On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbour and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. It set the stage for the American revolutionary war.
Interested in the Men's Artistic Gymnastics? Fly through this five-minute clip and learn the basics of the still rings, the pommel horse, power tumbling, parallel bars and horizontal bars. Although power tumbling is not an Olympic sport, men and women practice the many of the techniques during the floor exercises.
Few things unsettle the male mind like a lady in arms. The Kurds of northern Iraq have long recognised this principle and incorporated it into their quest to build a Kurdish homeland in the overlap between Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. Fighting alongside their male comrades in a region not exactly known for its progressive stance on women's rights, the female Peshmerga guerrillas of the Kurdish Liberation movement built a reputation for themselves in the '70s and '80s. This documentary shines a light on the youngest of these new Kurdish guerrilla groups, PJAK, the Free Life for Kurdistan Party, to see how their female fighters are helping their people draft a definitive answer to the Kurdish Question that's vexed Middle Eastern politics for the last century.
Barack Obama came to office arousing more enthusiasm world-wide than any previous American president. He promised to close Guantanamo. Why is it still open? He ordered the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. What risks made him pause? In his speeches he promised to restore America's moral standing in the world. Why did he then authorise more extrajudicial executions by drone than George W. Bush? He succeeded in passing a national health care law. Why did the opponents of this reform bring the US to the edge of default in an effort to stop it?
Host Krishna Andavolu brings an all American mum to Colorado to be stoned and dined by some very curious pot entrepreneurs. What can the marijuana industry do to convince soccer mums that puffing on a joint is akin to sipping on chardonnay?
The story of sustainability and science through two parallel narrative arcs. The endangered Sandalwood species in the deserts of Western Australia and the sustainability of the French perfume industry.
Join Kevin McCloud and a selection of guest reporters, as they explore some of Britain's most contemporary and cutting edge homes, revealing how they were built and why they are considered some of the best new architecture in the country.
This program takes the city of Bangalore, known as the Silicon Valley of India, and asks what are the causes of its success - including the role of education, globalisation and government de-regulation?
This enlightening documentary explores the biology of the brain and why some people can't stop themselves from committing harmful or criminal acts. Neuroscientists are generating ground-breaking research that sheds light on why some people can't control their criminal behaviour. Featuring lead scientist David Eagleman, this program challenges the most fundamental beliefs about crime, punishment and free will.
Deep in a South African cave, an astounding discovery reveals clues to what made us human. Join a treacherous descent into this cave of spectacular and enigmatic finds, and discover their startling implications for the epic tale of evolution.
Brett begins the next leg of his Cape Town journey with Wayne from Buffalo Ridge. Wayne's love for great cheeses sent him down a path of the art of making mozzarella from buffalo's milk, and the results are mind-blowing. As a perfect pairing, Brett meets Marc from Boekenhoutskloof. They discuss the ethos behind the making of his low-cost, but delicious wine, Wolftrap and compares it with his high-end and equally successful label, Chocolate block. Brett concludes his journey with an eye and key tattoo from arguably the best black and grey tattoo artist in the country, Tamar at Body Architects.
Ex-chef, food critic and Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans pulls apart Australia's love affair with meat and investigates what this carnivorous enthusiasm is doing to our health, the animals that we eat, and to the planet. He's not out to stop people eating meat. He wants to connect the average person to the animals they eat so they can better know where their meat comes from, from the paddock to the supermarket shelf, all the way to their dinner plate. In this episode, Matthew visits several farms to try and better understand the conditions under which our chicken is produced. (Class. tba)
We all think we know Britain, but wherever you turn there are places you're not allowed to see. Places that are hidden from view, their secrets shielded by high walls and heavy gates. No public access allowed. Until now. This series, presented by Sir Tony Robinson, uses the latest drone technology to see our islands in a completely different way. Tony will dispatch flying cameras to the far reaches of the country, swooping into billionaire's private estates, snooping on military manoeuvres and going over no entry signs and barbed wire fences. In this episode, the drones fly through a forest with a deadly secret, across Britain's newest piece of land and into the hidden stately pile of an unconventional aristocrat.
Despite being identical twins, Adam and Neil Pearson look completely different. By conventional genetics, that should be impossible. But they share the faulty NF-1 gene, which for Adam caused uncontrolled tumours to grow on his face. For Neil, the gene caused short-term memory loss. In this powerful and personal film, Adam and Neil find out why their condition has affected them in such different ways. It's a journey that takes them back to the moment they separated in the womb, their experiences during childhood, through to their diets, in the search for the trigger that made them so different.
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?
This episode explores Hitler's mental and physical decline as he is forced to confront the endgame of inevitable defeat. When the Fuhrer miraculously survives an assassination attempt, his lust for vengeance triggers an unequalled reign of terror. His military gambles prove disastrous and accelerate his downfall. As the Army refuses to counterattack and his closest allies turn against him, Hitler finally accepts the inevitable. In the depths of his Fuhrer bunker in Berlin, he rewards his hidden mistress of 13 years with marriage. Less than 40 hours later asks his valet for his gun and pulls the trigger.