Professor Brian Cox explores the dramatic lives of the eight majestic planets/worlds that make up our solar system.
The car. The aeroplane. The smartphone. The rocket. The robot. The telescope. We take these devices for granted, yet each one is a pinnacle of human achievement – with a story that stretches far back in time.
They’re the result of thousands of years of accidents, breakthroughs, insights and wonders. Each was born out of a fundamental human need – to travel, to communicate, or to explore.
This series is a mind-blowing voyage through the history of our species, told through the lens of six iconic technological landmarks. It reveals how science, invention, accident and discovery built on one another in surprising and interconnected ways to create not just the modern world, but the modern human being.
Behind each bag of chips, can of beer, bar of chocolate, and loaf of bread is a mega-industrial production line that brings each product to the masses. Food Factory is a mesmerising behind-the-scenes peek into the weird and wonderful processes that produce everyone’s favourite foods.
From fresh ingredients to finished products, Food Factory reveals in awe-inspiring detail just how mass-produced favourites are really made. Put on a hard hat and get ready to meet the food!
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown follows host Anthony Bourdain, world-renowned chef, bestselling author and multiple-Emmy winning television personality as he travels across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals.
A tropical storm is coming. Families are fleeing. But hurricane-tracker Josh Morgerman is driving in the opposite direction, and into the heart of some of the world’s most devastating hurricanes. Join Josh as he tracks down tropical storms across the Americas, East Asia and the Western Pacific.
Experience a hurricane at close quarters, as trees and houses are ripped from the ground and thrown skyward, and watch as rescue crews work tirelessly to save families caught in the storm. Finally, witness communities come together and help each other endure, rebuild and move on.
Professor Brian Cox explores the past, present and future of space flight. He meets key players from Nasa and leading private space companies Virgin Galactic and SpaceX; takes the controls in a Galactic flight simulator; and visits the world’s first commercial space port in New Mexico.
Cox witnesses spaceship test flights in the Mojave Desert and asks the question – what it is that keeps mankind reaching for the moon?
Follow 12 ordinary people as they take on a demanding training regime to prove they’ve got what it takes to become an astronaut.
The candidates push themselves to the limit, taking on challenges including surviving the forces of a simulated space launch in a centrifuge and a ride onboard the infamous ‘vomit comet’, all while being assessed by a doctor, a psychologist and experienced astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Who will have the strength to overcome the punishing training schedule and take on the toughest job in the universe?
8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds. That’s the total duration of the Apollo 11 moon mission. But we only saw a fraction of what happened. Using cutting-edge special effects and previously classified cockpit audio, 8 Days recreates the crucial scenes that were never filmed.
The first sight of the moon. The dramatic touchdown. The nail-biting journey home. Original archive footage is seamlessly blended with newly shot film to create a new view of history. This is the untold story of the most important space mission ever flown. And it’s a giant leap for documentary storytelling.
July 1969. America made history and sent the first humans to the moon. Two immersive documentaries retell this extraordinary moment in history and allow viewers to experience the moon landing, live in their living rooms.
Episode One relives the drama of the launch, while Episode Two focuses on the nail-biting landing. Moon Landing also reveals how close the mission came to failing: Neil Armstrong was forced to take over manual control, and landed with just 30 seconds of fuel to spare.
Nasa footage and international broadcasts from the time bring history bursting back into life. Step back in time, and witness the most famous leap forward for mankind.
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.