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The Andes: The Dragon’s Back
The Andes is one of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges with one of the richest environments on Earth and a diverse and unique mix of plants and animals existing nowhere else in the world. Andes: The Dragon's Back so named because of the spines along its ridge travels through this range of mountains stretching from Cape Horn to the Equator, uncovering the largest ice field outside the poles, the Torres del Paine mountain region and the Atacama desert. The Andes is a perfect example of animals adapting...
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Sharkwater
Filmed in high definition video, Sharkwater explores the densest shark populations in the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption of the shark-hunting industry in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Filmmaker Rob Stewart travels with Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship as they confront shark poachers in Guatemala and Costa Rica. Among the group’s experiences are boat chases with poachers and police, boat ramming, hidden camera...
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Life Inside The Colony
Ant colonies are one of the wonders of nature - complex, organised and mysterious. This programme reveals the secret, underground world of the ant colony in a way that's never been seen before. At its heart is a massive, full-scale ant nest, specially-designed and built to allow cameras to see its inner workings. The nest is a new home for a million-strong colony of leafcutter ants from Trinidad. For a month, entomologist Dr George McGavin and leafcutter expert Professor Adam Hart capture every aspect of the...
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What’s Killing Our Bees
Bill Turnbull investigates one of the biggest mysteries in the British countryside: what is killing our bees. It is a question that generates huge controversy. Changes in the weather, pesticides and even a deadly virus have all all been blamed. It is a question that Bill is all too familiar with as a beekeeper himself. He meets the scientists who are fitting minute radar transponders on to bees to try to find...
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Life of Oceans
It covers 70% of the Earth's surface and holds the very key to a life within its silent shadowy depths.  Prepare to dive the depths of our ocean to experience its awesome beauty and extraordinary power in our stunning new four-part series Life of Oceans.  Each breathtaking episode brings to life a vast, interconnected ecosystem: from the diversity and significance of microscopic plankton, to the sleek power of top aquatic...
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Nature’s Weirdest Events
Nature's Weirdest Events Chris Packham presents this documentary investigating unusual natural events, with the help of eyewitness accounts, scientists and footage of the occurrences. The phenomena he explores include a storm that turned Sydney crimson, moths that cocooned a car in Holland, a case of exploding toads and disturbing plagues of mice and locusts. In the first program of this two-part series, Chris Packham takes us around the world to the scene of some of the weirdest natural events on the planet....
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Super Smart Animals
For centuries, the idea of intelligent animals struck most people as ridiculous. But not any more – the latest science reveals that animals are a lot smarter than we thought. Liz Bonnin embarks on a worldwide search for the planet’s most intelligent animals. Liz meets grey whales with emotions much like our own, unravels how the Caribbean’s cleverest monkeys outwit their human neighbours, and even has a conversation with the world’s cleverest chimp – with some surprising consequences. Explore how...
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What Plants Talk About
This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants", revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of...
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Alone in the Wilderness
Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, and cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. Dick Proenneke returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30 years. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later turned the film into a video so we can all watch this amazing man build his cabin by...