Nature

Attenborough and the Empire of the Ants

David Attenborough takes us to the Jura Mountains, located on the French, Swiss border. At the time of filming the mountains were in the grip of winter, the ground has been frozen solid for months. Here Attenborough is searching for the secrets which lie behind a hidden giant. Evidence of it's existance can be seen in the form of strange mounds which are popping out of the ground, it is a sign

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The Mariana Trench: Earth’s Deepest Place

Earth a 4.5 billion year old planet which is still very much evolving and as continents shift and clash due to tectonic plate movement volcanos erupt and glaciers grow and recede, the Earths crust is carved in numerous and fascinating ways, leaving a trail of geological mysteries behind. In this film we explore the Mariana Trench, it is the deepest place on Earth, its sheer walls cut 7 miles in

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The Curse Of The Methuselah Tree

In California, on top of a desolate mountain stands a tree, it is no ordinary tree, it is in fact the world's oldest living organism. A twisted bristlecone pine tree which goes by the name Methuselah, a name given to it by the scientist who discovered it. It is now over 4,000 years old and to put this number into perspective it was just a seedling when the Egyptian pyramids were being built and

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Cheetahs: Growing up fast

There are few sights in nature as dramatic as a big cat battling its pray but cheetahs aren't born ready to hunt, it is a skill which their mothers teach them over many challenging months. What does it take in order to turn tiny cubs into fully formed predators? In an effort to find out, one film maker called Kim Wolhuter forged an extraordinary bond with a wild cheetah family and over a year and

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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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