where money is no object.
Alexander Armstrong and Giles Coren choose the booze that'll give them their festive spirit. For Alexander Armstrong and Giles Coren Christmas is about enjoying time with their families. In their case that means each other since they're brothers-in-law. Just like the rest of us, they spend much of the festive season indoors eating and drinking.
This is a gripping tale of distant desperation and heroics. When an oxygen leak threatened the lives of three astronauts, the mission became a life or death attempt to get them home safely, organised by people 200,000 miles away. With limited power and supplies on board the spacecraft, NASA teams worked around the clock to engineer creative solutions to overcome carbon dioxide poisoning, dehydration, and the freezing temperatures of deep space to ensure the crew's survival. Using spectacular footage, exclusive interviews with Apollo's space scientists and stunning visual effects, this film explores 13 remarkable factors that brought the crew safely home. Explore the full story of the courage and ingenuity that cemented Apollo 13 as NASA's finest hour.
The second of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. Now having reached the age of 14, the kids drawn from every strata of the British social class structure provide fascinating and at times, poignant insights as to how their dreams and ambitions had been altered.
The second of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. Now having reached the age of 14, the kids drawn from every strata of the British social class structure provide fascinating and at times, poignant insights as to how their dreams and ambitions had been altered.
A factual series that offers a glimpse at the changing face of South Africa through the eyes of a group of children from age seven to 21.
Presented from an indigenous perspective, this series will take its audience on an unforgettable journey along a timeline that dates as far back as 40,000 years ago through to 1491.
What can the onset of the Great Depression tell us about our current financial crisis? As It Happened: 1929 The Wall Street Crash explores the causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash. Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, shares crashed by a third on the New York Stock Exchange. More than $25 billion in individual wealth was lost. Later, three thousand banks failed, taking people's savings with them. Surviving eyewitnesses describe the biggest financial catastrophe in history.
Marking the 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash, this film looks back at the great financial disaster which shook the 20th century. Startlingly topical in view of the bleak banking crisis of today, the film traces the background and backlash of 1929 with astonishingly fresh and detailed archive footage.
The Wall Street Crash spread around the world like a malign infection. It humbled the rich and destroyed the savings of millions of ordinary people. It brought mass unemployment and near starvation to Europe and Asia, and slowed world trade for nearly a decade. The Crash also re-painted the political landscape, triggering the rise of ruthless dictators such as Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.
1929: The Year of The Crash follows the wondrously decadent trail of the decade known as The Rolling Twenties the years in which Americans celebrated their post war status as world leaders in industry and modern invention, in which Jazz set the style for a worldwide generation and Hollywood movies featured glittering stars that bewitched a global audience.
Setting the scene for a nation's dizzying rise, the film then plunges into the depths of its terrible fall, exposing the poverty, dole queues and squalid soup kitchens which followed in the wake of the Wall Street Crash. Finally, it reveals how an unlikely hero, Franklin Roosevelt, rode to the rescue of his wounded country, bringing hope and optimism back into the hearts of his people.
The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?