Dr Helen Czerski goes on a spectacular journey to the extremes of the temperature scale, where everyday laws of physics break down and a new world of scientific possibility begins.
Earth’s Natural Wonders are among the most extreme places to live on the planet. From soaring mountains to deep oceans, people need bravery and ingenuity to survive within them.
Medical journalist Michael Mosley teams up with scientists whose latest research is turning common knowledge about fitness on its head.
In the UK over £9 billion a year are spent on beauty products that promise to improve and transform us. But how much of what these products promise is based in scientific evidence, and how much is simply marketing manipulation?
Susan Calman hosts the series in which three amateur sleuths try to solve a fictional murder after meeting the suspects and uncovering the clues.
Angela Rippon and Dr Chris van Tulleken team up with scientists to turn back the clock on a group of volunteers, showing what can be done to reverse the ageing process. Over the course of three months, the volunteers are put through a variety of tests and placed on a lifestyle plan to turn back the clock on ageing, but will it work? Can they reverse their body age?
Fifteen years ago film-makers Alistair Scott and Douglas Campbell spent a year on the notorious Raploch Estate on the outskirts of Stirling, charting the lives of the many and varied characters who lived there.They found a huge variety of human endeavour and aspiration, from single mothers to aspiring footballers, a legendary teacher and those fighting heroin addiction.
Earlier in 2017, Alistair and Douglas were commissioned by BBC Scotland to produce a new documentary that would uncover what had happened to the original characters from all those years ago. Many were reluctant to participate again, but those who did take part gave a fascinating insight into changes that have taken place over the years.
Documentary marking the 20th anniversary of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, a defining moment in history which brought the world to a standstill. Narrated by Kate Winslet.
For decades, Margaret Atwood has been universally acclaimed as Canada’s greatest living writer. Fearlessly outspoken in life and in her work, Atwood has always been an unrelenting provocateur. Now at the age of 77, her star shines brighter and bolder than ever with an explosive television adaptation of her best-known work The Handmaid’s Tale, which was first published in 1985. It is a dystopian work of speculative fiction set in the future, which has drawn comparison with aspects of Donald Trump’s leadership, in particular the charges of misogyny which have inflamed anti-Trump campaigners across America.
Alan Yentob meets Margaret Atwood in Toronto and discovers how a childhood spent between the Canadian wilderness and the city helped shape her vision of herself and the world, set alight her imagination and set her forth on a path to literary success.
Presented by Jack Whitehall, this one-hour documentary celebrates 70 years of one of the greatest arts festivals in the world – from the idealism of its glorious beginnings in 1947, when the Edinburgh Festival was conceived as a ‘bond of reunion in a disintegrated world’, part of a healing process in the aftermath of the Second World War, to the birth of the Fringe the same year and the creative anarchy that it unleashed.