Nature

Australia: First 4 Billion Years

Out of all of the seven continents on Earth, none reveal our planets spectacular story through time quite as well as Australia does. In this four part documentary series we are taken on an incredible time traveling adventure, starting out at our planets birth we move forward in time stopping off at key moments or events which helped bring rise to humanity as we know it. Host and scientist Richa

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Lifes Rocky Start

Lifes Rocky Start

When our planet Earth was first forming some 4 and half billion years ago it would have appeared quite different, more of a hellish place plagued by meteorite impacts, volcanic eruptions, lightning and a torrid atmosphere. So how was it that life managed to emerge from this chaos? this is a question which has puzzled many scientists for decades and now in this film we join mineralogist Robert H

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The Secret Underworld

The Secret Underworld

In 1986 a group of Romanian scientists working near the Black Sea stumbled upon one of the most amazing discoveries of this century, one that would revolutionise our understanding of what life itself is and where it came from. Geologist and cave explorer Cristian Lascu was inspecting a series of six test wells near a site where the government had planned to construct a nuclear power plant, the

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Snowball Earth

There is a theory that was once considered to be quite controversial, so much so that scientists labeled it absurd. It claimed that for millions of years the our planet Earth was covered entirely by ice, every inch smothered by nearly a one kilometre thick sheet. The temperatures would have been -40ºC all over, even in the tropic regions located along the equator. If this was indeed the case then

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Superbat

Superbat

This is a story set in the dar recesses of science and the star of this tale is a creature of the night, an animal with skills that have defied explanation and inspired tales of horror. Its reputation has been blackened by rumours of evil and villainous pursuits but for centuries brave scientists have sought to conquer this mysterious creature convinced that it holds secrets that could change our

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Battleship Antarctica

Every year a fleet of Japanese ships travel to the freezing waters of the Antarctic and here they hunt and kill nearly 1000 minke whales which end up being sold as meat in the markets of Japan but for the last 30 years the whale hunters themselves have been hunted and harassed by the environmental group Greenpeace. Having seen footage of previous campaigns filmmaker Morgan Matthews was astonish

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Witness: Tornado Swarm 2011

In April of 2011 the United States experienced a month of extraordinary violent tornado's, it was the deadliest recorded in modern times. Stretching from Oklahoma to North Carolina over 600 tornados were witnessed and the result of these caused a tremendous amount of damage and loss of life. Over the course of two days (April 26 - 27) there were more than a hundred separate twisters, these twis

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Wild Kalahari

Wild Kalahari

The Kalahari Desert is located in Southern Africa and covers much of Batswana, parts of Namibia and South Africa. It is roughly 900,000 kilometres squared and is considered to be more of a semi-desert as it is scattered with massive tracts of excellent grazing grounds which allow for it to support far more animals and plants than other deserts do, such as the Namib Desert located to the west. T

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Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man

Originally released in 2005 by German documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog, Grizzly Man is a film that chronicles the life and death of grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell. In 2003 Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard, went camping in Katmai National Park, typically Treadwell would leave the park towards the end of the summer but this year he decided to stay into early October. It is dur

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