7:50PM, Friday 31 Mar
Life's Rocky Start
NOVA: Four and a half billion years ago, the young earth was a hellish place—a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases and lightning flashing through a thin, torrid atmosphere. With no protective ozone layer, ultraviolet radiation sterilised Earth’s hot, bleak surface. Then, in a process that has puzzled...
11:05AM, Saturday 01 Apr
Enemy of the Reich
Throughout the 1930s, an unimaginable evil tore through Europe, as Hitler's Third Reich terrorised its way to domination. During these tumultuous times, a young Muslim woman living in Paris found her calling. Noor Inayat Khan grew up in a home that fostered faith and hope. Leading with her heart, she overcame her quiet nature and joined Winston...
7:50PM, Monday 03 Apr
Giraffes: The Forgotten Giants
An exciting look into the secret life of giraffes, as scientists race to solve the last pieces of code about how these magnificent creatures communicate. The documentary introduces us to a number of individual giraffes - both in the wild in Africa and in captivity in North America, and we meet the scientists who trace the life cycle of the grand...
9:00PM, Monday 03 Apr
1945: The Year That Changed the World: The Beginning of the End
January and February. Tensions between the Allies mount. The British want to strike into the heart of Germany but the Americans are cautious and don't want to loose men. This allows the Russians to advance deep into Eastern Europe. Churchill did not trust Stalin, but he didn't know that Roosevelt was also manoeuvring behind his back. This double...
9:00PM, Wednesday 05 Apr
Secrets of the Manor House
A hundred years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height. It was a world of luxury and privilege that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of films and costume dramas to this day. But what was really going on behind those stately walls? This programme looks beyond fiction to the truth behind life in these ancient British...
7:50PM, Friday 07 Apr
Born in Hawaii in the 1880s, the ukulele was so easy to play that by the '20s, it was the most popular instrument in the American home. But then the rise of the rock and roll guitar pushed the uke into unfashionable obscurity. Until now that is, when in the internet age, the instrument is making a comeback and a new generation is rediscovering a...
11:00AM, Saturday 08 Apr
Secrets of Chatsworth House
On an estate the size of Washington, DC sits Chatsworth, home to the Dukes of Devonshire, one of the grandest aristocratic dynasties in England. The tales of intrigue, tragedy and scandal of this great family are inextricably intertwined with those of the house itself, from the decadent life of the shockingly glamorous Duchess Georgiana, to the...
4:00PM, Saturday 08 Apr
Secrets of Althorp: The Spencers
Nestled on over 14,000 acres of English countryside is Althorp House, the childhood home and final resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. Nineteen generations of Spencers, one of Britain's most eminent aristocratic dynasties, have lived there for over 500 years. The estate is now in the hands of Diana's brother Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer,...
7:50PM, Monday 10 Apr
In Defense of Food
What should we eat? Until the early 20th century, the answer to this question was simply dictated by what was grown nearby, readily available, and unspoiled. But 100 years later, the struggle over what to eat has become one of the most complicated, confounding and urgent battles facing the world. Based on Michael Pollan's best-selling book, 'In...