Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris PhD, medical historian and author of “The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice”, covers a range of different topics – from criminal dissection and anthropodermic bibliopegy (the process of binding books using human flesh), to medical ‘freaks’ and their continued exploitation today.
Access to private collections, interviews with experts, reconstructions of actual events, examination of remains, letters written by condemned criminals and investigations into malformed skeletons still on display centuries after death, combine to create a series that reveals the truth behind the macabre and disturbing nature of “Medicine’s Dark Secrets”.
*Please be warned, this taster contains flashing images*
In this 1x59 minute documentary, we investigate the ‘wet science’ of gene therapy and stem cell research-turned-surgery; and the ‘dry science’ of nanotechnology and advancements with bionic limbs.
Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris tells their story – one of incredible bravery in the midst of such personal loss; and what their sacrifice meant for the surrounding area.
Using Darwin’s powerful, often poetic, prose as a narrative guide this 4x60 minute documentary series explores a selection of exceptional and stunning golf courses, bringing them to life as only Darwin could. St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Muirfield and Royal Troon are a handful of the courses filmed in Scotland. In Ireland and Wales, we visit Royal Portbrush, Royal County Down, Aberdovey and Royal St. David’s. In England, we complete the courses featured with Royal St. George’s and Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s.
According to Bernard Darwin, golf courses were living and breathing characters. It is time to tell their stories and bring them to life for non-golfers as well as enthusiasts of the game.
-- Excerpt from a telegram to the Northern Lighthouse Board in Edinburgh, dated 26th December 1900.
The lighthouse was found to be in perfect working order, with everything in its place. The only signs of disturbance were an overturned wooden chair and a bent railing. Eyewitness accounts from the time are as baffling and strange as some of the theories surrounding the disappearances themselves. Not one theory of what REALLY happened has ever been scientifically proven… until now. The Mystery of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse will be Solved!
Ex-stuntman (“Streethawk”) and 6 times World Motorcycle Champion, Chris Bromham, journeys across Europe with friends (Chris Barry and John Formstone) in an effort to follow in the footsteps of the greatest daredevils ever known – and unknown. We follow Chris on an adrenaline-fuelled adventure as he embarks on a challenge of a lifetime... to re-enact iconic movie stunts in their original locations, using the authentic models/vehicles.
Interviews with the pioneering stuntmen (and women) who performed the stunts and footage of the stunts themselves will help provide a real narrative alongside the developing relationships between the four riders. History, engineering, endurance and popular culture combine to create a potential long-running series with international scope. (Think “Long Way Round” meets “Mythbusters”).
This quirky 1x60 minute documentary will show how utensils, such as the fork, have influenced etiquette. Using old school cell animation and retro stock footage of wacky kitchen inventions, we will take a journey through history – from the first Palaeolithic shell-spork, to the powered utensils of the future.
Today, more than 99.8% of all chip and PIN card transactions are now PIN-verified. But, when fraudsters take advantage of consumers by ‘hacking’ into their bank accounts using wireless transmitters and cloned cards, what does that mean for the UK’s economic infrastructure? When an archaic banking code blames the consumer, not the criminal, what does the future hold for the chip and PIN method of payment?
If you were to lose your phone, how much of your personal life would be available for anyone to scrutinize?
Without hacking of any kind, a team of security professionals will be challenged to find out as much information as possible about a random individual, based solely on the information contained on their mobile phone. The owner watches from another room alongside our host while the team has 30 minutes to divulge as much information as possible. The team will also give tips on how to make your phone and personal data more secure.