May 22, 2011, the costliest tornado in American history struck Missouri. carving a mile-wide swathe of destruction. Scientists descended on the city to find out what made this tornado so destructive.
Since its launch, the Hubble Telescope has returned images of unprecedented beauty of a dynamic and changing universe. By looking closely at these images, Hubble’s Enduring Legacy reveals the findings of astronomers over its remarkable history.
The Cholesterol Question features the world’s leading scientific authorities who reveal the latest insights and dispel age-old myths. This is essential science at its most gripping.
It used to be just for kids, but not anymore. ADHD: Not Just For Kids dispels the myths about this neurobiological syndrome that children and adults often live with unrecognised for years.
Sleep has long been regarded as nothing more than a way to charge our batteries. But what if it can control our weight, allow us to make memories, and help us to fight off diseases like Alzheimer’s?
She was born into Hollywood royalty – the daughter of Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland, but life for Liza has not been easy. Nonetheless Liza’s talent as a performer has always shone through.
This shy, Brooklyn boy became the biggest selling recording artist with 10 number one singles in the Billboard charts. His millions of enthusiastic fans have remained loyal over the decades and his live shows still sell out around the world.
Joan was a serious drama student until a movie studio offered her thousands to become a starlet and she never looked back. At 40 she became an international icon playing cougar and uber-bitch Alexis Colby on top soap Dynasty.
Fata and Yankuba are two young Gambians with ambitious dreams, who fled dictatorship and poverty and landed in Naples.
What does it take to be part of this elite unit? We take you behind the scenes and discover how tough you need to be to earn this badge of honour.
Arnold’s is a classic rags-to-riches story, the American dream come true. Brought up in a poor family in Austria, he became a champion body-builder and Mr Universe. It gave him a ticket to America where he starred in a movie and married a Kennedy.
The Thai Marine Recon are one of the world’s elite special forces. Their job takes them deep behind enemy lines to clear the path before the main marine brigade hit the enemy.
Before large forces hit the combat zone, the Malaysian Army’s special forces unit GrupGerakKhas are the first men on the ground behind enemy lines.
Offering easy money with a quick loan, thousands in cash, no questions asked. But when a borrower can’t keep up with the payment terms, loan sharks strike mercilessly.
These days Sir Elton is rock royalty. He’s come a long way from his dorky school days when he went by the name Reginald Dwight, from massive specs and spandex, to Versace suits and wigs: Elton is an international institution.
The sex industry has been a major moneymaker for countless generations. Profiting from the trade are the pimps who earn their share illegally by enticing women into organised prostitution rings.
High-rollers, match fixers and gangsters. Illegal gambling rings profit in the millions, taking exorbitant bets, running underground casinos, even fixing professional baseball games.
Hired killers operate in organised networks in the gun-savvy capital of Philippines. As the bullets fly, gang wars rage in the streets while cops are gunned down and politicians fear for their lives.
From chart topping hits to being the youngest ever recipient of the Ivor Novello Award, George Michael’s success was astronomical. But it was his knack for reinvention which kept him in the public consciousness.
Marauders of the high seas. Outlaws of the ocean. They've been called many things, but these modern-day pirates are nothing like their storybook depictions. These are Southeast Asian pirates that are not to be trifled with.
Police estimate that 1.7 million people in the Philippines are addicted to drugs. Meet the real drug dealers and longtime addicts who are tangled in this lucrative underground trade, monitored closely by undercover agents.
We zoom in on Southeast Asian hotspots spanning Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia where illegal dealers, helpless victims and fierce authorities reveal true accounts of this intricate crime world.
Madonna is the mistress of re-invention and understands the power of the visual image. From her days as a “Boy Toy” via the “Material Girl” to her latest incarnation as a movie director, she has never lost ability to shock and grab headlines.
Sexual predators of children are among the most heinous criminals in the world. We go deep into this vile underground industry and document real life accounts of shocking stories from victims of child sex exploitation.
Liz was a child-star brought up and schooled on the MGM lot. Her image and story has been at the heart of all the biggest changes in celebrity culture.
Tracing the highs and lows of William and Kate’s rollercoaster relationship, the programme asks how the famous couple deal with press attention and uncovers their secret love trysts.
A fascinating exploration into the failings of the early official investigation into the 1997 car crash that killed Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul.
Diana: The Inquest takes a remarkable look at the mysterious beginnings and proceedings of the British inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul.
Home to the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and the footballing feet of Lionel Messi, this week Smart Cities travels to Barcelona.
There’s no denying that Shenzhen fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. But does that make it a smart city? Host Jason Pomeroy finds out.
Smart Cities, travels to Amsterdam, where the Dutch have a very relaxed view about technology.
In the pilot episode of Smart Cities, architect Jason Pomeroy visits one of the world’s pioneering smart cities - Songdo, South Korea.
In the world of computer games, there are players earning fight money as a pro. From the game “STREET FIGHTER”, there are even professional star players who achieve great fame and money.
Architect Jason Pomeroy travels to Higashimatsushima in Japan, the hardest hit city of the Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
How does the smart city of Bandung harness the power of social media? Architect Jason Pomeroy is about to find out.
Better living, stronger communities, and opportunities for all – this week on Smart Cities host Jason Pomeroy comes home to Singapore.
Can a smart city be inclusive? Can it improve the lives of all it’s people? Architect Jason Pomeroy travels to Ahmedabad to find out.
During her time in Northern Ireland, Penelope visits one of the lesser known royal residencies; Hillsborough Castle.
The second episode sees Penelope delve into the drama which surrounded Mary Queen of Scots at The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The Thunde Boat is a true "Swiss knife", acting simultaneously as an aircraft base, a commandment post and is equipped as a floating hospital, with the ability to shelter troops, helicopters and vehicles.
Johannesburg is considered the most uranium-contaminated city in the world. Waste dumps from around 600 abandoned mines sit next to residential communities, blowing polluted dust into homes and contaminating soil and water supplies.
The Citarum river in Indonesia is the world's most polluted river. The Green Warriors team analyzed water samples, rice, children's hair, etc. and found out many toxic chemicals are endangering the lives of the 14 million Indonesians using the water.
More and more businesses are promising to recycle, including Coca-Cola, a group selling 4000 plastic bottles every second. Can we depend on promises made by these multinationals? We discover that their promises are as sugar-filled as their products.
Paris' metro is the heart of the city. With 220 km of rail, 302 stations and 13 lines, it transports more than five million people daily. Construction tested many methods: wooden tunnels, ground freezing systems, and submerged chambers in the Seine.
For anyone who has experienced a debilitating migraine headache, this condition is no mystery. But for the rest of the world, it's one of the least funded, least understood, and most confounding chronic conditions.