Friday

23 November

  • 06.00

    Brain Games

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    Mind vs. Body, Season 3 | Episode 2

    Discover the many ways your brain and body work together seamlessly, and how easily this connection can crash and burn.

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  • 06.50

    World's Toughest Fixes

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    Solar Tower, Season 2 | Episode 5

    Grab your sunglasses… This week on World's Toughest Fixes we're going to harness the sun to drive the only operating solar reflective power tower in the United States. This show is definitely not for the superstitious as Riley joins a crew lifting two 65 ton boilers 160 feet up to two towers and suspending them above 24,000 mirrors… One slip up and it's going to be way more than seven years bad luck.

  • 07.45

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Oil Rig, Season 2 | Episode 8

    This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have allowed the world's largest Oil Platform - the Perdido Spar in the Gulf of Mexico - to be built. The Perdido Spar sits in deeper water than any other oil platform, in an ocean over 2 kilometres deep. This floating factory is capable of drilling in any direction, and in depths of up to 3 kilometres below the sea floor. At maximum production it can generate enough oil daily to fill 132,000 cars with petrol. This film explores how this groundbreaking structure was made possible through a series of six engineering breakthroughs. The film explores how six landmark oil platforms - including the Beryl Alpha platform - each feature a major technological innovation that allowed oil platforms to be built and survive in ever deeper waters. 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 driven them deeper. Six ingenious leaps forward that enabled oil platforms to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World's BIGGEST.

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  • 08.40

    Wicked Tuna: North Vs South

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    Dethroned, Season 4 | Episode 4

    Now that reigning champion Fishin' Frenzy's Captain Greg Mayer got knocked off his throne by his fellow southern boats, he can't get a bit to save his life and has multiple meltdowns. Meanwhile, Pinwheel's Captain Tyler McLaughlin knows he's lost his mojo after landing in last place, but he's got an unorthodox strategy for turning things around. For the entire fleet, it's anybody's game in the race for the top spot, but only one boat will bring home the biggest paycheck of the season!

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  • 09.35

    Seconds from Disaster

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    The Bismarck, Season 5 | Episode 1

    The Royal Navy's battle with Bismarck is a pivotal point in the Second World War. If Bismarck had succeeded in attacking the British convoy system, then Britain would probably have been forced to surrender, leaving no bridgehead for an Anglo-American liberation of Europe. In losing Bismarck, the Germans lost their opportunity to defeat Britain and turn the tide of war. Naval historian Andrew Lambert has studied this famous sea battle and sheds light on the reasons for Bismarck's fate. He believes the sinking follows a catalogue of errors on both sides, and ultimately he finds fault with the core German war strategy.

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  • 10.30

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Deadly Silence, Season 15 | Episode 1

    En route to Dallas from Orlando, a private Learjet carrying pro golf legend Payne Stewart goes rogue. Air traffic controllers are unable to reach the crew, and as the plane continues its unplanned trajectory across the Midwest, it's obvious that something has gone terribly wrong. Air Force F-16 fighter planes scramble to intercept the Learjet, but the frosted windows and darkened cockpit and cabin add up to a shocking reality-the Learjet is now a ghost plane.

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  • 11.25

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 4, 7, Season 4 | Episode 7

    The show that takes the most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded, and combines them with cold hard science is back for a fourth season. In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself while going down bumpy slides, horse riding and even twerking.

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  • 11.50

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 4, 3, Season 4 | Episode 3

    The show that takes the most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded, and combines them with cold hard science is back for a fourth season. In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself while doing flips off a tire, monster truck jumps or just riding a child's scooter.

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  • 12.15

    Air Crash Investigation

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    The Lost Plane, Season 16 | Episode 10

    Bound for Kathmandu, Thai Airways Flight 311 is flying just above the peaks of the Himalayas when it slams into a remote rock face at 11,000 feet. The crash site is nowhere near the plane's original flight path, and there is no ATC radar to tell investigators where it might be. After a painstaking search, they discover the aircraft crashed in the mountains north of Kathmandu-a place of treacherous peaks where it never should have been. The crucial question is how did it end up there?

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  • 13.10

    Latin American Hot Borders

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    Above the Law, Season 1 | Episode 13

    It’s a busy evening on the border between Brazil and Paraguay as police agents intercept a woman transporting a large quantity of medicine without any of the necessary medical prescriptions. Meanwhile, the Peruvian coastguard finds a small boat with an abandoned suitcase that is filled with a large quantity of cocaine.

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  • 13.40

    Latin American Hot Borders

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    A Dangerous Oversight, Season 1 | Episode 14

    It’s a busy day on the International Friendship Bridge as customs agents decide to search a suspicious car and two police officers detain a young couple after finding marijuana and a knife in their possession. Meanwhile, on the Chilean border, a drug-sniffing police dog signals to a young man who is traveling with his wife, his child, and some forgotten LSD in his wallet.

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  • 14.05

    Wicked Tuna: North Vs South

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    I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Season 4 | Episode 5

    AS the season hits the halfway points, it's still anybody's game, and most of the fleet fights through exhaustion and fishes round-the-clock in the hopes that one or two great catches could launch them to the top. Three-time champions, Fishin' Frenzy, have slipped to third place after their last trip and Northern boat Pinwheel currently holds the lead. After struggling last season, Reels of Fortune is holding its own and riding high, but itching to keep the Northerners from seizing the crown. Meanwhile, the crews of the Doghouse, Foolish Pleasures and Little Shell all jockey to improve their positions, hoping to land a massive payday before midseason burnout brings them down. But on the Hot Tuna, TJ's got a different strategy - letting the others wear themselves down while he lays in wait for his big chance.

    Go to show
  • 15.00

    Seconds from Disaster

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    Mountain Tsunami, Season 5 | Episode 2

    In 1960 construction of Europe's tallest dam is completed in in the Vajont Valley in Northern Italy - the jewel in the crown of an ambitious hydro-electric generation scheme. But as the new reservoir fills, a vast section of mountainside is dislodged and creeps toward the lake. The power company know the landslide has the potential to cause a devastating tsunami if it hits the water at speed, so they develop a plan to ease the landslide down by adjusting the level of the lake. For three years there are no problems, but in October 1963, the landslide suddenly accelerates - and slams into the reservoir as fast as a formula one car - creating a tsunami 200 meters high which overtops the dam and swamps the valley below - killing more than 2000 people. Seconds from Disaster reveals the systematic errors that led to tragedy - and sheds new light on the landslide mechanism that has intrigued scientists for 50 years.

    Go to show
  • 16.00

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Dome, Season 2 | Episode 9

    This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have allowed the world's largest spanning dome - the Oita Stadium in Japan - to be built. The Oita's colossal roof spans a mighty 274 metres. A steel, Teflon and titanium structure over 270 metres across, and 60 metres high, the Oita Stadium roof covers a sports stadium big enough to seat 43 thousand spectators. At the flick of a switch its seats retract to reveal a running track and its roof opens and closes like a giant eye. This film explores how this building was made possible through a series of six engineering breakthroughs. The film explores how six landmark buildings - including the Pantheon in Rome and Florence Cathedral - each feature a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to build bigger Domes. Using high-end computer generated imagery that makes up 50% of the film, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these super domes and the inventions that have enabled them to grow ever larger. Six ingenious leaps forward that enabled domes to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World's BIGGEST."

    Go to show
  • 17.00

    World's Toughest Fixes

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    Atom Smasher, Season 2 | Episode 6

    It's Riley's biggest fix ever! A machine seventeen miles around - worth seven billion dollars! The Large Hadron Collider is the largest atom-smasher ever built - a colossal scientific instrument buried three hundred feet underground, spanning two countries, designed to recreate conditions a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. It could be our key to unlocking the secrets of the universe - except for one tiny thing: it's broken. Nine months ago the world watched as this mother of all atom-smashers almost self-destructed. Now Riley has an exclusive inside view - repairing the final critical component of the Large Hadron Collider and restarting the greatest scientific adventure since we landed a man on the Moon.

  • 18.05

    Air Crash Investigation

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    9/11: The Pentagon Attack, Season 15 | Episode 2

    It is September 11th, 2001, and shortly after taking off from Washington DC, hijackers storm the cockpit of American Airlines Flight 77 and fly the plane into the Pentagon. The symbol of US military might is in flames. Meanwhile in New York City, jetliners have struck the two towers of the World Trade Center. The country is under attack, nearly 3,000 people are dead, and the FBI launches the largest investigation in American history.

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  • 19.00

    Time Scanners

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    Jerusalem, Season 1 | Episode 1

    From the vast walls of Temple Mount to the man-made mountain of Herodium, a team of engineers set out to discover the constructions of Jerusalem.

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  • 20.00

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 4, 14, Season 4 | Episode 14

    The show that takes the most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded, and combines them with cold hard science is back for a fourth season. In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself while doing a flip from a bridge, snowboarding, or testing your strength in tug of war.

    Go to show
  • 20.30

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 4, 12, Season 4 | Episode 12

    The show that takes the most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded, and combines them with cold hard science is back for a fourth season. In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself while jumping into a snowdrift, drumming or simply landing your pogo stick.

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  • 21.00

    Street Heat: High Speed Justice

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    Street Heat: High Speed Justice, 1, Season 1 | Episode 1

    This adrenaline-fueled, one-hour special takes viewers to the streets of Kent, Washington, where nighttime street racing is a way of life-and a zero-tolerance crime. Every summer weekend, hundreds of street racers unleash their souped-up rides on Kent's notorious street racing scene, turning the city into a high-octane playground where one false move could result in tragedy. And every weekend, an elite task force of law enforcement has just one mission-to stop the racers in their tracks. Using their own high-performance vehicles to even the playing field, it's a battle for the streets as officers chases racers down side roads, main thoroughfares, and through warehouse lots trying to keep one step ahead. But with speeds topping 120 miles an hour, the stakes are high-and this cat-and-mouse game can turn deadly.

  • 21.55

    Taboo

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    Extreme Fighting, Season 8 | Episode 5

    Humans have an inherit urge to fight. In some cultures, the boundaries of what is considered acceptable violence are extremely different. In Bolivia, Jose and his family kill a goat, then scatter its blood to the Gods. These Quechua Indians believe blood spilled violently on the ground will fertilize the earth and ensure a good harvest. In Florida, Jill participates in cage fighting, a sport that is illegal for women and men in six states in the U.S. When in the cage, the fighting crosses all boundaries-it's raw and visceral. In Nigeria, Shagon Shano participates in in a traditional fight known as Dambe. Boxers can strike anywhere on the body, with the fist or the feet. The goal is to deliver a single decisive blow to cause the opponent's hand or knee to touch the ground.

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  • 22.55

    Seconds from Disaster

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    Mountain Tsunami, Season 5 | Episode 2

    In 1960 construction of Europe's tallest dam is completed in in the Vajont Valley in Northern Italy - the jewel in the crown of an ambitious hydro-electric generation scheme. But as the new reservoir fills, a vast section of mountainside is dislodged and creeps toward the lake. The power company know the landslide has the potential to cause a devastating tsunami if it hits the water at speed, so they develop a plan to ease the landslide down by adjusting the level of the lake. For three years there are no problems, but in October 1963, the landslide suddenly accelerates - and slams into the reservoir as fast as a formula one car - creating a tsunami 200 meters high which overtops the dam and swamps the valley below - killing more than 2000 people. Seconds from Disaster reveals the systematic errors that led to tragedy - and sheds new light on the landslide mechanism that has intrigued scientists for 50 years.

    Go to show
  • 23.50

    Wicked Tuna: North Vs South

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    I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Season 4 | Episode 5

    AS the season hits the halfway points, it's still anybody's game, and most of the fleet fights through exhaustion and fishes round-the-clock in the hopes that one or two great catches could launch them to the top. Three-time champions, Fishin' Frenzy, have slipped to third place after their last trip and Northern boat Pinwheel currently holds the lead. After struggling last season, Reels of Fortune is holding its own and riding high, but itching to keep the Northerners from seizing the crown. Meanwhile, the crews of the Doghouse, Foolish Pleasures and Little Shell all jockey to improve their positions, hoping to land a massive payday before midseason burnout brings them down. But on the Hot Tuna, TJ's got a different strategy - letting the others wear themselves down while he lays in wait for his big chance.

    Go to show
  • 00.45

    Time Scanners

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    Jerusalem, Season 1 | Episode 1

    From the vast walls of Temple Mount to the man-made mountain of Herodium, a team of engineers set out to discover the constructions of Jerusalem.

    Go to show
  • 01.35

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 4, 14, Season 4 | Episode 14

    The show that takes the most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded, and combines them with cold hard science is back for a fourth season. In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself while doing a flip from a bridge, snowboarding, or testing your strength in tug of war.

    Go to show
  • 02.00

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 4, 12, Season 4 | Episode 12

    The show that takes the most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded, and combines them with cold hard science is back for a fourth season. In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself while jumping into a snowdrift, drumming or simply landing your pogo stick.

    Go to show
  • 02.25

    Street Heat: High Speed Justice

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    Street Heat: High Speed Justice, 1, Season 1 | Episode 1

    This adrenaline-fueled, one-hour special takes viewers to the streets of Kent, Washington, where nighttime street racing is a way of life-and a zero-tolerance crime. Every summer weekend, hundreds of street racers unleash their souped-up rides on Kent's notorious street racing scene, turning the city into a high-octane playground where one false move could result in tragedy. And every weekend, an elite task force of law enforcement has just one mission-to stop the racers in their tracks. Using their own high-performance vehicles to even the playing field, it's a battle for the streets as officers chases racers down side roads, main thoroughfares, and through warehouse lots trying to keep one step ahead. But with speeds topping 120 miles an hour, the stakes are high-and this cat-and-mouse game can turn deadly.

  • 03.15

    Air Crash Investigation

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    9/11: The Pentagon Attack, Season 15 | Episode 2

    It is September 11th, 2001, and shortly after taking off from Washington DC, hijackers storm the cockpit of American Airlines Flight 77 and fly the plane into the Pentagon. The symbol of US military might is in flames. Meanwhile in New York City, jetliners have struck the two towers of the World Trade Center. The country is under attack, nearly 3,000 people are dead, and the FBI launches the largest investigation in American history.

    Go to show
  • 04.10

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Dome, Season 2 | Episode 9

    This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have allowed the world's largest spanning dome - the Oita Stadium in Japan - to be built. The Oita's colossal roof spans a mighty 274 metres. A steel, Teflon and titanium structure over 270 metres across, and 60 metres high, the Oita Stadium roof covers a sports stadium big enough to seat 43 thousand spectators. At the flick of a switch its seats retract to reveal a running track and its roof opens and closes like a giant eye. This film explores how this building was made possible through a series of six engineering breakthroughs. The film explores how six landmark buildings - including the Pantheon in Rome and Florence Cathedral - each feature a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to build bigger Domes. Using high-end computer generated imagery that makes up 50% of the film, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these super domes and the inventions that have enabled them to grow ever larger. Six ingenious leaps forward that enabled domes to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World's BIGGEST."

    Go to show
  • 05.05

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 4, 7, Season 4 | Episode 7

    The show that takes the most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded, and combines them with cold hard science is back for a fourth season. In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself while going down bumpy slides, horse riding and even twerking.

    Go to show
  • 05.30

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 4, 3, Season 4 | Episode 3

    The show that takes the most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded, and combines them with cold hard science is back for a fourth season. In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself while doing flips off a tire, monster truck jumps or just riding a child's scooter.

    Go to show