Thursday

11 July

  • 06:00 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 5, 1, Season 5 | Episode 1

    In this episode we learn how many ways there are to injure and humiliate yourself while riding your big wheel trike, 'ghosting' your motorbike, or simply balancing things on your head

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  • 06:25 CAT

    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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  • 07:15 CAT

    Seconds from Disaster

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    Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster, Season 2 | Episode 5

    This episode profiles the worst peacetime maritime accident since the Titanic in 1912. At 6 p.m. on March 6, 1987, passenger ferry, 'The Herald of Free Enterprise', with approximately 459 passengers on board, sets sail from Zeebrugge in Belgium across the English Channel to the port town of Dover, Britain. It was an extremely cold yet calm night on the seas and apart from running five minutes late, everything appeared normal. But less than thirty minutes after leaving the port, The Herald jolts and tilts to portside. At first it is just thought to be rough seas, but moments later a more extreme jolt causes her to capsize. Within 90 seconds, the Herald turns on her port side and is resting on a sandbank, leaving hundreds of crew and passengers to battle their way out. 193 people lost their lives that night. What caused The Herald of Free Enterprise to capsize? Was it the crew's fault or design defect?

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  • 08:05 CAT

    Live Free Or Die

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    Bring It Home, Season 3 | Episode 7

    Thorn goes on a nutria hunt hoping to provide protein that Delia and he need to survive, Tony and Amelia take a big step in their homesteading journey and attempt to sell goods at market in town, Colbert is in the midst of a natural disaster as rising waters put his new cabin construction at risk, and Matt goes on a turkey hunt in the canyons he now calls home.

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  • 08:55 CAT

    Wicked Tuna: North Vs South

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    Striking Distance, Season 3 | Episode 9

    With five days left in the season two Northern boats are in the lead, but it only takes one big fish to change the fate of the fleet. Northerner Pinwheel started the season slow, but has come from behind to take the top spot while fellow Northerner Hot Tuna, first timer Foolish Pleasures and reigning champion Fishing Frenzy are only one fish away from first place. Southern stalwarts Doghouse and Reels of Fortune continue their struggle for another paycheck and Hard Merchandise tries to salvage a no-?catch season.

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  • 09:45 CAT

    Highway Thru Hell

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    You Can’t Argue with Gravity, Season 4 | Episode 7

    Al and Gord from Quiring Towing work to rescue a loaded semi that's teetering on the edge of a 300-foot drop. When a new client needs Colin's help, he faces a white-knuckle drive on a remote Alberta back road. Jamie tests out a new driver, who might be in over his head. And John and Brandon try to save an injured owl, trapped on the highway.

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  • 10:35 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Slammed To The Ground, Season 5 | Episode 1

    By the time the crew of Delta Airlines Flight 191 reached the threshold of Dallas Fort Worth Airport, they'd already diverted around 2 separate storms. They see rain and lightning up ahead, but fly on. Inside the storm, their plane is hit by powerful winds that slam the plane to the ground. 136 people die. The crash helps scientists overcome a notorious danger to airplanes, the microburst.

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  • 11:25 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 5, 14, Season 5 | Episode 14

    In this episode we learn how many ways there are to injure and humiliate yourself standing on chairs, pushing a car or doing spins on a unicycle.

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  • 11:50 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 5, 20, Season 5 | Episode 20

    In this episode we learn how many ways there are to injure and humiliate yourself doing trampoline drop-ins, pool trickshots or skateboard nose slides

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  • 12:15 CAT

    Scrapyard Supercar

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    Chevrolet Camaro, Season 1 | Episode 4

    Ralph and his 2 teams build scrap cars to take on Shane's Chevrolet Camaro in a plane-pulling contest.

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  • 13:05 CAT

    Drain The Oceans

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    Sunken Treasures, Season 1 | Episode 6

    For centuries treasure ships plied the oceans of the world, packed with silver, gold and precious stones. Many of them lie undiscovered on the sea floor. Using the latest underwater scanning technology and computer graphics, marine archaeologists and treasure hunters go in search of sunken treasures. Draining the oceans reveals the richest wrecks ever found.

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  • 14:00 CAT

    Wicked Tuna: North Vs South

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    Luck Be A Tuna Tonight, Season 3 | Episode 10

    As the season enters its final two days, Tyler McLaughlin's Pinwheel is riding high at the top of the fleet. While just about none of the Southern boat crews want to see a Northerner take the top spot, Captain Greg Mayer and two-?time champions Fishin' Frenzy must face the very real possibility that this is the season when they'll be unseated from the throne. Meanwhile, Doghouse, Hot Tuna and Foolish Pleasures all battle it out to at least end up in the top three, as the Griffins on Reels of Fortune just try to end their difficult season on a strong note. And Gloucester's own Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise languishes at the bottom of the pile, desperate to catch just one bluefin so he can save his pride, if not his season.

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  • 14:45 CAT

    Live Free Or Die

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    Home Stretch, Season 3 | Episode 8

    Woodsman Thorn takes Delia on her very first hunt to capture a bird to in an attempt to meld together the wild and domestic sides of his life, homesteaders Tony and Amelia struggle to maintain unruly and destructive pigs, hunter-gatherer Matt invites old friends over for a turkey roast, and frontiersman Colbert enlists the help of two friends to help him finish his cabin in time for spring.

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  • 15:35 CAT

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Aircraft, Season 2 | Episode 7

    This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have enabled the world's biggest cargo aircraft - the Antonov 124 - to be developed. The Antonov stands as tall as a 7-story building, and has a wingspan so massive, you could park 8 double decker busses end to end on its wings with room to spare. Its cavernous cargo bay can hold 50 family-sized cars. The aircraft has carried everything from battle tanks to other aircraft to every corner of the world. This film follows the Antonov team transport a huge train from Germany to India and explores how the aircraft was made possible through a series of six historic engineering breakthroughs. The film explores six landmark aeroplanes. Each features a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to build bigger and bigger cargo planes. Using high-end computer generated imagery that makes up 50% of the film, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these machines and the inventions that have enabled them to grow in size. Six ingenious leaps forward that enabled cargo planes to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World's BIGGEST."

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  • 16:25 CAT

    Seconds from Disaster

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    Pearl Harbor, Season 4 | Episode 2

    On a quiet Sunday morning in 1941 the pride of the US Navy rode calmly at anchor in the island paradise of Hawaii, far away from the war raging in Europe. That calm was abruptly shattered by the arrival of Imperial Japan's carrier taskforce that, in an unprecedented surprise attack, killed thousands and destroyed the American battleships that stood between Japan and its desire for a Pacific empire. This "day of infamy" seemed to be the most successful pre-emptive strike in history and a disaster for the United States. But was it? Seconds from Disaster takes a fresh look at one of history's greatest events and investigates whether the attack was in fact a fatal blow to Japan's quest for victory.

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  • 17:15 CAT

    Highway Thru Hell: USA

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    A Cold Day In Hell, Season 1 | Episode 2

    The first big snow of the season hits, tangling traffic along the Donner Pass. Becky and Edgar from Dependable Tow struggle to up-right a big rig spread across the entire westbound highway. Eddie of Sierra Towing is rebuffed in his offer to assist a competitor clear another jackknifed truck when a snapped tow chain just misses his face. Elsewhere in the same storm, Sam from Nyack Towing tries to steal a coworker's truck while his boss Craig stalls repairing Sam's own truck. The irascible Sam later exacts revenge.

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  • 18:10 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Miracle Flight, Season 5 | Episode 2

    Its a calm summer evening, when an inexplicable failure strikes, causing the loss of two engines on a brand new passenger jet midway between Montreal and Edmonton. Powerless at 26-thousand feet, the pilot needs all his skill, and a little bit of luck, to get his plane to the airport. But his saga doesnt end there because the runway he thought was abandoned is anything but.

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  • 19:05 CAT

    To Catch A Smuggler: JFK Airport

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    Coke In The Coat, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Flights from all around the world arrive at JFK International Airport every year, transporting about forty six million passengers a year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Homeland Security Investigations special agents are on high alert teaming up to stop it. Whether its intercepting a family with heroin in their luggage or determining whats setting off radiation alarms, these officers are ready for the challenge.

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  • 20:00 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation Special Report

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    Rookie Errors, Season 2 | Episode 2

    The simplest mistakes are at the heart of some of the worst airline accidents, and while commercial pilots undergo hundreds of hours of training and testing, even experienced pilots can make deadly rookie errors. A botched takeoff in Buenos Aires kills 60 people and the cause stuns investigators. Just two months after 9/11, American Airlines Flight 587 crashes in Queens, New York, igniting fears that America is once again under attack. And, when Continental Airlines 3407 stalls above Buffalo, the flight crew's baffling reaction proves fatal.

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  • 20:50 CAT

    Breakout

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    Escape From Supermax, Season 2 | Episode 4

    Mississippi State Penitentiary, May 28, 2000: armed robber Roy Harper and his buddy, murderer John Woolard, achieve the impossible. They break out of Unit 32, the prisons notorious supermax facility. Harper and Woolard had cut through their cell windows undetected using hacksaw blades smuggled into the unit. On the night of the escape they crawl across a floodlit courtyard and cut through two perimeter fences covered by gun towers before reaching freedom. They leave a trail of destruction as the police and FBI pursue them across the USA. The manhunt climaxes with a dramatic shootout at an Indiana truck stop.

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  • 21:45 CAT

    Drugs Inc.

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    Pill Nation, Season 2 | Episode 8

    It is known as Hillbilly Heroin, but prescription opiate pain pills are now in every town and city across the United States. From the poorest trailer home to the most expensive mansion, pain killers are tearing apart the very fabric of American society. More people are addicted to these pills than cocaine, heroin and crystal meth combined and they're second only to road traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental death. From the rolling hills of Ohio to the mean streets of Tijuana, opiate pain pills are now the drug of choice for the 21st century.

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  • 22:40 CAT

    Banged Up Abroad

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    Conned In Quito, Season 4 | Episode 10

    In 2003, Zoe McGarry's life changed forever after a chance encounter with a man called Tony. She met him in Nigeria while visiting the country with her Nigerian husband Olu, and they soon all became close friends. Tony had family in London and Zoe and Olu invited him to stay in their house. But within months his personality started to change, he was no longer the happy, warm person they once knew. And then, one day, he just disappeared. A few months later, he called Zoe from Ecuador begging her for help to re-new his visa so he could return to the UK and make a fresh start. Eventually, Tony persuaded Zoe to visit him to help with his paperwork. But once there, Tony's behaviour proved untrustworthy. He avoided visiting the embassy every time she brought the subject up. They visited a local tourist market where Zoe bought several souvenirs. Tony gave her a rucksack to carry them home in. Eventually after 4 days, Zoe decided to return to London, but never made it. As she boarded the flight home, police arrested her and discovered 2.6 kilogram's of cocaine in the lining of the rucksack that Tony had given her. She was locked up and despite protesting her innocence was given a 16 year jail term in a Quito jail. After serving 4 she was released on parole and finally returned home to her native Ireland. Tony was never caught or brought to trial.

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  • 23:30 CAT

    Taboo

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    Strange Love, Season 7 | Episode 3

    While most people fall in love, get married and have children, that relationship model is not for everyone. Some people choose non-human lovers to be the object of their desires, such as the man who is in love with his car, and the woman who is having an intense affair with the Berlin Wall. Others break the reproduction taboo by marrying someone three decades older than themselves, and one woman has paid sex with hundreds of her clients in the name if therapy.

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  • 00:20 CAT

    To Catch A Smuggler: JFK Airport

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    Coke In The Coat, Season 1 | Episode 2

    Flights from all around the world arrive at JFK International Airport every year, transporting about forty six million passengers a year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Homeland Security Investigations special agents are on high alert teaming up to stop it. Whether its intercepting a family with heroin in their luggage or determining whats setting off radiation alarms, these officers are ready for the challenge.

    Go to show
  • 01:10 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation Special Report

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    Rookie Errors, Season 2 | Episode 2

    The simplest mistakes are at the heart of some of the worst airline accidents, and while commercial pilots undergo hundreds of hours of training and testing, even experienced pilots can make deadly rookie errors. A botched takeoff in Buenos Aires kills 60 people and the cause stuns investigators. Just two months after 9/11, American Airlines Flight 587 crashes in Queens, New York, igniting fears that America is once again under attack. And, when Continental Airlines 3407 stalls above Buffalo, the flight crew's baffling reaction proves fatal.

    Go to show
  • 01:55 CAT

    Breakout

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    Escape From Supermax, Season 2 | Episode 4

    Mississippi State Penitentiary, May 28, 2000: armed robber Roy Harper and his buddy, murderer John Woolard, achieve the impossible. They break out of Unit 32, the prisons notorious supermax facility. Harper and Woolard had cut through their cell windows undetected using hacksaw blades smuggled into the unit. On the night of the escape they crawl across a floodlit courtyard and cut through two perimeter fences covered by gun towers before reaching freedom. They leave a trail of destruction as the police and FBI pursue them across the USA. The manhunt climaxes with a dramatic shootout at an Indiana truck stop.

    Go to show
  • 02:45 CAT

    Drugs Inc.

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    Pill Nation, Season 2 | Episode 8

    It is known as Hillbilly Heroin, but prescription opiate pain pills are now in every town and city across the United States. From the poorest trailer home to the most expensive mansion, pain killers are tearing apart the very fabric of American society. More people are addicted to these pills than cocaine, heroin and crystal meth combined and they're second only to road traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental death. From the rolling hills of Ohio to the mean streets of Tijuana, opiate pain pills are now the drug of choice for the 21st century.

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  • 03:35 CAT

    Live Free Or Die

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    Home Stretch, Season 3 | Episode 8

    Woodsman Thorn takes Delia on her very first hunt to capture a bird to in an attempt to meld together the wild and domestic sides of his life, homesteaders Tony and Amelia struggle to maintain unruly and destructive pigs, hunter-gatherer Matt invites old friends over for a turkey roast, and frontiersman Colbert enlists the help of two friends to help him finish his cabin in time for spring.

    Go to show
  • 04:20 CAT

    Highway Thru Hell: USA

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    A Cold Day In Hell, Season 1 | Episode 2

    The first big snow of the season hits, tangling traffic along the Donner Pass. Becky and Edgar from Dependable Tow struggle to up-right a big rig spread across the entire westbound highway. Eddie of Sierra Towing is rebuffed in his offer to assist a competitor clear another jackknifed truck when a snapped tow chain just misses his face. Elsewhere in the same storm, Sam from Nyack Towing tries to steal a coworker's truck while his boss Craig stalls repairing Sam's own truck. The irascible Sam later exacts revenge.

    Go to show
  • 05:10 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 5, 10, Season 5 | Episode 10

    In this episode we learn how many ways there are to injure and humiliate yourself with blindfolds, punchbags or riding an inflatable down a waterslide.

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  • 05:35 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 5, 3, Season 5 | Episode 3

    In this episode we learn how many ways there are to injure and humiliate yourself whilst heading a ball, bungee jumping or playing tetherball.

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