Three 13-year-olds go on a trip of a lifetime to explore the geography of India. Dua, Amalia and Nayan find out what life is really like for the people of India. They take a cruise down the Ganges river, play cricket in an Indian village, visit a remarkable school and go to work with young Indians. The students experience life in two contrasting centres - Patna, a very traditional Indian city, and Bangalore, one of India's fastest growing cities and a place which has a far more westernised feel. As they cruise on the mighty Ganges, the students discover how the river supports life across the whole of northern India. However the river is under threat from increased pollution and the blind river dolphin is becoming an endangered species. Most of India's population lives in the countryside where the teenagers discover that life is very different from anything they have experienced elsewhere. However, the most basic technology is now having a huge impact on rural livelihoods.
Historian Bettany Hughes explores what made Britain so attractive to the ancient Romans that they made it a province of their great empire. Bettany visits the Roman fort at Vindolanda, the sacred baths at Aquae Sulis and the Corinium Museum, to find out what life was like for the Roman soldiers, women and children who lived in Roman Britain. Looking at stunning artefacts, from a ring inscribed with 'mum and dad', to pieces of lead inscribed with sadistic curses and a beautiful piece of painted glass depicting gladiatorial fights, Bettany unravels how people lived at this time. We see archaeologists in action and find out what Romano-British homes of the wealthy would have looked like, and learn how their elaborate under floor heating systems - known as hypocausts - worked, and were also a daily potential hazard.
Five animated stories giving a unique insight into the lives of young people who have sought refuge in the UK, told by the children themselves. These powerful and moving films explore themes such as separation and persecution - as well as adapting to a new life in Britain - in a way that is accessible for younger viewers.