Land of Extremes

Arctic Secrets ep. 1 – Land of Extremes

Embark on a journey into the world's most unforgiving arctic zones, where land and ice are inseparably joined. Swim through the mammoth Mackenzie Delta, or explore the great tundra of Nunavik. These hostile regions yield little for the hardy wildlife and local Inuit tribes that wait patiently for an all-too-brief summer. Arctic Secrets ep. 1 ...

Homer's Odyssey

Gods and Monsters – Homer’s Odyssey

Virginia Woolf said that Homer's epic poem the Odyssey was 'alive to every tremor and gleam of existence'. Following the magical and strange adventures of warrior king Odysseus, inventor of the idea of the Trojan horse, the poem can claim to be the greatest story ever told. Now British poet Simon Armitage goes on his ...

Art of Eternity

Art of Eternity

Andrew Graham-Dixon unravels the mysteries of the art of the pre-perspective era. He traces the beginnings of Christian art in Rome, Egypt and medieval France. How should art depict the relationship between man and God? How can art best express eternal values? Can you and should you portray the face of Christ? For over 1,000 years these ...

Apples - British to the Core

Apples – British to the Core

Horticulturalist Chris Beardshaw uncovers the British contribution to the history of our most iconic fruit. He reveals the 'golden age', when the passion and dedication of Victorian gardeners gave us more varieties than anywhere else in the world.  Chris also finds out how the remarkable ingenuity of a small group of 20th century British ...

Is God an Alien Concept

Through the Wormhole episode 40 – Is God an Alien Concept ?

Is God worshipped in other worlds, across the cosmos? How might alien deities differ from our own? The answer may lie buried on Earth. Animal behaviorists are testing elephants and finding them capable of having spiritual thoughts. Artificial intelligence researchers are building enlightened robots that contemplate the divine. Meanwhile, cosmologists are looking for universal equations ...

Gardening Australia ep. 22 2018

Gardening Australia ep. 22 2018

Josh Byrne takes us on a tour of WA's best wildflowers, Sophie Thomson visits a date farm, Millie Ross & Squid go hunting for truffles and Tino Carnevale checks out the giant pumpkins at an old-style country show. For almost 30 years Gardening Australia has provided practical, trustworthy and credible gardening advice to inspire and ...

Churchill’s Desert War: The Road to El Alamein

Churchill's Desert War: The Road to El Alamein -  On 13 September 1940, 80,000 Italian troops marched into Egypt to threaten the epicentre of the British Empire at a critical point in the Second World War.   By 1942, the desert skirmish in North Africa had become pivotal to what was by then a truly ...

Beechgrove Garden episode 10 2018

The Beechgrove Garden episode 10 2018

After being awarded both the coveted Chelsea 'Best in Show' and gold medal, Chris is back to Beechgrove Garden episode 10 2018 to tend to the rose garden. Meanwhile, Jim reviews the progress of his previously sickly houseplant collection.  Brian is creating a new natural feature to ebb and flow by Beechgrove's waterfall using ...

Did God Create Evolution

Through the Wormhole episode 39 – Did God Create Evolution?

Is life the product of evolution or is it thanks to the guiding hand of God? Believers in Intelligent Design argue complex life could not have evolved randomly. One evolutionary scientist is filling in the gaps in the fossil record by bringing extinct creatures back to life as robots.   An engineer has discovered a ...

The Hundred Years War

Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War

Dr Janina Ramirez follows the momentous and nation-shaping war between England and France. The Hundred Years War part 1 - Trouble in the Family: 1337-1360   Dr Janina Ramirez explores the fallout of the longest and bloodiest divorce in history, when little England dared to take on the superpower France. Edward III rips up the medieval ...