Special: The Highest Pass Category: Documentaries A modern Indian yogi and guru leads seven motorcycle riders up the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Along the way, they learn that the highest pass is within.
NHK: Facing up to History - Oliver Stone in Japan Category: Documentaries Join award-winning Hollywood director Oliver Stone as he visits the atom-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to answer the questions: how should nations that have been at war confront the past, and how should they live in the present?
In Focus: Who Owns Our Water? Category: News & Current Affairs Locals are outraged in areas where large companies pump up precious drinking water for profit. This documentary exposes the multi-billion dollar deals that are being made with water around the world.
NHK: World Order - Live at Budokan Category: Documentaries Watch as innovative Japanese dance group WORLD ORDER prepares for their performance at the legendary venue, Budokan, and experience what it is to see them live on a 360 degree stage.
NHK: A Gift of Courage and Resilience Category: Documentaries Ever since the 3.11 disaster, singer/actress Jane Birkin has been on a world tour rallying support for Japan -- despite a heart condition. In the severely damaged city of Ishinomaki she gives a charity concert and meets local disaster survivors.
Himalaya with Michael Palin: North by Northwest Category: Documentaries (Episode 1) Join Monty Python star Michael Palin on his journey through the North-West Frontier Province where he visits a street dentist, participates in a bull race, purchases a James Bond pen-pistol, and learns the birthplace of free-style polo.
Himalaya with Michael Palin: Annapurna to Everest Category: Documentaries (Episode 3) In the western part of Nepal, in the foothills of the great peaks of Annapurna and Daulagiri, intrepid traveller Michael Palin accompanies Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Griffith, commander of the British Gurkha in Nepal, on the annual recruitment drive.