Scarface was many things too many people - a ruthless and vindictive murderer, a generous patron and a wild and glamorous impresario. But to all, Capone is the most notorious gangster in American history. This in-depth programme follows his journey from the immigrant neighbourhood of his youth to the glittering circles of Chicago's powerful elite. For much of the century, they were the most powerful force in American organised crime. But internal striife and the tireless work of law enforcement brought this once-dominant organisation to its knees. From his childhood on the New York City Streets to his ongoing attempts to come to terms with his criminal pasty, biography chronicles the life of the man whose story formed the basis for the hit movie.
The boys mission is straightforward: to get off lifes humdrum path for a more exciting, daring and off-the-beaten one. In just four days, the guys trek approximately one hundred miles across life-threatening landscapes including steep mountains, insufferably hot deserts, freezing-cold canyons and snake-infested jungles on foot, raft, skis and even skateboard, in search of the most extreme places on earth.
From the Walkman to the bra, these are the innovations that have changed all of our lives. But what is number one on the list? The gadget: It's small enough to hold in your hands. It's mechanical or electronic and mass-produced. It's a personal item that evolves from novelty to necessity and ultimately shows its paradigm-shifting power. In this entertaining programme, a diverse panel of hand-picked experts join forces with HISTORY to rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years and tell the surprising stories behind them.