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.
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.
In 2011, Sally Evans made a devastating discovery - her eldest son, Thomas aged just 21, had left their home in a Buckinghamshire village and travelled to Somalia join a deadly Islamist terrorist group.