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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Necessity is the mother of invention when David Cunningham begins to explore his early inklings of homosexuality in a terrifying pre-digital world. Childhood was rough for Alex Lee too, who once had to take off her Geography teacher's pants.
Alex: A Life Fast Forward is an inspiring, yet heartbreaking story about making the most of your life, when you know you don't have long to live. The subject of the documentary is Alex Lewis, an endearing 21 year old, who has spent over three years undergoing intensive treatment for bone cancer and has now run out of options. But the film is not
As well as the largest Muslim population outside of London, Bradford has the youngest and fastest growing population. And the young Bradfordians of today have a very different attitude to their parents: they want to make it big, get rich, and show it off.
There are millions of people around the world looking for that special one, but modern dating can be complicated. During this six-part UK documentary series, follow the thrills, fears and loves of modern dating as real hopeful singles embark on a blind date at the 'First Dates' restaurant. Cameras capture every moment of the first dates and at the end of the date the couples talk candidly about their evening and the killer question - will they see each other again?
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.
Revisit the lives of three young women who we met over 10 years ago when they were part of a unique program to keep teenage mothers at school. See where they are now and how the young mothers program affected their lives.
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.
Last time, our Agony Aunts and Uncles took us through The Agony of Modern Manners - charting our behaviour at work, at home, dinner, travelling, online, weddings and funerals. It was a funny, bombastic and controversial examination of human behaviour. Now the team has regrouped and refreshed its playing list, and is back for a one-off special episode to examine The Agony of the Mind.
A four part documentary series on human behaviour presented by clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron. Each episode takes a sometimes controversial glance at people who choose to play with the boundaries of what society calls normal.
They were supposedly the scum of England - thieves, prostitutes and con-women - destined to a life behind bars...or death. But instead, a group of feisty female convicts turned their lives around to become the unlikely founding mothers of modern Australia.
Aladdin, Cannonball Run, Delta Force, Rules of Engagement, Father of the Bride Part II, Gladiator. Reel Bad Arabs is author Jack Shaheen's devastating exploration of American cinema - from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters - that reveals an astonishing pattern of slanderous Arab stereotyping.
Narrated by Terence Stamp, this is the story behind one of the world's most loved films, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. It's about three unlikely hero-(ines) who find themselves in a backwater at the arse-end of the world, dare to step out of the shadows in their shimmering sequinned glory and be counted. It's also about how a low-budget Australian film about three 'cocks-in-frocks' changed the course of history and loudly and proudly brought to the world a celebration of gay culture that continues to resonate twenty years later.
This documentary sees one of Ireland's top comedians, Neil Delamere, travel the length and breadth of the country to meet experts, historians and St Patrick's Day revellers, to discover the truth about the Patron Saint of Ireland.
When one corner of London's East End is transformed into a late-Victorian slum, Michael Mosley puts modern Britons to the test to see if they can survive there. Without these slums, the welfare state wouldn't have come into being. This is the story of what life was like for the people who lived in the slums and how their plight came to the attention of the world and gave birth to a fledgling welfare system. The volunteers have a personal connection to the slums, and will now need to make the slum their home, feed themselves and make enough money to pay their rent for a full four weeks.
Each year NORFORCE, a regiment of the Australian Defence Force, organises an environmental survival course for fifteen elite soldiers. They endure extraordinary physical and psychological challenges to prepare themselves for the dangerous situations that their work involves. The group, often a mix of white and Aboriginal men and women, are forced to live off the land. The students are taught textbook-army survival skills as well as learning about bush tucker, bush medicine and hunting from Aboriginal instructors and the local Yolngu community.
100 years ago the birth of the motor vehicle in Detroit heralded a second American revolution, unleashing forces of mass production and consumerism that shaped the 20th century, and powered the wheels of American success. The car went on to revolutionise the geography, not just in Detroit but cities around the world, transforming the way we imagined ourselves and jump starting the American dream. Built by the car for the car Detroit was the fourth largest city in the USA and also one of the wealthiest. It had the country's first suburban shopping malls and major freeways to facilitate increasing numbers of commuters into the city. But the 21st century has turned the American dream into a nightmare.
Multi-award winning documentary The Rugby Player is the story of a mother, a son, and what it takes to be a hero. The film explores the lives of Mark Bingham, one of the passengers of United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, and his remarkable mother Alice Hoagland.