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.
What lies under our skin, inside our bodies? That question has dogged doctors and artists for thousands of years. In this fascinating series, Dr Adam Rutherford investigates the close relationship between discoveries in anatomy and the works of art that illustrate them.
Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
An unprecedented wave of violent crimes grips America throughout the decade. Then, America undergoes a dramatic shift of sexual mores, customs and gender roles.
Nora, Masters' prize surrogate, and Lester both have missteps in the protocol, leading to Johnson's overt objection to the program. Libby's birthday approaches and both men in her life try their best to please her and Tessa explores what sex really means to her, having grown up on the fringes of Masters and Johnson's clinic.
In the 17th century in Holland anatomy became THE cutting edge of medical science, inspiring the great artists of the age, like Rembrandt, to produce the most beautiful anatomical paintings yet created. Dr Adam Rutherford travels to the Hague and Amsterdam to find out what it was that drew Rembrandt to anatomy and why dissecting bodies was thought a suitable subject for high art.
The definitive story of the making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Features a specially recorded version of Christine McVie's 'Songbird' and Lindsey Buckingham playing new version of 'Never Going Back'.
Ex-PM Dugdale visits his old school for Grandparent's Day but his triumphant return is spoiled by Myles.
This episode delivers an inside story on what it was like for the paramedics that dealt with the fatal consequences of Storm Doris, a storm which killed four people across the UK.
The Queen's Hamlet is a palace disguised as a peasant's cottage hidden in the Versailles gardens. A romantic hideaway, Marie-Antoinette conceived it as a reminder of her carefree youth in Vienna. But the Revolution left it for ruin. Now, two centuries later, the most extensive renovation ever finally begins. In summer 2017, the Queen's Hamlet was reopened to the public, restored to its original glory, one of the most extraordinary and moving architectural jewels of Versailles.
After the collapse of the USSR, SAS faces a challenge from within - it has lost much of its vital unconventionality. But as it rallies to become truly postmodern, disaster intervenes when two CT Black Hawk helicopters collide and crash in flames.
Saul's persecution intensifies as he targets Peter. Many flee the city, spreading the Word as they go. With Jerusalem in chaos the Roman Emperor arrives to decide Pilate's fate.