What does it take to walk into danger and possible death while everyone else is taking cover? An intimate portrayal of the work of specialist bomb disposal teams, going with them to the heart of the action in Afghanistan.
The Marylebone team has to cancel a wedding when the groom remembers that he already got married in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, a council official does some detective work after a man dies alone. And, one family completes the cycle of birth, death and marriage with a wedding at the Town Hall.
What happens when your dad drops the bombshell that he wants to be a woman? Or your son reveals he's not the man you thought he was? There are estimated to be around 6,000 transsexuals in the UK. Many are married and have children. Yet there are no self-help manuals for wives and children when the man of the house starts wearing dresses, make up, and high heels.
In 2011 24-year-old Jesse Jones went missing. After five days his body was found at the bottom of a 375 ft. cliff. During the search for Jesse it emerged that unbeknownst to his family, he was suffering from acute depression and felt Roaccutane, a commonly prescribed acne drug, was largely to blame.
Tonight's Cutting Edge comes from Channel 4's Dispatches program and reveals how key politicians at the heart of the vicious fighting in Somalia have incredibly close links to Britain. They have British or EU passports, their families live in Britain and they commute between Somalia and homes in English cities. British taxpayers are financing them in the name of democracy - yet in Somalia they are linked to allegations of mass murder, torture, extortion and corruption.
Jeff Leach is a ladies' man, and a successful one at that. Ask him what the most important thing in the world is, and he'll say: 'women'. Jeff's inbuilt charisma has made him a stand-up comedy sensation - and a hit offstage, too. Intelligent, erudite and unfailingly funny, at just 27 years old he has slept with nearly 300 women and to top it all has kept a list of every single one of them. In this heartfelt and hilarious documentary, Jeff's taking a long-overdue look at his sexual standards - and asking for help from the women who've known him best.
Final year students Sky and Liam's world is turned upside down when they discover they're expecting a baby. Sky desperately wants to finish school, but will she manage to when the baby is due at the same time as her GCSEs?
Four teams of high-achieving British women travel the world to take on tough, physical jobs that have only ever been done by men. In the opening episode, three able horsewomen head to Brazil to work as cowgirls.
What is Britain's binge drinking culture doing to its young people? Follow one woman's attempts to turn her troubled life around before it's too late. Laura Hall made tabloid headlines when she became the first person in the UK to be banned by a judge from buying or drinking alcohol anywhere in the country. But what brought Laura, a bright, articulate and funny young woman, to this stage and turned her into the poster girl for Britain's binge drinking culture?
The journey of four of the raw recruits training for the British Army at Catterick, North Yorkshire reaches the point where they have graduated as soldiers. Darren Meads and Andrew Forti are preparing to join their new battalion, 1 Rifles, and have a six-month countdown to their deployment to Afghanistan. Now their company commander Major Charles (Chuckles) Boswell has to prepare them and the rest of the 110 men of A company for frontline combat.
In tonight's episode, the seven women that remain in the competition face their most revealing assignment yet, modelling lingerie. Their first challenge is to model lingerie in the window of a busy high street shop. This challenge will test how comfortable and confident they are with their bodies and their disabilities and to prepare them for their 1950s pin-up girl photo shoot.
Since 1964, the prestigious Pirelli Calendar has attracted top models and renowned photographers to create what has become one of the most desirable products in publishing history. The calendar has immortalised the world's most beautiful women - including Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell - in stylish photo shoots set in exotic locations around the globe. With only 20,000 copies printed each year, this documentary explores how this calendar has grown to mythical proportions and reveals the secrets behind its production.
Money is on everyone's minds right now, and Cherry Healey wants to get girls talking about it. We live in a world driven by money. Cherry asks: what does money mean to women today? Cherry meets women of all financial backgrounds, from millionairesses to women living on the breadline, from money warriors to city girls. Cherry takes her usual cheeky yet earnest look at the wonderful world of money and the times of change we are living in.
Australia's first national sudoku team (The Numbats) travel into the unknown of competitive puzzling as they enter the World Sudoku Championships in Goa, India. The Numbats consist of four ex-rugby mates, all keen to represent their country in some form or another. With moderate-at-best sudoku skills they enter the tournament unqualified and underprepared.
Has deputy head Mr Drew finally met his match in clever but complicated student Mollie? As Mollie finds herself on report to him, so begins a series of demanding, but often delightful, daily encounters between teacher and pupil.
In June 1991, Jaycee Lee Dugard was waiting at the bus stop on her way to school in South Lake Tahoe when a man and a woman pulled up in a grey Ford saloon, jumped out, bundled her into the car and drove off. The kidnapping was witnessed by Jaycee Lee's stepfather, who chased in vain after the car. Eighteen years later, on 24 August 2009, an investigation began that would lead to an astounding discovery: Jaycee Lee Dugard was alive and for the last 18 years had been held captive by a notorious sex offender.
On the 26th of November 2008, ten young Pakistani men sailed into Mumbai, India's thriving financial heart and home of the Bollywood film industry. The men were armed with AK47s, grenades and plastic explosives, as well as satellite phones and global positioning systems connecting them to their controllers. They spread out across the city. Quick fire strikes on the Victoria Station railway station - the busiest train terminus in India - as well as the legendary Leopold Cafe and Cama Hospital saw more than a hundred dead in only an hour.
Multimillionaire Richard is 82 and recently wed Cathy - a 24-year-old former Playboy Bunny, while Joe and Nicola's marriage has been dogged by controversy ever since they got together when she was 16 and he was in his 50's.
Adventurer Bear Grylls takes eight unsuspecting participants into the depths of one of the most unforgiving Central American rainforests in this series. There they will compete in an epic 12-day survival mission in which they will be pushed to their physical and emotional limits.
Tensions run high as the contestants navigate their way through dense jungle down a ravine, and when they eventually reach what will be their camp for the night, a meal of live scorpions is on the menu.
Not everyone has what it takes to convey the spirit of Christmas... Everyone deserves a chance to turn their life around, especially at Christmas. This warm-hearted two-part documentary series follows a group of unemployed men as they are taken through their paces at the UK's most successful Santa School; but only the best will make it into the grottos in time for Christmas.
Not everyone has what it takes to convey the spirit of Christmas. Everyone deserves a chance to turn their life around, especially at Christmas. This warm-hearted two-part documentary series follows a group of unemployed men as they are taken through their paces at the UK's most successful Santa School; but only the best will make it into the grottos in time for Christmas.
Louis Theroux brings together some of the more outrageous stars of his 'Weird Weekends' series for a Christmas lunch in New York, including Christian fundamentalist Randy James, pornographer JJ Michaels, Mike Oehler (who lives in a hole) and Reverend Robert Short (who contacts aliens).
Louis Theroux spends time with a small and very committed subculture of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers in the occupied territories in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Louis wants to understand the lives of people who put both themselves and their families in danger, and also seem ready to attract the criticism of the rest of the world, in order to plant the flag for a bigger Israel that will encompass new lands. In this program, Louis joins pioneer settlers who claim new hilltops for Jewish occupation and also spends time with those who live cheek by jowl with Palestinians in Hebron and East Jerusalem. He discovers a group of people who consider it their religious and political obligation to populate some of the most sensitive and disputed areas of the West Bank, especially those with a spiritual significance dating back to the Bible. Throughout his journey, Louis gets close to the people most involved with driving the extreme end of the Jewish settler movement - finding them warm, friendly, humorous, and deeply troubling.
Writer, actress and comedian Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Dead Boss) is a mother of two girls. Like most mums, she wonders if she is bringing up her kids in the best way. Being a mother nowadays is tough. Everyone's got an opinion, whether it's about stay-at-home vs. out-to-work, or bottle vs. breast. Does anyone really know what they're doing?
Laurence and Jackie left London five months ago but have almost been too busy to step outside their manorial gates since. But if Laurence wants to be part of village life he needs to pull his frilly-cuffed finger out! His first venture is organising the raffle for the local fete. Not only does Laurence cadge prizes from his celebrity mates, he's also raffling himself and Jackie by offering a special dinner in the winner's own home with Laurence as butler and Jackie as chef.
Louis Theroux travels to Fallbrook, California, to meet Tom Metzger, television repairman and frontman for separatist movement White Aryan Resistance (WAR). The film is a sometimes terrifying look at racism in the United States but with some very unexpected twists.
Based on Purcell's book of the same name, Black Chicks Talking invites a group of Aboriginal women to talk about their lives in an intimate, sometimes harrowing, and often joyful account. Meeting for dinner over exquisite Indigenous gourmet cuisine, five women discuss issues that have affected them and their families lives. Five different lives are then dissected and celebrated with a type of honesty and openness that is a revelation.
Australia is home to over 800 species of birds from honeyeaters to hawks, from spoonbills to cockatoos. It is also home to different species of bird lovers, some of whom take their interest to the extreme...'twitchers' is the commonly used name for such enthusiasts. Chasing Birds follows three teams - the Hunter Thickheads, the Hunter Home-Brewers and the Whacked-Out Woodswallows as they compete in an annual 'Twitchathon'. The aim is to spot as many species as possible in 24 hours. Not easy at the best of times - but especially difficult with a camera crew tagging along.
Stressed-out father to four girls Grant (32), old-fashioned dad Paul (40) and career-committed new dad Tony (30) spend a week working at north-west London nursery Carlton Hill, staffed - like many nurseries - entirely by women.
If there is one day on which a boy turns into a man, it's the day he becomes a dad himself. Award-winning filmmaker Kira Phillips follows three men in the weeks before and after this day. She watches the struggle to be 'new men', the drama of birth and joins them on the steep learning curve of paternity leave.
Three high-flying British career women travel to South Australia, where they are challenged to take on one of the world's most treacherous occupations - working on a trawler hundreds of miles out into the Southern Ocean.
In tonight's episode the five remaining women perform on a catwalk alongside professional models. The judges as well as the women's families will be in the audience. There will be three costume changes and they have 48 hours to prepare and polish their performance.
This program takes a candid look at a profession which has existed for at least two millennia. It traces the history of prostitution from ancient Greece to modern times and tries to answer some basic questions. What kind of women sell their bodies for money, and why? How do prostitutes cope with doing work that is by and large socially unacceptable? And what do men really want from them?
It's the final week and the first assignment will be a real test of their passion to win, a location shoot in an unforgiving environment exposed to the elements, and for one of them it will be their last.
Kate Grenville discusses the relationship between her life and her writing revealing the wellsprings of her creativity and her love of words. She talks about her triumphs and failures and how and why she writes. Her themes include; feminism, cultural stereotyping, rebellion, sexual abuse, marriage, family and dispossession.
After last week's showdown between Carole and Chris over commercial booker John's walkout, John returns to the office to talk it out with his bosses, but not without more upset, misunderstanding and a well needed tete-a-tete down at the local pub to get to the bottom of the problem.
As A Company deploy to Afghanistan for their six-month tour of duty, the training's finally over for Darren and Andrew as they are about to get their first taste of combat. But it is a violent start to the tour as the company faces sniper attacks, the deadly threat of improvised explosive devices and an ever growing casualty list. Will fighting in a war zone live up to Darren and Andrew's expectations and if they make it home, do they still want to be in the British Army?
After the controversial win by Anna against Natalie in the stick fighting, the competition starts to get personal and the tension between the women hots up. This week they are set the challenge of rafting on the open ocean with the Tagbanua tribe in the Philippines.
Louis Theroux talks to Michael Jackson's friends and family about his plastic surgery, child abuse and that interview with Martin Bashir. Was Joe Jackson, Michael's father, really a ruthless Svengali who moulded his sons into the smash-hit band Jackson Five? In an exclusive and extremely revealing interview, Joe Jackson denies ever hitting his son.
Can of Worms is back for a third season of controversial and illuminating conversation, and in 2013 we're doing it LIVE. Tonight's guests: Grinspoon singer, Phil Jamieson, comedian, Ross Noble and model, Kris Smith.
Welcome to the time where you're at your best-looking, most popular, and your whole life is ahead of you. Indeed, when they tell stories at your wedding, they will mostly be about this time. So live it well.
The final episode sees tensions mount amongst the officer cadets. With the end in sight but the prospect of being 'back termed' ever present, the stakes go up each week. The academy's image as a bastion of old school tie and privilege comes under the spotlight as the unrelenting pace tests each individual's abilities - physical, mental and emotional - against the standards of becoming a British officer in the regiments and corps they have applied to join.
An engaging new UK series which challenges nine men placed into three nurseries to take part in a host of childcare duties. This three-part documentary series sees nine men sent on a crash course in parenting and childcare by their long-suffering wives and partners who are frustrated that their men are not pulling their weight looking after the kids.
This seven-part documentary series enjoys unprecedented access to an English secondary school to follow a group of final year students, and the staff who teach them, as they face the most important year in their education.
In the final episode, tough decisions are being made as the agency decides to drop some of the models currently on its books; new girls Abbie and India-Madeleine face some home truths; and Carole talks candidly about her experience at the Hague trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor and her relationship with Naomi Campbell.
Ever since the publication of the bestselling memoirs, Belle de Jour: Diary of a London Call Girl, escorting has been presented as a viable career choice for young women. But these aren't desperate women with no alternative; they're often middle class girls looking to fund expensive lifestyles. Journalist Alex Bedford meets these self-styled happy hookers and their punters, to find out whether it's possible to do this job and retain a normal life.
All parents want the best for their children but parents seem to be turning into panic-stricken and obsessive perfectionists. This series is an entertaining, illuminating and often terrifying insight into the madness that is parenting in today's world.
British presenter Cherry Healey encounters a mass of conflicting information when it comes to advice for parenting her young daughter, Coco. In her quest to determine what type of parent she should be, she meets a range of mothers with different approaches to raising their children. There's the strict, the laidback, the no-rules, the fearful, the bossy and the driven, and many variations thereof.
2004 was the year that Britain went naked. With around 200 naked calendars on sale last year it seems there wasn't a town, village, profession or organisation in Britain that didn't "get their kit off" for charity. This documentary follows how this burgeoning phenomenon became a national pastime, showing how "going naked" peculiarly became a cheeky British preoccupation.
It's the first day of high school for a special group of new teachers, as they set foot in some of the country's most challenging classrooms for the very first time. Former FIFO geologist Stephanie and Law/ Arts graduate Sasha are teaching at Southern River College on the working-class fringe of Perth. Determined to get off to a good start, the defiant behavior of their students is a rude awakening and it's not long before their classes unravel.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy shook Britain to the core. For the first time we hear from the heroic firefighters who risked their life on that tragic night revealing the horror of what they saw and how they feared it may collapse.
In Our Gender Swap Wedding, the first documentary in the Forbidden Love series, Jamie and Louis, one of only a few transgender couples in the UK, discuss the obstacles they have faced in the lead-up to surgery and their wedding day. Louis and Jamie's story is an engaging and fascinating modern-day romance which will inspire young and old alike.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships can be modelled at school to inform students about positive relationships at school, home and the world. Share this playlist that focuses on building positive relationships.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
Bullying sucks whether it is online, at school or in a workplace, there is no space for it in our lives. Find more about bullying experiences and how to combat issues related to bullying in this playlist.
There is no space for bullying, whether it is in the playground, classroom or online. No way! View this collection, which deals with all aspects of bullying and how it can be prevented. (ACPPS074,VCHPEP092,VCHPEP109)
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)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.