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BBC World News

BBC World News

 

The latest global news from the world’s largest news broadcaster. The newscasts contain all the most up-to-date news, interviews, analysis, business reports and world sports news.

 

 

 

MAKE48

 

MAKE48 is an exciting look at the entire invention process from idea to store shelf. In this unique series, teams compete to develop a new product idea, plan it, make a prototype and pitch it – all in just 48 hours. In the first four episodes, the viewer is immersed in the action as the invention process unfolds. With the constant pressure of the “ticking clock,” the teams brainstorm, design and build their ideas in order to pitch a working prototype to a team of industry-savvy judges. Industry A-listers roam the competition floor and give advice on all facets of product design and development, and a panel of industry experts weigh in on the prototype’s function and marketability. At the end of the second day, the field will be narrowed down to just three teams who advance on the path to market. Judges include: buyers from the home shopping channel QVC, Squatty Potty’s Judy Edwards (a Shark Tank mega-success), and Wet and Forget’s Adam Smith. In episode five, the prototype judging begins and only three inventions are chosen to move on to episode six, “The Road to Marketplace,” where they are fine-tuned, tested, and re-engineered by national design firms. Then, in episode seven, the top three teams are paired with national creative marketing firms to dive into the world of marketing, creative strategy, crowd- funding, product video production and brand strategy. Episode eight is the finale, where the product developers present the final design along with manufacturing and marketing plans to an industry panel and crowd-funding experts at Indiegogo. The product crowdfunding campaigns are launched on Indiegogo to promote the product and gain critical consumer feedback in advance of the actual retail launch. The finale ends with the final outcome of the three new products heading to market.

 

 

 

NOVA
Decoding da Vinci

 

Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance genius. Not only did he paint masterpieces of art, but he was an obsessive scientist and inventor, dreaming up complex machines centuries ahead of his time, including parachutes, armored tanks, hang gliders, and robots. On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, with the help of biographer Walter Isaacson, NOVA investigates the secrets of Leonardo’s success.

 

 

 

LIFE FROM ABOVE
Changing Planet

 

Cameras in space show just how fast our planet is changing. Cities are growing, forests are disappearing and glaciers melting but in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape, saving a family of chimpanzees.

 

 

 

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Mexico City

 

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
This four-part series provides unparalleled access to some of the most innovative artists of our time, revealing how they engage with the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways. The featured artists are grouped by their unique and revealing relationships to the places where they live.

 

Mexico City
Featured are Damian Ortega, who makes sculptures from ordinary objects; Pedro Reyes, who designs solutions to social problems; Minerva Cuevas, who creates interventions in public space; and feature filmmaker Natalia Almada.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Red

 

Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko’s greatest challenge: creating the murals for New York’s iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko’s assistant.

 

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Northern Spain

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Northern Spain

 

Host Pete Evans travels to beautiful Bilbao, Spain, in this week’s episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Pete’s here to cook up an incredible feast with star chefs Agustin Araquistain and Dani Lopez. Gathering inspiration from this incredible region, the team heads out to the seaside town of San Sebastian, where they sample an assortment of small traditional snacks called pintxos. Then they jump in to make their own versions, including Anchovies with Guindilla Chiles and Olives; Blood-Sausage-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers; Shrimp, Hard-Boiled Eggs, and Aioli; and a mouthwatering Squid with a Basque Vinaigrette. Leaving San Sebastian, they visit a farm in scenic Getaria to learn about Idiazabel, an artisanal cheese made with sheep’s milk from the farm’s herd. Heading back to San Sebastian, the chefs roll up their sleeves at the Mimo Cooking School and cook up a delicious Basque-inspired meal with Steak and Roasted Piquillo Peppers; Tear-Shaped Peas with Artichokes, Asparagus, and Carrots; Stuffed Squid with Ink Sauce; Kokotxas “Pil Pil,” and a Sheep Milk Custard with Walnut Ice Cream for dessert.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
La fille du régiment

 

Watch Donizetti’s romantic comedy about a budding military relationship starring Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena in a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks. Special guest Kathleen Turner makes her Met debut. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

 

 

 

MUSIC VOYAGER
Yellow Roads: Italy – Amalfi Coast & Capri

 

Hosted by Paulino Duran, the Music Voyager travels the length of the Amalfi coast line, following the yellow roads off the main highways. From the sun drenched cliffs of Positano cruising along each seaside resort and small towns, to tasting the heavenly cuisines and sampling the unique culture as it becomes more of a personal journey, the team ends up at a private performance of the Tarantula musicians in a wine cellar on the southern coast of Italy.

 

 

 

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