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Secrets of China

Episode 3: How to Get Rich

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Billie JD Porter explores how China's recent boom is changing people's lives fast, from migrant workers in Guangzhou to new tourist industry jobs on China's only tropical island. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Olly Bootle
Director:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Nel Hedayat explores the controversial world of music videos and meets the girls who dream of being in them. Nel uncovers the dark side of the industry in the UK and in America. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Actress Lenora Crichlow sets off to South Africa to discover the story of how Nelson Mandela brought peace to his country and what he means to people there today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lenora Crichlow
Director:
Ben Steele
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Five teachers from China take over the education of 50 teenagers in a Hampshire school. It is exam week. Can their pupils knuckle down and show benefits from the Chinese approach? Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Ben Rumney
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni

Genres

Slum Survivors

Episode 1: Lagos

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Three HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

In Lagos, Nigeria, three British mechanics are guided and challenged for ten days by extraordinary slum dwellers who use dedication, passion and guts to succeed. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni

Slum Survivors

Episode 2: Jakarta

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Three HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Young Brits embark on a crash course in urban survival in the world's biggest slums. Three trainee chefs swap their clean UK kitchens for street food stalls in Indonesia. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni
Producer:
Claire McFall
Director:
Claire McFall

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Five teachers from China take over the education of 50 teenagers in a Hampshire school. As the project continues, the kids rebel against the long days and strict discipline. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Ben Rumney
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni

Genres

Slum Survivors

Episode 3: Mumbai

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Three HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Young Brits embark on a crash course in urban survival in the world's biggest slums. Three plumbers learn to plumb the local way in the open sewers of Mumbai. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni

Secrets of South America

Episode 1: Extreme Beauty Queens

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Three HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Billie JD Porter goes inside the Miss Venezuela boot camp, where plastic surgery and punishing diets transform young girls into beauty queens in the world's most extreme contest. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni
Producer:
Claire McFall
Assistant Producer:
Almudena Garcia-Parrado

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 6 months

The story of the five fires that foretold and might have prevented the Grenfell Tower disaster, in which 72 people died. Show more

Contributors

Voice of Elizabeth Hickman:
Emma Hall
Hickman 999 Call Operator:
Lucie Lovatt
Executive Producer:
Dan Reed
Director:
Jamie Roberts
Assistant Producer:
Simon Bunney
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni
Film Editor:
Alistair Martin
Producer:
Owen Phillips
Producer:
Dan Newling
Re-recording mixer:
Matt Skilton
On-line editing:
Andrew Mitchell
Colourist:
Vicki Matich
Composer:
Chad Hobson
Camera Assistant:
David Kigundu
Production Company:
undefined Amos Pictures Ltd
Producer:
Jamie Roberts

Secrets of China

Episode 1: Fit in or Fail

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Billie JD Porter reveals what it's really like to grow up in China, where respect for state and elders is being drilled into the next generation. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni

Secrets of China

Episode 2: Desperate for Love

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Three HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Billie JD Porter plunges into the competitive world of Chinese love - where marriage markets, dating bootcamps and even plastic surgery are used to increase marriage potential. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Claire McFall
Director:
Claire McFall
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Line Producer:
Jackie McKinney
Assistant Producer:
Ruairi Dunne
Film Editor:
Chris Brainwood
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Production Department:
Melissa Hameed
Production Company:
The Garden Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for years

Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he has encountered, such as the eccentric Yorkshireman who founded a giant tortoise sanctuary on his island in the Seychelles. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Line Producer:
Jackie McKinney
Assistant Producer:
Ruairi Dunne
Film Editor:
Chris Brainwood
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Production Department:
Melissa Hameed
Production Company:
The Garden Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

In this first episode, Simon revisits the incredible characters he’s met while travelling the globe and catches up with a ten-year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in Bangladesh. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Colourist:
Paul Fallon
Line Producer:
Jackie McKinney
Assistant Producer:
Ruairi Dunne
Film Editor:
Tony Graynoth
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Production Department:
Melissa Hameed
Production Company:
The Garden Productions

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

Simon looks at his journeys through some of the world’s most spectacular and unspoilt wildernesses, and reflects on the huge challenges faced when trying to protect them. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Colourist:
Paul Fallon
Line Producer:
Jackie McKinney
Assistant Producer:
Ruairi Dunne
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Production Department:
Melissa Hameed
Production Company:
The Garden Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Five teachers from China take over the education of 50 teenagers in a Hampshire school. Day one of the experiment proves a shock for everyone. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Ben Rumney
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni

Genres

Secrets of China

Fit in or Fail

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

In the first episode of this three-part series, Billie JD Porter reveals what it's really like to grow up in China. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni