Series following a British family that buys a French chateau over the course of a year, as they restore the building after 40 years of standing empty.
Kevin McCloud travels to remote corners of the globe to meet people who have relocated to the most surprising and unlikely places in pursuit of a pared down existence.
In this four-part series adventurer and explorer Bear Grylls sets off for the Sahara Desert to find out. Along with 11 other volunteers, from ex-criminals to struggling businessmen, Bear puts himself through a month’s brutal training at an ex-Legion fort in the Western Sahara that is designed to replicate the rigours of the Legion’s own basic training, one of the most hardcore and agonising physical and mental challenges known to man.
The mere fact Hawkwind still exists well into the 21st century is a remarkable thing. And it's little short of miraculous that Dave Brock is still leading the space rock pioneers in the year 2016, with Brock poised to celebrate his 75th birthday. So how much more surprising is it that Hawkwind released a new studio album that year, an hour-long sci-fi concept effort based on a story by E.M. Forster? The Machine Stops imagines a future world where people live beneath the surface of the ruined Earth, where the all-powerful Machine satisfies all their needs. But Kuno is a restless man who has decided to escape to the surface and see what the natural world is really like.
Dick Strawbridge and Alice Roberts explore the spectacular British landscapes that inspired children's author Arthur Ransome to write his series Swallows and Amazons. The landscapes he depicted are based on three iconic British waterlands. The beauty and drama of the Lake District shaped by ancient glaciers and rich in wildlife and natural resources, the shallow man-made waterways of the Norfolk broads so crucial to farming and reed production, and the coastal estuaries and deep-water harbours of the Suffolk coastline shaped by ferocious tides and crucial to trade.