Mon, June 4th, 2018
Monday 8.30pm - 10pm, BBC1
On the 6th February 1918 The Representation of the People Act 1918 was passed. This historic moment saw women who met certain criteria being allowed to vote for the first time in the United Kingdom. Women over the age of 30 who met the specified property requirements, were a member or were married to a member of the local government register or were educated in University were able to cast their ballots.
Tue, May 29th, 2018
Thursday 11.15pm - 12.15am, BBC2
The downturn in the economy has seen a dramatic increase in people seeking ‘quick ways’ to make money. Many have turned to volunteering for medical trials as one of the solutions. The National Institute for Health Research show over 650000 people volunteer each year for medical trials, many of which are paid handsomely. Most people assume the volunteers for medical trials are healthy patients but in fact many volunteers are those seeking treatments for conditions they have.
Mon, May 21st, 2018
Saturday 7.55pm - 9.15pm, Channel 5
The incredible raid on the Mohne, Edersee and Sorpe dams, known as Operation CHASTISE was designed to the fight to the industrial heartland of the Ruhr and Eder Valley’s. On the night of the 16th May 1943, 19 Lancaster bombers departed RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, only 11 aircraft returned, 53 aircrew lost their lives and 3 were taken as POW. The raids however were deemed a success, they breached deep into German territory and delivered Barnes Wallis’ famous ‘bouncing bomb’, breaching 2 of the dams and damaging the 3rd.
Mon, May 14th, 2018
Tuesday 10.45pm - 11.55pm, BBC1
As Ariana Grande performed her final song during her Dangerous Woman Tour to a sell out crowd in the Manchester Arena on the 22nd May 2017, Salman Ramadan Abedi walked purposefully towards the building, his goal simple, to kill and maim as many innocent people as they enjoyed themselves.
Tue, May 8th, 2018
Thursday 9pm - 10pm, BBC2
Found in over 50% of food products and household items in the West, palm oil has surpassed even Soya in terms of usage. This vegetable oil, harvested from the palm oil tree, is now replacing coconut oil as the most prevelant cooking aide across Indonesia. The huge increase in demand for palm oil has seen the farming of the plant increase dramatically. The palm oil tree can only be grown in the tropics and need a large amount of water, this has seen plantations move from its native South America and West Africa to neotropics, Asia and the rest of Africa.