First transmitted in 1976, film cameras follow City of London traders in foreign exchange, metals, stocks and shares; money lenders who deal in millions of pounds at a time; and Lloyds underwriters who bet than an accident will never happen and risk losing their shirt if it does. This is a world of frantic face to face dealing soon to be transformed by cheaper, computer-led dealing systems, satellite communications and fibre optic cables to create a fast-moving global market, worlds away from the street markets that they had once resembled. (R)
Recently added programmes "Inside Story"
1999 - Fish TalesFirst transmitted in 1999, a self-made multi-millionaire, a would-be rock star and a veteran fish trader are among the many dedicated traders wheeling and dealing at Billingsgate, the early morning seafood bazaar which is Britain's largest inland fish market. (R)
From Blighty to BelizeFirst transmitted in 1978, this film focuses on the day to day lives of the British troops guarding the Belize/Guatemala border and their celebrations on Christmas Day, 1977. It's a very different life here than the squaddies are used to, but it's not quite a 'Caribbean holiday'. They struggle to come to terms with the daily routine, the boredom, missing their loved ones and meeting the basic needs of life such as ensuring there is enough fresh food to eat.
Latest "Documentaries" programmes online
Series 1 - Episode 8Actor Dominic Monaghan explores more remote, spectacular and dangerous landscapes around the world in search of unusual and interesting animal inhabitants. As this exhilarating travel adventure series concludes, he travels to Guatemala in South America in the hope of finding a venomous lizard.
Series 6 - Floating Town: Monster MovesWim Jelsma and Carin Koning want to build and move their dream home - one of seven floating mansions that will become a new waterborne community in the Netherlands.
Series 2 - The Hollywood Hillside StranglerHollywood has always had a dark side, but Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono were perhaps its darkest.