Wednesday

27 July

  • 06:00

    Is It Real?

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    Ghost, Season 1 | Episode 1

    Since the dawn of time, disturbing tales have emerged from some of the most haunted places in the world. Folks with a penchant for the supernatural claim that disembodied voices, sudden temperature changes, and wisps of ectoplasm are irrefutable proof of ghostly stomping grounds. Time to call in the ghostbusters? Or maybe just have our heads examined?From phantom images caught on tape to strange orbs of light that careen through creepy places, we'll follow scientists who probe the minds of the haunted... and dissect the most compelling evidence of ghostly visitations with paranormal detectives.Believers and scientists roll up their sleeves for a chilling debate.

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  • 06:30

    Mystery Files

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    Marco Polo, Season 2 | Episode 5

    Since the 13th century, Marco Polo has been described as one of the world's greatest travelers. He has gone down in history as the first European to have gone to China and returned with riches, and the secrets of ice cream and pasta. However, scholars today find little evidence of his long touted journeys. Did a man named Marco Polo ever actually exist? And if so, did he go to China? In this episode of Mystery Files, we will explore the legend of Marco Polo.

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  • 07:00

    Goldfathers

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    Gold Bust, Season 1 | Episode 3

    DOUG BAKER is in jeopardy of falling behind on his season and he's flying in reinforcements: daughter KAYLA and her new husband GEOFF. As rookie Geoff struggles on the job, Doug's season is pushed to the brink when his giant slurry pump fails and Doug is forced to shut down. Son BRIAN makes a harrowing flight to Fairbanks to bring in a mechanic. Adding to the stress, Geoff accidentally drops a giant boulder into Doug's wash plant. It's wife Kayla to the rescue as she removes the rock before it destroys the wash plant. Meanwhile, JOHN REEVES and his family continue their massive treasure hunt on their land. They come across thaw poles sticking out of the ground -- direct evidence that gold exists there. But this gold is located 130 feet deep. John doesn't want to dig that deep for gold so he has the kids mark the poles with bright tape so he can sell the land to someone else. Afterwards, daughters JORDAN and MARIA discover a real area of interest. But before John and son KINZEY can get there, they find the roadway has been washed away by a flash flood… As for CCR MINING, CREIGHTON LAPP and CHUCK TILLIAN once again battle mechanical malfunctions as their generator spits white smoke instead of power. Chuck, the MacGyver of mining, repairs it and soon the boys are ready for their first cleanup. Only there's a problem. Claim owner CLARK DURANT is M.I.A. In a breach of tradition, CCR decides to proceed with the cleanup anyway. Clark, who was in the hospital, is furious he wasn't present when the gold was counted. Exacerbating the situation is a dispute between Clark and CCR over what percentage Clark should get. It's a powder keg set to explode…

  • 08:00

    Wicked Tuna

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    Bad Blood, Season 3 | Episode 12

    There are only four weeks left in the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season and, with the fish earning top-dollar after months of fattening up on New England's feeding grounds, the Gloucester fleet is desperate to haul in a monster. Old grudges flare up as friends- turned-foes try to out-fish each other, with Dave Carraro on FV-tuna.com and Paul Hebert on Miss Sambvca fighting tuna side-by-side, and TJ Ott on The Hot Tuna and Tyler McLaughlin on Pin Wheel butting heads. As the competition heats up, Dave Marciano bets everything on the Hard Merchandise by taking a risky solo trip 150 miles offshore to Georges Bank.

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  • 08:50

    Man vs. Viral

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    Tim Shaws ingenuity is put to the test by a pioneering steerable hover-board. The pair go after maximum free-fall with a complex rope-rig on a fifteen-story tower block. To settle an argument about physics the pair go shopping for second-hand furniture and take on the complexities of barstool water-skiing.

  • 09:40

    Stephen Hawking's Science of The Future

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    Aarathi Prasad road-tests Boston Dynamics' incredible animal-inspired robots.

  • 10:30

    Live Free Or Die

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    Rough And Rugged, Season 1 | Episode 6

    As their construction projects come to fruition, these survivalists reach out to friends and family for help and to offer guidance. Colbert wraps up the trapping season on a high note, catching one last beaver and sending off his pelts to the North American Fur Auction. He also gets a visit from his nephew, Starshine, who dives into the world of the swamp and helps Colbert with tasks around the river. Northwards in the Blue Ridge, Thorn develops the land around his shelter the construction of which he finishes with the help of his daughter, Briar. A few miles over, Tony and Amelia help their neighbor out with a hairy butchering job but get some help of their own as they finish the chicken coop and move the chicks. In California, Gabriel processes the last of the goat and heads out to meet his elder, Tautaucho.

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  • 11:20

    WWII's Greatest Raids

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    Sas Vs Rommel, Season 1 | Episode 5

    After the SAS launch a raid on a German airfield in the middle of the Libyan Desert, they must evade the Luftwaffe, who are bent on revenge.

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  • 12:10

    Street Genius

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    Waves of Fire, Season 1 | Episode 18

    A brand-new pop-science/engineering 'game show' that challenges the global public to pick the right outcome of incredible experiments.

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  • 12:40

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Cocaine Customs, Season 2 | Episode 8

    Dubai Airport is nearing full stretch and passenger numbers are growing, so its opening a $3.2 billion dollar extension to Terminal 3 with 20 new departure gates, but not all of it is ready to launch. In Terminal 3, Passenger Operations is coping with a large group of stranded travelers. The Network Control Centre is trying to keep the Emirates fleet on schedule; and a missing passenger and his bags put their curfew-critical flight to Sydney Australia in jeopardy.

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  • 13:35

    Mad Scientists

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    World's Weirdest Bike, Season 1 | Episode 9

    John teams up with Johnny Payphone, a post-apocalyptic "contraptor" with a taste for the era of steam power and high wheel bicycles. Along with Payphone's hilarious sidekick, Mudd, John and Johnny set out to create a motorcycle powered by two enormous garage door springs. The mechanical experiments are fascinating, and the antics of Payphone and Mudd are endlessly entertaining. Their contraption is a little of both.

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  • 14:05

    Seconds from Disaster

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    Runaway Train, Season 6 | Episode 6

    It's a regular morning in the lively town of Amagasaki when a busy commuter train derails and crashes into an apartment building, killing over a hundred passengers and trapping hundreds more inside.

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  • 15:00

    What Would Happen If

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    On this weeks show Program host Dr Marty Jopson asks What Would Happen If you used a mathematical formula to help you win at darts? Our 3 brains in a box tackle the question What would happen If everyone in the world jumped at the same time? And on this weeks Go Large its the turn of childrens fun snaps to get the supersize treatment. Plus we see what happens when you try to breathe underwater using techniques seen at the movies. Culinary chemist Mike Bullivant dishes out more recipes this time the DNA of a kiwi fruit. And of course more of those questions you wished youd thought of asking courtesy of our thought aficionados Jem and Chris. This week could a nodding dog kill you if you had to slam on the brakes suddenly?

  • 15:30

    Street Monkeys

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    With the street-mean Sugar Cane Gang determined to snatch the Pani Troops territory, the turf war on Durbans Mt Edgecombe Estate reaches crisis point. The Pani troop males must put their political differences aside and join with the girls to face down the enemy. But this time the Sugar Cane Gang arent backing down. With fierce battles breaking out in the streets, more and more of the Pani Troops prized turf falls to Sugar rule. With natural disaster compounding their misfortune, the Panis world is turned upside-down. Forced from the heart of their range they head north to the edge of their turf and straight into conflict with another troop. Faced with yet more defeat, Top-male Brains makes a desperate move: leading the entire Pani Troop out of their ancestral homeland onto unknown turf…

  • 16:25

    Indestructibles

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    High-Speed Bike Crash, Season 2 | Episode 2

    Tumbling off a bicycle at a speed of 108 mph is beyond imagination for most anyone. But not for a professional downhill speed biker like Eric Barone with multiple world speed records on a bicycle. For him it's the worst case scenario. And on May 12, 2002 on Volcano Cerro Negro in Nicaragua it came true. Eric Barone had already passed the velocity sensor and had done a new world record when his bike suddenly broke in two. By watching the crash it seems almost impossible that anybody could survive such an accident. But Eric Barone did. That raises two key questions we will answer in this episode. Why did Eric Barone's bike break and how could he survive an impact at 108 mph? With the help of different experts and their equipment we visit several locations and do exciting experiments like jumping off a ledge or crashing a dummy into a barrier. But there's more to it than that. Speed biker Markus Stoeckl joins in the experiments to prepare to break Eric Barone's May 12, 2002 record - without the crash.

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  • 17:20

    Jurassic CSI

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    Paleontologist Phil Manning tries to figure out what made dinosaurs such tough survivors in the rough and tumble world of the Cretaceous.

  • 18:15

    Wicked Tuna

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    Bad Blood, Season 3 | Episode 12

    There are only four weeks left in the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season and, with the fish earning top-dollar after months of fattening up on New England's feeding grounds, the Gloucester fleet is desperate to haul in a monster. Old grudges flare up as friends- turned-foes try to out-fish each other, with Dave Carraro on FV-tuna.com and Paul Hebert on Miss Sambvca fighting tuna side-by-side, and TJ Ott on The Hot Tuna and Tyler McLaughlin on Pin Wheel butting heads. As the competition heats up, Dave Marciano bets everything on the Hard Merchandise by taking a risky solo trip 150 miles offshore to Georges Bank.

    Go to show
  • 19:10

    Science of Stupid

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    Wheelies Gone Wrong, Season 1 | Episode 6

    The Science of Stupid is the show that combines cold hard science with some of the craziest, most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded. In this episode Richard Hammond explores the humiliating and painful potential of scooter stunts, break dancing and swinging on ropes.

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  • 19:35

    How To Win At Everything

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    In this episode we learn how to juggle with bottles, lift more weight, deliver the perfect punch, steal chocolate and escape from a straight jacket.

  • 20:05

    Man vs. Viral

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    The Caucasus Mountains see Tim Shaw and his guinea-pig stuntman Buddy Munro try out shovel sledging, in the green and pleasant hills of England's South Downs Tim puts Buddy in a spin with a ride in souped-up tractor tyre. And on the Black Sea the pair take on the dangers of aerated water when they try water-skiing behind a high-speed ferry.

  • 21:00

    Stephen Hawking's Science of The Future

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    Experts examine how scientists are fighting for our survival by battling the world's biggest killer diseases.

  • 21:55

    The Border

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    New Blood, Season 2 | Episode 3

    Officers attempt to cut the supply line of drug money to deadly Mexican cartels. But could there be corruption within the ranks?

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  • 22:50

    Restoration Garage

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    The Italian Job, Season 1 | Episode 7

    A dented 69 Alfa Romeo becomes a great excuse for a cosmetic overhaul while the guys play the name game with a bouncing 61 Econoline. Alex struggles to find the source of the Bugattis failing engine and owner David attempts to help his buddy Larry start his new 2003 Ferrari Spider.

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  • 23:45

    Megafactories

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    Super Cars: Nissan GTR, Season 1 | Episode 61

    Visit Nissan's megafactory, where cutting-edge aerodynamics, hi-tech engineering and a handcrafted V6 engine create a mass-produced supercar.

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  • 00:40

    The Border

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    New Blood, Season 2 | Episode 3

    Officers attempt to cut the supply line of drug money to deadly Mexican cartels. But could there be corruption within the ranks?

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  • 01:35

    Man vs. Viral

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    The Caucasus Mountains see Tim Shaw and his guinea-pig stuntman Buddy Munro try out shovel sledging, in the green and pleasant hills of England's South Downs Tim puts Buddy in a spin with a ride in souped-up tractor tyre. And on the Black Sea the pair take on the dangers of aerated water when they try water-skiing behind a high-speed ferry.

  • 02:30

    Stephen Hawking's Science of The Future

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    Experts examine how scientists are fighting for our survival by battling the world's biggest killer diseases.

  • 03:30

    Mystery Files

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    Marco Polo, Season 2 | Episode 5

    Since the 13th century, Marco Polo has been described as one of the world's greatest travelers. He has gone down in history as the first European to have gone to China and returned with riches, and the secrets of ice cream and pasta. However, scholars today find little evidence of his long touted journeys. Did a man named Marco Polo ever actually exist? And if so, did he go to China? In this episode of Mystery Files, we will explore the legend of Marco Polo.

    Go to show
  • 04:00

    Street Genius

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    Waves of Fire, Season 1 | Episode 18

    A brand-new pop-science/engineering 'game show' that challenges the global public to pick the right outcome of incredible experiments.

    Go to show
  • 04:30

    Danger Decoded

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    Discover what went wrong in a series of caught-on-camera disasters. After analysing visual clues, can you spot the deadly danger about to unfold?

  • 05:00

    Eat: The Story of Food

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    Hooked On Seafood, Season 1 | Episode 3

    This is the uncensored story of food. Everything from cheetos to fois gras, science experiments to pop culture is fair game

    Go to show
  • 05:30

    Is It Real?

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    Ghost, Season 1 | Episode 1

    Since the dawn of time, disturbing tales have emerged from some of the most haunted places in the world. Folks with a penchant for the supernatural claim that disembodied voices, sudden temperature changes, and wisps of ectoplasm are irrefutable proof of ghostly stomping grounds. Time to call in the ghostbusters? Or maybe just have our heads examined?From phantom images caught on tape to strange orbs of light that careen through creepy places, we'll follow scientists who probe the minds of the haunted... and dissect the most compelling evidence of ghostly visitations with paranormal detectives.Believers and scientists roll up their sleeves for a chilling debate.

    Go to show

Thursday

28 July

  • 06:00

    Is It Real?

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    Crop Circles, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Across the English countryside, a decades-old mystery refuses to die. Are crop circles highly complex messages from the outer limits… or a man-made hoax of profound proportions? When two artists admitted in 1991 to creating hundreds of crop circles as a practical joke, it seemed the case was finally closed. But Instead, the circles started appearing more often - and in spectacularly intricate patterns. From balls of light caught on tape to baffling crop deformities, "croppies" come armed with a slew of evidence supporting their claim that the circles are the marks of UFOs or weird weather patterns. But skeptics have their own weapon - critical scrutiny - that they say proves the crop circle fields are nothing more than hogwash. Join believers, scientists, and crop circle makers for a cosmic debate.

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  • 06:30

    Mystery Files

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    Zorro, Season 2 | Episode 6

    Zorro is one of the most recognizable heroes in popular legend. Tales of his double-life, his romancing and skill with a sword in defence of the helpless have become famous since his creation in the 20th century. But since first appearing as a fictional character in a series of books by American author, Johnston McCulley, and subsequently on film and television, scholars have debated if this fictional character was based on an actual historical figure - and if so, who? Was he a Mexican outlaw from California? Was he a Mexican version of Robin Hood? One fascinating new theory is that he may have been inspired by the real life trials of a 17th century Irishman living in Mexico in the 1640s. This show examines 17th century records from the Spanish Inquisition and explores how the life of a mysterious man from Catholic Ireland parallels the adventures of the fictional Zorro.

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  • 07:00

    Goldfathers

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    The Road To Riches, Season 1 | Episode 4

    ALASKA: the gold mining mecca of North America. The season is short - only 100 days from the first thaw until the ground and rivers freeze up again. Determined men and women suffer through physical and emotional pain as they head out to remote locations to mine for gold. They will either strike it rich or go broke trying. In this episode: JOHN REEVES sets out to rebuild a crucial road to potential riches washed out by flash floods on his property, but gets a big surprise after testing his and local gravel dealer Jack Phipps' road-building product for gold; the MUDMINERS flirt with disaster as water and mud conspire to turn their Idaho Gulch mine into a money-sucking quagmire of green mud and collapsing pit walls; and the upstart CCR BOYS learn the hard way that their partner CLARK DURANT'S supposedly "gold rich" Harrison Creek land claim isn't what they'd hoped.

  • 08:00

    Wicked Tuna

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    Sharks And Recreation, Season 3 | Episode 13

    With only three weeks left in the season, the quest for glory and need for money cause friendships to take a backseat.

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  • 08:50

    Richard Hammond's Wildest Weather

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    Richard investigates the water in our weather: he tries to weigh a cloud, finds out rain could crush a car and gets involved in starting an avalanche.

  • 09:40

    Die Trying

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    Polars vs. Grizzlies, Season 1 | Episode 2

    National Geographic Channel follows an intrepid team of bear experts as they search for a living example of what they call a Superbear, a hybrid polar-grizzly bear. Climate change and the resulting competition for limited resources are bringing the giant polar bear and the aggressive grizzly bear into closer contact. These fearless experts will stake out a bear-infested feeding ground with their state of the art night visions cameras in an attempt find and film a living Superbear.

  • 10:30

    Live Free Or Die

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    The Bears And The Bees, Season 1 | Episode 7

    Spring continues in the swamps and woodlands as wildlife plays a bigger role in the lives of these survivalists. In California, the search for meat continues as Gabriel hunts turkey. This mission is more successful than his previous hunts and Gabriel comes home with a fresh kill. In North Carolina, Tony and Amelia tend to the bees on their property, trying different methods of catching swarms and getting the bees into hives. Meanwhile Thorn tracks down food that he believes was taken from his camp by a bear. He then performs a ritual to align his spirit with the bears. In Georgia, Colbert continues to teach Christopher and put him to work. But soon its time to say goodbye as Christopher sets out on the next leg of his quest to become a woodsman.

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  • 11:20

    WWII's Greatest Raids

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    Commando Do Or Die, Season 1 | Episode 6

    In a ship filled with explosives and disguised as a German Destroyer, British Commandos must sail into a storm of shells and bullets.

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  • 12:10

    Street Genius

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    Blast Off, Season 1 | Episode 19

    Tim Shaw's crazy experiments continue, as he explores the energy in food, hosts a slippery race, and organises a pool party with a difference.

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  • 12:40

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Racehorses, Season 2 | Episode 9

    Dubai International is the global commuter's crossroads. Though the airport and airlines try to prepare for every eventuality, more than one million passengers every week inevitably bring regular and unusual challenges. Throw in the uncontrollable - fog, faulty alarms in the brand new concourse, no show passengers - and it's business as usual for staff who have to think on their feet, fast, to keep the airport running on time, and on track.

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  • 13:35

    Mad Scientists

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    Lawn Mower Hovercraft, Season 1 | Episode 10

    John teams up with Gary Sloat, a suburban Dad with a computer degree and a tinkerer's heart. Gary and John set out to turn two old lawn mowers into two hovercraft in two days. They try to build with simple, common materials just for the sport of it. It's a bumpy ride full of near misses and long sleepless nights. But Gary proves to have a heart to match his ambitions. With a shout of "Never say die!" Gary refuses to give up until those hovercraft fly.

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  • 14:05

    Seconds from Disaster

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    Nagasaki- The Forgotten Bomb, Season 6 | Episode 7

    The use of the atomic bombs in World War II still excites controversy, particularly the necessity for the second bomb on Nagasaki. The argument that it was the only way to bring a swift end to the war, and save thousands of American lives, wins the day in public.

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  • 15:00

    What Would Happen If

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    What Would Happen If..? In this weeks episode program host Dr Marty Jopson asks.. What Would Happen If you stopped drinking water? If a television set got struck by lightning? And if you tried to go sledging in Summer? All this and lashings more questions on What Would Happen If..?

  • 15:30

    Street Monkeys

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    Driven from their home and forced into unfamiliar territory by the aggressive Sugar Cane Gang, the Panis learn the hard way what the world beyond the estate walls is really like. This episode is about being exiled. There are mixed attitudes on Mt. Edgecombe estate toward the ill-mannered, new monkey residents, the Sugar Cane Gang, and tolerance is fast disappearing. If man and monkey are to coexist, lessons in tolerance need to be re-learnt. As for the Panis, their taste of the outside world and the death of Little Segan has tipped the balance in their war against the Sugars. Will they return to their lush Mt. Edgecombe paradise or will they remain exiles forever?

  • 16:25

    Indestructibles

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    The, Baby Car Crash, Season 2 | Episode 3

    There are days that one shouldn't set a step out onto the street. You never know what is waiting for you around the next corner - everything can happen and change your life in the blink of an eye. Andrew Leitch and his parents are out on a stroll with his little baby boy Hayden who just turned 4 months. It's a special day for the family but as it turns out it will be different than they'd hoped for. Surveillance cameras record what happens on the suburb's streets. A car drives directly towards the family, neither stopping, nor turning - giving the Leitchs no time to react and leaving them directly in the path of this roaring rampage.

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  • 17:20

    Jurassic CSI

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    Paleontologist Phil Manning will use ultrasound, Finite Element Analysis, some rocket science and the biggest dinosaurs in the world to ask if there are even bigger dinosaurs out there waiting to be to be unearthed.

  • 18:15

    Wicked Tuna

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    Sharks And Recreation, Season 3 | Episode 13

    With only three weeks left in the season, the quest for glory and need for money cause friendships to take a backseat.

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  • 19:10

    Science of Stupid

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    The Motion of the Ocean, Season 1 | Episode 7

    The Science of Stupid is the show that combines cold hard science with some of the craziest, most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded. In this episode Richard Hammond explores the painful potential of knocking down buildings, sledging and abusing airbags.

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  • 19:35

    How To Win At Everything

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    In this episode we learn how to master the flying trapeze, hold our breath for longer, take the perfect penalty kick, make a cell phone speaker and stay cool at night.

  • 20:05

    Richard Hammond's Wildest Weather

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    Richard investigates how temperature - or lack of it - drives all our weather: he starts a dust storm in Australia, lights a giant hotplate in a quarry in the UK and creates an ice storm in Canada.

  • 21:00

    Earthquake On Everest

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    Earthquake On Everest, Season 0 | Episode 1

    On April 25th, an earthquake unleashed terror on Everest. Eighteen people died and 61 were injured in the worst disaster in the mountain's history. Now, never-seen-before footage from the moment the earthquake struck reveals the horror of those fatal minutes both on Everest and in surrounding Nepal where over 8,500 people died. Eyewitness accounts tell of survival and loss while scientists on the ground reveal how this disaster impacted the scientific community's knowledge of Himalayan earthquakes.

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  • 21:55

    The Border

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    Dangerous Divide, Season 2 | Episode 4

    Agents working at San Ysidro, the busiest land border crossing in the world, discover a car filled with hidden narcotics.

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  • 22:50

    Man vs. Viral

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    The Caucasus Mountains see Tim Shaw and his guinea-pig stuntman Buddy Munro try out shovel sledging, in the green and pleasant hills of England's South Downs Tim puts Buddy in a spin with a ride in souped-up tractor tyre. And on the Black Sea the pair take on the dangers of aerated water when they try water-skiing behind a high-speed ferry.

  • 23:45

    Stephen Hawking's Science of The Future

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    Experts examine how scientists are fighting for our survival by battling the world's biggest killer diseases.

  • 00:40

    The Border

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    Dangerous Divide, Season 2 | Episode 4

    Agents working at San Ysidro, the busiest land border crossing in the world, discover a car filled with hidden narcotics.

    Go to show
  • 01:35

    Richard Hammond's Wildest Weather

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    Richard investigates how temperature - or lack of it - drives all our weather: he starts a dust storm in Australia, lights a giant hotplate in a quarry in the UK and creates an ice storm in Canada.

  • 02:30

    Earthquake On Everest

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    Earthquake On Everest, Season 0 | Episode 1

    On April 25th, an earthquake unleashed terror on Everest. Eighteen people died and 61 were injured in the worst disaster in the mountain's history. Now, never-seen-before footage from the moment the earthquake struck reveals the horror of those fatal minutes both on Everest and in surrounding Nepal where over 8,500 people died. Eyewitness accounts tell of survival and loss while scientists on the ground reveal how this disaster impacted the scientific community's knowledge of Himalayan earthquakes.

    Go to show
  • 03:30

    Mystery Files

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    Zorro, Season 2 | Episode 6

    Zorro is one of the most recognizable heroes in popular legend. Tales of his double-life, his romancing and skill with a sword in defence of the helpless have become famous since his creation in the 20th century. But since first appearing as a fictional character in a series of books by American author, Johnston McCulley, and subsequently on film and television, scholars have debated if this fictional character was based on an actual historical figure - and if so, who? Was he a Mexican outlaw from California? Was he a Mexican version of Robin Hood? One fascinating new theory is that he may have been inspired by the real life trials of a 17th century Irishman living in Mexico in the 1640s. This show examines 17th century records from the Spanish Inquisition and explores how the life of a mysterious man from Catholic Ireland parallels the adventures of the fictional Zorro.

    Go to show
  • 04:00

    Street Genius

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    Blast Off, Season 1 | Episode 19

    Tim Shaw's crazy experiments continue, as he explores the energy in food, hosts a slippery race, and organises a pool party with a difference.

    Go to show
  • 04:30

    Danger Decoded

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    Discover what went wrong in a series of caught-on-camera disasters, from a lorry swerving off a road to a whirlwind raging out of control.

  • 05:00

    Eat: The Story of Food

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    Food Revolutionaries, Season 1 | Episode 4

    This is the uncensored story of food. Everything from cheetos to fois gras, science experiments to pop culture is fair game

    Go to show
  • 05:30

    Is It Real?

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    Crop Circles, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Across the English countryside, a decades-old mystery refuses to die. Are crop circles highly complex messages from the outer limits… or a man-made hoax of profound proportions? When two artists admitted in 1991 to creating hundreds of crop circles as a practical joke, it seemed the case was finally closed. But Instead, the circles started appearing more often - and in spectacularly intricate patterns. From balls of light caught on tape to baffling crop deformities, "croppies" come armed with a slew of evidence supporting their claim that the circles are the marks of UFOs or weird weather patterns. But skeptics have their own weapon - critical scrutiny - that they say proves the crop circle fields are nothing more than hogwash. Join believers, scientists, and crop circle makers for a cosmic debate.

    Go to show

Friday

29 July

  • 06:00

    Is It Real?

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    Bigfoot, Season 1 | Episode 3

    Is there really a giant primate running around the world's wilderness areas? Or are Bigfoot and his cousins around the world figments of our imagination? Examine the evidence for yourself with believers and skeptics alike: listen to tales of terrifying encounters, take a look at giant footprints, and examine the famous 1967 film. Follow the forensic trail - and a real sasquatch stakeout - as science goes after that most elusive of legendary creatures.

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  • 06:30

    Mystery Files

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    Pope Joan, Season 2 | Episode 7

    The legend of Pope Joan has endured for centuries. Some medieval chronicles record that there once was a pope who was in fact a woman. She taught the liberal arts, and was well versed in a diversity of branches of knowledge. She wore the Holy robes for over two years before her deception was finally, and dramatically, revealed by giving birth in public in Rome. Her life was never doubted in the Middle Ages, and her story survived the Reformation to the 21st century. But could a woman really have become Bishop of Rome? Retracing her footsteps, and searching through the archives, we investigate the mystery of Pope Joan.

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  • 07:00

    Goldfathers

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    Mined Over Matter, Season 1 | Episode 5

    Gold mining in Alaska is a battle against limited time to recover enough gold to pay bills and hopefully make a profit. Gold season starts when ground thaws and abruptly ends when nature sweeps in to freeze Alaska's wild terrain. Three Alaskan crews are on the final hunt for gold and they'll risk it all to walk away rich or broken. DOUG BAKER and the MUDMINERS expect a record last cleanup but the jig plant clogs, gushing Doug's profit right back to the ground. Can they scramble towards a fix or will Doug lose his best pay in the final weeks of gold? JOHN REEVES and his kids navigate towards an encouraging spot for gold but a mishap in the woods could keep them from ever finding out what's underneath the surface. They're on a streak of prospecting decent ground but will Chatanika be a hotspot worthy of mining? Finally, CREIGHTON LAPP and CHUCK TILLIAN, the young founders of CCR, take one last chance to flip their season around. They shock claim owner CLARK and stop the argument about his cut of gold but CCR jeopardizes a lot in their final decisions. Will the risk be worth the gamble or will the young crew lose a winning hand to gold?

  • 08:00

    Wicked Tuna

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    The Mighty Bite, Season 3 | Episode 14

    With only two weeks left in the fishing season and the price of bluefin tuna on the rise, the Gloucester captains race to bring in record hauls. While some captains hook lucrative scores, others face potentially season-ending challenges.

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  • 08:50

    Yukon Gold

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    Homecoming, Season 4 | Episode 1

    As the season gets underway, Bernie clashes with his most experienced crew, son Jarret. After months of lonely prep work, Chris reunites with his partner Nika and their three small children. Karl gets big gold right out of the gate. Big Al returns to the Yukon in a wheelchair, hoping to turn his life and his mine around.

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  • 09:40

    Outsiders: Living Off the Edge

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    Finders Keepers, Season 1 | Episode 2

    On the edge of the world, even the most solitary must rely on a few trusted allies to endure. For those who choose this life, a little help can go a long way. Living below the grid, Joe Ray ventures outside his caves only when survival dictates. Today, he's headed on a mission to locate an unusual currency he can use to barter for rifle ammunition. Beyond the grid, Bear Claw hunts to deliver the food he needs. It is bear season, and Bear Claw is permitted to take one bear. But he must catch his prey by the end of the week - and this deadline pushes him to seek out a helping hand. Stranded outside the grid in Lake Michigan, Dan Burton and his family have survived almost entirely with supplies found around Beaver Island. Today, he embarks on a salvage mission in search of useful materials…and finds 500 pounds of "useful" at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Hidden away in the far northwest corner of America, Doc and Jeanny Leverett built their home high above the grid, going more than two weeks at a time without touching the ground. But, today, to sustain life in the trees, Doc leaves their perch to barter for supplies.

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  • 10:30

    Live Free Or Die

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    Hog Wild, Season 1 | Episode 8

    With summer coming, the changing landscape and new critters begin to have an effect on daily life in the backwoods and swamps. In the mountains of Appalachia, Tony and Amelia get another bloody surprise from Amelias father Marc and make a worthwhile trade with their friend, Justin. Nearby, Thorn helps out Natalie around her house. While Natalie busies herself with a goat slaughter, Thorn dives headfirst into turkey hunting season. Down in Georgia, Colbert is engaged in a hunt of his own, tracking wild hog through the swamp. In California, Gabriel decides to leave the land where he has been living to meet his mentor, Tautacho.

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  • 11:20

    80s Greatest

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    Football Moments, Season 1 | Episode 1

    Relive the decade's most famous and controversial games and the players who not only defined the '80s, but also helped shape the sport today.

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  • 12:10

    Street Genius

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    Short Fuse, Season 1 | Episode 20

    Tim Shaw's amazing experiments continue as he fires food from a cannon, tries an optical illusion in the kitchen, and creates a chilli challenge.

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  • 12:40

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Aircraft Makeover, Season 2 | Episode 10

    On this episode: John Taylor needs split second timing to drive live runways between takeoffs and landings to look for potentially dangerous debris; missing passengers threaten to wreck Mustapha Bourouche's plans to get the Perth flight away on time; and there are headaches for engineer Mian Talat Abbas as a 208 million dollar A330-200 jet refuses to budge when the parking brake is released.

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  • 13:35

    Mad Scientists

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    Shocking Flying Machine, Season 1 | Episode 11

    John teams up with Robert Baslee, an aeronautics genius who builds full-scale airplanes in his garage and flies them out of his backyard. Robert and John set out to transform one of Robert's planes to fly on pure electricity in just two days. Along with Bill (the battery guy) and Jim (the Human toolbox), they race against the clock to redesign the plane. After several props and a burned up motor, they have to fly off at sunset to get new materials. When the crowd arrives at dawn, they have yet to test their invention. And they will only get one chance. It's all or nothing at sunrise.

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  • 14:05

    Seconds from Disaster

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    Norway Massacre, Season 6 | Episode 8

    On July 22, 2011, lone gunman Anders Behring Breivik emerges from a western Norwegian suburb to commit one of the worst terrorist atrocities in Europe since World War II. The massacre starts with an explosion in Oslo and finishes with the slaughter of dozens of teenagers at a youth camp on the isolated island of Utoya.

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  • 15:00

    What Would Happen If

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    What Would Happen If..? In this weeks episode program host Dr Marty Jopson risks life and limb urinating on an electric fence. Plus we find out what happens if you try to make the Dead Sea in your own backyard; if an electric guitar gets caught in an electric storm; and if we stopped recycling? To top it off, we supersize a yo-yo. All this and bundles more on What Would Happen If…?

  • 15:30

    Street Monkeys

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    It's been a rough year for the Pani Troop. Their world has been turned upside down; the heart of their territory ripped out and Mount Edgecombe's borders breached. Thrown into exile by a rival gang they collided headlong with another troop, who weren't in the mood for sharing. And neither were their human neighbours. Bess has to prepare her son Joseph for some hard lessons of life, as she tries to distance herself from him in preparation for the arrival of her next offspring. But low-ranking Lucy beats her too it, giving birth to the first baby of the season. Lucy has a vicious open wound in her neck one of the other vervets attacked her, possibly trying to get her baby off her. Is a rogue male on the prowl? Will he strike again? Brains is hitting too hard as he tries to drag the males in line and he's turning into a bit of a tyrant. His campaign against mid-ranking Mr. Brown sees no let up. Brown has few options fight or flight being the most likely, but would he dare turn on the big boss of the Panis? If Bess and Brains don't regain control they face desertion, invasion or both. Will the troop rally itself before the coming of the next generation?.

  • 16:25

    Indestructibles

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    Flying Car Crash, Season 2 | Episode 4

    A spectacular flying car crash against an overpass breaks a Firebird into pieces. In August 2010, Dayton/Ohio, teenager Brennan Eden's car goes airborne after hitting a guardrail which sends him flying across the highway. Eden's life is at stake. Miraculously, he completely recovers. Eden has no memory of the accident and no idea of how he survived. This episode of The Indestructibles will answer the two key questions: Why did Eden's car go airborne in the first place? And how did he survive the crash into the bridge, a crash that by all accounts should have killed him? With the support of a spirited stunt team and some mind-blowing experiments, crash investigator Tim Leggett aims to find the reasons for this unlikely survival.

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  • 17:20

    Jurassic CSI

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    What did dinosaurs really look like? Unorthodox paleontologist Phil Manning tries to put scientifically accurate skin on a dinosaur. Using the latest forensic technology, he creates a unique model to bring us closer to understanding how dinosaurs lived and behaved.

  • 18:15

    Wicked Tuna

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    The Mighty Bite, Season 3 | Episode 14

    With only two weeks left in the fishing season and the price of bluefin tuna on the rise, the Gloucester captains race to bring in record hauls. While some captains hook lucrative scores, others face potentially season-ending challenges.

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  • 19:10

    Science of Stupid

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    Big Tires, Monster Fails, Season 1 | Episode 8

    The Science of Stupid is the show that combines cold hard science with some of the craziest, most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded. In this episode Richard Hammond explores the humiliating and painful potential of karate kicks, urban biking bunny hops and snowboarding on water.

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  • 19:35

    How To Win At Everything

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    In this episode we learn how to juggle a football, pot more pool balls, break down a door, cook with a car and stay dry in the rain.

  • 20:05

    Yukon Gold

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    Treasure Hunt, Season 4 | Episode 2

    Bernie finds promising signs of gold, but struggles to start sluicing. Nika and Chris fire up a new sluice plant to get their first gold of the season. Karl uses old maps to locate gold around the dredge at Last Chance. Red tape severely delays Ken and Guillaume's new mining venture.

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  • 21:00

    Outsiders: Living Off the Edge

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    Into The Abyss, Season 1 | Episode 3

    For some, finding peace of mind means hiding out where no else thinks to look…but that solitude can come at a high cost. Those who choose to live outside the grid must adapt to a constant barrage of obstacles. They must find a means to overcome, or find themselves without the resources to endure. "Above the Grid" in Onion Creek, Washington, Doc and Jeanny Leverett depend on their garden to maintain a nutrient-rich diet. But after a black bear wreaks havoc on their plants, they are forced to find a new way to protect this crucial resource. "Beyond the Grid," in the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho, Bear Claw relies on his horses to travel the ridgelines and transport essential resources to camp. When his packhorse, Idahe, suffers from symptoms of equine arthritis, he must quickly adapt to find a new way to haul the supplies he desperately needs. "Below the Grid," in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Joe Ray prefers to spend his time underground - and he is always searching for ways to expand his underground world. Today, Joe searches for a new cave to explore, in hopes of finding new caverns to use and resources to exploit. "Outside the Grid," on Beaver Island, Dan Burton must stockpile supplies everyday - and out here, Dan doesn't rely on a trip to the grocery store to provide for his family.

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  • 21:55

    Lockdown

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    Most Dangerous Women, Season 4 | Episode 7

    Prisoner testimonies tell the tale of life behind bars in Maryland's only women prison, Jessop's MCIW, which houses a range of dangerous felons.

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  • 22:50

    Richard Hammond's Wildest Weather

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    Richard investigates how temperature - or lack of it - drives all our weather: he starts a dust storm in Australia, lights a giant hotplate in a quarry in the UK and creates an ice storm in Canada.

  • 23:45

    Earthquake On Everest

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    Earthquake On Everest, Season 0 | Episode 1

    On April 25th, an earthquake unleashed terror on Everest. Eighteen people died and 61 were injured in the worst disaster in the mountain's history. Now, never-seen-before footage from the moment the earthquake struck reveals the horror of those fatal minutes both on Everest and in surrounding Nepal where over 8,500 people died. Eyewitness accounts tell of survival and loss while scientists on the ground reveal how this disaster impacted the scientific community's knowledge of Himalayan earthquakes.

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  • 00:40

    Lockdown

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    Most Dangerous Women, Season 4 | Episode 7

    Prisoner testimonies tell the tale of life behind bars in Maryland's only women prison, Jessop's MCIW, which houses a range of dangerous felons.

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  • 01:35

    Yukon Gold

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    Treasure Hunt, Season 4 | Episode 2

    Bernie finds promising signs of gold, but struggles to start sluicing. Nika and Chris fire up a new sluice plant to get their first gold of the season. Karl uses old maps to locate gold around the dredge at Last Chance. Red tape severely delays Ken and Guillaume's new mining venture.

    Go to show
  • 02:30

    Outsiders: Living Off the Edge

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    Into The Abyss, Season 1 | Episode 3

    For some, finding peace of mind means hiding out where no else thinks to look…but that solitude can come at a high cost. Those who choose to live outside the grid must adapt to a constant barrage of obstacles. They must find a means to overcome, or find themselves without the resources to endure. "Above the Grid" in Onion Creek, Washington, Doc and Jeanny Leverett depend on their garden to maintain a nutrient-rich diet. But after a black bear wreaks havoc on their plants, they are forced to find a new way to protect this crucial resource. "Beyond the Grid," in the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho, Bear Claw relies on his horses to travel the ridgelines and transport essential resources to camp. When his packhorse, Idahe, suffers from symptoms of equine arthritis, he must quickly adapt to find a new way to haul the supplies he desperately needs. "Below the Grid," in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Joe Ray prefers to spend his time underground - and he is always searching for ways to expand his underground world. Today, Joe searches for a new cave to explore, in hopes of finding new caverns to use and resources to exploit. "Outside the Grid," on Beaver Island, Dan Burton must stockpile supplies everyday - and out here, Dan doesn't rely on a trip to the grocery store to provide for his family.

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  • 03:30

    Mystery Files

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    Pope Joan, Season 2 | Episode 7

    The legend of Pope Joan has endured for centuries. Some medieval chronicles record that there once was a pope who was in fact a woman. She taught the liberal arts, and was well versed in a diversity of branches of knowledge. She wore the Holy robes for over two years before her deception was finally, and dramatically, revealed by giving birth in public in Rome. Her life was never doubted in the Middle Ages, and her story survived the Reformation to the 21st century. But could a woman really have become Bishop of Rome? Retracing her footsteps, and searching through the archives, we investigate the mystery of Pope Joan.

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  • 04:00

    Street Genius

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    Short Fuse, Season 1 | Episode 20

    Tim Shaw's amazing experiments continue as he fires food from a cannon, tries an optical illusion in the kitchen, and creates a chilli challenge.

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  • 04:30

    Danger Decoded

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    Caught-on-camera disasters range from a horrific incident at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races to a spectacle at an air show.

  • 05:00

    Eat: The Story of Food

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    Sugar Rushes, Season 1 | Episode 5

    This is the uncensored story of food. Everything from cheetos to fois gras, science experiments to pop culture is fair game

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  • 05:30

    Is It Real?

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    Bigfoot, Season 1 | Episode 3

    Is there really a giant primate running around the world's wilderness areas? Or are Bigfoot and his cousins around the world figments of our imagination? Examine the evidence for yourself with believers and skeptics alike: listen to tales of terrifying encounters, take a look at giant footprints, and examine the famous 1967 film. Follow the forensic trail - and a real sasquatch stakeout - as science goes after that most elusive of legendary creatures.

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