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  • 00:00

    The Day When... (The Day When...)

    The Day When... (The Day When...)

    The Day When...

    On 28 May 1940, while the Wehrmacht crushed the allied armies in France, British officials are prepared to deal with Hitler. They even suggest a mediation from Mussolini. Alone against all in the war cabinet, Churchill, by his cleverness and willingness, finally convinced his collaborators to fight.

  • 01:00

    Quirky Science (Quirky Science)

    Quirky Science (Quirky Science)

    Quirky Science

    In contrast with popular belief, Edison did not invent the light bulb. Many people contributed to the invention. Mind you, the first lamp was invented around 70,000 BC. Once upon a time we had limelight, which was actually quite unsafe, and then there were arc "arc lamps" – shedding light that blinded movie stars up to the point where they had to wear sunglasses. What Edison did was improve the light bulb to become a practical, affordable and safe product. He tested over 5000 filaments to make the bulb last: from bamboo fiber to a hair out of an assistant's beard. At the same time others were working on light bulbs made with gasses, which we now know as energy efficient lamps. Modern-day lighting innovations are quite startling, a lot of them - we can't even see with the naked eye… Lasers, for example. For the longest time it was merely a pet-theory of the grand Einstein. Nobody knew what to make of this idea that "atoms could release their excess energy as light" When the laser was invented, people joked that the laser was 'a solution looking for a problem'. Now it is omnipresent. In the near future: laser-light therapy by flashing the human brain.

  • 01:30

    Quirky Science (Quirky Science)

    Quirky Science (Quirky Science)

    Quirky Science

    A man with an ear for music, one of the first to try teaching the deaf how to speak, thought he could build a "harmonic telegraph". He had this idea that several notes could travel through a wire simultaneously, instead of the one Morse code that the telegraph could transmit. He thought this to be possible because he misinterpreted the writings of a researcher writing in German – a language he did not know. – And would later describe his misinterpretation as a "very valuable blunder". The man was Alexander Graham Bell and he invented telephony. The big question is: what happens in that wire? How can voices travel? Bell and his assistant eventually proved that different tones would vary the strength of an electric current in a wire. In fact, it's the vibrations of the voice that determine the strength of the current. His invention caused a lot of fuss – yet it took years before people comprehended the scale of it: before the widespread use of the phone – whom were you going to call? Eventually, the telephone, or better said, its wiring, leads to the Internet. Nowadays we mostly make our calls "wireless" so the wire Graham Bell used to make voices travel over long distances is no longer needed How does that work? Even wireless calling, some say, is actually a very unnatural way of communicating. Looking at the future, are we heading towards a "phoneless" call?

  • 00:35

    Blue World (Blue World)

    Blue World (Blue World)

    Blue World

    Jonathan joins shark researcher Dr. Stephen Kajiura to test how well wild sharks can detect electrical fields in their environment. Then, he heads to New Jersey (USA) to learn how to dive in the Mark V commercial diving helmet! Finally, he ends up in the Gulf of Mexico to learn how oil platforms can actually become a healthy artificial reef and attract marine life from miles around.

  • 02:00

    Past Hunters (Past Hunters)

    Past Hunters (Past Hunters)

    Past Hunters

    Built in the early 1800s, Whitby Hall used to be an administrative center and now stands as a public park and arts center. It has never before been investigated, but staff have reported many noises and presences among them.

  • 02:00

    The Islanders (The Islanders)

    The Islanders (The Islanders)

    The Islanders

    Discovering some the world's hidden treasures by revealing the hidden face of life and the inhabitants of the islands. Island folk are generally proud of their insularity and their distinct sense of identity. A rich cocktail of history, customs, cuisine and economic resources distinguishes the island people and the nature and beaches that surround them. Our documentaries explore the varied and often little known lifestyles and peculiarities on the twenty featured islands. The approach so effectively used during our series on beaches and coastal areas, is here recreated, each program a mix of stunning visuals and interviews, which together highlight the exotic and uncommon events of daily life with a backdrop of spectacular island scenery. The aim of this unique series is as always to surprise, amuse and inform the viewer.

  • 03:00

    Crazy For Madonna (Crazy For Madonna)

    Crazy For Madonna (Crazy For Madonna)

    A biography of a universal icon of music and Hollywood, Madonna, better known as the Queen of Pop. Sabbatical Entertainment celebrates Madonna's illustrious career spanning more than four decades, always pushing the boundaries of entertainment. Not afraid of controversy, the Material girl, through her talents, redefined and reshaped pop culture history.

  • 03:45

    Rv Explorers (Rv Explorers)

    Rv Explorers (Rv Explorers)

    Rv Explorers

    RV Explorers, chasing 100 Sunsets. A TV show following a new motorhoming couple as they explore the towns and regions of NZ – experiencing various tourist attractions, events and joining in with other motorhomers to experience their favourite activities.

  • 02:45

    Let's All Go To the Sea (Let's All Go To the Sea)

    Let's All Go To the Sea (Let's All Go To the Sea)

    Let's All Go To the Sea

    Coastlines and seafronts are the gateways to the oceans, a source of many and varied natural resources. It's easy to understand why half of the world's population lives along or near the coast. Throughout history man has discovered and settled faraway places by first reaching land on the coasts and seafronts. And it's one explanation for the fascinating racial mix that is often found on coasts. The ten coastlines featured in the series brilliantly reflect the lifestyles and customs of the people that use them.

  • 04:30

    Johana: Make Up And Motor Oil (Johana: Make Up And Motor Oil)

    Johana: Make Up And Motor Oil (Johana: Make Up And Motor Oil)

    Colombia is the third largest exporter of coffee in the world. The main status symbol of its flourishing regions is the Willys Jeep. We met Johana, the only Willys female driver, who is entering this year's Willys contest. This is the jeep "that won the Second World War", the model that created the later legendary "Jeep". About 600,000 Willys Jeeps were manufactured by the US-Army during World War II. After 1945, many discarded Jeeps were delivered to Colombia, considered as "mula con motor","donkeys with engines". Mostly men can be found behind the wheel. But Johana is an exception.

  • 04:25

    Out Of Town Adventures (Out Of Town Adventures)

    Out Of Town Adventures (Out Of Town Adventures)

    Out Of Town Adventures

    Outta Town Adventures travels both near and far to discover the best advenures the destinations have to offer. This TV series is dedicated to presenting history, culture and geography in a fun and pisitive way. It encourages people to explore this beautiful world - something that starts with simply getting out of town!

  • 04:55

    Out Of Town Adventures (Out Of Town Adventures)

    Out Of Town Adventures (Out Of Town Adventures)

    Out Of Town Adventures

    Outta Town Adventures travels both near and far to discover the best advenures the destinations have to offer. This TV series is dedicated to presenting history, culture and geography in a fun and pisitive way. It encourages people to explore this beautiful world - something that starts with simply getting out of town!

  • 06:30

    Wonder (Wonder)

    Wonder (Wonder)

    Seg 1 Carrion flowers. Carrion flowers are the unorthodox perception of flowers for they are rare, big, and very unpleasant. Other terms are stink flowers and corpse flowers. The biggest flower in the world, rafflesia arnoldii, is a carrion flower. These flowers are difficult to find and reproduce and could breed through cross-pollination by attracting flies and dung beetles. Seg 2 Aposematism. Aposematism is a form of signalling that enables protection for both preys and predators by giving signs of poison and danger through showing off the bright colors and patterns on their epidermal layers that become associated with inedibility. Some species have developed mimicry based on aposematism in order to avail the protection aposematic colors give. Seg 3 Cuckoo Misdirection. Cuckoo misdirection demonstrates the mimicking abilities of a female cuckoo in order to find host nests to hatch her eggs. The female mimics a cry of a predator bird in order to frighten the hosts, leaving them vulnerable, thus the cuckoo can seize the chance to drop her egg on a host nest. Seg 4 Pheromones. Animal pheromones are the chemicals secreted and released by different species to communicate with other organisms. There are various types serving different purposes, ranging from reproduction, to trailing, to alarms. Some pheromones are also specific to one species of animals. Seg 5 Deimatic Behavior. Deimatic behavior is another type of defensive behavior in animals that also involves mimicry. It's the opposite of aposematism because while aposematism works by blatantly showing or signalling its danger or unpalatability, deimatic behavior relies on the element of surprise to startle predators in\norder for species to flee to safety.

  • 07:00

    Travel Thru History (Travel Thru History)

    Travel Thru History (Travel Thru History)

    The Saints come marching in as we tour the iconic St. Louis Cathedral and the mysterious Ursuline Convent in New Orleans. We delve into Mardi Gras history at Mardi Gras World and visit the National WWII Museum's world class collection.

  • 07:30

    Travel Thru History (Travel Thru History)

    Travel Thru History (Travel Thru History)

    Westward ho! We settle in Salt Lake City, where we learn about Bringham Young's settlement of the Utah territory and his monument at This is the Place Park. Then we dig in the dirt to find hundreds of perfectly preserved dinosaurs at the Utah Natural History museum. We'll take a look at some US aviation history at the Hill Air force Base museum, and see how life was like for the Utah pioneers at Frontier Homestead State Park.

  • 08:00

    Animal Doctors (Animal Doctors)

    Animal Doctors (Animal Doctors)

    Explore how animals developed over time and generations their own medicine and health care strategies. How have these been passed onto early humans ? Questioning traditional boundaries between human and animal, we will travel from Central African Republic, to Tanzania, from the US to France with the leading experts in animal behaviour. Today\\'s science revisits the birth of animal intelligence and culture.

  • 07:52

    Flying Over the Earth (Flying Over the Earth)

    Flying Over the Earth (Flying Over the Earth)

    Flying Over the Earth

    A young French couple, Clémentine Bacri and Adrien Normier set off on a one year long journey around the planet on board a light aircraft dedicated to science and education. Their goal: offer aerial support to public research laboratories, an unique opportunity to discover scientific activities and use them to teach science at school. In research areas, the crew has implemented observation and modeling techniques that are key elements for research.

  • 08:55

    Mongolia, Steppes Emirate (Mongolia, Steppes Emirate)

    Mongolia, Steppes Emirate (Mongolia, Steppes Emirate)

    Mongolia, Steppes Emirate

    Battered by strong winds, and seen as a grazing land, Mongolia is the kingdom of steppes. With important mineral resources such as copper or uranium, coal and rare soil, Mongolia future is secure: the economy shows a significant growth rate and it is a business paradise for some expatriates. But for most of the population, needs remain unfulfilled.

  • 09:15

    The Boy From the Wild (The Boy From the Wild)

    The Boy From the Wild (The Boy From the Wild)

    Growing up on a Game Reserve meant to help wildlife get out of captivity, it shares how it began & how Peter Meyer survived some incredible moments in the wild.

  • 10:00

    Everyday Elements (Everyday Elements)

    Everyday Elements (Everyday Elements)

    Everyday Elements

    A series that puts chemistry in our everyday experience by showing the living connection we have with the chemicals and elements that make up our world. The matter that built skies and seas, the atoms that make up you and me, the chemistry around us that forms the things we touch, smell and see. This series shows us what the objects in our universe and in our homes are made from and why the particles around us behave as they do. Everything around us is built from Everyday Elements.

  • 10:30

    Everyday Elements (Everyday Elements)

    Everyday Elements (Everyday Elements)

    Everyday Elements

    A series that puts chemistry in our everyday experience by showing the living connection we have with the chemicals and elements that make up our world. The matter that built skies and seas, the atoms that make up you and me, the chemistry around us that forms the things we touch, smell and see. This series shows us what the objects in our universe and in our homes are made from and why the particles around us behave as they do. Everything around us is built from Everyday Elements.

  • 11:00

    Organic Panic (Organic Panic)

    Organic Panic (Organic Panic)

    Organic Panic

    Fashion isn't just about adornment and style. What you wear can change the lives of people around the world, for better or worse. In this episode we look at how local designers and global chains respond to the growing demand for organic fashions. Furniture designer Lisa North is passionate about her personal style, but wonders if her clothes were made at the expense of garment workers' health and safety. Kelly Drennan, founder of Fashion Takes Action, a group committed to reforming the fashion industry, explains how toxic materials and waste from conventional clothes pollute the earth and cost you money. Emily Scarlett, PR manager for H&M takes Lisa on a tour of their private showroom and makes the case for a corporate giant doing more to promote organic materials than anyone else. Lisa's love of vintage clothes inspires her to simplify a complex problem.

  • 11:35

    The Tree-climbers From California (The Tree-climbers From California)

    The Tree-climbers From California (The Tree-climbers From California)

    Rick Dirks is one of the best tree climbers in California. He is able to climb 100-meter tall (328-foot) redwood trees with skill and courage and do so at breathtaking speed. He even ties himself to the crown of these giant trees in a sleeping bag for the night. In addition to trimming the trees and installing measuring tools, Rick collects the tree's cones and seeds at dizzying heights – because the redwoods can only continue to survive if they are cultivated. In California, these giant trees are still cut down for timber.

  • 12:30

    Wonder (Wonder)

    Wonder (Wonder)

    Seg 1 Animation. Animation is the process and technique that involves creating the illusion of movement from still drawings and inanimate objects. It is achieved by displaying images with slight variations in a rapid\nand successive manner thus making our eyes perceive the illusion of movement. Seg 2 Aviation Illusions. Aviation illusions are the sensory illusions associated with taking flight. When pilots take flight their\nvestibular system, the sensory system responsible for balance, is affected by conflicting stimulus from what the pilot sees and feels during flight. Seg 3 Spinning Dancer. The spinning dancer illusion is an illusion that was created by Noboyuki Kayahara. One can either perceive the dancer as spinning clockwise or counter clockwise. This phenomenon is explained by Bistable perception which states that perception can be altered subjectively just by how an object is observed. Seg 4 Mirage. Mirages are a physical optical phenomenon that can be observed when there is a difference in the temperature in the surrounding air of an area. The different temperatures of the air causes light to refract and cause weird distortions when viewed at the correct angle. This can range from weird reflections to distortions and even the appearance of floating objects. Seg 5 Rainbow Formation. Rainbows are formed as a result of sunlight being refracted and reflected by tiny drops of water in the atmosphere. The water droplets act as prism that can split the sun's white light into the spectrum of visible colors thus creating the effect of a colorful rainbow.

  • 13:05

    Journeys in Africa (Journeys in Africa)

    Journeys in Africa (Journeys in Africa)

    Amboseli National Park has had several years of drought so we're anxious to see if the famous elephant herds are healthy. Journeys takes to the air and ground to get a count of these incredible animals. Along the way, we visit the local Masai to see how they're adjusting to encroaching civilization and we encounter buffalo, hippos and numerous bird species that make Amboseli so special.

  • 13:30

    Journeys in Africa (Journeys in Africa)

    Journeys in Africa (Journeys in Africa)

    This under-visited, and far western Kenyan park area, is renowned for its giant flamingo gatherings that literally turn lakes pink. We explore these many parks on foot, in a safari vehicle and on horseback searching out the local legends that have marked this region the death zone. Our host faces imminent doom in three unique parks in this fast-paced episode.

  • 14:05

    The Whales From The Azores - Profitable Deal (The Whales From The Azores - Profitable Deal)

    The Whales From The Azores - Profitable Deal (The Whales From The Azores - Profitable Deal)

    The Whales From The Azores - Profitable Deal

    There is a goldmine atmosphere in the Azores: in the crystal-clear water live 21 species of whales and dolphins. Their instinct for play and their empathy for humans make them a fantastic source of capital. Several whale-watching companies have been founded in recent years – and swimming with dolphins has become one of the most sought-after tourist attractions. But there are also critical voices, such as the biologist Maria de Cruz, who is attempting to find out how much stress it causes the marine mammals.

  • 15:00

    River King (River King)

    River King (River King)

    River King

    Some parts of Africa have not been explored by even the most adventurous anglers. Wars, upheavals and uncertainties have made large areas of the Nile Basin in particular too challenging and dangerous to visit. \n\nWim Seffelaar is a teacher in daily life, but a keen angler whenever he has the chance. Over the decades he has explored some of the remotest rivers of Africa. Now he is on a quest to catch one of the most iconic and elusive of all African river fish – the legendary Nile perch. They grow to enormous proportions on a stretch of river bordering South Sudan – an area normally off limits to tourists, but with the help of local friends, Wim manages to secure the permits to allow him into this troubled area. \n\nAs he follows the river searching for likely locations, he immerses himself in the tribal life along the waterways. Everyone seems to be fishing here, albeit each with their own methods. Not only the many kingfishers, pelicans and crocodiles, but also the people, young and old. What may be sport to the angler is the livelihood of many here. If you don't catch something, you and your family go hungry.\n\nChild hunters convince him to follow them to their inland lake and show off their skill at catching a variety of fish, but the most remarkable local fishing tactics take place on dry soil. During the dry season, fish survive by burrowing themselves in the mud and staying dormant until the rains form new rivers. The locations of these buried fish or "mudfish" can be given away by subtle movements of the ground. A man whose feet can detect that faint movement above ground can spear the fish through the soil, dig it out and slowly hook it free from the earth.\n\nAs he continues his way upstream, enormous bush fires stand in his way, the temperature rises to unbearable heights and the water level drops. The turning point in his expedition comes when he gets help from a former rebel who has fought in the area and knows the river like the back of his hand. With the help of his new friend he moves further afield, onwards to deeper water, indicated by the presence of large crocodiles. \n\nHere lies the promise of the giant. After landing a few huge tigerfish, Wim eventually hooks into a goliath that turns out to be no less than 113 kg, one of the largest Nile perches ever caught on a rod and fishing line.

  • 15:50

    Secrets Of the Thracian King (Secrets Of the Thracian King)

    Secrets Of the Thracian King (Secrets Of the Thracian King)

    In August 2004 in Bulgaria, archaeologist Georgi Kitov made a spectacular discovery in the valley of the Thracian Kings, a valley where about twenty temples and royal tombs are located. Kitov accessed a still-intact ancient tomb, which housed incredible wealth, dating back to the 4th century B.C., when Thracian culture was at its height.\nIn front of the gigantic mausoleum, archaeologists found a magnificent, life-sized bronze head, one of the period's finest specimens ever found, and possessing an unsettlingly modern style.\nWho was this king and what does his tomb tell us about Thracian culture? Was he buried according to the Thracian custom of Orphic rites, and what do we know today about these secret rites that promised eternal life?\nResearch into the deceased's identity revealed the tomb belonged to King Seuthes III. With the help of archaeologists and historians, who decipher the king's vestiges, the film pieces together the puzzle of Seuthes III's life. He was a modern king, who was open to Hellenisation, a warrior king, who was opposed to Macedonian authority, and a priest king, who was committed to preserving Thracian cultural rites.

  • 16:45

    Hawaii - Beachboys on patrol (Hawaii - Beachboys on patrol)

    Hawaii - Beachboys on patrol (Hawaii - Beachboys on patrol)

    For many people Hawaii is paradise on earth. The Archipelago is a veritable jewel in need of special protection. 360° GEO Report closely follows Hawaii's Nature Conservation patrol. The police of the Departments of Land and Natural Resources carry out their duty on all the islands of Hawaii. The officers of the DLNR wander through the Islands on a daily basis, patrolling from the mountain peaks to the depths of the Pacific Ocean.

  • 17:40

    The Rescue Dogs Of Lake Garda (The Rescue Dogs Of Lake Garda)

    The Rescue Dogs Of Lake Garda (The Rescue Dogs Of Lake Garda)

    The Rescue Dogs Of Lake Garda

    17 year old Ester and her dog Mia have big plans: saving lives at Lake Garda. In the north of Italy swimming rescue dogs are on duty at several lakes and the Mediterranean Sea. After traffic accidents, drowning is worldwide the second most common cause of death by accident. But a rescue is always difficult as the rescuer itself can be in danger. Like Mia, the Italian rescue dogs are mostly Newfoundland's- dogs who love the water and with a weight of at least 66 pounds (30 Kilo?), are able to pull people out of the water. For 3 years the dog- owners and their animals are trained to save lives. But the biggest challenge for Ester waits at the end: a jump out of a helicopter.

  • 18:35

    Tigerfish: Africa's Piranha (Tigerfish: Africa's Piranha)

    Tigerfish: Africa's Piranha (Tigerfish: Africa's Piranha)

    Tigerfish: Africa's Piranha

    Legends say they are man-eaters, that even crocodiles fear them. Some say they're the ghosts of the river, "demon fish" that bring bad luck. Few people have ever been lucky enough to see one in the flesh and for angling legend Andy Coetzee, coming face to face with a Goliath Tigerfish is a lifelong dream. He will do almost anything to feed his obsession and unravel the mystery behind Africa's Piranha! Andy has travelled the world in search of the most elusive fish on the planet. He's obstinate, passionate and determined and when it comes to fishing, he's been there and done it all. But one big fish still eludes him – the Goliath Tigerfish! Catching one of these legendary monsters will be the apex of his fishing career. But it's easier said than done. The Tigerfish is rated by sport anglers as the hardest fish in the world to catch. Andy will need his lifetime of experience to succeed on this mission. And he's ready to risk his life to fulfil his dream. His journey starts in the Okavango Delta where he'll brave crocodile infested waters to study Tigerfish underwater. Only a handful of people have ever dived these channels but it's one of a few Tigerfish hotspots on the planet where he can track them down in clear waters. Tigerfish have carved out their niche in some of the most inaccessible habitats on the planet and as a result very little is known about these cousins of the Piranha. Many would say that finding this elusive fish in the deepest river on the planet is almost a mission impossible, but Andy will stop at nothing to reach his goal. \n\n\nTraveling into the depths of the Congo is like venturing into a lost world. It's no coincidence that it's referred to as the "Heart of Darkness" – this is the land of plagues and river pirates and Andy will have to brave them all to meet his nemesis. Even if he hooks one, there's no guarantee he'll be able to land it. Goliath's are almost impossible to catch – their bony jaws and inch long teeth are impervious to most fishing tackle\n\nAndy's epic quest plunges him into the depths of the Tigerfishes secret realm. His expertise as an angler is taunted and challenged at every cast, but every fresh failure adds to his awe and respect of these legendary monster fish.

  • 19:25

    European Islands (European Islands)

    European Islands (European Islands)

    The European islands are renowned primarily for their hotel resorts. However, we will show you a completely different face of theirs: forests, beaches, coves, mountains, valleys and rivers. Perhaps you will find places that will take your breath away. Why just lie on the beach when there is so much to see? Put on some good hiking shoes, pull your shoelaces tight, and get to know the entire island like the back of your hand.

  • 20:00

    Travel By Dart (Travel By Dart)

    Travel By Dart (Travel By Dart)

    Travel By Dart

    The second part of the Thailand visit shows Sorin embracing adventure to the fullest. If you plan to visit this country one day, this is a show to watch. Going to Koh Samui island has its perks. Incredible experiences, from joining a safari trip to paying respects to cultural choices, are part of this visually stunning episode. Sorin tries to cook Thai food, even though he is not chef-material. James Bond-looking-like islands, elephants, and other adrenaline-rush activities complete the show and this season 1.

  • 20:30

    New Caledonia, the Seaweed Promise (New Caledonia, the Seaweed Promise)

    New Caledonia, the Seaweed Promise (New Caledonia, the Seaweed Promise)

    New Caledonia, the Seaweed Promise

    With its three nickel factories, New Caledonia is on the way to becoming one of the leading emitters of CO2 in the world. But some inhabitants are trying to make a change. May seaweed be the solution?

  • 21:00

    China Uncovered (China Uncovered)

    China Uncovered (China Uncovered)

    China Uncovered

    China runs on two gears as it moves millions of people around every day. A young driver of one of the world's fastest trains and two seasoned pilots of one of the world's biggest airlines are seeing the effects modernization and globalization have on their journeys. Meanwhile, in downtown Shanghai a recreational revolution is taking place as the youth choose bikes and skateboards over four wheels.

  • 22:00

    Boteti: The Returning River (Boteti: The Returning River)

    Boteti: The Returning River (Boteti: The Returning River)

    Boteti: The Returning River

    For 20 years the Boteti River in northern Botswana has not flowed. What was once an expansive and prolific body of water gradually dried up, leaving zebras, hippos, elephants and crocodiles dependant on the few pools formed from the occasional rains.But now, for the first time in 30 years, rain has fallen in sufficient quantities hundreds of miles to the north in the Angolan highlands, sending a stream of water through the river bed. After years of extreme drought, the river has finally returned in all its glory, transforming the landscape. Filmed in stunning HD, "Boteti – The Returning River" documents this extraordinary transformation and the dramatic changes it brings to the resident animals.During the years of drought, we see how desperate battles for survival play out along the dormant river, watched over by the elephants of the area. One of the few species that adapts well to the situation by carefully conserving what little water is available, the elephant is an expert at digging channels in the mud so water collects in sufficient quantities to drink.Vultures lurk ominously on the dusty banks adjacent to the pools, waiting patiently for dehydration to claim another victim. Crocodiles use caves to escape the heat of the sun and only emerge reluctantly to hunt when huge flocks of quelea birds arrive at the water. The crocs, along with numerous other species, are bound to this area because there is simply nowhere else to go. Beyond the dry river bed, semi-desert extends for hundreds of miles in all directions.With the arrival of the life-giving waters, there is a burst of activity. Fish and dragonflies soon emerge with their attendant predators and frogs appear in their thousands, attracting huge numbers of birds. The deluge also brings instant relief to the hippos by flushing out their fetid pools, while elephants celebrate by swimming and hosing each other down. Jackals and packs of wild dogs appear from nowhere to harass the drinking herds.But the most significant change occurs when the water reaches the parched wasteland of the Makgadigadi Salt Pans. Here, the coming of the flood sees flocks of pelican, flamingo and red-billed teal arrive to set up new breeding colonies.Filmed over a period of two years, this film provides a lasting and unique record of the transformation of an entire environment and contains many examples of previously unrecorded behaviour.

  • 23:00

    New Frontier (New Frontier)

    New Frontier (New Frontier)

    New Frontier

    They orbit between us and our Star, the inner worlds; hidden within the sun's glare often only visible at sunrise or sunset. Venus the first and brightest star in the evening sky, and Mercury fleeting across the solar disk. They are half of our solar system's terrestrial planets yet we know so little. As we begin to take a closer look at our companions they are posing more questions than answers.

  • 23:30

    New Frontier (New Frontier)

    New Frontier (New Frontier)

    New Frontier

    It has fired our imaginations for millennia, Mars, the God of War and the source of Man's science fictional demise. We know the dry barren planet was once flowing with vast reservoirs of water, the sky thick and filled with clouds and the tantalizing possibility of life. It is the only other place in our solar system than Man might one day call home.

  • 00:00

    Spitsbergen - Icy Island (Spitsbergen - Icy Island)

    Spitsbergen - Icy Island (Spitsbergen - Icy Island)

    Spitsbergen - Icy Island

    360° GEO - Report attended German supplier Rupert Krapp, on his tours through the rough landscape and picturesque fjords of Spitsbergen.The Arctic autumn is short. As early as the end of September the inhabitants of Spitsbergen prepare themselves for the long dark winter. Those who can leave the island. But a small group of people stays, mostly comprised of students, scientists and logisticians: among them is Rupert Krapp.Since late 1999, he has been living in Longyearbyen, the largest settlement on the main island. From here, he delivers goods to all those requiring supplies at their solitary stations and on their scientific research vessels.

  • 05:25

    Out Of Town Adventures (Out Of Town Adventures)

    Out Of Town Adventures (Out Of Town Adventures)

    Out Of Town Adventures

    Outta Town Adventures travels both near and far to discover the best advenures the destinations have to offer. This TV series is dedicated to presenting history, culture and geography in a fun and pisitive way. It encourages people to explore this beautiful world - something that starts with simply getting out of town!

  • 05:55

    Out Of Town Adventures (Out Of Town Adventures)

    Out Of Town Adventures (Out Of Town Adventures)

    Out Of Town Adventures

    Outta Town Adventures travels both near and far to discover the best advenures the destinations have to offer. This TV series is dedicated to presenting history, culture and geography in a fun and pisitive way. It encourages people to explore this beautiful world - something that starts with simply getting out of town!