HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1999 Kbps | 58 min 54 s | 900 MiB Audio: English AAC 135 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English Genre: Documentary
Bettany Hughes explores Venus - goddess of love - discovering her surprising roots and modern relevance. Beginning in Cyprus, the goddess's mythical birthplace, Bettany decodes Venus's relationship to the Greek goddess Aphrodite. She meets experts who reveal the mysterious and obscure ways this ancient goddess was imagined and worshipped, and visits the sites where the real women and men of the Bronze Age adored her as 'greater than a god'. Bettany looks into the goddess's own love life to see that - even for her - tangling with another was often bittersweet.
Juliet Bremner is in the state of New York where a controversial battle is taking place over the diagnosis and treatment of lyme disease, one of the fastest-growing diseases in the world. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Chris Ship is in Toronto where he explores the nature of the Canadian identity and stereotyping. Angus Walker explores the unusual world of artificially-intelligent sex dolls, including a visit to a sex doll brothel in Barcelona, as he discovers how close - or far - technology is from successfully recreating sentient humanoid robots.
The Adventure Show joins 300 competitors from all over the UK for nearly 60 miles of racing in the majestic landscape of Highland Perthshire. There's a chilly swim across Loch Tay, a 15-mile run over 7 Munros, seven miles of kayaking and to finish an epic day there is a 34-mile bike ride. Adventure racing doesn't get much tougher than this. Plus Duncan McCallum takes on a biking challenge in Scotland's last great wilderness, while film-maker Dan Bell celebrates our wild places.
Looks at the life and times of Bill Shankly, Liverpool FC's legendary Scottish manager. Gaining promotion from the old English second division, Shankly forged two great sides at Liverpool, winning numerous trophies along the way. A product of his working-class roots in Ayrshire, his career in management spanned a period when football was very much the people's game.
Language: English 29 min 14 s | 433 MiB | 2 069 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC @ 64.0 kb/s | mkv Genre:Documentary
Documentary exploring the experiences of the Roma people living in the Holylands district of Belfast. Following the racist attacks of 2009, it paints a portrait of the challenges faced by those who stayed, and their desire to build a future in Northern Ireland.