The social organisation, daily life, myths and beliefs of the main cultures of history addressed in a different tone, with touches of humour in a "close to the kids" language.
Finding My Mind is a fascinating documentary that unravels the mysteries of the brain. For thousands of years philosophers have tried and failed to come up with satisfactory answers to questions such as "Who am I?" and "How does my biological brain make my subjective mind?" But recently neuroscientists have made some fascinating and unnerving discoveries.
Michael Mosley and the doctors undertake the most ambitious experiment yet of the series - testing whether the spice turmeric could help protect us against cancer, with the help of nearly 100 volunteers, several UK universities and some brand-new technology.
Gabriel Weston learns how one of these methods, based on a new understanding of the very beginnings of cancer, could soon provide us all with personalised cancer tests. Chris van Tulleken investigates whether glucosamine pills really help with joint pain, and Saleyha Ahsan looks at whether cheap painkillers are as good as expensive brands. Guest Zoe Williams, meanwhile, tries out home cholesterol test kits.
Seconds before Earth is destroyed by the nastiest creatures in the universe, mild-mannered Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his friend, an alien in human form. And so the misadventures begin as he and fellow travellers search for answers to the mystery of life, the universe and everything. Based on Douglas Adams' best-selling novel.
The story of 19th century poet John Keats and his fleeting and often troubled relationship with his friends daughter Fanny Brawne.
In Brazil, Shaun immerses himself in Spiritism, a blending of Christianity with supernatural miracles, mediums and communicating with the entities of the afterlife. Deep in the back blocks of Brazil, Shaun checks into the Casa de Domenacio, a spiritual hospital where the controversial full trance medium, John of God, performs 'miracles' through various confronting spiritual and physical surgeries. People arrive there in thousands, including Shaun to be cured and enlightened. Shaun struggles through a mysterious spiritual healing process with surprising results.
Shaun explores Armageddon and the second coming of Christ with born-again Christian fundamentalists. In the bible belt of the US, Shaun meets up with Pastor Joe Fox and his group of doomsday preppers, who, in cammo gear and slinging semi-automatic weapons, are practicing combat techniques to help them survive 'The End'. Keen to get more insight into the Book of Revelation, Shaun meets Texan TV evangelist Pastor Irvin Baxter who takes him on a pilgrimage all the way to Jerusalem and onto the Temple Mount - the very place Bible Prophecy says 'The End' will begin.
Brian Cox reveals how the wonderful complexity of nature and human life is simply the consequence of chance events constrained by the laws of physics that govern our universe. But this leads him to a deeper question - why does our universe seem to have been set up with just the right rules to create us?
Vying for the title of 'World’s Greatest Villain', Gru - along with his hilarious crew of mischievous minions - plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon!
Historic floods, destructive fires, violent earthquakes. Mother Nature's reign of terror has spanned thousands of years.
In series 2 of Don't Die Young hip young English doctor and anatomist Dr Alice Roberts returns with this user's guide to our essential organs, and takes a closer look at how the organs deal with the challenges of modern life, and what we can do to look after them. In episode four, Dr Alice gets to see inside her own stomach by swallowing a tiny camera - one of the latest diagnostic tools in modern medicine.
In this new and exciting History Channel production Tony Robinson of Time Team fame, takes us on a journey through time and places across Australia, offering a revealing, unique perspective on Australian society and history.
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.
The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country.
Lucy Worsley concludes her history of the Romanov dynasty by investigating how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in their final century. The years between 1825 and 1918 were bloody and traumatic, a period when four tsars tried and failed to deal with the growing pressure for constitutional reform and revolution.