Historical observational documentary series following a team who live the life of Victorian farmers for a year. Wearing period clothes and using only the materials that would have been available in 1885, historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn are going back in time to relive the day-to-day life of the Victorian farmer.The project is based on the Acton Scott estate in Shropshire - a world frozen in time, lost in Victorian rural England. Its buildings and grounds are cluttered with antique tools and machinery collected by the Acton family who have lived on the estate since the 12th century.Working for a full calendar year, Ruth, Alex and Peter are rediscovering a lost world of skills, crafts and knowledge assisted by an ever-dwindling band of experts who keep Victorian rural practices alive.
Heroes and Villains
Lavish, all-action dramatic spectacles based on the lives of six men who shaped the world around them, either by sheer force of will, genius, courage or even greed. Powerful, magnetic personalities who have earned their place in the world's imagination, all prepared to die for what they believed in - whether it was God or gold, the pursuit of power and glory or a magnificent ideal.From Spartacus, the gladiator who brought Rome to its knees, to the audacious military genius Napoleon, this series combines absorbing drama with CGI to ask what were the motives, the strengths and even the weaknesses that drove these men to achieve what no one else had dared.The amazing stories of Hernan Cortez, Attila the Hun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Richard the Lionheart are also included.Series comprising the dramatization of events surrounding six of the most enigmatic historical figures. Each episode focuses on a particular person, these are Cortes, Richard the Lionheart, Napoleon, Spartacus, Attila the Hun and Shogun.
Combat Dealers follows the adventures of Bruce Crompton, a buyer and seller of old military kit. He travels around the barns and battlefields of Europe and the old Eastern Bloc, hunting down everything from old radio kits to WWII tanks. There is nothing Bruce won't do to get the right kit at the right price, and to make a tidy profit. Across the series Bruce and his team turn rusty military metal into historical and financial gold.
Big Night Out
The Rachel Zoe Proje
The series follows the life of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and her attempts to balance her professional life with her personal life while dealing with her fighting assistants and her husband-partner Rodger Berman. The Rachel Zoe Project also features Zoe's longtime assistant Taylor Jacobsen and Brad Goreski, Jacobsen's newly hired assistant who clash due to conflicting personalities.
Blood, Lies, And Ali
When a killer strikes, the trail to conviction can be long and arduous. Investigators sift through a tangle of evidence from crime scenes slick with blood; suspects and witnesses seem be hiding something; and even the most suspicious characters claim to have an alibi. BLOOD, LIES AND ALIBIS tracks criminal investigators as they unravel the stories behind cold blooded killings. With the help of forensic evidence, old fashioned legwork, and years of dogged determination, detectives and district attorneys deliver justice to families and communities mourning their dead.
Tony Robinson's Gods
Tony Robinson explores the weird and wonderful history of belief, superstition and religious experience in Britain.For 2000 years, Britain has been a Christian country. Or has it? In fact, our ancestors actually kept many other dark, fantastical beliefs alive.It was a world underpinned by outlandish, dangerous and plain weird beliefs. Ideas that today seem unbelievable, but were seen as uncontroversial and hugely influential, with some having shaped our history as much as mainstream religion.
Australia on Trial
Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, Australia on Trial is a thought‐provoking three‐part series recreating the historic trials that throw light on the Australia of colonial times. These high‐profile and controversial court cases raised major issues of national identity at a timewhen Australia was evolving from the dominion of the British Empire into a more autonomous federated nation in the late 19th century. But they also raised universal themesand concerns that still resonate in modern‐day Australia.
A User’s Guide to
“A User’s Guide to Cheating Death” is a documentary series that casts light on increasingly controversial procedures, diets and revived ancient therapies that are being sought by people desperate to dramatically alter their bodies or radically improve their health, and the booming industries that are more than happy to accept their business.
Everyday Miracles: T
Mark Miodownik reveals the amazing stories behind everyday objects of desire and how they are miraculously transformed from raw materials into the very stuff of the modern world.
Mel Giedroyc and antiques expert Mark Hill help collectors in crisis as they comfort, catalogue, curate, clear out and showcase precious items. In doing so, we get a vivid insight into the lives, loves and dilemmas of the owners and discover what drives them to collect on such enormous scales.
Ask The Doctor
Ask the Doctor is an innovative, fun, and exploratory factual series that addresses the state of the nation's health, the latest in medical treatments and the future of healthcare as we know it.
Criminals at Work
"Criminals at Work" is a docuseries that explores criminal acts that people commit in and around the workplace. Each episode tells two true-life stories during which workplaces are transformed into crime scenes. Eyewitness interviews, crime-scene footage and re-enactments are used to explain what happened in each case. The crimes are told from various points of view, including co-workers who witnessed what transpired, reporters who covered the stories and law-enforcement officials who were involved in the investigations. If viewers learn anything from this show, it's that they may not know their co-workers as well as they think they do.
First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. First Australians explores what unfolds when the oldest living culture in the world is overrun by the world's greatest empire.
Terrorism Close Call
The war on terror is everywhere and anywhere. In this series, we learn about the deadly terrorist attacks that almost happened or were not as deadly as planned. Each episodes explores a recently declassified terrorist scheme intended to cause mass casualties.
Break-in Britain - T
Break-in Britain - The Crackdown is a documentary series hosted by Dan Donnelly. The show takes a look at burglaries around the country and offers advise on how to help prevent them.
Jamie's Family Chris
Crikey! It's the Irw
Documentary following rookie pilots in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, who battle against dangerous weather and wildlife as they seek to prove their worth as aviators to the airlines they hope will employ them at the end of their training. Hazards include airstrips washed away by rain, giraffes on the runway, releasing leopards into the wild and powerful tropical storms.