The final episode begins with Churchill’s trip to the Normandy beaches in June 1944. When victory in Europe finally came, Churchill led the celebrations, but in private, he brooded about the dangers of Stalin and communism. Two months later, he lost an election, but returned to contest the 1951 election, pledging to lead Britain in the post-war age and determined to forge a peaceful alliance between the U.S. and the USSR. One month short of his 77th birthday, he became prime minister again.
BIRDMEN: THE ORIGINAL DREAM OF HUMAN FLIGHT is a startling, adrenaline-filled insight into the revolutionary new sport that brings the dream of human flight alive. The program showcases the daring acts of base jumpers – the men and women who overcome their fears, stepping off into thin air to fly like birds, hurtling at impossible speeds and gliding across beautiful, rolling landscapes.
"Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight" airs on Thursday, August 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3.
What is the world’s strongest material? From steel to Kevlar and spider silk to carbon nanotubes, host David Pogue looks at the ways in which science and nature work to make strong stuff. Pictured: David Pogue and Chihye Lewis stretching a carbon nanotube forest
Chart the extraordinary story of a man who, in little more than 20 years, changed the world. In a journey both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar travels to the place of Muhammad’s birth to retrace the footsteps of the prophet, from his humble beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his prophetic role, from his flight to Medina and the founding of the first Islamic constitution to his subsequent military and political successes and failures — through to his death and his legacy.