Sunday 26 February 8:30 PM
Raiders of the Lost Past with Janina Ramirez - Tutankhamun’s Secrets
Tutankhamun’s treasure-packed tomb is the world’s greatest ancient discovery.
Dr. Janina Ramirez turns detective and heads to Egypt to uncover the real story of how it was found.
Megastructures Of Genius
Wednesday 1 March 8:30 PM
In the heart of central Europe are some of the world’s most impenetrable military strongholds.
In France, 160 megastructure fortresses still line the country’s borders three centuries after they were constructed.
As solid as ever, how did they withstand attack after attack? Was the secret in their materials? Their shape? In fact, the strength and resilience of these megastructures is due to the genius of one man - Sebastien le Prestre de Vauban.
Engineer, military architect, urban planner, and essayist, Vauban’s talents have never been equalled.
His first major undertaking produced a defence system that would become his signature trademark - star-shaped fortifications.
He also innovated actual military strategy during the Siege of Maastricht with his unique systems of parallel trenches and zigzag attacks, leading to victory for Louis XIV.
With recreations, historical frescos, 3D animations, and interviews with expert historians, discover the greatest military strongholds of all time, and the military genius who engineered them.
Coastal Ireland With Adrian Dunbar - Season 2
Wednesday 1 March 7:35 PM
Adrian Dunbar is reconnecting with his roots as he travels the wild and rugged coast of Ireland. Covering over 900 kilometres, Adrian visits breathtaking locations, drives beautiful coastal roads, sees fantastic feats of engineering, and tastes Ireland’s amazing cuisine. His travels see him meet friends new and old, and he shares some of his favourite places and fulfils lifetime ambitions as he makes it to locations he has always wanted to see. The series is filled with fascinating history, unrivalled beauty and astonishing landscapes and traditions, showing the Irish coast really is like nowhere else.
Friday 3 March 9:35 PM
In this vivid and pus-laden episode, Professor Alice Roberts explores the final dying days and ultimate cause of death of Queen Elizabeth I.
Working with leading forensic pathologist Dr Brett Lockyer, they conduct an ‘as real’ post mortem exam on the dead queen, cutting into her corpse to search for clues.
The autopsy reveals a frail and emaciated women riddled with infections.
The Queen’s final days are brought to life in graphic detail thorough sumptuous drama scenes, with Elizabeth I played by Linda Marlowe (Eastenders, The Duchess, Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy).
Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne
Saturday 4 March 10:15 PM
On a journey spanning the globe, model and actress Cara Delevingne takes a frank, fearless and fascinating look at gender, attraction, and sexual identity.
From the love hotels of Mexico City and the feminist pornography scene in Barcelona, to sexually fluid communities in South Africa, suburban homes and beyond, this series delved into unique human stories and diverse forms of sexual expression, attraction, and ground-breaking research.