An emotional and cinematic journey through an astonishing area of medicine, where often the patients have yet to draw their first breath. A prenatal scan reveals a problem – spina bifida, lungs that aren’t developing, a hernia. It’s every prospective parent’s worst nightmare, a situation beyond hope. Or is it? Follow the pioneering surgeons performing remarkable surgeries on babies, some still in the womb. Watch as they insert shunts into tiny lungs and put hearts no bigger than a walnut on bypass. And meet the families given new hope thanks to these awe-inspiring surgical interventions.
Professor Alice Roberts joins Professor Mike Parker Pearson on a decade-long historical quest to discover the origins of Stonehenge, as cutting edge research reveals the iconic monument's oldest secret.
Impossible Railways is a unique science and history series that showcases some of the world’s most extraordinary railways, and the daring engineering, that made them possible.
Since their meteoric rise in the 19th Century, railways have been at the forefront of modern engineering and transport. They have conquered the World’s mightiest mountains, crossed the wildest waters, penetrated great wildernesses, and mastered the urban streets.
Using a trademark combination of exclusive access, exciting graphics and stunning footage, experts tell the remarkable story of each railway, for whom no obstacle is too great. As the series captures the design breakthroughs, it heralds the pioneers who have embraced nature and physical challenges, to create a truly remarkable, global railway network.
Writer and comedian, Sara Pascoe travels to Cuba to learn and try out the unique jobs put at risk by the country’s increased exposure to commercialism. Among the workers she meets are a mattress magician, a cigar factory reader and a family who climb giant coconut trees to make a local sweet.
Day Zero seeks to illuminate how humanity is rapidly consuming Earth’s precious, ancient, fresh water supplies and simultaneously removing nature’s ability to replenish them. In seeking out the voices of ordinary people who are battling water stress, the film embarks on journey through time and space, to demonstrate the proximity of the moment – Day Zero – when our fresh water supplies will have been exhausted in service to the comforts and privileges of modern life.
Faced with the unprecedented stress and upheaval of lockdown, many of us found ourselves giving into temptation, overindulging in comfort foods and booze. As a nation we’ve consumed far more and exercised much less and as a result piled on the pounds. In his first outing, Dr Michael Mosley will devise a plan that make us feel good while it overhauls our health.
This season, Neil and his crew of co-presenters journey farther and wider than ever before, giving viewers a first-class ticket to a host of spectacular coastlines from their homes. In season four, Neil visits eight stunning coastlines around Australia. Joined by palaeontologist-explorer Professor Tim Flannery; marine ecologist Professor Emma Johnston; historian Dr Alice Garner; marine biologist Dr Dean Miller and introducing brand new co-presenter, Indigenous archaeologist Dave Johnston, Neil and the team set out to investigate and capture the most fascinating stories around the edge of Australia, a blossoming nation built on an ancient land.
Climate change is testing human ingenuity to the limits. In many parts of the world, it’s already too late for prevention. This remarkable series asks: what’s being done in this battle for survival, and is it working? Ade Adepitan travels to the frontline of the battle against climate change. He meets the ordinary people facing rising sea levels, drought, and forest fires, to see how they’re fighting to save their way of life and adapt to their new world. And he meets scientists and tech entrepreneurs searching for solutions
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.