Thursday

9 January

  • 06:00 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 6, 13, Season 6 | Episode 13

    In this episode we learn all about icebergs, the many ways to hurt yourself jumping off a pier, and what to watch out for the next time you are biking over a teeter totter.

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  • 06:25 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 6, 14, Season 6 | Episode 14

    In this engineering special we discover the secrets behind explosive demolitions, exactly how dams work, and what you need to look out for when operating a ladder.

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  • 06:50 CAT

    Engineering Connections

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    Millau Sky Bridge, Season 2 | Episode 3

    Richard Hammond reveals the engineering inspirations behind the tallest road bridge in the world - the Millau Viaduct, in France. He fires three quarters of a million volts from his finger tips to see how the power of lightning cut the steel structure quickly and accurately. The huge piers - 340 metres high, and which would look down on the Eiffel Tower - were positioned to millimetre accuracy with the system that located lost nuclear submarines. The longest road-deck in the world was launched along the top of the piers - and required the slipperiest substance known to man - Teflon; not even a gecko can stick to it. Steel cables hold the bridge in shape - born of a series of mining accidents. And to allow the bridge to expand a metre and a half in the summer sun the engineers turned to an ancient Celtic boat-building technique which can make concrete as bendy as wood.

  • 07:40 CAT

    Supercar Megabuild

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    Delorean Reboot, Season 2 | Episode 7

    Shane Lynch and Dan Barruffo are given the opportunity of a lifetime. The owner of the DeLorean Motor Company wants them to make his 80s classic and bring it back to the future. Inspired by the Tesla Model X and it’s falcon wing doors, the boys build a DeLorean from a bare chassis then redesign and update it - all the time being sympathetic to the car’s cult status. It’s a huge responsibility and one that the boys, and their picky boss, Alex Prindiville, can’t afford to mess up.

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  • 08:25 CAT

    Filthy Riches

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    Bloodworms, Eels & Gators, Season 2 | Episode 1

    Ray Turners building his biggest weir ever, and now, with the eel migration right around the corner, Rays rushing to get the rack in the water.

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  • 09:15 CAT

    Wicked Tuna

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    Purple Rain, Season 6 | Episode 10

    With just three weeks left in the season, the fleet learns that they will be facing major storm fronts over the next few days.

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  • 10:05 CAT

    Yukon Gold

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    Time Crunch, Season 3 | Episode 3

    Cam Johnson is banking on pulling gold from two cuts to meet his ambitious season target of 1500 ounces, but his big plans hit a major snag when one of the cuts runs dry, forcing him to put all his resources into just one cut. Karl Knutson wants to finish up mining Sulphur Creek as soon as possible but his crew's lack of focus is holding him back. Mining couple Nika Guilbault and Chris St. Jean are optimistic they are on promising ground and on pace to meet their 750 ounce season gold goal, but a broken bearing that drives the sluice plant's shaker deck shuts them down.

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  • 10:50 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Queens Catastrophe, Season 12 | Episode 5

    When American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Queens, New York after 9/11, it was considered an act of terror – until evidence proved otherwise.

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  • 11:35 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 6, 3, Season 6 | Episode 3

    In this episode we find out all about the dangers of cracking whips, the perils of jumping people and the surprising hazards of pushing a swing.

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  • 12:00 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 6, 4, Season 6 | Episode 4

    In this episode we discover the pitfalls of sliding your kayak into the water, the inherent dangers of swinging from a bridge, and the hidden hazards of flipping from a mini trampoline.

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  • 12:25 CAT

    Scrapyard Supercar

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    Land Rover Discovery, Season 1 | Episode 6

    Ralph and his 2 teams of guerrilla mechanics take on Shane's Land Rover Discovery in a daunting hill climb.

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  • 13:15 CAT

    Survive The Tribe

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    Solomon Shark Hunters, Season 1 | Episode 3

    Hazen Audel joins some of the worlds most elite fisherman on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. Here he must prove himself in a series of challenges to determine whether he is brave enough and skilled enough to haul in a shark from a dugout canoe. Hazen is isolated on a small island, with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. But surviving out here is tough and Hazen must learn the necessary skills. Hazen learns how the coconut tree can provide vital water, food, fire material and wood, whilst the breadfruit tree can be transformed into the perfect dugout canoe. All this before he heads into the open waters solo.

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  • 14:05 CAT

    Wicked Tuna

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    The End is Nigh, Season 6 | Episode 11

    In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there are only two weeks left of this year's Atlantic Bluefin tuna season.

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  • 14:55 CAT

    Supercar Megabuild

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    Porsche Panamera, Season 1 | Episode 4

    In this episode of Supercar Megabuild, under the tutelage of their mentor and motoring mogul Afzal Kahn, engineers Ralph and Ranen are set a brief of turning a run of the mill Porsche Panamera into the ultimate eco-friendly, high performance executive super car. Their aim is to produce a car for Mr Kahn that will cater for the growing appetite in the Chinese market for high performance cars - but also stick to strict emission and import duties related to engine size. Purchasing a Hybrid version of the Porsche, Ralph and Ranen head to the continent to learn from the Porsche team who won at Le Mans with a similar engine and also tune their car for maximum performance by re-mapping its "electric brain". Back in the UK, Mr Kahn works on an ingenious new seating arrangement and styling package to appeal to a discerning executive whilst Ralph and Ranen perfect the aerodynamics of the cars news bodykit to guarantee the best possible performance. The re-packaged and re-tuned vehicle is then revealed to a delegation of Chinese business leaders at Mr Kahn's showroom in London. Will they order 50 of the vehicles in a coup for Kahn or will this effort at a supercar be a flop?

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  • 15:45 CAT

    Engineering Connections

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    Ocean Airport, Season 2 | Episode 2

    Richard Hammond reveals the startling engineering connections behind Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest and biggest in the world, sited on a specially constructed island. Then the world's largest construction project it drew inspiration from a 13th Century Arab irrigation machine to create new land, and a WWII bomber and car suspension to make the terminal building light, airy and typhoon-proof. To reduce lost baggage designers turned to a bizarre Cold War spy device and a brass band was the proof of a crucial scientific principle which protects pilots from wind shear, all resulting in the new gateway to Asia.

  • 16:35 CAT

    Filthy Riches

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    Harvest Moon, Season 1 | Episode 1

    Making a living off the land is tough, but for some, they wouldn't have it any other way. For Ray Turner, this means constantly rebuilding his eel weir in preparation for the annual eel migration on the Delaware River. Ray battles the fast moving river current to move large rocks and repair the weir breaches. For Billy Taylor and his sons, surviving off the land means hunting in the dense Appalachian Mountains for the prized root ginseng. The Taylors have their first big order of the season, but they must first survive an encounter with a venomous snake in order to dig up the seng. Bloodworm hunters Andy and Jim are racing against the incoming tide of the Maine mudflats. One wrong step and they could be stuck, waist-deep, in quicksand-like mud pits. Burl hunter Greg is searching for Box Elder burls, but only has one day to do it. Greg and Al will have to risk their safety if they want to drag the burls from the canyon before the sun sets.

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  • 17:25 CAT

    Yukon Gold

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    Divine Intervention, Season 3 | Episode 5

    Halfway through the season, Karl Knutson races to finish up at Sulphur Creek so he can get his new mine started at Last Chance. Cam Johnson's dream of striking it rich is threatened when he hits permafrost on Donovan Cut. After toiling for weeks under the difficult conditions on Arizona Creek with nothing to show, Ken Foy and Guillaume Brodeur target a hard-to-reach bench for their next test.

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  • 18:10 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation

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    Into The Eye of The Storm, Season 12 | Episode 6

    Flight: NOAA 42 Lockheed P-3 Orion A team of hurricane hunters is in a desperate situation after an engine fire cripples their aircraft during a daring flight into Hurricane Hugo. They narrowly escape and their crippled plane manages to fly back through the storm. But then it's up to investigators to figure out why a crew of skilled hurricane hunters was nearly killed in the line of duty.

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  • 19:00 CAT

    Airport Security: Madrid

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    Cocaine Grandma, Season 4 | Episode 3

    National Police at Madrid's Adolfo Suarez Airport, Spain's largest, work 24-7 to stop illegal activity. The main threat: cocaine smuggling. Police flag an elderly woman in a wheelchair. She's a grandmother - and carrying cocaine. And it's not her first time. In an unusual case, police detain a man traveling toward Latin America with 4 kg of ecstasy. Police stop a man with a suspicious roller bag and quickly uncover a hidden stash of cocaine.

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  • 19:50 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation Special Report

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    Collision Course, Season 2 | Episode 3

    Facing deadly tragedies that could have been avoided, investigators comb through the wreckage of three separate midair collisions in a race to prevent another fatal impact. In California, a massive passenger plane collides with one of the fastest fighter jets in the sky. Seven years later, another deadly collision leaves investigators puzzled and San Diego in shock. And, in India, two passenger jets collide causing the world's deadliest-ever midair collision.

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  • 20:40 CAT

    Situation Critical

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    Hollywood Shootout, Season 1 | Episode 1

    On February 28th, 1997, LAPD officers spot a robbery in progress while on routine patrol. But the situation that follows is about to turn Hollywood movie-nasty. For 40 minutes, the robbers easily outgun the LAPD in one of the most violent shootouts in US history.

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  • 21:35 CAT

    Drugs Inc.

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    Molly Madness, Season 5 | Episode 4

    For many Atlanta's night life is fuelled by drugs and right now one of the hottest is 'Molly'. From raves and hip hop promotion to AK47 toting dealers - Molly is all over the city. But in the hands of this terrifying new generation of drug slingers, Molly is changing into a deadly new threat in its own right.

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  • 22:20 CAT

    Banged Up Abroad

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    Betrayed & Busted, Season 3 | Episode 4

    Military veteran Kim Hood needs a break from life, so she joins a friend on a trip to Thailand to procure nail products for her new business. Hours before their return flight home, the true nature of the trip is finally exposed when the products delivered are not nail supplies but heroin. Actor Erik Aude is on the brink of stardom, but almost famous doesn't pay the bills. A friend offers him a free trip to Turkey and $800 to bring back leather goods. When the trip goes smoothly, Erik takes a similar trip to Pakistan. But this time, authorities discover opium in the lining of Erik's suitcase; a crime he didn't know he was committing.

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  • 23:10 CAT

    Taboo USA

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    Strange Medicine, Season 1 | Episode 10

    In a country, where over 10 million people a year undergo cosmetic surgery, it is not uncommon to turn to the knife for aesthetic improvements. However in West Palm Beach, FL there is one surgeon who pushes the boundary of acceptable procedures having completed over 15,000 leg lengthening surgeries. In Homestead, FL, a health enthusiast chooses instead to embrace snakes by injecting their venom into his veins. Claiming that the venom is responsible for his good health, he has been injecting this potentially fatal serum for over 20 years. And, in Brooklyn, NY a certified leech therapist believes that these parasitic creatures can help heal clients suffering from ailments ranging from allergies to infertility. Could he be correct?

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  • 00:00 CAT

    Airport Security: Madrid

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    Cocaine Grandma, Season 4 | Episode 3

    National Police at Madrid's Adolfo Suarez Airport, Spain's largest, work 24-7 to stop illegal activity. The main threat: cocaine smuggling. Police flag an elderly woman in a wheelchair. She's a grandmother - and carrying cocaine. And it's not her first time. In an unusual case, police detain a man traveling toward Latin America with 4 kg of ecstasy. Police stop a man with a suspicious roller bag and quickly uncover a hidden stash of cocaine.

    Go to show
  • 00:45 CAT

    Air Crash Investigation Special Report

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    Collision Course, Season 2 | Episode 3

    Facing deadly tragedies that could have been avoided, investigators comb through the wreckage of three separate midair collisions in a race to prevent another fatal impact. In California, a massive passenger plane collides with one of the fastest fighter jets in the sky. Seven years later, another deadly collision leaves investigators puzzled and San Diego in shock. And, in India, two passenger jets collide causing the world's deadliest-ever midair collision.

    Go to show
  • 01:35 CAT

    Situation Critical

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    Hollywood Shootout, Season 1 | Episode 1

    On February 28th, 1997, LAPD officers spot a robbery in progress while on routine patrol. But the situation that follows is about to turn Hollywood movie-nasty. For 40 minutes, the robbers easily outgun the LAPD in one of the most violent shootouts in US history.

    Go to show
  • 02:25 CAT

    Drugs Inc.

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    Molly Madness, Season 5 | Episode 4

    For many Atlanta's night life is fuelled by drugs and right now one of the hottest is 'Molly'. From raves and hip hop promotion to AK47 toting dealers - Molly is all over the city. But in the hands of this terrifying new generation of drug slingers, Molly is changing into a deadly new threat in its own right.

    Go to show
  • 03:15 CAT

    Filthy Riches

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    Harvest Moon, Season 1 | Episode 1

    Making a living off the land is tough, but for some, they wouldn't have it any other way. For Ray Turner, this means constantly rebuilding his eel weir in preparation for the annual eel migration on the Delaware River. Ray battles the fast moving river current to move large rocks and repair the weir breaches. For Billy Taylor and his sons, surviving off the land means hunting in the dense Appalachian Mountains for the prized root ginseng. The Taylors have their first big order of the season, but they must first survive an encounter with a venomous snake in order to dig up the seng. Bloodworm hunters Andy and Jim are racing against the incoming tide of the Maine mudflats. One wrong step and they could be stuck, waist-deep, in quicksand-like mud pits. Burl hunter Greg is searching for Box Elder burls, but only has one day to do it. Greg and Al will have to risk their safety if they want to drag the burls from the canyon before the sun sets.

    Go to show
  • 04:00 CAT

    Yukon Gold

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    Divine Intervention, Season 3 | Episode 5

    Halfway through the season, Karl Knutson races to finish up at Sulphur Creek so he can get his new mine started at Last Chance. Cam Johnson's dream of striking it rich is threatened when he hits permafrost on Donovan Cut. After toiling for weeks under the difficult conditions on Arizona Creek with nothing to show, Ken Foy and Guillaume Brodeur target a hard-to-reach bench for their next test.

    Go to show
  • 04:45 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 3, 14, Season 3 | Episode 14

    In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when attempting a ramp jump on a skateboard, having a food fight or diving from a swimming pool springboard.

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  • 05:10 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 3, 18, Season 3 | Episode 18

    In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when attempting a BMX flip, jumping on an inflatable raft or overtaking on a racetrack.

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  • 05:35 CAT

    Science of Stupid

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    Science of Stupid 3, 15, Season 3 | Episode 15

    In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when attempting a breakdancing 'air flare', trial biking or dealing with a fish-tailing caravan.

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