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The 21st Century Race for Space
WWII In 3D
Tiny Giants
Everything
A Year in Space
Clash of the Gods: Odysseus I
Cold War 2.0
The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System
The Gatekeepers
Growing Up
Johnson Nixon and Vietnam: Reversal Of Fortune
Dinosaurs Alive
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
What the World is Waiting for - British Indie
Bugs a Rainforest Adventure
Clinton Cash
The Magic of Mushrooms
The Great European Disaster Movie
The Day the Dinosaurs Died
Tales by Light Submerged
Planet Earth II Mountains
Planet Earth II Islands
Pill Poppers
Panorama
Edge Of The Ice
Beware the Slenderman
Playing with Nuclear Fire
Finding Atlantis
Do You See What I See
Restrepo
More Than Human
Walking with Cavemen: Savage Family
Jungles
Stardust
The Fukushima Lights
Unafraid of the Dark

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The Future
The Future 2013

David Attenborough comes face-to-face with a baby rhino and asks what the future holds for this little one. He meets the local people who are standing side-by-side with the wildlife at this pivotal moment in their history. We discover what it takes to save a species, hold back a desert and even resurrect an entire wilderness - revealing what the world was like before modern man.

Category:Nature  Duration:59:00   Series: Africa with David Attenborough

January to March
January to March 2014

In this second episode we travel from January to the March equinox. Kate Humble gets closer to the Sun than she has ever been before, whilst Helen Czerski visits a place that gets some of the biggest and fastest snowstorms on Earth.

Category:Nature  Duration:59:00   Series: Orbit: Earth Extraordinary Journey

The Last Lions
The Last Lions 2011

Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have virtually no protection under government mandate or through international accords. This is the jumping-off point for a disturbing, well-researched and beautifully made cri de coeur from husband and wife team Dereck and Beverly Joubert, award-winning filmmakers from Botswana who have been Explorers-in-Residence at National Geographic for more than four years. Pointing to poaching as a primary threat while noting the lion's pride of place on the list for eco-tourists-an industry that brings in 200 billion dollars per year worldwide-the Jouberts build a solid case for both the moral duty we have to protect lions (as well as other threatened "big cats," tigers among them) and the economic sense such protection would make. And when one takes into account the fact that big cats are at the very top of the food chain-and that their elimination would wreak havoc on all species below them, causing a complete ecosystem collapse-the need takes on a supreme urgency.

Category:Nature  Duration:01:28:00   

The Ultimate Wave
The Ultimate Wave 2010

The stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer and a group of friends seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at Tahiti's famed surf site Teahupo'o. As their quest unfolds, the audience is plunged beneath the surface of things, to explore the hidden forces at work shaping ocean waves and the islands that lie in their path. Amidst playful surfing action, we navigate the cosmos and an ocean storm in a search for the source and nature of a wave's energy. Exploring mountainous Tahiti, we are thrust into the turbulent volcanic past of the island and its neighbours and discover the seagoing, wave-riding roots of the islanders themselves -- a culture still rich in the music, dance and lore of the sea. Beneath the ocean, swimming with our surfers, we explore the stunning, fragile beauty of the reef habitat -- a turbulent, wave-shaping interface that envelops the island and nurtures the ocean's multitudes in motion -- fish, dolphins, sharks and whales. When the truly big surf arrives at Teahupo'o, surfing play becomes surfing survival as the riders artfully tackle some of the heaviest surf on the planet -- spectacularly captured for the giant screen in 3D for the first time.

Category:Nature  Duration:45:52      

 
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