Demolition duo the Ogden brothers take on the highest profile job of their career, bringing down a 12-storey office block in the centre of Doncaster. In central London, a gas holder that towers over the Thames has come to the end of its life and developers are waiting to move in. But, standing just metres from two busy railway lines, the team has to devise a never-used-before technique to take down the iconic structure while London looks on. Demolition dynamo Paul Johnson gambles everything on finding valuable scrap while demolishing a former school.
So many of us dream of our wedding day, when all eyes will be on us and we'll get to declare our love in front of friends and loved ones, and be together forever. Not as many dream of tying the knot whilst the groom is handcuffed, wearing prison overalls and offering a prison guard the first slice of wedding cake. Married Behind Bars tells the stories of couples tying the knot in prison.
On Valentine's Day 1994, two women were found dead in a burning massage parlour in Sydney. The owner had been stabbed while her employees had been shot three times. It appeared that the manager was the target in the frenzied attack. Her husband told police she'd been receiving death threats prior to her death. But whether it was a disgruntled client or a rival business, he was unsure.
The six Australians get a first-hand experience of Australia's 'turn back the boats' policy when they're transferred from a people smuggler's boat to an orange lifeboat and turned back to Indonesia.
Bored at the hideout, teenager Kirstie recklessly leads Charlie to a wild paddock party that's started up near the property. Kirstie drinks and flirts and wanders off with a boy, trying to recapture the life of a normal teenager. Charlie worries for her and, when she disappears from his view, he runs to find James for help. They locate a visibly shaken Kirstie by the lake - she now remembers she was murdered.
This is a miniseries to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in April 2015. In the style of WWII in HD and Vietnam in HD, we will tell the story of the American Civil War through the experience of a collection of carefully selected soldiers.
This haunting story centres on Jonas, a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colourless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past.
November 1916, the family and servants are getting the house ready for a concert to raise funds to treat more casualties from the front. Matthew is engaged and wants to bring his fiance to Downtown.
For the first time in history, remotely-operated cameras have been placed inside a British criminal court to capture a murder trial in its entirety, as Nat Fraser is tried for the murder of his wife. Her body has never been found, there is no weapon, no crime scene and her husband appears to have a cast iron alibi for the day she disappeared.
Bear Grylls explores the survival instincts and behaviour of 14 women stranded on a remote, uninhabited Pacific island. Left with just the clothes they stand up in and a few basic tools, they're been given no food and just a day's supply of drinking water. Like their counterparts on the male island, these women will be utterly alone for six weeks, left to film everything themselves. As the island comes into sight, it's a far cry from the postcard vision of paradise some of the women had been expecting: more mud than sand and dense, unforgiving jungle right up to the water's edge.
How do actors cope with failure? In a fascinating new insight to the world of being an actor, David Harewood (Homeland, Supergirl), persuades some of his famous friends and colleagues, including Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall, Homeland), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager) Eddie Izzard (Hannibal, The Riches) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story), to sit down and talk about the F word - failure. Failure is a taboo subject in the precarious world of the actor but David takes us from drama school to the red carpet and beyond, on an interesting, behind-the-scenes journey that offers both elements of surprise and great humour. The contributors provide deeply personal reflections of their own mistakes, alongside amazing anecdotes, and David reveals his own unique stories of how failure has affected him. To many, acting seems like a career with tremendous rewards but to be successful and rise to the top you also have to take great risks. And with risk, failure is always a possibility. David Harewood's F Word is an original documentary that reveals the many ways that failure can affect performance and profession alike and the different ways actors learn to come to terms with the invisible weight always dangling above their heads.
Based on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's diaries and letters, director Ralf Pleger discovers an entirely new side and sketches an entirely different profile of the man whose mind and talent brought us Swan Lake. The film focuses on what it meant for Tchaikovsky, a homosexual man, to have to live his life in a homophobic environment - considerations that are all the more relevant and topical in light of recent developments in Putin's Russia.
Kidnapped in Africa and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and the jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom.
The Middle East: a volatile and complicated place. A wall separates two beautiful countries as groups of skateboarders work towards transcending religious and cultural boundaries.
In Boston, Vicky watches as an optimistic Maxine is assessed for puberty blockers. Vicky is determined to support Maxine and forges Stephen's signature on the consent form. Barbara and Paula are furious when they learn that Vicky has stolen the money intended for their business. Lily feels abandoned and Stephen struggles to cope. With the support of her family, Maxine is finally able to articulate her true feelings. The series ends with Stephen, Lily, and Vicky looking on as a GP administers Maxine's first puberty blocker injection. It's the end of a difficult journey, and the beginning of a new one.
The demolition crew attempts to bring the 100m-high cooling towers of Didcot, a power station, which have long dominated the Oxfordshire landscape, down to earth with a bang. But, in addition to tackling the complex engineering, the team faces a public outcry when they schedule the blow-down at night, and this threatens to derail their plans. Hastings Pier is on its last legs after a devastating fire, but local demolition man Mark Hodgson hatches a water-borne plan to try to save it for future generations. And one of the industry's biggest and boldest characters has to take down a disused bridge, in a race against the clock.
The formidable racial prejudice that Nelson Mandela encounters on moving to Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city, leads to his rapid politicisation and fight to topple apartheid.