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Backyard Oil

Backyard Oil logoThere is a modern day oil boom hitting the hills of south central Kentucky on Discovery Channel's BACKYARD OIL premiering Tuesday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/PT. In this high stakes comical rollercoaster ride through the world of wildcat oil drilling, the right equipment, the perfect location and a hint of good luck is the key to making millions - if you know where to sink that drill bit. BACKYARD OIL follows the fortunes of the most boot-strappin' oil men in all of Appalachia - mogul Jimmy Reliford and his sidekick Mad Dog; Coomer, who's raking in $300-thousand a month thanks to an oil strike in his own backyard; a bearded hillbilly named Rascal; and the Page Boys, a father-son team who can't help but bicker about everything...except finding that sweet, sweet crude. Now that oil fetches close t...

Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell

Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell logoThe world renowned adventurer and survival expert, Bear Grylls, reveals the true life stories of ordinary people trapped in extraordinary situations of survival. From bandit attacks, to avalanches, being lost in ferocious sand storms to being confronted with real life bears… these are stories that none of our survivors anticipated but which they all fought tooth and nail to survive. Bear will bring to life their key moments and experiences, the trials and terrible realities they faced and how each of them found themselves in a genuine life and death struggle with the wilderness. Whether it be jungles, snow-capped mountains, burning deserts or steep canyons.

Before We Ruled The Earth

Before We Ruled The Earth logoBefore We Ruled the Earth is an odyssey of evolution, from Homo ergaster in Africa at 1.7 million years ago, to Paleo-Indians living in North America at 11,000 years ago. Detailed recreations of hominid life over seven time periods, stunning wilderness locations, state of the art makeup effects and photo-realistic 3-D animated animals bring the past to life. Factual. Entertaining. Riveting. How did we problem solve to protect and provide for our families and ourselves? What are the technological innovations that helped to move us up the food chain? Early human's ability to adapt is what pushed them to the four corners of the earth and beyond, Before We Ruled The Earth.

Behind Mansion Walls

Behind Mansion Walls logo"BEHIND MANSION WALLS" tells the stories of crime, mystery, and murder that unfold behind the veil of wealth and privilege. Secret affairs, hidden accounts, and false identities are just the tip of the iceberg in a world clouded by money that could lead to murder. Hosted by society columnist Christopher Mason, this series uses expert testimony, stylized recreations, and narration from the victim's first-person perspective, escorting viewers behind picture perfect facades, where greed leads to murder and no one is above the law. (Source: Investigation Discovery)

Bering Sea Gold

Bering Sea Gold logoIn the frontier town of Nome, Alaska, there’s a gold rush on. But you’ve never seen gold mining like this before — here, the precious metal isn’t found in the ground. It’s sitting in the most unlikely of places: the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea. And there are a handful of people willing to risk it all to bring it to the surface.

Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice

Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice logoThe winters are brutal in Nome, Alaska, a frontier town in a world where few such curiosities remain. There's a new kind of gold rush going on here, and it's unlike any other. Daring gold miners set their sights on gold far beneath four feet of solid ice on the Bering Sea floor. Fierce conditions won't deter these gold-hungry men and woman, and after cutting through the ice to reach the black sea waters below, the adventure begins. Only an omnipresent fear of death and the physiological and psychological effects of cold water diving under solid ice, including hypothermia, hypoxia, hypercapnia, vertigo, and frostbite separate these miners from their fortunes.

Best Evidence

Best Evidence logoBest Evidence is a breakthrough documentary show that combines dramatic storytelling with 'just-the-facts' type of examination. The show datelines the problem solving of both long-held and recent mysteries using technology and science to make definitive points leading us to the very Best Evidence.

Between Earth and Sky

Between Earth and Sky logoIn the remote corners of the planet lie the last survivors of the great civilizations. The series Between Earth and Sky documents the people who are removed from the industrialized world who still live in perfect harmony with nature. Highlighted by the visual integrity of High Definition, explore these remote destinations that have remained untouched and unchanged for centuries and meet the people that call these places home. On board a hot air balloon, Sebastien Lafont, a young balloonist explorer, travels around the world to meet traditional communities who live in remote parts. By sharing their daily lives, their home and meals, Sebastien learns from their customs and builds strong relationships with the inhabitants. In exchange, he offers to take them aboard his balloon so they can se...

Beverly Hills Vet

Beverly Hills Vet logoKatrina Warren is an animal behaviorist, family counselor and therapist, who deals with problematic pets and their eccentric owners. From the allegedly paranoid parrot to the hamster with insomnia, Katrina with her indomitable charm and enduring respect for all creatures great and small, strengthens the bond between owners and their pets! Watch the vet from Down Under diagnose strange animal adomalies and see if the pet's companions will heed the doctors order.

Beyond Survival with Les Stroud

Beyond Survival with Les Stroud logoAfter braving some of the most remote locations on Earth alone (filming himself for ``Survivorman''), adventurer Les Stroud continues his survival journey with some newfound friends. He travels to places such as Madagascar and the Kalahari Desert in Africa to learn new survival skills from the few remaining indigenous tribes around the world. Stroud also takes part in rituals and ceremonies and discovers how these various cultures have persevered for thousands of years. As he says, ``Once you have secured the survival of your body, you still have to ensure the survival of your mind and spirit.''
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