Whether it's light, shadow, distance, or sound, the way your brain perceives this information creates your unique perspective. But have you ever stopped to wonder if your brain is actually being fooled?
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighbourhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.
This thought-provoking documentary explores the development and inner-workings of the Australian film industry, celebrating our key successes and examining the changes that are occurring across the global filmmaking landscape.
Guest comedians Susan Calman and Richard Herring pit their common sense against Dara's mathematically-minded brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set by Professor Marcus du Sautoy. Today's theme is, 'How Maths Can Feel the Force'.
Harry arrives in Jinan, the capital of the Shandong Province and home of the famous Shandong Acrobatic Troupe. Under Master Yao Jian Guo, the Troupe has won an international reputation for its Man Juggling act. This stunt requires the juggler to toss, flip, and flick his team mates high into the air, using leg power and a fine sense of trajectory.
Footage from the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Africa, the Alps, Bangladesh, India and China show the impacts of climate change on different parts of the world. The program also provides clear explanations of the processes that can cause climate change and gets students engaged in the debate about the extent to which these are caused naturally or are the result of human activity.
Sean and Jon are on the next stage of their Louisiana trip and this time they're headed for the swamps. 30 miles wide and 150 miles long, the Atchafalaya river basin has been home to the French-speaking Cajuns for generations. Arriving in the bayou, Sean and Jon meet their host Jodi Meche and head out to his houseboat. Jodi is Cajun through and through and hunts and eats anything he can find in the swamp.
In this episode, the nation's capital is under attack. Forces of nature threaten to destroy the national treasures. What will happen to The Capital, The Washington Monument or the Constitution? Three thousand miles away, Los Angeles, the centre of the entertainment world, faces the same threat. Wilted palm trees set the scene for a massive inferno. What will survive? And, what creatures might take our place?
Neil Oliver becomes one of only five people known to have set foot on the isolated island known as Skull Rock, as he joins the first scientific expedition there to discover what life it has sustained over millennia. At Eagle's Nest, Tim Flannery delves into pre-history, revealing his own role in discovering Australia's polar dinosaurs. Neil Oliver heads offshore to explore the incredible engineering feat that keeps Bass Strait oil pumping, even under a hundred-year wave. Alice Garner visits Victoria's notorious Cheviot Beach, reliving the fateful day Australia lost its Prime Minister to these inclement waters. Neil Oliver travels to Phillip Island, and reveals how an entire town was removed to save the penguins. Brendan Moar tackles the tricky sport of Blo-Karting along the flat sands of Waratah Bay. On the Gippsland Lakes, Emma Johnston hunts for a brand new species of dolphin, and finally Neil Oliver takes to the skies with aviatrix Judy Pay, for an unforgettable tour of the Bass Strait Coast in a fully-restored warbird.
This episode sees stunning CGI animation used to strip apart our home star in the universe - the Sun - tearing off boiling seas of plasma, light particles, and force fields - layer by layer - to explore the secrets that lie beneath the surface of Earth's powerhouse.
This series tells the story of how American cinema, barely thirty years after its birth, having become the country's eighth largest industry and its most powerful medium, would play a unique role in the WW2 period of history.
In 2008, an elegant new neighbour designed by Snohetta architects settled along Oslo's struggling waterfront in the centre of the city. The Oslo Opera House, home to the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, now rises from the fjord, attracting visitors to its seemingly endless marble roof and to its graceful interior.
Guest Comedian Alex Horne pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'How maths saves lives'.
In a ground-breaking experiment, this series brings together the world's foremost experts in genetics, biochemistry, neuroscience, nutrition science and applied behavioural medicine to test the latest weight loss theory. Weight loss is not one size fits all - so the only way to diet successfully is to understand one's own body's individual biology and bespoke needs. This means that struggling with a diet is not all down to a failure of willpower: it may be a biological backlash.
Vic Reeves is the on-screen creation of Jim Moir, who is quite interested in his family history. The person who fascinates him most is Simeon Leigh, his grandfather on his mother's side, who died in 1949. Family stories painted him as an aloof character, and made mention of how he might have been married before meeting Jim's mother's mother.
In this episode we learn about Kent-based R Durtnell and Sons, who've been builders since the time of Elizabeth I. They are Britain's oldest family building business, and properties built by their ancestors as far back as the 1590s are still standing to this day.
In this three-part science adventure, Richard Hammond (Top Gear) travels the globe to discover the unexplained and the unexpected, the unbelievable and the just plain unlikely of the wild weather which batters our earth.
What happens to us when we die? In this episode we will see what happens when we die, and how death fits into nature and the cycle of life. A lot of people go a long way in trying to overcome death. In this episode we will meet several popular, and some more obscure, survival strategies.
This is the definitive story of how one generation of British architects, born within five years of each other, changed the world with a bold new approach to architecture, led by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers with their high-tech vision.
Silvia Colloca, actress, opera singer and author of hit cookbook Silvia's Cucina, will serve up an Italy rarely seen by tourists during a culinary celebrazione in Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca. In this sumptuous and picturesque new series Silvia takes a journey back to her homeland to introduce her family and present her love of healthy, hearty Italian fare.
At twenty-two, Nick became the youngest person to win the world series of poker, taking home a cool two million, before spending it all! Battling depression and anxiety, Nick became an inspiration as someone who struggles everyday and is open to expressing his emotions.
The Hairy Bikers travel to the palm-lined beaches of the south and the jungle-clad mountains of the north to discover how Thailand's multi-cultural history and its place at the heart of the spice trade has created a rich and varied cuisine, with influences from all over the world. They meet a coconut-picking monkey, enjoy a delicious Ramadan dinner and head out to sea during the monsoon for what turns out to be a rather nerve-wracking fishing expedition.
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and thought you saw a man in the moon? In this episode, we're going to prove that there really is a man in the moon - in your brain. This is a show about your brain and patterns.
Heston salutes the great British pie as he looks to find inspiration for a three-course pie banquet. For the starter, he delves into the history of the 'surprise' pies of the 17th century, where ingredients were sometimes - bizarrely - alive.
The One and Only mini-documentary series explores what it's like to be a 'One and Only' contemporary Indigenous youth living in Australia today. Today, Kurrunpa Kunpu charts the meteoric rise of Derik Lynch's acting career, from growing up in a town camp to shaking hands with the Queen.
Kayne Tremills is back for another exciting series of My Great Big Adventure. My Great Big Adventure drops in on a group of 10 to 14-year-olds discussing mental health, with no grown-ups around. These young Australians share their personal insights into mental health and discuss the big questions. My Great Big Adventure screens during ABC's 'Mental As', a week-long initiative in support of Mental Health which aims to encourage Australians to start talking about mental illness, and to donate to mental health research.
Two young automotive designers develop their concepts for the exterior and interior of a car. Their ideas are refined through the construction of full-scale clay models, and finally we see the cars being built on the assembly line.
Follow the action-packed journey of co-hosts Jaimee Taylor-Nielsen and Huang Wei as they explore iconic and exotic locations in Australia and China while completing exciting and adrenalin-pumping challenges.
From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who and everything in between, new documentary series The Real History of Science Fiction heads to the frontiers of space and science for the definitive television history of science fiction.
Last week, Amy's hairstylist dream came to an end, so now only seven contestants remain. Who will be going home this week? Find out when the search for Britain's top amateur hairstylist continues in Hair.
The family roots of Bill Oddie shed an interesting new light on an intriguing era in working class history. For Bill's 19th-century ancestors worked and weaved in England's 'dark satanic mills.' Bill's journey into his past was an emotional, often traumatic one.
David Adams continues his search for the extraordinary city Alexander is reputed to have built beside the River Oxus. He explores a series of ruins that may hold the key, both to Alexander's lost city and an astonishing civilization that flowered here thousands of years before the Greeks arrived.
With their business expanding, Poh and Jono's lives are about to get seriously hectic. In an attempt to soak up some serenity, they steal a weekend, splurge and rent a motorhome and head out back to the magnificent Flinders Ranges. Poh creates incredibly delicious food on a camp stove, and after trying to call up the emus, she builds a fire in a dry creek bed and boils her version of billy tea. Back home, she creates the world's most colourful birthday cake for her nephew's party - a multi-layered rainbow smarty cake. (S.2 Ep.5)
If you thought Canberra was nothing but pollies and public buildings think again. Tony's walk through the nation's bush capital proves that the city its founding fathers built to rival the great European capitals is chock-a-block with some very surprising hidden history.
15 year old Elliot from West London finds out how his grandfather, Philip, stowed away on a cargo ship from Ghana, to build a new life, alongside thousand of migrants, brought in to help build the new post war Britain.
The Common People - Ian Mortimer transports viewers back to Elizabethan England and reveals, in vivid detail, a living, breathing Tudor world. Learn how ordinary Tudor housewives turned plants into medicine, how the middle classes kept themselves clean using linen cloths, how the poor made pottage, how cooks of the rich devised recipes for new ingredients, and how Tudors learned to read and write. (Part 1 of 3) (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt) G CC
Brendan O'Carroll ditches his alter ego, Mrs Brown, to turn detective in this episode. He attempts to track down the men who murdered his grandfather at the height of the Irish War of Independence. Brendan never knew his grandfather, who was shot dead before he was born, and the only clues he has to go on are in a newspaper article from the time. (S.1 Ep.4) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) CC
Today, tsunamis kill thousands and wipe out everything in their path. Earthquakes destroy entire cities and towns and hurricanes tear across the landscape, leaving hundreds dead and thousands more displaced. Are such disasters capable of wiping out all traces of human existence - including art, architecture, and technology? Evidence suggests that it is not only possible but that it has happened over and over again. In recent years, scientists have found evidence of ancient and once thriving cultures thousands of years older than any believed possible. But what happened to them? How did they disappear? And could it all happen again? Is it possible that a cataclysmic event, such as a meteor, tsunami, or volcano, wiped out societies thousands of years ago? Could wars or epidemics have destroyed evidence of early cultures? Or did climate change cause millions of ancient people to disappear? Could we survive a similar event? Or is it possible that our present day civilisation could be washed away, leaving behind little to no evidence it existed?
Starting at St. David Cathedral on the West Pembrokeshire coast - visited by William in 1081 - Tony's walk will follow the stunning Pembrokeshire coastal path southwards before heading inland to discover what made the area so attractive for Norman and Flemish settlers.