From the moment they are born, every animal on the planet begins the same great and perilous journey - life. Like us, animals have to overcome both the struggle to reach adulthood and the unpredictable challenges thrown at them by their environment, their enemies and even their own families. Told from the perspective of individual animals, this captivating series follows the journey from birth to parenthood. Each episode focuses on one stage of life starting with those crucial first few days and moving through the challenges of the grown up world - from power struggles to the search for a suitable mate - and finally parenthood where survival of their own offspring, their legacy, becomes life's purpose. Every day these animals face triumph, tragedy, humour and joy. Life Story brings their experience to the screens in minute detail, showcasing their strength and fascinating ingenuity and bringing the drama and tension of the natural world to life.
Now & Next
Food Factory reveals the mouthwatering secrets behind some of our all-time favourite treats, from animal crackers and Hershey’s Kisses, to sweet potato fries, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and the vegetarian mayonnaise that came to its creator in a dream! While some are lovingly handcrafted in artisanal kitchens, others are mass-produced by robots on a mega-industrial scale. Either way, it’s a wild culinary ride as mountains of raw materials are transformed into the finished products we all know and love. Feast your eyes on this!
What Happened Next? Season 2
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? S2 is a fast-paced clip show that explores the science behind – and quizzes the viewer on – some of the most jaw-dropping footage of destruction, mayhem and amazing feats ever caught on camera. Each clip is paused right before its grand finale and the viewer is asked What Happened Next? Viewers are then presented with a number of incredible – but scientifically viable – options to choose from. When the grand finale is revealed, experts explain the science behind the results. With astounding footage, amazing science, ambitious stunts and layers of clever questions, this series delivers a nonstop succession of pub facts, each more brilliant than the last.
How do they do it?
As the modern world becomes increasingly sophisticated and mechanised, we grow further removed from the way things are made and how things are done - from the miraculous feats of engineering which underpin life in the 21st Century. As we reveal in HOW DO THEY DO IT? Season 12, our comfortable modern way of life relies on a great army of clanking, buzzing giant robot soos slaves hidden from view, in factories, down mines, up mountains and beneath the ocean. It relies on the problem-solving genius of engineers and the vision of industrial designers who are constantly striving to make things faster, cheaper, better.
Destroyed in Seconds
Ron Pitts, will bring you clip after clip of the most shocking destruction caught on tape. Destroyed in Seconds is meant not just shock and entertain, but education and explore what leads up to mass destruction and how, when applicable, families and communities bounce back from devastation