1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society.
The Tube is full of surprising oddities and historical quirks. You probably walk right past a few every day, without ever noticing.
Buried Alive exposes some of the ugly truths about the nature of Western Democracy, the world media and third world colonialism. But the story of East Timor also presents the potential for individuals to effect change.
In 1990, paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete T-Rex ever found.
The US has operated military bases in Japan for six decades. Their presence has rubbed salt into unhealed wounds from the war, a complex trauma.
A poetic cine-essay about race and Australia’s colonised history and how it impacts into the present. When the filmmaker returns to Tasmania to make a film about her childhood she doesn’t know much about Aboriginal history,culture or colonisation.
Swinging from old to new, this documentary gives a panoramic view of the biggest construction boom in history and charts the modern face of Beijing and its newly iconic buildings.
A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, a twentieth century tragedy.
Relive the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, arguably the greatest cricket tournament on the planet, from the stunning Opening Ceremony to its exciting climax in Mumbai.
A portrait of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley, his wife Elizabeth, and their spirit kept alive in the NSW country town of Bathurst for five decades since his death.
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate.
Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history's most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners' Strike.
Scott Walker is one of the most influential and enigmatic figures in rock history.
Could a regional love of hummus be the recipe for peace in the Middle East?
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of the wild fauna and flora, and grandiose landscapes.
When Father Peter Kennedy is sacked by the Catholic Church for unorthodox practices, a fight ensues that will result in one of the biggest rifts in the history of the Australian Catholic Church.
On 7 February 2009, Australia suffered its worst natural disaster in recorded history. A firestorm of cyclonic fury swept across Victoria and 173 lives were lost. Nowhere was the destruction more terrible than in the tiny hamlet of Strathewen.
A man ahead of his time, Eddie Koiki Mabo, left an indelible legacy to the people of Australia, reshaping the landscape and opening up possibilities that many never dreamed of.
Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity? PARTICLE FEVER gives audiences a front row seat to our generation's most significant scientific breakthrough as it happens.
The exploration of the traditional, complex, and secretive world of sake, often called Japanese rice wine, through the eyes of three distinctive outsiders who have devoted themselves to sake.