The start of the biggest-ever show trial of outlaw motorcycle riders. A 2002 face down between the Hells Angels and the Mongols in a Nevada casino left several dead and many more seriously injured from knife and gunshot wounds.

At the turn of the millennium, Ricky Martin and Staying-Alive took a look at lives at threat from HIV/AIDS in Thailand, France, Uganda and the US.

Many people think of the "mega" beasts as dinosaurs, extinct long before humans walked the earth.  But, as this program shows, many giant mammals died out only very recently, co-existing with modern humans.

Icon of the 60's, star of more than 70 films, human rights activist and musician Jane Birkin talks intimately about her life.

Whether it's opera, art song, folk song, oratorio or popular song, live or recorded, Bryn Terfel is a towering presence in the international music world. Alan Yentob meets the man in this BBC profile.

Any fan of Richard Lester's A Hard Day's Night won't want to miss the documentary The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit by Albert and David Maysles. The Maysles brothers were given extraordinary access to the Beatles during their first trip to the U.S., in February 1964, for several concerts and their seminal first appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. Like Hard Day's Night, which came out later that year, this film (also known as What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.) shows lots of spontaneous cheekiness with the press and fans; the Beatles' wide-eyed bemusement at the hysteria they caused; as much cutting up as a tiny hotel room allows; and even specific scenes--goofing off on a commuter train, mod dancing in a nightclub--that would later appear in Lester's film. The only thing missing is Paul's grandfather.The performance segments alone are a must for fans. The three Ed Sullivan appearances show a great cross section of their hits at the time, including "All My Loving," "I Saw Her Standing There," a beautifully delivered "This Boy" by John Lennon, and a wobbly "I Saw Her Standing There" so out of tune George Harrison nearly cracks up as he listens to Lennon and Paul McCartney struggle for harmony. The blurry, badly mic'd footage of the concert at the Washington Coliseum shows the Beatles acting as their own roadies, setting up their instruments; the platform Ringo Starr drums on lurches ominously with each downbeat. It was a more innocent, exuberant time, to be sure, and this sweet documentary lets the Beatles phenomenon speak for itself.

The Queen Mary 2 is the largest and one of the most presitgious passenger ocean liners in the world.  The launch documentary covered the history of ocean travel and the company behind the QM2, Cunard.

The 2003 Rugby World Cup was an unforgettable experience and the closing moments of the final against Australia brought a new English sporting saviour into the limelight - Johnny Wilkinson. This documentary presents a portrait of the unassuming hero and BBC sports personality of the year.

Egyptologist Dominic Monstserrat and archeologist Miriam Cooke go on a quest to find answers to some of the greatest mysteries of this ancient culture.