Extraordinary Women

Stories of past, present, and future women pioneers, scientists, scholars, and artists.

    • 4 episodes
    • 94%

    Dr. Amanda Foreman’s unprecedented series traverses countries and continents to uncover key stories of women that have made history

    • 30m
    • 96%

    A modern tale of working mothers told through the eyes of the unlikeliest women. Set against the backdrop of national reconciliation, these two women represent a new generation helping to turn post-genocide Rwanda into one of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world.

    • 1h 30m
    • 96%
    • 4K

    The Queen’s Hamlet is a palace disguised as a peasant’s cottage hidden in the Versailles gardens. A romantic hideaway, Marie-Antoinette conceived it as a reminder of her carefree youth in Vienna. The Revolution left it for a ruin. Now, two centuries later its renovation finally begins.

    • E7
    • 40m
    • 95%

    This episode celebrates JOAN RIVERS and includes highlights from her comedy career while host and comedy writer, Barry Cryer, will recall some of her funniest moments.

    • 58m
    • 97%

    In August 1843 a brilliant young countess, Ada Lovelace, approached an irascible inventor to offer her help to secure funding for the world’s first mechanical computer. She alone had grasped the full implications of such a machine and had even written the first computer program for it.

  • Original
    • E4
    • 13m
    • 98%

    Known as the First Lady of the World, Eleanor Roosevelt was a leader in her own right and involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her life. She was one of the most active first ladies in history and worked for political, racial and social justice.

    • E1
    • 26m
    • 88%

    Oumaima Manai is a young, committed Tunisian dancer and choreographer. Sarah Diouf is a young designer born in France, who settled in Dakar after spending her childhood in Abidjan. Roger Landu is a Congolese orchestra conductor.

    • 52m
    • 94%

    Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix and Jacqueline Cochran, American aviatrix -- Their extraordinary supersonic duel lasted 15 years through the 1950's and 1960's, and saw both Jacquelines write their names in aviation history. Their passion: to become the world's fastest flyer.

    • 3 episodes
    • 98%

    Presented by Dr Hannah Fry, this series journeys through the evolution of maths.

    • 1h 42m
    • 90%

    Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company.

    • 2 episodes
    • 93%

    The Vikings changed Europe forever, yet half of them have almost completely disappeared from collective memory: the women.

    • 4 episodes
    • 91%
    • 4K

    Here is nature seen through the hearts, minds and eyes of the world’s greatest female cinematographers.

    • E66
    • 11m
    • 95%
    • 4K

    For decades, it was thought that ADHD primarily affected boys and men. But new research is revealing the stunning impact the disorder can have on women, leading to effective treatments for millions who may be suffering in silence.

    • 1h 10m
    • 95%

    The untold story of one of the world's greatest women artists and why her name was nearly lost to history.

    • 51m
    • 96%

    Josephine de Beauharnais was Napoleon's Empress, his muse, and his great love. It is next to impossible to imagine him without her or her without him. Hundreds of letters, long thought to be lost, have allowed us to reveal the true life of the clandestine Empress.