James May On The Moon
With his unique blend of energy and enquiry, James May takes an exhilarating look at the historic moon missions. The subject has remained a fascination for James since he watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take man's first steps on the moon four decades ago. Now he travels to America to meet three men who have walked on the moon, to discover how it felt and learn how 1960s technology managed to produce the most incredible machines in aviation history. (From the UK) (Documentary)
Gadget Man | Documentary
Filled to the brim with the most ambitious and innovative gadgets, Richard Ayoade shows how the humdrum of our daily lives can be spiced up no end with an injection of awe-inspiring gadgetry.
Fracking: The New Energy Rush
Geologist Iain Stewart investigates a new and controversial energy rush for the natural shale gas found deep underground. This new supply has slashed the price of electricity, kick started a renaissance in manufacturing and driven down carbon emissions. Getting it out of the ground involves hydraulic fracturing - or fracking. Iain travels to America to find to find out what it is, why it is a potential game changer and what we can learn from the US experience. He meets some of the people who…
Dreams Of A Life
A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph. This film is a tender, thoughtful and celebratory homage to Vincent’s life pieced together from interviews with her friends and dramatised scenes.
This documentary explores the ramifications of usually straight-laced ladies seeking sexual fulfillment with other women - not just the thrill of an occasional girlie snog, or the effects of augmented reality girl-on-girl porn – the real long-term implications. Delving deep into this very modern dilemma, it asks important questions: Why this trend is occurring now? Will same-sex attraction empower a new generation of women? (From the UK) (Documentary)
The Classical Revolution - Treasures Of Ancient Greece
Alastair Sooke unpicks the reasons behind the dazzling revolution that gave birth to classical Greek art, asking how the Greeks got so good so quickly. He travels to the beautiful Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, and to the island of Mozia to see the astonishing charioteer found there in 1979, and marvels at the athletic bodies of the warriors dragged from the seabed - the Riace Bronzes. It was a creative explosion that covered architecture, sculpting in marble, casting in bronze, even…