Looking at financial barriers to the sport of polo. Membership of clubs, grooming and stabling all cost a fortune. The program investigates two polo clubs, one in a traditional mould, Cowdray Park, and a second the Berkshire, run by rock 'n' roll promoter, Bryan Morrison.
The Five of Us examines the life, over several months, of housemates Alain, Luke, Jimmy, Kwok and Mary in a flat in Notting Hill. All five of them have learning difficulties. We observe Mary's birthday, Luke's sorrow at the death of his father and Jimmy's love for Blind Date. They must also decide whether to vote 'red' or 'blue' in an election.
Former advertising journalist Brian Davis is homeless and penniless. A published author he now lives on the streets in London, an alcoholic and suffering from mental illness. But, he says, he's determined to turn his life around.
In any society a mother's love for her child is thought to be sacred. Late in 2003 in an American court that most universal of instincts was being called into question. A jury had to decide if Terri Milbrandt had violated the trust of her daughter and perpetrated a sadistic fraud, deceived a caring community.
In this documentary a group of boys is "isolated" for five days in a fully equipped house, with food, games, beds, toys etc. They are closely followed by a camera crew. We can observe how the boys react without any supervision and behave towards eachother. The result is mind boggling. After five days all the food is spilled mostly on the floor, most games and toys are broken, and the house is wrecked. The parents, who have been watching their sons for the past five days, are stunned when the boys leave the house.
Documentary about a private boys school in France. The school teaches unusual subjects such as hunting and Latin prayer. Recently, the school has been in need of a cash injection due to the school becoming dilapidated but with student numbers falling is it too late.
Alex is a boy who suffers from a severe form of Cystic fibrosis. He is also a gifted composer and musician. While suffering from the disease he undertakes the tough challenge of conducting Bach's Magnificat at Eton.
Looking at the life and downfall of the tenth Earl of Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, who went missing in 2004. A millionaire philanthropist, he gradually fell into a lifestyle that included drugs and womanizing, and ended up on the French Riviera spending his time and money in hostess bars.
Two ten-year-old (female) best friends find themselves being kidnapped outside of their local school by a notorious pedophile. This film tells of their ordeal, their eventual rescue and the outcome of the events that took place.
Follow up to the 1999 film, Fifteen. 10 years later the film follows the progress of Kimberley, a mum of two children; after having one child taken off her by social services she is determined not to have the other taken away. The film also explores her life with her new boyfriend and tries to find out what makes a good mother.
Comedian David Baddiel's father Colin has Pick's Disease, a rare form of dementia that makes him prone to extreme outbursts. This film follows David and his brothers' attempts to care for him after the death of their mum.