Just when you thought trucking couldn't get more dangerous, the new season of Ice Road Truckers brings you to the most treacherous landscape on earth: Northern Alaska. In Prudhoe Bay (250 miles north of the Arctic Circle), a network of ice roads in the tundra criss-cross river systems and open ocean to connect America's booming North Slope oil fields to dry land. Every winter, truckers have less than three months to shuttle critical supplies over the ice. The only problem is that there's just one way to get to this remote location: 400 miles of ice-covered, mountainous terrain known as the Dalton Highway. The Dalton is the lifeline to Alaska's oil industry. It's also the most dangerous road in North America and has claimed the lives of more than 400 people since it was built just 30 years ago. The next chapter in the hit HISTORY™ series returns this season with veteran drivers Hugh Rowland and Alex Debogorski, new drivers -- including the show's first female trucker -- and more heart-stopping adrenaline than ever before.
Four-part Discovery Channel documentary series looking at the inner workings of dinosaurs. The ultimate prehistoric survival machines, dinosaurs ruled the earth for 120 million years. This series combines 3D graphics with cutting-edge anatomy and palaeontology to reveal the anatomical secrets of these fascinating creatures.
The second offering is David Attenborough s Natural History Museum Alive. In this ground-breaking film David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum, in a compelling tale of discovery, adventure and cutting-edge science, which combine to bring the museum s long-extinct inhabitants back to life. Finally, in Conquest of the Skies Attenborough travels back in time to unravel the astonishing 300 million-year story of the evolution of flight.
In fifty years of broadcasting, Sir David Attenborough has travelled the globe to document the living world in all its wonder. Now, in the landmark series First Life, he completes his journey by going back in time to the very roots of the tree of life, in search of the very first animals.
From the fog bound coastline of Newfoundland to the deserts of North Africa and the rainforests of Queensland, Attenborough finds evidence in fossils and living animals of an extraordinary period in Earth's history, half a billion years ago, when animals first appeared in the oceans. From the first animals that moved, to the first predators that killed and the first legs that walked on land.
First Life is told with stunning photography, cutting-edge visual effects and the captivating charm of the world's favourite naturalist. This is a story that can only be told now because in the last twenty years, stunning fossil finds at sites across the world have transformed our understanding of the first life forms, and the latest technology allows us to in photorealistic CGI the creatures that evolved the traits and tools that allow all animals, including us, to survive to this day.