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Sep 23, 2023

Saving the Gorillas: Ellen's Next Adventure

Follow comedian Ellen DeGeneres as she fulfills her dream of protecting Fossey’s legacy by building the The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda.


Oct 8, 2022

January 6th

Rage. Anger. Shock. Fear. As the nation watched in disbelief, throngs of rioters descended on the capitol, and the people on the ground, mired in chaos, suddenly found their lives in jeopardy. From Nancy Pelosi, to Liz Cheney, to Steven Sund, D.C. Police Chief, more than 50 senators, representatives, staffers and police officers share their firsthand experience, in a minute-by-minute account of the infamous January 6th insurrection.


Sep 22, 2022

Batali: The Fall of a Superstar Chef

This astonishing glimpse into the restaurant world examines sexual harassment concealed within the industry, causing many employees to suffer in silence or leave their jobs rather than confront a celebrity chef or powerful owner who can ruin their career.


Jan 3, 2022

The Day The Earth Nearly Died

250 million years ago, life on this planet flourished. The can the mysterious Permean mass extinction and the disappearance of 95% of all species.


Jul 12, 2021

Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek

Josh Gates links up with his childhood hero, William Shatner, to boldly go where Shark Week has never gone before. The mission: enter shark-infested waters to understand the nature of fear and come face to face with an apex predator. This is Shark Trek.


Mar 31, 2021

The Architects of Ancient Arabia

Unearthing the previously unknown aspects of the ancient history of Saudi Arabia, experts uncover traces of a society from more than 7,000 years ago. Archeologists unearth evidence for an ancient ritual, completely unexpected and extraordinary as they continue to piece together Al Ula's rich history in time to welcome guests from around the world, as specialist teams seek to decipher the activities associated with ancient stone structures, with their findings aiding to deepen the historical legacy of the country, and of ancient Arabia. Using multiple modern technologies to record tens of thousands of sites, they choose some to explore in greater detail, to begin piecing together a new chapter in the story of human civilisation.


Jul 24, 2018

Apr 26, 2016

Life After: Chernobyl

Thirty years after the worst nuclear catastrophe in history, which sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere, biologist Rob Nelson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota are the first scientists to be granted unlimited access to the Chernobyl exclusion/danger zone to investigate how the environment and the wildlife have been affected after three decades of radiation exposure.


Aug 4, 2015


A BBC Earth documentary inside the world of the most venomous creatures on Earth, with stories from survivors of deadly venom attacks from animals coupled with 3D graphic technology that showcases the effects of venom on the human body.


Jun 1, 2015

Legends of the Deep: Deep Sea Sharks

Groundbreaking documentary which follows a Japanese-led team of scientists as they attempt to shed light on the mysterious world of deep sea sharks. Only 50 specimens of the newly discovered 'megamouth' have ever been sighted. Over four years, scientists and film crews voyaged in midget submarines into the depths of Suruga Bay and Sagami Bay to film them. Prehistoric 'living fossil' sharks such as bluntnose sixgill sharks, goblin sharks and frilled sharks also lurk in the depths. As part of the investigation, a sperm whale carcass was placed at the bottom of the sea to attract these sharks, which were then studied and observed from the submersible vessels. Revealing in detail the previously unknown behaviour of deep sea sharks, the film unravels another of the intriguing mysteries of our planet's biodiversity.


Feb 1, 2015

One Day in Auschwitz

Auschwitz-Birkenau was designed to kill. Four gas chambers murdered thousands at a time, belching out smoke and human ashes. Starvation, thirst, disease, and hard labor reduced the average lifespan to less than three months. More than 1-million people perished in the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Seventy years after her liberation, Kitty Hart-Moxon makes a final return to Auschwitz-Birkenau to walk among the crumbling memorial with students Natalia and Lydia, who, at 16, are the same age now as she was then. As Kitty tells them her story of daily existence, themes begin to emerge: the ever-present threat of death, resilience, friendship, human strength, resisting the Nazis' constant lethal intent, and living like an animal while still remaining human. Natalia and Lydia ask questions; Kitty provides answers, passing her legacy to the next generation.


Sep 27, 2014

Diving With The Dinosaur Fish

The hunt for a mythic animal once thought to have been extinct for 65 million years: the coelacanth. It can be found 120 metres beneath the ocean off the wild coast of South Africa. French scientists and South African scientists teamed up with experienced Trimix divers, including Peter Timm, who discovered the coelacanths in Sodwana Bay in 2000 and award-winning underwater photographer Mr Laurent Ballesta and his advanced technical dive team to bring you this eye-opening documentary. Click on the play button above to watch a preview.


Jun 1, 2014

Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives

In 1959, the mutilated bodies of nine hikers were found in the Ural Mountains. Fifty years on, speculation surrounding the story endures.


Jan 14, 2014

Wild Brazil

Go up-river and deep into the jungle far from Brazil's cities and stadiums, where families of giant otters, tufted capuchin monkeys and mischievous coati (South American raccoon cousins) rally their wits to survive in a breathtakingly beautiful yet dangerous land.


Nov 21, 2013

JFK: The Lost Tapes


Apr 21, 2013

All the President's Men Revisited

The Watergate case was the original game changer of America politics. How has Watergate changed the Presidency? What effect has the scandal had on our political leaders? And has hope and optimism forever been replaced in our national dialogue by doubt and cynicism? In 1973, Watergate's most pivotal year, reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein doggedly investigated the scandal exposing the long, twisted trail of cover-ups and lies.


Feb 10, 2013

Legends of the Deep: The Giant Squid

The giant squid is a creature of legend and myth which, even in the 21st century, has never been seen alive. But now, an international team of scientists thinks it has finally found its lair, 1,000 metres down, off the coast of Japan. This is the culmination of decades of research. The team deploys underwater robots and state-of-the-art submersible vessels for a world first - to find and film the impossible.


Dec 18, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse

Discovery Channel introduces its viewers a group of ordinary people as they gear up for a zombie takeover and explores the science behind this end-of-the-world scenario in Zombie Apocalypse.


Dec 9, 2012

Dan Snow attempts to use the latest satellite technology to reveal the secrets of the Roman Empire, identifying lost cities, amphitheatres and forts.


Aug 7, 2011

The special examines the motives behind and analysis of the shocking attacks that took place Friday in Oslo and on the nearby island of Utoya. Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian, is accused of perpetrating the twin attacks, in which 76 people died.