What Makes A Genius?

What Makes A Genius?

Are an elite few born to be geniuses, or does genius reside in each and every one of us? Meet a real genius and discovers a scientist who is electrically turbo-charging brains.
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1066

1066

In the year 1066, England changed forever. Most of what we know about this distant time was stitched into an infamous tapestry, which tells the story of kings and conquerors - but not the ordinary men who fought on their behalf for the homeland that all three tribes called middle-earth. Now, this epic, roller-coaster adventure of invasion, resistance and war tells the story from the ground up - from the point of view of those everyday men and their families - as they are hurled into the turmoil of war.
2 Episodes
All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
3 Episodes
Around The World In 80 Treasures

Around The World In 80 Treasures

Join Dan Cruickshank as he takes a global tour of the most breathtaking treasures man has ever created. From the exquisite castles of Japan to the Nasca line in Peru, from Persepolis in Iran to the Palace of Versailles in France, this is your chance to share in the expressive beauty of man's creative powers.
10 Episodes
Baby Faced Mums

Baby Faced Mums

Meet the Baby-Face Mums, and sometimes dads, who are bucking the trend and having children young. We follow these young mums, some who haven't even left school, as they leave behind childhood and deal with the responsibility of parenthood.
7 Episodes
Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero

Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero

Bill Bailey meets wildlife in Borneo and Indonesia to tell the story of Darwin's rival, Alfred Russel Wallace.
2 Episodes
Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami?

Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami?

In the West we think of devastating tsunamis as events that happen elsewhere in the world - across the far seas and in news bulletins on our televisions, affecting nations vulnerable to the Earth's seismic instability. But what would happen across the world if a tsunami was triggered by a major landslide in the Atlantic Ocean? Where would it hit, and would we survive? How would we cope in the aftermath?
2 Episodes
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Episodes
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
60 Episodes
Life And Death Row - Love Triangle

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle

Over eight mini-episodes, Life and Death Row: Love Triangle tells the story of Heather, a beautiful young wife and mother, who has disappeared without trace. Her adulterous husband Joshua and his pregnant lover Emilia are brought in for questioning. What has happened to Heather and who is telling the truth? Published alongside this eight part series is evidence linked to the case including witness statements, secret police recordings and photos of the crime scene. Will one man's love triangle become a death sentence for both women?
4 Episodes
My Big Decision

My Big Decision

Documentary series following a number of British teenagers as they each embark upon a road trip that could lead them to a life-changing decision.
5 Episodes
Natural World

Natural World

The BBC's classic wildlife series tells in-depth stories of incredible animals, featuring award-winning photography in some of the most extraordinary places in the world.
2 Episodes
Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
12 Episodes
Russia On Four Wheels

Russia On Four Wheels

Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani set off across Russia on two massive road-trips across the world's biggest, and one it's most enigmatic, countries.
2 Episodes
Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

Assessing opinion in the Middle East two years on from the start of the Arab Spring.
2 Episodes
The Chinese Are Coming

The Chinese Are Coming

Justin Rowlatt investigates the spread of Chinese influence around the planet and asks what the world will be like if China overtakes America as the world's economic superpower.
2 Episodes
The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs

The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs

In this innovative series, Bill Oddie takes great joy in comparing dinosaurs with their closest living relatives - crocodiles and birds.
2 Episodes
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
6 Episodes
Tomorrow's Food

Tomorrow's Food

Tomorrow's Food shows viewers the fascinating future of food: from field, through to the aisles of the supermarket, to our dining tables. Led by Dara O Briain, this series will reveal the cutting-edge technologies and produce appearing in farms, supermarkets, kitchens and restaurants around the world, transforming how we grow, buy and eat our food. The world's population may be growing, but we're coming up with ingenious solutions to ensure the future of our breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
3 Episodes
Witness: Katrina

Witness: Katrina

Over a 72-hour period from 29 to 31 August 2005, New Orleans was devastated by a cataclysmic storm followed by a catastrophic flood, which in turn became an apocalyptic human tragedy. Compiled entirely from more than 600 hours of original audio and footage recorded at the time, much of it not seen on TV before, this is an immersive reconstruction of the tragedy by the people who lived through it. The format is the same as Siskel/Jacobs' triple Emmy-winning documentary on 9/11, 102 Minutes That Changed America, no narration, no context, no post-disaster interviews... Just compelling footage of the sights, sounds and raw emotions as the chaos unfolded, chronologically from multiple viewpoints. The soundtrack comes from the comments of the victims, recording themselves as they sought shelter from the forces of nature and watched helplessly as lives, property and everything they valued were swept away by the flood waters, all the while wondering whether they would be next.
2 Episodes
Wonderland

Wonderland

This BBC documentary strand is an annual eight-part series of hour-long films about different aspects of contemporary British life.
1 Episode

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Witness: Katrina - Witness: Katrina - Episode 2

Witness: Katrina - Episode 2

Six Hours after making landfall, hurricane katrina is finally moving inland.
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Witness: Katrina - Witness: Katrina - Episode 1

Witness: Katrina - Episode 1

August 29th, 2005. Hurricane Katrina makes landfall on the Gulf Coast.
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Tomorrow's Food - Tomorrow's Food - Episode 3

Tomorrow's Food - Episode 3

Dara visits a Quorn production plant to find out how they make meat-free products.
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Tomorrow's Food - Tomorrow's Food - Episode 2

Tomorrow's Food - Episode 2

Dara visits a supermarket where robots stack the shelves.
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Tomorrow's Food - Tomorrow's Food - Thanet

Tomorrow's Food - Thanet

Dallas braves vicious currents to dive on a shipwreck.
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Tiger Woods - The Rise And Fall

Tiger Woods - The Rise And Fall

Documentary examining the fall from grace of world famous golfer Tiger Woods.
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Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy

Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy

Evan Davis decodes the formula that took Apple from suburban garage to global supremacy.
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Panorama: Trump's Angry America

Panorama: Trump's Angry America

Panorama visits a divided town in California to examine differing views on Donald Trump.
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Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 4

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 4

Detectives discover Heathers body. Emilia's loyalty to Josh falters.
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Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 3

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 3

Josh gives detectives what they've been waiting for - a breakthrough in the case.
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Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 2

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 2

Detectives discover CCTV evidence which leads them to believe foul play has occurred.
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Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 1

Life And Death Row - Love Triangle - Episode 1

When Heather vanishes, detectives bring in her husband Josh for questioning.
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Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami? - Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami? - Episode 2

Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami? - Episode 2

Could we survive a mega-tsunami? Where would it hit? How would we cope in the aftermath?
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Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami? - Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami? - Episode 1

Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami? - Episode 1

Could we survive a mega-tsunami? Where would it hit? How would we cope in the aftermath?
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Children Of The Gaza War

Children Of The Gaza War

Lyse Doucet follows the lives of children on both sides of the conflict in Gaza.
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Can Eating Insects Save The World?

Can Eating Insects Save The World?

Could a cheaper Bug Mac ever replace the Big Mac?
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Around The World In 80 Treasures - Around The World In 80 Treasures - Bosnia To Germany And Home

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Bosnia To Germany And Home

On the last leg of his globetrotting expedition Dan visits the Parthenon in Athens.
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Around The World In 80 Treasures - Around The World In 80 Treasures - Uzbekistan

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Uzbekistan

Dan Cruickshank visits the Trading Domes of Uzbekistan before moving on to Damascus.
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Around The World In 80 Treasures - Around The World In 80 Treasures - India To Sri Lanka

Around The World In 80 Treasures - India To Sri Lanka

In Calcutta, Dan Cruickshank tangles with a ten-armed naked goddess.
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Around The World In 80 Treasures - Around The World In 80 Treasures - Japan To China

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Japan To China

Dan Cruickshank marvels at the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta army.
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