Status Anxiety

Status Anxiety

Why doesn’t money (usually) buy happiness? Alain de Botton breaks new ground for most of us, offering reasons for something our grandparents may well have told us, as children.It is rare, and pleasing, to see a substantial philosophical argument sustained

Long Way Round

Long Way Round

Long Way Round is a documentary television series documenting the journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York on motorcycles.They traveled eastwards through Europe and Asia, flew to Alaska and continued by road from there to

Tetris: From Russia with Love

Tetris: From Russia with Love

This is the story behind the fiendishly addictive game, a tale of high stakes, intimidation and legal feuds set against the backdrop of Cold War tensions between East and West.Blocks of different sizes fall from the top of the screen.

One Night in Bhopal

One Night in Bhopal

The Bhopal disaster is one of the world’s worst industrial disasters in the history of mankind. The explosion at Union Carbide plant located at the heart of the city of Bhopal caused a release of toxic gas rolled along the

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

This fascinating documentary examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng and his 30 year command of a gigantic Ming fleet.The Chinese court burned all records of Admiral Zheng’s daring voyages and achievements, and unwittingly created

Weapons that Made Britain

Weapons that Made Britain

In this five-part series, presenter Mike Loades takes us on a fascinating tour of medieval arms and armor, and demonstrates their central role in key events in British history.As an expert who trains people how to use medieval weapons, Mike