Decoding the Afterlife
An action-packed and discovery led series, following the adventures of teams unearthing the world’s richest seam of ancient archaeology inside Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Follow the team of archaeologists in the last episode of the series as they attempt to decode the afterlife. The archaeologists find extraordinary new evidence about how ancient Egyptians prepared for the afterlife. One of the teams discover a sealed tomb that has lain untouched for 4000 years.
In the last episode, Mary is given an access all areas pass as she heads behind the scenes at Heathrow airport. Where everyone has one eye on the clock and a flight to catch, Mary wants to see how the restaurants and cafes feed the 80 million people that pass through the terminals each year in record breaking time. Mary throws herself into the different roles needed to keep one of the busiest airports in the world fed and running smoothly, including a stint as an airport Fire Fighter. In this episode Mary whips up some wonderful quick delights including a rich Chicken Korma, a delicious Apple Sandwich Cake and some extra special Roast Scallops.
Observational documentary series tracing a year in the lives of ex-offenders as they are released from prison and attempt to reintegrate back into society, filmed by BAFTA winning filmmaker, Lee Phillips.
In this episode, prolific offender Tracey faces a night on the streets if she can’t stay with an old friend; Rhys’s past catches up with him as he upsets local drug dealers and goes to court for an assault he commited whilst in prison; Gemma is desperate to make money while on the streets; Azhar battles temptation to return to a life of crime; and Jason struggles to cope with life after spending so much time behind bars.
The Fixers are back tackling the rudest, the crudest and most shocking sins of the skin. Pash covers biker Pete's offensive ink. Sketch helps Sam with a backdoor blunder. Uzzi loses Chrissy's charmless chat-up line. Alice creates an original tattoo for heart transplant patient Brad.
Self-made Rich Kid, 23 year old trader Kieren has agreed to leave his lavish lifestyle to live rough on the streets of London for three nights. He wants to prove that it’s easy to get off the streets. His plan is to beg to raise money to invest in buying and selling umbrellas and get into a hostel. On his first night he only makes £5 and finds a place under arches near Trafalgar Square to bed down. Woken up by security, Kieren sets off to beg for more money on his first day homeless. His umbrella plan fails, and so Kieren begs for hours until he’s made enough for a homeless hostel . But he’s turned away because he hasn’t been registered homeless by the outreach teams. That evening he meets homeless friend Tommy and they agree to go begging together the next day.
Next morning Tommy’s been smoking the drug spice all night and so he’s not in a fit state to help Kieren. He leaves Tommy to try to make more money and get himself into a hotel. Kieren is threatened by another homeless man because he is begging on his patch. Eventually Kieren heads to a local budget hotel where he is turned away once more because he doesn’t have ID.
Kieren is threatened with a knife by a homeless man and is forced to heads to a quieter part of central London where he meets Ryan, a rough sleeper who gives him some food. Next morning Kieren leaves the experience having changed his views on the homeless and sad for those rough sleepers he leaves behind.
Tonight comedian, Matt Richardson challenges a group of friends from Barrow in Furness to play The Hangover Games but it doesn’t all go to plan. After just a couple of hours sleep, can any of them shake off their hangovers enough to play games such as Ratted which involves a mousetrap on the hand or did they spot the Hen Party of actresses on their night out. Plus, one of the friends must face an intimate waxing in Hangover Hell!
The UK has some of the lowest body image scores in the world and over a third of us admit we’re unhappy with the way we look. In Naked Beach, a new five-part series, social psychologist Dr Keon West and body image expert Natasha Devon MBE have devised a radical experiment that could help people who hate their bodies learn to love them again.
In each episode three ‘Guests’ with critically low body image jet off to a sunny Greek retreat to live with a group of unclothed, body confident ‘Hosts’ who have little more than elaborately designed body paint to cover their modesty. The immersive process is based on research by Dr Keon West which shows that spending time with a range of naked bodies of all shapes and sizes, rather than picture-perfect ones, can improve body image, self-esteem and life happiness. Together with Natasha, Dr West wants to see if the same principles can be used to help transform the way body-conscious Brits feel about themselves. After four days of being pushed out of their comfort zones and their clothes, the guests face the ultimate challenge: to join the hosts and bare all on Naked Beach.
In this episode, Jolie finally faces up to her skin condition vitiligo, David learns to forget what other people think and accept his shape, and Danielle begins to embrace her curves.
In this brand new series Lord John Prescott heads across Britain visit the factories who make some of our favourite food and drinks. Meeting the producers of some of the nation's biggest brands John will seek to discover the secrets of their success. Between his factory visits we spend time at home with John and his wife Pauline and in each episode he’ll share his experiences with her. From creamy custard in Devon, to tea in Liverpool, battered fish in Grimsby and crisps in the forest of Dean John is on a manufacturing journey of discovery.
In this first episode John Prescott visits two factories who have kept the secret recipes of their iconic products closely guarded for centuries. First he travels to the West Midlands to the home of a very special sauce. Lea and Perrins has been made in Worcester since 1837 and John tries to uncover the secrets of how this national favourite is made. In Manchester John visits the Soreen factory another British classic. He joins the production line and even gets the chance to create his own new flavour malt loaf!
Comedian Joe Lycett, famed for his epic battles with petty officials and dodgy scammers, fights for the consumer rights of the Great British public in an exciting new six-part series. With the help of his assistant Mark Silcox, a weekly celebrity guest and some daring hidden camera investigations, Joe campaigns on behalf of viewers who’ve been wronged by big corporations, caught out by small print and hoodwinked by fraudsters.
From battling with big banks and pulling back the covers on sub-par hotel rooms to taking low budget airlines for a bumpy ride, Joe will leave no stone unturned in his quest for consumer justice.
This week’s celebrity guest Shirley Ballas assists Joe as he dishes the dirt on unhygienic takeaways and sends holiday booking sites packing.
In the 9th Century, a massive army of Vikings stormed these shores. Several thousand strong, it was one of the biggest fighting forces ever to invade Britain, yet it left little trace of its bloody conquest on the landscape. Now, an intrepid team of archaeologists sets out to prove that a mass grave discovered in a vicarage garden in Derbyshire is the last resting place of this great Viking army. Using the latest forensic techniques, they will piece together for the first-time extraordinary stories of women warriors and a Viking warrior king reunited with his son in death. And in a world exclusive, they unearth new evidence of a massive military encampment, in what looks set to become one of the most significant Viking sites ever discovered in Britain.