On that day, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg planned to kill Hitler
during a meeting with a two pound explosive hidden in his briefcase.
Stauffenberg leaves the room to "make a phone call." Completely
unaware of Stauffenberg's plans, Colonel Brandt moves the briefcase
out of his way -- and away from Hitler. Brandt's small act will
change the course of history. It will save the Fuhrer's life but
cost him his own.
Another show is titled Machine Gun. In this three part series
history is viewed down the barrel of a gun. Social, technological
and personal stories are woven together into a modern history as
influenced by this weapon which had such dramatic effect in shaping
the world over the past 150 tears. It is at once a story about one
of the world's deadliest inventions and a vehicle for a larger historical
story - that of human power and aspiration.
Those with a passion for vehicles can check out Ultimate Cars.
Each episode will celebrate cars of a chosen category from sports
cars to convertibles, from Italy’s glamorous Supercars to the power
machines of Japan.
A more personal show that anyone can connect with is called Human
Instinct. Our instincts are long out of date - shaped for a
lost, primitive world. That is why each of us can be driven to do
extraordinary things, without knowing why. Only now can science
begin to explain the power of these hidden forces.
Professor Robert Winston tells the story of these urges within
every one of us - the instincts to survive, have sex and compete
and the story of how human instincts have helped propel us out of
the animal world. This ambitious four-part series uses computer
graphics, experiments and secret filming and hears the personal
stories of individuals who have experienced overpowering urges to
help us understand Human Instinct.