In the final episode, Mark Evans follows the extraordinary trail of relics claimed to come from Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun: bones sold by a KGB defector and hair apparently found on a hairbrush at Hitler's mountain retreat by a US Army intelligence officer at the end of the Second World War. As Mark checks out the provenance, the scientists extract the DNA and reveal an extraordinary result.
We take our ability to travel quickly and safely across the globe for granted. This episode reveals the fascinating chain of events that made such everyday marvels possible, telling the story of the handful of extraordinary inventors and inventions who helped build the modern world by making the miracle of powered transport mundane.
The original bust of Nefertiti resides at the Neues Museum in Berlin and is the most popular exhibit. Not only are people captivated by her iconic beauty in the display case, but they also want to take a piece of her home.
In episode three, Silvia journeys to Ascoli Piceno and immerses herself in Italian cafe culture. Inspired by the experience, she returns to her family home in Torricella to make the perfect coffee dunking cookie - tozzetti (almond and lemon biscuits).
This week's MY: 24s involve life and death events, and the consequences of their survival. Coen was born with cystic fibrosis and later developed diabetes and Romy lived through the Black Saturday bush fires.
In this new series, award-winning filmmakers have produced individual films on ten architecturally iconic buildings in Europe. Each film will be a creative work where the building will be the central character, using both fictional and documentary elements.
The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: This program showcases the diverse foods in Chinese cuisine and looks at how to order food.
Thailand is a land of incredible beauty with more than fifty protected national parks accounting for nearly ten per cent of the country's surface, but its stunning array of wildlife is often forgotten and rarely seen. This two-part documentary special explores the hidden wildlife secrets from this beautiful and majestical land.
Presenter Jules Hudson travels across the UK to discover the incredible efforts members of the general public made to achieve victory in World War Two. Along the way he meets ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things, visits locations harbouring untold stories of bravery, hears witness testimony to key events and unearths remarkable stories of heroism.
When the retaining wall on a couple's property is a massive fail, their absentee contractor picks up his tools and goes home. With their home and future retirement in jeopardy, they turn to Mike for help.
Curry shops are among the most popular food stalls in Thailand, often with recipes and heritage passed through many generations. Episode seven takes us on a discovery of the most authentic dishes that add to this vast repertoire that is curry.
When Ethan Morgan's overprotective parents assigned a babysitter to watch over him and his 8 year old sister, he thought he'd die of embarrassment. But no need to worry: embarrassment is now the last thing on a long list of stuff that wants to kill him and his geeky pals. This babysitter may look like the girl of his dreams, but Sarah just happens to be a half-vampire.
Daniel is a teenager who arrives in a small town where he must start from scratch and make new friends. He quickly becomes the target of the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend, he begs his handyman, Miyagi, a martial arts master, to teach him karate.
One night Leonardo is in the city's morgue, secretly (and illegally) studying anatomy, when he hears ticking from inside a corpse. Cutting it open, he discovers a tiny gold watch, which proves to run backwards.
During WWII, American pilots race to down the most enemy planes and be crowned the countries' top flying ace. US Air Force Pilot Francis Gabby Gabreski, the child of Polish immigrants, makes his mission personal, seeking to avenge his families' devastating losses during the war.
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.