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10.5 Apocalypse

10.5 Apocalypse

After an earth-splitting quake shatters the West Coast, seismologist Samantha Hill guides the country through history's worst natural disaster.
2 Episodes
Alexander's Lost World

Alexander's Lost World

Following the course of the River Oxus (Amu Darya) for the first time, David Adams takes viewers on an extraordinary 2,400km journey through war-torn Afghanistan and Central Asia.
6 Episodes
Ancient Discoveries

Ancient Discoveries

Tantalising clues are making historians rethink the sophistication of ancient cultures. Explore ancient cars, superships, Egyptian warfare, ancient robots and more.
6 Episodes
Ancient Megastructures

Ancient Megastructures

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.
3 Episodes
Animal Armageddon

Animal Armageddon

Animal Armageddon brings to life ancient worlds and prehistoric creatures doomed to destruction.
8 Episodes
Arctic Dilemma

Arctic Dilemma

Iceland and Greenland are being severely affected by climate chnage. How will it affect the future of the islands and their people?
2 Episodes
Category 6

Category 6

Nature strikes out with unfathomable fury as the unimaginable becomes a terrifying reality across the US - twisters, hurricanes, record temperatures, high winds, lightning and wild fires. Could it cripple the nation?
2 Episodes
Dogs that Changed the World

Dogs that Changed the World

Dogs That Changed the World tells the epic story of the wolf's evolution, how 'man's best friend' changed human society and how we in turn have radically transformed dogs.
2 Episodes
Drain the Ocean

Drain the Ocean

What if we could pull the plug and drain the planet's water? What would we see? What would we learn? Follow a virtual scientific expedition to the deep as we explore one of earth's last great frontiers.
2 Episodes
Dream Wrecks

Dream Wrecks

Shipwrecks have fascinated us for centuries, with their watery resting places enticing divers to explore our past. Dream Wrecks looks at some of those stories.
5 Episodes
Earthsea

Earthsea

The Amulet of Peace has ensured harmony between humans and dragons for centuries in Earthsea. Now, the future of this utopia is in jeopardy after suffering a grave attack by the Kargides.
2 Episodes
Famous Five

Famous Five

Enid Blyton's famous stories of five adventurous children are brought to life on screen.
26 Episodes
Fight Science

Fight Science

Prepare to go beyond the dojo of pure-style martial arts and explore five new realms of combat. Fight Science brings a selection of nature's best athletes into the lab, to determine the limits of human fighting ability.
10 Episodes
Final Days of Planet Earth

Final Days of Planet Earth

Archaeologist Lloyd Walker and entomologist Marianne Winters suspect a tragic space mission is linked to a series of bizarre disappearances and strange accidents in San Francisco. What they discover is a deadly alien race living underground and threatening all humanity.
2 Episodes
Five Days To Midnight

Five Days To Midnight

It's all the evidence that's left of a murder victim: the detailed police file, the bullet that killed him... and most important, the grisly photographs of the crime scene. There's just one thing wrong with this picture... the victim is still alive.
5 Episodes
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

What happens when man violates the laws of God and science? For Captain Walton and the crew of a weather-beaten ship stranded in the icy sea, the answer follows their rescue of a scientist, Viktor Frankenstein - close to death, frozen in fear, and insane.
2 Episodes
Generals At War

Generals At War

As commanders from the great battles of WWII go head-to-head on the battlefield, they attempt to outwit and outfight each other with strategic moves in a game of skill, bluff and counterbluff. With the lives of thousands of men at risk, the generals' reputations hanging in the balance, the stakes are impossibly high and the pressure is on.
6 Episodes
Guns

Guns

Shady arms dealer Paul Duguid sells guns to governments and petty street thugs. He's known as Mr Teflon for his uncanny ability to avoid prosecution, but his non-stick coating is beginning to flake.
2 Episodes
Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen created a world that lived in the imagination. 'My Life as a Fairytale' is as humorous, emotional and entertaining as the master's immortal stories themselves.
2 Episodes
Hogfather

Hogfather

In Terry Pratchett's fantasy Discworld, it's the night before Hogswatch, but the Hogfather himself is being watched. The Auditors think humans are ruining the perfect universe, and they want rid of them.
2 Episodes
How Does That Work?

How Does That Work?

Technology has made our everyday lives much easier than our ancestors had it. This series explores how this technology works, how it's being used today, and the advances that can be expected in the future.
18 Episodes
Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

The horrors of human sex trafficking are shown through the eyes of Helena, Nadia and Annie, three girls from different parts of the world who were all snatched by a criminal kingpin Sergie Karpovich's trafficking ring.
2 Episodes
Killer Wave

Killer Wave

The first one strikes without warning. Then another. Soon the massive walls of water are swallowing coast upon coast, town after town. Even as countless lives are lost in the onslaught, only the worst is yet to come.
2 Episodes
King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines

No one knew if the fabled tomb existed. Those who have searched for it never returned. Now, one brave man has been hired to find out what is true, what is myth, and what is really buried in the darkness of King Solomon's Mines.
2 Episodes
Knights of Bloodsteel

Knights of Bloodsteel

In the faraway land of Mirabillis, the warlord Dragon-a Eye has unleashed his terrifying forces. With freedom hanging in the balance, a motley band of knights embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue their world from the clutches of the evil once and for all.
2 Episodes
Marco Polo

Marco Polo

His personal journey changed the European understanding of the world forever. This is the absorbing true story of 13th Century explorer Marco Polo's arduous trek to the East and beyond.
2 Episodes
Megastorm

Megastorm

A weather creation system developed by the Atmospheric Research Institute threatens life on Earth when deployed by the military. Can the planet be saved?
1 Episode
Meteor

Meteor

In a remote observatory, Dr Lehman discovers a meteor approximately three times the size of Mount Everest - and it's barreling its way towards Earth.
2 Episodes
Strong Men

Strong Men

The world's toughest humans are profiled in this documentary series hosted by the Pumphrey brothers, famed as Human Wrecking Balls.
3 Episodes
Superhuman

Superhuman

Go inside the human body to discover its true potential and examine whether some people are pushing it too far.
2 Episodes
Supernova

Supernova

Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr Austin Shepard suddenly disappears from his observatory leaving shocking data behind - the sun is set to explode in a supernova that will bring about the end of world in seven days.
2 Episodes
Superships

Superships

They're the mighty ships that have managed to tame our seas - see inside some of the world's most incredible floating technology.
13 Episodes
Talking to Heaven

Talking to Heaven

Newsweek Magazine says 'it is impossible not to be moved' by the story of James Van Praagh, the world-renowned medium whose chronicle of life after death became a phenomenal New York Times bestseller.
2 Episodes
The Colour of Magic

The Colour of Magic

Failed wizard Rincewind is so bad at magic, he's expelled from the Unseen University for Wizards. But then he meets an unusual tourist, whose luggage is not only full of pure gold but is also able to walk by itself.
2 Episodes
The Day Of The Triffids

The Day Of The Triffids

In the not-too-distant future, man's search for an alternative fuel supply leads him to uncover the ominous Triffid, a crop now cultivated for its fuel that seems to have a life of its own.
2 Episodes
The Last Templar

The Last Templar

An ancient decoder has been stolen from a collection of Vatican art. When an archaeologist discovers its connection to the history of the Knights Templar she enlists the help of a detective to find it before it falls into the wrong hands.
2 Episodes
The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and the key events that spanned his career as one of the city's most feared law enforcers.
2 Episodes
The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure

Welcome aboard the majestic SS Poseidon - a virtual floating city - as it departs from Athens on a month-long cruise, but a bomb soon leaves the shredded hull and its passengers vulnerable to the roiling seas.
2 Episodes
The Road to World War II

The Road to World War II

This classic documentary series follows the events that inevitably sparked World War II, capturing the drama, the excitement and the juxtapositions of these crucial years between the end of World War I and Pearl Harbour.
16 Episodes
The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers

A famous artist's daughter looks back on her bohemian life and the one man she ever truly loved. She embarks on a trip to the Mediterranean, where she is inspired by a passionate affair.
2 Episodes
The Triangle

The Triangle

Billionaire Eric Benirall hires a team of experts in diverse fields to investigate why his ships have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle.
3 Episodes
War Surgeons

War Surgeons

War surgeons have long faced the challenge of saving lives in the most difficult circumstances. This series follows the evolution of their work from ancient times to the present day battlefield.
3 Episodes
What Females Want and What Males Will Do

What Females Want and What Males Will Do

What Females Want and What Males Will Do explores the evolution of sexual strategies and what makes certain species winners and losers in the mating game.
2 Episodes
Who Wrote the New Testament?

Who Wrote the New Testament?

Using interviews with biblical scholars with varying views as well as examinations of historical artefacts, the series uncovers what is currently known about the history behind the New Testament.
3 Episodes
Woodstock Diary

Woodstock Diary

The Woodstock Diary is an enthralling fly on the wall documentary about the creation of Woodstock and of the actual three-day event itself.
3 Episodes
Eye of the Beast

Eye of the Beast

A young scientist arrives to a small fishing town to fight against the creature living under the water.
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Behemoth

Behemoth

For eons, it has been dormant beneath the earth. Now, nature has awakened it, and nothing on earth can stop it. But undercover government agent Jack Owens fears this is only the beginning of reawakening a larger threat.
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Grizzly Rage

Grizzly Rage

Lesson #1: Bears run faster than humans. Lesson #2: Running from a bear only triggers its instinct to chase. Lesson #3: The most common reason for a Grizzly to attack is to protect her cubs. Lesson #4: Stay on the main road. With fierce shocks and sl
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Maneater

Maneater

The hunter becomes the hunted when the forested shadows of the Appalachian Trail are stalked by a wild animal out of its element, hungry and born to ravage. 600 pounds, 12 feet from nose to tail, it's one of the most powerful cats on Earth.
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Vipers

Vipers

Pseudocerastes Persicus aka the Horned Viper. Stealthy, agile and extremely lethal, even before their enhancement at the hands of research scientists, but then a break-in at the isolated facility frees them... and already there are casualties.
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Guy X

Guy X

A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.
74mins
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Far Cry

Far Cry

Evil mastermind Dr Krieger is creating genetically modified super-soldiers with no intelligence. When journalist Valerie Cardinal and her uncle investigate, they're taken by his mercenaries. Can German ex-special forces soldier Jack Carver save them?
91mins
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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Miles below the Earth's surface is an endless chasm of living, breathing dangers that are out of this world. Take a step into the unknown with an intrepid team of explorers as they venture where no one has dared go before.
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Strong Men - Basque Country

Basque Country

The Pumphrey brothers visit Spain's Basque Country to compete in a demanding strongman competition.
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Strong Men - Thai Kickboxing

Thai Kickboxing

The Pumphrey brothers train with champion Muay Thai fighters in Thailand.
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The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - Part 2

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - Part 2

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and key events of one of the city's most feared enforcers.
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The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - Part 1

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - Part 1

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and key events of one of the city's most feared enforcers.
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Fight Science - Ultimate Weapon

Ultimate Weapon

World champion martial arts masters meet cutting-edge technology to find the best martial arts weapon ever used in human history.
47mins
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Alexander's Lost World - Source of Civilisation

Source of Civilisation

To discover the origins of these people and their civilisation that flowered long before Alexander's arrival, David enters one of the least visited places on earth
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Ancient Discoveries - Heron of Alexandria

Heron of Alexandria

The remarkably advancements of the ancient world comes under the spotlight, including Heron's strange robotic inventions, which were famed throughout the ancient world.
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Animal Armageddon - Death Rays

Death Rays

An insight into the evolution and extinction of Earth's animal life. In this episode, the planet has been plunged into a long ice age and predators in the sea have been destroyed.
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Deserts and Life

Deserts and Life

Deserts are the most haunting of all the Earth's landscapes. Sometimes we think of them as vast empty spaces that dwarf and test our human spirit, but that view is so wrong. See the people, wildlife and culture of these incredible landscapes.
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Drain the Ocean - What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

What if we could pull the plug and drain the planet's water? What would we see? What would we learn? Follow a virtual scientific expedition to the deep as we explore one of earth's last great frontiers.
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Drain the Ocean - Faces of the Deep

Faces of the Deep

What if we could pull the plug and drain the planet's water? What would we see? What would we learn? Follow a virtual scientific expedition to the deep as we explore one of earth's last great frontiers.
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Dream Wrecks - Sunk by a Volcano

Sunk by a Volcano

The eruption of Mount Pelee in the Caribbean killed over 28,000 people, dubbed the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century. Follow the team as they survey the once-levelled area.
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Escape Factory

Escape Factory

This documentary reveals the true story behind MIS-X, a secret agency set up during World War II, assigned to supply 'escape aids' to American POWs in Europe. But why was MIS-X nearly erased from the pages of history?
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Ancient Megastructures - Petra: Ancient City

Petra: Ancient City

Petra is one of the world's most mysterious ancient cities with the Al Khazneh building at its entrance an engineering masterpiece unrivalled in the ancient world. Learn how it was built nearly 2,000 years ago.
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Bug Brother

Bug Brother

Every room and every nook and cranny of our homes is infested with little creatures of mass destruction. Dust mites, grain weevils, cockroaches and maggots prey on the fact that we can't see them, until now. Welcome to the Bug Brother house.
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End of the Universe

End of the Universe

Three theories about the universe's fate come to life, as we explore the battle between dark matter and dark energy, and whether the cosmos will collapse, freeze, or rip to oblivion.
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Bulletproof Cars

Bulletproof Cars

Delve into the modern technologies used to convert an average SUV into a highly secure armoured car.
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Fight Science - Self Defence

Self Defence

While most of us are never likely to need such techniques, you never know when having some self-defence know-how at your fingertips might just save your life.
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The War To End War - Changing Tide

Changing Tide

After the death of US citizens, and news that Germany was trying to entice Mexico and Japan into attacking the US, President Wilson reluctantly decided he had to go to war.
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The War To End War - Distant Fronts

Distant Fronts

This was a world war and the fighting was not limited to the eastern and western fronts.
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Ancient Megastructures - St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

When the Great Fire of 1666 destroyed St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a Royal Commission turned to 35-year old astronomer, Christopher Wren, to rebuild it.
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Alexander's Lost World - City of Moon Lady

City of Moon Lady

Lost in a sand storm in the desert, Adams and cameraman Greg finally reach a remote police outpost in the Taliban held Kunduz delta.
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Alone Against The Tasman

Alone Against The Tasman

This intensely personal documentary embraces the universal themes of courage, willpower and sheer determination. It follows Shaun Quincey, who became only the second person to have rowed solo across the Tasman Sea and lived to tell the tale.
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Ancient Discoveries - Ships

Ships

Three-part series exploring the remarkably advanced technology of the ancient world, focusing on how modern discoveries owe much to the scientists and inventors of the past. Ships are the subject of this episode.
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Angels

Angels

We tend to think of angels as the white-winged, halo-headed characters from the Bible, and with good reason. We discover why angels have a central role in so many cultures and look at how angels pervade everyday life.
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Animal Armageddon - Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

How many species, including ancestors of the human race, were killed when supervolcano Toba erupted 75,000 years ago?
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Animal Armageddon - The Next Extinction

The Next Extinction

Scientists consider what might happen if an asteroid, like the one that caused dinosaur distinction, were to strike now.
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Art of War

Art of War

The period 1914-1918 was a virtual catalogue of art movements: Impressionists, Expressionists, Realists, Cubists and Futurists all contributed images from the battlefields. This unique documentary shows how the First World War transformed art.
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Chasing Unicorns

Chasing Unicorns

A small crew risk everything for a sight that very few have ever seen - the almost mythical Unicorn of the Sea. Follow this difficult mission to track the narwhal, as well as the magical moments when the camera finally captures the majestic mammals.
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Dream Wrecks - Hollywood Ruins

Hollywood Ruins

Far from the bright lights of Hollywood lies an underwater back lot, an ocean studio where moviemakers find the world's most fantastic wrecks. See the filming locations of some classic movies, including James Bond, Jaws, and Into the Blue.
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Dream Wrecks - Bermuda Blues

Bermuda Blues

Bermuda is a gorgeous getaway, but it is not without its tragedies. Many ships have fallen captive to shallow waters and hidden shoals.
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Dream Wrecks - Titanic of the Caribbean

Titanic of the Caribbean

Known as the Titanic of the Caribbean, the Bianca C sank to the bottom of the sea after a mysterious explosion caused a widespread fire. Uncovering this secret will be a dangerous task.
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The War To End War - Flyboys

Flyboys

At the outbreak of war in Europe, aircraft did not factor into the plans of the opposing sides.
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The War To End War - With Flags Waving

With Flags Waving

In the spring of 1914, war in Europe was not feared. But within four months the worst military slaughter in history would begin using new, devastating weapons of war.
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Woodstock Diary - Woodstock Diary: Saturday

Woodstock Diary: Saturday

A fly on the wall documentary about the creation of Woodstock and of the actual three-day event.
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China or Bust!

China or Bust!

Follow three larger-than-life entrepreneurs grappling to break into China. Tony Caldera has borrowed millions to build a cushion factory and Peter Williams is trying to sell an energy saving device to the Chinese.
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Samurai Bow

Samurai Bow

The Japanese bow, or Yumi, has remained virtually unchanged for almost 500 years. It was the Samurai's deadly killing machine. Using dramatic reconstructions, we travel back in time to when the bow was used in ritualised battles of skill.
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Ancestors of Ancient Rome

Ancestors of Ancient Rome

This documentary looks at the fun-loving Etruscans, who invented two spectator sports - gladiatorial combat and chariot racing.
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Ancient Discoveries - Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators

Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators

The remarkably advancements of the ancient world comes under the spotlight, including Galen who performed brain surgery 2,000 years ahead of his time.
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Ancient Discoveries - Ancient Warfare

Ancient Warfare

Warfare was a way of life in the ancient world. From an early version of napalm to the most sophisticated siege machine in history, the conflicts were just as lethal as today.
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