A fascinating and spectacular insight into a unique pride of lions living in Botswana's Okavango Delta, the largest freshwater wetland in Africa. Through rare and thrilling footage witness lion behaviour as previously unseen, capturing these huge cats swimming skilfully in swamps to stalk water buffalo, executing dangerous nocturnal forays and tactically preparing for each hunt. Narrated by Jeremy Irons.
In 1962, JFK declared that an American shall go to the Moon before the end of the decade and the Country is doing its best to make the dream comes true. After the Gemini program, which allowed NASA to catch up with its Soviet rival, the US launches the Apollo program. The program experienced a rough beginning with the drama of Apollo 1 - where three astronauts died during an exercise - but finally led to the triumph of Apollo 11. On July 20, 1969, the American, Neil Armstrong, was the first man to step on the Moon. The success was celebrated all over the world.
This episode takes Americans to the moon and back. Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities and national identity. This final episode also considers what happens to scientific and engineering programs - and to a country - after ambitious national goals have been achieved.
This instalment covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. As Americans moved through the '60s and reflect on the challenges ahead, many begin to wonder: what exactly is it going to take to beat the Soviets to the moon?