Wednesday

23 August

  • 06.00

    Science of Stupid

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    Breathing Fire and Running on Water, Season 2 | Episode 10

    Science experts reveal exactly how and why adventure can turn into misadventure.

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  • 06.25

    Science of Stupid

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    Piggyback Rides and Ladder Climbing, Season 2 | Episode 11

    Learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate oneself when walking downstairs, giving a piggyback, or climbing a ladder.

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  • 06.50

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Firefighters, Season 2 | Episode 2

    Firefighters rush to the aid of a 777 full of passengers that touches down with smoking landing gear; a man loses his son in the world's biggest airport terminal just minutes before their plane is due to depart; two passengers arrive at Customs with bags stuffed full of the most expensive wood in the world; staff at the airport's exclusive VIP Service prepare for the arrival of footballing legend Pele; and the airport engineering team gears up for a construction project that will put the whole airport's operation and reputation on the line.

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  • 07.40

    Survive The Tribe

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    Eagle Assassins, Season 1 | Episode 5

    Mongolian Kazakhs put Hazen Audel to the test as he attempts to survive frigid temperatures and hunt with golden eagles. Before heading out into the Altai Mountains on a semi-wild horse, Hazen must train and bond with his predatory eagle in order to ensure success on the hunt.

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  • 08.25

    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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  • 09.15

    Megafactories

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    Rolls Royce, Season 1 | Episode 11

    Taking an average of 450 hours to build, with contributions from artisans, engineers and painters, find out how the Rolls-Royce Phantom is made.

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  • 10.05

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Space Station, Season 2 | Episode 3

    This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have enabled the worlds biggest space station the International Space Station to be built. The International Space Station orbits 200 miles above our heads, hurtling around the Earth at seventeen and a half thousand miles an hour. It is one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. Its crew performs vital experiments that will one day allow humans to live permanently in space. A test bed for future missions deeper into space, the space station could enable future generations to journey throughout the Solar System or even live on Mars. This film explores how the space station was made possible through a series of five engineering breakthroughs. The film features five landmark space stations that have contributed innovations to allow engineers to build bigger and explore the wonders of space travel. Using high-end computer generated imagery that makes up 50% of the film, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these structures and the inventions that have pushed the boundaries of science. Five ingenious leaps forward that enabled space stations to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World

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  • 10.55

    Air Crash Investigation

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    High Rise Catastrophe, Season 14 | Episode 3

    Flight: El Al Flight 1862 Boeing 747-258F cargo jet October 4th, 1992 En route to Tel Aviv, El Al Flight 1862 takes off from Amsterdams Schiphol Airport with a heavy load of cargo. But minutes later, a sudden jolt rocks the plane and it begins rolling violently to the right. The catastrophe is The Netherlands worst ever aviation disaster.

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  • 11.45

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Firefighters, Season 2 | Episode 2

    Firefighters rush to the aid of a 777 full of passengers that touches down with smoking landing gear; a man loses his son in the world's biggest airport terminal just minutes before their plane is due to depart; two passengers arrive at Customs with bags stuffed full of the most expensive wood in the world; staff at the airport's exclusive VIP Service prepare for the arrival of footballing legend Pele; and the airport engineering team gears up for a construction project that will put the whole airport's operation and reputation on the line.

    Go to show
  • 12.30

    Filthy Riches

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    Big Gator, Small Boat, Season 2 | Episode 3

    David LaGrange, Keith Major, and Seth are running out of luck, and if they don't turn it around immediately they're also gonna be out a big payday.

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  • 13.20

    Wicked Tuna

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    Take It To The Bank, Season 5 | Episode 9

    The Gloucester fleet captains all face a familiar decision: whether or not to take the long, high-risk journey to Georges Bank to increase their chances of a big bluefin haul or possibly come home empty-handed. Steaming out to Georges is a huge gamble - expenses can range into the thousands of dollars and out on the water nothing is guaranteed. Who will test the deep waters of the legendary, far-off Georges Bank and who will play it safe? And which choice will pay off?

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  • 14.10

    Megafactories

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    Super Subway, Season 1 | Episode 12

    Join us as we follow the creation of the car that moves millions. The R-160 Subway car is the newest member of the New York City Transit fleet -- bringing 21st Century safety and technological innovations to a mass transit system over 100 years old. These innovations include LCD screen maps, a passenger emergency intercom system, soundproofing and a braking system that actually generates electricity and returns power to the third rail. It starts as sheets of metal in Sao Paulo, Brazil where human skill, fire, and steel come together to build the body shell. After a month-long voyage, the body arrives in Hornell, NY for final assembly, motor installation, and testing. Once assembled the R-160 weighs nearly 85,000 lbs and contains 24 miles of wiring. This car is built to last 40 years, to withstand the force of 1.6 billion riders per year, and survive in one of the world's toughest environments - New York City.

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  • 15.00

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Cruise Ship, Season 2 | Episode 4

    This film reveals the technological leaps that have allowed the Independence of the Seas launched as the worlds biggest cruise ship in 2008 - to be developed. The ship is 18 storeys high, weighs as much as 430 jumbo jets and allows 4,300 passengers to live in 5-star luxury. This film explores how this gargantuan ship was made possible through a series of five historic engineering breakthroughs. The film explores five iconic liners including the SS Great Britain and the RMS Queen Mary which feature major technological innovations that allowed engineers to build ever-larger ships. Using high-end computer generated imagery, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these vessels and the inventions that enabled them to grow. Five ingenious leaps forward that let cruise ships to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the Worlds BIGGEST.

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  • 15.50

    Survive The Tribe

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    Arctic Endurance, Season 1 | Episode 6

    In one of the most extreme and frozen places on Earth, Hazen attempts to master the skills that have allowed the Inuit to survive in Arctic Canada for thousands of years. As he battles the sub-zero temperatures, Hazen must prove himself by mastering a dog sled team and honing his igloo-building skills before he can join an elite Inuit hunter to harvest mussels beneath the shifting sea ice.

    Go to show
  • 16.40

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Customs Officers, Season 2 | Episode 3

    A new plane park has been created to house a fleet of Boeing 777s during the airport's 80 day, billion dollar runway upgrade project, but there is a massive slope to get in and out of it. Pushback Operator Mark Dearden's skills are put to the test as he finds out if he can tow a 300 ton plane down the entry slope without careering out of control. Customs Officers find five huge packages hidden in the bottom of a passenger's luggage. If the powder inside tests positive for heroin, it'll be the biggest drugs haul at the airport in 10 years. And Line Maintenance Engineer Andy Tetley is called onto a plane with a defunct air conditioning system and a temperature of over 110 degrees. He has only a few hours to find out what is wrong and cool it down before it's due to take off.

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  • 17.30

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Fatal Delivery, Season 14 | Episode 4

    Shortly after taking off, a fire breaks out on UPS Flight 6. As smoke fills the cockpit, getting the plane safely back is a race against time.

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  • 18.20

    Die Trying

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    Great White Ambush, Season 1 | Episode 1

    National Geographic Channel follows a team of shark and camera tech experts on a dangerous mission to South Africa's Shark Alley. The team plans to place state of the art fin cams on great whites and capture never before seen, first person PoV footage of a breeching great white predation. This camera angle will help them create a 360-degree view of a shark attack, so science can better understand how sharks hunt and kill.

  • 19.10

    Science of Stupid

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    Barbecues and Hammocks, Season 2 | Episode 12

    Tune in for a smashing time, filled with crashing, falling and exploding! Watch drivers spinning into trees and snowmobiles going off course.

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  • 19.40

    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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  • 20.05

    Airport Security: Colombia

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    Airport Security Colombia 1, 3, Season 1 | Episode 3

    Officers from Colombian customs, immigration, and law enforcement agencies at El Dorado International Airport make sure national security is the top priority by cracking down on criminals attempting to smuggle illegal goods out of the country while also helping passengers in trouble. In this episode, a man is arrested after security agents find five kilograms of cocaine hidden in his suitcase. Astonished by the discovery, the passenger claims to be innocent and accuses his son in law of having tricked him. Two individuals posing as a couple of young tourists, turn out to be complete strangers carrying cocaine capsules inside their bodies. And then, officers unveil one of the boldest drugs smuggling attempt: a woman holding a cocaine "package" in her genital area. Meanwhile, immigration officers must prevent three passengers from flying to Sweden with forged passports, while trying to figure out their true identity and nationality. Later, drama and tension unfold as they carry an operation involving a charter flight with over 60 Colombians deported from the United States for different crimes.

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  • 21.00

    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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  • 21.50

    Breakout

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    Tunnel Break, Season 2 | Episode 1

    Three inmates hatch a daring and ingenious plan to escape from Indiana State Prison, where many of the prisoners are locked up for murder. Convicted rapist Lance Battreal decides to break out when he learns his father is ill and could die within months. In 2009 he and convicted killers Mark Booher and Charlie Smith dig their way into a system of tunnels under the prison. They cut through a series of security gates to reach a narrow storm drain which leads all the way a nearby city. They must crawl much of the way, in a journey as tortuous as it is long. But when they exit a manhole on 10th Street they are free. Hours later the escape is discovered and the manhunt begins.

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  • 22.45

    Car S.O.S.

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    Jaguar Mk. 2, Season 5 | Episode 2

    "Petrol head Tony's Jaguar Mk2 has been in his family for over 40 years. Due to complications following a stomach operations he's not been able to restore the car himself and it's sat neglected in the garage for nearly two decades. With Fuzz battling to start the Jags engine and Tim having to get his hand dirty making parts it will be a race against time to get this British classic finished on time."

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  • 23.35

    Megafactories

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    Porsche 911, Extra | Episode 1

    The challenge of redesigning the Porsche 911, an automotive icon. This is the 7th generation of the car and while it clearly looks like a 911 it is virtually brand new in terms of size, design, and performance.

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  • 00.25

    Generals at War

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    Midway, Season 1 | Episode 4

    1942 - The United States Navy has just been devastated at Pearl Harbour. But the Japanese attackers fail to destroy an important American asset - their aircraft carriers.

  • 01.15

    Doomsday Preppers

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    Americans Not Ameri-Can'ts, Season 3 | Episode 10

    In Georgia, firefighter Mark believes that the U.S. is under the threat of foreign occupation, specifically by Russia. He already has six months worth of food stored and is skilled at hunting and trapping. Now, hes working on building a modern Trojan horse in order to infiltrate a potential enemy base undetected. In Texas, Joe is preparing for a cyber-attack to take out the countrys telecommunications system. He is prepped with enough food to feed 24 people for two years, a stock of 1,500 gallons of water and a global communications system. His current projects include a post-apocalyptic schoolhouse to be used to educate children if the government collapses after disaster and "gyro-copter" in order to maintain aerial dominance.

  • 02.00

    Lockdown

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    Women Behind Bars, Season 2 | Episode 2

    California's Valley State Prison houses nearly 4,000 female inmates. Enter a world riddled with drugs and danger, where hundreds of babies are born to incarcerated mums.

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  • 02.50

    Breakout

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    Tunnel Break, Season 2 | Episode 1

    Three inmates hatch a daring and ingenious plan to escape from Indiana State Prison, where many of the prisoners are locked up for murder. Convicted rapist Lance Battreal decides to break out when he learns his father is ill and could die within months. In 2009 he and convicted killers Mark Booher and Charlie Smith dig their way into a system of tunnels under the prison. They cut through a series of security gates to reach a narrow storm drain which leads all the way a nearby city. They must crawl much of the way, in a journey as tortuous as it is long. But when they exit a manhole on 10th Street they are free. Hours later the escape is discovered and the manhunt begins.

    Go to show
  • 03.35

    Filthy Riches

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    Big Gator, Small Boat, Season 2 | Episode 3

    David LaGrange, Keith Major, and Seth are running out of luck, and if they don't turn it around immediately they're also gonna be out a big payday.

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  • 04.20

    Brain Games

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    Use It or Lose It, Season 2 | Episode 7

    The latest research says that your brain is no different than the muscles in your body - it needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. In this episode were going to put your brain to the test with a serious workout and if you play along youll come out with a few unexpected ways to boost your minds flexibility, concentration, and memory. So get ready to use it…or lose it on Brain Games.

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  • 04.45

    Brain Games

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    Liar, Liar, Season 2 | Episode 8

    In this episode, we'll explore why we lie, how often we lie, and what goes on in the brain that allows us to stretch the truth in the first place. As we put you through games and experiments, you'll discover how to pick out a fake smile and why it's actually easier for your brain to just tell the honest truth. If you pay attention, we'll even teach you a few tricks that can help you catch a liar. So stick around as we get to the truth about lying, on Brain Games!

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  • 05.10

    Doomsday Preppers

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    Americans Not Ameri-Can'ts, Season 3 | Episode 10

    In Georgia, firefighter Mark believes that the U.S. is under the threat of foreign occupation, specifically by Russia. He already has six months worth of food stored and is skilled at hunting and trapping. Now, hes working on building a modern Trojan horse in order to infiltrate a potential enemy base undetected. In Texas, Joe is preparing for a cyber-attack to take out the countrys telecommunications system. He is prepped with enough food to feed 24 people for two years, a stock of 1,500 gallons of water and a global communications system. His current projects include a post-apocalyptic schoolhouse to be used to educate children if the government collapses after disaster and "gyro-copter" in order to maintain aerial dominance.

Thursday

24 August

  • 06.00

    Science of Stupid

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    Barbecues and Hammocks, Season 2 | Episode 12

    Tune in for a smashing time, filled with crashing, falling and exploding! Watch drivers spinning into trees and snowmobiles going off course.

    Go to show
  • 06.25

    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.

    Go to show
  • 06.50

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Customs Officers, Season 2 | Episode 3

    A new plane park has been created to house a fleet of Boeing 777s during the airport's 80 day, billion dollar runway upgrade project, but there is a massive slope to get in and out of it. Pushback Operator Mark Dearden's skills are put to the test as he finds out if he can tow a 300 ton plane down the entry slope without careering out of control. Customs Officers find five huge packages hidden in the bottom of a passenger's luggage. If the powder inside tests positive for heroin, it'll be the biggest drugs haul at the airport in 10 years. And Line Maintenance Engineer Andy Tetley is called onto a plane with a defunct air conditioning system and a temperature of over 110 degrees. He has only a few hours to find out what is wrong and cool it down before it's due to take off.

    Go to show
  • 07.40

    Survive The Tribe

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    Arctic Endurance, Season 1 | Episode 6

    In one of the most extreme and frozen places on Earth, Hazen attempts to master the skills that have allowed the Inuit to survive in Arctic Canada for thousands of years. As he battles the sub-zero temperatures, Hazen must prove himself by mastering a dog sled team and honing his igloo-building skills before he can join an elite Inuit hunter to harvest mussels beneath the shifting sea ice.

    Go to show
  • 08.30

    Die Trying

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    Great White Ambush, Season 1 | Episode 1

    National Geographic Channel follows a team of shark and camera tech experts on a dangerous mission to South Africa's Shark Alley. The team plans to place state of the art fin cams on great whites and capture never before seen, first person PoV footage of a breeching great white predation. This camera angle will help them create a 360-degree view of a shark attack, so science can better understand how sharks hunt and kill.

  • 09.20

    Megafactories

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    Super Subway, Season 1 | Episode 12

    Join us as we follow the creation of the car that moves millions. The R-160 Subway car is the newest member of the New York City Transit fleet -- bringing 21st Century safety and technological innovations to a mass transit system over 100 years old. These innovations include LCD screen maps, a passenger emergency intercom system, soundproofing and a braking system that actually generates electricity and returns power to the third rail. It starts as sheets of metal in Sao Paulo, Brazil where human skill, fire, and steel come together to build the body shell. After a month-long voyage, the body arrives in Hornell, NY for final assembly, motor installation, and testing. Once assembled the R-160 weighs nearly 85,000 lbs and contains 24 miles of wiring. This car is built to last 40 years, to withstand the force of 1.6 billion riders per year, and survive in one of the world's toughest environments - New York City.

    Go to show
  • 10.10

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Cruise Ship, Season 2 | Episode 4

    This film reveals the technological leaps that have allowed the Independence of the Seas launched as the worlds biggest cruise ship in 2008 - to be developed. The ship is 18 storeys high, weighs as much as 430 jumbo jets and allows 4,300 passengers to live in 5-star luxury. This film explores how this gargantuan ship was made possible through a series of five historic engineering breakthroughs. The film explores five iconic liners including the SS Great Britain and the RMS Queen Mary which feature major technological innovations that allowed engineers to build ever-larger ships. Using high-end computer generated imagery, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these vessels and the inventions that enabled them to grow. Five ingenious leaps forward that let cruise ships to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the Worlds BIGGEST.

    Go to show
  • 11.00

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Fatal Delivery, Season 14 | Episode 4

    Shortly after taking off, a fire breaks out on UPS Flight 6. As smoke fills the cockpit, getting the plane safely back is a race against time.

    Go to show
  • 11.50

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Customs Officers, Season 2 | Episode 3

    A new plane park has been created to house a fleet of Boeing 777s during the airport's 80 day, billion dollar runway upgrade project, but there is a massive slope to get in and out of it. Pushback Operator Mark Dearden's skills are put to the test as he finds out if he can tow a 300 ton plane down the entry slope without careering out of control. Customs Officers find five huge packages hidden in the bottom of a passenger's luggage. If the powder inside tests positive for heroin, it'll be the biggest drugs haul at the airport in 10 years. And Line Maintenance Engineer Andy Tetley is called onto a plane with a defunct air conditioning system and a temperature of over 110 degrees. He has only a few hours to find out what is wrong and cool it down before it's due to take off.

    Go to show
  • 12.35

    Filthy Riches

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    Monster Storm, Season 2 | Episode 4

    Deep in the Louisina swamp, Gator season has reached its halfway point, and with every passing day, Gators become increasingly difficult to bag.

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  • 13.25

    Wicked Tuna

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    Doubling Down, Season 5 | Episode 10

    After a massive haul offshore on Georges Bank last week, Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com and Captain TJ Ott of Hot Tuna decide to double down and make the long trip again in hopes of another massive payday. However, Captain Dave Marciano chooses to keep Hard Merchandise inshore despite FV-Tuna.Com recent success that have put them back on top of the fleet. Captain Paul Hebert of Wicked Pissah also chooses to remain in shore and wants to prove to himself that letting Lance go last week was the right decision. Meanwhile, Captain Tyler McLaughlin's season is on the brink of disaster. If Pinwheel can't catch this week, they could find themselves too far behind to make a last stand. Will the return trip to Georges Bank pay off? Will Marciano ever see the top of the Leaderboard again? Will Tyler stake a comeback? And will Paul be able to find his groove with Lance gone?

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  • 14.10

    Megafactories

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    Camaro, Season 1 | Episode 13

    After nearly a decade off the production line, visit the 10-million-square-foot factory rolling out the astounding 2010 Camaro SS.

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  • 15.00

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Tunnel, Season 2 | Episode 5

    This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have allowed the world's longest Tunnel - the Gotthard Base Tunnel - to be built. The Gotthard Base Tunnel stretches 57 kilometres through the heart of the Swiss Alps. It is deeper than any other tunnel on Earth and paves the way for a vital high-speed rail link between Zurich and Milan. This film follows 2000 workers and four gigantic tunnel boring machines working flat-out to excavate 24 million tonnes of mountain rock to complete the tunnel. This film explores how this structure was made possible through a series of six engineering breakthroughs. We reveal how six landmark tunnels - including the Thames Tunnel and Channel Tunnel - each feature a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to bore ever further into the earth. Using high-end computer generated imagery that makes up 50% of the film, we'll reveal the incredible stories behind these tunnels and the inventions that have enabled tunnels to grow ever longer. Six ingenious leaps forward that enabled tunnels to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World's BIGGEST.

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  • 15.55

    The Great Human Race

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    Dawn, Season 1 | Episode 1

    The savanna of East Africa. Every person can trace their roots here, the home of the one of the first members of the human species - Homo habilis. Archaeologist Bill Schindler and survival expert Cat Bigney attempt to live as Homo habilis did 2.6 million years ago - without weapons or fire. Seeing animals in all directions reminds them that, like Homo habilis, they are low on the food chain. As two people who have studied primitive lifestyles and technologies, Bill and Cat get to work to secure food, water and shelter. But they soon find that living like Homo habilis is harder than they ever expected. The savanna is dry and nearly void of food and water. With wild animals around every turn, Bill and Cat feel exposed at all times. It's not long before their worst fears are realized. While hiking through the open grasslands, Bill and Cat come face-to-face with a lion.

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  • 16.40

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Crystal Meth, Season 2 | Episode 4

    More than a million passengers pass through Dubai International Airport every week. Behind the scenes 60,000 people from across the globe are hard at work. From ensuring the safety of the runway surface to dealing with drunken passengers, this episode of "Ultimate Airport" offers a rare chance to get to know the unsung men and women carrying out the often overlooked but vital tasks that make this multi-billion dollar airport run smoothly.

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  • 17.30

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Deadly Mission, Season 14 | Episode 5

    Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, 'Air Crash Investigation 14' investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why.

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  • 18.20

    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.

  • 19.15

    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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  • 19.40

    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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  • 20.05

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Inner City Carnage, Season 13 | Episode 8

    A Learjet 45 carrying Mexico's interior minister slams into Mexico City's financial district killing all nine people on board, as well as seven people on the ground. At first there's speculation that Mexico's powerful drug cartels brought down the plane. But the investigation takes a startling new turn after investigators listen to the cockpit voice recorder.

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  • 21.00

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Hudson River Runway, Season 9 | Episode 5

    January 15th, 2009 - Less than two minutes after taking off from New York's LaGuardia Airport, US Airways Flight #1549 collides with a flock of birds. Both engines suddenly lose all thrust, and the Airbus A-320 begins falling from the sky. The crew desperately tries to restart their engines, but can't. With New York on one side and New Jersey on the other, Captain Chesley Sullenberger is running out of options. Searching desperately for a place to land, Sullenberger warns passengers and crew to brace for impact and tells the control tower that he will be ditching the plane in the icy waters of the Hudson River. Amazingly, all 155 people on board survive, and investigators try to determine how birds could have crippled two of the world's most advanced jet engines. Can they prevent it from happening again?

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  • 21.50

    Breakout

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    The Connecticut Conspiracy, Season 2 | Episode 2

    In Somers Prison, Connecticut, Ronald Rutan, who is serving a 19 year sentence for burglary meets Frank Vandever, a former-stock broker and cross-dresser who is serving 40 years for murdering a former client. In spite of their differences, they share a common goal - getting out. They use their privileged positions working in the kitchens to smuggle in tools and evade security. They use Rutan's quiet recycling area to cut their way through window bars, disguising the cuts with peanut butter before cutting through the prison fences and making their escape. The cops spend more than two weeks struggling with hundreds of false leads looking for Vandever dressed as a woman; until they're given a tip off that the pair have checked into a motel. FBI agents arrive to bring them in - but not without a chase.

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  • 22.45

    Nazi Megastructures

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    Hitler's Luftwaffe, Season 4 | Episode 3

    The Luftwaffe, a revolutionary German air force, created from nothing and fast-tracked by Hitler to annihilate the enemy from the skies. From the factory where the deadly Heinkel HE111 bombers were mass-produced, to the Baltic and the ruins of the Luftwaffe's top-secret torpedo test facility to the most technologically advanced jet bomber of World War 2, Nazi Megastructures lifts the lid on Hitler's war from above.

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  • 23.35

    Lawless Oceans

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    The Witness, Season 1 | Episode 2

    The investigation has a major breakthrough where a second video of the killings is discovered. In the Philippines Karsten meets a former fisherman who escaped slave-like conditions and in Bangladesh we expose the dark world of migrant smuggling, meeting a human trafficker and recruiter. A father tells a harrowing story about his 15 year old son who paid traffickers to take him to Thailand and whose fate remains unknown.

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  • 00.25

    Generals at War

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    Stalingrad, Season 1 | Episode 5

    1942 - as the Germans storm across the Soviet Union, Hitler becomes obsessed with taking Stalingrad - the city which bears the name of his arch-enemy Joseph Stalin.

  • 01.15

    Doomsday Castle

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    Before The Flood, Season 1 | Episode 1

    A retired infantry training officer recruits his children to help him finish building his Doomsday Castle, a completely self-sufficient fortress of refuge for the end of days. The most important tasks are building a drawbridge for the front door, cleaning out the bunker, where the family will be living and fortifying the remaining weaknesses inside of the bunker. The children work together to complete their fathers vision, and be prepared for the apocalypse.

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  • 02.00

    Lockdown

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    Iron Grip, Season 2 | Episode 3

    North Carolina's Alexander Correctional Institution is a fortress that houses some of America's most hardened criminals. Tough rules and regulations make it a prison all convicts want to avoid.

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  • 02.50

    Breakout

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    The Connecticut Conspiracy, Season 2 | Episode 2

    In Somers Prison, Connecticut, Ronald Rutan, who is serving a 19 year sentence for burglary meets Frank Vandever, a former-stock broker and cross-dresser who is serving 40 years for murdering a former client. In spite of their differences, they share a common goal - getting out. They use their privileged positions working in the kitchens to smuggle in tools and evade security. They use Rutan's quiet recycling area to cut their way through window bars, disguising the cuts with peanut butter before cutting through the prison fences and making their escape. The cops spend more than two weeks struggling with hundreds of false leads looking for Vandever dressed as a woman; until they're given a tip off that the pair have checked into a motel. FBI agents arrive to bring them in - but not without a chase.

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  • 03.35

    Filthy Riches

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    Monster Storm, Season 2 | Episode 4

    Deep in the Louisina swamp, Gator season has reached its halfway point, and with every passing day, Gators become increasingly difficult to bag.

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  • 04.20

    Brain Games

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    What You Don’t Know, Season 2 | Episode 9

    We all like to think we have a good grasp of the workings of the world around us, but do we? In this episode of Brain Games we explore how you might not be as smart as you think. Bet you could explain something as basic as how a zipper works? Or correctly draw something as simple as a bicycle? If you said yes, you likely just bet wrong…but dont worry its not just you! Get ready to say hello to what you dont know, on Brain Games.

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  • 04.45

    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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  • 05.10

    Doomsday Castle

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    Before The Flood, Season 1 | Episode 1

    A retired infantry training officer recruits his children to help him finish building his Doomsday Castle, a completely self-sufficient fortress of refuge for the end of days. The most important tasks are building a drawbridge for the front door, cleaning out the bunker, where the family will be living and fortifying the remaining weaknesses inside of the bunker. The children work together to complete their fathers vision, and be prepared for the apocalypse.

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Friday

25 August

  • 06.00

    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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  • 06.25

    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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  • 06.50

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Crystal Meth, Season 2 | Episode 4

    More than a million passengers pass through Dubai International Airport every week. Behind the scenes 60,000 people from across the globe are hard at work. From ensuring the safety of the runway surface to dealing with drunken passengers, this episode of "Ultimate Airport" offers a rare chance to get to know the unsung men and women carrying out the often overlooked but vital tasks that make this multi-billion dollar airport run smoothly.

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  • 07.40

    The Great Human Race

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    Dawn, Season 1 | Episode 1

    The savanna of East Africa. Every person can trace their roots here, the home of the one of the first members of the human species - Homo habilis. Archaeologist Bill Schindler and survival expert Cat Bigney attempt to live as Homo habilis did 2.6 million years ago - without weapons or fire. Seeing animals in all directions reminds them that, like Homo habilis, they are low on the food chain. As two people who have studied primitive lifestyles and technologies, Bill and Cat get to work to secure food, water and shelter. But they soon find that living like Homo habilis is harder than they ever expected. The savanna is dry and nearly void of food and water. With wild animals around every turn, Bill and Cat feel exposed at all times. It's not long before their worst fears are realized. While hiking through the open grasslands, Bill and Cat come face-to-face with a lion.

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  • 08.30

    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.

  • 09.20

    Megafactories

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    Camaro, Season 1 | Episode 13

    After nearly a decade off the production line, visit the 10-million-square-foot factory rolling out the astounding 2010 Camaro SS.

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  • 10.10

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Tunnel, Season 2 | Episode 5

    This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have allowed the world's longest Tunnel - the Gotthard Base Tunnel - to be built. The Gotthard Base Tunnel stretches 57 kilometres through the heart of the Swiss Alps. It is deeper than any other tunnel on Earth and paves the way for a vital high-speed rail link between Zurich and Milan. This film follows 2000 workers and four gigantic tunnel boring machines working flat-out to excavate 24 million tonnes of mountain rock to complete the tunnel. This film explores how this structure was made possible through a series of six engineering breakthroughs. We reveal how six landmark tunnels - including the Thames Tunnel and Channel Tunnel - each feature a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to bore ever further into the earth. Using high-end computer generated imagery that makes up 50% of the film, we'll reveal the incredible stories behind these tunnels and the inventions that have enabled tunnels to grow ever longer. Six ingenious leaps forward that enabled tunnels to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World's BIGGEST.

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  • 11.00

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Deadly Mission, Season 14 | Episode 5

    Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, 'Air Crash Investigation 14' investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why.

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  • 11.50

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Crystal Meth, Season 2 | Episode 4

    More than a million passengers pass through Dubai International Airport every week. Behind the scenes 60,000 people from across the globe are hard at work. From ensuring the safety of the runway surface to dealing with drunken passengers, this episode of "Ultimate Airport" offers a rare chance to get to know the unsung men and women carrying out the often overlooked but vital tasks that make this multi-billion dollar airport run smoothly.

    Go to show
  • 12.35

    Filthy Riches

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    Revenge & Redemption, Season 2 | Episode 5

    After a devastating blow, Jim and Andy are out for revenge and they're heading back out to the island where they're gonna dig two consecutive tides.

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  • 13.25

    Wicked Tuna

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    Riders In The Storm, Season 5 | Episode 11

    When a violent storm rolls in during week eleven, the Gloucester captains face a tough decision at a critical time: do they fish or flee? Captains Dave Marciano, of the Hard Merchandise, and Dave Carraro, of FV-Tuna.com, both feel that braving the weather is a risk worth taking, as the rolling seas may well bring the bite to the surface. For Paul Hebert, of the Wicked Pissah, it is critical to stay on the water and keep his recent hot streak going. But no one needs a bluefin more than Pete Speeches of the Erin & Sarah. The veteran captain is desperate to turn around a dismal season and show his daughter, Erin, what he is made of.

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  • 14.10

    Megafactories

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    Chevy Volt, Season 1 | Episode 14

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from GM's Pre Production Operations factory reveals the secrets behind the electric Chevy Volt.

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  • 15.00

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Telescope, Season 2 | Episode 6

    This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have enabled the world's largest telescope - the Large Binocular Telescope - to be built. The telescope sits on a mountain in Arizona, over 3,000 metres above sea level. Like a giant pair of eyes, it stares up into the night sky. Equipped with two giant mirrors, it allows astronomers to see further into space than ever before. Capable of producing images of heavenly bodies with startling clarity, the LBT focuses its two giant mirrors on stars tens of millions of light years away from Earth. The film explores how this magnificent instrument was made possible through a series of six engineering breakthroughs. This film explores how six landmark telescopes contributed innovations towards its development, allowing astronomers to see ever deeper into space. Using high-end computer generated imagery that makes up 50% of the film, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these structures and the inventions that have allowed them to discover more about our universe. Six ingenious leaps forward that enabled telescopes to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World's BIGGEST."

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  • 15.55

    The Great Human Race

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    Fire, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Bill and Cat follow in the footsteps of Homo erectus as they journey into the jungles of Uganda. Of all the achievements of Homo erectus, the most notable was their ability to control one of nature's most powerful forces - fire. Bill and Cat begin in the smoking remains of a charred grassland fire, where they discover a smoldering log. The pair harvests an ember and carries it with them in a "slow match." With fire to keep them safe, they head out in search of animals to hunt. Bill makes a wooden spear and Cat harvests a hippo bone to use as weapons. They spot a guinea fowl in the brush, and for the first time, attempt to make the jump from prey to predator. Their ultimate goal is to find a bountiful hunting ground, similar to where Homo erectus might have settled. But when a costly mistake soaks their ember, the duo is left stranded in the jungle with the sun going down and no protection against predators.

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  • 16.40

    Ultimate Airport Dubai

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    Faulty Planes, Season 2 | Episode 5

    To maintain its place as one of the busiest airports in the world, Dubai International needs to run like clockwork. Failure in any single department can have major consequences across the whole airport. This episode follows an emergency in air traffic control that leads to a runway closure, a huge task to re-number every departure gate in the airport while it is operational, and the mounting tension on the building site of a new $3.2 billion terminal extension - built specifically to accommodate the A380, the world's biggest passenger airliner.

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  • 17.30

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Edge of Disaster, Season 14 | Episode 6

    Atlantic Airways Flight 670 is shuttling a group of oil company employees to work. On a routine stop on the tiny Norwegian island of Stord, the plane careens off the runway and down a steep embankment. With almost no wreckage left to examine, a mysterious substance found on the runway may hold the key to understanding the cause of the deadly crash.

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  • 18.20

    Die Trying

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    Crater of Fire, Season 1 | Episode 3

    National Geographic Channel follows an adventurer on his mission to find microbial life forms in a firestorm burning at the bottom of a crater in Turkmenistan. This giant natural gas fissure has been flaming out of control for over four decades and no one knows if life can exist under these conditions. To find out, the expedition leader will don a fireproof suit, lower into the fiery pit and collect soil samples. He hopes his findings will give science a better understanding of microorganisms and help the political leaders in Turkmenistan figure out a way to quell the massive flames.

  • 19.15

    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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  • 19.40

    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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  • 20.05

    Primal Survivor

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    Thin Air, Season 1 | Episode 5

    Deep in the foothills of the Himalayas, Hazen Audel is on a quest to lead a herd of yaks across the forbidding wilderness to safety in the ancient fortressed city of Lomanthang. At twice the altitude that he's ever experienced before, Hazen must complete a perilous solo journey. Little grows in this arid desert and few creatures can survive, but amongst those that do are some formidable predators…

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  • 21.00

    Seconds from Disaster

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    The Deepwater Horizon, Season 5 | Episode 5

    The Deepwater Horizon rig has finished drilling the Macondo Well for BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The well, in water 1500m deep, extends to a depth of 4000m. The crew test the well to ensure it is safely sealed so the Deepwater Horizon rig can move on before another rig starts oil extraction. But just hours after the well passes its safety test, flammable gas and crude oil shoot out of the well, enveloping the rig in flames and killing 11 workers. Seconds from Disaster investigates the series of decisions and failings that culminated in the catastrophe and the world's biggest accidental marine oil spill.

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  • 21.50

    Breakout

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    Freedom Fighter Escape, Season 2 | Episode 3

    This is the amazing story of how three men crafted wooden keys to unlock their way out of South Africas secure Pretoria Prison. Set against the backdrop of the notorious period of apartied in South Africa, the three terrorists, Tim Jenkin, Stephen Lee and Alex Moumbaris, considered themselves political prisoners and are determined to escape. They approached this challenge with audacity and ingenuity, making and testing keys fashioned in wood work classes right under the noses of their captors and smuggling these parts around the prison. Over months of trial and error, they unlocked their cells and then tested their keys on each of the ten doors that led to freedom, coming up with clever schemes to avoid patrolling guards. On the day of the escape, they literally walked out, undetected, to freedom and take their cause overseas.

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  • 22.45

    Car S.O.S.

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    Jaguar Mk. 2, Season 5 | Episode 2

    "Petrol head Tony's Jaguar Mk2 has been in his family for over 40 years. Due to complications following a stomach operations he's not been able to restore the car himself and it's sat neglected in the garage for nearly two decades. With Fuzz battling to start the Jags engine and Tim having to get his hand dirty making parts it will be a race against time to get this British classic finished on time."

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  • 23.35

    Megafactories

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    Porsche 911, Extra | Episode 1

    The challenge of redesigning the Porsche 911, an automotive icon. This is the 7th generation of the car and while it clearly looks like a 911 it is virtually brand new in terms of size, design, and performance.

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  • 00.25

    Generals at War

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    Singapore, Season 1 | Episode 6

    In 1941, the British totally underestimate the fighting ability of the Japanese- until Japan launches a surprise attack on Singapore, a tiny jewel in the Crown of the British Empire.

  • 01.15

    Doomsday Castle

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    A Stone From The Sling, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Some of the family is tested on obtaining their own sources of food for the castle while Brent Sr. and Dawn Marie build a catapult to be able to defend the castle from intruders if the end times come. Lindsey and Ashley find a sustainable food source, while Brent II and Michael hunt for a meal. The entire family tests the catapult together and then feasts on their new food options.

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  • 02.00

    Lockdown

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    Surviving Stateville, Season 4 | Episode 1

    Built in 1925 and aging badly, Stateville Correctional is a dangerous place filled with dangerous men, nearly all serving 20 years minimum.

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  • 02.50

    Breakout

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    Freedom Fighter Escape, Season 2 | Episode 3

    This is the amazing story of how three men crafted wooden keys to unlock their way out of South Africas secure Pretoria Prison. Set against the backdrop of the notorious period of apartied in South Africa, the three terrorists, Tim Jenkin, Stephen Lee and Alex Moumbaris, considered themselves political prisoners and are determined to escape. They approached this challenge with audacity and ingenuity, making and testing keys fashioned in wood work classes right under the noses of their captors and smuggling these parts around the prison. Over months of trial and error, they unlocked their cells and then tested their keys on each of the ten doors that led to freedom, coming up with clever schemes to avoid patrolling guards. On the day of the escape, they literally walked out, undetected, to freedom and take their cause overseas.

    Go to show
  • 03.35

    Filthy Riches

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    Revenge & Redemption, Season 2 | Episode 5

    After a devastating blow, Jim and Andy are out for revenge and they're heading back out to the island where they're gonna dig two consecutive tides.

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  • 04.20

    Brain Games

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    Illusion Confusion, Season 2 | Episode 11

    This is a show about your brain and how it perceives the world in 3D. Through a series of fun interactive games, youll learn how your brain is like a time machine that can actually "see" into the future! Youll also learn how you share a special ability with Superman you both have X-ray vision. Get ready to see it but dont believe it on Brain Games.

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  • 04.45

    Brain Games

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    Battle of the Sexes, Season 2 | Episode 12

    Why does it seem like men are from Mars and women are from Venus? How can men and women look at the same world and see completely different things? Or solve the same problem two completely different ways? And in a head-to-head matchup of sheer brainpower who wins? This episode of Brain Games will reveal the surprising ways the male and female brain may be different and how its revealed in our behavior and abilities. Your gray matter will be tested through a series of interactive games and unexpected experiments hosted by relatable experts. So its time to choose sides in the ultimate battle of the sexes on Brain Games!

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  • 05.10

    Doomsday Castle

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    A Stone From The Sling, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Some of the family is tested on obtaining their own sources of food for the castle while Brent Sr. and Dawn Marie build a catapult to be able to defend the castle from intruders if the end times come. Lindsey and Ashley find a sustainable food source, while Brent II and Michael hunt for a meal. The entire family tests the catapult together and then feasts on their new food options.

    Go to show