Society and Culture Shows

Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
20 Videos
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
17 Videos
BBC Future
Leyland's Australia

Leyland's Australia

Mal and Laraine Leyland take us on the caravanning and camping adventure of a lifetime around Australia.
14 Videos
Viewlorium
Out In The Cold

Out In The Cold

When it's -37 Celsius outside and the wind is howling, most of us would do anything to avoid leaving our cozy homes and going to work. But for a handful of individuals living in the extremes of the Arctic, going out in those conditions is their work.
10 Videos
Beyond
Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time investigates an ancient world that is rapidly disappearing as it collides with modernity. Each episode takes the viewer into a different ancient tribe to look at its untampered traditions and customs.
8 Videos
TVF Media
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
7 Videos
ANYDOKO
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
6 Videos
VPRO
This Is

This Is

Cinematic snapshots of our favourite places.
4 Videos
ANYDOKO
Everyday HK

Everyday HK

Everyday HK is an original video series following Steph Lau's day to day life in Asia's global city Hong Kong.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
Game. Set. KL.

Game. Set. KL.

Explore the best of Malaysia with tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Japanoizy

Japanoizy

Discover traditional and modern Japan.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
Top Picks

Top Picks

We list our favourite foods and things to do all over the world.
1 Video
ANYDOKO
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Video
BBC Future
Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp swapped spear gun for camera in 1962, after winning six Australian spear fishing titles and representing Australia at the world titles.
1 Video
Viewlorium

Society and Culture Videos

How Los Angeles Got Its Iconic Architecture Style

How Los Angeles Got Its Iconic Architecture Style

You might not recognize the name, but if you've driven around Los Angeles you'll definitely recognize the style. Googie architecture became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s thanks to one man's design. Cheddar explains how this architecture styl...
Cheddar
How wine is made in Cape Town's Constantia Valley

How wine is made in Cape Town's Constantia Valley

Take a sneak peek at this wine harvest at Constantia Glen - with award-winning winemaker Justin van Wyk.
24.com
4mins
Italy: Home schooling

Italy: Home schooling

Italy has shut all universities and schools until early April. This has created problems for parents. They now have to supervise their children, rather than go to work.
Deutsche Welle
Russia: Crusade against the virus

Russia: Crusade against the virus

Cossacks are trying to combat the Coronavirus - with folk remedies and holy water. And the authorities are allowing them.
Deutsche Welle
Sami village wins in Swedish court

Sami village wins in Swedish court

In a historic first, a Swedish court has upheld the territorial rights of a Sami village. But the battle over access, hunting rights, and natural resources on their land is only just beginning.
Deutsche Welle
Belarus: The men who killed my father

Belarus: The men who killed my father

20 years after her father disappeared in Minsk, Elena Zakharenko meets one of the killers, Yuri Garavsky, a member of a death-squad that kidnapped and murdered her father, a prominent critic of the Belarus government.
Deutsche Welle
Descendants of German Jews disappointed

Descendants of German Jews disappointed

The German constitution guarantees citizenship to the descendants of Jews who fled the Nazis. But because the laws on the matter are surprisingly convoluted, the citizenship claims of many people are denied.
Deutsche Welle
Brown bear alert in Transylvania

Brown bear alert in Transylvania

Some Romanian politicians are demanding an end to the ban on hunting brown bears. There've been several fatal attacks on people over the past few months. But animal-rights activists say the hunting ban should stay in place and say the victims reac...
Deutsche Welle
Venice residents work to outsmart pick-pockets

Venice residents work to outsmart pick-pockets

A Venice volunteer group, "Cittadini Non Distratti," is making life difficult for pick-pockets. During carnival season, thieves often prey on unsuspecting tourists. Venice police have their hands full, and welcome help from the volunteers.
Deutsche Welle
France: On Patrol for Oysters

France: On Patrol for Oysters

Tons of oysters are stolen in France every year. The Gendarmerie wants to stamp out the thefts. In order to protect this shellfish delicacy, they are now patrolling the oyster beds on kayaks and with drones.
Deutsche Welle
United Kingdom: The Football Team of Grieving Fathers

United Kingdom: The Football Team of Grieving Fathers

In Britain's "Sands United" football team, fathers play for their lost babies. The club helps men to talk about their trauma within a community, and to process their grief.
Deutsche Welle
Bulgaria: violinist helps Roma child to escape poverty

Bulgaria: violinist helps Roma child to escape poverty

12-year-old Mariana lives in a Roma settlement in Sliven, Bulgaria. She wants to escape the crime and poverty that are part of her everyday life -- by becoming a successful musician. Violinist Georgi Kalaidjiev is paying for her music lessons.
Deutsche Welle
On a rescue mission with the Ocean Viking

On a rescue mission with the Ocean Viking

The mission of the "Ocean Viking" is to save as many refugees as possible at sea. But when the ship's volunteer crew wanted to bring 300 people to land, their boat was quarantined in Italy, allegedly because of corona virus.
Deutsche Welle
A generation in Spain with no future

A generation in Spain with no future

Spain's economy is recovering but there still aren't enough jobs for university graduates. Many have to take temporary, poorly paid jobs to make ends meet. Living costs are high, so a lot of graduates have to live with their parents.
Deutsche Welle
Russian mothers fight for jailed protesters

Russian mothers fight for jailed protesters

A social movement comprised of mothers in Russia is fighting for their sons who were jailed for demonstrating. They accuse officials of holding show trials for protesters, who they say are political prisoners.
Deutsche Welle
Goat brigades

Goat brigades

Goats and cows have a new job in Portugal -- helping to prevent forest fires. They eat a lot of the brush that allows fires to spread fast.
Deutsche Welle
Historic spots of the Peaceful Revolution

Historic spots of the Peaceful Revolution

Since 2009, Leipzig has commemorated the Monday Demonstrations that led to the fall of East Germany with a light festival. All year long, visitors can dive into the history behind the Peaceful Revolution.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
Why European Sirens Are Coming To America

Why European Sirens Are Coming To America

Sirens sound different depending on where you are, but the message they send is the same: GET OUT OF THE WAY! So why are some NYC lawmakers working to change the emergency vehicle sirens to European ones?
Cheddar
Eye Ball Happiness

Eye Ball Happiness

This episode sees Adrian undergoing a retinal test. He is also blind folded and deprived of his sight for an entire morning before he heads off to talk to the top eye surgeons and doctors.
TVF Media
23mins
Happily ever after

Happily ever after

Music pushed Beethoven to the brink, and then brought him back from the edge. In the final episode of Chasing Happiness, Adrian will listen to music, and endeavour to find out why it makes him rather happy.
TVF Media
23mins
Happiness on the run

Happiness on the run

This episode of Chasing Happiness sees Adrian literally on the run and chasing happiness. Following last episode’s food-emphasis, we learn about the importance of a solid exercise routine to accompany a good diet if we all want to be happy troopers.
TVF Media
23mins
Happiness is an inside job

Happiness is an inside job

In this edition of Chasing Happiness, we will focus on different parts of our brain and how it correlates to happiness. Are certain people more resilient to stress and thus happier people?
TVF Media
23mins
Hokkien Mee and Happiness

Hokkien Mee and Happiness

Food, it is a huge part of the Asian culture. Adrian demystifies the relationship between food and happiness, with the help of dieticians and food scientists.
TVF Media
23mins
I Once Met a Happy Man

I Once Met a Happy Man

Host Adrian Pang seeks to unravel the mystery behind happiness through‘happiness experiments’ and discussions with medical professionals and happiness experts. Can happiness be quantified? Potentially yes.
TVF Media
23mins
Behind-the-scenes at the Cape Town Carnival Workshop

Behind-the-scenes at the Cape Town Carnival Workshop

Before extravagant colour and bopping beats take over the Mother City's streets for the Cape Town Carnival, their workshop has to go into creative overdrive to deliver all the floats, costumes and heart of the iconic parade.
24.com
2mins
Ben Higgins and JoJo Fletcher Reveal The Secrets Of Being On The Bachelor

Ben Higgins and JoJo Fletcher Reveal The Secrets Of Being On The Bachelor

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be on the The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? In this video, former contestants Ben Higgins, Becca Kufrin, Jojo Fletcher, and Jordan Rogers discuss their experiences, and explore the secrets of the show.
Cheddar
A tour of Oslo

A tour of Oslo

World traveller Steve Hanisch takes you on a tour of the Norwegian capital Oslo. Highlights include the opera house, Akershus Castle, the Holmenkollen ski museum, and a football stadium.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Shipwreck diving off the coast of Bali

Shipwreck diving off the coast of Bali

The wreck of the USS Liberty, a WW II-era military transport ship, is popular with diving enthusiasts around the world. The wreck is located about 30 meters off the coast of Tulamben, Bali.
Deutsche Welle
1min
The digitalisation of street art

The digitalisation of street art

There's new street art adorning the walls of Cape Town's Salt River - courtesy of the annual International Public Art Festival.
24.com
3mins
A love affair with corrugated iron shared by two artists across social divides

A love affair with corrugated iron shared by two artists across social divides

Mark and Genius in Cape Town have been working together for a decade reworking discarded iron into high-end pieces of art.
24.com
5mins
This Week's Viewer's Video: Argentina

This Week's Viewer's Video: Argentina

DW- viewer Joaquin Sosa took a vacation with some friends in the northern Argentinian provinces Catamarca and La Rioja, where wine making and rugged countrysides make for a stunning atmosphere.
Deutsche Welle
1min
Meet a local: Blumenau, Brazil

Meet a local: Blumenau, Brazil

Lizete Zimmermann explores Blumenau, which is considered Brazil's most German city. The city has a rich Oktoberfest tradition. After the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, it's the country's biggest folk festival.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
A celebration of love on Robben Island

A celebration of love on Robben Island

Every year, engaged couples have the opportunity to get married on Robben Island - once a beacon of hate - on Valentine's Day.
24.com
Why New York Still Uses Wooden Water Towers

Why New York Still Uses Wooden Water Towers

When you look across the New York City skyline, you might notice the thousands of wooden water towers that line the tops of the buildings. Cheddar Explains why there are so many water tanks and why they are still wooden.
Cheddar
How Winning An Oscar Became About Money

How Winning An Oscar Became About Money

Winning an Oscar isn't just about making a good movie. Studios, actors, and marketing firms run expensive campaigns for months prior to the big night. Here's what it really takes to bring home an Academy Award.
Cheddar
Social tensions put in the spotlight at Stellenbosch Triennale 2020

Social tensions put in the spotlight at Stellenbosch Triennale 2020

The art expo in the heart of the Cape Winelands will be running from 11 February to 30 April 2020.
24.com
2mins
A city tour of Valencia

A city tour of Valencia

Journalist Carles Claver takes you through his home town and shows its historical and modern sides. The tour begins at the central market, the Mercado Central, and ends in the City of Arts and Sciences.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
Stroll through Paris

Stroll through Paris

Freddy Quiros from Costa Rica has created a portrait of the French capital in a short video.
Deutsche Welle
1min
Here's Why The Driving Age Is 16 In Most States. Should It Be?

Here's Why The Driving Age Is 16 In Most States. Should It Be?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. 16 to 17-year-old drivers are almost twice as likely to die in a car crash than drivers who are just two years older. So why is the minimum driving age still ...
Cheddar
How The Red Carpet Became An Award Show Staple

How The Red Carpet Became An Award Show Staple

Hollywood has transformed the red carpet into a platform for actors and actresses to showcase high fashion before award shows like the Oscars. But it didn't always used to be this way. Cheddar explains how the red carpet came to be a staple of awa...
Cheddar
The Real Sherlock Holmes

The Real Sherlock Holmes

For the first time, the fascinating hidden side of Holmes’ legacy is revealed through exclusive interviews – including BBC ‘Sherlock’ creator Mark Gatiss – reconstructions and memorable clips from popular Sherlock productions.
TVF Media
Newborn Part 1

Newborn Part 1

Presented by actor Monique Bree, Episode One focuses on newborns and the first few weeks of a baby’s life. It takes a look at the benefits of breastfeeding -for mother and baby and offers some advice on how to get through those early days.
TVF Media
23mins
Newborn Part 2

Newborn Part 2

Actor Monique Bree is back with more insights into the early weeks. We show you how to breastfeed and answer questions, including ‘How often?’, ‘How much?’ and ‘How do I know if I’m getting it right?’
TVF Media
23mins
Two year olds Part 2

Two year olds Part 2

Actor Kiel McNaughton and his son Noah are back with advice on when and how to make the move from nappies. Plus fever – what does it mean, what should you do and when should you be worried?
TVF Media
23mins
Toddler Part 1

Toddler Part 1

TV presenter Sonia Gray fronts Episode Seven with her twin daughters, Thandie and Inez. First up, what toddlers should be eating and how we can lead by example. Then, the importance of installing and using car seats correctly.
TVF Media
23mins
Crawler Part 2

Crawler Part 2

All Blacks Cory Jane is back with a story on being the parent you want to be: rock, paper or tree? Then, what’s on the menu after first foods we look at developing baby’s tastebuds, and the importance of play.
TVF Media
23mins
Crawler Part 1

Crawler Part 1

All Blacks Cory Jane presents Episode Five with his 14-month-old son, Tennyson. First up, we take a look at first foods and getting baby started on solids. We have advice on how to make your home safe for on-the-move littlies, inside and out.
TVF Media
23mins
Two year olds Part 1

Two year olds Part 1

Actor Kiel McNaughton presents Episode Nine with his son, Noah. First up, why making mealtimes fun has long-term benefits for children. Our Mind & Body story looks at the skills two year olds are mastering and what we can do to support them.
TVF Media
23mins