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Aerial AmericaSeries 2 Episode 3: South Carolina
The spirit and history of the South imbue this flight across a state named in honour of King Charles I. From Fort Sumter, where America's Civil War started, to cypress swamps and stunning beaches.
Aerial AmericaSeries 1 Episode 5: Tennessee
An aerial tour from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Ole Opry and from Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion to a legendary whiskey distillery. Tennessee tells the story of America's expansion west.
Aerial AmericaSeries 5 Episode 1: Texas
The larger than life 'Lone Star State' boasts rugged canyons, deserts, historic ranches and modern cities. It also has the Alamo and the Rio Grande, the river that is its natural border with Mexico.
Aerial AmericaSeries 1 Episode 42: The Dakotas
An aerial tour over the Dakotas reveals their wild beauty, catches the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and showcases the heart of fracking as oil wells spew flames that are visible from space.
Aerial AmericaSeries 5 Episode 4: Utah
Utah's fascinating history ranges from the cannibalism of the Donner Party to the growth of Mormonism into a world religion.
Aerial AmericaSeries 1 Episode 6: Vermont
The breathtaking beauty of Vermont, especially when the autumn leaves turn its hills a fiery red, makes a spectacular aerial tour. It's the home of Ben and Jerry's ice cream and a British army defeat.
This episode of the documentary series highlights the lands and the people that helped Virginia to become known as the mother of all states. The home of many leaders of a fledgling young nation, witness the lands that they founded and fought over, from Jamestown Island and Yorktown to Richmond and Petersburg.
Food FactoriesHow They Work: Sweet Treats
Gregg Wallace unpacks the amazing engineering behind his favourite manufacturing machines, from gravity-defying contraptions sorting biscuit dough to robot devices creating chocolate eggs.
Food FactoriesHow They Work: Drinks
Gregg Wallace gets his hands on ingenious machines that keep Britain hydrated, including the beer can filler that uses suckers and spinners to liquidate cans faster than the naked eye can see.
Inside the FactorySeries 2 Episode 1: Cereal
Gregg Wallace receives a load of corn fresh off the boat from Argentina and follows its journey through the largest breakfast cereal factory in Europe as it is cooked, milled and flavoured to become Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. He'll discover how they can produce more than a million boxes of cereal every 24 hours and distribute them all over the UK, Europe and across the globe, as far away as Malaysia.
Epic Warrior WomenSeries 1 Episode 4
DNA tests of skeletons in Sweden challenge the idea that all Viking warriors were men. Recreating the life of a young Viking woman who becomes the garrison commander in Birka.
Sacred SitesTemples of Priestesses
New discoveries reveal the astonishing role of women in the ancient world. From goddesses to matriarchies to witch trials, these are women's stories written out of history.
Catastrophes have destroyed civilisations in the past. From pandemics to climate collapse and asteroid crashes, ancient disasters reveal much about today's world and also the future.
Tomb HuntersSeries 1 Episode 1: Secrets of the Mega-Tomb
Egyptian archaeologists discover a vast burial chamber filled with over a hundred coffins. Explore this giant tomb and find out what can it reveal about the Egyptian way of death.
Tomb HuntersSeries 1 Episode 2: Mystery of the Painted Mummy
Archaeologists discover a mysterious 2600-year-old coffin with a remarkable secret. Discover what it reveals about the land of the living in this ancient civilisation.
Tomb HuntersSeries 1 Episode 3: Tomb of the Pyramid Judge
Archaeologists discover a mysterious new rock-cut tomb dating to Egypt's Old Kingdom and discover secrets hidden since the Age of the Pyramids.
Tomb HuntersSeries 1 Episode 4: Rise of the Greeks
As the full extent of the stunning mega-tomb is revealed, archaeologists discover a burial shaft filled with gilded coffins. The experts try to understand what happened to this necropolis during last days of ancient Egypt.
Angkor: Land of the GodsSeries 1 Episode 1: Empire Rising
The epic story of Angkor Wat, one of the wonders of the world and the largest religious building on Earth. Cambodia's jungles reveal a civilisation which ruled most of Southeast Asia.
Angkor: Land of the GodsSeries 1 Episode 2: Throne of Power
The rise of Jayavarman VII, king of the Khmer Empire, and the growth of architectural wonders in Cambodia's ancient city of Angkor Thom during his reign, including the Bayon temple.
Wonders of BurmaShrines of Gold
In Burma, temples, stupas and statues of gold, including the golden pagoda of Mt. Kyaiktiyo and the Mahamuni Buddha Temple, pop out in the green landscape.
Wonders of BurmaMyths and Magic
It began with one of the greatest religious reformations in Asia, and led to one of the most astonishing marvels made by humans: the glittering, golden pagodas and ancient buildings of Myanmar.
Since their first appearance in the 8th century, Japans famous elite warriors are celebrated for their courage, formidable fighting techniques and above all, their code of honour. But do these Far Eastern knights really measure up to their heroic image? Now, for the first time, the drama documentary reveals the unknown dark side of the Samurai, a fascinating tale of forbidden love, extreme cruelty and treachery.
Samurai Warrior Queens
A remarkable tale of courage and tragedy in this documentary about Takeko Nakano, a young Japanese woman who led an all-female fighting squad in one of the Samurai's final battles.
Ninja: Shadow Warriors
Stunning documentary revealing the true history and fighting skills of the infamous ninja warriors of Japan, featuring an interview with one of the last surviving ninja masters.