Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure ep.6

On the final leg of Hairy Bikers Mediterranean Adventure, the bikers are travelling through southern Spain in the footsteps of the Moors, heading for Costa del Sol and the midsummer festival of San Juan.   They begin their exploration of the Moorish influence on the culture and cuisine of Spain in Valencia. Renowned as one ...

Cosmic Dawn

Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation

Astronomers are now trying to witness the cosmic dawn. For the first time they have the tools to explore the very first stars of the universe and to tell the scientific story of our creation.   Forget the big bang. The real moment of creation was the cosmic dawn - the moment of first light. ...

Beechgrove Garden episode 10 2016

The Beechgrove Garden episode 10 2016

In Beechgrove Garden episode 10 2016 the team take a break from the garden to be at Gardening Scotland, the biggest gardening show north of the border. The cream of British growers will be there, with everything from pansies to pelargoniums and cacti to clematis in a stunning floral frenzy.   We see those who are ...

roasted pork with tumbet

Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure ep.5

Up until now, on this epic 3000-mile journey across the Mediterranean, the Hairy Bikers have met people deeply embedded in their cuisine and culture. This time, it is about the British influence in the Med from the 17th century until today. In this episode, the bikers are visiting two of the Balearic Islands - Minorca ...

Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure ep.4

Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure ep.4

In Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure ep.4, the bikers are in mainland France, in Provence. They begin their journey in Marseille, one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean, where the population is as diverse as the Mediterranean itself. They meet Moroccan-born Fatima, who runs a welcome centre where recent immigrants can cook and eat together. ...

Beechgrove Garden episode 9 2016

The Beechgrove Garden episode 9 2016

In the Beechgrove Garden episode 9 2016 , Jim is dealing with hardy veg in the veg plot, while Carole is starting off some tender veg in the poly tunnel. Brian Cunningham, head gardener of Scone Palace, is back at Beechgrove to finish the new alpine garden planting.   Carole also visits Mike and Sue ...

Sicily - The Wonder of the Mediterranean

Sicily: The Wonder of the Mediterranean

Historian Michael Scott journeys through Sicily to find out how 3,000 years of conquest and settlement have shaped the identity of the island we see today. Sicily: The Wonder of the Mediterranean Part 1 :   Historian Michael Scott begins his journey through Sicily on the slopes of Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. For ...

Great Escape at Dunkirk

Great Escape at Dunkirk

As France fell to the German armies in May 1940, 300,000 Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Their annihilation seemed certain - a disaster that could have led to Britain's surrender. But then, in a last-minute rescue dramatized in Christopher Nolan's recent film, Royal Navy ships and a flotilla of tiny civilian ...

food adventure

Nigel Slater’s Middle East – Iran ep.3

Nigel Slater's Middle Eastern food adventure concludes by visiting a country shrouded in mystery and often in the headlines - Iran. Here Nigel sets out to discover the secrets of Persian food, one of the oldest and most influential cuisines in the world.   He begins his journey in the bustling capital Tehran, where he ...

Roswell

Ancient Aliens – Beyond Roswell

The U.S. military has long denied that the infamous 1947 Roswell crash was anything other than a weather balloon, but FBI files released in 2011 include a memo to J. Edgar Hoover regarding the recovery of not one, but three "flying saucers." Could the U.S. government really have extraterrestrial crafts in their possession? Ancient Astronaut ...