Business & Economics

The Billionaires Who Made Our World

They are the tech giants that have completely changed the way we live our lives. How we shop, work, communicate and socialize.This fascinating documentary series gets under the skin of billionaires Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. How did they get started, what drives them to succeed and what do they think about the impact they have had on the world?

Billion Dollar Downfall

Billion Dollar Downfall

He was welcomed at the White House, met billionaires like Bill Gates and counted celebrities as his friends. Now he faces 291 years in jail. Silent since his 2019 arrest, tycoon Arif Naqvi is now seen and heard for the first time. He called himself the ‘flag carrier of impact investing’, claiming you can get rich while doing good. Then he was accused of fraud and racketeering. What went wrong?

Brunel: Building a Great Britain

Brunel: Building A Great Britain

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the British civil engineer, is considered one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history. He was responsible for such astonishing feats as steamship travel across the Atlantic, building the first tunnel under a major river and constructing docks, harbors and bridges. His designs helped Britain to expand and grow as the powerhouse of the world.

Data Overload: Is The Cloud Damaging The Planet?

Data Overload: Is The Cloud Damaging The Planet?

We all love the cloud. It stores our pictures and emails, it powers our internet searches and it helps us stream movies and box sets. But the cloud depends on vast data centers that use enormous amounts of power. Every time we go online, we increase its carbon footprint. This fascinating documentary investigates a growing environmental problem we’re all responsible for.

The Industrial Revolution

Watch The Industrial Revolution on BBC Select

The Industrial Revolution was one of the greatest transformative moments in history. It revolutionized the way humans worked, how they ordered their societies and how they thought about their lives. But why did it happen in Britain as opposed to France or even the United States?

Historian Jeremy Black tries to unravel the mysteries of this era-defining development in this fascinating industrial revolution documentary.