Posted in: Business, Society
Secrets of the Superbrands
Alex Riley thinks he's immune to brands. When it comes to fashion, technology and food brands he just goes for the cheapest and what works for him. He's convinced he's not seduced by the advertising, celebrity endorsements and hype which surrounds the big global brands. So how did that pair of Adidas trainers get in his wardrobe? And how did that can of Heinz Baked Beans make it into his shopping trolley? And why does he have a Nokia mobile phone in his pocket rather than any other make? With the help of...
Posted in: Celebrity, Society
The Rise of the Superchef
Delia, Jamie, Gordon, Nigella, Rick, Gary and Antony - their names and faces are everywhere, they are all over the TV schedules, their own brand products dominate the department stores and their cookery books fill up the bestseller lists. We think we know them well, but for the first time this is the story of how they took British cuisine out of the joke book and into the record books. With behind-the-scenes access to the chefs and the teams of experts who helped build their empires, this is the untold story of...
Future Energy
The world is subjected to an acute energy crisis in the modern times. Renewable sources of energy are being exploited by the most advanced technological systems to save the planet's highly diminished traditional energy sources. This year marks the deployment of clean energy resources by industries and governments all across the world, which is sure to put a smile on your...
Posted in: Crime, Drugs, Gangs, Society
Baja Smugglers
Daredevil outlaws. The Mexican drug war. All night trips on small fishing boats called "pangas" that smuggle migrant workers & marijuana into the United States. This is Baja...
Posted in: Music, Society
Sounds for the City
During a period of time in Stockholm, the colombian musician Sergio Castrillón (cellist and composer) began to search unconventional places to make them worthy stages for contemporary music. In the summer of 2012 he met the swedish film maker Stina Lundkvist and together they made the documentary Sounds for the city. This documentary shows a panorama that ranges from the issues in the contemporary music hearing to the meeting with local musicians. Finally the documentary describes how the streets and...
Posted in: Crime, Gangs, Society
Gypsy Child Thieves
Across Europe children are being forced onto the streets to beg and steal. They come from one of the poorest communities in Europe - the Romanian Gypsies. For centuries Gypsies have lived on the margins of society and faced brutal discrimination. Many have resorted to stealing and begging to survive. But in the last 20 years, organised crime has taken over. And since 2007, when Romania joined the EU, Gypsy children have been trafficked and exploited on a much larger scale. In an attempt to understand what...
Posted in: Business, Society
Who Gets the Best Jobs?
Britain is a less equal society than at any time since World War One. In Who Gets the Best Jobs, Richard Bilton investigates access to the professions - and finds that the best jobs are being snapped up by an increasingly small gene pool of privileged, well-connected families. Getting a good degree matters more than ever - and those from low income families can no longer easily work their way up from the bottom without the qualifications, contacts and social skills that their more fortunate counterparts make...
Posted in: Society
Preppers UK
Paranoid and delusional, or should the rest of you be prepping too? Preppers UK introduces you to local preppers, each with their own unique fears and personal plans to survive a catastrophe. In Northern Ireland, meet Tom and his ‘A Team’ of preppers, fellow born-again Christians Wayne, Clinton and Craig, who are ready for mass civil unrest and possible terrorism. Zac from Leeds is afraid of global economic collapse, and lives off the grid after having ditched his three-bed terrace house in...
Born To Be King
A documentary to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's newborn son. Sophie Raworth charts how a royal birth is an historic event and a glimpse into the...