James May is on a mission to save modern man. A generation ago men were resourceful, practical and dependable band of brothers. Not any more. James leads a team of lost male souls on the invigorating path to enlightenment. Man Lab has already been sold to 138 countries around the world.
Inside the dark and forbidding world of Indiana State Prison. With unprecendented access to those facing execution and the 1900 men serving life inside its walls. The experience Sir Trevor notes ‘will stay with me for the rest of my life’.
Following on from his experience on death row comes two films where the legendary broadcaster meets some of America’s most violent and notorious women criminals. Sir Trevor visits two prisons in the State of Indiana with shocking consequences.
The majority of over 65s have been forced to retire, but it doesn’t mean they don’t still have skills and experience. From catering to gardening, DIY to hairdressing, Mary Portas is searching far and wide to recruit an army of old people who may have been cast aside by society, but still have much to offer. As the agency finds new job opportunities, does this army of pensioners still have what it takes to make it in the modern world whilst delivering the lost service, skills and business etiquette of yesteryear?
George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. He even tries making one of his own.
Currently filming series 3 & 4 for Channel Four.
The Danish version of amazing spaces is now in production.
When a very young Hugh Laurie heard Professor Longhair’s seminal album Live on the Queen Mary recorded in 1975, it changed his life. Now a musician in his own right he takes us on a road trip across America which climax’s in one very special night onboard that legendary ship.
Plum brings a completely new and mesmerising talent to the cooking world. Cordon Bleu trained Rachel Khoo is Croydon born but lives in Paris. From her tiny but charming little flat she produces some wonderful twists on classic French food.
A brand new 30 episode cookery quiz format for Channel 4 presented by chef Simon Rimmer. Two teams answer questions to win good or bad ingredients. Whatever the teams end up with they have to cook a dish using all the ingredients and hope it’s good enough to win.
Ronnie Corbett shows just how potty the British public are about their pets. He takes viewers into a colourful, entertaining and sometimes downright bizarre world where pet owners and breeders put their beloved animals centre stage.
Sir Trevor McDonald takes an unforgettable adventure down the most historic and epic river in the US. At 2320 miles long the mighty Mississippi is the perfect prism through which to tell the story of America.
Squatters are often portrayed as anti-social, drug-taking freeloaders, who contribute nothing to society. But is that really the case? Richard Madeley is on a mission to meet Britain’s squatters, to see what their lives are really like and find out why they squat.
Stefan Gates immerses himself in the extraordinary world of hardcore insect eating as he discovers that insects aren’t just healthy, they might be able to help save our planet. Stefan goes on a food adventure to meet the people in Thailand and Cambodia who hunt, eat and sell edible bugs for a living.
Gok Wan travels through his ancestral homeland of China to reveal the sheer scale, ingenuity and variety of its manufacturing explosion.
In this BAFTA nominated and Guinness world record-breaking hit series, James May takes some of Britain’s best-loved toys and puts generations of families at the heart of some ambitious toy adventures. Along the way he builds a full-size Lego house out of three and half million bricks, wins the People’s Choice award at the Chelsea Flower Show for his Plasticine garden, and constructs a 75ft bridge made entirely out of Meccano. Toy Stories has been sold to 126 countries around the world.
Michael Portillo explores the Spanish side of Picasso, the works he produced and the compelling character of the great master. He studies the legendary political canvas, Guernica, which details the Spanish civil war, without which Michael’s family would have a very different story.
Steve Jones travels with his brothers and father to one of the most inhospitable terrains on earth – the Kalahari Desert. The Jones boys will have to pull their weight amongst the Bushmen of the Kalahari for a week as they hunt, kill and eat wild animals, build fires, dance and sleep under the stars and brave the San’s Bushmen’s traditional dress.
Wayne Rooney returns with an even bigger competition that pits some of Britain’s best street footballers against each other in a series of public, skills-based challenges.
In these two epic series Sir Trevor McDonald leaves the tourist trail and embarks on an incredible journey of discovery experiencing the contrasting people, places and cultures of both the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
A major documentary event starring one of the world’s greatest footballers, Cristiano Ronaldo. This film has been seen in over 100 countries. The film tests Ronaldo’s mental and physical strength, through a series of dramatic challenges designed by the world’s leading sport scientists.
Are E Numbers a culinary evil or saviour of the human race? Stefan Gates presents a mischievous and myth-busting series looking at the three hundred plus additives and preservatives that much of our food contains and that most of us couldn't live without.
Over one glorious summer, camper van-lover and passionate foodie Martin Dorey journeys around Britain on the ultimate escapist adventure - celebrating the freedom of camper van living.
Filmed over a summer in a typical hard-drinking British town – Colchester, Essex – this documentary tells the story of the paramedics and the patients they treat.
Feasts follows presenter Stefan Gates as he immerses himself in some of the most extraordinary feasts and festivals on earth, sampling a variety of stunning local foods along the way.
In a World Cup year we select England’s worst ever football team, celebrating some of the worst players ever to put on an England shirt. It’s not just footballing crimes that are on trial; our final XI are also judged by off-field misdemeanours including bad behaviour, dodgy haircuts and recording some of the worst football songs of all time.
A landmark documentary that crosses the frontiers of night to take a cinematic and poetic look at the lives that take place while most of us are asleep. Narrated by Zoe Wannamaker.