In the deep south of France, a Mediterranean climate, fertile soil and wide skies kept bright blue by the Mistral winds that sweep in from the north make the perfect conditions growing wine. But a turbulent past haunts this beautiful land, plagued for centuries by religious, political and industrial upheaval, not to mention a deadly vine parasite that wiped out its vineyards.
How will technology help us in the future ? A portrait of today's prouesses in communication and transportation.
Behind the scenes documentary following the three year long, £8 million restoration project at Mount Stewart Estate on the shores of Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. In the first episode, engineers begin to reveal the true state of the house, while it is a nervous time for the team as they attempt to lower the infamous Hambletonian painting.
In the second episode of the new series, the contractors for the main build of the restoration arrive on site to inspect the condition of the building while the Chapel within the Mount Stewart estate undergoes a remarkable transformation as building work commences.
The conservation team at Mount Stewart begin to catalogue items including clothing, china and taxidermy, which will be kept in storage throughout the renovation project. As the renovation slowly takes over the house, the house guides struggle to find untouched areas to show visitors.
Britain's oldest bank, Barings Brothers had a reputation for security - but in 1995, it became an emblem of scandal. Inside The Storm: Lessons from the Boardroom gets the inside story from Nick Leeson, the man who lost over a billion dollars and sent shockwaves through the world of banking.
It was a household brand with profits in the millions, but in 2005 Kodak filed for bankruptcy. So what went so horribly wrong ? Inside The Storm: Lessons from the Boardroom interviews the people directly involved, uncovering the decisions and the mistakes that led to the collapse of the iconic company.
In basements, garages, office buildings and shopping malls around the world, unknown geniuses work on their latest inventions every day. Despite enormous obstacles, these brilliant inventors follow their passion and try tirelessly to change the world for the better. Tesla’s Children tells the stories of five unorthodox inventors and their incredible discoveries. These revolutionaries not only change prevailing thought patterns in science - they break them up.
In 2008, the collapse of Lehman Brothers was the biggest bankruptcy in history, sending shockwaves throughout the global financial market. This final episode tells the story of what went wrong within America's oldest investment bank, and how it devastated even the common man in Asia.
The progeny of billionaire Vijay Mallya, Kingfisher Airlines was expected to fly the good times forever. But in 2012, its operation permit was suspended. Inside The Storm: Lessons from the Boardroom talks to ex-employees and experts, revealing how a billion dollar company was brought to its knees.