Feature-length documentary using archive footage and interviews to tell the story of the growth of Grand Prix and of the men who risked their lives to make it the greatest travelling show on Earth.
Animal Odd Couples
Liz Bonnin looks at some of the most unexpected friendships between animals and humans. In this episode, she finds out why animals of different species make friends with each other and asks could two animals of different species even fall in love?
David Bowie – Five Years
This feature-length BBC documentary could not be more timely, coming in the wake of its subject’s triumphant return with his acclaimed The Next Day album. The film rolls back the decades to offer an intimate portrait of five key years in David Bowie’s sensational career. It begins in the early 1970s, when Bowie waved goodbye to his Ziggy Stardust persona. Always a restless artist, he then entered a period of constant change and evolution, cropping up as the Soul Star of Young Americans, then the Thin White Duke, before decamping to Berlin in order to make his epochal Heroes album. Through archive footage and interviews with his closest collaborators, we discover how those crucial five years created a true modern icon.
In this episode of the fishing-vessel reality show, it’s October in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and every ship in the fleet — including two new boats — is looking to make a comeback in the 2012 King Crab season. But it won't be easy for any of them…
Fly-on-the-wall documentary following the everyday lives of those at Thornhill Community Academy, a secondary school in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. In this episode it’s the final months of school and the Year 11 students are preparing for life beyond Thornhill…
George Clark’s Amazing Spaces
George Clark explores the world of small builds, where people renovate tiny spaces. In this episode he meets a couple planning to transform an old wreck of a bus into a holiday let.
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 (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 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…)
This eye-opening documentary series depicts a year behind the scenes at Claridge’s, the five-star luxury hotel in the heart of Mayfair. In this first episode the housekeeping staff prepare to turn the entire third floor into a palace for foreign royalty.
Kingdom of the Oceans
Diving into the planet’s waters, Kingdom Of The Oceans features astonishing footage that showcases the majesty of the underwater world. Onboard we have the truly spectacular Giants of the Deep episode, where we see blue whales and hordes of tuna through the vast, blue, liquid expanse of the oceans.
Last Night of the Proms 2013
This year’s legendary Last Night begins with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includes a rare performance of Britten’s 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra.
Life According to Sam
Feature-length documentary about Sam Berns, a 17-year-old who suffers from the ageing condition progeria, and the two doctors racing to try and find a cure for him and children like him.
Fascinating series investigating the inner working of what you might say is the ultimate boy’s toy – the world’s most incredible factories. In this episode we’re granted a peek at the building of an Aston Martin Supercar.
Oliver Stone’s Untold Story of the United States
Episode six of the director’s documentary series deals with JFK's involvement in the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, early Vietnam, and his attempts at peace with Khrushchev. Plus, of course, his early, tragic demise.
Stories from the frontline in Afghanistan told by the young soldiers themselves. In this episode we join the Mercian Regiment’s second battalion as they enter a dangerous area of Helmand.
Richard III: The King in the Car Park
Was a skeleton found under a Leicester car park really Richard III? This documentary goes in search of the truth and, in scenes shot just hours before broadcast, reveals the results of the final tests that confirm or deny the body's identity.
Wonderland – Walking With Dogs
Acclaimed director Vanessa Engle approached people walking their pets on Hampstead Heath to discover why they have a dog and the role it plays in their lives. Their stories are moving, surprising and profound.