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Monty Don: Spanish Gardens

   2024    Art
Monty Don embarks on a journey across Spain, discovering gardens across the country’s diverse landscape and exploring its rich and varied history and culture. He will cover more than 4,000 kilometres to visit some of its most interesting gardens, community projects and parks in order to get under the skin of the country. His trips range from historic imperial palaces to cutting-edge modern gardens created by a new wave of Spanish designers working more closely with the landscape and the challenges of the climate.
“Spain's history and its landscapes, climates and cultures have huge diversity. And in this series, I want to get under the skin of the country by visiting as many gardens in Spain as I can so I can shed light on this nation's past, its future and its people. The result is a picture not just of its gardens but this fascinating country itself. Dramatic, proud, complex, but always compelling.”

The Journey Begins

   2023    Medicine    HD
Most people hope they'll live a long, healthy, and happy life, but few are able to travel the world in an attempt to reverse-engineer the formula for longevity. That's exactly what Dan Buettner did: Beginning in the early aughts, Buettner collaborated with National Geographic, scouring the globe in pursuit of places where people live much longer than average, and thus, the concept of 'Blue Zones' came to be.
In the first episode, how can people live so long and with such great health? A trip to Okinawa reveals simple secrets about diet, lifestyle and longevity. They maintain a sense of purpose no matter what age and you won't find them laying on the sofa.
Series: Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

An Unexpected Discovery

   2023    Medicine    HD
In the interesting second episode, we embark on a journey to the picturesque island of Sardinia. Here the people live in harmony with the land and with one another. Learn about this effortless lifestyle where work and play seem to be united and the result is longevity. In this episode, the documentary also explores the unexpected discovery of unusual longevity in a North American suburb. Their lifestyles, dietary habits, and sense of community contribute to the remarkable longevity observed in these regions.
The importance of a plant-based diet, social connections, and positive health behaviors is highlighted, offering viewers valuable insights into leading a longer, healthier life. Join us as we uncover the unexpected secrets that may forever change the way we approach health and happiness.
Series: Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

The End of Blue Zones

   2023    Medicine
In this eye-opening film, viewers are taken on a journey to explore the secrets behind the longevity of communities like the Greek island of Ikaria and Nicoya, Costa Rica. Discover how they do it with simple foods and exercise that are fully integrated into daily life. This series prompts viewers to reflect on their own lifestyle choices and consider how they can adopt some of these lessons to live longer, healthier lives.
The third installment of the series is a must-watch for anyone interested in the pursuit of a more fulfilling life and provides valuable insights into the importance of community, diet, and lifestyle factors in achieving longevity. It serves as a reminder that we can all make positive changes in our lives to enhance our well-being and potentially extend our lifespan. Don't miss the opportunity to be inspired by the wisdom of Blue Zones in this thought-provoking film.
Series: Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

The Future of Longevity

   2023    Medicine
In the extraordinary final chapter, viewers are taken on a global journey to review regions renowned for their extreme longevity. From picturesque Sardinia to the serene landscapes of Okinawa and the vibrant community in Loma Linda, the film uncovers the secrets behind these remarkable Blue Zones. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the unique lifestyles and community dynamics that contribute to the residents' exceptional health and long lives, leaving viewers intrigued by the possibilities of enhancing their own well-being.
The film doesn't stop at showcasing these remarkable places; it also delves into innovative approaches to improve public health. By highlighting initiatives like Singapore's Proximity Housing Grant and the transformative Blue Zones project, the episode encourages viewers to reflect on the impact of environment and policy on individual health. Ultimately, it leaves audiences pondering how they can adapt these life-enhancing principles to enrich their own lives.
Series: Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

Seasonal Worlds

   2022    Nature
Will explore the strategy, deception and feats of engineering plants use to thrive in the changing weather of different seasons. In the face of conditions ranging from ice and snow to raging fires, survival is often a question of perfect timing - particularly when contending with intense competition and surprising predators.
In this episode, David Attenborough travels to Finland to show one of the most extreme examples of seasonal plant life in the Arctic Circle. He also travels to California to see how climate change is affecting giant sequoias. These ancient trees like all other seasonal plants depend on the predictability of the seasons and our current changing climate threatens their survival.
Series: The Green Planet
Wild Wild Country

Wild Wild Country

2018  Culture
Wild Isles

Wild Isles

2023  Nature
Myths and Heroes

Myths and Heroes

2005  History
How the Universe Works

How the Universe Works

2014  Science
Planet Dinosaur

Planet Dinosaur

2011  Science
The Jinx

The Jinx

  History