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Australia's Inferno
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Australia's Inferno

Episode 1  |  National Geographic  |  December 12, 2015
Using first-hand accounts from fire fighters and survivors, this compelling series delves into the devastating fury of Australian bushfires and the technology that is helping ...

Using first-hand accounts from fire fighters and survivors, this compelling series delves into the devastating fury of Australian bushfires and the technology that is helping to predict, prevent and fight these natural disasters.

Surviving Disasters
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Surviving Disasters: Floods

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  Discovery Science  |  June 26, 2016
Floods are one of the biggest natural killers. This program relives recent flood disasters and covers every aspect of how to survive them.

Floods are one of the biggest natural killers. This program relives recent flood disasters and covers every aspect of how to survive them.

Storm City
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Storm City: Flood

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  October 21, 2013
Swallowing entire regions and crippling the bravest adventurers with fear, floods are put to the test. From the shock and awe of flash floods, to the fearsome power of storm ...

Swallowing entire regions and crippling the bravest adventurers with fear, floods are put to the test. From the shock and awe of flash floods, to the fearsome power of storm surges, as well as the vast destruction of tsunamis.

Australia: Life On The Edge
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Australia: Life On The Edge: Sydney Harbour

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  National Geographic  |  August 18, 2013
Sydney Harbour has undergone a remarkable journey, moving from the quiet home for a tiny indigenous population to a prison camp for convicts and now a powerful financial capital.

Sydney Harbour has undergone a remarkable journey, moving from the quiet home for a tiny indigenous population to a prison camp for convicts and now a powerful financial capital.

Climate Wars
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Climate Wars: Present - Fight Back

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The Weather Channel  |  March 20, 2010
This episode investigates the global warming 'backlash' - the intense debate about the reality of man-made global warming that raged during the 1990s and into this century.

This episode investigates the global warming 'backlash' - the intense debate about the reality of man-made global warming that raged during the 1990s and into this century.

Afterburn
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Afterburn

National Geographic  |  July 11, 2016
It was the most lethal firestorm in Australia's history and its devastation is still being felt. This is the story of three families in a small Victorian community as they try ...

It was the most lethal firestorm in Australia's history and its devastation is still being felt. This is the story of three families in a small Victorian community as they try to recover from Black Friday.

Disaster Planet
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Disaster Planet

National Geographic  |  August 28, 2016
Is it possible to control nature? Disaster Planet looks at how and why natural disasters occur and asks if it is possible to prevent them from happening in the future.

Is it possible to control nature? Disaster Planet looks at how and why natural disasters occur and asks if it is possible to prevent them from happening in the future.

Forces of Nature With Brian Cox
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Forces of Nature With Brian Cox

ABC  |  August 2, 2016
Professor Brian Cox travels to Northern Spain, Nepal and the coast of Canada to uncover how the stunning diversity of shapes in our natural world are shadows of the rules that ...

Professor Brian Cox travels to Northern Spain, Nepal and the coast of Canada to uncover how the stunning diversity of shapes in our natural world are shadows of the rules that govern the Universe.

Earthflight
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Earthflight: The Making Of

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  GEM  |  November 26, 2013
To fly like a bird, Earthflight not only captured remarkable images of wild flocks but also relied on some extraordinary relationships between people and birds. Filmed over ...

To fly like a bird, Earthflight not only captured remarkable images of wild flocks but also relied on some extraordinary relationships between people and birds. Filmed over four years, in six continents and more than 40 countries, the Earthflight team used many extraordinary techniques.

Australia's Great Flood
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Australia's Great Flood

National Geographic  |  April 8, 2012
In early 2011, a freak inland tsunami smashed through Queensland bringing widespread destruction. This is the story of Australia's greatest flood, caught on camera by those ...

In early 2011, a freak inland tsunami smashed through Queensland bringing widespread destruction. This is the story of Australia's greatest flood, caught on camera by those who lived through it.

Hidden Kingdoms
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Hidden Kingdoms: Under Open Skies

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 26, 2017
In Africa's savannah, a baby elephant learns how speed is the secret to survival on earth. And in America, a young grasshopper mouse confronts the Wild West's deadliest creatures.

In Africa's savannah, a baby elephant learns how speed is the secret to survival on earth. And in America, a young grasshopper mouse confronts the Wild West's deadliest creatures.

What On Earth?
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What On Earth?

Season 3  |  Episode 5  |  Discovery Science  |  July 3, 2017
US Military Intelligence satellites detect a disturbing development at Iran's notorious Parchin experimental weaponry site. Is the rogue nation building weapons of mass ...

US Military Intelligence satellites detect a disturbing development at Iran's notorious Parchin experimental weaponry site. Is the rogue nation building weapons of mass destruction?

Earthflight
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Earthflight: Australia and Asia

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  BBC Knowledge  |  August 26, 2016
Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will ...

Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will be revealed in a whole new light as the journeys of snow geese, cranes, falcons, albatross, eagles and other birds are documented using new, cutting-edge filming techniques and state-of-the-art spycams.

Storm City
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Storm City: Snow and Ice

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  October 7, 2013
This new series takes weather storms to a spectacular new level. Using state of the art technology and science, we witness the blow-by-blow damage of orchestrated natural ...

This new series takes weather storms to a spectacular new level. Using state of the art technology and science, we witness the blow-by-blow damage of orchestrated natural disasters. This first episode looks at how avalanches can engulf entire towns and cripple major cities.

Earthflight
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Earthflight: Europe

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  GEM  |  November 5, 2013
Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will ...

Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will be revealed in a whole new light as the journeys of snow geese, cranes, falcons, albatross, eagles and other birds are documented using new, cutting edge filming techniques and state of the art spycams.

Return Of The Bible Plagues
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Return Of The Bible Plagues: Mosquitoes

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  December 23, 2009
In the Bible, God is said to have sent swarms of flies upon the Egyptians. Nowadays swarms of mosquitoes still descend upon us. The females inject the malaria parasite, ...

In the Bible, God is said to have sent swarms of flies upon the Egyptians. Nowadays swarms of mosquitoes still descend upon us. The females inject the malaria parasite, plasmodium, which reproduces rapidly in the blood. Recurring bouts of fever weaken the victims until they die. The danger of dying of malaria is particularly high in eastern Africa. At the Kenya Research Institute scientists are trying to establish what it is exactly that attracts mosquitoes.

Climate Wars
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Climate Wars: Past - The Battle Begins

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The Weather Channel  |  March 14, 2010
In the 70s, the world seemed to be falling apart. From acid rain to overpopulation and resource depletion, ecological concerns were big news. And it was at this time that ...

In the 70s, the world seemed to be falling apart. From acid rain to overpopulation and resource depletion, ecological concerns were big news. And it was at this time that climate change first became a hot political issue.

Weather Gone Viral
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Weather Gone Viral

Episode 5  |  Discovery Science  |  August 9, 2017
From a massive haboob that turns day into night to a freak hail storm that turns an Arizona pool into a torrent of waves, the most extreme weather, caught on camera.

From a massive haboob that turns day into night to a freak hail storm that turns an Arizona pool into a torrent of waves, the most extreme weather, caught on camera.

Weather Gone Viral
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Weather Gone Viral

Episode 3  |  Discovery Science  |  July 27, 2017
Rain can put a damper on any trip, but this wild weather will turn these getaways into Vacations from Hell.

Rain can put a damper on any trip, but this wild weather will turn these getaways into Vacations from Hell.

Earthflight
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Earthflight: North America

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  GEM  |  October 22, 2013
Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will ...

Witness some of the world's greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds in this natural history series. Amazing sights from five continents will be revealed in a whole new light as the journeys of snow geese, cranes, falcons, albatross, eagles and other birds are documented using new, cutting-edge filming techniques and state-of-the-art spycams.

I Bought My Own Rainforest
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I Bought My Own Rainforest

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  October 22, 2014
Six months on and Charlie's grand scheme lies in ruins. His rainforest turned out to be little more than scrub and a squatter called Elias occupies his land. Having planted ...

Six months on and Charlie's grand scheme lies in ruins. His rainforest turned out to be little more than scrub and a squatter called Elias occupies his land. Having planted some of the land with a crop of manioc, Elias keeps delaying his departure, something Charlie suspects is little more than a cover for illegal logging. With morale at rock bottom, Charlie's wife, Phillipa is flying out from England to raise his spirits and to also see how he's spent their money.

What's The Catch with Matthew Evans
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What's The Catch with Matthew Evans: Tuna, Salmon and Aquaculture

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  November 13, 2014
Matthew has been pressing for a change in the laws on seafood labelling so Australians can know what species they are eating and where it is from. But with wild fish stocks at ...

Matthew has been pressing for a change in the laws on seafood labelling so Australians can know what species they are eating and where it is from. But with wild fish stocks at their limit, methods of providing sustainable seafood to a growing population need to be sourced. Fish farming or aquaculture could be the answer, and this episode poses the question of what are the right species to farm.

Search For The Ocean's Super Predator
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Search For The Ocean's Super Predator

ABC  |  November 3, 2013
In the hidden depths of Australia's wild Southern Ocean a great white shark, 3m long and packed with nearly a tonne of muscle, is savagely attacked 100m below the sea's ...

In the hidden depths of Australia's wild Southern Ocean a great white shark, 3m long and packed with nearly a tonne of muscle, is savagely attacked 100m below the sea's surface by a far larger and faster mystery predator. An electronic tracking device attached to the great white records a high-speed underwater chase nearly 600m deep before the shark and its tag are savagely devoured. Two weeks later, after being carried in the belly of the unknown killer, the still functioning tag is excreted and washed ashore, withholding clues that could reveal the identity of the shark's super predator.

Operation Maneater
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Operation Maneater: Crocodile

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  June 15, 2015
Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. ...

Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on earth.

Discovery Project Earth: Fixing Carbon
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Discovery Project Earth: Fixing Carbon

Discovery Channel  |  July 18, 2010
A machine or filtering system which extracts carbon dioxide from the air and stores it underground could be the holy grail of climate science. Although the idea was first ...

A machine or filtering system which extracts carbon dioxide from the air and stores it underground could be the holy grail of climate science. Although the idea was first proposed in 1999, scientists have so far failed to demonstrate a scrubber technology that's economic, energy-efficient and that won't cost the Earth. Until now.

Xploration Earth 2050
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Xploration Earth 2050: The Oceans

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  BBC Knowledge  |  January 28, 2017
Is space truly the final frontier? Is there a place even closer that we know less about? The oceans of the Earth are vast and deep and what lies beneath the surface remains ...

Is space truly the final frontier? Is there a place even closer that we know less about? The oceans of the Earth are vast and deep and what lies beneath the surface remains largely unchartered territory.

The Wild Ones
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The Wild Ones: Cane Toads: The Conquest

ABC  |  January 31, 2012
The South American cane toad's unstoppable journey across the Australian continent has long been the focus of great controversy and bizarre fascination. The cane toad was ...

The South American cane toad's unstoppable journey across the Australian continent has long been the focus of great controversy and bizarre fascination. The cane toad was introduced to Australia in 1935 in an attempt to control the greyback cane beetle. Unfortunately, the toads were disinclined to eat the beetles. Instead, they set about doing what cane toads do best - multiplying, migrating and thriving. 75 years later, in a country equipped with unprecedented scientific capabilities and unabated public will to battle the invasion, it seems nothing will stop the march of the toad.

Xploration Earth 2050
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Xploration Earth 2050: Future Of Water

Season 1  |  Episode 25  |  BBC Knowledge  |  March 11, 2017
Water - it's the key to life, and not as readily available as it used to be. In drought stricken California, brown is the new green. Scientists have invented a weird way to ...

Water - it's the key to life, and not as readily available as it used to be. In drought stricken California, brown is the new green. Scientists have invented a weird way to save water.

Xploration Earth 2050
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Xploration Earth 2050: Future Of Homes

Season 1  |  Episode 14  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 28, 2017
Billions are flocking to cities, needing a place to live. Futuristic apartments are being built on assembly lines and the furniture of the future plays hide and seek.

Billions are flocking to cities, needing a place to live. Futuristic apartments are being built on assembly lines and the furniture of the future plays hide and seek.

Planet Earth II
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Planet Earth II

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  Nine  |  February 15, 2017
Remote islands offer sanctuary for some of the planet's strangest and rarest creatures. But island life always comes at a cost. On the Galapagos Islands, young marine iguana ...

Remote islands offer sanctuary for some of the planet's strangest and rarest creatures. But island life always comes at a cost. On the Galapagos Islands, young marine iguana must escape an onslaught of snakes the moment they hatch from the sand.

Eye On China
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Eye On China: Love In The City Of Eternal Spring

Episode 2  |  Discovery Channel  |  August 26, 2017
Love is in the air in Kunming. In a city that carries the lightness of spring all year round, everyone is in the mood for love.

Love is in the air in Kunming. In a city that carries the lightness of spring all year round, everyone is in the mood for love.

Weather Gone Viral
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Weather Gone Viral

Episode 2  |  Discovery Science  |  July 22, 2017
A father and daughter are home when an EF4 tornado is headed straight for them. Four friends are hiking in a canyon when a flash flood overtakes them.

A father and daughter are home when an EF4 tornado is headed straight for them. Four friends are hiking in a canyon when a flash flood overtakes them.

What's The Catch with Matthew Evans
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What's The Catch with Matthew Evans: Sharks

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 6, 2014
Not everyone knows that when we order flake and chips, we are actually eating shark. The problem is no one knows what species it is, so we could be eating an endangered ...

Not everyone knows that when we order flake and chips, we are actually eating shark. The problem is no one knows what species it is, so we could be eating an endangered species on a Friday night without knowing it. Matthew decides that until we get better seafood labelling we should swap out flake for other more sustainable alternatives.

Earthflight
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Earthflight: Africa

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  February 21, 2014
Take a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experience some of the world's greatest natural spectacles from a bird's-eye view. In this episode, ...

Take a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experience some of the world's greatest natural spectacles from a bird's-eye view. In this episode, fly over Africa on the back of a vulture and see the most animal-packed continent with fresh eyes.

Storm City
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Storm City: Wind

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  October 14, 2013
Tornadoes and hurricanes may hit closer to home as opposed to other natural disasters in recent years, as the U.S. Midwest has been ravaged by twisters while the Gulf Coast ...

Tornadoes and hurricanes may hit closer to home as opposed to other natural disasters in recent years, as the U.S. Midwest has been ravaged by twisters while the Gulf Coast has experienced the most destructive and costly hurricanes in U.S. history. To test the effect of wind on humans, host Ben Fogle visits a specialised climate chamber to recreate the effect of wind at up to 120 mph.

Going Bush
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Going Bush: Arnhem Land

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  January 29, 2010
The fourth episode of Going Bush is the powerful climax of Catherine and Deborah's four thousand kilometre life-changing journey across the top of Australia. Crossing into ...

The fourth episode of Going Bush is the powerful climax of Catherine and Deborah's four thousand kilometre life-changing journey across the top of Australia. Crossing into Arnhem Land, the biggest Aboriginal reserve in the country, the girls hit the high notes with indigenous rock band Narbelek, discover an isolated community weaving its way to economic success, and sweat out the dust and grime of weeks on the road in the ultimate bush sauna.

Xploration Earth 2050
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Xploration Earth 2050: 3d Printing

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  BBC Knowledge  |  January 21, 2017
3D printing is/will forever change how we make things. Manufacturing worldwide is getting a makeover, affecting industries from healthcare to education. It's in homes, ...

3D printing is/will forever change how we make things. Manufacturing worldwide is getting a makeover, affecting industries from healthcare to education. It's in homes, kitchens, and it's even in space.

Years of Living Dangerously
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Years of Living Dangerously: The Uprooted

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  National Geographic  |  July 24, 2017
Actor Don Cheadle and Nobel Prize winning author Tom Friedman investigate how climate change and extreme weather are altering lives across the globe from Africa to California.

Actor Don Cheadle and Nobel Prize winning author Tom Friedman investigate how climate change and extreme weather are altering lives across the globe from Africa to California.

I Bought My Own Rainforest
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I Bought My Own Rainforest

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  October 29, 2014
Nine Months on and the project has hit rock-bottom. Unable to secure his land because of a squatter called Elias, Charlie had planned to evict him. But having now met his ...

Nine Months on and the project has hit rock-bottom. Unable to secure his land because of a squatter called Elias, Charlie had planned to evict him. But having now met his family and his disabled daughter, Heidi, Charlie is fast learning that any solution must also include this poor peasant family.

Return Of The Bible Plagues
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Return Of The Bible Plagues: Deadly Waters

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  December 16, 2009
The bible called them plagues, but we call them natural disasters. They are actually one of the same. And the biblical plagues are coming back. The first episode examines the ...

The bible called them plagues, but we call them natural disasters. They are actually one of the same. And the biblical plagues are coming back. The first episode examines the first biblical plague of Egypt, the Nile waters turning into blood, and how the plague has returned in the form of toxic algal blooms. Each episode of this series analyses the individual biblical plague from a historical and theological perspective, and explains the connection to modern natural events.

Xploration Earth 2050
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Xploration Earth 2050: Future Of Robot Makers And Innovators

Season 1  |  Episode 27  |  BBC Knowledge  |  March 25, 2017
Robots are clearly part of our present, but what will become of them in the future? Will they help us? Or replace us? Will they be loyal to us and teach them values?

Robots are clearly part of our present, but what will become of them in the future? Will they help us? Or replace us? Will they be loyal to us and teach them values?

Weather Gone Viral
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Weather Gone Viral

Episode 4  |  Discovery Science  |  August 2, 2017
Great reporters always go the extra mile to get their story. But what happens when your beat is the craziest weather on earth?

Great reporters always go the extra mile to get their story. But what happens when your beat is the craziest weather on earth?

Xploration Earth 2050
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Xploration Earth 2050: Future Of Robots

Season 1  |  Episode 26  |  BBC Knowledge  |  March 18, 2017
Robot technology is moving so fast, its hard to determine where it's going. From robot co-workers, robot companions, and robotic teachers for kids, we explore the robot revolution.

Robot technology is moving so fast, its hard to determine where it's going. From robot co-workers, robot companions, and robotic teachers for kids, we explore the robot revolution.

Eye On China
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Eye On China: Beijing Cheerleaders

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  Discovery Channel  |  September 9, 2017
This program creates a unique opportunity for five creatives in the local filmmaking community to bring ideas they have been dreaming about to life.

This program creates a unique opportunity for five creatives in the local filmmaking community to bring ideas they have been dreaming about to life.

The Blue Planet
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The Blue Planet: Tidal Seas

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  Ten  |  April 27, 2013
Tides govern marine life. Tidal marshes are some of the most productive parts of the world. Numerous plants support numerous animals, yet life is not easy; predators are ...

Tides govern marine life. Tidal marshes are some of the most productive parts of the world. Numerous plants support numerous animals, yet life is not easy; predators are attracted to these enormous quantities of food, forcing animals to seek constant protection from attack. Relief comes with the crashing waves, as the tides flow once more. Between the tides, when the sands become depleted of food and air, the worms, clams and shrimps just endure the expected pause.

What's The Catch with Matthew Evans
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What's The Catch with Matthew Evans

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  October 30, 2014
This provocative new documentary series, led by Matthew Evans, highlights the complex and sometimes shocking truth about Australia's seafood. It also launches a campaign ...

This provocative new documentary series, led by Matthew Evans, highlights the complex and sometimes shocking truth about Australia's seafood. It also launches a campaign around seafood labelling that will enable all Australians to make better choices when it comes to buying and consuming seafood.

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

SBS2  |  June 2, 2016
Thousands of miles away from civilisation, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. Yet it's ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning ...

Thousands of miles away from civilisation, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. Yet it's ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. This indie documentary follows journalist/film maker Angela Sun as she travels to uncover this mysterious phenomenon, meeting scientists, researchers, influencers and volunteers who shed lights on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption.

Going Bush
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Going Bush

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 12, 2010
In tonight's episode Cathy and Luke hunt down sand frogs that drink their own urine and start a fire with nothing but a bit of old wood and some combustible roo poo. Luke puts ...

In tonight's episode Cathy and Luke hunt down sand frogs that drink their own urine and start a fire with nothing but a bit of old wood and some combustible roo poo. Luke puts his new-found confidence to the test on the dance floor and Cathy tries some tongue-twisting rap with the kidz in the hood in Tennant Creek.

The Truth About Climate Change
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The Truth About Climate Change

SBS2  |  January 5, 2011
Can we really believe all the claims about climate change? In the wake of the final report into so-called 'Climategate' and the vicious row about the science behind climate ...

Can we really believe all the claims about climate change? In the wake of the final report into so-called 'Climategate' and the vicious row about the science behind climate change, this documentary goes back to basics to ask what we really know about our climate and how it will affect us, uncovering some surprising results.

Journey To The Earth's Core
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Journey To The Earth's Core

The History Channel  |  July 17, 2011
Every step we take, we walk over a fascinating world beneath our feet. What's there is not only a time machine of geologic history; it's a catalogue of multiple histories that ...

Every step we take, we walk over a fascinating world beneath our feet. What's there is not only a time machine of geologic history; it's a catalogue of multiple histories that tell the story of us and of our planet. Using the visual of a depth chart as a timeline of what has been buried and burrowed through over years, we'll pick the most engaging and unexpected stories across the world that cover examples of archaeology, technological achievement, natural history, anthropology, botany and geography in addition to geology.

Cane Toads: An Unnatural History
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Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

NITV  |  November 21, 2011
In one of the most bizarre biological blunders of all time, the cane toad was introduced to Australia to save the nation's cane crops from devastation. This humorous film ...

In one of the most bizarre biological blunders of all time, the cane toad was introduced to Australia to save the nation's cane crops from devastation. This humorous film takes a close look at these pests, now in plague proportions, and at how different people have responded to living down among the toads.

Xploration Earth 2050
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Xploration Earth 2050: Future Tech For Animals

Season 1  |  Episode 28  |  BBC Knowledge  |  April 1, 2017
A designer creates a novel invention for a pooch with a problem. Thousands of abandoned dogs in Detroit get help from 'above'. And a humble fish gets a robotic alter ego.

A designer creates a novel invention for a pooch with a problem. Thousands of abandoned dogs in Detroit get help from 'above'. And a humble fish gets a robotic alter ego.

Hugh's War on Waste
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Hugh's War on Waste

Episode 3  |  Lifestyle Channel  |  February 23, 2017
Hugh's got two new massive corporate targets in his sights. This time he's taking on Amazon, for the amount of packaging it produces; and the coffee shop giants, Starbucks, ...

Hugh's got two new massive corporate targets in his sights. This time he's taking on Amazon, for the amount of packaging it produces; and the coffee shop giants, Starbucks, Costa, and Caffe Nero, for a recycling scandal that most of us never even knew existed.

Stargazing
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Stargazing: Exploring Space

Season 4  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  January 22, 2017
Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain host the second night of their three-day stargazing extravaganza from Jodrell Bank Observatory, where they are joined by two generations of ...

Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain host the second night of their three-day stargazing extravaganza from Jodrell Bank Observatory, where they are joined by two generations of astronauts. Walt Cunningham was one of the first ever crew to fly an Apollo spacecraft into orbit, while Commander Chris Hadfield recently returned from months aboard the International Space Station. Liz Bonnin attempts a world-first, reporting live from a plane 28,000 feet above the Arctic Circle, as she steps up her mission to capture the Northern Lights. Dara finds out how it feels to be truly weightless on the infamous 'vomit comet' aeroplane. Brian describes how scientists are tackling the problem of interstellar travel, and the team reveal never-before-seen images from around the solar system. Meanwhile, resident astronomer Mark Thompson navigates using the stars, and takes an unprecedented look at the 400-year-old giant storm on Jupiter, as it moves into view live during the programme.

Stargazing
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Stargazing: The Milky Way & Galaxies

Season 4  |  Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  January 22, 2017
Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain raise the stakes in the final night of their astronomy extravaganza, and reveal the results of their viewers' challenge to find undiscovered ...

Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain raise the stakes in the final night of their astronomy extravaganza, and reveal the results of their viewers' challenge to find undiscovered galaxies at the edge of space. Reporting live from above the clouds in Norway, Liz Bonnin has one last chance to capture the spectacular Northern Lights, using super-sensitive cameras. Brian reveals why no-one really knows what our own galaxy, the Milky Way, really looks like, and how the remarkable Gaia space probe is set to change all that by mapping a billion of our neighbouring stars. With his sights set on a weekend break to a distant planet, Dara prepares to suffer as he straps himself into a human centrifuge to find out whether humans can accelerate to light speed. Meanwhile, resident astronomer Mark Thompson joins thousands of amateur astronomers at one of the spectacular stargazing parties taking place across the country, and looks ahead at the treats the night sky has in store over the year.

Civilisation Lost
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Civilisation Lost

The History Channel  |  July 15, 2016
Today, tsunamis kill thousands and wipe out everything in their path. Earthquakes destroy entire cities and towns and hurricanes tear across the landscape, leaving hundreds ...

Today, tsunamis kill thousands and wipe out everything in their path. Earthquakes destroy entire cities and towns and hurricanes tear across the landscape, leaving hundreds dead and thousands more displaced. Are such disasters capable of wiping out all traces of human existence - including art, architecture, and technology? Evidence suggests that it is not only possible but that it has happened over and over again. In recent years, scientists have found evidence of ancient and once thriving cultures thousands of years older than any believed possible. But what happened to them? How did they disappear? And could it all happen again? Is it possible that a cataclysmic event, such as a meteor, tsunami, or volcano, wiped out societies thousands of years ago? Could wars or epidemics have destroyed evidence of early cultures? Or did climate change cause millions of ancient people to disappear? Could we survive a similar event? Or is it possible that our present day civilisation could be washed away, leaving behind little to no evidence it existed?

Stargazing
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Stargazing

Season 4  |  Episode 1  |  BBC Knowledge  |  January 15, 2017
In the most ambitious series to date, Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain are back at Jodrell Bank Observatory, in the first of three live shows with the latest news and the best ...

In the most ambitious series to date, Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain are back at Jodrell Bank Observatory, in the first of three live shows with the latest news and the best views of the night sky. This time the team have taken on an astonishing challenge - to capture one of the top highlights of the solar system - the mysterious and elusive northern lights. But will the lights reveal themselves? Liz Bonnin reports live from within the Arctic Circle, joining aurora researchers in northern Norway, who will help her unravel the secrets of this eerie spectacle. Brian and Dara have the very latest weather reports from around the solar system. They welcome celebrated NASA scientist Dr Carolyn Porco, who shares some of the most jaw-dropping pictures of the solar system ever beamed back to Earth: Saturn's gigantic storms and baffling hexagonal clouds taken by the Cassini probe. Dara witnesses the launch of a new NASA mission to Mars, while resident stargazer Mark Thompson chases clear skies to show the best of what there is to see above the UK. And if the January weather is not for you, you can help the team search for undiscovered galaxies from the comfort of your own living room.

Forgotten Floods
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Forgotten Floods

The History Channel  |  June 17, 2017
The Asian tsunami of 2004 took thousands upon thousands of lives. It was a natural disaster of epic proportions. Like all tsunamis, it came with little warning. Most of us ...

The Asian tsunami of 2004 took thousands upon thousands of lives. It was a natural disaster of epic proportions. Like all tsunamis, it came with little warning. Most of us believe that a tsunami on this scale couldn't hit Europe - are we wrong? In 1607 Britain experienced one of its greatest natural disasters. An enormous flood engulfed Somerset and Monmouthshire, taking a huge number of lives and reducing thousands more to poverty. Traditionally scientists had regarded this forgotten tragedy as a freak storm surge. But in a 2003 Timewatch Professor Simon Haslett and Professor Ted Bryant challenged this view - gathering evidence to suggest that 1607 was in fact a British Tsunami. But the story doesn't end there: inspired by what they had discovered about 1607, Simon and Ted decided to delve deeper into the archives. They believe they have emerged with evidence for at least four more British Tsunami. Simon and Ted's work remains highly controversial. After the Tsunami of 2004 the British government commissioned a report which concluded that risk of tsunami in Britain is small. To weigh up the evidence, historical cartographer Vanessa Collingridge will be joining Simon and Ted on their journey. Vanessa's quest is to find out for herself whether she believes Simon and Ted are right - and to discover if the risk of Tsunami to Europe is bigger than most of us think. Timewatch will join Simon, Ted and Vanessa as they gather evidence for possible tsunami from 1014 to 1929. While she does this, with the help of Natural Hazard's expert Prof Bill McGuire, Vanessa will also explore how and why tsunami are created - and why they can be such an extraordinarily destructive force.

The Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner
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The Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner

Season 3  |  Episode 5  |  Nine  |  May 14, 2016
Join wildlife expert Tim Faulkner as he wrestles saltwater crocodiles, wrangles deadly Taipan's and milks Funnel-web spiders; all of this is a morning's work for this hands on ...

Join wildlife expert Tim Faulkner as he wrestles saltwater crocodiles, wrangles deadly Taipan's and milks Funnel-web spiders; all of this is a morning's work for this hands on reptile park operations manager.

The Red-Crowned Crane
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The Red-Crowned Crane

SBS  |  February 1, 2014
This documentary looks at the lives of the endangered red-crowned cranes at two nature reserves in China, plus the difficulties the cranes face as they grow up, and the crisis ...

This documentary looks at the lives of the endangered red-crowned cranes at two nature reserves in China, plus the difficulties the cranes face as they grow up, and the crisis facing the species.

The Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner
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The Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner

Season 3  |  Episode 6  |  Nine  |  May 20, 2016
Join wildlife expert Tim Faulkner as he wrestles saltwater crocodiles, wrangles deadly Taipan's and milks Funnel-web spiders; all of this is a morning's work for this hands on ...

Join wildlife expert Tim Faulkner as he wrestles saltwater crocodiles, wrangles deadly Taipan's and milks Funnel-web spiders; all of this is a morning's work for this hands on reptile park operations manager.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities
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David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: A Curious Hoax?

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Ten  |  November 10, 2013
Sir David Attenborough discovers the curiosities that have led to accusations of forgery but have ultimately helped us rethink evolution. The platypus and the midwife toad are ...

Sir David Attenborough discovers the curiosities that have led to accusations of forgery but have ultimately helped us rethink evolution. The platypus and the midwife toad are the two most famous bizarre creatures thought to be a hoax.

Wildest Latin America
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Wildest Latin America: Andes

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  March 6, 2013
The final episode explores the Andes - the longest continental mountain range in the world.

The final episode explores the Andes - the longest continental mountain range in the world.

Croc College
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Croc College

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  June 11, 2013
In episode 4, the crocs get even bigger and petite Renee impresses John with her ability to catch an angry nesting female. At 150 kilos and three times Renee's size, it's the ...

In episode 4, the crocs get even bigger and petite Renee impresses John with her ability to catch an angry nesting female. At 150 kilos and three times Renee's size, it's the largest the students have tackled so far.

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