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.
In the Toy Story Specials, James attempts to build the longest model railway, fly a toy plane over the English Channel, race a bike made of Meccano around the Isle of Man’s TT track and break the speed of sound with Action Man.
Toy Stories has been sold to 126 countries around the world.
In this series, Trevor McDonald takes an immersive journey into the American Mafia gaining intimate access to people who have experienced first-hand the money, glamour and violence of America’s most famous organised crime network – most of whom have never appeared on television before.
Over two films, the veteran broadcaster delves into the lives of individuals who, with searing honesty, reveal what it means to belong to the Mob. From ‘made’ wiseguys who have risen to the heights of power and stolen millions of dollars, to hit men and enforcers who have committed the most shocking acts of violence on behalf of ‘the Family’, Trevor’s journey reveals a new and unique story of a world made famous by films such as The Godfather and Goodfellas and on television in The Sopranos.
This series features Cricket legend Freddie Flintoff and cycling fanatic and tree hugger Rob Penn as they embark on a most unusual summer adventure in the Great British outdoors.
Freddie and Rob are going to tour the British Isles in a mobile fish n chip van selling Britain’s favourite takeaway while indulging in the best the summer has to offer and meeting the people who get out and enjoy it, whatever the weather.
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 4 & 5 for Channel 4.
Amazing Spaces is also currently being made abroad in countries such as Denmark and Australia.
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.
George Clarke discovers what is really happening in the Great British shed and uncovers a world of glorious eccentricity when he presides over the prestigious ‘Shed Of The Year Competition’. And if you think Sheds were just a place to keep your garden tools, maybe you should think again.
There are sheds turned into replicas of the Titanic, old amusement parks, 1950’s diners, Elizabethan lodges, American frontier cabins and Tiki surf bars.
Trying to find an ultimate winner amongst this extraordinary range are George Clarke along with his master craftsman mate Will Hardie, designer Max McMurdo and architect Laura Jane Clarke, who travel the length and breadth of the British Isles visiting the incredible designs of sheds entered.
This series celebrates these hidden gems with the greatest competition the world of sheds has ever known.
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.
For the first time we get exclusive access into Asprey: jewellers to the Royal family since Queen Victoria’s reign.
On one of London’s most prestigious streets stands a British institution that’s been trading its brand of luxury for over 230 years. Popular with super-rich clientele who’s desire for the finest quality along with a personalised service means that they are willing to pay a painfully high premium to buy into the brand.
With exclusive access we’ll follow the fortunes of the staff, the store and its customers over one summer. We see the upstairs/downstairs world of the super-elite and the people who serve them.
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?
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.
Gok Wan travels through his ancestral homeland of China to reveal the sheer scale, ingenuity and variety of its manufacturing explosion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More people in the UK believe in the existence of aliens than in God and over a quarter of us think that evidence of UFOs has been covered up by the government.
Writer and comedian Dan Schreiber is fascinated by these beliefs and goes in search of the most current ET conspiracy theories in a bid to track down the people behind them. He embarks on a roller coaster journey across the UK meeting the biggest voices in the UFO community. He learns that Jesus was an alien, that humanity is ruled by an evil reptilian overlord and that there is sentient black goo living in the sewers, threatening our very existence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the 2010 and 2014 World Cups 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.