Dozens of babies from across Britain come together in this unique series exploring how the first two years of life shape the adults we become. A team of world-leading experts reveal new insights into the development of the baby brain.
Based in a specially constructed BabyLab, they explore everything from tantrums and laughing to empathy and learning.
This is one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive studies into the first two years of life ever attempted, shining a light on the inner workings of a baby’s mind and ultimately revealing what makes us all who we are.
Singapore’s Changi airport has been voted the world’s best airport for six years running. With unprecedented access to its dedicated staff of 40,000, we follow immigration teams, emergency crews, Singapore Airlines crew training, and customer services helping passengers through passport losses, Star Wars invasions, volcanic eruptions and more!
In a new exhilarating four part series, four celebrity duos put their driving skills and relationships to the test as they join in on a part of the Endurance Rally Association’s Road to Saigon. Whether family, friends or a couple, each team must pull together to get to the finish line of this gruelling challenge.
So join Noel Edmonds and his wife Liz; husband and wife Martin Kemp and Shirlie Kemp; cook Andi Oliver and her TV presenter daughter Miquita Oliver; and musicians Tinchy Stryder and Jordan Stephens for a journey through some of the least explored areas in the region.
Ben Fogle joins a variety of brave individuals who’ve chosen to venture down an alternative path. In this series, he meets Robert, a 70-year-old master craftsman who’s been living in the Arkansas wood for 20 years; Judith, a widow who – at 80 – has rejected a modern way of life and is determined to live alone in the wilds of Ireland; and Julien, a Canadian living as a Buddhist monk in the remote jungles of Thailand.
He also meets a nomadic family of four exploring New Zealand’s wild landscapes, a Norwegian adventurer who lives on her own island in the Arctic Circle, and a couple who’ve spent 12 years walking around the world and are now hiking across the mountains of Bulgaria.
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan joins a groundbreaking project rescuing orphaned baby grizzly bears with the hope of rearing them and returning them safely to the wild. He arrives at the Bubonitsy Orphan Bear Rescue Centre, Russia in the depths of winter as new bear cubs arrive from all over the country.
Gordon must quickly get to grips with being mother bear – from keeping the orphans warm to bottle feeding them day and night. He has just six months to get them ready to survive back in the wild without their mothers. It’ll be a bittersweet and tense moment when he has to release them. Will the bears manage to build a den to keep them safe for winter? Will the bears survive alone in the wild? And ultimately will the project be a success?
From the face mites on our eyelashes to the amoebae that reproduce in our mouths, we all act as hosts to parasites - and we barely give them a second thought. In this programme, Michael Mosley infects himself with some of the most powerful and surprising of these organisms to find out how this fascinating relationship works, from the disgusting tapeworm to head lice and leeches.
He is carefully monitored over a period of weeks as his parasites get used to their new home, revealing how an infestation takes hold and the effect it has on the human body. He also explores the growing scientific evidence that suggests some parasites might even be beneficial…Over the weeks, Michael itches and scratches his way to a newfound respect for these fascinating organisms.
Travel Man is back! This season acclaimed director, author and BAFTA winning actor Richard Ayoade will go to:
New York: Richard and comedian Katherine Ryan spend a fast and funny 48 hours in New York. They visit the Met, learn to roller blade and discover the cronut.
Naples: Richard and Jack Dee spend a non-stop weekend in Naples. They tour the city by scooter, visit the Isle of Capri and learn the secrets of Neapolitan pizza.
Helsinki: Hollywood actor Paul Rudd joins Richard to discover the delights of Helsinki. Expect kayaks, saunas and salty sweets.
Lisbon: Richard and Adam Buxton enjoy the ultimate 48hours in Lisbon. They sight see by tuk tuk, feast on tinned fish and see an operation at the doll hospital
BBC Earth seeks to inspire audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of our universe. The channel showcases the work of the world’s foremost factual film-makers and it seeks to take audiences on a thrilling journey of discovery.
From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.