A short clip that shows the awesome power of sink holes. A man made salt mine collapses in 2012 creating a sink hole that sucked
Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Starring Samuel Barnett as Sebastian, Liam Brennan as Orsino, Paul Chahidi as Maria and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. Shakespeare Globe Theatre revisits their award-winning Twelfth Night production in 2002 with an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of around 1601.
Michael Mosley puts himself through extreme challenges to discover how our blood protects us from infection, heals us when we're wounded, and powers our lives. The programme explores the dark mythology around blood, and meets the scientists on the cusp of discovering whether there's any truth in the 'Dracula myth': that young blood can reverse the ageing process. Packed with absorbing stories, this is a comprehensive take on a subject that's central to our survival.
What causes sinkholes? And is there anything we can do about them? In this geological detective story, Professor Iain Stewart unearths millions of years of the earth's history as he searches for the answers.
Necessity is the mother of invention - from darkness, man found light (the candle) and from even the farthest distances we can still find each other (the telephone). But some inventions have transformed our lives far beyond our homes (the steam engine), our planet (the telescope), and our wildest dreams (the internet). This countdown highlights how human ingenuity comes in all shapes and sizes.
Tonight we journey through 1837-1854 where Australia begins to break free from its shackles and become a land of opportunity. Gold miners fight for their rights against a deadly army.
In this First World War special, the award-winning comedy sketch team, Bob Hale and Rattus Rattus, guide us through the horrible history of 1914-18.
The hit musical about two teenagers growing up in the 1950s, when keeping one's cool meant everything. After Sandy and Danny share a perfect summer romance they mistakenly believe they will never see each other again. But, as it happens, they wind up at the same high school and a rocky relationship begins. The two sing and dance their way through such hits as Greased Lightning, Summer Love, You're the One That I Want and Hopelessly Devoted to You.
This episode hunts down the best, the cheapest, the tastiest, the safest, the longest-lasting, the greenest, the coolest, and the most shonky, jam-packed into a handy snack-sized package.
When giants rise and fall. This revelatory series reveals how the behemoth that was the East India Company grew into an imperial power, and became the hotbed of corruption and greed that led to its downfall. Over the past 10 years, India and China have been among the fastest growing economies in the world. But at one time England controlled India, helping to create its major cities, and was heavily invested in China, It was England's economy and trade that dwarfed others. And it was all in the hands of the first and greatest multi-national company: the behemoth that was the East India Company. On the ground in India, Dan Snow sets out to discover the motives of those who set up the company at the beginning of the 17th-century. How did it grow into an Imperial power? What influence and impact did the Company have on the globe? A hotbed of corruption and greed, and responsible for the deaths of over one million people, just how did the Company manage to attain such power and what led to its explosive decline?
On the morning of 11 November 1918, people poured onto the streets of America to celebrate the end of World War One. But the war would officially end six hours later at 11am (Europe time). Tragically, hundreds of soldiers would die in those last few hours of World War One. In The Last Day of World War One Michael Palin tells the tragic tales of the Commonwealth, French, Canadian and American soldiers who died in unnecessary military actions on that day.
Comedian and writer Shaun Micallef is on a quest to find the very meaning of life itself. Envious of those with 'unshakeable faith', Shaun journeys across the globe immersing himself into some of the world's most unique religions and beliefs. In this episode, Shaun starts his spiritual adventure with church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In their heartland of Salt Lake City, Shaun eats, prays an dlives with the Mormons through privileged access into a usually closed world. He works with young missionary Mormons sent off to the jungles of Fiji, and bunks in with breakaway fundamentalist polygamists in the deserts of Uta. Shaun wants to understand this devout faith so entwined with the development of the USA, and centred around the remarkable contents of the Book of Mormon.
Our journey begins with a trip to another world and time, an idyllic beach during the last perfect day on the planet Venus, right before a runaway greenhouse effect wreaks havoc on the planet.
Tonight we journey through 1837-1854 where Australia begins to break free from its shackles and become a land of opportunity. Gold miners fight for their rights against a deadly army. (STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE)
Presenter, fashion technologist and passionate coder Chloe Watts visits some of the UK's most creative coders to demonstrate how exciting coding is, the job opportunities coding skills can lead to, and how necessary coding is for our future.
The final episode looks at the dramatic story of the conflict between mining and land rights, and mining and environmentalism. Ironically, while it also tells how mining both destroyed and dispossessed many; it may be the best hope for the future of the First Australians. (STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE)
In this episode, Neil heads out from the Scandinavian homelands to Russia, Turkey and Ireland to trace the beginnings of a vast trading empire that handled Chinese silks as adeptly as Pictish slaves.