World's Busiest Cities
51:59

World's Busiest Cities: Hong Kong

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC Knowledge September 21, 2019

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
More than half of us now live in cities. Crowded, chaotic and bursting with life - these are places under pressure. In this series, Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan go ...

More than half of us now live in cities. Crowded, chaotic and bursting with life - these are places under pressure. In this series, Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan go behind the scenes to reveal the hidden systems and armies of people running some of the greatest cities on earth. This time, they are in Hong Kong, where space is at a premium and real estate is the most expensive in the world, so Ade heads into the high rises to find people living in tiny spaces no larger than a cupboard. This former British colony, handed back to the Chinese in 1997, is a city driven by trade and commerce and Dan discovers how it is adapting to life in China's embrace, while Anita learns about the city's many traditions - from bamboo scaffolding to banishing bad spirits on the daily commute. Ade heads to the races at Happy Valley, and Dan discovers the history of the origins of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation - HSBC. Hong Kong is crowded, chaotic and facing an uncertain future. How does this city of contrasts manage the delicate daily balancing act that keeps it on track?

World's Busiest Cities
51:35

World's Busiest Cities: Mexico City

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge September 28, 2019

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan are in Mexico City, uncovering the hidden systems and armies of people that help run this sprawling megalopolis of over 22 million ...

Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan are in Mexico City, uncovering the hidden systems and armies of people that help run this sprawling megalopolis of over 22 million people. It is crowded, it is congested and this haphazard city sits in a major earthquake zone, but the people here have a strength of spirit that allows them to defy everything nature can throw at them. Anita discovers how they are trying to stop this megacity from drowning in its own waste, while Ade heads to the edge of the sprawl to find out about the daily struggle for clean, affordable drinking water. Dan reveals how you build a skyscraper in an earthquake zone and learns the hard way that Mexican street food can be hot! Mexico City has grown at a staggering pace. How on earth does this epic sprawl survive its many daily battles?

World's Busiest Railway
58:59

World's Busiest Railway

Episode 1 SBS November 16, 2016

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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This series explores the world's busiest railway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Robert Llewellyn explore the science and ...

This series explores the world's busiest railway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Robert Llewellyn explore the science and systems behind the world's busiest railway, with John Sergeant reporting from across India. As Bombay's population swells by tens of thousands each week, the railway and the people whose lives revolve around it struggle to cope with the pressure and peaktime 'super-dense crush load'. From the train driver to the illegal hawker and the homeless shoe-shine boy, each has a story to tell about this remarkable railway system, often described as the lifeline of India.

World's Busiest Railway
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World's Busiest Railway

Episode 3 SBS November 30, 2016

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Behind the scenes of this congested railway system is a station unseen by commuters. Robert visits a city-sized repair facility. Train driving is a prestigious job in India ...

Behind the scenes of this congested railway system is a station unseen by commuters. Robert visits a city-sized repair facility. Train driving is a prestigious job in India with a salary around seven times the national average. It takes around 12 years of training to qualify as a passenger train driver. Anita heads onto the roads of Mumbai to see if commuting by road is easier than rail. With an average speed of just 9 kilometres per hour, she discovers that progress is slow and hazardous by car. John visits two rural stations that still operate historical systems for train control and discovers how a silver ball can keep passengers safe.

World's Most Dangerous Roads
55:10

World's Most Dangerous Roads: Alaska

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS April 18, 2012

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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In this new three-part series, six British celebrities tackle some of the world's most perilous roads. In Alaska, Sue Perkins and Charley Boorman struggle with Arctic ...

In this new three-part series, six British celebrities tackle some of the world's most perilous roads. In Alaska, Sue Perkins and Charley Boorman struggle with Arctic conditions along the notorious Dalton Highway; in Nepal, Rhod Gilbert and Greg Davies travel through a country with one of the world's highest rates of road accidents; and Ben Fogle and Hugh Dennis undertake a dangerous journey from the Andes mountains in Peru to the Amazon river.

World's Most Dangerous Roads
54:59

World's Most Dangerous Roads: Siberia

Season 2 Episode 1 SBS March 27, 2013

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Six British celebrities travel along some of the world's most infamous roads. In this episode, good friends and fellow comedians Ed Byrne and Andy Parsons brave temperatures ...

Six British celebrities travel along some of the world's most infamous roads. In this episode, good friends and fellow comedians Ed Byrne and Andy Parsons brave temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees to drive across Siberia's infamous Road of Bones.

World's Most Dangerous Roads
53:59

World's Most Dangerous Roads: Madagascar

Season 3 Episode 1 SBS January 9, 2015

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Humans have built roads in the most unlikely, remote and dangerous places on the planet. But what is it like to travel along these routes? Six celebrities find out. In each ...

Humans have built roads in the most unlikely, remote and dangerous places on the planet. But what is it like to travel along these routes? Six celebrities find out. In each episode of this entertaining series, two British celebrities pair up to travel along some of the most extraordinary highways on the planet, taking in the breathtaking landscapes and the fascinating characters who travel these routes on a regular basis.

World's Most Dangerous Roads
55:00

World's Most Dangerous Roads: Nepal

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 25, 2012

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Comedians Rhod Gilbert and Greg Davies attempt to drive through the mountainous, landlocked nation of Nepal: a journey fraught with danger. Besides having one of the world's ...

Comedians Rhod Gilbert and Greg Davies attempt to drive through the mountainous, landlocked nation of Nepal: a journey fraught with danger. Besides having one of the world's highest rates of road accidents, floods and landslides are an everyday occurrence. Starting at the chaotic border with India, they travel across the country on highways that maintain its cities to freshly dug dirt tracks that connect to isolated communities.

World's Most Dangerous Roads
54:58

World's Most Dangerous Roads: Ho Chi Minh Trail

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS April 3, 2013

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Comedian Sue Perkins and actress Liza Tarbuck drive the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, a network of dangerous roads hacked through mountains and jungles of Laos and Vietnam.

Comedian Sue Perkins and actress Liza Tarbuck drive the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, a network of dangerous roads hacked through mountains and jungles of Laos and Vietnam.

World's Most Dangerous Roads
53:58

World's Most Dangerous Roads: Georgia

Season 3 Episode 2 SBS January 16, 2015

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes were a perfect match in BBC Two's comedy hit Twenty Twelve. Now they pair up again for a terrifying road trip through the former soviet state ...

Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes were a perfect match in BBC Two's comedy hit Twenty Twelve. Now they pair up again for a terrifying road trip through the former soviet state of Georgia.

World's Most Dangerous Roads
54:59

World's Most Dangerous Roads: Peru

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS May 2, 2012

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Adventurer Ben Fogle and comedian Hugh Dennis drive a historic route from the Peruvian Andes to the depths of the Amazon, along roads built for those intending to conquer and ...

Adventurer Ben Fogle and comedian Hugh Dennis drive a historic route from the Peruvian Andes to the depths of the Amazon, along roads built for those intending to conquer and exploit the natural wealth of Peru's rainforest. It's a rollercoaster ride of 2,000 foot drops and hairpin bends on one-lane dirt roads, stretching from mountains high above the clouds to the muddy, humid trails of the jungle.

World's Most Dangerous Roads
54:58

World's Most Dangerous Roads: Ethiopia

Season 2 Episode 3 SBS April 10, 2013

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Comedians Hugh Dennis and David Baddiel drive over 2,000 kilometres of Ethiopia's death-defying, bone-shaking roads in a quest to reach Aksum, known as the home of the Ark of ...

Comedians Hugh Dennis and David Baddiel drive over 2,000 kilometres of Ethiopia's death-defying, bone-shaking roads in a quest to reach Aksum, known as the home of the Ark of the Covenant.

World's Most Dangerous Roads
53:57

World's Most Dangerous Roads: Peru

Season 3 Episode 3 SBS January 23, 2015

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Adventurer Ben Fogle and comedian Hugh Dennis drive a historic route from the Peruvian Andes to the depths of the Amazon, along roads built to conquer and exploit the natural ...

Adventurer Ben Fogle and comedian Hugh Dennis drive a historic route from the Peruvian Andes to the depths of the Amazon, along roads built to conquer and exploit the natural wealth of Peru's rainforest. It's a rollercoaster ride of 2,000 foot drops and hairpin bends on one-lane dirt roads, stretching from mountains high above the clouds to the muddy, humid trails of the jungle.

World's Worst Natural Disasters
44:10

World's Worst Natural Disasters

National Geographic February 10, 2017

Geography

Earth and environment

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Sustainability

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Historic floods, destructive fires, violent earthquakes. Mother Nature's reign of terror has spanned thousands of years.

Historic floods, destructive fires, violent earthquakes. Mother Nature's reign of terror has spanned thousands of years.

Worst Place to Be a Pilot
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Worst Place to Be a Pilot: Indonesia

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 26, 2015

Geography

Personal and Social Capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
A visually jaw-dropping series that follows young British pilots flying in some of the most breathtaking, remote and dangerous locations on earth. In the first episode, the ...

A visually jaw-dropping series that follows young British pilots flying in some of the most breathtaking, remote and dangerous locations on earth. In the first episode, the new recruits come face to face with the remarkable range of challenges that flying in Indonesia presents.

Worst Place to Be a Pilot
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Worst Place to Be a Pilot: Papua New Guinea

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 2, 2015

Geography

Personal and Social Capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
This episode, Captain Sam Quinn finds himself in the middle of a family dispute as he delivers much needed supplies to remote Papuan tribes people.

This episode, Captain Sam Quinn finds himself in the middle of a family dispute as he delivers much needed supplies to remote Papuan tribes people.

Worst Place to Be a Pilot
47:28

Worst Place to Be a Pilot

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS February 9, 2015

Geography

Personal and Social Capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Captain Matt Dearden battles severe turbulence to deliver local tribes people to their loved ones, before being invited in as the first westerner to enter one of their small ...

Captain Matt Dearden battles severe turbulence to deliver local tribes people to their loved ones, before being invited in as the first westerner to enter one of their small tribal huts. Captain Dave Burns finds himself sandwiched between an approaching storm and an active volcano as he negotiates his way back to base. Without the advanced technology the big jet airliners enjoy, he is forced to navigate his way through the clouds by sight, literally keeping an eye out for any other planes in the vicinity.

Worst Place to Be a Pilot
47:05

Worst Place to Be a Pilot

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS February 16, 2015

Geography

Personal and Social Capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Deep in the mountainous heartland of Papua, solo Captain Matt Dearden finds the strip enveloped in mist making it incredibly tricky to pick a route through the valley. On ...

Deep in the mountainous heartland of Papua, solo Captain Matt Dearden finds the strip enveloped in mist making it incredibly tricky to pick a route through the valley. On landing he has to deal with an argument on the runway between local tribes people.