Sydney, 2009. At the end of an unusually hot summer three terrifying shark attacks in as many weeks caused a wave of panic to sweep through Australia's biggest city. Not since the summer of 1963, when a thirty-two-year-old actress lost her life to a vicious shark attack in knee-deep water, had Sydney been gripped by such collective fear. Shark Harbour follows a specialist 'Shark Research Team' - commissioned by the NSW government in response to the surge in attacks - as they conduct the most comprehensive and technologically advanced study of sharks that's ever been undertaken in Australia.
Every year over 11 million tourists visit the Pacific Ocean, and hundreds perish in its 165 million square kilometres. In this episode, Bear Grylls comes face to face with man-eating sharks in the Pacific, where he must also deal with rip currents, coral reefs and pounding surf. Bear also shows how to survive on a deserted island and live to tell the tale. Includes previously unseen footage and new survival techniques.
Mark travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat. Evans wants to find non-lethal solutions to keep people - and sharks - safe.
Mark travels to the shores of Canada's Hudson Bay, where polar bears are causing havoc in isolated communities. He arrives in the town of Churchill hours after an attack has left two people seriously injured and a bear dead.
Farmer and television presenter Jimmy Doherty wants to experience the British forests first hand. From a beautiful tree house constructed across two large oak trees, Jimmy charts the unfolding of the four seasons.
Without warning, the earth can quiver, destroying towns and leaving entire regions crippled. Host and British adventurer Ben Fogle teams with earthquake expert Reggie Des Roches to examine three recent earthquakes: Haiti, Italy and Japan.
Experts agree that bad dog behaviour is mainly down to bad owners and that the owners need to be fixed first. Don't Blame the Dog, is a unique series that challenges young dog owners with bad attitudes to spend a week living with people who depend on dogs - some for their survival in extreme environments around the world, and others who depend on them for their jobs. In an effort to try and better handle their own dogs, these dog owners must first try to master the working dogs.
Once shot to the brink of extinction wild wolves are now returning to the United States with a vengeance. They are crossing the Canadian border and tension is mounting. A team of biologists track down these top predators to find if there is something special about these wolves that are helping them survive.
With disastrous consequences, the worldwide illegal trade in endangered animals is booming, with the latest impact coming from speculative investors betting on extinction. This is a story about greed, brutality and the merciless battle over a limited resource.
Saltwater crocodiles are some of the most fearsome predators on the planet. Flatbacks are hard-nosed ocean-going turtles. Few people knew they ever met, let alone the epic battle that kicks off when they do.
In many countries, people are so used to earthquakes that a little jolt of the ground barely raises an eyebrow. But since the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan, the issue of seismic security has taken on new urgency.