Documentary stories detailing America's determination to put a man on the moon ahead of Soviet Russia, beginning with how the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 compelled the USA to join the Space Race. Part 1 of 6.
Discover how we used the skies to navigate and tell time, and how we gave religious significance to the things we saw there. We finish on the cusp of a revolution that gave birth to the science of astronomy. Using breathtaking CGI, beautiful landscape footage and some of the most important astronomical artefacts, this is the beginning of our journey through the history of our understanding of the cosmos. Part 1 of 3.
The First World War shaped the twentieth century. It sparked the Russian Revolution and launched America as a world power. The fault line from its failed peace settlement led to a second terrible conflict barely twenty years later. We live with its unresolved consequences; in the Middle East, the Balkans and Ireland. Part 1 of 10.
Coastlines have captured the human imagination since the dawn of history, inspiring us to venture beyond the horizon. Along coasts, one element ends and another begins. No two days are ever the same on a coastline: the only thing that remains a constant is the timeless power of the sea. Part 6 of 6.