Spain’s newest female bullfighter: from dancer to matador

Duration: 4.31

Conchi Rios is one of only four women out of 820 matadors fighting bulls in Spain.

The twenty-five-year-old former contemporary dancer spoke about what appeals in bullfighting to her and how she almost gave up trying to be a success in the male-dominated industry.

This film, originally published on 3 December 2016 on, that day become the fourth Most Watched Video on the BBC News website. It was also broadcast on BBC World News TV channel and a shorter version featured on the BBC news app for mobile.

The World’s Oldest Powerlifter

Duration: 4.17

Pensioner Svend Stensgaard had a thrilling career as an immigration officer in Denmark. But life in retirement just wasn’t exciting enough – so he took up powerlifting.

Now 93, Svend is the world’s oldest licensed powerlifter, entering top competitions across the world and lifting up to 150kg. Even a heart attack three years ago hasn’t stopped him.

This film, originally published on 9 February 2016 on, that day became one of the Most Watched videos on the BBC News website and it was broadcast on the BBC News TV channel.

Behold the Family Bicycle: electric motor, sidecar or cargo carrier

Duration: 2.31

In the world’s self-proclaimed bicycle capital, where half the population cycles regularly, manufacturers at Copenhagen Bike Show reveal their latest creations in a bid to boost flat cycle sales throughout Europe.

This film, originally published on 18 March 2015 on, on that day was the highest video entry in the Popular Now top ten page list throughout the website. The story’s corresponding article (behind a subscription paywall on can be read here.

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto on his Serpentine pavilion

Duration: 3.46

Every summer the Serpentine pavilion in London’s Hyde Park is designed by a guest architect to create a special temporary structure. In 2013, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto is the youngest person to design the annual building. The Guardian’s architecture critic Oliver Wainwright speaks to Fujimoto about his creation and explores the latticework

London 2012 Olympics: The man who starts Usain Bolt

Duration: 6.46

Athletics starter Alan Bell fired the starter gun for this summer’s 100-metre race that featured Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Justin Gatlin. But as Alan – the Youth Sport Trust’s international development co-ordinator – reveals here, he already knows Olympic champion Bolt well.

Here, Alan discusses disqualifying the Jamaican runner at the 2011 World Athletics championships in South Korea and seeing Bolt setting a 100 metres world record of 9.58 seconds at the 2009 World Athletics championships in Berlin.