Richard Ayoade and Greg Davies attempt to extract the essence of Moscow in just 48 hours. It's a challenge which sees them clash with tanks in Red Square, head into space and underground, and visit one of the strangest circuses in the world.
Home Grown - Having bid farewell to city life and moved to the tropical seaside town of Noosa, chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita heads out to meet the community of passionate producers to discover more about the fresh local produce that has made this region one of the most exciting new foodie destinations in Australia. Since moving to the Sunshine Coast, Peter and his family haven't looked back. Peter begins his journey by visiting family-owned and run farms in the Sunshine Coast before transforming their produce into family friendly dishes, including his own Kuruvita family favourite, Pho, using Thai Basil picked from his own garden. (S.1 Ep.1) (Class. tba)
Michael Portillo arrives in Manassas, Virginia, scene of two crucial battles during the American Civil War. In Fredericksburg, he tries bottling bourbon corn whiskey and learns how it became the nation's spirit. In Richmond, the ex-politician enjoys a tour of the Virginia state Capitol building, where he hears of the dilemma faced by one of its most famous sons, General Robert E Lee, before donning his dancing shoes for a Cotillion ball. Michael ends his journey in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.
We all know who invented the telephone, the light bulb and the airplane. But what about the computer? This is the story of John Atanasoff, and how in 1937 he unleashed the digital revolution. A story of deceit, greed, academic fraud and perhaps even murder as we try to piece together the origins of the computer and how its creator was denied his rightful place in history.
Stories of a giant walking creature have been told for centuries in the remote landscapes of Tibet and North America but it wasn't until, in 1951 the explorer Edmund Hillary took a photograph of huge footprints in the Himalayan snow that the legend took off. Very soon, eyewitness reports from the US and Canada suggested that an ancient species of hominid had survived in the remote American wilderness.
Helen and Jake decide that Daria and Quinn may not be prepared for college. They enroll the two in a college prep course. This requires a trip to Helen and Jake's alma mater, where Quinn is named Keg Queen and Daria starts her own business ghostwriting term papers.
From Manhattan, Michael follows his Appleton's General Guide east to Long Island. Beginning in Brooklyn, he hears the moving story behind the construction of the world's first steel suspension bridge high above the East River. He travels through New York City's first subway, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and follows in the footsteps of thousands of early 20th century holiday makers to Coney Island. In East Hampton he discovers home, sweet home, before his journey at the Montauk lighthouse on Long Island's eastern most tip. (S.1 Ep.2) (Class. tba)
Scepticism has transformed Western culture and transformed Christianity. Where did this religious doubt come from? Is fading belief due to the advance of science and reason, or due to its entanglement with world wars, Fascism and Nazism? However, in the middle of this crisis, the Church has nonetheless rediscovered deep and enduring truths about itself, and these may even hold clues to its future.
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. We discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of six objects which could shed new light on Jesus - the Shroud of Turin, relics venerated as part of the True Cross, the Gospel of Judas, relics believed to be of John the Baptist, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the secret brother of Jesus. We are guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.
NASA's new horizons spacecraft will capture the first-ever close-up images and scientific observations of Pluto and its system of large and small moons. In this unprecedented special event, witness one of the great explorations of our time.
Each five-minute episode uses the 8mm home movie footage of an individual or family to tell the small stories that fill in the gaps of our formal history. At 17 Leon Isackson joined the RJays, the studio band for Teen Time, Australia's first live TV rock and roll show.
Margolyes aims to discover what's changed and what hasn't in the intervening 160 years as she arrives in New York where she goes on night patrol with officers of the NYPD, visits the little-known Roosevelt Island, makes a surprising discovery at New York public library and is incarcerated in New York's notorious Tombs.
In May 2006 in Paris, former French President, Jaques Chirac, opened the world's first museum to acknowledge the inherent artistic value of indigenous art works. Founded on a belief "in the equal dignity of the world's cultures", Chirac said, "France wished to pay rightful homage to peoples to whom, throughout the ages, history has all too often done violence". For the first time what used to be referred to as primitive art, works from Oceania, Asia, Africa and the America's, found mostly until now in dusty natural history museums, have been given an ultra modern home in the Musee du Quai Branly, on the Seine adjacent to the Eiffel Tower. The design of the museum and its ceilings, floors and facades have drawn heavily on the work of contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists.
The Voice is a journey through the greatest vocal talents the world has ever heard. The series combines classic archive, rare and unseen footage, unique intimate performances, and exclusive interviews with a legion of legends, from Pavarotti to Bono, Maria Callas to Bjork, Ray Charles to Brian Wilson.
Despite the fact that Hitler's position was worsening by the day, the Nazis were still capable of inflicting terrible damage, and when the Germans attempted a breakthrough in the Ardennes region of France, the ensuing Battle of the Bulge resulted in terrible US casualties. Even so, the Germans failed to achieve their objectives, and as the year came to an end, so did Hitler's last hopes of victory.
Leanne and Glen's family of nine is bursting at the seams in their tiny bungalow in Canterbury. Neale has to conjure space where there is none and Andrew has to persuade Leanne that life will be better somewhere else.
Meet the air traffic controllers who, at some times of the year, deal with over 1000 flights a day arriving at the busiest airport in the world. The team also find out what the future of aviation might look like.
Natalie wants to swap her Coburg North home of 10 years for the sunnier weather of Queensland. She's over the dated kitchen and odd layout. Will Andrew's Brisbane alternative win against Neale's Melbourne location?
Mel and Macca have nine kids and all the space in their home is in the wrong place. Neale has to redesign the house to make it open plan, while Andrew has to pry Macca from what he already thinks is his perfect home.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from Katherine Jenkins and a performance from mind magician Colin Cloud. A florist gets the surprise of her life when she becomes the unexpected star of the show, and former Welsh international footballer Robbie Savage hands over his phone for another celebrity edition of Send to All.
Unique colour footage of American forces during the Second World War in the Pacific, and in defeated Japan. Fall of Japan shows many aspects of combat on land at sea and in the air, as well as the aftermath of devastated Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki following the atomic bombing.
Margie and Grayson live in their dated Jindalee home with their two daughters. Neale has the task of bringing the daggy decor up-to-date, while Andrew has to find a family home closer to Brisbane where the couple work.
Australia's leading and only satirical consumer affairs show returns with a new look, new timeslot and new segments as well as stories addressing all manner of consumer issues that affect your life and help save you money.
Lawndale High is abuzz with homecoming preparations. The quarterback who led the team to a state championship three years ago is returning! Then he has a tragic accident, which ironically leads to sudden popularity for Daria.
The Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park's attractions - a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. Now it's up to Owen and Claire to save the park's tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.
Richard Ayoade stretches the description of the mini break to the limit as he heads to the United Arab Emirates, and the oil rich city of Dubai. Joining him on this affront to austerity is actor and comedian Johnny Vegas.
Becoming President isn't just a matter of what you show America, but what you hide as well. Once inside the White House, the truth behind the Kennedy mystique requires extensive cover-ups that threaten to undo the family forever. When confronted with political peril - from mob connections to sexual encounters with possible spies - Bobby Kennedy writes a virtual magician's handbook on how cover-ups are done.