A Dad is Born
Three new fathers open up to the camera in this superb documentary: HR worker Jamie, who is terrified by the prospect; minicab driver Viktor, who wants to put his womanising history behind him, and multimillionaire trader Greg, determined to be a great dad.
Big Red Box
If sustainable lifestyles were a big red box, what would you find inside? Trains? Planes? Spaceships? Beards? Virgin CEOs get the chance to tell us what changes their businesses are making to earn their place in the box.
Born to be Wild
More ‘ah’ moments than you can shake a stick at in this short documentary about two women who rescue baby elephants and orangutans respectively. It’s a beautiful tribute to the bond between man and animals, and will warm the cockles of your heart.
Stunning photography lets you take a bird’s-eye look at Britain’s shores, while a team of experts uncover the natural and social history of the British coastline and those of her near neighbours.
Don’t Tell the Bride
A couple is given £12,000 to spend on their wedding with a few conditions: they must spend three weeks apart without contact and the groom has to organise every aspect of the event – including the dress. As you can imagine this makes for surprising, hilarious and often touching reality TV.
Great British Bake Off
Mel and Sue preside over the competition as twelve competitors go to head-to-head to see who is Britain’s best amateur baker. In this first episode of the series the bakers tackle cakes.
Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook
Reporter Emily Maitlis travels to Silicon Valley in order to track down Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and ask him some tough questions about the social network and how it uses customer information. Compelling, eye-opening stuff.
Ever wanted to sleep better, feel calmer, focus more or just get some relief from that busy mind? Well it's probably time to get some Headspace. Headspace is meditation made relevant to modern life. Learn for free with Andy Puddicombe, the man the Times (London) call 'The Expert's Expert'.
Get unique daily guided meditations, science facts and figures and progress reports, all designed to make it as easy as possible for you to get some calm and clarity.
So make sure you take care of your mind this year and download the Headspace app (opens in a new window) (on-the-go).
Headspace The Benefits of Meditation
From greater creativity to an increase in your attention span, the benefits of meditation are many - so instead of trying to list them, we interviewed Yale University’s Judson Brewer for the scientific opinion on why meditation works – plus, hear from other Headspace beginners. If you’re looking for a nudge to try Take 10, this is it.
Headspace Take 10
If you've ever wanted to sleep better, have more focus or just stop the endless thoughts from clattering around your brain, let the man the Times calls ‘Britain’s top meditation guru’ show you how. In just 10 minutes, he’ll take you through simple, practical techniques for getting a bit more Headspace in your life.
Headspace Guide to getting some Sleep
Catching zzz's on a plane can be somewhat of a struggle. Until now! In just 10 minutes, Andy Puddicombe can teach you a simple technique that will help you get off to the land of nod whether you’re in the air or back on solid ground.
Headspace Guide to dealing with Boredom
Considering you’re strapped into a chair for hours, you’re bound to get a bit bored on the flight sometimes but practising one simple technique will not only relieve your boredom now, it could change the way you look at boredom forever. (And you’ll get even more out of it if you’ve tried Headspace Take 10…)
Headspace for the Journey
Anxieties about flying, impatient to disembark after landing, or worried about whether your baggage is ever going to come out at the other end? Travelling can be stressful – but with this dedicated technique, you’ll feel calmer and tease out the tension. (It’ll pay even more dividends if you’ve tried Headspace Take 10, too…)
The centrepiece of this summer’s Olympics is the 80,000-capacity London Olympic Stadium. Costing £486 million, work on the amphitheatre began in 2007, and The National Geographic’s MegaStructures team was there to record every high (‘magnificent’ say some commentators) and low (‘a bowl of blancmange’) of this incredible project.
Swimming with Crocodiles with Ben Fogle
In this episode of Fogle’s hair-raising odyssey to hang out with crocs, he heads for Northern Australia to meet a saltwater crocodile. Arriving, he swiftly discovers that not only is it one of the most aggressive, it’s also the most unpredictable…
The Diamond Queen
Marking her sixty years on the throne, Andrew Marr tells the story of The Queen. From the young girl who never expected to reign, to the monarch we know today, he assesses her impact at home and abroad and talks to those who know her best.
UEFA Euro 2012 Magazine Show
All eyes are on Poland and Ukraine this summer, the two countries hosting the UEFA European Championships. Favourites Spain, with their galácticos from Real Madrid and wizards from Barcelona, are the current European champions, so they'll be going for a unique treble. For all low down on the tournament and an in-depth look at the England team, check out the UEFA Euro 2012 Magazine Show.