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Discovery Channel Documentaries

Discovery Channel Documentaries logoThis series contains documentaries that have been premiered on the Discovery Channel.

Discovery Channel Great Battles

Discovery Channel Great Battles logoGreat Battles is a series of half hour episodes which explains some of the famous battles that changed the course of history.

Discovery Channel Prehistoric

Discovery Channel Prehistoric logoPrehistoric takes you back in time to see what stood, lived, fought and died in your backyard hundreds, thousands, even millions of years ago. Premiering with the lost worlds of New York City, the focus of this series will be the amazing extinct creatures that once called our cities home. While many of us know that ferocious dinosaurs and large mammals once roamed America, very few realize that these creatures stalked the exact sites where we've built our major cities and most famous landmarks. We are literally walking in the footsteps of these extinct animals every day, without even realizing it. This series stands apart from other prehistoric-themed shows because ancient creatures are not just roaming a generic, unidentifiable prehistoric landscape. We always come back to the modern cit...

Discovery Channel Raging Planet

Discovery Channel Raging Planet logoWITNESS THE AWESOME FORCES OF NATURE THIS MONTH AS DISCOVERY CHANNEL TAKES YOU INTO THE HEART OF OUR RAGING PLANET This month, Discovery Channel reveals the awe-inspiring magnitude of nature's fury in RAGING PLANET. From the massive floods and surge caused by Hurricane Katrina in the US to the lightning storms of the African plains, RAGING PLANET captures the beauty and destructive elements of Mother Nature at work. RAGING PLANET shows nature at its wildest and most furious with footage from all over the world. Filmed with cutting edge technology, each episode of RAGING PLANET examines a different extreme weather condition and shows the sheer force of events such as massive floods, killer avalanches, deadly volcanoes, powerful twisters and violent hurricanes. Special effects and stunning...

Discovery Channel Shark Week 20th Anniversary Collection

Discovery Channel Shark Week 20th Anniversary Collection logoLurking silently beneath the ocean's surface is one of nature's most terrifying creatures - a powerful predator who can rip it's prey apart in a matter of seconds! Now experience actual shark attacks and rescues captured on film. Learn why these attacks are increasingly at an alarming rate and see the awe-inspiring lengths sharks will go to when they're after prey. Swim with this misunderstood marvel in the world's most beautiful places, and discover the shark's secrets as we peer into it's home in the sea's dark depths. Go shark hunting with the man whose legendary adventures may have inspired the infamous character Quint from Jaws, the movie that has scared millions out of the ocean. Explore the science, myths and mystery of this fearsome predator in 14 favorite Discovery Channel program...

Discovery Channel Sunrise Earth

Discovery Channel Sunrise Earth logoSunrise: Nature's alarm clock for the land, the sea, and the myriad of creatures who call our planet home. Accompany us on a tranquil journey into the landscape itself as we enjoy the sights and the ambient sounds associated with the first light of a new day. From daybreak on the turquoise Mediterranean coastline to the brilliant sunrise over Alaska's Katmai National Park, experience the world's most spectacular sunrises by the sea.

Discovery Channel: Ancient Rome

Discovery Channel: Ancient Rome logoTwo thousand years ago, one civilisation held the entire Western world in its grasp. From Northern Europe to Africa and the Middle East. It imposed laws, ideas and a single language. Rome was the super power of the ancient world. Indeed later super powers never stopped learning the lessons of her spectacular rise and fall. Rome truly was a colossal empire. During the rise of the Roman Empire, it was not always easy to separate virtue from vice, or hero from villain. Indeed, all too often, they were one and the same.

Discovery Channel: Artifacts

Discovery Channel: Artifacts logoHow did an Indian Buddhist shrine influence a Japanese pagoda? How are Italian pigs and cowry shells related to porcelain? Why did the ferocious warriors of Mongolia wear silk underwear? And how did wood block printing bring about a revolution in Japan and in European culture? These intriguing questions are investigated in Artifacts, a series that explores the origins and hidden connections among the art and artifacts of the great cultures and belief systems across Asia - on a journey through time and across continents from India to Thailand, China and Japan - to understand the impact of calligraphy, porcelain, architecture, metallurgy, wood block printing and silk on Asian history and on the history of the world in general.

Discovery Channel: China Rises

Discovery Channel: China Rises logoTake an in-depth look at life in the world's most populous nation and learn how monumental changes unfolding in the People's Republic could reshape our world. From an unkempt factory floor in Zhejiang Province to a red carpet premier at the Shanghai Film Festival to the transformation of Tiananmen Square into an Olympic beach volleyball court, this three hour documentary offers an intimate portrait of Earth's oldest civilization as it redresses itself and attempts to reclaim its place in the world order.
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