Their influence once extended beyond the merely ceremonial, they were a crucial part of the architecture that supported the monarchy. Only 24 noble dukes now remain and this documentary - with unique access to the dukes of Norfolk, Argyll, Montrose and Marlborough – explores both the fascinating history and function of their great dukedoms in modern day Britain.
Can you imagine our world in 2050? By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet, consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat in the future of Earth? Will global warming trigger catastrophic changes, or will we be able to engineer our way out of the world climate crisis?
Quantum mechanics (QM; also known as quantum physics or quantum theory), including quantum field theory, is a fundamental branch of physics concerned with processes involving, for example, atoms and photons.
Deepak Chopra explores the many myths about reality, and includes interviews with top spiritual gurus (such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi), celebrities (such as Oprah Winfrey), and people of all faiths, about this intriguing connection, and their personal experiences with spirituality and transcendence.
There are many of different schools of Shaolin kung fu with different approaches. Even at the Shaolin temple, considered as its birthplace, training schedules have varied from era to era, and it also varies from lineage to lineage among the monks. Besides, different practitioners have different priorities and so they have different exercises and different techniques. There is no single defined schedule. However, the main streamline of daily activities in Shaolin temple is well defined.
Using state-of-the-art 3D graphics and the timing of a stand-up comedian, world-famous statistician Professor Hans Rosling presents a spectacular portrait of our rapidly changing world. With seven billion people already on our planet, we often look to the future with dread, but Rosling's message is surprisingly upbeat. Almost unnoticed, we have actually begun to conquer the problems of rapid population growth and extreme poverty.
In Sex, Death and the Gods, acclaimed director Beeban Kidron travels to India to uncover the current state of the Devadasi tradition, a once respected and revered role in society which has given way to a devastating practice of ‘dedicating’ young village girls into sexual slavery. Married to god in childhood then at puberty sold for sex, the Devadasi women of South India are most often described as prostitutes.
Think you know Egypt? Think again. Undercover Egypt weaves together controversial stories post-revolution, which tackle religion, gender, politics, sex and features a moving LGBTQ story of a lesbian who led an undercover life of her own. Leading the discussion is author Shereen El Feki who asks whether Egypt is ready for a sexual revolution.