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100 Greatest Discoveries

100 Greatest Discoveries logoWhere would we be today if it weren't for the scientists of the past? From the miniature world of genetics to the vast expanse of space, review the greatest discoveries of all time across eight different scientific categories in this multi-part series. Join host Bill Nye as he recounts the 100 most important discoveries and explains how each one has had a hand in shaping the modern world. Watch his lively and dramatic accounts and learn how the great discoveries were made, how they impacted the development of scientific knowledge and how they touch our lives today.

5th Dimension - Secrets of the Supernatural

5th Dimension - Secrets of the Supernatural logoDoes life end in death? Or does the soul wander from body to body? Are there such things as demons, ghosts or the devil? Following circumstantial research and in cooperation with top-calibre scholars, this series sheds light upon, unmasks and takes the magic from centuries-old superstition and also reports on breathtaking, super sensory experiences. It also shows if, and where, things that cannot be explained really do exist? The journey in search of the Supernatural leads to all six continents, to such fascinating spots as the holy Tibetan city, Lhasa and to the great universities of the world; to the secret archives of the CIA and the KGB, the Vatican, and to the most modern centres of nuclear research in the world. The result is a thrilling combination of contemporary history, scientifi...

A 4x4 Is Born

A 4x4 Is Born logoFour wheel drive vehicles are more popular today than ever before. With this in mind, presenter and engineering fanatic Mark Evans takes on a brand new "Is Born" challenge. The build is inspired by the late 1970s special vehicles, of which a limited run of only 25 were produced for the Swiss and French Army, and are quoted as being "the best Land Rovers ever made". Mark's aim is to take an old rust-bucket Range Rover rescued from the scrap-heap and transform it into the ultimate boulder-crawling beauty

A Bike Is Born

A Bike Is Born logoThe intrepid self-build guru Mark Evans takes on another challenge, attempting to restore two bikes from scratch and build a trike from a kit.

A Car is Born

A Car is Born logoOver 15 episodes, 'A Car is Born' is a step by step guide to building a supercar from a kit - from choosing the kit to taking the finished car for testing by Ian Forrest - Chief Racing Instructor at Knockhill Race Circuit.The philosophy of the show is a simple one - to provide anybody watching with the confidence and the knowhow to have a go for themselves.

A Car Is Reborn

A Car Is Reborn logoThe doors are hung on the car, a tricky job which needs care, not least of all to avoid damaging the new paintwork. The windscreen is tackled with the help of a specialist windscreen fitter. Paul Wilkinson’s Volkswagen Beetle is featured and Ian Forrest drives one of his favourite cars around Knockihill: a Lotus Cortina.

A Chopper Is Born

A Chopper Is Born logoFirst aired in September 2002, Mark Evans along with his loyal (if ageing) side-kick Pete Walker took on their latest mad-cap building project after the construction of two cars and an aeroplane. A Chopper is Born followed Marks 6 month odyssey to build a kit helicopter. The Rotorway Exec 162 is the most popular kit helicopter in the world. Manufactured in Phoenix, Arizona, Rotorway have been building Helicopter kits for nearly 30 years.

A Plane Is Born

A Plane Is Born logoA Plane is Born, presented by Mark Evans is a 15 part series for Discovery Home and Leisure and Discovery Wings, in which he not only learns to fly but also builds his own two-seater aeroplane. During the course of the series he tackles everything from the composite control surfaces to the installation of the engine. A plane is born takes the viewer for the first time through the step by step process of building a 200 mph kit aircraft, capable of flying from England to the South of France on a single tank of fuel
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