Railroad Alaska follows the elite crew of workers – brakemen, engineers, construction crews, mechanics and train drivers – as they battle ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska’s critical five-hundred-mile-long railroad rolling through the extreme winter. The off-grid homesteaders rely completely on the railroad as their connection to supplies through the harsh Alaskan winters. The train crews regularly have to battle through severe snowstorms to reach their destinations and malfunctioning equipment is just one more hurdle for them to overcome before they can deliver their vital loads. A broken-down school bus would be a simple problem in many places but snow, blizzards and an icy hill ascent make for an interesting rescue effort. The railroad mechanics have to deal with a derailed snowplough blocking the rail line, and a recovery mission through avalanche territory tests James Cuff to the limit. Choosing to live life off-grid is not a light decision for anyone and as the families deal with all that winter has to throw at them they must sometimes question their lifestyle choice. But these unique people have the pioneering spirit and face every challenge head-on, using their ingenuity and hard-won survival skills every day, not just to survive off-grid, but to live life to the full.
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In 1980, the US government banned new human occupation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a protected area home to thousands of native animals and pristine terrain spanning roughly the size of South Carolina. Currently, only a handful of families spread across seven permitted cabins are allowed to remain in the refuge. Within less than one hundred years, all remaining permits will reach expiration, and there will be no human presence left. The Last Alaskans documents the lives of some of the most isolated people in America – the last of their kind – as they struggle and thrive in Alaska’s untouched wilderness located hundreds of miles from roads, civilisation and each other.
We join host and auto veteran Mike Brewer, as he joins forces with mechanic Edd China to rebuild retro road stars in the hit motoring series Wheeler Dealers. Mike is on the search for classic motors at knock down prices that he feels have everything he needs to turn a tidy profit. With just one week to complete each car, Mike and Edd use their expertise to save the classics from an uncertain fate. First, Mike hits the car auctions, sales forecourts and classifieds looking for a motor that comes within his budget and has some star quality. Once he s made his purchase it s back to the garage where Edd gets to work on turning a rundown relic into a dream machine. Then, when the work is done, Edd hands the car back to Mike who must wheel and deal to get the best price he possibly can for the rejuvenated motor.
Together for the first time, this collection features all eleven series of Wheeler Dealers. Also included is spin-off show Trading-Up.
Animal Planet reveals the lengths one man is willing to go to within the emergency room and beyond in Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet. Dr Jeffs sharp surgical skills and philosophy of always putting animals first make him one of the busiest and most respected veterinarians in the country, and this powerfully poignant series captures some of the riveting real-life cases that come through his doors. Cameras reveal the often tense and chaotic atmosphere at the clinic. For animals in need who cant make it to the clinic, Dr Jeff finds the time to take his veterinary services on the road, visiting farm and ranch animals and far-reaching communities and reservations within Colorado, neighbouring states and beyond. Hes considered a miracle worker by his clients for treating broken and sick animals and putting their lives “ and often their owners lives “ back together.
Best in the Business “ Nick gets the call for his first assignment to track down a Gulfstream G-200, a medium body, twin engine jet. He discovers that the plane has been travelling frequently, making it a moving target. Nick assembles his staff to set things in motion and sends out his most trusted spotter, Kellie McDaniel, to the last known whereabouts of the G-200. Ready to Fly “ When Nick gets a call to reclaim a Hawker 600 he enlists his youngest son, Zak, to help his regular spotter, Kellie, locate the plane somewhere in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Nick has hopes for Zak entering the business and someday taking it over. But before he sends out his protégé on his first assignment he equips him with a hidden camera, to take photos of the plane and the airports layout that will be critical to the overall mission. International Situation “ With nearly 2,000 repossessions to his credit, Nick still finds challenges in each assignment. A call from a client to reclaim two Airbus A320s located in Europe and the Middle East from a foreign commercial airline poses a daunting task from the start. Its a race against the clock as the company takes steps to declare bankruptcy, which would freeze all of their assets in Europe. The companys huge debts and a battle to secure the money to cover those debts increase the stakes in this already tense situation.
For four generations the Kilcher family has lived off the land – and off the grid – at their 600-acre homestead in Homer, Alaska. After one of the harshest Alaskan winters on record, the Kilchers find their supplies running dangerously low. As precious spring and summer days return to the village, it’s a race against the clock for the family to gather enough food, fuel and resources to survive another winter. The men try to secure their hunting cabins, facing dangerous melting glacial rivers and challenging terrain. Meanwhile another Kilcher returns to the homestead for a simpler life for his family.
INCLUDES: Big Changes • Blood, Sweat & Beers • Fear and Floating • Calling All Bears Mobility, Mo’ Problems • One Small Flush for Man • The Lost Episode Olden Days, Olden Ways • No Rain, Big Pain • The Fall • Hard Road Home A Very Kilcher Christmas • Recovery Road • New Beginnings • Do or Die The Last Straw
Meet Tex, an eighteen-wheel driver with a big appetite. His job takes him across the US and into some of the most remote, small towns with interesting characters and tantalising cuisine. Tex and his buddies drive their big rigs across America to bring you the best roadside eats in the country.
Running the nations largest aquarium manufacturing Company “ Acrylic Tank Manufacturing “ in the middle of a desert, these guys get no shortage of seemingly impossible requests. After fourteen years in the family business, they know it takes hard work, creativity and a big sense of humour not to drown in the stress of success. But whether its a shark tank reception desk for a lawyer or a 57,000-gallon walkthrough arch for a megachurch in Dallas, theyll do whatever it takes to bring an oasis of ocean wonders to dry land.
Motorhead Mike Brewer joins forces with his mechanic mate Edd China to show you how to buy a classic car at the right price, fix it up on a budget, and make a tidy profit. In their quest to find and restore the most iconic cars in the world, Mike and Edd are going to risk it all by opening workshops in both the UK and, for the very first time, in America. Wheeler Dealers is going truly global.
The Kilchers must survive another hectic year on the homestead. They'll face huge new challenges in an environment that is full of adventure, yet littered with dangers around every corner. It's man against the elements with the highest stakes imaginable if they don't secure the resources they need for the harsh winter, they will freeze or starve or worse.
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This season the miners will take on even greater risks in hopes of finding more gold than ever before. But not every gamble always pans out with massive profits
It’s a sad start for Parker after losing his beloved grandfather and mentor John Schnabel. This year, he makes the biggest investment in the history of his operation by ordering a customised $600,000 wash plant. With a new girlfriend joining him in the Klondike, it will be a season like no other for Parker. His gold mining plan is to go lean and mean in an attempt to make his biggest profit yet.
Meanwhile, Todd Hoffman turns his back on the Klondike and moves his entire operation to Oregon. Todd is on a quest for huge nuggets at the High Bar mine, it’s a bold move, but Todd is confident.
Legendary Klondike miner Tony Beets is back and doubling down by investing two million dollars in resurrecting a second historic gold dredge – twice as big as his first. He must transport the 75-year-old abandoned dredge from a remote spot 150 miles down-river, so he’ll need his family to step up to the plate and run the rest of his gold-mining empire.
Journey into the frozen world of Alaska's harsh interior with the Kilcher family and their isolated community. Over eighty years ago, Yule Kilcher fled Switzerland in search of a free and simple life. He found that life outside of Homer, Alaska where three generations of the Kilcher family still live today. The Kilcher family resides on their homestead consisting of over six hundred and forty acres of Alaskan wilderness. This simple life however, is far from simple. Living off the land without running water, they must hunt, gather, garden and raise livestock in order to provide enough food to ensure their family's survival.
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Alaska: Most Extreme is packed with sweeping visuals and compelling stories of the powerful forces of nature shaping the land, the extreme climate that makes each day a potentially menacing adventure, the tough work needed to make a living here and the basic requirements for survival that absolutely no one “ however big the animal, however savvy the human “ can avoid.
An action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled survival odyssey.
If you were ever stranded in the wilderness, there are few people who'd be handier to have with you than Bear Grylls. As a former SAS man and survival expert, Bear's adventures have seen him travel all over the world to prove himself as the ultimate survivor. You name it, he's tackled it, taking on extreme survival dares in some of the world's most hostile environments. In Series 3 & 4 of Born Survivor, Bear travels to the four corners of the Earth, revealing what it takes to stay alive when faced with the toughest of conditions.
Along the way he takes on the deserts of Southwestern Texas, runs thousands of feet through lava, ash and cinders, swims to a deserted Island, eats a tarantula for breakfast and ventures deep into the heart of the Vietnamese jungle, revealing the skills and survival tips you need to stay alive in some of the most extreme locations on the planet.
But theres a secret treasure trove of automotive relics that still exists: car hoards “ the last frontier of the American classic car.
With no road system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline. From champion snow dogs bound for the Iditarod and medicine for sick children, to groceries for miners working on the North Slope, the goods that the intrepid pilots ship on any given day are crucial to everyday life.
As the Klondike winter comes to an end, a new mining season begins. And this year the tables have certainly turned. There are bold, new challenges, new equipment and massive power shifts. It’s a battle like never before among the crews as they push to find the most gold yet. Gold mining is a dangerous business and you never know who is going to come out on top.
Last season, Todd Hoffman rose from the ashes and brought his crew back from the brink of bankruptcy. This season he has gold-rich ground, a seasoned crew and is in a position to keep his hot streak alive. Meanwhile, Parker Schnabel has his hands full; last year he mined an unprecedented three million dollars of gold. This year he finds out the hard way that one season of gold mining has nothing to do with the next. Parker has to do more than find a lot of gold this year; he has to figure out how to become a leader of men.
Season 6 of Gold Rush is full of shocking twists and far more gold than our miners have ever seen before. The question is... who gets it all?
In rural Oklahoma these suburban folks will learn how to noodle catfish and may even learn a little something about themselves while they dodge poisonous snakes, angry beavers and snapping turtles!
The two forces exhaust all efforts continually trying to outwit the other while keeping their own operations running strong. But when the law and the lawless collide, the best-laid plans explode like moonshine in a fire, and the dramatic season finale leads to one man meeting an untimely end. Still, it wont stop these headstrong mountain men from doing what they've always done or deter the dedicated agents from keeping them on the run. The first season of Moonshiners serves up almost five hours of a one-of-a-kind, pure grain frenzy.
Twelve people. Forty days. Forty nights. No food. No water. No clothes. The ultimate trial of human endurance and will to survive. This extreme survival challenge is exponentially more difficult than anything that’s been tried in the past. Six women and six men – all extreme survivalists with their own expertise – find themselves stranded in the Colombian jungle and fighting for the same limited resources. How will these survivalists encounter and respond to each other? Will they band together as one large group, or break into smaller groups to survive? In a challenge this big, they’ll need to master their new surroundings and push themselves far beyond their breaking points if they want to make it out alive. Watch Naked and Afraid: XL to find out if they have what it takes.
We make a return trip through the Last Frontier with a second series of Railroad Alaska, chronicling everyday challenges faced by isolated homesteaders living along Alaskas critical railway. The series follows an elite crew who tirelessly work to keep the train rolling three hundred and sixty-five days a year in order to deliver life-sustaining supplies to Americans living off the grid and miles away from civilisation. With dedication, tenacity and a bit of grit, these Alaskans have truly mastered the splendour of living life on the track.
Now own your own copy of the addictive Scrapheap Challenge on this two DVD set.
This title includes episodes 1 - 4, in which the teams battle Dick Strawbrige and build a bundle of crazy machines.
These DVDs include Chariots, Water Power, Stuck in the Mud and Blow Football.
But after a five-year legal battle, they had to turn it over to Spain. Narrated by Mike Rowe, Silver Rush follows the team as they set out on their most audacious operation yet: locate and excavate three shipwrecks, worth as much as a billion dollars, all in one summer. Through a first-hand look at the planning and precise manoeuvring, witness the trials and triumphs of the crew as they seek to reveal the amazing discoveries.
In Survive That! one of the world’s foremost survival experts is kidnapped, blindfolded and dropped without warning into one of the harshest environments on Earth. The goal: find civilisation within one hundred hours. But, to win this game you don’t just have to survive – you have to do it in style. Because every move and every decision is watched and scrutinised by the other ‘dudes’ – a team of world-renowned survival freaks. The brotherhood of survivalists returns – Terry, Jake, John and Matt – and they’re joined by three newbies who dare to match wits. With reputations and bragging rights on the line, it’s Man against Nature (and his best friends) to survive the ultimate challenge: survive and escape.
Every year finding unrestored classic American cars is becoming a thing of the past. But there's a secret treasure trove of automotive relics that still exists: car hoards - the last frontier of the American Classic Car. Now, hot rod guru, Rick Dore and WWE superstar Chuck Palumbo are out to rebuild legendary cars and help car hoarders thin out their stockpiles of classic cars. Watch as Dore and Palumbo help car hoarders by offering them a deal: pick one dream car from their overcrowded car collection to rebuild, while covering the costs of the remake by parting with and selling other cars and car parts from their massive hoard. Every hoard is a surprise, a treasure hunt, and Dore and Palumbo don't always know what they're getting into. Junky hoards mean tight budgets and tight deadlines which is unknown in the custom car world. The pressure is on and they don't always get along, but together they have a passion for cars that touches these hoarders' lives, changing them forever.
The complete first two series of the programme following life behind the scenes at Caldecote Farm stables. Ed and Nadia Brook play a key role in running the stables and preparing the horses for show jumping events, but the stresses and strains of running a busy equestrian centre often takes a toll on the couple's relationship.
She is eager to learn, but as the challenges become more complex and the heists harder and harder to pull off, will she be able to prove she has what it takes to hunt alongside the best? The repo world is small, and in this cut-throat business it will take more than just luck and a few tricks to separate the rich from their toys. One wrong move can spell disaster.
Alaska: The Last Frontier “ Season 1 perfectly illustrates this reality, as the series profiles life for the Kilcher family in the isolated community of Homer. For four generations the Kilchers have lived off the land “ and off the grid “ at their six hundred-acre homestead in Homer, Alaska. After one of the harshest Alaskan winters on record, the Kilchers find their supplies running dangerously low. As precious spring and summer days return to the village, its a race against the clock for the family to gather enough food, fuel and resources to survive, as another brutal winter approaches.
To sports fanatics like them these items are priceless, but customers will pay anything in order to own a piece of sporting history.
HOW WILL THE TEUTULS END IT AFTER 10 YEARS?
For the Teutuls, what was once a family business is now a family feud, and all bets are off for what fireworks await!
Paul Sr. continues to build his world-famous custom bikes at OCC, while Junior opens up Paul Jr. Designs. This father and son can fix any broken bike there is¦but will they ever be able to fix their relationship?
They ll battle jaguars, venomous snakes and each other in their quest to find gold. A group of unemployed Alabama construction workers are about to take one last shot at the American dream. After laying off all of his employees in the recession, contractor Tim Evans will re-hire a group of his trusted brothers and lead them deep into the most dangerous corner of the Amazon jungle in a search for gold. The quest for riches in this area goes back centuries to the legend of El Dorado, but there has never been a mission like this. Using American know-how and Southern ingenuity, the crew will move hundreds of tons of machinery across miles of treacherous, impenetrable jungle terrain in an expedition that may change their lives forever. In the tradition of ICE ROAD TRUCKERS this History series premiere introduces us to a new group of determined pioneers who are not prepared to let danger stand between them and success. This is the story of a bunch of regular people that the viewer can relate to, who are determined not to let the recession destroy their families, they are putting it all on the line and doing whatever it takes to put money on the table. The possibility that they may strike it rich at any time makes each new episode even more compelling.
In BEAR GRYLLS: ESCAPE FROM HELL, Bear takes his survival expertise one step further as he reveals the incredible stories of ordinary people stranded in devastatingly dire situations.
Coupled with incredible archive footage and interviews with the survivors, Bear will pit himself against the very same dangers and scenarios, reliving their journeys through first-hand experience and showing us how to survive through some of the world s most desolate landscapes. From a plane crash in the Amazon to the remote crevasses of the European Alps and the unforgiving North African desert, Bear navigates through ever more hostile terrain to show the skills needed to make it back to civilisation.
BEAR GRYLLS: ESCAPE FROM HELL goes beyond mere endurance skills; it s a revealing insight into the human spirit under phenomenal pressure. It marries emotion and real experience into a show-stopping format that celebrates instinct, endeavour and the will to survive in the face of Mother Nature s most awe-inspiring dangers.
Survival doesn't get tougher than this!
If you were ever stranded in the wilderness, there are few people who'd be handier to have with you than Bear Grylls. As a former SAS man and survival expert, Bear s adventures have seen him travel all over the world to prove himself as the ultimate survivor . You name it, he's tackled it, taking on extreme survival dares in some of the world's most hostile environments. In Series 5 & 6 of Born Survivor, Bear travels to the four corners of the Earth, revealing what it takes to stay alive when faced with the toughest of conditions.
Along the way Bear takes on snakes, scorpions and terrifying vertical drops in Arizona, rappels into the forbidding jungles of Borneo and is dropped on an ice cap covering an active volcano in Iceland, revealing the skills and survival tips you need to stay alive in some of the most extreme locations on the planet.
In the frontier town of Nome, Alaska, there's a gold rush on... As the ice pack melts during the summer months, the isolated port town of Nome, Alaska populated by eccentrics and outcasts booms with excitement, as pioneer dredgers rush to get out onto the water in custom built, barely seaworthy rigs. The precious metal they seek isn t found in the ground it s sitting on the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea. From the Emmy Award-winning creator of Deadliest Catch, this incredible series follows three mining teams run by dredge captains whose very livelihoods depend on mining this wet and frozen gold. The risks are great, but the payoff could be even greater. And these dredgers are willing to gamble.
The complete, explosive and action-packed first two seasons.
If you were ever stranded in the wilderness, there are few people who'd be handier to have with you than Bear Grylls. A former SAS man and survival expert, Bear Grylls' adventures have seen him travel all over the world to prove himself as the ultimate survivor . You name it, he's tackled it, taking on extreme survival dares in some of the world's most hostile environments. In Series 1 & 2 of Born Survivor Bear travels to the four corners of the Earth and has to stay alive when faced with the toughest of conditions.
Along the way he skydives over Mount Everest, wades through the swamps of Florida's everglades and drags himself across the killer Sahara. Armed with a few supplies and the clothes on his back, see how Bear claws his way back to civilization while demonstrating incredible survival techniques.
SIBERIA Bear Grylls parachutes into the Siberian wilderness, one of the coldest and harshest places on the planet. He has to deal with extreme cold as the temperature drops to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and shelters in a cave where he snacks on hibernating mosquito larvae. To speed himself along, Bear makes a toboggan from a deer skin. In one of his most extreme experiences, he swims under the ice of a frozen lake to show just how dangerous it is if you fall through the ice.
Buddy surprises Lisa with a detailed cake recreating the babys nursery at her baby shower. Meanwhile, the couple have to pick godparents, get the nursery ready and navigate a difficult breech pregnancy. And when Lisa finally goes into labour on Valentines Day, the extended ˜Familia have a special surprise cake made just for the occasion.
But when the whole family is involved you know Carlos Bake Shop is just all-out insanity! Plus, Buddy gives the bakery crew a surprise lunch complete with a massive turkey cake for dessert! So join Buddy and the crew in Cake Boss: Family Feast as they prepare their speciality Thanksgiving dishes in this Cake Boss special!
Surviving a decade on the deadliest seas
Over ten years and many unbelievable voyages, the Emmy® award-winning series Deadliest Catch has captured the most gutwrenching and awe-inspiring moments in maritime history. Rough waves and fierce weather make winter on the brutal Bering Sea a difficult and dangerous place to do business. For the fishermen who work these waters, risk to life and limb is just another part of the job. Deadliest Catch takes viewers deep into the Bering Sea with the boats and their crews through the toughest fishing seasons in the world. They fish hundreds of miles out and 400 hundred feet deep in search of the prized crustaceans. As the captains strategise, the crews test their endurance as they repeatedly drop and haul the 700-pound crab pots with hopes of pulling in riches. The fishermen are determined to stake their claim to the Bering Sea bounty, but it is evident that experience and treachery are forces to be reckoned with. Watch in awe as captains and crew must rally against the impossible in the hunt for elusive blue king crab.
At seventeen, he begged his way onto a crab boat where he worked his first fishing job “ for free. Phil gave meaning to the phrase œwork hard, play hard,? with a cigarette- and caffeine-fuelled lifestyle. With never-before-seen footage and interviews, we take an in-depth look at Americas favourite fisherman.
Faced with missing their first season in thirty years, a million-dollar repair bill, and the Time Bandits uncertain future, Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand reflect on the ailing ships connection to their family history and the legacy of their father. Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Time Bandit contains interviews with family and friends which uncover telling details about the shockingly reckless and sometimes heartbreaking lives of the Hillstrand boys.
One-on-one with the camera, the men are more candid than we have ever seen or heard before. Each man seizes the rare opportunity to tell his own story, in his own words. What are the greatest revelations for these tough, bold heroes of the Bering Sea? The defining moments of their lives are maybe not so different from each others - or from our own.
King Crab Is Their Quarry. The long shadow of Captain Phil Harris stretches like a Bering Sea storm over the Dutch Harbor fleet in Season 9 of Deadliest Catch. Especially over his sons, Josh and Jake, as they take over co-ownership of the Cornelia Marie. So will they step up, settle their differences and co-captain the Marie together, or will salty water prove thicker than blood? Season 9 also sees two new skippers join the veteran fleet and battle lines are immediately drawn. Aging warriors Captain Sig Hansen on the Northwestern, the Hillstrand brothers on the Time Bandit, Skipper Bill on the Kodiak and Captain Keith Colburn of the Wizard find their crab grounds invaded by 36- year-old Scott Campbell aka Junior who helms the fast, powerful Seabrooke, and 28-year-old rookie Elliot Neese, who runs a rusting floating frat-house called the Ramblin' Rose. These cocky young skippers are determined to stake their claim to the Bering Sea crab bounty, but soon learn that old age and treachery is a force to be reckoned with... So strap on those sea legs and head out into the 50-foot waves in search of the Deadliest Catch.