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The Witch Doctor Will See You Now

The Witch Doctor Will See You Now logoPiers Gibbon once hosted a National Geographic special called "Eating With Cannibals'' that featured the British explorer in Papua New Guinea with a tribe that still practices cannibalism. Perhaps after that experience it makes sense that Gibbon presents "The Witch Doctor Will See You Now.'' The four hourlong episodes document some of the world's most ancient and extreme medical practices, from the snake-soup healer in Hong Kong to the chicken-massaging witch doctors in the African country of Cameroon. Gibbon is joined by volunteer patients who are seeking cures to their own ailments, something Western medicine has failed to achieve.

Ultimate Factories

Ultimate Factories logoAn inside look at the famous factories in the world of industry.

Ultimate Survival Alaska

Ultimate Survival Alaska logoThey are some the toughest, most extreme survivalists that Alaska has to offer. Going head to head, eight men of a rare breed are about to take the ultimate test of survival in Arctic conditions that only National Geographic could inspire. Dropped in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness by bush plane, with only their raw, mountain-man ingenuity, they’ll navigate through treacherous glaciated river valleys, barren ridgelines, and high mountain peaks, battling hunger, hostile predators, and perilous weather conditions along the way. Like the original National Geographic explorers, for those who succeed there is no grand prize, just the well-fought pride of having conquered the grueling challenges that Mother Nature can throw at them. It's an epic competition series where the only prize is ...

Underworld (UK)

Underworld (UK) logoCome face to face with some of the most dangerous, deadly and intimidating gangland overlords. They don’t call them the mean streets for nothing… Cities have long been home to gangs but why are they such a magnet for brutal criminals? Delving into the history and culture of great cities, we find out why these areas have become home to some of the most terrifying gangs in history.

Untamed Americas

Untamed Americas logoNarrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Josh Brolin, this four-hour high-definition miniseries event explores the Americas like we've never seen them before, giving us an intimate look at some of the greatest wildlife spectacles and against-the-odds fights for survival ever captured on camera.

Warrior Graveyard

Warrior Graveyard logoArchaeological digs provide unparralled insight into the lives and deaths of 18th and 19th century sailors in the British Royal Navy. Literally the cannon fodder on which Britain built its empire, these warrior sailors endured malnutrition, VD, cutlass wounds and broken bones.

What Would Happen If

What Would Happen If logoWhat would happen if gravity was twice as strong? Or if there was no friction in the world? Or if you brake suddenly with a nodding dog in the back of your car? This new series, hosted by Dr Marty Jopson, seeks the answers to these questions and more. With inventor Jem Stansfield and leading academics, find out what happens when a watermelon is blasted with artificial lightning and meet the female British ballistics expert Nikki Woolmore who finds out if a camera could stop a bullet. Plus, discover what would happen if you replied to all of the spam emails in your inbox.

When Rome Ruled

When Rome Ruled logoRome was the largest empire, the mightiest military force, the most advanced civilization on earth. But most of all, it was a place: a city. Though only traces remain, and most of its ruins lie buried beneath modern streets. Written here, in stone, is the story of the ancient Romans. Using new finds and new thinking the fragments are being pieced back together. These people took a swamp, and drained it. They perfected concrete the most versatile construction material on earth They quarried thousands of tons marble; They used it all to build the imperial capital; Centuries of innovation, endurance, and ambition. This is the story of the greatest city on earth. Source: National Geographic Channel

Why Planes Crash

Why Planes Crash logoIn Why Planes Crash pilots and passengers relive the rare and horrifying occasions in which malice, human error or technical faults turn routine flights into nightmares!

Wicked Tuna

Wicked Tuna logoFishing is a hard life, and harder with bluefin stocks depleted. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there's a special breed of fishermen. For generations they've used rod and reel to catch the elusive bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood, and the competition is brutal. Over the next 10 weeks, the most skilled fishermen will set out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic in hopes of catching the valuable bluefin tuna. When one bluefin can bring in as much as $20,000—they'll do whatever it takes to hook up.
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