Tuesday

23 August

  • 06:00

    Is It Real?

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    Ancient Astronauts, Season 1 | Episode 21

    Evolution, intelligent design or alien visitation? A dedicated group of believers insist that we were visited by aliens thousands of years ago and we owe our existence to them. Some experts arent so sure. Join the National Geographic Channel as Is It Real? examines the evidence and separates the science from the science fiction.

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  • 06:30

    Money Meltdown

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    Silver Sword, Golden Pig, Season 1 | Episode 11

    Diego explores the martial arts world in search of weapons that might be made with precious metals. He hits a dead end with a master sensei, but the sensei refers him to a surly ancient weapons dealer. Rich knows that marine testing equipment was made with precious metals in order to withstand salt water corrosion. He visits a warehouse that turns out to be a treasure trove of old test equipment, but little worth buying is available for sale. And Dave travels 200 miles to visit a gold mine in search of crystalized gold, one of the rarest forms of gold on the planet. He strikes out in finding any gold in the mine, but when he coaxes some raw specimens from the mine owner, Dave is poised to uncover a type of gold that is often worth several times more than regular gold.

    Go to show
  • 07:00

    Cold Water Gold

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    Be Careful What You Wish For, Season 1 | Episode 7

    Its late fall, and the mackerel arent running at all on the northeast shore of Newfoundland. Fearful of losing his veteran crew, Richard has decided to take the biggest gamble of his career and head 200 nautical miles north to Labrador in search of the elusive and valuable fish. After laying down $10,000 on fuel and supplies, one of his most trusted crew members delivers crushing news the night before the big trip.

  • 08:00

    Wicked Tuna

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    Bait And Switch, Season 4 | Episode 15

    Hard Merchandise's closest rivals are all within striking distance of the lead and the battle for the top spot will go down to the final day.

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  • 08:50

    Car S.O.S.

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    Cosworth In Crisis, Season 1 | Episode 1

    Mechanics Tim and Fuzz are called in to rescue a classic Ford Sierra RS Cosworth that has been left to rust in a garage ever since the owner's brother was involved in a tragic accident. In a race against the clock the lads set about a major mechanical overhaul, even fitting a replacement Cosworth engine. With only three weeks to complete their mission before the car has to be returned to it's unsuspecting owner, will the lads deliver a road going rocket… or a Dagenham Dustbin?

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  • 09:40

    Megafactories

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    Super Cars: Porsche 911, Season 1 | Episode 70

    A closer look at the redesigning of the seventh-generation Porsche 911, which is virtually brand new in terms of size, design and performance.

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  • 10:30

    Yukon River Run

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    Alaskan adventurer Scotty Lamkin and his crew stop in the tiny village of Rampart, desperate to find a boat and motor to help steer their raft.

  • 11:20

    Time Scanners

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    Colosseum, Season 1 | Episode 4

    Engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of laser-scanning experts to Rome in Italy on a quest to uncover unanswered mysteries at the Colosseum

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  • 12:10

    Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos

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    Killer Current, Season 1 | Episode 7

    Renowned underwater photographer Brian Skerry is known for not only taking stunning images, but for bringing important environmental issues to the general public's attention. Despite this experience, he's not prepared for what he finds on his latest assignment for National Geographic magazine, when he travels to a remote corner of the planet to photograph "pristine" coral reefs in the Phoenix Islands. He arrives to find hectares of dead coral - the result of increased water temperatures due to a recent El Niño event. With just over a week to document the area through photographs, Brian is unsure what story he'll be able to tell, until - amidst the desolation, Brian finds signs that, like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, the coral here is rebuilding itself. It seems that when left to its own devices, life really does find a way.

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  • 12:40

    The Fearless Chef

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    Peru, Season 1 | Episode 7

    Kiran Jethwa, The Fearless Chef, ventures into the isolated Amazonian jungle of Peru with the Huachipaeri and Matsiguenka tribes, where he samples termites, worms and a host of medicinal plants.

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  • 13:35

    Lords Of War

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    Handheld Shotgun, Season 1 | Episode 16

    Sean and his team of experts are in Lehigh Acres, Florida in the search for the best military items and collectibles for their auction. Shooter meets a man with a unique anti-bandit gun. He and Jim take it to the range to test this powerful weapon. Sean evaluates what could be a late 16th century treasure chest used by pirates on the high seas. Hammer takes a look at a 17th century Indian thrusting dagger, used by the samurai of northern India. Shooter evaluates and tests Ma Deuce, the M2 browning machine gun.

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  • 14:05

    Evacuate Earth

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    Micro Monsters, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Do amazing breakthroughs in technology bring terrifying new levels of danger to humanity? We this deadly question by exploring some of the dangers posed by one of the most promising new technologies: nano-robotics. This one-houir program postulates an environmental clean-up robot the size of a molecule, which is hacked by a rogue engineer and turned into a spreading, flesh-consuming monster. In this scenario, it becomes clear that the only technology fit to fight back against this nano-robot is another robot a near-microscopic nano-aircraft built by the American military. The nano-weapon does handle the initial threat but when it spins out of control and begins attacking cities around the world, the cure becomes more deadly and world-threatening than the disease. Only by resorting to an improvised weapon radar used to fuse and melt the tiny inner workings of these military robots does humanity escape this gruesome fate.

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  • 15:00

    Do or Die

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    Deadly Mudslide, Season 1 | Episode 16

    Stay alive when you get caught in a stampede of over-anxious shoppers and think fast when a mudslide overtakes your car.

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  • 15:30

    Shark Men

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    The juvenile great white expedition continues off the coast of southern California, where Dr. Domeier and the crew successfully landed two juvenile white sharks on the first day of their Malibu expedition. In science sample-size is vital so the crew continues angling with hopes of catching additional young white sharks needed. The team hopes to eventually unlock the mystery of how juvenile sharks arrive at adult aggregation sites once they mature.

  • 16:25

    World's Toughest Fixes

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    Pipeline Shutdown, Season 1 | Episode 8

    Sean Riley and a crew of 100 shut down the Trans-Alaska pipeline for a major fix that involves highly explosive and dangerous crude oil.

  • 17:20

    Star Talk

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    Brian Cox, Season 1 | Episode 12

    Host Neil deGrasse Tyson talks to Brian Cox, the English particle physicist, about superheroes, communicating science and much more.

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  • 18:15

    Wicked Tuna

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    Bait And Switch, Season 4 | Episode 15

    Hard Merchandise's closest rivals are all within striking distance of the lead and the battle for the top spot will go down to the final day.

    Go to show
  • 19:10

    Science of Stupid

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    Ski Tricks and Waterside Drives, Season 2 | Episode 13

    Learn just you can embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when driving over water, operating a crane and performing aerial tricks on skis.

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  • 19:35

    Science of Stupid

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    Bottle Rockets and Aerial Kicks, Season 2 | Episode 14

    We see how running downhill, attempting an aerial kick and launching a bottle rocket can all lead to disaster.

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  • 20:05

    Car S.O.S.

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    Beetle Mania, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Tim & Fuzz head to Southampton on a mission to rescue a Beetle called Boris that almost bankrupted its owner. With Boris back at base the boys uncover some truly awful repairs and shocking rust which means a lot panels get replaced, it also means they can give the old bug a new look with sloping headlamps and retro bumpers but, as ever, they dont see eye to eye on the details. To add to the makeover mix a graphic artist is commissioned to reinvent Boris wacky paint job for a laid back new life with its surfer owner. The piece de resistance is a wind up reveal in which the poor owner is told his tired old bug is vandalized, the truth, of course, is quite the reverse.

    Go to show
  • 21:00

    Restoration Garage

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    Dream Cars, Season 1 | Episode 1

    David Grainger asks his team to do the impossible: replicate a car that went missing more than 70 years ago using the most flammable metal on earth. A man with a dream rolls into the Guild looking to transform his Lincoln Continental into a killer movie car from the 70s. Can the team manage two total recreations and deliver a longtime restoration classic, a 63 Thunderbird, to its owner on time?

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  • 21:55

    Inside the American Mob

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    In 1980, the five families of New York City continue to run the American mob with an iron fist and a million scams. But one of the most successful and enduring mob families in America is in Philadelphia, an organized crime operation run by an old school don named Angelo Bruno. In 1980, Bruno is assassinated, and a bloody new era begins. The Genovese family want a cut of the action in the newly booming Atlantic City, and their man on the shore is a ruthless gangster named Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, who rises through the ranks after Bruno is killed. Phil Testa takes over the Philly family, but, within a year, a bomb detonates on his porch, blowing him to pieces. Scarfo becomes the boss, and his number two is his nephew, Philip "Crazy Phil" Leonetti, a hit man raised from childhood to be a cold-blooded murderer.

  • 22:50

    Megastructures

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    Building Green Beijing, Season 1 | Episode 59

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  • 23:45

    Breakthrough

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    The Age of Aging, Season 1 | Episode 1

    Humankind has searched for the fountain of youth since the beginning of recorded history. Scientific advancements have increased life expectancy, but now that living into the 80s is commonplace, we have a new problem. We need to extend not just lifespan, but healthspan. A pioneering band of scientists now believe they have the knowledge to target and slow the mechanisms of aging.

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  • 00:40

    Inside the American Mob

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    In 1980, the five families of New York City continue to run the American mob with an iron fist and a million scams. But one of the most successful and enduring mob families in America is in Philadelphia, an organized crime operation run by an old school don named Angelo Bruno. In 1980, Bruno is assassinated, and a bloody new era begins. The Genovese family want a cut of the action in the newly booming Atlantic City, and their man on the shore is a ruthless gangster named Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, who rises through the ranks after Bruno is killed. Phil Testa takes over the Philly family, but, within a year, a bomb detonates on his porch, blowing him to pieces. Scarfo becomes the boss, and his number two is his nephew, Philip "Crazy Phil" Leonetti, a hit man raised from childhood to be a cold-blooded murderer.

  • 01:35

    Car S.O.S.

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    Beetle Mania, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Tim & Fuzz head to Southampton on a mission to rescue a Beetle called Boris that almost bankrupted its owner. With Boris back at base the boys uncover some truly awful repairs and shocking rust which means a lot panels get replaced, it also means they can give the old bug a new look with sloping headlamps and retro bumpers but, as ever, they dont see eye to eye on the details. To add to the makeover mix a graphic artist is commissioned to reinvent Boris wacky paint job for a laid back new life with its surfer owner. The piece de resistance is a wind up reveal in which the poor owner is told his tired old bug is vandalized, the truth, of course, is quite the reverse.

    Go to show
  • 02:30

    Restoration Garage

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    Dream Cars, Season 1 | Episode 1

    David Grainger asks his team to do the impossible: replicate a car that went missing more than 70 years ago using the most flammable metal on earth. A man with a dream rolls into the Guild looking to transform his Lincoln Continental into a killer movie car from the 70s. Can the team manage two total recreations and deliver a longtime restoration classic, a 63 Thunderbird, to its owner on time?

    Go to show
  • 03:30

    Money Meltdown

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    Silver Sword, Golden Pig, Season 1 | Episode 11

    Diego explores the martial arts world in search of weapons that might be made with precious metals. He hits a dead end with a master sensei, but the sensei refers him to a surly ancient weapons dealer. Rich knows that marine testing equipment was made with precious metals in order to withstand salt water corrosion. He visits a warehouse that turns out to be a treasure trove of old test equipment, but little worth buying is available for sale. And Dave travels 200 miles to visit a gold mine in search of crystalized gold, one of the rarest forms of gold on the planet. He strikes out in finding any gold in the mine, but when he coaxes some raw specimens from the mine owner, Dave is poised to uncover a type of gold that is often worth several times more than regular gold.

    Go to show
  • 04:00

    Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos

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    Killer Current, Season 1 | Episode 7

    Renowned underwater photographer Brian Skerry is known for not only taking stunning images, but for bringing important environmental issues to the general public's attention. Despite this experience, he's not prepared for what he finds on his latest assignment for National Geographic magazine, when he travels to a remote corner of the planet to photograph "pristine" coral reefs in the Phoenix Islands. He arrives to find hectares of dead coral - the result of increased water temperatures due to a recent El Niño event. With just over a week to document the area through photographs, Brian is unsure what story he'll be able to tell, until - amidst the desolation, Brian finds signs that, like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, the coral here is rebuilding itself. It seems that when left to its own devices, life really does find a way.

    Go to show
  • 04:30

    Megacities

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    Hong Kong is the worlds busiest container port. A system of incredible complexity and technology that millions depend on, but few understand. A fantastic voyage now begins: a journey deep inside … the world's MegaCities.

  • 05:00

    Abandoned

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    Maryland Grist Mill, Season 1 | Episode 3

    Jay, Dan, and Mark search for forgotten relics in a rare historic gem - an 18th-century gristmill in Westminster, Maryland thats been abandoned for decades . During its heyday, farmers brought their grains here to be ground into flour , and the mill was a bustling cornerstone of trade for the local community . Now, the team moves through the dilapidated structures on the property, hunting for valuable objects, some of which may even date back to when the place first opened its doors . In each building, they discover a myriad of historic relics, from antique farming equipment to old-fashioned cooking devices . But the old grist mill is where they come across their biggest payoff . A temple to the art of pre-industrial engineering , its an impressive structure that turns out to be a salvagers paradise . Buried underneath a pile of rubble, they uncover a set of artistic ceramic tiles from the 19th century . Its a major find, one that Jay believes is worth a lot of money . Hes determined to save the beautiful tiles and the other relics, before theyre lost in the rundown buildings, already falling apart . But to do this, he must negotiate with the mills owner, a man whos attached to the property and is clearly not ready to let go .

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  • 05:30

    Is It Real?

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    Ancient Astronauts, Season 1 | Episode 21

    Evolution, intelligent design or alien visitation? A dedicated group of believers insist that we were visited by aliens thousands of years ago and we owe our existence to them. Some experts arent so sure. Join the National Geographic Channel as Is It Real? examines the evidence and separates the science from the science fiction.

    Go to show

Wednesday

24 August

  • 06:00

    Is It Real?

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    Russian Bigfoot, Season 1 | Episode 22

    Is it possible that Paleolithic people still walk this planet? In Mongolia and Russia, rumors about a hairy, ape-like creatures swirl the remote mountains. Here, many locals say a wildman called an "Almas" lives and breathes. Other believers say this stone-age survivor could be a relic Neanderthal. Could some Neanderthals still live and breathe today?

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  • 06:30

    Money Meltdown

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    No Country For Gold Men, Season 1 | Episode 12

    Dave finds a stamp mill, a device used to crush rocks into powder in order to get the gold out. Dave recruits his dad and buddies Jim and Dan to help him recover the gold powder from the ground. Diego goes to a race track because he thinks there might be old silver horseshoes, but when a trainer suggests he might find silver and platinum at the nearby horse hospital, he goes there instead. Rich heads out to a Wild West theme ranch used for movie shoots and theme weddings hoping to find precious metal antiques, but the owner wont let him search through the cowboy movie props.

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  • 07:00

    Cold Water Gold

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    Band of Brothers, Season 1 | Episode 8

    Donald is out to prove that he can stand up with the big boys. He races to Bonne Bay where reports of the biggest catches in memory are drawing in every boat in the region all fighting for a share of the catch and the cash. But with so many boats in one spot, Donald has to make sure they dont all beat him to the catch. For Conway and his dad, sparks are flying on the water. Its old school versus the young buck when father and son face off on how to hunt the herring.

  • 08:00

    Wicked Tuna

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    Masters of Bluefin, Season 4 | Episode 16

    As the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season is about to open, take a look back at the best and worst moments from the previous seasons of Wicked Tuna.

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  • 08:50

    Man vs. Viral

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    In an unfinished underground theatre in Central London, Buddy is literally climbing the walls as he puts Tim's Spiderman Vacuum Cleaner Climbing kit to the test. A workshop in Hereford sees the pair construct a 1000 litre cola bottle in their attempt to create a 10 metre high soda fountain, and at an industrial complex just outside Birmingham Buddy's strength and flexibility is taken to breaking point as he tries to ride on a pair of forklift trucks, as he does the splits.

  • 09:40

    Stephen Hawking's Science of The Future

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    Discover a new age where machines talk to machines, sciences come together to form new disciplines, and new connections are made every day.

  • 10:30

    Yukon River Run

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    After more than a week on the river, all three crews are on the hunt for some much-needed protein.

  • 11:20

    Time Scanners

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    St Paul s Cathedral, Season 1 | Episode 5

    Structural engineer Steve Burrows takes a team of laser-scanning experts to St. Pauls Cathedral in the heart of London. They venture inside the majestic dome to explore its ground-breaking 3-part structure with their state-of-the-art equipment, discover how the cathedrals architect Sir Christopher Wren overcame unstable foundations and immense structural forces to support his dome, and investigate how the cathedral survived a direct hit by a German bomb during the London Blitz. The laser scans produce genuine revelations and give the team new insight into this iconic architectural masterpiece.

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  • 12:10

    Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos

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    Pakistan, Season 1 | Episode 8

    Veteran photojournalist Ed Kashi delves deep into Pakistan's Punjab region to create a portrait far from the rigid and militant image seen by much of the Western world. From the ancient zeal of a Shiite ceremony where devotion is reflected through pain, to the trendy Gun Smoke restaurant where locals speak English and eat burgers, Ed's images capture the Pakistan of today.

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  • 12:40

    The Fearless Chef

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    Mongolia, Season 1 | Episode 8

    Kiran Jethwa, The Fearless Chef, braves the frozen bleak wilderness of Western Mongolia when he joins the Kazakh eagle hunters on a quest for wild rabbit on horseback.

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  • 13:40

    Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos

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    Redwood, Season 1 | Episode 1

    In this episode, we meet photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols, who's earned a reputation as being a resourceful adventurer who always returns from the field with breathtaking images. But in the quiet forest of northern California, he faces a whole new challenge when he tries to photograph a single redwood tree. With a team of climbers and scientists, Nick creates a robotic dolly system that will carry his cameras 100 meters into the forest canopy and take nearly a hundred photographs that will be stitched together to form one single jaw-dropping image of a redwood tree from top to bottom.

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  • 14:10

    Evacuate Earth

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    Flooded Earth, Season 1 | Episode 3

    A scientifically grounded look at the destructive power of the most important element in human survival: water. We explore the terrifying consequences that flash floods and rising sea levels could have on global populations, as experts explain how a massive volume of water might come to earth from space, and wreak havoc once it arrives. We examine several ways we could fight the rising tide: building immense seawalls to protect entire cities, underwater habitats, and finding new ways to live on the surface of the sea. As the ground begins to vanish beneath our feet, wed be forced to look at new ways to live on a planet that is becoming a water world but how long can we keep our heads above water? Is there hope for mankind to survive? Our ability to adapt may be our ultimate salvation.

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  • 15:00

    Megacities

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    Hong Kong is the worlds busiest container port. A system of incredible complexity and technology that millions depend on, but few understand. A fantastic voyage now begins: a journey deep inside … the world's MegaCities.

  • 15:30

    Shark Men

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    The Great White team abandons the waters of southern California and journeys north to the rocky, barren Farallon Islands. Under the watchful eye of this National Marine Sanctuary the crew is the first team ever allowed to hook a great white shark at the Farallon Islands for research. But an unexpected circumstance causes sanctuary observers to temporarily suspend the team's permit.

  • 16:25

    World's Toughest Fixes

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    Overpass Overhaul, Season 1 | Episode 9

    A mammoth five-lane bridge must be moved two miles and dropped into place on a major US highway in Salt Lake City, without stopping traffic.

  • 17:20

    Star Talk

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    David Byrne, Season 1 | Episode 13

    Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with musician David Byrne, co-founder of the iconic band Talking Heads. Comedian Maeve Higgins and cognitive scientist Monica Lopez-Gonzalez join Tyson to discuss creativity in the arts and sciences, artificial intelligence and our appreciation of music.

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  • 18:15

    Wicked Tuna

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    Masters of Bluefin, Season 4 | Episode 16

    As the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season is about to open, take a look back at the best and worst moments from the previous seasons of Wicked Tuna.

    Go to show
  • 19:10

    Science of Stupid

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    High Lines and Backflips, Season 2 | Episode 15

    It's best to learn the laws of physics - if you ignore them you're likely to be on a one-way flight to the pavement.

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  • 19:35

    Science of Stupid

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    Head Bangers and Acrobats, Season 2 | Episode 16

    Exercise caution when headbanging, attempting a swan lift, or jumping into a bin, or you could embarrass and even injure yourself.

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  • 20:05

    Beyond Magic With DMC

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    Torn Apart Special, Season 1 | Episode 1

    In this episode DMC (Drummond Money-Coutts) magician, illusionist and card shark, reattempts a major feat of escapology that almost cost him his life two years ago. This time, however, he recreates it on an epic scale whilst exploring the physical, mental and psychological disciplines required in the dangerous world of Escapology. The episode culminates with the stunt itself, filmed before a live audience. DMC is tethered by two nautical ropes to a pair of accelerating seven-ton trucks and must free himself from a pair of handcuffs, and the ropes binding him to the trucks, before they pull tight and, literally, tear him apart.

    Go to show
  • 21:00

    Brain Games

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    Meet The Brain, Season 5 | Episode 4

    Join Jason Silva on an exciting tour through the labyrinthine city of London -the metaphor for your brain and its numerous regions and intricate pathways.Delving into topics from spatial memory to semantic knowledge, this episode promises to enlighten and enthrall. Get ready to meet your brain on Brain Games V.

    Go to show
  • 21:55

    Inside the American Mob

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    It is 1983, and a newly appointed US Attorney in New York City is reading a newly published autobiography in disbelief. The attorney is Rudolph Giuliani, an Italian-American lawyer who grew up in Brooklyn, and the autobiography is the work of none other than Joseph Bonanno, a former boss of one of the five families. Bonannos book unintentionally gives Giuliani the ultimate weapon against the Mob: a beautiful and unmistakable target for a groundbreaking case. If Giuliani can prove the existence of the Mafia Commission and demonstrate how it works, hell be able to take it down. Hell do that using state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and a web of informants including Colombo mobster Greg Scarpa.

  • 22:50

    Car S.O.S.

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    Beetle Mania, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Tim & Fuzz head to Southampton on a mission to rescue a Beetle called Boris that almost bankrupted its owner. With Boris back at base the boys uncover some truly awful repairs and shocking rust which means a lot panels get replaced, it also means they can give the old bug a new look with sloping headlamps and retro bumpers but, as ever, they dont see eye to eye on the details. To add to the makeover mix a graphic artist is commissioned to reinvent Boris wacky paint job for a laid back new life with its surfer owner. The piece de resistance is a wind up reveal in which the poor owner is told his tired old bug is vandalized, the truth, of course, is quite the reverse.

    Go to show
  • 23:45

    Restoration Garage

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    Dream Cars, Season 1 | Episode 1

    David Grainger asks his team to do the impossible: replicate a car that went missing more than 70 years ago using the most flammable metal on earth. A man with a dream rolls into the Guild looking to transform his Lincoln Continental into a killer movie car from the 70s. Can the team manage two total recreations and deliver a longtime restoration classic, a 63 Thunderbird, to its owner on time?

    Go to show
  • 00:40

    Inside the American Mob

    +

    It is 1983, and a newly appointed US Attorney in New York City is reading a newly published autobiography in disbelief. The attorney is Rudolph Giuliani, an Italian-American lawyer who grew up in Brooklyn, and the autobiography is the work of none other than Joseph Bonanno, a former boss of one of the five families. Bonannos book unintentionally gives Giuliani the ultimate weapon against the Mob: a beautiful and unmistakable target for a groundbreaking case. If Giuliani can prove the existence of the Mafia Commission and demonstrate how it works, hell be able to take it down. Hell do that using state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and a web of informants including Colombo mobster Greg Scarpa.

  • 01:35

    Beyond Magic With DMC

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    Torn Apart Special, Season 1 | Episode 1

    In this episode DMC (Drummond Money-Coutts) magician, illusionist and card shark, reattempts a major feat of escapology that almost cost him his life two years ago. This time, however, he recreates it on an epic scale whilst exploring the physical, mental and psychological disciplines required in the dangerous world of Escapology. The episode culminates with the stunt itself, filmed before a live audience. DMC is tethered by two nautical ropes to a pair of accelerating seven-ton trucks and must free himself from a pair of handcuffs, and the ropes binding him to the trucks, before they pull tight and, literally, tear him apart.

    Go to show
  • 02:30

    Brain Games

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    Meet The Brain, Season 5 | Episode 4

    Join Jason Silva on an exciting tour through the labyrinthine city of London -the metaphor for your brain and its numerous regions and intricate pathways.Delving into topics from spatial memory to semantic knowledge, this episode promises to enlighten and enthrall. Get ready to meet your brain on Brain Games V.

    Go to show
  • 03:30

    Money Meltdown

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    No Country For Gold Men, Season 1 | Episode 12

    Dave finds a stamp mill, a device used to crush rocks into powder in order to get the gold out. Dave recruits his dad and buddies Jim and Dan to help him recover the gold powder from the ground. Diego goes to a race track because he thinks there might be old silver horseshoes, but when a trainer suggests he might find silver and platinum at the nearby horse hospital, he goes there instead. Rich heads out to a Wild West theme ranch used for movie shoots and theme weddings hoping to find precious metal antiques, but the owner wont let him search through the cowboy movie props.

    Go to show
  • 04:00

    Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos

    +

    Pakistan, Season 1 | Episode 8

    Veteran photojournalist Ed Kashi delves deep into Pakistan's Punjab region to create a portrait far from the rigid and militant image seen by much of the Western world. From the ancient zeal of a Shiite ceremony where devotion is reflected through pain, to the trendy Gun Smoke restaurant where locals speak English and eat burgers, Ed's images capture the Pakistan of today.

    Go to show
  • 04:30

    Megacities

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    When you think of gambling, you think Vegas…a manmade oasis in the middle of the desert. However, the secret behind Las Vegas is not the gambling…it's not connections…it's not even sex. This MegaCity's power is electricity…and without it, Vegas would shrivel and die. This is the Vegas no one sees. Power lines are its arteries. Electricity is its blood. We peel back the city's skin, expose its most vital organs, and go deeper than anyone's ever gone…into the MegaCity's beating heart. In a city built on risk, power is the window to the soul. Because keeping this MegaCity humming ... is the biggest gamble of all.

  • 05:00

    Abandoned

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    Maine Paper Factory, Season 1 | Episode 4

    Jay, Dan, and Mark explore a defunct paper factory that turns out to be a true historic giant. The building, which dates back to the 19th century, was once was one of the countrys largest mills. Its the size of 12 football fields and is bigger than anything the teams ever tackled. Now, in their search for industrial relics, the three journey through the mills venerable history. They walk through the massive machine room, equipped with a giant roll press that once churned out mass quantities of paper. Another stop is the groundwood room, the oldest part of the factory. Back in the day, this was where colossal millstones pounded pulp into paper. They also check out the science lab, another critical part of the factory. In this corner of the building, new products and technology were constantly tested and developed. Each room is filled with historical objects that the team can salvage. Brass gauges, antique fire equipment, and vintage carts are all great finds. With a good polish, Jay knows he could turn these around for a nice profit. But perhaps one of the best discoveries here is a set of custom mesh lockers where a proud employee once stored his belongings. The piece captures the spirit of the many workers who dedicated their lives to the factory. Jays eager to restore this relic along with all the other great finds. But first, he must strike a deal with the mills owners who are still clearly in love with the building. Jay must somehow win them over by proving that he too wants to preserve its history

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  • 05:30

    Is It Real?

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    Russian Bigfoot, Season 1 | Episode 22

    Is it possible that Paleolithic people still walk this planet? In Mongolia and Russia, rumors about a hairy, ape-like creatures swirl the remote mountains. Here, many locals say a wildman called an "Almas" lives and breathes. Other believers say this stone-age survivor could be a relic Neanderthal. Could some Neanderthals still live and breathe today?

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Thursday

25 August

  • 06:00

    Is It Real?

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    Jack The Ripper, Season 1 | Episode 23

    He terrorized the streets of London's East End for three months in the autumn of 1888. He did this by killing, and then butchering, five women… at least. This brief murder spree earned the killer the grand daddy of all nicknames. That name, and the grotesque way he dispatched his victims has made Jack the Ripper the most notorious serial killer of all time. But no one knows who he was. In the years since the Ripper plied his grisly trade, the search for his identity has practically become a cottage industry. And it's still going on. But is the search getting any closer to the truth?

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  • 06:30

    Brain Games

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    It's About Time, Season 2 | Episode 10

    This episode explores how that three-pound mass of tissue between your ears can measure something so abstract and invisible. You'll discover why time flies when youre having fun, and slows down when youre in danger. Best of all, we'll show you how to keep the years from slipping away as you get older. So pay attention. You're just in time for Brain Games!

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  • 07:00

    Cold Water Gold

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    Hell of A Lot of Herring, Season 1 | Episode 9

    After a tough season, Conway is determined to hunt down herring. Everyone is bone-tired, and winter-like weather has pushed them to the limit. They need to survive a series of screw-ups and get some fish. Donald is out for high priced mackerel to pay off his boat and prove hes the best fisherman around. His rival, Todd Young, is also looking for mackerel, but Todd has the advantage of a fishing boat the size of a cruise ship. Richard is hurting after a lousy season. His shorthanded crew will have to use every trick in the book if they hope to catch 100,000 pounds of herring and sail back as winners.

  • 08:00

    Wicked Tuna

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    Too Close To Call, Season 4 | Episode 17

    Paul Hebert trails behind the rest of the fleet with only six fish and needs to put at least one more tuna on deck to see him go through the winter.

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  • 08:50

    Dive Detectives

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    The detectives explore the mysterious Mekong River in Laos, on the trail of the Laotian Royal Treasures which were lost to the depths in 1910.

  • 09:40

    The Happenings

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    Alien Invasion, Season 1 | Episode 1

    In this episode Barry and Stuart arrive in the chosen quiet town of Stamford in England. The aim is to make the residents believe that aliens have arrived. Locals will believe that along with strange lights in the sky, aliens have actually been monitoring them for many years. Tune in to see if the guys can work their magic!

  • 10:30

    Yukon River Run

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    After three weeks on the river, all three crews begin to prepare for the inevitable winter freeze.

  • 11:20

    Time Scanners

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    Egyptian Pyramids, Season 1 | Episode 6

    The team travel to Egypt to scan the pyramids. The tombs of the mighty Pharaohs. They want to find out how evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world.

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  • 12:10

    Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos

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    Maori Up-Close, Season 1 | Episode 9

    The Maori of New Zealand are performing a balancing act: honoring their past, while still living in the present.3 Photographer Amy Toensing is renowned for her ability to capture intimate moments from everyday life.4 Her latest assignment for National Geographic magazine takes her to New Zealand to create a portrait of what it means to be Maori today. Shell journey from the streets of Auckland5 to the shores of Waitangi6. But understanding a different culture can take time will Amy "get it" in time to get the shot?

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  • 12:40

    The Fearless Chef

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    Sri Lanka, Season 1 | Episode 9

    Kiran Jethwa, The Fearless Chef, endures death-defying and claustrophobic conditions when he visits the coastal region of southwest Sri Lanka on the hunt for fresh tiger prawns and a naturally fermented palm wine.

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  • 13:35

    Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos

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    Pollinators, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Biologist and photographer Mark Moffett is on a globe-trekking quest for National Geographic magazine to document the worlds pollinators in action mammals, insects, and birds. Every third bite of food we eat is made possible by the subtle interplay between plants and animals, but pollinator numbers around the world seem to be in a precipitous decline. In Panama, Mark takes his camera into the jungle in search of fig wasps, a tiny midge that pollinates cacao the source of chocolate and the jewel-like orchid bees of Central America.

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  • 14:05

    Evacuate Earth

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    Monster Storm, Season 1 | Episode 4

    What would life on Earth be like if the planet were ravaged by bizarre and deadly weather phenomena? Could humanity endure a massive, never-ending super storm? This program examines what could happen if a terrible miscalculation initiated a runaway greenhouse effect on Earth upsetting environmental balance and sending us to the very brink of extinction. Experts in the fields of climatology, physics, geology and disaster anthropology come together to consider disasters including super tornadoes, gamma ray lightning, ball lightning, and a giant hurricane that consumes the globe. There may be hope for mankind if we can rise to the challenge and adapt to a new Earth we barely recognize.

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  • 15:00

    Megacities

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    When you think of gambling, you think Vegas…a manmade oasis in the middle of the desert. However, the secret behind Las Vegas is not the gambling…it's not connections…it's not even sex. This MegaCity's power is electricity…and without it, Vegas would shrivel and die. This is the Vegas no one sees. Power lines are its arteries. Electricity is its blood. We peel back the city's skin, expose its most vital organs, and go deeper than anyone's ever gone…into the MegaCity's beating heart. In a city built on risk, power is the window to the soul. Because keeping this MegaCity humming ... is the biggest gamble of all.

  • 15:30

    Shark Men

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    On their first day at the Farallon Islands the Shark Men encountered an unexpected incident with a white shark that caused Sanctuary observers to temporarily suspend the team's permit. For nearly three days, the team stood static, anxiously waiting to hear from the Sanctuary's Superintendent on whether or not they could resume fishing in this closely protected marine sanctuary.

  • 16:25

    World's Toughest Fixes

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    Moving The Monster Barge, Season 1 | Episode 10

    Sean Riley works with some of the world's top engineers and mechanics to show how seemingly impossible fixes are accomplished.

  • 17:20

    Star Talk

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    Larry Wilmore, Season 1 | Episode 14

    Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with producer, actor, comedian and writer Larry Wilmore. Comedian Eugene Mirman and neuroscientist Scott Weems join Tyson to discuss the physiology of laughter, the mathematics of crafting jokes and the intersection of science and comedy.

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  • 18:15

    Wicked Tuna

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    Too Close To Call, Season 4 | Episode 17

    Paul Hebert trails behind the rest of the fleet with only six fish and needs to put at least one more tuna on deck to see him go through the winter.

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  • 19:10

    Science of Stupid

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    Soccer Balls and Mouse Traps, Season 2 | Episode 17

    Break down two shooting styles soccer players use to launch their game-changing penalty kicks the powerful direct strike, and the more refined curler.

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  • 19:35

    Science of Stupid

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    Table Dancing and Sock Sliding, Season 2 | Episode 18

    Ever slipped on ice and wondered why?…Ever been perplexed by your failure to throw a Frisbee….or spent sleepless nights trying to work out why your BMX jump ended up in a hospital visit?

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  • 20:05

    No Man Left Behind

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    To Hell and Back, Season 1 | Episode 5

    April, 2008. Operation Commando Wrath - a mission to take out a high-ranking leader of The Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin, a terrorist group with links to the Taliban. Entrenched in a mountain fortress in the impenetrable Shok Valley of Afghanistan, the top-tier target is guarded by a hoard of highly-trained, heavily-armed fighters. No coalition troops have ever reached this hostile territory before. But before they can get close, they are lured in to a deadly trap.

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  • 21:00

    Banged Up Abroad

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    In 2011, 28 year old Canadian Tabitha Richie decides it's time to straighten her life out. For the past two years she's struggled with drugs and alcohol, she has given up her dreams of becoming a social worker and is employed at a strip club, having handed over full time care of her young children to her mum. So when two friends, offer Tabitha a vacation in Colombia as an opportunity to get herself straightened out…. she jumps at the chance. What Tabitha Ritchie doesn't know is she's about to enter a world far darker and more terrifying than the one she's escaping.

  • 21:55

    Inside the American Mob

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    It is 1986, and in the wake of the Commission Case, most of the mafia family bosses are in jail so its every man for himself. But one gangster sees chaos as an opportunity, John Gotti, a Gambino captain with a taste for unbridled violence and a vaulting ambition to rise to power. Gotti has been at odds with the boss of the Gambino family, Paul "Big Paul" Castellano, and other bosses are urging Castellano to kill his upstart capo, but Gotti acts first. Gottis hit squad guns down Big Paul in the streets of New York, and the way is clear for "Dapper Don" Gotti to become head of the Gambino family. But his enemies are everywhere.

  • 22:50

    Beyond Magic With DMC

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    Torn Apart Special, Season 1 | Episode 1

    In this episode DMC (Drummond Money-Coutts) magician, illusionist and card shark, reattempts a major feat of escapology that almost cost him his life two years ago. This time, however, he recreates it on an epic scale whilst exploring the physical, mental and psychological disciplines required in the dangerous world of Escapology. The episode culminates with the stunt itself, filmed before a live audience. DMC is tethered by two nautical ropes to a pair of accelerating seven-ton trucks and must free himself from a pair of handcuffs, and the ropes binding him to the trucks, before they pull tight and, literally, tear him apart.

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  • 23:45

    Brain Games

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    Meet The Brain, Season 5 | Episode 4

    Join Jason Silva on an exciting tour through the labyrinthine city of London -the metaphor for your brain and its numerous regions and intricate pathways.Delving into topics from spatial memory to semantic knowledge, this episode promises to enlighten and enthrall. Get ready to meet your brain on Brain Games V.

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  • 00:40

    Inside the American Mob

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    It is 1986, and in the wake of the Commission Case, most of the mafia family bosses are in jail so its every man for himself. But one gangster sees chaos as an opportunity, John Gotti, a Gambino captain with a taste for unbridled violence and a vaulting ambition to rise to power. Gotti has been at odds with the boss of the Gambino family, Paul "Big Paul" Castellano, and other bosses are urging Castellano to kill his upstart capo, but Gotti acts first. Gottis hit squad guns down Big Paul in the streets of New York, and the way is clear for "Dapper Don" Gotti to become head of the Gambino family. But his enemies are everywhere.

  • 01:35

    No Man Left Behind

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    To Hell and Back, Season 1 | Episode 5

    April, 2008. Operation Commando Wrath - a mission to take out a high-ranking leader of The Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin, a terrorist group with links to the Taliban. Entrenched in a mountain fortress in the impenetrable Shok Valley of Afghanistan, the top-tier target is guarded by a hoard of highly-trained, heavily-armed fighters. No coalition troops have ever reached this hostile territory before. But before they can get close, they are lured in to a deadly trap.

    Go to show
  • 02:30

    Banged Up Abroad

    +

    In 2011, 28 year old Canadian Tabitha Richie decides it's time to straighten her life out. For the past two years she's struggled with drugs and alcohol, she has given up her dreams of becoming a social worker and is employed at a strip club, having handed over full time care of her young children to her mum. So when two friends, offer Tabitha a vacation in Colombia as an opportunity to get herself straightened out…. she jumps at the chance. What Tabitha Ritchie doesn't know is she's about to enter a world far darker and more terrifying than the one she's escaping.

  • 03:30

    Brain Games

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    It's About Time, Season 2 | Episode 10

    This episode explores how that three-pound mass of tissue between your ears can measure something so abstract and invisible. You'll discover why time flies when youre having fun, and slows down when youre in danger. Best of all, we'll show you how to keep the years from slipping away as you get older. So pay attention. You're just in time for Brain Games!

    Go to show
  • 04:00

    Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos

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    Maori Up-Close, Season 1 | Episode 9

    The Maori of New Zealand are performing a balancing act: honoring their past, while still living in the present.3 Photographer Amy Toensing is renowned for her ability to capture intimate moments from everyday life.4 Her latest assignment for National Geographic magazine takes her to New Zealand to create a portrait of what it means to be Maori today. Shell journey from the streets of Auckland5 to the shores of Waitangi6. But understanding a different culture can take time will Amy "get it" in time to get the shot?

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  • 04:30

    Megacities

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    George Orwell once warned of a future where "Big Brother is watching." Today in London, he is. But his is not an evil eye. Instead, its an eye toward averting disaster. Not one but three great rivers flow through London - by air, water, and land. They are the keys to keeping this MegaCity alive and running: (1) London has the world's busiest international airspace; (2) The Thames is the world's busiest urban river; and (3) The streets of London are so jammed, you have to pay to drive on them. One major accident anywhere can cripple this MegaCity, where keeping people and goods moving is the key to its survival. Yet every minute -- in three dimensions -- millions of people and vehicles are on a collision course. To head off disaster, London deploys high-tech eyes everywhere, constantly scanning the skies, the river, and the ground. This is a view of London like nothing ever seen before: going behind the scenes to watch the watchers and their incredible technologies, in all three dimensions: from the hurtling and congested heights of air traffic control, to the murky and dangerous depths beneath the Thames. As it hurtles toward a collision course with the future, London cant take its eyes off the prize

  • 05:00

    Abandoned

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    Mississippi Homestead, Season 1 | Episode 5

    Jay, Dan and Mark search for lost history in the Appalachian woods of northern Mississippi. Today, they explore an abandoned homestead that dates back to the 1830s. The area was once the frontier edge of society, where settlers struggled to survive on the land. Items from the pioneer period can be worth good money, so the team is eager to see what theyll uncover. The homestead is now a collection of badly dilapidated buildings. But despite their rough shape, each structure may have a stash of historic treasures. Theres vintage furniture, antique appliances, and collectibles from every era. Many of the items tell the story of the family who once lived here, and it seems these were artistic and accomplished individuals. One was an accomplished teacher and poet, another was a pilot for the Air Force. Hoping to celebrate their impressive lives, Jays eager to restore the treasures theyve left behind. But first, he must strike a deal with the property owners who turn out to be exceptionally tough negotiators. When the dealings begin, Jay finds himself locked in a brutal bargaining battle.

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  • 05:30

    Is It Real?

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    Jack The Ripper, Season 1 | Episode 23

    He terrorized the streets of London's East End for three months in the autumn of 1888. He did this by killing, and then butchering, five women… at least. This brief murder spree earned the killer the grand daddy of all nicknames. That name, and the grotesque way he dispatched his victims has made Jack the Ripper the most notorious serial killer of all time. But no one knows who he was. In the years since the Ripper plied his grisly trade, the search for his identity has practically become a cottage industry. And it's still going on. But is the search getting any closer to the truth?

    Go to show