Built by King Henry II in the late 12th century, Dover Castle's magnificent square keep, intimidating forebuilding and innovatively-shaped towers live up to its reputation as the key to England. Dan joins the castle at the moment it faces its ultimate threat: attack by Prince Louis of France in the early 13th century.
May 24, 1988: Flying through a violent tropical thunderstorm, TACA Flight #110 begins its final descent towards New Orleans when both engines fail and the plane begins dropping from the sky. The pilots restart both engines but almost immediately they overheat forcing the pilots to shut them down. Without power for the second time and falling fast, they consider ditching the plane in a canal but aim instead for a narrow grass levee. With 38 passengers bracing for a crash, the pilots manage one of the most remarkable landings in the history of commercial aviation.
Kevin's cabin is now habitable, but he has yet to add the vital furnishings to turn it into a comfortable home he makes an armchair out of a 1950s tractor seat and crafts a small lightweight bed from willow.
Now that Kevin's cabin's glorious shingled shell has been finished, the next major task is to install a solid, durable floor, a window for light, and most important of all, the heart of the home, a fire for heat.
Chef Stevie Parle and spice blender Emma Grazette head to the Caribbean island of Grenada and learn that the country's main export, dubbed 'black gold' by locals, is believed to add more than just flavour to food
As Aeroperu Flight 603 took off, it's airspeed and altitude indicators jammed, leaving the flight crew heading for disaster. Join investigators as they examine what caused this tragic computer malfunction.
Kevin plans to take his off-grid beach home to a new level with an observation tower three times higher than a double-decker bus. However, when planning restrictions forbid him from building above the height of the cabin, he turns to an ingenious mechanism so his creation can move up and down at the flick of a switch.
Heston Blumenthal sets out on a series of gastronomic adventures reinventing famous past or imagined feasts for celebrity diners. Tonight, Heston goes 70s retro, plundering the technicolour wonderland of his boyhood culinary experiences for a feast featuring savoury ice lollies, a luxury school dinner of spam fritters, lumpy mash and cabbage, and a flying dessert.
Peter Berkin, a GP, and his wife Chard, an alternative medicine practitioner, have decided to build a new home at the bottom of their garden. The problem is, right from the start they can't agree on any aspect of the design - even the basic shape.
The uncompromising Marco presents the third semi-final, a three-way contest between two married couples - Peter and Louise from the Old Butchers in the Cotswolds, and Tim and Anna, who own Perthshire eatery the Roost - and best friends Steve and James, who run south London seafood restaurant Fish Club.
Chef Heston Blumenthal will take on British Airways and use his maverick genius to solve their culinary problems. He experiences their existing service firsthand - both as a customer and an employee - before the management outline their concerns. Can Heston dramatically transform their food production and overall business, while cooking without a kitchen and working with untrained staff?
The last semi-final features Angela and Julia from the Peak Restaurant in Llanberis, husband-and-wife team Gavin and Lucinda from Gavin Gregg's in Sevenoaks, and Barrington and Eleanor from the Discovery Bay Caribbean restaurant in Huddersfield. One of tonight's chefs has previously cooked for stars including Madonna and Nigella Lawson, and is oozing confidence - but will their front-of-house partner let them down?
George and Yvonne retired to peaceful Nelson to build their dream home. But George, a retired architect, isn't ready to take it easy. He wants to pioneer a new way to build affordable and contemporary houses.
After the destruction of Shuttle Challenger, the US considered grounding its fleet for good. That is until the stunning discovery that the Soviets had built their own fleet using plans stolen from NASA.
Ed and Vicky are converting a cowshed into a home by learning everything from the internet. They've given themselves only eight months and £200,000 to make a three-bedroom home from straw bales and glass.
A definitive, prime time guide, this program offers a fresh look at an amazing organisation and mankind's quest to understand the universe. Blending stunningly restored footage with revealing, insightful and engaging interviews with the people who were there - the astronauts, family members and journalists - this is an epic story of the heroes, the triumphs and the tragedies of space exploration. Starting with NASA's beginnings in the Cold War, the series follows the iconic moments of space exploration from the race to get the first man in space to the first steps on the moon. And with triumph and achievement comes risk and disaster, as the series follows the white-knuckle suspense of Apollo 13 and the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger. Intelligent, inspiring and accessible, The Space Age is a complete history of mankind's journey into space.
On 6 February 1958, British European Airways Flight 609, carrying members of the famed Manchester United football team, crashed into a house about 300 metres from the end of the runway in Munich, killing 23 abroad. Aviation experts investigated and were shocked at the cause of the crash, questioning whether this catastrophe could have been prevented.
In one of the oldest civilisations on earth, Anthony visits with the locals to get a taste for what it means to be Egyptian. Koshary is the equivalent of Cairanese fast food - a dish of rice, noodles, spices and fried onions. Anthony samples this local treat at the Abu Tarek Koshary Restaurant. He also takes a walk through the vibrant, aromatic spice market in Cairo, before enjoying a beer at the Cafeteria Stella with his friend Hassan.
Each episode follows three Brits as they examine their behaviour behind the wheel and discover why their driving has become such a pressing issue for themselves and their families and friends. Each driver is then subjected to an intensive two-hour session on the road with an expert driving instructor who tries to turn them from a problem driver into a model motorist. But can they succeed?
Join best-selling author and professional chef Anthony Bourdain as he travels the world seeking the ultimate dining experience. The infamously sharp-tongued host continues to explore every corner of the globe in this Emmy Award-winning series.
Two teams of tough men with a Licence to Drill hunt for natural gas in the remote Canadian North. 300km above the Arctic Circle, MGM superintendent John Williams and his drilling crew fight for survival as they get slammed with a monster snowstorm bringing 150-km winds and a temperature below minus 70C. In northern BC, Nabors' team is testing a bold idea that may change the face of gas exploration in remote areas: flying in their huge rig using the world's biggest chopper. Boss Denny Millan has his hands full with an arrogant roughneck.
Titanic was made up of hundreds of thousands of individually crafted steel components. To explore the skills that went into each and every one of them, the team of engineers will cast Titanic's iconic 16 ton steel bow anchor at one of the last steelworks in Britain: Forgemasters in Sheffield.
On July 19, 1989, a DC10-10 operated by United Airlines flight 232 experiences a catastrophic failure on its number two tail mounted engine. The plane becomes uncontrollable and plunges towards the runway at Sioux City, Iowa in the United States at speeds almost three times the normal rate. In a dramatic emergency landing, it cartwheels, veers right into a field, breaks into three parts and erupts into a massive fireball. Of the 285 passengers on board 112 are killed.
In WWII, Sir Winston Churchill tasked a secret team of scientists to come up with an ingenious way to make supply drops reach the ground quickly and on target. Their retro rocket tests ended in spectacular disaster. Can the team succeed where WWII's greatest minds failed? T
In tonight's finale, Heston Blumenthal tackles the challenge of making the ultimate Christmas dinner. In the grownup world, Christmas has lost some of its wonder. But Heston wants to change that and plans to create a supersized festive food adventure, to be enjoyed by people who normally have to work on Christmas Day.
With the main structure in place, Kevin looks to add some final touches to his coastal retreat introducing a few of life's little luxuries. He installs a solar-powered shower made from a repurposed telephone box and builds a floating beach bar using discarded odds and ends found on the beach.
Car fanatic Philip Glenister (Gene Hunt - Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) and internationally renowned car designer Ant Anstead are on a mission to scour the barns and lock-ups of Britain for wrecked treasures to bring back to life. The first episode focuses on The Mark I Ford Escort Mexico, the car that brought speed to the average lad on the street.
Best-selling author and chef Anthony Bourdain heads back for seconds to one of his favourite places - Vietnam. Accompanied by his former boss, 'Les Halles' owner Philippe Lajaunie, Anthony visits the countryside, street markets and newly upscale areas of Ho Chi Minh City.
Throughout the 20th century the car has been tangled up in the social, political and economic fabric of Australia. It conquered the interior, shaped the design of our cities, was the basis of our manufacturing industry for many years, and created some of our best-loved heroes. Wide Open Road follows three key themes: how a group of maverick petrol heads were able to unite the country by conquering the vast distances between the main colonial cities and towns; how cars were agents of change for numerous Australians keen to prove themselves on four wheels; and how the industry of making cars became the mainstay of our manufacturing industry.
In its 500-year history, Chatsworth has been home to some notable inhabitants, among them the 5th Duke of Devonshire, his wife, Lady Georgiana Spencer, and Lady Elizabeth Foster, who lived together in a menage a trois.
In the late 1830's the railways arrived in London and linked the capital to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. This was the start of a truly national network - and one of the greatest civil engineering projects in history. The spread of the railways triggered a mania across Britain with many winners and losers.
The Airbus A380; the largest airliner in history. As tall as a 7 story building and certified to carry over 850 passengers, it dwarfs even it nearest rival. But getting the world's only Super Jumbo into the skies was a gargantuan challenge in itself, taking nearly 20 years and costing upwards of $17 billion.
Marco presents the first semi-final, throwing down the culinary gauntlet to three couples from Exmouth, Goring-on-Thames and Liverpool. They have to cook a three-course meal and serve it to 25 diners against the clock - but they need to be careful as they are given only enough ingredients to make the required number of portions.
Discover digital solutions that are relevant in a world where digital realms are transforming education, business and many other industries while informing students of the change in technology overtime.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Celebrate National Science week with EnhanceTV showcasing major breakthroughs like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby and celebrate International Year of the Reef.
Digital literacy is an essential part of an education and many students are learning to program much like their parents learned to write. Check out what children are coding as they prepare for their digital world.
Use this playlist to help students to understand how digital devices work around them. Discover the latest emerging technologies and the affect on individuals from the rise of the digital world. (ACTDIK023,ACTDIK024,VCDSTS043,VCDSTS044)
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)
Go on a culinary journey through the world of science. Find out how to transform the taste and texture of food through molecular gastronomy, or prepare dinner in your kitchen kettle using particle theory. With help from some of UQ's most engaging teachers and researchers, Ben Milbourne explains and demonstrates common scientific principles in a way that's fun and easy to understand - through cooking! (ACTDEK045,VCDSTC047,VCDSTC058)