Friday

19 July

  • 06:00 CAT

    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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  • 06:50 CAT

    Seconds from Disaster

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    Fukushima, Season 5 | Episode 4

    In March 2011, as Japan reels from the most powerful earthquake in its history, a 14 metre-high tsunami surges over the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, knocking out its power supply and essential cooling systems. With the plant blacked out, engineers face nuclear meltdown. The reactors begin to overheat leading to two huge explosions that tear the plant apart and dispersing radiation. As Japan faces the worst nuclear emergency since Chernobyl, an international nuclear expert will investigate exactly what happed at Fukushima and see what, if anything, could have been done to prevent it.

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  • 07:45 CAT

    Live Free Or Die

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    Branch By Branch, Season 1 | Episode 5

    Modern-day pioneers living a rugged lifestyle in unforgiving terrain use primitive tools to take on construction projects. Woodsman Thorn builds a root cellar to prevent another bear ambush. A falling rafter nearly derails frontiersman Colberts effort to finish his cabin roof. Homesteaders Tony and Amelia create a pulley system to keep their garden alive. And blacksmith Derick invents a water filter system.

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  • 08:35 CAT

    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.

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  • 09:25 CAT

    Highway Thru Hell: USA

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    Highway Heroes, Season 1 | Episode 3

    When the worst snowstorm of the season pounds Donner Summit, the tow dogs become heroes. Sam Jackson struggles to keep a tow from a watery grave. Eddie Farrow gets stuck in a massive traffic nightmare, and receives a desperate call from his pregnant wife. She's in the same traffic jam, and may be going into labor.

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  • 10:15 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Explosive Evidence, Season 5 | Episode 7

    In 1985, an Air India flight vanishes off the coast of Ireland. The rescue mission discovers that the crew had no warning before the jet was ripped apart. Investigators are alerted to a bag checked in without the passenger boarding. Another explosion on the same day at Tokyos Airport is soon linked to this incident. The bomb builder is traced and sent to jail but the person who checked the bag onto the plane has never been caught.

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  • 11:05 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 4, 8, Season 4 | Episode 8

    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 scrambling on some rocks, performing circle wheelies or simply smashing your friend's face into a cake.

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  • 11:30 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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

    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 catching people, doing motorbike burnouts or simply standing on a skateboard.

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  • 12:00 CAT

    Drain The Oceans

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    Legends of Atlantis, Season 1 | Episode 5

    Exciting evidence emerges of civilizations lost for centuries under the waves. From mysterious underwater pyramids off the coast of Japan to the fabled city of Atlantis itself. But are these truly ancient sites or simply accidents of geology? Using cutting edge graphics to reveal what's actually lying on the sea-floor, and insight from the world's top marine archaeologists, DRAIN THE OCEANS finds the answers.

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  • 12:50 CAT

    To Catch A Smuggler: JFK Airport

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    Hidden Heroin, Season 1 | Episode 3

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers work hard to learn and spot innovative methods of drug concealments in luggage and mail. With about a thousand CBP officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport they have to work smart and be strategic in selecting passengers for random searches. Using these tactics, CBP officers narrow down two men arriving from different continents. Both searches are clean for drugs, but their nerves and inconsistent stories keep the officers suspicious. Only an x-ray will determine if these passengers are hiding anything internally or if their just nervous travelers.

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  • 13:45 CAT

    Wicked Tuna: North Vs South

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    Tuna And The Beast, Season 4 | Episode 6

    "With less than two weeks left in the season, every boat in the fleet is feeling the pressure to produce and land those final paychecks that will carry them through the off-season. Three time champion Captain Greg Mayer of Fishin' Frenzy is back in the top spot after a rocky season, but the rest of the fleet is breathing down his neck and it's still anyone's game. Will a challenger make a play for the title of top-earning boat or will Greg be able to hang on to his crown?"

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  • 14:35 CAT

    Live Free Or Die

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    Try And Try Again, Season 1 | Episode 6

    The challenges of living in the wild hit particularly hard, forcing the modern-day pioneers to change plans in order to survive the whims of nature. Desert Nomad Tobias walks miles to find a new source of water when his water dries up. Woodsman Thorn builds a boat to go beaver hunting but his search for protein threatens to leave him empty-handed. When Frontiersman Colberts canoe springs a leak he has to build a new one from forest materials. And Homesteaders Tony and Amelias efforts to earn some cash and raise hogs are derailed.

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  • 15:25 CAT

    Big, Bigger, Biggest

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    Submarine, Season 2 | Episode 1

    At 171 m long, the USS Pennsylvania is the biggest submarine in the US Navy. It can dive deeper than a thousand feet, sail for 20 years without refueling, and remain submerged for up to 6 months. The vessel carries a crew of 155 men and a deadly nuclear arsenal. This film explores how this submarine was made possible through a series of six historic engineering breakthroughs. The film explores the inner workings of six landmark submarines, including the tiny Turtle and colossal German U-Boats. Each features a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to build bigger and bigger submarines. The film explores the development of underwater breathing, torpedo's, missile launch syetems and stealth technology. 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 submarines to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the US Navy's BIGGEST."

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  • 16:20 CAT

    Seconds from Disaster

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    Pentagon 9-11, Season 1 | Episode 13

    Tuesday, September 11, 2001, a temperate and nearly cloudless morning over the eastern United States. Millions of men and women ready themselves for work. Among them is an air traffic controller in Boston, Mass. Based on sheer intuition, he will break all protocol this morning, alerting the Air Force that a potential disaster is unfolding on his radar screen. Air Force Colonel Bob Marr, commander NEADS (North East Air Defense Sector] will scramble all he has to try and avert a catastrophe - but it will consist of only two F-15's that begin "searching for a needle in a haystack". Meanwhile, a group of 19 young men armed with simple box cutters literally fly under the radar into the World Trade Center , The Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field. From the viewpoint of these two key theaters of action, Air Traffic Control and the U.S. Air Force, "Seconds From Disaster: 9/11" deconstructs, second-by-second, the tragic events and security lapses that led to the worst attacks on American soil since Pearl Harbor. The episode contains chilling testimony from the Air Force Colonel Bob Marr , Air Traffic Controller Dave Bottiglia, Ben Sliney, the man who makes the call to ground all the planes in the air over the U.S. and John Farmer Senior Counsel for the Presidential Commission. The question has to be asked: even on the day, could 9/11 been stopped?

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  • 17:10 CAT

    Highway Thru Hell: USA

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    Hell Hath Snow Fury, Season 1 | Episode 6

    When Justin Mobley steals a tow from co-worker Sam Jackson, fireworks fly on Donner Pass. Justin continues to cash in and is confronted with what might be the impossible tow.

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  • 18:05 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation

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    The Plane That Wouldn't Talk, Season 5 | Episode 8

    In 1996, on departure of a Birgenair Flight, the pilot ignores vital information given by a junior crew member before smashing into the ocean. The data recorder reveals the confusing sound of multiple alarms. The plane was giving conflicting information as tubes that measured airspeed had been blocked by insect nests. But disaster could have been averted if the crew had heeded warning signs even before the plane lifted off.

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  • 19:00 CAT

    Lost Cities of The Amazon Update

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    Lost Cities of The Amazon Update, 1

    Stories of ancient, lost civilizations deep in the Amazon have endured for centuries. But what if they were true? In 2008 Nat Geo followed two archeologist who proved such cities were in fact right front of our eyes. Now, in 2018, even more discoveries show how extensive and populous these Amazon civilizations once were.

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  • 19:50 CAT

    Drain The Oceans

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    Legends of Atlantis, Season 1 | Episode 5

    Exciting evidence emerges of civilizations lost for centuries under the waves. From mysterious underwater pyramids off the coast of Japan to the fabled city of Atlantis itself. But are these truly ancient sites or simply accidents of geology? Using cutting edge graphics to reveal what's actually lying on the sea-floor, and insight from the world's top marine archaeologists, DRAIN THE OCEANS finds the answers.

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  • 20:50 CAT

    The Hot Zone

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    Expendable, Season 1 | Episode 4

    Nancy Jaax begins to lead a team from USAMRIID to prepare for the most dangerous mission any of them have ever faced. With full access to the research facility, the life-threatening stakes cause great concern in the Jaax family home. Her husband, Jerry, searches for a way to protect his wife. Meanwhile, Jaax believes her mentor, Dr. Wade Carter, may have a different agenda.

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  • 21:45 CAT

    Drugs Inc.

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    Coke Kings And Queens, Season 3 | Episode 7

    Cocaine and marijuana are the drugs of choice for Londoners who work hard and play even harder. Drugs fuel a 24-hour lifestyle for all levels of this multicultural society. On the streets, British drug kingpins compete with an influx of Eastern European crime gangs trying to muscle in on the cocaine trade at the same time as coordinating a boom in homegrown marijuana, joining forces with Vietnamese gangs who use slave labor to run industrial scale illegal grow operations.

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  • 22:35 CAT

    Banged Up Abroad

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    Tokyo Takedown, Season 5 | Episode 4

    Jackie Nichols was living the dream, in love with her boyfriend until one day he suddenly died in a car accident. Trying to move on, she decided to go to Japan. She felt alone in Tokyo until she met Yoram, a charming drug mule, who invited her to smuggle hashish with him. She had fallen in love with traveling and needed money to pay for it, so she agreed. On the first trip, she swallowed hundreds of wrapped hashish pellets, but some residual hashish oil was released into her bloodstream. Feeling high while going through security, she very nearly got caught. But the money and the buzz she felt when she got away with it made her come back for more. Instead of swallowing the drugs, Jackie and Yoram decided to hide the hash in their clothes. From that moment on smuggling became a walk in the park and they did more trips together. But greed started to rule their friendship and they ended up falling out over money. Feeling alone, without her partner in crime, Jackie decided to go back home to the U.S., but smuggle one last time all on her own. That's when she got caught. When she got to the airport in Japan, she planned to just transfer to the U.S. but accidentally ended up in customs and her bag was searched. They found a chunk of hashish she had mistakenly left in the side pocket of her bag. She began years of imprisonment in Japan, a country known for having one of the world's strictest prison systems. While she was there she struggled to follow their incredibly severe rules and she nearly lost her mind. She felt they were trying to break her, and they did. She changed completely, became a model prisoner, and was released early for good behavior. She is now reunited with her family in the U.S. and happy to have moved on from her past mistakes.

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  • 23:25 CAT

    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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  • 00:15 CAT

    Lost Cities of The Amazon Update

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    Lost Cities of The Amazon Update, 1

    Stories of ancient, lost civilizations deep in the Amazon have endured for centuries. But what if they were true? In 2008 Nat Geo followed two archeologist who proved such cities were in fact right front of our eyes. Now, in 2018, even more discoveries show how extensive and populous these Amazon civilizations once were.

    Go to show
  • 01:05 CAT

    Drain The Oceans

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    Legends of Atlantis, Season 1 | Episode 5

    Exciting evidence emerges of civilizations lost for centuries under the waves. From mysterious underwater pyramids off the coast of Japan to the fabled city of Atlantis itself. But are these truly ancient sites or simply accidents of geology? Using cutting edge graphics to reveal what's actually lying on the sea-floor, and insight from the world's top marine archaeologists, DRAIN THE OCEANS finds the answers.

    Go to show
  • 01:55 CAT

    The Hot Zone

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    Expendable, Season 1 | Episode 4

    Nancy Jaax begins to lead a team from USAMRIID to prepare for the most dangerous mission any of them have ever faced. With full access to the research facility, the life-threatening stakes cause great concern in the Jaax family home. Her husband, Jerry, searches for a way to protect his wife. Meanwhile, Jaax believes her mentor, Dr. Wade Carter, may have a different agenda.

    Go to show
  • 02:45 CAT

    Drugs Inc.

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    Coke Kings And Queens, Season 3 | Episode 7

    Cocaine and marijuana are the drugs of choice for Londoners who work hard and play even harder. Drugs fuel a 24-hour lifestyle for all levels of this multicultural society. On the streets, British drug kingpins compete with an influx of Eastern European crime gangs trying to muscle in on the cocaine trade at the same time as coordinating a boom in homegrown marijuana, joining forces with Vietnamese gangs who use slave labor to run industrial scale illegal grow operations.

    Go to show
  • 03:35 CAT

    Live Free Or Die

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    Try And Try Again, Season 1 | Episode 6

    The challenges of living in the wild hit particularly hard, forcing the modern-day pioneers to change plans in order to survive the whims of nature. Desert Nomad Tobias walks miles to find a new source of water when his water dries up. Woodsman Thorn builds a boat to go beaver hunting but his search for protein threatens to leave him empty-handed. When Frontiersman Colberts canoe springs a leak he has to build a new one from forest materials. And Homesteaders Tony and Amelias efforts to earn some cash and raise hogs are derailed.

    Go to show
  • 04:20 CAT

    Highway Thru Hell: USA

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    Hell Hath Snow Fury, Season 1 | Episode 6

    When Justin Mobley steals a tow from co-worker Sam Jackson, fireworks fly on Donner Pass. Justin continues to cash in and is confronted with what might be the impossible tow.

    Go to show
  • 05:10 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 5, 11, Season 5 | Episode 11

    In this episode we learn how many ways there are to injure and humiliate yourself bench pressing another person, tapping a beer keg or walking in snow.

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  • 05:35 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 5, 15, Season 5 | Episode 15

    In this episode we learn how many ways there are to injure and humiliate yourself with golf ricochets, jumping into moving vehicles or ski racing.

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