The story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most iconic and universal stories in all human history; one of the most important stories for three of the world's great religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Now, an astonishing recovery is challenging everything thought known about this Biblical legend. Dr Irving Finkel, armed with a 4000-year-old tablet, teams up with a group of maritime archaeologists and attempts to build the vessel that inspired the Biblical Ark.
Bulldozing Tibet's Past? - Is Beijing trying to consign Tibet’s ancient culture to history? Traditional houses are being replaced by modern, cheaper buildings in an effort to ‘modernise’ these earthquake-prone areas. Dateline finds Tibetans in fear of losing their architectural and cultural identity.
85 million people were employed as population police to enforce China’s one-child policy. Now it’s finally been abolished, what will become of these despised family planners and the imbalanced population they created?
British Muslims say they feel increasingly under threat in their own country, after a spike in racism following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Dateline examines the rising tide of hate crime - online and on the streets.“Vile pigs”, “desert cockroaches”, “get back to Africa”… This is the kind of abusive language some people in Britain are increasingly facing, both in person and online.
This documentary provides a portrait of the late Joe Sarno, one of the pioneering directors of the 1960s ‘sexploitation’ film genre. Known for a distinctly economic style and an abiding interest in tense, psycho-sexual character development, Sarno has come to be recognised as one of the true auteurs to emerge from the sexploitation form. The program includes archival footage from his films and interviews with Sarno, his wife, and expert cinephiles.
This documentary series explores the fact that from Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law; many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century. Filmed in locations across Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and America, this illuminating series brings to life some of the key characters of the era - Newton, Erasmus, Darwin, Voltaire, Diderot, Condorcet, Frederick the Great and Thomas Jefferson - and the ideas that shaped the world we live in today.