Chanee's wife and five-year-old son join him on a tricky mission to help a slow loris. These big-eyed primates may look cute, but they produce a toxin through the glands on the inside of their elbows, which they then rub into their teeth for added self-defence.
To be Australian is to have a unique attachment to the eucalypt or 'gum' tree. Discover it through two people fascinated by the eucalypt, writer Ashley Hay and botanist Dean Nicolle.
This six part series follows the adventures of a gibbon expert battling to save Borneo's threatened wildlife and using a very special radio station to do it.
Italy is a place of spectacular contrasts: a land stretching from the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the sun-baked semi-desert of Sicily. It's a nation with a 2000-year history that only became united in its present form a century ago. A country torn between its ancient Catholic traditions and the breathtaking pace of change that marks the 21st century. This documentary special takes the viewer on a journey through the heart of Italy.
A study of Western Australia's marine environment - The Leeuwin Current, a narrow band of tropical water with a long and fascinating history.
Brazil is an exhilarating country of contradictions and possibilities. We showcase one of the most ethnically diverse nations on earth and explore the stories of its people. From a government worker who dreams of performing the samba at Carnival, to a river trader whose livelihood depends on the Amazon. We meet some of the individuals who personify the energy and intensity of this tropical South American paradise.
While travelling from Felixstowe to Margate, Neil Oliver explores the story of the munitions ship Richard Montgomery, which sunk in the shallow waters of the Thames estuary and could explode with a terrifying force that would devastate the coast. Alice Roberts savours the sea salt at Maldon, and Miranda Krestovnikoff goes in search of the Thornback ray, an exotic species that feeds on the seabed close to the capital.
What does it take to spark a change in national attitudes? High profile entrepreneur Dick Smith is on a crusade to influence one of the biggest public policy issues facing the country - unplanned population growth.
British comedians Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O'Briain and Rory McGrath take on the second part of their journey across Ireland via canal and river, taking in the sights on their way to the famous Limerick Poetry Festival. In this second episode the trio start by sailing down the Shannon in the best weather Ireland has had in years, stopping off along the way to visit a friend of Dara's who also lives in Ireland's most haunted castle.
For the first time on Australian television, the full story of two young adventurers' epic kayak voyage across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand. Justin Jones and James Castrission paddled for more than two months, battling huge seas, gale force winds, giant whirlpools, hunger, circling sharks and each other, wondering if they would ever see land again.
Tonight, Neil Oliver and the team visit the Outer Hebrides. This rugged remote coast is a wonderland of stacks, secret inlets and wind swept secluded beaches. The dramatic coastline is rich with culture and traditions which are deeply rooted across the 120 islands that make up the Outer Hebrides.
Using the potato, the issues regarding monoculture and GM foods are discussed
While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. The Botany of Desire explores the history and physiology of this lowly weed that has made itself so desirable that nearly 15 million Americans risk arrest each month by smoking it.
What do you get if you put an Englishman, an Irishman, and a Welshman on a boat bound for Dublin? British comedians Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O'Briain and Rory McGrath are back together and this time the trio are making their way across Ireland via canal and river, taking in the sights on their way to the famous Limerick Poetry Festival.
Neil Oliver and the team take a journey around the coast of the British Isles. While Neil explores the ancient coastal home of the Venerable Bede, the genius monk who 1,300 years ago wrote the first history of England, engineer Dick Strawbridge investigates the construction of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, and its odd connection with the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Alice Roberts reveals the dark secrets of Whitby Jet, and how in 1967 the summer of free love was also the summer of free gas.
The sea is a cruel mistress, especially during terrifying storms. Ships, and even oil rigs aren't immune - as the sinking of the Ocean Ranger rig in 1982 demonstrates.
Flowers. Trees. Plants. We've always thought that we controlled them. But what if, in fact, they have been shaping us? Based on Michael Pollan's best-selling book, The Botany Of Desire takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world - seen from the plants' point of view.
The destructive power of a landslide is overwhelming. Nothing can withstand the force of such an awesome torrent; whole towns and villages are destroyed and people die, sometimes in their thousands.
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