With humor, wisdom, animation, and gleeful nerdery, these short documentary films explore some of the fundamental fields that underpin the modern world. Top experts explain chance by skydiving, data through dairy cows, logic with kid computers, statistics via Google translation, and much more.
Don Hany (Underbelly) stars as Sam Callaghan an Australian expat and former army officer, who spent his childhood in a Singaporean prison camp in this HBO Asia Original. When Patricia Cheng (Joan Chen, Twin Peaks) seeks his help to keep her detective agency afloat following her husband's murder, Sam quickly becomes the man to call to get a job done. Not available in Canada.
In this fascinating documentary, historian and author Dr. Helen Castor (She-Wolves: England's Early Queens) examines how the people of the Middle Ages handled three of life's great rites of passage--birth, marriage, and death.
In this engaging documentary series, discover the history, culture, craftsmanship, and legacy of the beloved amber liquid from its origins in Scotland centuries ago to today's lucrative, multinational super industry.
In this "fine slice of working-class history" (Express, UK), the "Hairy Bikers"-professional cooks and travel buddies Si King and Dave Myers-journey all over Britain visiting the pubs, inns, and taverns that have been the site of some of history's most famous (and notorious) events, from the Great Fire of London to the Edinburgh haunts of body-snatchers Burke and Hare.
Mathematics forms the foundation for nearly everything we do-from finance to physics, and architecture to astronomy. Join Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy and a host of distinguished experts as they crisscross the globe, bringing the colorful history of numbers to life. Using compelling visuals and a healthy dose of humor, Du Sautoy makes the most complex concepts accessible and engaging.