James May attempts to prove the impossible - that an Englishman can take a penalty and score. He will need to keep a cool head as he'll be taking the penalty in front of 20,000 baying German fans on the exact spot where England were knocked out of the 2006 World Cup.
In the 1950s and 60s cars became integral to every aspect of our lives. Most parents experienced the world through the windscreen and most kids watched it go by from the back seat upon which many of them were spawned. By the 1960s the baby boomers couldn't drive as fast as their hero, racing car champion Jack Brabham, but they felt like they could.
In this second episode the volunteers are still at Pipers Farm and are now leading lambs to the slaughter to create kebabs for their dinner. The group learn how to round the flock of sheep with Chip the sheepdog, and they also clip the hooves of the lambs before choosing two that are fully fattened and ready for slaughter.
Stephen Fry continues with his gadget greatness, trawling through the second half of his list of 100 favourites of all time. He and his actor, inventor and comedic friends list off the razor, the stapler, the retractable tape measure - with its pleasurable and manly 'thwack' - and the Walkman as some of the essentials without which their lives would be much colder and lonelier. But in the end, Fry's favourite gadget of all time is a pocket wonder.
Join best-selling author and professional chef Anthony Bourdain as he travels the world seeking the ultimate dining experience. The infamously grumpy, sharp-tongued host continues to explore every corner of the globe in this Emmy Award-winning series. Bourdain encounters the weird, wild and downright outrageous people and places that help define the international cultural landscape.
Tonight, James tries to make a garden entirely out of Plasticine and enters it into the Chelsea Flower Show. He persuades thousands of members of the British public to help make the thousands of Plasticine flowers he needs, but will the guardians of the world's most prestigious horticultural event let him enter a garden with no real flowers in it?
Join best-selling author and chef Anthony Bourdain as he travels the world seeking the ultimate dining experience. Tonight, Anthony is in the US capital to explore the city's many contrasts. To get in touch with his Irish side, he visits Eamonn's in Alexandria and enjoys classic fish and chips and a pint of Guinness. Anthony also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington DC and learns why their half-smoked sausages are a local legend.
James May continues his epic quest to re-skill the modern male. Tonight, James and the team set off chasing storms across the country as they attempt to take on the wrath of mother nature and actually catch a bolt of lightning.
James May continues his epic quest to re-skill the modern male. Tonight, James takes to the catwalk to liberate men from the tyranny of fashion and promote the one item of clothing they'll ever need - a cunningly modified boiler suit.
Food critic Giles Coren and the team head to North Wales, where food is about making the best of the basics. Giles follows in the footsteps of the Welsh drovers who walked cattle hundreds of miles to market, while Alex Langlands heads to Snowdonia to meet some of their hardiest sheep.
According to Anthony, outside of Asia, Spain is the single greatest place for culinary achievement in the world. While in Spain, he visits Quimet and Quimet, a tiny Barcelona vermouth bar known for its variety of vermouth and its selection of montaditos, small Basque-style tapas on crisp bread. Later, he explores the art of chocolate with a stop at the studio of Enric Rovira, one of Barcelona's master chocolatiers.
In this Christmas special, James and the team try to create their own Christmas miracle, by making it snow. Oz Clarke is dispatched in a small plane armed with a salt shaker to see if cloud seeding really will produce the desired effect.
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.
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.
New Orleans was forever changed by Hurricane Katrina, but today the vibrant city is rebuilding, and it's relying on what it knows best: its food and music. In this episode, Anthony heads to Antoine's with food critic Tom Fitzmorris and experiences the tradition and resilience of New Orleans.
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.
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 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.
Frank Lloyd Wright is an American icon - one of the most famous modern architects, and probably its most prolific - designing over 400 buildings during a career spanning an incredible 60 years. But his most revealing constructions are his houses, revolutionary in their open plan design and conceived as an expression of Wright's philosophy of a perfect harmony between man and nature: 'organic architecture' as he called it.
In this Toy Stories special James puts Meccano to the ultimate test and thrusts it into the world of speed, skill and endurance. Accompanied by faithful engineer Sim and the rest of the Toy Stories team, James ventures to try and build the world's first motorbike built and powered out of Meccano.
The bikers continue their journey around Britain, meeting passionate, skilled heritage volunteers and taking part in the most exciting restoration projects of our industrial past. It is full steam ahead in Wiltshire as they help rebuild an early traction engine before seeing how they revolutionised farming, in Derbyshire they tackle a hundred-year-old cotton spinning mule that has laid dormant for decades and attempt to weave their own Hairy Biker cloth and in Cheshire they restore a rare barge once used to transport coal on Britain's canals.
Exactly 100 years ago, the world of the British Manor House was at its height. It was a world of luxury that that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and popular costume dramas to this day. But what was really going on behind these stately walls and under the servants' stairs? This episode looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses.
Danya Alhamrani shows Anthony around her hometown of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Together they explore the cuisine, culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia that few Westerners have ever seen. Danya shows Anthony some of the most popular and delicious roasted chicken in the country.
Rick Steins latest food adventure takes him to one of the biggest cities in the world as he finds out whether Shanghai, having almost doubled in size over the last 20 years, has managed to hang on to its culinary roots. Proving that there's a lot more to Chinese food than our tried and tested familiar takeaway dishes, he shares new recipes for the delicious Shanghainese dishes he discovers during his exploration of the city and its coastal suburbs. From an ordinary family home, through the back streets with their fast food cooks and their flaming woks, to soup dumpling joints and eventually to the most glitzy restaurant, Rick gets a real sense of what food means to the residents of this massive city.
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge and Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the Lego universe like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question: Is it a toy or something more? The program delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to master builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet AFOLS (adult fans of Lego), each with amazing stories to tell.