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  • 6:00am

    Mystic Britain:

    The Pagan Prince

    It was supposed to be a routine excavation of a small traffic island in Essex, but it turned into a remarkable archaeological find. The 2003 discovery of an ancient pagan burial chamber revealed a treasure trove of artifacts from the Dark Ages and one shocker: gold foil crosses that predate the arrival of Christianity to the region by nearly 20 years. Was this the tomb of a trailblazer for the religion that would dominate Britain for the next 1,400 years? And if so, what did it mean for the Anglo-Saxon gods that dominated the landscape?

  • 7:00am

    Mystic Britain:

    Mummies

    When we think of mummies, our minds usually turn to ancient Egypt and its bandage-wrapped pharaohs and queens. But as Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota explore Britain's mystic past, they discover a very different type of mummy, created by smoke, salty sea caves, and bogs. Journey across the United Kingdom as we examine bones from the Bronze Age, revealing strange puppet skeletons, bodies with bits missing, and even a macabre marionette.

  • 8:00am

    Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink

    Rendering of rain falling on a lifeless Earth.

    It's death on an unimaginable scale, when a majority of Earth's species quickly die out. It's called "mass extinction," and it's happened at least five times before. Cataclysms, such as supervolcanoes or asteroids, are thought to cause these events, but some experts believe a man-made mass extinction could be next. Is our planet in trouble? And if so, is there anything we can do to stop the next catastrophic annihilation? Experts are traveling the world, performing groundbreaking scientific detective work to answer these very questions.

  • 9:00am

    Disasters at Sea:

    Queen of the North

    The Queen of the North is British Columbia Ferry Services' crown jewel, a luxurious, 410-foot ship that cruises the west coast of Canada. But on March 21, 2006, disaster strikes when the passenger ferry strays off course, hits an island, and fills with icy water. Two passengers are never found, and Canada's Transportation Safety Board immediately launches an investigation. Facts are hard to come by, but rumors of an extramarital affair between two of the bridge crew spark a surprising theory about the ship's final moments.

  • 10:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Hero Pilots

    An airliner leaving LaGuardia Airport in New York is crippled after flying through a flock of birds. A Canadian flight crew faces disaster when their Boeing 767 loses power and becomes a very large and heavy glider. A violent thunderstorm wreaks havoc on a Boeing 737 flying over the Gulf of Mexico. These three crises would have led to fatal accidents if it weren't for the heroic efforts of the pilots in the cockpit. Witness some of the most remarkable landings in the history of commercial aviation and meet the pilots who pulled them off.

  • 11:00am

    Rock 'N' Roll Inventions:

    Sultans of Sound

    A producer in front of a recording studio soundboard.

    Enter the rooms where artistry and technology meet and new sounds take shape and become immortalized: the recording studio. Travel from England to the United States and visit the world's most iconic studios, from Abbey Road to Motown to Sun to Capitol. Here, legendary bands and artists made music history under the guidance of innovative super-producers, using the latest inventions, from multitracks to stereo and beyond, changing music forever.

  • 12:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Death Race

    Legendary pilot Jimmy Leeward is determined to make news at the 2011 Reno Air Races by pushing his World War II P-51 Mustang to a record-breaking speed of 500 MPH. He succeeds, but at a tragic cost. Mid-race, Leeward loses control of his plane and crashes, killing himself and ten air show spectators. Witness the shocking crash and aftermath captured on video, then follow the 11-month investigation to determine the cause.

  • 1:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    MiG

    For over five decades, the Russian MiG aircraft has been American airpower's fiercest rival, taking on U.S. fighter jets in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. But it first took flight against a common enemy: Nazi Germany. Follow the evolution of this quick, durable, and powerful menace in the skies, from its shaky start in the Second World War to its recent and deadly incarnations. See how its ongoing battle with the U.S. for air superiority has compelled both nations to develop better tactics, training, and aircraft.

  • 2:00pm

    Russian Revolution in Color:

    Fear and Paranoia

    Russian propaganda poster calling for revolution

    In just a few short years, the ideals that inspired the Russian Revolution became distant memories, forgotten or ignored by Lenin and the Bolshevik Party. Instead, fear, paranoia, and violence became the new culture. The sailors of Kronshtadt registered a protest against Lenin, believing they were exercising their democratic duty. But in fact they were unknowingly plotting a collision course with the Red Army. It was to be the beginning of the end for the one-time heroes of the revolution.

  • 3:00pm

    Angkor Revealed:

    The Hidden Megacity

    The sun setting behind the ruins of Angkor.

    An international team of experts led by Dr. Damian Evans is on a mission to uncover the secrets of the ancient city of Angkor and its massive temple Angkor Wat. Using a revolutionary mapping system called LIDAR, they uncover a complex grid of roads, canals, and other structures never before seen, leading to new revelations about the Khmer Empire. Follow the rise of this great civilization, from the rice paddies of the Kulen Hills to virtually all of Southeast Asia, and witness the epic scale of their medieval metropolis.

  • 4:00pm

    Angkor Revealed:

    Death of an Empire

    Tree roots overtaking temple ruins in Angkor.

    The great Khmer Empire flourished during the reign of Jayavarman VII, one of the first Buddhist kings. Under his rule, the sprawling city complex of Angkor Thom was born. It was then the largest city in the world, and continued to grow by the year. But did it grow too big, too fast? Join an international team of archeologists who, using a state-of-the-art LIDAR technology, map out the massive scale of Angkor in its golden age. With their findings, they'll attempt to solve the ancient mystery of the giant city's rapid demise.

  • 5:00pm

    Secrets:

    Garden of Eden

    Young boy using tools at Gobekli Tepe.

    On a hilltop in southeastern Turkey, archaeologists have unearthed a complex of standing stones that pre-dates Stonehenge by more than 6,000 years. This monument has rewritten prehistoric archaeology and fascinated some theologians, who have linked the site to the Garden of Eden. Take an up-close look at Gobekli Tepe and its intricate carvings, which feature a landscape with wildlife, birds, and serpents. Then see how this 11,000-year-old wonder has forced archaeologists to rethink their understanding of the beginnings of human civilization.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Deadly Airspace

    A commercial airliner whisks 283 passengers from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on a flight path that will take them over a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. Mid-flight, the aircraft suddenly breaks up and crashes to Earth, killing all aboard. Signs point to a surface-to-air missile strike, but with the wreckage resting in the heart of a war zone, finding evidence proves challenging. See how investigators, against all odds, were able to literally piece together the story of what caused the 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • 7:00pm

    Aerial Britain:

    Wales

    Wales: a region of dramatic coasts, enchanting parks, and more fortresses per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Visit Offa's Dyke on the border of England, fly over the coastal island of Anglesey, and descend Mount Snowdon aboard one of the world's most remarkable steam locomotives. Celebrate the country's history, legends, and people, from the birth of Lawrence of Arabia to the magical stories of Roald Dahl.

  • 8:00pm

    Wild Castles:

    Predjama

    Predjama Castle is carved into the heart of a Slovenian mountain and nestled among stunning natural attractions, including the eerie Postojna Caves and Lake Cerknica, Europe's largest intermittent lake. Brown bears, aquatic salamanders known as olms, and more thrive in the shadow of this imposing fortress.

  • 9:00pm

    The Wild Andes:

    Life in the Clouds

    Light & Shadow GmbH

    In the northern Andes, towering mountains straddle the equator. The contrast between icy peaks and tropical forests has created one of the most diverse collection of creatures on the planet. Explore the northerly part of the world's longest mountain chain, from the breathless heights of the paramo to the dank world of the cloud forest to the dry forests in the foothills. Discover the unique species that call this land of extremes home, including poison frogs, spectacled bears, and nearly 150 different types of hummingbirds.

  • 10:00pm

    Aerial Africa:

    Zambia

    Aerial view of the Luapula Bridge over the Bangweulu Swamps in Zambia. Aquavision TV Productions

    Journey into the heartland of Southern Africa as we fly the skies of the richly diverse country of Zambia. Explore mountain springs that swell into raging rivers, sacred places where tribes rekindle their cultural history, and one of Africa's most pristine wildlife sanctuaries. We also delve into the nation's complex past, marked by slave trade, British colonialism, and its transformation in 1964 to a proudly independent African nation.

  • 11:00pm

    Wild Castles:

    Predjama

    Predjama Castle is carved into the heart of a Slovenian mountain and nestled among stunning natural attractions, including the eerie Postojna Caves and Lake Cerknica, Europe's largest intermittent lake. Brown bears, aquatic salamanders known as olms, and more thrive in the shadow of this imposing fortress.

  • 12:00am

    Hozier: The Church Tapes

    Black and white: the musician Hozier.

    Hozier and his career may be young, but his musical roots and influences span many generations, and genres, creating a unique sound that is a triumphant union of blues, folk, gospel, and soul. See and hear for yourself as he plays an intimate set at the legendary St. James' Church in Dingle, Ireland, for the Other Voices TV music series. With stripped-down versions of "Work Song," "From Eden," and his massive hit, "Take Me To Church," Hozier delivers a performance that is both somber and sunny, low-key and high-powered, and uniquely his own.

  • 1:00am

    Aerial Africa:

    Zambia

    Aerial view of the Luapula Bridge over the Bangweulu Swamps in Zambia. Aquavision TV Productions

    Journey into the heartland of Southern Africa as we fly the skies of the richly diverse country of Zambia. Explore mountain springs that swell into raging rivers, sacred places where tribes rekindle their cultural history, and one of Africa's most pristine wildlife sanctuaries. We also delve into the nation's complex past, marked by slave trade, British colonialism, and its transformation in 1964 to a proudly independent African nation.

  • 2:00am

    Aerial America:

    Boston 24

    It was founded by religious exiles and made famous by a massacre, a tea party, and a nighttime horse-ride into history. Boston truly is a revolutionary city and a hub of constant change--something the New Englanders who call it home know well, from the battles their ancestors waged against British forces in the fight for America's freedom to the dazzling new neighborhoods created out of marshes and swamps. Celebrate a city of many firsts and see how it continues to lead a path into America's future.

  • 3:00am

    Aerial America:

    Great Cities

    Explore the awe-inspiring skyscrapers and dazzling public spaces of America's great cities and meet the people who keep them running day and night. From Boston, New York, and Miami in the east to Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, and L.A. in the west, and from Chicago in the north to Dallas-Fort Worth in the south, this is a cross-country metropolitan tour from breathtaking heights.

  • 4:00am

    Angkor Revealed:

    The Hidden Megacity

    The sun setting behind the ruins of Angkor.

    An international team of experts led by Dr. Damian Evans is on a mission to uncover the secrets of the ancient city of Angkor and its massive temple Angkor Wat. Using a revolutionary mapping system called LIDAR, they uncover a complex grid of roads, canals, and other structures never before seen, leading to new revelations about the Khmer Empire. Follow the rise of this great civilization, from the rice paddies of the Kulen Hills to virtually all of Southeast Asia, and witness the epic scale of their medieval metropolis.

  • 5:00am

    Hippos After Dark

    A hippo in a river.

    Get up close and personal with a hippo who's the king of his territory: mighty leader by day, defender of his clan by night. After the sun goes down, the greatest threat to his hippo family is a ruthless pride of 12 lions. These magnificent animals share the same territory in the cool of the night, and it can become dangerous for this hippo clan to feed. Using thermal and infrared imaging, witness the age-old battle for survival and dominance play out between huge hippos and their predators.

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