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HMS Ark Royal

HMS Ark Royal logoFilmed on board the Royal Navy's flagship over four months in 2010, the series followed the aircraft carrier's operations during what would turn out to be her last international deployment. With a 1000-strong crew, she was the United Kingdom's largest aircraft carrier and had been in service for 25 years. But in October 2010, shortly after the deployment ended, it was announced that she would be be decommissioned in early 2011, five years earlier than planned, along with the Harrier jets that flew from her deck. It was an eventful deployment that began in the Atlantic. But she was soon diverted to help pick up Britons stranded by the closure of the skies over Europe due to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. After returning briefly to the UK for repairs, she headed b...

Hogs Gone Wild

Hogs Gone Wild logoHogs Gone Wild is a new adrenaline-packed series taking viewers to the front lines in the war against an increasingly destructive and invasive enemy: the feral hog. Expert trappers track and fight these aggressive and dangerous boars as they attack homes, farms and urban backyards. Each episode documents the perilous challenges and dangerous battles of hog removal experts. The feral hog epidemic now extends into 44 states. Left unchecked, it could become one of America's greatest environmental catastrophes. Wild hogs are an invasive species that not only threaten homes, farmland, forest and native wildlife, they also present a physical threat to humans, and can spread deadly disease. With no natural predators, wild boars and sows are notoriously aggressive. Often they will charge and a...

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How Booze Built America

How Booze Built America logoMike Rowe is thirsty. Really thirsty. And after doing hundreds of dirty jobs, who can blame him? In Discovery’s brand-new three-part series HOW BOOZE BUILT AMERICA, premiering on Wednesday, Sept.19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT (and airing on the following two Wednesdays), host Mike Rowe takes a break from the dirty jobs … and takes a seat at the bar. Did you know that the Puritans landed the Mayflower early on Plymouth Rock … because they ran out of beer? Or that Johnny Appleseed was actually creating farms to sell hard apple cider? Mike Rowe does, and he’ll walk you through all of this and more. He’s proven that dirty jobs can be fun. He’s ready to do the same for history.

How Do They Do It

How Do They Do It logoHow Do They Do It? Ever wondered how the stripes get into toothpaste or how contact lenses are made? How do goods get from one country to another and then into our supermarkets? What are car tires made from and exactly why are plasma TV screens flat? Eating, drinking, driving, flying. These all are activities that we carry out with barely a second thought. But have you ever wondered what exactly goes into your teabag and how it got there? How does an airport handle hundreds of thousands of items of luggage each day? And just how can a car’s airbag inflate so quickly? Every day – often without even realizing it – we come into contact with technology, be it in the bathroom, in the car or on the golf course. We take a look at how things work, and focus on some of the most amazing ex...

How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works logoHow Stuff Works is about the stuff that makes the world go ‘round. It’s truly incredible to see the ingenious lengths people go to in order to extract rubber and iron, corn and wheat, and water and salt from the earth. Equally amazing is the number of different and varied products that can be derived from something so fundamental. Who would guess that furniture, diesel additives, crayons, solvents, candles, shampoo and tofu can all be derived from the humble soybean? Follow the incredible journey of these goods from the ground to your table, car, closet, medicine cabinet and places you may have never imagined.

How The Universe Works

How The Universe Works logoThis is the greatest story ever told, the creation of everything us. The programme investigates how the Universe came into existence out of nothing, and how it grew from a miniscule point, smaller than an atomic particle, to the vast cosmos we see today.

Hubble: A Look into the Universe

Hubble: A Look into the Universe logoHubble is a global superstar and a household name. Now it faces the most dramatic moment in its life, the final visit for repairs and fond farewells from astronauts. The dangerous massive mission to revive the greatest science tool today is under way and once again Hubble and all the brilliant scientists and astronauts responsible for her, will make history. With unprecedented access to NASA’s training facilities, it follows a team of world-class astronauts through training, into space, and back to Earth. The historic mission will visit the Hubble Space Telescope one last time, upgrading its ability to peer even more deeply into the mysteries of the Universe for years to come. So come and join astronauts Mike Massimino, John Grunsfeld and team for a journey of a lifetime.

Human Body: Pushing the Limits

Human Body: Pushing the Limits logoDuring a time of crisis some people have shown amazing and uncommon physical and mental prowess. Human Body: Pushing the Limits explores some of the most remarkable recorded physical and mental feats performed when under stress. Through beautifully detailed and original graphics and animation you will be able to see how the body and the brain undergo changes when faced with crisis.

I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks

I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks logoThis edge of your seat program highlights ordinary people who have escaped extraordinary circumstances: a young boy who was able to escape his bone-breaking captor, a woman who tricked her captor into freedom after 117 days in captivity, and a young Russian woman led to the United States by the promise of freedom, only to find herself a captive in a sex trafficking ring. An amazing escape from Jonestown on the final day, and a woman who survives a category four hurricane in the middle of the Pacific.
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