BBC Earth SA August 2021 Schedule

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BBC Earth SA Schedule August 2021


1 AUGUST 2021

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06:00 Got Science?: What's in Your Food?

This episode features a selection of stories that take one some well-known food-related myths, looks at food that are deeply embedded in culture, and unravels the science behind some frequently asked questions about food.

06:25 Life Below Zero: Shock and Awe

Sue fixes her Nodwell. Andy and Denise install solar panels. Jessie repairs his boat. The Hailstones go fishing.

07:15 Life Below Zero: Domino Effect

Sue cleans up her river and goes fishing. Andy and Denise repair a Jeep. Jessie falls trees and prepares wood. The Hailstones build a trapping cabin.

08:05 Life Below Zero: Bear Scare

Sue repurposes a snow melter. Ricko repairs his cabin. Jessie builds a new dock. The Hailstones go beachcombing.

08:55 Life Below Zero: New Country

Sue is out to hunt caribou. Ricko travels to a natural hot spring. Jessie moves to Brushkana. The Hailstones build a wall tent and go fishing.

09:50 Life Below Zero: Beware the Wild

Sue builds a drainage system under her runway. Ricko explores old family land. Jessie sets up camp in Brushkana. The Hailstones go boating.

10:40 Life Below Zero: The New World

Sue travels to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Ricko hunts moose. Jessie builds a cabin in Brushkana. The Hailstones all gather in Kiwalik.

11:30 Attenborough's Big Birds: Episode 1

From kiwis and emus to the enormous and extinct elephant bird of Madagascar, David Attenborough presents weird and wonderful flightless birds.

12:25 Attenborough and the Sea Dragon: Episode 1

Following David Attenborough as he attempts to animate the life of the ichthyosaur whose 200-million-year-old fossil remains were found on Britain's Jurassic coast.

13:25 Attenborough's Wonder of Eggs

David Attenborough explores his passion for birds' eggs. Piece by piece, from creation to hatching, David reveals the wonder behind these miracles of nature.

14:20 Attenborough's Journey

As Sir David Attenborough enters his 94th year, this unique and charming film documents the highlights of his incredible life. We follow Attenborough's journey from his boyhood days a fossil hunter, through his early days as a presenter on Zoo Quest, to his programs using pioneering technology of the day such as 3D and 4K.

15:20 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 1

The first three critical months are when animal babies have to rapidly get to grips with their new family and the challenges of environment that surrounds them.

16:15 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

17:05 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 4

Ben explores the plight of endangered animals that are poached and traded.

18:00 Impossible Railways: Crossing Chasms

In this episode we investigate how the most incredible bridges from around the world help to solve a series of spanning problems.

19:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

20:00 Earth from Space: Patterned Planet

From space, Earth's surface is covered in wonderful shapes. Wombats dig burrows across the Australian outback and elephants in in the Congo clear an opening in the forest.

21:00 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

22:00 Blood of the Clans: The Year of Victories

Neil Oliver recounts the 17th century civil war between Royalist clans and Parliamentarians.

23:00 How Did They Build That?: Episode 2

Discover how engineers bent two Manhattan skyscrapers and then connected them with a sky bridge 700 feet in the air, and in Greece the 10,000 square foot canopy designed to withstand hurricane winds on a building engineered to survive earthquakes.

23:55 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 4

Ben explores the plight of endangered animals that are poached and traded.

00:50 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

01:40 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

02:35 Earth from Space: Patterned Planet

From space, Earth's surface is covered in wonderful shapes. Wombats dig burrows across the Australian outback and elephants in in the Congo clear an opening in the forest.

03:25 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

04:15 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

05:10 Earth from Space: Patterned Planet

From space, Earth's surface is covered in wonderful shapes. Wombats dig burrows across the Australian outback and elephants in in the Congo clear an opening in the forest.

 


2 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Exmoor

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to the Exmoor National Park where Simon and Debbie Dawson live.

06:45 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 3, Episode 11

Wildfires ravage California, a tornado terrorises people trapped in a gas station, daredevils skydive over Antarctica, and a microburst causes chaos.

07:40 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 3, Episode 12

Devastating floods trap residents in Australia, a base jumper gets stranded in freezing temperatures and a destructive hail storm batters Texas.

08:30 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 3, Episode 13

A volcano eruption in Hawaii destroys a neighbourhood, and good Samaritans rescue residents trapped in Hurricane Harvey's deadly flood waters.

09:25 Sudan: The Last of the Rhinos: Episode 1

The story of 43-year-old Sudan, the last male northern white rhino on the planet, who has become an unwitting celebrity and the focus of a desperate battle to save his sub-species.

10:20 The Supervet: Koa, Kwanda & Cleo

Noel Fitzpatrick treats Koa, a six-month-old Bouvier des Flandres who is suffering from a badly-deformed back leg. Patricia brings her beloved 11-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kwanda, to Fitzpatrick's Guildford hospital with an eye infection.

11:10 Deadly Disasters: Episode 7

We tend to think of disasters as inevitable - but often Mother Nature gives us vital clues which we foolishly ignore or overlook. This episode looks at avalanches and what we can learn about why they strike.

12:05 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Exmoor

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to the Exmoor National Park where Simon and Debbie Dawson live.

12:55 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Scotland

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to Scotland to see the Goddard family who live off-grid.

13:45 Michael Palin's Travels: Series 1, Episode 5

Michael Palin revisits his groundbreaking travel series', and fans, including Sir David Attenborough and Joanna Lumley, reflect on his achievements.

14:30 Life Below Zero: The Thaw: The Great Changeover

Sue rips out her old kitchen to build a new one. The Hailstones go picking for vegetables. Ricko takes his kids out for a fishing trip and Jessie goes beaver hunting.

15:20 Life Below Zero: The Thaw: The Nightmare

The Hailstones pull together to build a footbridge. Meanwhile, Jessie goes fishing while looking out for some good spruce trees and Ricko has his children over to stay plus an extra surprise guest.

16:10 Frozen Planet: To the End of the Earth

An introductory look at the Poles, and how these two extreme environments are important to all life on Earth.

17:05 The Supervet: Fletcher, Molly & Harry

Pets in need of Noel's help include Steve and Debbie's Carpathian shepherd dog who has a dislocated hip, a hedgehog with two broken legs and a 10-year-old labradoodle with a fractured ankle.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 1, Episode 13

As Hurricane Matthew pounds six countries, Haiti is devastated, a honeymoon couple are trapped, and police rescue drowning car drivers.

19:00 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 2

From around three months old, the animal babies can all get around on their own, but that means the struggle to find food really begins to hit home.

20:00 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 7

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

21:00 Life Below Zero: The New World

Sue travels to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Ricko hunts moose. Jessie builds a cabin in Brushkana. The Hailstones all gather in Kiwalik.

22:00 Impossible Railways: Crossing Chasms

In this episode we investigate how the most incredible bridges from around the world help to solve a series of spanning problems.

23:00 Frozen Planet: To the End of the Earth

An introductory look at the Poles, and how these two extreme environments are important to all life on Earth.

23:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 1, Episode 13

As Hurricane Matthew pounds six countries, Haiti is devastated, a honeymoon couple are trapped, and police rescue drowning car drivers.

00:55 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 2

From around three months old, the animal babies can all get around on their own, but that means the struggle to find food really begins to hit home.

01:45 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 7

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

02:40 Impossible Railways: Crossing Chasms

In this episode we investigate how the most incredible bridges from around the world help to solve a series of spanning problems.

03:30 Frozen Planet: To the End of the Earth

An introductory look at the Poles, and how these two extreme environments are important to all life on Earth.

04:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 1, Episode 13

As Hurricane Matthew pounds six countries, Haiti is devastated, a honeymoon couple are trapped, and police rescue drowning car drivers.

05:05 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 2

From around three months old, the animal babies can all get around on their own, but that means the struggle to find food really begins to hit home.

 


3 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Life Below Zero: Brink of Winter

Sue Aikens must hunt for caribou before they disappear from the tundra. Jessie Holmes scouts his new land for future hunting grounds.

06:45 Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure: Georgia and Azerbaijan

Joanna continues her adventure following the ancient Silk Road from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, across the rapidly changing post-Soviet states of Georgia and Azerbaijan.

07:35 Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure: Iran

Joanna continues her adventure following the ancient Silk Road across the Islamic Republic of Iran, home to one of the oldest civilizations on earth.

08:25 Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

This final episode sees Joanna Lumley travel across the post-Soviet, Central Asian states of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the heartland of the Silk Road.

09:15 Frozen Planet: To the End of the Earth

An introductory look at the Poles, and how these two extreme environments are important to all life on Earth.

10:05 The Supervet: Fletcher, Molly & Harry

Pets in need of Noel's help include Steve and Debbie's Carpathian shepherd dog who has a dislocated hip, a hedgehog with two broken legs and a 10-year-old labradoodle with a fractured ankle.

10:55 Deadly Disasters: Episode 8

In this episode we explain what "El Niño" is and investigate why and how the weather pattern has caused some of the deadliest disasters of our times.

11:50 Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers: The Nile

Simon Reeve travels along the Nile; from the holy source of the Blue Nile in the Ethiopian highlands through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.

12:45 Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers: The Ganges

Simon explores the Ganges and, along the way, meets westerners seeking spiritual enlightenment and discovers how the river is being severely polluted.

13:40 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 2

From around three months old, the animal babies can all get around on their own, but that means the struggle to find food really begins to hit home.

14:35 Life Below Zero: The Thaw: Treading Water

Hailstones pull together to fix their fishing net. Sue rushes to clear away a stream gathered on the surface of the airstrip runway and Jessie goes in search of some good wood to make a raft.

15:25 Life Below Zero: Highways Of The Arctic

Sue goes adventuring for a bucket load of coal. The Hailstones sail back to Kiwalik with a string of new boats. Jessie chops down some trees to get him through the winter. Ricko lines out some fishing nets.

16:15 Frozen Planet: Spring

In Spring, the Polar animals must mate and fall pregnant quickly to ensure the survival of their young before the end of the very short summer.

17:05 The Supervet: Britney, Bella & Skyla

Pets in need of Noel's help include Skyla who has a mystery issue, pug dog Britney who is showing signs of neurological damage, and Bella a Jack Russel puppy who has a fractured pelvis.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 1

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful hurricane in a decade to strike the United States, rips a coastal town apart and dumps a once-in-a-thousand-year rainfall that drowns the city of Houston.

19:00 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Powers of Adaptation

In this episode, we look at how our bodies have evolved through time and how our powers have changed through the ages. We will meet a man who has lived with wolves and another who can communicate with wild animals.

20:00 The Psychedelic Drug Trial: A Cure for Depression?: Episode 1

We follow the work of a pioneering team of scientists seeking to legitimise through serious scientific research, the use of class A drugs in the fight against depression.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Brink of Winter

Sue Aikens must hunt for caribou before they disappear from the tundra. Jessie Holmes scouts his new land for future hunting grounds.

22:00 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

23:00 Frozen Planet: Spring

In Spring, the Polar animals must mate and fall pregnant quickly to ensure the survival of their young before the end of the very short summer.

23:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 1

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful hurricane in a decade to strike the United States, rips a coastal town apart and dumps a once-in-a-thousand-year rainfall that drowns the city of Houston.

00:55 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Powers of Adaptation

In this episode, we look at how our bodies have evolved through time and how our powers have changed through the ages. We will meet a man who has lived with wolves and another who can communicate with wild animals.

01:45 The Psychedelic Drug Trial: A Cure for Depression?: Episode 1

We follow the work of a pioneering team of scientists seeking to legitimise through serious scientific research, the use of class A drugs in the fight against depression.

02:35 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

03:25 Frozen Planet: Spring

In Spring, the Polar animals must mate and fall pregnant quickly to ensure the survival of their young before the end of the very short summer.

04:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 1

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful hurricane in a decade to strike the United States, rips a coastal town apart and dumps a once-in-a-thousand-year rainfall that drowns the city of Houston.

05:10 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Powers of Adaptation

In this episode, we look at how our bodies have evolved through time and how our powers have changed through the ages. We will meet a man who has lived with wolves and another who can communicate with wild animals.

 


4 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Deadly 60: Ecuador Jungle

Steve and the team head to Sani Lodge in the Amazon rainforest to find one of the most feared snakes on Earth - the fer de lance. However, finding one won't be easy in this dense jungle habitat.

06:25 Super Squirrels

The squirrel family is one of the most widespread on earth, so what is the secret to their success? We uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky characters.

07:20 Meet The Bears (Natural World): Episode 1

How bears across the world have overcome the challenges of life - from finding food and raising cubs to confronting rivals and habitat loss - all thanks to brains, brawn and amazing adaptability.

08:20 Florida: America's Animal Paradise: Episode 1

With the help of pioneering scientists, will Florida's wildlife continue to weather the storm of a growing human population and a cast of animal invaders?

09:15 Frozen Planet: Spring

In Spring, the Polar animals must mate and fall pregnant quickly to ensure the survival of their young before the end of the very short summer.

10:05 The Supervet: Britney, Bella & Skyla

Pets in need of Noel's help include Skyla who has a mystery issue, pug dog Britney who is showing signs of neurological damage, and Bella a Jack Russel puppy who has a fractured pelvis.

10:55 Deadly Disasters: Episode 9

An intense area of low pressure that forms over warm waters, tropical cyclones are responsible for some of the most catastrophic weather events. Their deadly winds and torrential rain wreak destruction on an unprecedented scale.

11:50 Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers: The Yangtze

Simon follows the Yangtze to Dazu where he sees ancient rock carvings before arriving at the Three Gorges Dam, the world's biggest power station.

12:45 Russia with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

Simon visits the East of Russia, where the government are trying to maintain a grip on the population as people move West. He is finally driven from the area by the corrupt Russian authorities who have been following and harassing him.

13:40 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Powers of Adaptation

In this episode, we look at how our bodies have evolved through time and how our powers have changed through the ages. We will meet a man who has lived with wolves and another who can communicate with wild animals.

14:35 Life Below Zero: Back in the Saddle

Andy returns home to pick up the pieces. Jessie must harvest salmon before the close of the fishing season. Sue searches the local waterways for winter food. The Hailstones gather key resources.

15:25 Life Below Zero: Race Against Time

Sue tracks a lone predator. The Hailstones have a chance at a key resource. Jessie builds a new cabin, and Andy fights the clock.

16:15 Frozen Planet: Summer

In Summer, there is 24 hour daylight in the Poles. The land becomes green and productive, and there is an abundance of food for the baby animals.

17:05 The Supervet: Ren, Tallulah & Dave

Pets in need of Noel's help include Wren a terrier cross breed with a severe foot injury. Talulah a 70kg newfoundland and Dave a French bulldog with a spinal deformity.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 2

A record breaking twister rips through the city of Tuscaloosa in Alabama, USA. A couple of students have a terrifying close encounter and the city hospital is swamped by hundreds of casualties.

19:00 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 5

How close is the African Rhino to extinction? Ben finds out.

20:00 Impossible Railways: Reaching New Heights

In this episode we'll investigate the daring engineering that has overcome our greatest ranges, to create some of our most innovative railways.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Life and Death

Ricko DeWilde races against the freeze to fortify the family cabin. The Hailstones scout the land for seasonal resources. Sue Aikens must repair vital safety equipment before tundra storms arrive.

22:00 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 2

From around three months old, the animal babies can all get around on their own, but that means the struggle to find food really begins to hit home.

23:00 Frozen Planet: Summer

In Summer, there is 24 hour daylight in the Poles. The land becomes green and productive, and there is an abundance of food for the baby animals.

00:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 2

A record breaking twister rips through the city of Tuscaloosa in Alabama, USA. A couple of students have a terrifying close encounter and the city hospital is swamped by hundreds of casualties.

01:00 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 5

How close is the African Rhino to extinction? Ben finds out.

01:50 Impossible Railways: Reaching New Heights

In this episode we'll investigate the daring engineering that has overcome our greatest ranges, to create some of our most innovative railways.

02:40 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 2

From around three months old, the animal babies can all get around on their own, but that means the struggle to find food really begins to hit home.

03:30 Frozen Planet: Summer

In Summer, there is 24 hour daylight in the Poles. The land becomes green and productive, and there is an abundance of food for the baby animals.

04:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 2

A record breaking twister rips through the city of Tuscaloosa in Alabama, USA. A couple of students have a terrifying close encounter and the city hospital is swamped by hundreds of casualties.

05:15 Life Below Zero: Life and Death

Ricko DeWilde races against the freeze to fortify the family cabin. The Hailstones scout the land for seasonal resources. Sue Aikens must repair vital safety equipment before tundra storms arrive.

 


5 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Deadly 60: Gabon Coast

Steve ventures to the wilds of Gabon in search of the small but deadly dwarf crocodile and infamous forest elephants. He also goes tracking with the Loango Chimpanzee Project.

06:25 Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Episode 1

Among other topics we see Michael Mosley investigating the best exercises for health, Alain Gregoire testing if you can cure a phobia in two hours, and Giles Yeo sees whether hot or cold drinks are better for cooling down.

07:20 Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Episode 2

This episode looks at food and the brain; the best exercises for the heart; treating psoriasis; 1-pack meals; early signs of dementia and other brain conditions such as Parkinsons; and whether salt can actually reduce blood pressure.

08:15 Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Episode 3

This episode tests whether an extra hour a week in nature improves your health; reveals why your body fat can make you thin; finds out if plant milks are better than dairy; and a mysterious illness that can transform a child's personality overnight.

09:10 Frozen Planet: Summer

In Summer, there is 24 hour daylight in the Poles. The land becomes green and productive, and there is an abundance of food for the baby animals.

10:05 The Supervet: Ren, Tallulah & Dave

Pets in need of Noel's help include Wren a terrier cross breed with a severe foot injury. Talulah a 70kg newfoundland and Dave a French bulldog with a spinal deformity.

10:55 Deadly Disasters: Episode 10

Through a confluence of violence, crop failure, extreme heat, surges in population, and disastrous governmental policy making, famine is one Mother Nature's disasters whose complex causes are near impossible to tackle.

11:50 Russia with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

Simon meets a remote Siberian mountain community that worships a former traffic cop who claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, and visits a largely Muslim region that's plagued by terrorism and jihadist violence.

12:45 Russia with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

Simon heads to illegally-occupied Crimea, where the region is suffering with drought after Ukraine cut their water supply. He then discovers depopulated rural villages that feel abandoned by the government.

13:40 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 5

How close is the African Rhino to extinction? Ben finds out.

14:30 Life Below Zero: No One Fights Alone

Chip Hailstone goes on a duck hunt while Agnes and the girls pick berries. Sue looks out for some caribou meat. Jessie goes looking for a big bear. Andy and Denise collect water with hope of restoring the greenhouse.

15:20 Life Below Zero: Cost of Winter

Ricko DeWilde heads out on a proxy moose hunt. Sue Aikens builds an arctic entryway. The Hailstones pass down family fishing techniques. Andy Bassich revives his land after his injury.

16:15 Frozen Planet: Autumn

As Autumn draws near, the Polar animals must fatten up, finish raising their young, and take the opportunity to play and socialise.

17:05 The Supervet: Bertie, Jade & Sophie

Pets in need of Noel's help include fox red labrador puppy Bertie with a leg injury, Jade a cat with a deformed back leg and Sophie a springer spaniel with a painful knee.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 3

Two devastating earthquakes hit Mexico in quick succession, sending beauty queens fleeing for their lives, and citizens of Mexico City into blind panic as buildings collapse around them.

19:00 Earth from Space: Colourful Planet

From space Earth is a kaleidoscope. Turquoise plankton blooms trigger a feeding frenzy, China turns yellow with rapeseed flowers, and mysterious green lights appear in the ocean.

20:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Taking Chances

Andy Bassich and Denise Becker attempt a harvest that isn't usually available this time of year. Iriqtaiq Hailstone sets out to help her sisters and to teach her son a native skill.

22:00 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Powers of Adaptation

In this episode, we look at how our bodies have evolved through time and how our powers have changed through the ages. We will meet a man who has lived with wolves and another who can communicate with wild animals.

23:00 Frozen Planet: Autumn

As Autumn draws near, the Polar animals must fatten up, finish raising their young, and take the opportunity to play and socialise.

23:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 3

Two devastating earthquakes hit Mexico in quick succession, sending beauty queens fleeing for their lives, and citizens of Mexico City into blind panic as buildings collapse around them.

00:50 Earth from Space: Colourful Planet

From space Earth is a kaleidoscope. Turquoise plankton blooms trigger a feeding frenzy, China turns yellow with rapeseed flowers, and mysterious green lights appear in the ocean.

01:45 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

02:35 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Powers of Adaptation

In this episode, we look at how our bodies have evolved through time and how our powers have changed through the ages. We will meet a man who has lived with wolves and another who can communicate with wild animals.

03:25 Frozen Planet: Autumn

As Autumn draws near, the Polar animals must fatten up, finish raising their young, and take the opportunity to play and socialise.

04:15 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 3

Two devastating earthquakes hit Mexico in quick succession, sending beauty queens fleeing for their lives, and citizens of Mexico City into blind panic as buildings collapse around them.

05:05 Earth from Space: Colourful Planet

From space Earth is a kaleidoscope. Turquoise plankton blooms trigger a feeding frenzy, China turns yellow with rapeseed flowers, and mysterious green lights appear in the ocean.

 


6 AUGUST 2021

06:00 The Supervet: Ralph, Scrumpy & Buster

Pets in need of Noel's help include Clumber Spaniel Scrumpy who needs a MRI scan on his back, Dachshund Ralph who is having trouble moving and Briard Buster who returns seven years after surgery.

06:50 Secrets of the Superfactories: Episode 4

Green car factory VW Chattanooga, nitrogen fresh Illy coffee, classic yellow JCB backhoe loaders and robot-made Strandberg guitars, we discover why each are a superfactory.

07:35 Secrets of the Superfactories: Episode 5

Cars, chips, toys and toilets. Behind the scenes at Maserati, Frito-Lay, Bandai and Armitage Shanks, we see how these useful products are innovatively produced.

08:25 Secrets of the Superfactories: Episode 6

Revealing the inner workings of UPS, delivering to the world Brompton bicycles, Rold locking washing machines, and Nongshim instant noodles.

09:15 Frozen Planet: Autumn

As Autumn draws near, the Polar animals must fatten up, finish raising their young, and take the opportunity to play and socialise.

10:05 The Supervet: Bertie, Jade & Sophie

Pets in need of Noel's help include fox red labrador puppy Bertie with a leg injury, Jade a cat with a deformed back leg and Sophie a springer spaniel with a painful knee.

10:55 Avalanche: Making A Deadly Snowstorm

Can we predict avalanches? How can we save more lives? A team of scientists led by Prof Danielle George create a massive avalanche to find out.

11:50 Cornwall with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

Simon Reeve travels through glorious Cornwall during a summer like no other, as the county emerges from lockdown and businesses are in a race to survive.

12:45 Cornwall with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

Simon investigates the environmental challenges facing Cornwall and the rest of the country, and on the way encounters some of its iconic wildlife, including Britain's largest predator, the huge grey seal.

13:40 Earth from Space: Colourful Planet

From space Earth is a kaleidoscope. Turquoise plankton blooms trigger a feeding frenzy, China turns yellow with rapeseed flowers, and mysterious green lights appear in the ocean.

14:35 Life Below Zero: Adapt or Die

Sue pursues a bear. Jessie hunts small game. The Hailstones build a sled for baby Wade. Glenn hunts a moose.

15:25 Life Below Zero: Darkness Approaches

Sue wolverine-proofs her camp. Ricko hunts Moose. Jessie rescues his boat. The Hailstones prepare for winter.

16:15 Frozen Planet: Winter

As a super-freeze spreads and darkness descends on the poles, the snow and ice become surprising allies for some animals.

17:05 The Supervet: Ralph, Scrumpy & Buster

Pets in need of Noel's help include Clumber Spaniel Scrumpy who needs a MRI scan on his back, Dachshund Ralph who is having trouble moving and Briard Buster who returns seven years after surgery.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 4

A rare tornado decimates a small town in rural Uruguay, snaring a man in his car and obliterating a huge warehouse.

19:00 Michael Palin's Travels: Series 1, Episode 6

Michael Palin recalls his travels to the Himalaya mountain range in 2004, and his travels into Tibet where he reaches Everest Base Camp. Then he moves on to Nagaland to meet a head hunting tribe, before visiting Bhutan, still unspoilt by modern life, and finally winding his way down to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal.

20:00 Sue Perkins: Along the US-Mexico Border: Episode 1

Sue Perkins goes on an extraordinary journey along one of the most contentious borders in the world. The news coverage of the US-Mexico border presents an area full of drug trafficking, violent cartels, desperate migrants and, of course, Trump's wall.

21:00 Life Below Zero: The Other Side

Ricko DeWilde travels to cursed lands to finally lay his brother's spirit to rest. Sue Aikens ventures into the tundra to map the shifting landscape.

22:00 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 7

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

23:00 Frozen Planet: Winter

As a super-freeze spreads and darkness descends on the poles, the snow and ice become surprising allies for some animals.

23:50 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 4

A rare tornado decimates a small town in rural Uruguay, snaring a man in his car and obliterating a huge warehouse.

00:40 Michael Palin's Travels: Series 1, Episode 6

Michael Palin recalls his travels to the Himalaya mountain range in 2004, and his travels into Tibet where he reaches Everest Base Camp. Then he moves on to Nagaland to meet a head hunting tribe, before visiting Bhutan, still unspoilt by modern life, and finally winding his way down to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal.

01:25 Sue Perkins: Along the US-Mexico Border: Episode 1

Sue Perkins goes on an extraordinary journey along one of the most contentious borders in the world. The news coverage of the US-Mexico border presents an area full of drug trafficking, violent cartels, desperate migrants and, of course, Trump's wall.

02:20 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 7

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

03:10 Frozen Planet: Winter

As a super-freeze spreads and darkness descends on the poles, the snow and ice become surprising allies for some animals.

04:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 4

A rare tornado decimates a small town in rural Uruguay, snaring a man in his car and obliterating a huge warehouse.

04:50 Michael Palin's Travels: Series 1, Episode 6

Michael Palin recalls his travels to the Himalaya mountain range in 2004, and his travels into Tibet where he reaches Everest Base Camp. Then he moves on to Nagaland to meet a head hunting tribe, before visiting Bhutan, still unspoilt by modern life, and finally winding his way down to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal.

05:35 Deadly 60: Gabon Coast

Steve ventures to the wilds of Gabon in search of the small but deadly dwarf crocodile and infamous forest elephants. He also goes tracking with the Loango Chimpanzee Project.

 


7 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Impossible Railways: Reaching New Heights

In this episode we'll investigate the daring engineering that has overcome our greatest ranges, to create some of our most innovative railways.

06:50 Florida: America's Animal Paradise: Episode 1

With the help of pioneering scientists, will Florida's wildlife continue to weather the storm of a growing human population and a cast of animal invaders?

07:50 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 3, Episode 11

Wildfires ravage California, a tornado terrorises people trapped in a gas station, daredevils skydive over Antarctica, and a microburst causes chaos.

08:40 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 3, Episode 12

Devastating floods trap residents in Australia, a base jumper gets stranded in freezing temperatures and a destructive hail storm batters Texas.

09:35 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 3, Episode 13

A volcano eruption in Hawaii destroys a neighbourhood, and good Samaritans rescue residents trapped in Hurricane Harvey's deadly flood waters.

10:30 Impossible Railways: Reaching New Heights

In this episode we'll investigate the daring engineering that has overcome our greatest ranges, to create some of our most innovative railways.

11:20 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Yorkshire

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to see the Owens in the Yorkshire Dales.

12:10 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Wales

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he heads back to a remote part of Wales to see Emma, who lives in an incredibly unique home.

13:00 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Devon

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode he returns to the wilds of Devon, to see the Mason family.

13:50 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Fair Isle

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to Fair Isle, an island in Shetland in northern Scotland, where Tommy Hindman lives.

14:35 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Exmoor

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to the Exmoor National Park where Simon and Debbie Dawson live.

15:25 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Scotland

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to Scotland to see the Goddard family who live off-grid.

16:15 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Powers of Adaptation

In this episode, we look at how our bodies have evolved through time and how our powers have changed through the ages. We will meet a man who has lived with wolves and another who can communicate with wild animals.

17:10 Michael Palin's Travels: Series 1, Episode 6

Michael Palin recalls his travels to the Himalaya mountain range in 2004, and his travels into Tibet where he reaches Everest Base Camp. Then he moves on to Nagaland to meet a head hunting tribe, before visiting Bhutan, still unspoilt by modern life, and finally winding his way down to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal.

18:00 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

19:00 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 8

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

20:00 Blood of the Clans: The Highland Rogue

Neil Oliver turns his attention to a true Scottish legend - a certain Rob Roy MacGregor. For centuries, Rob has been celebrated as a colourful Highland maverick, but what is the true story?

21:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

22:00 The Psychedelic Drug Trial: A Cure for Depression?: Episode 1

We follow the work of a pioneering team of scientists seeking to legitimise through serious scientific research, the use of class A drugs in the fight against depression.

23:00 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Powers of Adaptation

In this episode, we look at how our bodies have evolved through time and how our powers have changed through the ages. We will meet a man who has lived with wolves and another who can communicate with wild animals.

00:00 Michael Palin's Travels: Series 1, Episode 6

Michael Palin recalls his travels to the Himalaya mountain range in 2004, and his travels into Tibet where he reaches Everest Base Camp. Then he moves on to Nagaland to meet a head hunting tribe, before visiting Bhutan, still unspoilt by modern life, and finally winding his way down to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal.

00:55 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

01:45 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 8

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

02:35 Blood of the Clans: The Highland Rogue

Neil Oliver turns his attention to a true Scottish legend - a certain Rob Roy MacGregor. For centuries, Rob has been celebrated as a colourful Highland maverick, but what is the true story?

03:30 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Powers of Adaptation

In this episode, we look at how our bodies have evolved through time and how our powers have changed through the ages. We will meet a man who has lived with wolves and another who can communicate with wild animals.

04:20 Michael Palin's Travels: Series 1, Episode 6

Michael Palin recalls his travels to the Himalaya mountain range in 2004, and his travels into Tibet where he reaches Everest Base Camp. Then he moves on to Nagaland to meet a head hunting tribe, before visiting Bhutan, still unspoilt by modern life, and finally winding his way down to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal.

05:10 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

 


8 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Frozen Planet: To the End of the Earth

An introductory look at the Poles, and how these two extreme environments are important to all life on Earth.

06:50 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Wales

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he heads back to a remote part of Wales to see Emma, who lives in an incredibly unique home.

07:40 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Devon

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode he returns to the wilds of Devon, to see the Mason family.

08:30 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Fair Isle

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to Fair Isle, an island in Shetland in northern Scotland, where Tommy Hindman lives.

09:20 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Exmoor

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to the Exmoor National Park where Simon and Debbie Dawson live.

10:05 Ben Fogle: Return To The Wild UK: Scotland

Ben Fogle returns to meet his previous contributors who set up home in remote locations. In this episode, he returns to Scotland to see the Goddard family who live off-grid.

10:55 Frozen Planet: To the End of the Earth

An introductory look at the Poles, and how these two extreme environments are important to all life on Earth.

11:50 Frozen Planet: Spring

In Spring, the Polar animals must mate and fall pregnant quickly to ensure the survival of their young before the end of the very short summer.

12:40 Frozen Planet: Summer

In Summer, there is 24 hour daylight in the Poles. The land becomes green and productive, and there is an abundance of food for the baby animals.

13:35 Frozen Planet: Autumn

As Autumn draws near, the Polar animals must fatten up, finish raising their young, and take the opportunity to play and socialise.

14:25 Frozen Planet: Winter

As a super-freeze spreads and darkness descends on the poles, the snow and ice become surprising allies for some animals.

15:20 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 2

From around three months old, the animal babies can all get around on their own, but that means the struggle to find food really begins to hit home.

16:10 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

17:05 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 5

How close is the African Rhino to extinction? Ben finds out.

18:00 Impossible Railways: Reaching New Heights

In this episode we'll investigate the daring engineering that has overcome our greatest ranges, to create some of our most innovative railways.

19:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

20:00 Earth from Space: Colourful Planet

From space Earth is a kaleidoscope. Turquoise plankton blooms trigger a feeding frenzy, China turns yellow with rapeseed flowers, and mysterious green lights appear in the ocean.

21:00 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

22:00 Blood of the Clans: The Highland Rogue

Neil Oliver turns his attention to a true Scottish legend - a certain Rob Roy MacGregor. For centuries, Rob has been celebrated as a colourful Highland maverick, but what is the true story?

23:00 How Did They Build That?: Episode 3

How can a glass dome be built big enough to house a mountain? What happens when a major railway station is completely taken apart and rebuilt - during the rush hour?

23:55 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 5

How close is the African Rhino to extinction? Ben finds out.

00:50 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

01:40 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

02:30 Earth from Space: Colourful Planet

From space Earth is a kaleidoscope. Turquoise plankton blooms trigger a feeding frenzy, China turns yellow with rapeseed flowers, and mysterious green lights appear in the ocean.

03:25 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

04:15 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

05:05 Earth from Space: Colourful Planet

From space Earth is a kaleidoscope. Turquoise plankton blooms trigger a feeding frenzy, China turns yellow with rapeseed flowers, and mysterious green lights appear in the ocean.

 


9 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: What's in Your Food?

This episode features a selection of stories that take one some well-known food-related myths, looks at food that are deeply embedded in culture, and unravels the science behind some frequently asked questions about food.

06:25 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 1

The Bahamas gets pounded by 200mph winds during category 5 Hurricane Dorian, the most intense cyclone the country has ever seen. A mother and her baby are forced to swim through shark infested waters.

07:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 2

A 19-year-old girl and her father go face-to-face with a fast-moving inferno as wildfires rip through Victoria, Australia. In the French Alps, two British skiers are engulfed by an avalanche.

08:15 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 3

In Arkansas, two storm chasers help warn people that a tornado is barrelling towards them, wreaking havoc on downtown Jonesboro and leaving a trail of destruction.

09:05 Frozen Planet: Winter

As a super-freeze spreads and darkness descends on the poles, the snow and ice become surprising allies for some animals.

10:00 The Supervet: Ralph, Scrumpy & Buster

Pets in need of Noel's help include Clumber Spaniel Scrumpy who needs a MRI scan on his back, Dachshund Ralph who is having trouble moving and Briard Buster who returns seven years after surgery.

10:55 Hurricane Man: Episode 1

Storm-chaser Josh Morgerman heads into the fourth most powerful hurricane to hit mainland American since records began. Category 4 Hurricane Michael brings wind speeds of 155mph and unleashes more energy than an atomic bomb on Florida's Panama City.

11:40 North America with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

Simon begins his most ambitious journey yet; travelling the entire length of the Americas. In this first leg, Simon travels from Alaska, down through Canada to Vancouver.

12:40 North America with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

In the second leg of his journey, Simon travels down the Rocky Mountains. In Montana, he meets a former Silicon Valley executive who has envisaged a new future for the land.

13:35 Michael Palin's Travels: Series 1, Episode 6

Michael Palin recalls his travels to the Himalaya mountain range in 2004, and his travels into Tibet where he reaches Everest Base Camp. Then he moves on to Nagaland to meet a head hunting tribe, before visiting Bhutan, still unspoilt by modern life, and finally winding his way down to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal.

14:25 Life Below Zero: The Freeze Up

Sue searches for food. Ricko teaches his children to hunt. Jessie packs down a trail for his dogs. The Hailstones go ice fishing.

15:20 Life Below Zero: Weather the Storm

Sue secures her camp before a long trip. Ricko helps repair his uncle's cabin. Jessie competes in a sled dog race. The Hailstones prepare for an intense storm.

16:10 Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier

A story of exploration and modern-day adventure, this episode reveals how human ingenuity enables us to survive at the Poles.

17:00 Deadly 60: Rhino Rescue Special

Steve travels to South Africa where he explores the plight of the rhino. Sought after for their horns, these animals are on the verge of being poached to extinction.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 5

The Cape in South Africa is struck by a devastating double pronged attack, of a violent storm and catastrophic wildfires that overwhelm the emergency services.

19:00 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 3

Approaching the end of their first year on Earth, the animal babies take on the most complex challenges of their lives. A mountain gorilla infant learns the co-ordination to roam free in the forest.

20:00 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 8

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Into the Night

Sue Aikens must protect Kavik from the dangers that lurk in the shadows. The Hailstones use the cover of night to search for food under the ice.

22:00 Impossible Railways: Reaching New Heights

In this episode we'll investigate the daring engineering that has overcome our greatest ranges, to create some of our most innovative railways.

23:00 Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier

A story of exploration and modern-day adventure, this episode reveals how human ingenuity enables us to survive at the Poles.

23:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 5

The Cape in South Africa is struck by a devastating double pronged attack, of a violent storm and catastrophic wildfires that overwhelm the emergency services.

00:55 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 3

Approaching the end of their first year on Earth, the animal babies take on the most complex challenges of their lives. A mountain gorilla infant learns the co-ordination to roam free in the forest.

01:45 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 8

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

02:40 Impossible Railways: Reaching New Heights

In this episode we'll investigate the daring engineering that has overcome our greatest ranges, to create some of our most innovative railways.

03:25 Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier

A story of exploration and modern-day adventure, this episode reveals how human ingenuity enables us to survive at the Poles.

04:15 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 5

The Cape in South Africa is struck by a devastating double pronged attack, of a violent storm and catastrophic wildfires that overwhelm the emergency services.

05:05 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 3

Approaching the end of their first year on Earth, the animal babies take on the most complex challenges of their lives. A mountain gorilla infant learns the co-ordination to roam free in the forest.

 


10 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Hurricane Man: Episode 2

Josh Morgerman continues to document Hurricane Michael, as its devastating course progresses over Panama City. As 155mph winds wreak havoc on the city, it's a fight for survival.

06:50 Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta: Bolivia

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores Bolivia to learn new perspectives and to seek answers about heart health, a topic that has directly affected him and his family.

07:30 Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta: Japan

Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes to Japan to see how inhabitants of Tokyo deal with work-induced stress, and to learn why people in Okinawa live such long lives.

08:15 Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta: Turkey

Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to Turkey, a cultural crossroads where science and mysticism coexist, to find alternative ways of managing health and fighting disease.

09:00 Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier

A story of exploration and modern-day adventure, this episode reveals how human ingenuity enables us to survive at the Poles.

09:50 Deadly 60: Rhino Rescue Special

Steve travels to South Africa where he explores the plight of the rhino. Sought after for their horns, these animals are on the verge of being poached to extinction.

10:20 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

10:45 Hurricane Man: Episode 2

Josh Morgerman continues to document Hurricane Michael, as its devastating course progresses over Panama City. As 155mph winds wreak havoc on the city, it's a fight for survival.

11:35 North America with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

In the third leg of his journey, Simon Reeve is travelling down the length of California.

12:35 North America with Simon Reeve: Episode 4

In Texas, Simon joins the US Border Patrol, who pick up migrants who have illegally crossed the Rio Grande river in search of a new life.

13:30 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 3

Approaching the end of their first year on Earth, the animal babies take on the most complex challenges of their lives. A mountain gorilla infant learns the co-ordination to roam free in the forest.

14:25 Life Below Zero: Hard Knocks

Sue repairs her cabin in Chena. The DeWildes set a net. Jessie spends time with his young dogs. Chip receives medical attention after an accident.

15:20 Life Below Zero: Best Laid Plans

Sue continues to restore her cabin. Ricko travels with his son to the family cabin. Jessie gathers firewood. The Hailstones go muskox hunting.

16:10 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 1

David returns to his most magical place on earth, the Great Barrier Reef. In episode one he descends beneath the waves at night in the state-of-the-art Triton submersible.

17:00 Deadly 60: Bali

Steve sets sail to Bali for a diving adventure to find a giant ocean sunfish. He rescues fish trapped in an abandoned net and meets the teenagers fighting to ban plastic bags on the island.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 6

The Category 4 Hurricane Maria is chronicled by a petrified student as it completely decimates the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, cutting off power and water for months.

19:00 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: The Powers of the Brain

In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France's best magicians as we explain just what our amazing brains are capable of!

20:00 What Are We Feeding Our Kids?: Episode 1

Is ultra-processed food causing obesity in children, and could it even be addictive? Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates as he undergoes an experiment that shocks the scientists.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Bone Cold

The Hailstones brave the freeze to seek new land for the expanding family. Sue Aikens must replenish her resources in Chena to survive the brutal cold.

22:00 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

23:00 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 1

David returns to his most magical place on earth, the Great Barrier Reef. In episode one he descends beneath the waves at night in the state-of-the-art Triton submersible.

23:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 6

The Category 4 Hurricane Maria is chronicled by a petrified student as it completely decimates the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, cutting off power and water for months.

00:50 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: The Powers of the Brain

In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France's best magicians as we explain just what our amazing brains are capable of!

01:40 What Are We Feeding Our Kids?: Episode 1

Is ultra-processed food causing obesity in children, and could it even be addictive? Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates as he undergoes an experiment that shocks the scientists.

02:35 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

03:25 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 1

David returns to his most magical place on earth, the Great Barrier Reef. In episode one he descends beneath the waves at night in the state-of-the-art Triton submersible.

04:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 6

The Category 4 Hurricane Maria is chronicled by a petrified student as it completely decimates the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, cutting off power and water for months.

05:10 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: The Powers of the Brain

In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France's best magicians as we explain just what our amazing brains are capable of!

 


11 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: It's Not Just You

This episode handpicks a bunch of experiences that are common to human beings, no matter what age, lifestyle or cultural background they come from. It makes a great case to prove that - you are not the only one and there are others just like you.

06:25 The Octopus In My House: Episode 1

A professor develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus when he invites it to live in his home to learn about its intelligence.

07:20 Hippos: Africa's River Giants

David Attenborough reveals the life of the hippopotamus as never seen before. With incredible underwater footage, this film delves into the world of the hippo - an animal that cannot swim yet is utterly dependent on water.

08:15 Humpback Whales: A Detective Story

A near-death experience with a humpback whale has haunted documentary maker Tom Mustill. In this documentary, Tom investigates the behavior of humpbacks and their close encounters with humans.

09:10 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 1

David returns to his most magical place on earth, the Great Barrier Reef. In episode one he descends beneath the waves at night in the state-of-the-art Triton submersible.

10:05 Deadly 60: Bali

Steve sets sail to Bali for a diving adventure to find a giant ocean sunfish. He rescues fish trapped in an abandoned net and meets the teenagers fighting to ban plastic bags on the island.

10:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

11:00 Hurricane Man: Episode 3

Josh takes his British documentary team into their first typhoon, and his novice chasers face a twin threat from Typhoon Soulik, and hot on its heels - Typhoon Cimaron.

11:45 North America with Simon Reeve: Episode 5

In Belize, Simon dives on a coral reef off, visits a rescue centre for orphaned manatees and witnesses a gun battle between armed park rangers and intruders from neighbouring Guatemala intent on clearing the rainforest for farming.

12:40 The Coffee Trail with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

Simon Reeve embarks on a journey across Vietnam to investigate the production of coffee.

13:35 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: The Powers of the Brain

In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France's best magicians as we explain just what our amazing brains are capable of!

14:30 Life Below Zero: New Horizons

Sue collects firewood. Ricko and his son Skyler go beaver trapping. Jessie explores his newly purchased land. The Hailstones move up river.

15:20 Life Below Zero: Ahead of the Game

Sue travels home to Kavik. Andy and Denise return to Eagle. Jessie prepares for the Iditarod. The Hailstones do chores in Kiwalik.

16:10 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 2

David continues exploring the Great Barrier Reef aboard the research vessel Alucia, and visits the green sea turtle nesting grounds on Raine Island, sixty years after his previous visit.

17:00 Deadly 60: Gabon Jungle

Steve travels to Gabon for the first time. Exploring Loango National Park, Steve goes in search of crocodiles, surprisingly deadly chimpanzees and feisty forest elephants.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 7

North California is besieged by a spate of raging wildfires. A couple of skate kids get a unique before and after perspective of a pretty town reduced to ashes.

19:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Pembrokeshire

Ben meets a Pembrokeshire family living on the side of a rugged mountain, where they catch and forage for their own food and salvage junk for homemade inventions.

20:00 Impossible Railways: Waterworld

In this episode we discover how some of our greatest Railways have challenged engineering's greatest minds in their efforts to conquer our 'water world's'.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Man Down

The Hailstones are forced into action when one of their own suffers a critical injury on the ice. Jessie Holmes braves icy conditions to procure key resources.

22:00 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 3

Approaching the end of their first year on Earth, the animal babies take on the most complex challenges of their lives. A mountain gorilla infant learns the co-ordination to roam free in the forest.

23:00 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 2

David continues exploring the Great Barrier Reef aboard the research vessel Alucia, and visits the green sea turtle nesting grounds on Raine Island, sixty years after his previous visit.

23:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 7

North California is besieged by a spate of raging wildfires. A couple of skate kids get a unique before and after perspective of a pretty town reduced to ashes.

00:50 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Pembrokeshire

Ben meets a Pembrokeshire family living on the side of a rugged mountain, where they catch and forage for their own food and salvage junk for homemade inventions.

01:35 Impossible Railways: Waterworld

In this episode we discover how some of our greatest Railways have challenged engineering's greatest minds in their efforts to conquer our 'water world's'.

02:20 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 3

Approaching the end of their first year on Earth, the animal babies take on the most complex challenges of their lives. A mountain gorilla infant learns the co-ordination to roam free in the forest.

03:15 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 2

David continues exploring the Great Barrier Reef aboard the research vessel Alucia, and visits the green sea turtle nesting grounds on Raine Island, sixty years after his previous visit.

04:05 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 7

North California is besieged by a spate of raging wildfires. A couple of skate kids get a unique before and after perspective of a pretty town reduced to ashes.

04:50 Life Below Zero: Man Down

The Hailstones are forced into action when one of their own suffers a critical injury on the ice. Jessie Holmes braves icy conditions to procure key resources.

05:35 Got Science?: It's Not Just You

This episode handpicks a bunch of experiences that are common to human beings, no matter what age, lifestyle or cultural background they come from. It makes a great case to prove that - you are not the only one and there are others just like you.

 


12 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: Science of Sport

This episode features the million questions we tend to ask ourselves every time we watch an excellent game of sport, bringing the science behind sporting action!

06:25 Babies: Their Wonderful World: Becoming You

In the lab, Dr Emily Jones finds out if it's possible to spot a baby's temperament at just 6 months old. She identifies three basic temperaments: calm, excitable and cautious.

07:20 Babies: Their Wonderful World: Becoming Social

Episode two looks at the latest research into how we build social relationships. We set up a series of experiments about how babies become social and learn to relate to the people around them.

08:15 Babies: Their Wonderful World: Becoming Independent

We will look at the huge transition babies make as they learn to crawl. New research suggests that crawling triggers a new understanding about the world and its hazards.

09:10 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 2

David continues exploring the Great Barrier Reef aboard the research vessel Alucia, and visits the green sea turtle nesting grounds on Raine Island, sixty years after his previous visit.

10:00 Deadly 60: Gabon Jungle

Steve travels to Gabon for the first time. Exploring Loango National Park, Steve goes in search of crocodiles, surprisingly deadly chimpanzees and feisty forest elephants.

10:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

10:55 Hurricane Man: Episode 4

Josh and his documentary team are in the wake of Typhoon Cimaron in Japan, as Hurricane Lane explodes onto the scene, barrelling towards Hawaii and threatening historic landfall.

11:40 Ireland with Simon Reeve: Series 1, Episode 1

Simon begins his journey in the south of Ireland by para-motoring with an Irish explorer.

12:35 Ireland with Simon Reeve: Series 1, Episode 2

Simon visits the spectacular Giant's Causeway, and also explores kelp farming.

13:35 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Pembrokeshire

Ben meets a Pembrokeshire family living on the side of a rugged mountain, where they catch and forage for their own food and salvage junk for homemade inventions.

14:25 Life Below Zero: Arctic Discipline

Sue clears her runway of snow. Denise learns to dogsled. Jessie snares rabbits. Ricko teaches his son Skyler to hunt.

15:15 Life Below Zero: Ultimate Sacrifice

Sue goes ptarmigan hunting. Andy and Denise battle jumble ice. Jessie races in the Iditarod.

16:05 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 3

Since his last visit in 1957, David discovers how the reef has been dying at an alarming rate. The final episode reveals what scientists are doing to save this incredible habitat.

17:00 Deadly 60: Norway

Steve heads to Norway to dive with the planet's ultimate predator - the orca. He also witnesses the northern lights and gets up close to the mighty mouth of a humpback whale.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 8

Devastating mudflows flattens the Californian coastal community, Montecito, and sends a motorist on a terrifying rollercoaster ride. An inexperienced kayaker in South Africa gets swept up by a sudden flash flood, tumbling him over two waterfalls.

19:00 Earth from Space: Changing Planet

Cameras in space show that Earth is changing rapidly. Cities sprawl while forests and glaciers shrink. But in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape to save chimpanzees.

20:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Bloodlines

Chip and Carol Hailstone combat brutal conditions on a critical hunt to replenish the family's food supply. Sue Aikens utilizes her time in Chena to upkeep and maintain the property's structures.

22:00 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: The Powers of the Brain

In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France's best magicians as we explain just what our amazing brains are capable of!

23:00 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 3

Since his last visit in 1957, David discovers how the reef has been dying at an alarming rate. The final episode reveals what scientists are doing to save this incredible habitat.

00:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 8

Devastating mudflows flattens the Californian coastal community, Montecito, and sends a motorist on a terrifying rollercoaster ride. An inexperienced kayaker in South Africa gets swept up by a sudden flash flood, tumbling him over two waterfalls.

00:55 Earth from Space: Changing Planet

Cameras in space show that Earth is changing rapidly. Cities sprawl while forests and glaciers shrink. But in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape to save chimpanzees.

01:45 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

02:35 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: The Powers of the Brain

In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France's best magicians as we explain just what our amazing brains are capable of!

03:30 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 3

Since his last visit in 1957, David discovers how the reef has been dying at an alarming rate. The final episode reveals what scientists are doing to save this incredible habitat.

04:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 8

Devastating mudflows flattens the Californian coastal community, Montecito, and sends a motorist on a terrifying rollercoaster ride. An inexperienced kayaker in South Africa gets swept up by a sudden flash flood, tumbling him over two waterfalls.

05:10 Earth from Space: Changing Planet

Cameras in space show that Earth is changing rapidly. Cities sprawl while forests and glaciers shrink. But in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape to save chimpanzees.

 


13 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: Your Health and More

One could be mildly interested in the topic of health or a bracketed health conscious cookie - this episode has something for everyone. It has a bouquet of stories that are current and relevant, curated to pique interest.

06:25 Secrets of the Superfactories: Episode 7

From titanium to sugar, we shine a light on the superfactory secrets from Rolls Royce aerospace engines, GZ Vinyl records, Yamaha Motors motorbikes and Jelly Belly jelly beans.

07:15 Secrets of the Superfactories: Episode 8

We follow the story of Amazon parcels, POSCO steel, Tabasco hot sauce and Kia cars, discerning the cutting edge science and engineering utilized in these superfactories.

08:05 Stonehenge: The Lost Circle Revealed

Professor Alice Roberts follows a quest to reveal a secret of Stonehenge. A dedicated team of archaeologists led by Professor Mike Parker Pearson have compiled evidence to fill in a 400-year gap in our knowledge.

09:00 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 3

Since his last visit in 1957, David discovers how the reef has been dying at an alarming rate. The final episode reveals what scientists are doing to save this incredible habitat.

09:55 Deadly 60: Norway

Steve heads to Norway to dive with the planet's ultimate predator - the orca. He also witnesses the northern lights and gets up close to the mighty mouth of a humpback whale.

10:25 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

10:50 Hurricane Man: Episode 5

The team prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which threatens millions of people in North and South Carolina, while Super Typhoon Mangkhut rages towards the Philippines.

11:40 Greece with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

Off the island of Pserimos, Simon goes underwater with the divers who still hunt for the sea creature which made these islands rich: the natural sponge. Although, the island is beginning to struggle.

12:35 Greece with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

Simon Reeve travels from the Peloponnese peninsula to the rugged and mountainous north of the country. He finds out how the Greeks are coming to terms with a seemingly endless crisis.

13:30 Earth from Space: Changing Planet

Cameras in space show that Earth is changing rapidly. Cities sprawl while forests and glaciers shrink. But in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape to save chimpanzees.

14:25 Life Below Zero: Winter Inferno

Sue transports a new generator. Andy and Denise gather wood. Ricko and his kids hunt for muskrat. Chip and Agnes move camp.

15:15 Life Below Zero: Winters End

Sue hunts waterfowl. Andy and Denise fight the river breakup. Ricko and his kids hunt geese. The Hailstones hunt small game.

16:05 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef - Making Of

A look at how this incredible series was filmed, including the 360-degree camera rig that was strapped to Triton; the mini-submarine in which 88-year-old Attenborough journeyed to the deep.

17:00 Deadly 60: South Africa

Steve witnesses a serval hunting in the weird surroundings of a power station at night, puts snakes to the test in a chomp-off, and meets a rare spider.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 9

An extremely rare weather event, called a bomb cyclone, detonates across northeast America, snaring an elderly Michigan couple in a mass freeway pile-up and terrorising passengers on a cruise liner, battling mountainous seas.

19:00 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

In this first episode, Simon revisits the incredible characters he's met while travelling the globe and catches up with a ten-year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in Bangladesh.

20:00 Sue Perkins: Along the US-Mexico Border: Episode 2

Sue Perkins goes on an extraordinary journey along one of the most contentious borders in the world. The news coverage of the US-Mexico border presents an area full of drug trafficking, violent cartels, desperate migrants and, of course, Trump's wall.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Bare Bones

The Hailstones isolate at their camp in Kiwalik to seize seasonal harvests. Sue Aikens must scour the tundra to secure food to survive.

22:00 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 8

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

23:00 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef - Making Of

A look at how this incredible series was filmed, including the 360-degree camera rig that was strapped to Triton; the mini-submarine in which 88-year-old Attenborough journeyed to the deep.

23:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 9

An extremely rare weather event, called a bomb cyclone, detonates across northeast America, snaring an elderly Michigan couple in a mass freeway pile-up and terrorising passengers on a cruise liner, battling mountainous seas.

00:55 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

In this first episode, Simon revisits the incredible characters he's met while travelling the globe and catches up with a ten-year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in Bangladesh.

01:45 Sue Perkins: Along the US-Mexico Border: Episode 2

Sue Perkins goes on an extraordinary journey along one of the most contentious borders in the world. The news coverage of the US-Mexico border presents an area full of drug trafficking, violent cartels, desperate migrants and, of course, Trump's wall.

02:35 Coast Australia: Series 4, Episode 8

Exploring the history, geography and marine life of the Australia's stunning coastline.

03:30 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef - Making Of

A look at how this incredible series was filmed, including the 360-degree camera rig that was strapped to Triton; the mini-submarine in which 88-year-old Attenborough journeyed to the deep.

04:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 9

An extremely rare weather event, called a bomb cyclone, detonates across northeast America, snaring an elderly Michigan couple in a mass freeway pile-up and terrorising passengers on a cruise liner, battling mountainous seas.

05:10 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

In this first episode, Simon revisits the incredible characters he's met while travelling the globe and catches up with a ten-year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in Bangladesh.

 


14 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Impossible Railways: Waterworld

In this episode we discover how some of our greatest Railways have challenged engineering's greatest minds in their efforts to conquer our 'water world's'.

06:50 Humpback Whales: A Detective Story

A near-death experience with a humpback whale has haunted documentary maker Tom Mustill. In this documentary, Tom investigates the behavior of humpbacks and their close encounters with humans.

07:50 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 1

The Bahamas gets pounded by 200mph winds during category 5 Hurricane Dorian, the most intense cyclone the country has ever seen. A mother and her baby are forced to swim through shark infested waters.

08:40 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 2

A 19-year-old girl and her father go face-to-face with a fast-moving inferno as wildfires rip through Victoria, Australia. In the French Alps, two British skiers are engulfed by an avalanche.

09:35 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 3

In Arkansas, two storm chasers help warn people that a tornado is barrelling towards them, wreaking havoc on downtown Jonesboro and leaving a trail of destruction.

10:30 Impossible Railways: Waterworld

In this episode we discover how some of our greatest Railways have challenged engineering's greatest minds in their efforts to conquer our 'water world's'.

11:20 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: New Zealand

Ben returns to New Zealand to catch up with the Long family, who live a hunter-gatherer existence on the country's South Island in an area that is two days hike from the nearest road. So how have the children coped with such an isolated upbringing, and how have the parents maintained their relationship?

12:10 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: Georgia

Ben Fogle reunites with a man with a gift for craftsmanship living in the swamplands of Georgia. Ben discovers he has experienced a life-changing accident in the six years since they last met, but remains as competitive as he was on their original encounter.

13:00 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: Australia

Ben Fogle reunites with a couple living off the west coast of Australia, and discovers the logistical nightmares they have overcome to make a home for themselves on a desert island, as well as enduring the extremes of the Australian climate. While they have recently had cause to celebrate, their lives are becoming increasingly difficult, which may result in them moving on.

13:50 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: Arkansas, USA

Ben Fogle reunites with a former medical student living in the woodlands of Arkansas. Ben discovers the impact a series of injuries have had on his physically demanding wild lifestyle.

14:35 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: Fiji, Pacific Ocean

Ben Fogle is reunited with seafarer Rick, who has moved on to pastures new since their original encounter. When Rick last appeared on the series, he was living off the coast of French Polynesia, but he has since made a fresh start on the Pacific island of Fiji.

15:25 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: British Columbia, Canada

Ben Fogle revisits former war correspondent Julius Strauss and his wife Kristin, who live in British Columbia. Their home is in the middle of a mountainous region that is home to grizzly bears.

16:15 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: The Powers of the Brain

In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France's best magicians as we explain just what our amazing brains are capable of!

17:10 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

In this first episode, Simon revisits the incredible characters he's met while travelling the globe and catches up with a ten-year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in Bangladesh.

18:00 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

19:00 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 1

Part 1 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

20:00 Blood of the Clans: The Last Rebels

Neil Oliver reveals how Scotland was torn in two by the divided loyalties of the clans in Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion in 1745.

21:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

22:00 What Are We Feeding Our Kids?: Episode 1

Is ultra-processed food causing obesity in children, and could it even be addictive? Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates as he undergoes an experiment that shocks the scientists.

23:00 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: The Powers of the Brain

In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France's best magicians as we explain just what our amazing brains are capable of!

00:00 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

In this first episode, Simon revisits the incredible characters he's met while travelling the globe and catches up with a ten-year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in Bangladesh.

00:55 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

01:45 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 1

Part 1 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

02:35 Blood of the Clans: The Last Rebels

Neil Oliver reveals how Scotland was torn in two by the divided loyalties of the clans in Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion in 1745.

03:30 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: The Powers of the Brain

In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France's best magicians as we explain just what our amazing brains are capable of!

04:20 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

In this first episode, Simon revisits the incredible characters he's met while travelling the globe and catches up with a ten-year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in Bangladesh.

05:10 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

 


15 AUGUST 2021

06:00 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 1

David returns to his most magical place on earth, the Great Barrier Reef. In episode one he descends beneath the waves at night in the state-of-the-art Triton submersible.

06:55 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: New Zealand

Ben returns to New Zealand to catch up with the Long family, who live a hunter-gatherer existence on the country's South Island in an area that is two days hike from the nearest road. So how have the children coped with such an isolated upbringing, and how have the parents maintained their relationship?

07:40 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: Georgia

Ben Fogle reunites with a man with a gift for craftsmanship living in the swamplands of Georgia. Ben discovers he has experienced a life-changing accident in the six years since they last met, but remains as competitive as he was on their original encounter.

08:30 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: Australia

Ben Fogle reunites with a couple living off the west coast of Australia, and discovers the logistical nightmares they have overcome to make a home for themselves on a desert island, as well as enduring the extremes of the Australian climate. While they have recently had cause to celebrate, their lives are becoming increasingly difficult, which may result in them moving on.

09:15 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: Arkansas, USA

Ben Fogle reunites with a former medical student living in the woodlands of Arkansas. Ben discovers the impact a series of injuries have had on his physically demanding wild lifestyle.

10:05 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: Fiji, Pacific Ocean

Ben Fogle is reunited with seafarer Rick, who has moved on to pastures new since their original encounter. When Rick last appeared on the series, he was living off the coast of French Polynesia, but he has since made a fresh start on the Pacific island of Fiji.

10:55 Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild: British Columbia, Canada

Ben Fogle revisits former war correspondent Julius Strauss and his wife Kristin, who live in British Columbia. Their home is in the middle of a mountainous region that is home to grizzly bears.

11:45 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 1

David returns to his most magical place on earth, the Great Barrier Reef. In episode one he descends beneath the waves at night in the state-of-the-art Triton submersible.

12:35 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 2

David continues exploring the Great Barrier Reef aboard the research vessel Alucia, and visits the green sea turtle nesting grounds on Raine Island, sixty years after his previous visit.

13:30 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: Series 1, Episode 3

Since his last visit in 1957, David discovers how the reef has been dying at an alarming rate. The final episode reveals what scientists are doing to save this incredible habitat.

14:25 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef - Making Of

A look at how this incredible series was filmed, including the 360-degree camera rig that was strapped to Triton; the mini-submarine in which 88-year-old Attenborough journeyed to the deep.

15:20 Animal Babies: First Year On Earth: Episode 3

Approaching the end of their first year on Earth, the animal babies take on the most complex challenges of their lives. A mountain gorilla infant learns the co-ordination to roam free in the forest.

16:15 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

17:05 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Pembrokeshire

Ben meets a Pembrokeshire family living on the side of a rugged mountain, where they catch and forage for their own food and salvage junk for homemade inventions.

18:00 Impossible Railways: Waterworld

In this episode we discover how some of our greatest Railways have challenged engineering's greatest minds in their efforts to conquer our 'water world's'.

19:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

20:00 Earth from Space: Changing Planet

Cameras in space show that Earth is changing rapidly. Cities sprawl while forests and glaciers shrink. But in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape to save chimpanzees.

21:00 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

22:00 Blood of the Clans: The Last Rebels

Neil Oliver reveals how Scotland was torn in two by the divided loyalties of the clans in Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion in 1745.

23:00 How Did They Build That?: Episode 4

We visit an extraordinary bridge that spans a vast valley and becomes the tallest in the world, and a luxury hotel was built upside down in an abandoned quarry in China.

23:55 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Pembrokeshire

Ben meets a Pembrokeshire family living on the side of a rugged mountain, where they catch and forage for their own food and salvage junk for homemade inventions.

00:50 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

01:40 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

02:30 Earth from Space: Changing Planet

Cameras in space show that Earth is changing rapidly. Cities sprawl while forests and glaciers shrink. But in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape to save chimpanzees.

03:25 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

04:15 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

05:10 Earth from Space: Changing Planet

Cameras in space show that Earth is changing rapidly. Cities sprawl while forests and glaciers shrink. But in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape to save chimpanzees.

 


16 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: Science of Travel

People are travelling like never before. There is a rise in frequent flyers and no one wants to spend their weekends at home any more. This episode aims to cater to a world that's always on its feet.

06:25 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 4

In New South Wales, Australia, the worst bushfires in recent history attack multiple towns - overwhelming firefighters and trapping tourists at a lake front caravan park.

07:15 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 5

In Tennessee, a violent tornado touches down in downtown Nashville - interrupting a live news broadcast and raking through the city. At the Hamma Hamma Falls, a kayaker races to rescue his friend from a terrifying ordeal above a 60-foot waterfall.

08:10 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 6

In New Zealand, the White Island volcano erupts - with deadly consequences. A major storm pounds the city of Perth, triggering flash flooding, hail and a near-fatal road accident when a tree is blown on top of a driver.

09:00 David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef - Making Of

A look at how this incredible series was filmed, including the 360-degree camera rig that was strapped to Triton; the mini-submarine in which 88-year-old Attenborough journeyed to the deep.

09:55 Deadly 60: South Africa

Steve witnesses a serval hunting in the weird surroundings of a power station at night, puts snakes to the test in a chomp-off, and meets a rare spider.

10:25 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

10:50 Hurricane Man: Episode 6

Josh and Oli find an emergency shelter as Super Typhoon Mangkhut rages through the night in the Philippines, while in North Carolina, Hurricane Florence refuses to move on.

11:40 Mediterranean with Simon Reeve: Series 1, Episode 1

Simon Reeve embarks on the first leg of an extraordinary four-part journey around the Mediterranean, travelling from Malta across the sea to southern Italy and on to Albania.

12:35 Mediterranean with Simon Reeve: Series 1, Episode 2

Simon Reeve embarks on the second leg of his four-part journey around the Mediterranean, travelling from Cyprus, across the sea to Lebanon and on to Israel and the Gaza Strip.

13:30 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 1

In this first episode, Simon revisits the incredible characters he's met while travelling the globe and catches up with a ten-year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in Bangladesh.

14:20 Life Below Zero: First Blood

Sue expands her garden. Andy and Denise hunt waterfowl. Ricko teaches his kids to hunt. The Hailstones go on an egg hunt.

15:10 Life Below Zero: Shock and Awe

Sue fixes her Nodwell. Andy and Denise install solar panels. Jessie repairs his boat. The Hailstones go fishing.

16:00 Planet Earth II: Islands

From adorable pygmy sloths to huge living dragons, islands offer a refuge for the planet's strangest creatures. But life on these isolated lands is full of unexpected challenges.

17:05 Deadly 60: Ecuador Oceans

Steve heads to Ecuador to dive with the giant manta ray. He also gets a unique view of the biggest baby on earth and rescues a turtle caught in a fishing line.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 10

Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains live up to their name as America's most popular national park goes up in flames, sending a family on Thanksgiving holiday, and a resident high up in the hills, on death-defying escapes through blazing forest trails.

19:00 Penguins: Meet the Family: Episode 1

This is a stunning celebration of one of the most iconic and loved birds on Planet Earth.

20:00 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 1

Part 1 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

21:00 Life Below Zero: The Big Catch

Ricko DeWilde teaches his children to survive in the wild as they journey to Huslia. Sue Aikens updates her camp to improve her comfort.

22:00 Impossible Railways: Waterworld

In this episode we discover how some of our greatest Railways have challenged engineering's greatest minds in their efforts to conquer our 'water world's'.

23:00 Planet Earth II: Islands

From adorable pygmy sloths to huge living dragons, islands offer a refuge for the planet's strangest creatures. But life on these isolated lands is full of unexpected challenges.

00:10 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 10

Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains live up to their name as America's most popular national park goes up in flames, sending a family on Thanksgiving holiday, and a resident high up in the hills, on death-defying escapes through blazing forest trails.

01:10 Penguins: Meet the Family: Episode 1

This is a stunning celebration of one of the most iconic and loved birds on Planet Earth.

02:05 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 1

Part 1 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

02:55 Impossible Railways: Waterworld

In this episode we discover how some of our greatest Railways have challenged engineering's greatest minds in their efforts to conquer our 'water world's'.

03:45 Planet Earth II: Islands

From adorable pygmy sloths to huge living dragons, islands offer a refuge for the planet's strangest creatures. But life on these isolated lands is full of unexpected challenges.

04:45 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 10

Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains live up to their name as America's most popular national park goes up in flames, sending a family on Thanksgiving holiday, and a resident high up in the hills, on death-defying escapes through blazing forest trails.

05:35 Got Science?: Growing Up

A dozen external voices, old wives' tales and gentle advice come along as a person takes the journey from childhood into adulthood. This episode targets the confusion with various stories, helping in clearing the fog around many theories.

 


17 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: What's in Your Food?

This episode features a selection of stories that take one some well-known food-related myths, looks at food that are deeply embedded in culture, and unravels the science behind some frequently asked questions about food.

06:25 Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta: Italy

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores how a powerful tradition of food, family, and faith contribute to the surprising health of a country otherwise known for its vices.

07:10 Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta: India

Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to India to find the connection between the reemergence of traditional Indian health techniques, Ayurveda and Yoga and his Western medical training.

07:55 Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta: Norway

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the dark, desolate and chilly regions of northern Norway to find out how Norwegians have unlocked the secret to happiness.

08:40 Planet Earth II: Islands

From adorable pygmy sloths to huge living dragons, islands offer a refuge for the planet's strangest creatures. But life on these isolated lands is full of unexpected challenges.

09:40 Deadly 60: Ecuador Oceans

Steve heads to Ecuador to dive with the giant manta ray. He also gets a unique view of the biggest baby on earth and rescues a turtle caught in a fishing line.

10:10 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

10:35 Hurricane Man: Episode 7

Josh races to get into position with film-maker Caroline as Hurricane Willa barrels towards Sinaloa in western Mexico, while James faces an agonising decision over his own safety.

11:25 Mediterranean with Simon Reeve: Series 1, Episode 3

Simon Reeve embarks on the third leg of his four-part journey around the Mediterranean, travelling through Libya, Tunisia and across the sea to Sicily.

12:25 Mediterranean with Simon Reeve: Series 1, Episode 4

Simon Reeve embarks on the fourth and final leg of his journey around the Mediterranean, travelling from Morocco, across the sea to Spain, and on to Corsica and the French Riviera.

13:20 Penguins: Meet the Family: Episode 1

This is a stunning celebration of one of the most iconic and loved birds on Planet Earth.

14:15 Life Below Zero: Domino Effect

Sue cleans up her river and goes fishing. Andy and Denise repair a Jeep. Jessie falls trees and prepares wood. The Hailstones build a trapping cabin.

15:10 Life Below Zero: Bear Scare

Sue repurposes a snow melter. Ricko repairs his cabin. Jessie builds a new dock. The Hailstones go beachcombing.

16:00 Planet Earth II: Mountains

Great mountain ranges may provide some spectacular landscapes, but they are difficult habitats to live in. This film offers an intimate look at the secretive lives of mountain animals.

17:05 Deadly 60: Borneo

In Borneo, Steve gets strangled by a python on a night-time river expedition, climbs a 40-metre tree and finds out why our thirst for palm oil is threatening bears and orangutans.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 11

The worst earthquake in almost a century strikes Ecuador, trapping a family in their violently shaking apartment and forcing a policeman into an astonishingly brave rescue of his friend trapped under a collapsed hotel.

19:00 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Power to Heal Ourselves

In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark scientific explanations, we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes.

20:00 Vaccine: The Inside Story: Episode 1

Part 1 of 2. With unique access to vaccine teams in the US, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and China, we'll tell the definitive story of the race for the COVID-19 vaccine.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Bad Bones

Jessie Holmes must build a bridge to gain access to the land beyond his home. Sue Aikens makes critical updates to the facilities in Kavik.

22:00 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

23:00 Planet Earth II: Mountains

Great mountain ranges may provide some spectacular landscapes, but they are difficult habitats to live in. This film offers an intimate look at the secretive lives of mountain animals.

00:05 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 11

The worst earthquake in almost a century strikes Ecuador, trapping a family in their violently shaking apartment and forcing a policeman into an astonishingly brave rescue of his friend trapped under a collapsed hotel.

00:55 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Power to Heal Ourselves

In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark scientific explanations, we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes.

01:45 Vaccine: The Inside Story: Episode 1

Part 1 of 2. With unique access to vaccine teams in the US, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and China, we'll tell the definitive story of the race for the COVID-19 vaccine.

02:30 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

03:20 Planet Earth II: Mountains

Great mountain ranges may provide some spectacular landscapes, but they are difficult habitats to live in. This film offers an intimate look at the secretive lives of mountain animals.

04:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 11

The worst earthquake in almost a century strikes Ecuador, trapping a family in their violently shaking apartment and forcing a policeman into an astonishingly brave rescue of his friend trapped under a collapsed hotel.

05:10 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Power to Heal Ourselves

In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark scientific explanations, we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes.

 


18 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Weasels: Feisty and Fearless: Episode 1

Looking at the true nature of weasels. Often portrayed as the villains of the natural world, do they deserve this reputation?

06:55 Super Fast Falcon: Episode 1

The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on earth - it can reach speeds of over 200mph. But what does it take to be a high-speed record breaker?

07:50 Super Powered Eagles: Episode 1

Revealing the science behind eagles - the most powerful birds on the planet.

08:45 Planet Earth II: Mountains

Great mountain ranges may provide some spectacular landscapes, but they are difficult habitats to live in. This film offers an intimate look at the secretive lives of mountain animals.

09:50 Deadly 60: Borneo

In Borneo, Steve gets strangled by a python on a night-time river expedition, climbs a 40-metre tree and finds out why our thirst for palm oil is threatening bears and orangutans.

10:20 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

10:45 Hurricane Man: Episode 8

Josh attempts to get inside Super Typhoon Yutu, the strongest storm of 2018, arriving in the Philippines just as the typhoon starts to bring down power lines.

11:30 Turkey with Simon Reeve: Gallipoli to the Syrian Border

Simon visits Istanbul and the beaches and crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea before ending up at the war-torn border with Syria.

12:30 Turkey with Simon Reeve: Taurus Mountains to Istanbul

In the Taurus Mountains, Simon stays with descendants of the original Turks, nomads known as Yoruks, whose lifestyle is under threat from the modern world and an increasingly Islamic government.

13:25 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Power to Heal Ourselves

In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark scientific explanations, we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes.

14:20 Life Below Zero: New Country

Sue is out to hunt caribou. Ricko travels to a natural hot spring. Jessie moves to Brushkana. The Hailstones build a wall tent and go fishing.

15:10 Life Below Zero: Beware the Wild

Sue builds a drainage system under her runway. Ricko explores old family land. Jessie sets up camp in Brushkana. The Hailstones go boating.

16:00 Planet Earth II: Jungles

Jungles offer mysterious worlds with surprising animal characters - follow some of them in the forests of Madagascar as they struggle to survive in this competitive habitat.

17:05 Deadly 60: Shark Rescue Special

Steve dives in the shark capital of the world, meets hammerhead and tiger sharks nose to nose and passionately explains why sharks need friends.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 12

The record breaking category five hurricane, Irma, devastates a string of idyllic Caribbean islands with 200 mile per hour winds, forcing holidaymakers, residents and a couple of sailors into a desperate fight for survival.

19:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Iceland

Ben Fogle meets Denni Karlsson, a former film-maker who has made a home in the highlands of eastern Iceland, and set up a wilderness centre exploring 200 years of local history.

20:00 Impossible Railways: Urban Adventurers

In this episode we take a closer look at the planets most incredible metropolitan railways and explore how they help us solve our distinctly urban problems.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Inside Out

Sue Aikens must take advantage of a rare chance for food that has wandered into Kavik. The Hailstones turn to building a native structure to improve their hygiene in the remote wilderness.

22:00 Penguins: Meet the Family: Episode 1

This is a stunning celebration of one of the most iconic and loved birds on Planet Earth.

23:00 Planet Earth II: Jungles

Jungles offer mysterious worlds with surprising animal characters - follow some of them in the forests of Madagascar as they struggle to survive in this competitive habitat.

00:05 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 12

The record breaking category five hurricane, Irma, devastates a string of idyllic Caribbean islands with 200 mile per hour winds, forcing holidaymakers, residents and a couple of sailors into a desperate fight for survival.

00:55 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Iceland

Ben Fogle meets Denni Karlsson, a former film-maker who has made a home in the highlands of eastern Iceland, and set up a wilderness centre exploring 200 years of local history.

01:40 Impossible Railways: Urban Adventurers

In this episode we take a closer look at the planets most incredible metropolitan railways and explore how they help us solve our distinctly urban problems.

02:30 Penguins: Meet the Family: Episode 1

This is a stunning celebration of one of the most iconic and loved birds on Planet Earth.

03:25 Planet Earth II: Jungles

Jungles offer mysterious worlds with surprising animal characters - follow some of them in the forests of Madagascar as they struggle to survive in this competitive habitat.

04:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 12

The record breaking category five hurricane, Irma, devastates a string of idyllic Caribbean islands with 200 mile per hour winds, forcing holidaymakers, residents and a couple of sailors into a desperate fight for survival.

05:10 Impossible Railways: Urban Adventurers

In this episode we take a closer look at the planets most incredible metropolitan railways and explore how they help us solve our distinctly urban problems.

 


19 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: It's Not Just You

This episode handpicks a bunch of experiences that are common to human beings, no matter what age, lifestyle or cultural background they come from. It makes a great case to prove that - you are not the only one and there are others just like you.

06:25 The Truth about the Menopause

Mariella Frostrup shares her own experience of the menopause and brings this great taboo out into the open, investigating how the latest science can explain what it is.

07:15 The Truth About Antibiotics

The Truth About Antibiotics has a hospital as its hub as Angela Rippon discovers what it's like for doctors, staff and patients - on the front line in the battle against antibiotic resistant infections.

08:10 The Truth About Improving Your Mental Health

Clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron teams up with former England footballer Alex Scott, who has suffered from depression, to discover how we can improve our mental health and wellbeing.

09:10 Planet Earth II: Jungles

Jungles offer mysterious worlds with surprising animal characters - follow some of them in the forests of Madagascar as they struggle to survive in this competitive habitat.

10:10 Deadly 60: Shark Rescue Special

Steve dives in the shark capital of the world, meets hammerhead and tiger sharks nose to nose and passionately explains why sharks need friends.

10:40 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

11:05 Deadly Destruction: Nature's Revenge

Planet Earth is our home, but it is also a place where danger lurks around every corner. This episode follows incredible stories from people all over the world who have been caught up in extreme events.

11:50 Arabia With Levison Wood: Episode 1 - The Legacy of War

Levison's journey begins on the edge of Arabia in war-torn Syria, where he runs the gauntlet into an even more dangerous Iraq. Dodging ISIS bullets and under constant threat, he braves the legacy of decades of instability to make it to the relative safety of the Gulf.

12:45 Arabia With Levison Wood: Episode 2 - Into the Sands

Levison continues his journey through the oil-rich megacities of the Gulf before embarking on a traverse of the infamous barren sands of Oman's empty quarter. Once he's ascended the remote Dhofar mountains, Levison attempts to cross the deadly warzone of Yemen.

13:40 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Iceland

Ben Fogle meets Denni Karlsson, a former film-maker who has made a home in the highlands of eastern Iceland, and set up a wilderness centre exploring 200 years of local history.

14:25 Life Below Zero: The New World

Sue travels to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Ricko hunts moose. Jessie builds a cabin in Brushkana. The Hailstones all gather in Kiwalik.

15:15 Life Below Zero: Brink of Winter

Sue Aikens must hunt for caribou before they disappear from the tundra. Jessie Holmes scouts his new land for future hunting grounds.

16:05 Planet Earth II: Deserts

The world's deserts are lands of extremes that force animals to adapt in clever ways to cope with the hostile conditions, producing some incredible survival stories.

17:05 Deadly 60: Ecuador Jungle

Steve and the team head to Sani Lodge in the Amazon rainforest to find one of the most feared snakes on Earth - the fer de lance. However, finding one won't be easy in this dense jungle habitat.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 13

Europe's Heatwave Lucifer triggers some of the worst wildfires in Portugal's history, forcing a small village into a desperate fight against a 200-foot high inferno and pleasure boaters to rescue holidaymakers on the burning shores of a lake.

19:00 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 1

Brian believes we are at the start of a new age of space travel, where space flight is on the verge of becoming routine. In this episode, he explores the latest science and takes a new look at his old films and asks: how far can we go in our exploration of the cosmos?

20:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Past Lives

Andy Bassich brings Denise Becker to an area rich in resources and fond memories. Ricko DeWilde shows his children how to harvest food from the rivers for an Athabaskan delicacy.

22:00 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Power to Heal Ourselves

In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark scientific explanations, we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes.

23:00 Planet Earth II: Deserts

The world's deserts are lands of extremes that force animals to adapt in clever ways to cope with the hostile conditions, producing some incredible survival stories.

00:10 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 13

Europe's Heatwave Lucifer triggers some of the worst wildfires in Portugal's history, forcing a small village into a desperate fight against a 200-foot high inferno and pleasure boaters to rescue holidaymakers on the burning shores of a lake.

01:05 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 1

Brian believes we are at the start of a new age of space travel, where space flight is on the verge of becoming routine. In this episode, he explores the latest science and takes a new look at his old films and asks: how far can we go in our exploration of the cosmos?

02:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

02:50 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Power to Heal Ourselves

In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark scientific explanations, we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes.

03:45 Planet Earth II: Deserts

The world's deserts are lands of extremes that force animals to adapt in clever ways to cope with the hostile conditions, producing some incredible survival stories.

04:45 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 2, Episode 13

Europe's Heatwave Lucifer triggers some of the worst wildfires in Portugal's history, forcing a small village into a desperate fight against a 200-foot high inferno and pleasure boaters to rescue holidaymakers on the burning shores of a lake.

05:35 Got Science?: It's Not Just You

This episode handpicks a bunch of experiences that are common to human beings, no matter what age, lifestyle or cultural background they come from. It makes a great case to prove that - you are not the only one and there are others just like you.

 


20 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: Science of Sport

This episode features the million questions we tend to ask ourselves every time we watch an excellent game of sport, bringing the science behind sporting action!

06:25 Building The Ultimate: Episode 1 - The Super Bridge

This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of Montreal's New Samuel de Champlain bridge to reveal what allows North America's toughest mega structure to carry one million vehicles every week.

07:15 Building The Ultimate: Episode 2 - The Mega Cruise Ship

This episode unlocks the secrets of MSC Bellissima to reveal what technologies allow one of the world's largest cruise ships to carry 7,000 people between some of the Mediterranean's most iconic cities.

08:10 Building The Ultimate: Episode 3 - The Mega Plane

This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of the Antonov 124 Ruslan - one of the biggest cargo aircraft in the world - to reveal how it transports the bulkiest, heaviest freight thousands of miles to any point on the planet.

09:00 Planet Earth II: Deserts

The world's deserts are lands of extremes that force animals to adapt in clever ways to cope with the hostile conditions, producing some incredible survival stories.

10:00 Deadly 60: Ecuador Jungle

Steve and the team head to Sani Lodge in the Amazon rainforest to find one of the most feared snakes on Earth - the fer de lance. However, finding one won't be easy in this dense jungle habitat.

10:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

10:55 Deadly Destruction: Fight For Our Lives

Elements of nature can unleash deadly destruction on an epic style, putting lives at risk, turning our safe havens into frightening death traps. The episode follows incredible stories from people who have been caught up in extreme events.

11:45 Arabia With Levison Wood: Episode 3 - Dangerous Shores

After a nerve-wracking diversion through pirate waters and around the Horn of Africa, Levison lands in the secretive kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He travels from wild tribal lands in the south past the spiritual heartland of Mecca, to the progressive metropolis of Jeddah and onwards to the north.

12:40 Arabia With Levison Wood: Episode 4 - Valleys of the Past

Levison reaches the rugged landscape of Jordan, home to lost cities and Bedouin nomads. He then follows the path of a holy river past the Dead Sea.

13:35 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 1

Brian believes we are at the start of a new age of space travel, where space flight is on the verge of becoming routine. In this episode, he explores the latest science and takes a new look at his old films and asks: how far can we go in our exploration of the cosmos?

14:30 Life Below Zero: Life and Death

Ricko DeWilde races against the freeze to fortify the family cabin. The Hailstones scout the land for seasonal resources. Sue Aikens must repair vital safety equipment before tundra storms arrive.

15:15 Life Below Zero: Taking Chances

Andy Bassich and Denise Becker attempt a harvest that isn't usually available this time of year. Iriqtaiq Hailstone sets out to help her sisters and to teach her son a native skill.

16:05 Planet Earth II: Grasslands

Grasslands cover a quarter of all land and support vast gatherings of wildlife - but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on Earth.

17:05 Deadly 60: Gabon Coast

Steve ventures to the wilds of Gabon in search of the small but deadly dwarf crocodile and infamous forest elephants. He also goes tracking with the Loango Chimpanzee Project.

17:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 1

The Bahamas gets pounded by 200mph winds during category 5 Hurricane Dorian, the most intense cyclone the country has ever seen. A mother and her baby are forced to swim through shark infested waters.

19:00 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe.

20:00 Joanna Lumley's India: Series 1, Episode 1

Joanna travels from the very south of the country all the way to the foothills of the Himalayas. In Madurai she explores the multi-coloured and dazzling Meenakshi temple which comes alive at night with religious celebration.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Full Circle

Sue Aikens tracks the abundance of creatures roaming around her camp. Andy Bassich and Denise Becker hope to build a lasting legacy along the Yukon River.

22:00 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 1

Part 1 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

23:00 Planet Earth II: Grasslands

Grasslands cover a quarter of all land and support vast gatherings of wildlife - but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on Earth.

00:05 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 1

The Bahamas gets pounded by 200mph winds during category 5 Hurricane Dorian, the most intense cyclone the country has ever seen. A mother and her baby are forced to swim through shark infested waters.

01:05 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe.

02:05 Joanna Lumley's India: Series 1, Episode 1

Joanna travels from the very south of the country all the way to the foothills of the Himalayas. In Madurai she explores the multi-coloured and dazzling Meenakshi temple which comes alive at night with religious celebration.

02:50 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 1

Part 1 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

03:40 Planet Earth II: Grasslands

Grasslands cover a quarter of all land and support vast gatherings of wildlife - but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on Earth.

04:40 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 1

The Bahamas gets pounded by 200mph winds during category 5 Hurricane Dorian, the most intense cyclone the country has ever seen. A mother and her baby are forced to swim through shark infested waters.

05:35 Got Science?: Science of Sport

This episode features the million questions we tend to ask ourselves every time we watch an excellent game of sport, bringing the science behind sporting action!

 


21 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: What's in Your Food?

This episode features a selection of stories that take one some well-known food-related myths, looks at food that are deeply embedded in culture, and unravels the science behind some frequently asked questions about food.

06:25 Impossible Railways: Urban Adventurers

In this episode we take a closer look at the planets most incredible metropolitan railways and explore how they help us solve our distinctly urban problems.

07:15 Super Powered Eagles: Episode 1

Revealing the science behind eagles - the most powerful birds on the planet.

08:10 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 4

In New South Wales, Australia, the worst bushfires in recent history attack multiple towns - overwhelming firefighters and trapping tourists at a lake front caravan park.

09:05 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 5

In Tennessee, a violent tornado touches down in downtown Nashville - interrupting a live news broadcast and raking through the city. At the Hamma Hamma Falls, a kayaker races to rescue his friend from a terrifying ordeal above a 60-foot waterfall.

10:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 6

In New Zealand, the White Island volcano erupts - with deadly consequences. A major storm pounds the city of Perth, triggering flash flooding, hail and a near-fatal road accident when a tree is blown on top of a driver.

10:50 Impossible Railways: Urban Adventurers

In this episode we take a closer look at the planets most incredible metropolitan railways and explore how they help us solve our distinctly urban problems.

11:40 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 1

Ben explores the human impact on sharks, and how they - and we - can be best protected.

12:35 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 2

Ben explores the facts - economic and ethical - behind killing for conservation.

13:30 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 3

This episode explores the conflict between humans and wildlife. What measures can be put in place to reduce the impact on people and animals alike?

14:20 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 4

Ben explores the plight of endangered animals that are poached and traded.

15:15 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 5

How close is the African Rhino to extinction? Ben finds out.

16:05 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Power to Heal Ourselves

In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark scientific explanations, we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes.

17:00 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe.

18:00 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

19:00 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 2

Part 2 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

20:00 The Silk Road: Episode 1

This episode explores the effect of the Silk Road on Venice's Renaissance architecture and art.

21:00 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

22:00 Vaccine: The Inside Story: Episode 1

Part 1 of 2. With unique access to vaccine teams in the US, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and China, we'll tell the definitive story of the race for the COVID-19 vaccine.

22:55 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Power to Heal Ourselves

In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark scientific explanations, we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes.

23:50 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe.

00:50 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

01:40 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 2

Part 2 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

02:30 The Silk Road: Episode 1

This episode explores the effect of the Silk Road on Venice's Renaissance architecture and art.

03:20 The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body: Our Power to Heal Ourselves

In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark scientific explanations, we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes.

04:10 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe.

05:10 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

 


22 AUGUST 2021

06:00 How Did They Build That?: Episode 5

Discover how engineers built Zaha Hadid's Antwerp Port House, find out how 432 Park Avenue New York was built and marvel at Kengo Kuma's Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland.

06:50 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 1

Ben explores the human impact on sharks, and how they - and we - can be best protected.

07:40 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 2

Ben explores the facts - economic and ethical - behind killing for conservation.

08:35 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 3

This episode explores the conflict between humans and wildlife. What measures can be put in place to reduce the impact on people and animals alike?

09:25 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 4

Ben explores the plight of endangered animals that are poached and traded.

10:20 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 5

How close is the African Rhino to extinction? Ben finds out.

11:10 Planet Earth II: Islands

From adorable pygmy sloths to huge living dragons, islands offer a refuge for the planet's strangest creatures. But life on these isolated lands is full of unexpected challenges.

12:10 Planet Earth II: Mountains

Great mountain ranges may provide some spectacular landscapes, but they are difficult habitats to live in. This film offers an intimate look at the secretive lives of mountain animals.

13:15 Planet Earth II: Jungles

Jungles offer mysterious worlds with surprising animal characters - follow some of them in the forests of Madagascar as they struggle to survive in this competitive habitat.

14:15 Planet Earth II: Deserts

The world's deserts are lands of extremes that force animals to adapt in clever ways to cope with the hostile conditions, producing some incredible survival stories.

15:20 Penguins: Meet the Family: Episode 1

This is a stunning celebration of one of the most iconic and loved birds on Planet Earth.

16:15 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

17:05 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Iceland

Ben Fogle meets Denni Karlsson, a former film-maker who has made a home in the highlands of eastern Iceland, and set up a wilderness centre exploring 200 years of local history.

18:00 Impossible Railways: Urban Adventurers

In this episode we take a closer look at the planets most incredible metropolitan railways and explore how they help us solve our distinctly urban problems.

19:00 Life Below Zero: Canada: Winter Is Coming

Pike goes foraging for wild berries. Becky and Denenize hunt for a moose before the big move to Lutselk'e. Kim and Pierre cut down trees for their new cabin. Bentley goes fishing in the river.

20:00 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 1

Brian believes we are at the start of a new age of space travel, where space flight is on the verge of becoming routine. In this episode, he explores the latest science and takes a new look at his old films and asks: how far can we go in our exploration of the cosmos?

21:00 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

22:00 The Silk Road: Episode 1

This episode explores the effect of the Silk Road on Venice's Renaissance architecture and art.

23:05 How Did They Build That?: Episode 5

Discover how engineers built Zaha Hadid's Antwerp Port House, find out how 432 Park Avenue New York was built and marvel at Kengo Kuma's Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland.

00:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Iceland

Ben Fogle meets Denni Karlsson, a former film-maker who has made a home in the highlands of eastern Iceland, and set up a wilderness centre exploring 200 years of local history.

00:50 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

01:40 Life Below Zero: Canada: Winter Is Coming

Pike goes foraging for wild berries. Becky and Denenize hunt for a moose before the big move to Lutselk'e. Kim and Pierre cut down trees for their new cabin. Bentley goes fishing in the river.

02:30 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 1

Brian believes we are at the start of a new age of space travel, where space flight is on the verge of becoming routine. In this episode, he explores the latest science and takes a new look at his old films and asks: how far can we go in our exploration of the cosmos?

03:25 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

04:15 Penguins: Meet the Family: Episode 1

This is a stunning celebration of one of the most iconic and loved birds on Planet Earth.

05:05 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 1

Brian believes we are at the start of a new age of space travel, where space flight is on the verge of becoming routine. In this episode, he explores the latest science and takes a new look at his old films and asks: how far can we go in our exploration of the cosmos?

 


23 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Deadly 60: Rhino Rescue Special

Steve travels to South Africa where he explores the plight of the rhino. Sought after for their horns, these animals are on the verge of being poached to extinction.

06:25 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 7

Firefighters battle through apocalyptic scenes on Australia's Kangaroo Island as it is besieged by deadly bushfires. In Kansas, two hard-core tornado chasers allow a tourist to ride along with them.

07:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 8

In the Grand Canyon, a massive microburst causes a dangerous deluge of mud and rocks to barrel down on a group of kayakers - leaving them in need of urgent medical assistance. In Iowa, a rare derecho storm - similar to an inland hurricane - is caught on camera.

08:10 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 9

In Nepal, heavy snow creates a treacherous situation for trekkers in the Himalayan mountains, when an earthquake triggered avalanche sweeps into a busy base camp. In Pennsylvania, good Samaritans rush to save three children trapped inside a semi-submerged car.

09:05 Planet Earth II: Grasslands

Grasslands cover a quarter of all land and support vast gatherings of wildlife - but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on Earth.

10:05 Deadly 60: Gabon Coast

Steve ventures to the wilds of Gabon in search of the small but deadly dwarf crocodile and infamous forest elephants. He also goes tracking with the Loango Chimpanzee Project.

10:30 Programme to be Confirmed

Programme to be confirmed.

11:00 Deadly Destruction: Saved From The Brink

Our planet houses a concoction of natural phenomena, coupled with recent climate changes, this mix has proved itself to be a deadly, as documented recent events.

11:45 Arabia With Levison Wood: Episode 5 - The Not-So-Holy Land

Levison's journey continues through Israel and the perilous road to Syria. He travels undercover, dodging danger and witnessing both utter despair and new hope.

12:40 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 1

Ben explores the human impact on sharks, and how they - and we - can be best protected.

13:35 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 2

In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe.

14:30 Life Below Zero: The Other Side

Ricko DeWilde travels to cursed lands to finally lay his brother's spirit to rest. Sue Aikens ventures into the tundra to map the shifting landscape.

15:20 Life Below Zero: Into the Night

Sue Aikens must protect Kavik from the dangers that lurk in the shadows. The Hailstones use the cover of night to search for food under the ice.

16:05 Planet Earth II: Cities

Cities are the fastest growing habitat on Earth, but life in the man-made world is not easy for animals. Will the future see cities designed for wildlife too?

17:05 The Supervet: Episode 2

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 2

A 19-year-old girl and her father go face-to-face with a fast-moving inferno as wildfires rip through Victoria, Australia. In the French Alps, two British skiers are engulfed by an avalanche.

19:00 Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis: Episode 1

The rains hit the waterhole and for the first time in half a year grass begins to grow and water is everywhere, dramatically changing the fortunes for the wild residents.

20:00 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 2

Part 2 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Sky's the Limit

The Hailstones work to repair a vital piece of equipment for their hunting grounds. Sue Aikens contends with the dangers of the tundra while hunting for small game.

22:00 Impossible Railways: Urban Adventurers

In this episode we take a closer look at the planets most incredible metropolitan railways and explore how they help us solve our distinctly urban problems.

23:00 Planet Earth II: Cities

Cities are the fastest growing habitat on Earth, but life in the man-made world is not easy for animals. Will the future see cities designed for wildlife too?

00:05 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 2

A 19-year-old girl and her father go face-to-face with a fast-moving inferno as wildfires rip through Victoria, Australia. In the French Alps, two British skiers are engulfed by an avalanche.

01:05 Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis: Episode 1

The rains hit the waterhole and for the first time in half a year grass begins to grow and water is everywhere, dramatically changing the fortunes for the wild residents.

01:55 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 2

Part 2 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

02:50 Impossible Railways: Urban Adventurers

In this episode we take a closer look at the planets most incredible metropolitan railways and explore how they help us solve our distinctly urban problems.

03:40 Planet Earth II: Cities

Cities are the fastest growing habitat on Earth, but life in the man-made world is not easy for animals. Will the future see cities designed for wildlife too?

04:40 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 2

A 19-year-old girl and her father go face-to-face with a fast-moving inferno as wildfires rip through Victoria, Australia. In the French Alps, two British skiers are engulfed by an avalanche.

05:30 Deadly 60: Rhino Rescue Special

Steve travels to South Africa where he explores the plight of the rhino. Sought after for their horns, these animals are on the verge of being poached to extinction.

 


24 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul: Episode 1

With only 15 days to complete their pilgrimage, the group begin their adventure in the capital of Serbia, Belgrade. From here, they make their way to Bulgaria.

06:55 Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul: Episode 2

Life on the Sultans Trail begins to challenge the celebrities as Adrian Chiles tells the group he is struggling with the purpose of pilgrimage in the face of their experiences.

07:55 Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul: Episode 3

The celebrities set off on the final leg of their pilgrimage and arrive in Turkey, where they head for the magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque in the historic city of Istanbul.

08:55 Planet Earth II: Cities

Cities are the fastest growing habitat on Earth, but life in the man-made world is not easy for animals. Will the future see cities designed for wildlife too?

09:55 The Supervet: Episode 2

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

10:50 Deadly Destruction: The Fury of Nature

Across the world, natural disasters and extreme weather strike with little or no warning. In this episode we see how homes, property and even lives can be destroyed in the blink of an eye.

11:45 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 2

Ben explores the facts - economic and ethical - behind killing for conservation.

12:35 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 3

This episode explores the conflict between humans and wildlife. What measures can be put in place to reduce the impact on people and animals alike?

13:30 Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis: Episode 1

The rains hit the waterhole and for the first time in half a year grass begins to grow and water is everywhere, dramatically changing the fortunes for the wild residents.

14:30 Life Below Zero: Bone Cold

The Hailstones brave the freeze to seek new land for the expanding family. Sue Aikens must replenish her resources in Chena to survive the brutal cold.

15:15 Life Below Zero: Man Down

The Hailstones are forced into action when one of their own suffers a critical injury on the ice. Jessie Holmes braves icy conditions to procure key resources.

16:05 A Perfect Planet: Volcano

A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet's molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.

17:05 The Supervet: Episode 3

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 3

In Arkansas, two storm chasers help warn people that a tornado is barrelling towards them, wreaking havoc on downtown Jonesboro and leaving a trail of destruction.

19:00 The Truth About Getting Fit At Home

Mehreen Baig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous.

20:10 Vaccine: The Inside Story: Episode 2

Part 2 of 2. With unique access to vaccine teams in the US, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and China, we'll tell the definitive story of the race for the COVID-19 vaccine.

21:05 Life Below Zero: Dead Weight

The Hailstones are faced with a life-or-death decision in high tide. Ricko DeWilde enlists the aid of his children to maintain the family homestead.

22:00 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

23:00 A Perfect Planet: Volcano

A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet's molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.

00:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 3

In Arkansas, two storm chasers help warn people that a tornado is barrelling towards them, wreaking havoc on downtown Jonesboro and leaving a trail of destruction.

00:55 The Truth About Getting Fit At Home

Mehreen Baig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous.

01:55 Vaccine: The Inside Story: Episode 2

Part 2 of 2. With unique access to vaccine teams in the US, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and China, we'll tell the definitive story of the race for the COVID-19 vaccine.

02:40 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

03:30 A Perfect Planet: Volcano

A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet's molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.

04:20 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 3

In Arkansas, two storm chasers help warn people that a tornado is barrelling towards them, wreaking havoc on downtown Jonesboro and leaving a trail of destruction.

05:10 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

 


25 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Deadly 60: Gabon Jungle

Steve travels to Gabon for the first time. Exploring Loango National Park, Steve goes in search of crocodiles, surprisingly deadly chimpanzees and feisty forest elephants.

06:25 Pangolins: The World's Most Wanted Animal

Nature documentary following the efforts to save the pangolin, a little-known scaly mammal with an unfortunate tagline - they are the world's most illegally trafficked animals.

07:20 Sudan: The Last of the Rhinos: Episode 1

The story of 43-year-old Sudan, the last male northern white rhino on the planet, who has become an unwitting celebrity and the focus of a desperate battle to save his sub-species.

08:15 Secrets of the Dinosaur Crater: Episode 1

Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid the size of London smashed into Earth. This was the day the dinosaurs died. How did a single impact wipe out three-quarters of all animal species? And how did the rest manage to survive?

09:10 A Perfect Planet: Volcano

A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet's molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.

10:05 The Supervet: Episode 3

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

10:55 Fatal Forecast: Tornadoes

Tornadoes are among the most powerful forces on earth. With swirling winds of more than 300 miles per hour, and the strength to destroy nearly everything in their path, they account for an average of 60 deaths and millions of dollars in property damage every year.

11:50 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 4

Ben explores the plight of endangered animals that are poached and traded.

12:40 Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle: Episode 5

How close is the African Rhino to extinction? Ben finds out.

13:35 The Truth About Getting Fit At Home

Mehreen Baig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous.

14:35 Life Below Zero: Bloodlines

Chip and Carol Hailstone combat brutal conditions on a critical hunt to replenish the family's food supply. Sue Aikens utilizes her time in Chena to upkeep and maintain the property's structures.

15:20 Life Below Zero: Bare Bones

The Hailstones isolate at their camp in Kiwalik to seize seasonal harvests. Sue Aikens must scour the tundra to secure food to survive.

16:10 A Perfect Planet: The Sun

From the frozen poles to the searing deserts, The Sun shows how animals have come up with strategies to survive the uneven amounts of sunlight that fall on our planet.

17:05 The Supervet: Episode 4

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 4

In New South Wales, Australia, the worst bushfires in recent history attack multiple towns - overwhelming firefighters and trapping tourists at a lake front caravan park.

19:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Nothern Ireland

Ben ventures off the wild coast of Northern Ireland to the remote and rugged island of Rathlin. He stays with 41-year-old Rauri Morgan, a former HR executive who turned his back on corporate life.

20:00 Impossible Railways: Need for Speed

This episode investigates the incredible engineering breakthroughs that allow trains to go faster than ever thought possible.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Second Nature

Under winter's shadow, Alaskans toil to secure scarce food and opportunity in the final fertile days of summer. Andy Bassich and Denise Becker reckon with the sudden loss of a vital resource.

22:00 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 1

Brian believes we are at the start of a new age of space travel, where space flight is on the verge of becoming routine. In this episode, he explores the latest science and takes a new look at his old films and asks: how far can we go in our exploration of the cosmos?

23:00 A Perfect Planet: The Sun

From the frozen poles to the searing deserts, The Sun shows how animals have come up with strategies to survive the uneven amounts of sunlight that fall on our planet.

23:50 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 4

In New South Wales, Australia, the worst bushfires in recent history attack multiple towns - overwhelming firefighters and trapping tourists at a lake front caravan park.

00:45 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Nothern Ireland

Ben ventures off the wild coast of Northern Ireland to the remote and rugged island of Rathlin. He stays with 41-year-old Rauri Morgan, a former HR executive who turned his back on corporate life.

01:30 Impossible Railways: Need for Speed

This episode investigates the incredible engineering breakthroughs that allow trains to go faster than ever thought possible.

02:20 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 1

Brian believes we are at the start of a new age of space travel, where space flight is on the verge of becoming routine. In this episode, he explores the latest science and takes a new look at his old films and asks: how far can we go in our exploration of the cosmos?

03:10 A Perfect Planet: The Sun

From the frozen poles to the searing deserts, The Sun shows how animals have come up with strategies to survive the uneven amounts of sunlight that fall on our planet.

04:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 4

In New South Wales, Australia, the worst bushfires in recent history attack multiple towns - overwhelming firefighters and trapping tourists at a lake front caravan park.

04:50 Deadly 60: Gabon Jungle

Steve travels to Gabon for the first time. Exploring Loango National Park, Steve goes in search of crocodiles, surprisingly deadly chimpanzees and feisty forest elephants.

05:15 Life Below Zero: Second Nature

Under winter's shadow, Alaskans toil to secure scarce food and opportunity in the final fertile days of summer. Andy Bassich and Denise Becker reckon with the sudden loss of a vital resource.

 


26 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Fatal Forecast: Heatwaves

A recent report published by NOAA and NASA con rmed that 2010 to 2019 was the hottest decade since record keeping began 140 years ago. In July of 2018, new temperature records were set around the world and Death Valley experienced the hottest month ever recorded on earth.

06:55 How to Lose Weight Well: Series 4, Episode 1

The weight-busters being trialled this time include a potato diet, a cabbage diet, something from Greggs, and the genetic and metabolic diets

07:45 How to Lose Weight Well: Series 4, Episode 2

Dr Xand van Tulleken and Dr Helen Lawal help road test diets including the charcoal diet, the breakfast diet, the MacDonald's diet, and the super food diet.

08:35 How to Lose Weight Well: Series 4, Episode 3

Can a mum and daughter lose a dress size? Will a couple of mates in Stoke tone up in time for a charity match? And a look at gastric balloon pills and frozen belly fat.

09:30 A Perfect Planet: The Sun

From the frozen poles to the searing deserts, The Sun shows how animals have come up with strategies to survive the uneven amounts of sunlight that fall on our planet.

10:20 The Supervet: Episode 4

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

11:15 Fatal Forecast: Heatwaves

A recent report published by NOAA and NASA con rmed that 2010 to 2019 was the hottest decade since record keeping began 140 years ago. In July of 2018, new temperature records were set around the world and Death Valley experienced the hottest month ever recorded on earth.

12:10 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Down Under: Wilderness Island, Australia

Ben begins his travels in the remote Wilderness Island, off Australia's north-western cape, to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he inhabits.

13:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Canada: Freedom Cove

Ben heads to the azure seas and pine-covered mountains of Canada, where artistic couple Catherine and Wayne live on a floating island they built themselves - a home they share with seals, eagles, bears and chihuahuas!

13:50 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Nothern Ireland

Ben ventures off the wild coast of Northern Ireland to the remote and rugged island of Rathlin. He stays with 41-year-old Rauri Morgan, a former HR executive who turned his back on corporate life.

14:35 Life Below Zero: The Big Catch

Ricko DeWilde teaches his children to survive in the wild as they journey to Huslia. Sue Aikens updates her camp to improve her comfort.

15:25 Life Below Zero: Bad Bones

Jessie Holmes must build a bridge to gain access to the land beyond his home. Sue Aikens makes critical updates to the facilities in Kavik.

16:10 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

17:05 The Supervet: Episode 5

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 5

In Tennessee, a violent tornado touches down in downtown Nashville - interrupting a live news broadcast and raking through the city. At the Hamma Hamma Falls, a kayaker races to rescue his friend from a terrifying ordeal above a 60-foot waterfall.

19:00 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 2

Brian Cox looks at our attempts to answer one of the most profound questions we can ask - are we alone in the universe? With scientists sending space probes to the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond, the scientific search for alien life has begun.

20:00 Life Below Zero: Canada: Winter Is Coming

Pike goes foraging for wild berries. Becky and Denenize hunt for a moose before the big move to Lutselk'e. Kim and Pierre cut down trees for their new cabin. Bentley goes fishing in the river.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Young Guns

Jessie Holmes heads to the high country on the quest for food. Ricko DeWilde takes his children out on the open waters for a vital lesson in bush survival.

22:00 The Truth About Getting Fit At Home

Mehreen Baig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous.

23:10 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

00:05 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 5

In Tennessee, a violent tornado touches down in downtown Nashville - interrupting a live news broadcast and raking through the city. At the Hamma Hamma Falls, a kayaker races to rescue his friend from a terrifying ordeal above a 60-foot waterfall.

01:05 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 2

Brian Cox looks at our attempts to answer one of the most profound questions we can ask - are we alone in the universe? With scientists sending space probes to the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond, the scientific search for alien life has begun.

01:55 Life Below Zero: Canada: Winter Is Coming

Pike goes foraging for wild berries. Becky and Denenize hunt for a moose before the big move to Lutselk'e. Kim and Pierre cut down trees for their new cabin. Bentley goes fishing in the river.

02:50 The Truth About Getting Fit At Home

Mehreen Baig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous.

03:50 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

04:40 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 5

In Tennessee, a violent tornado touches down in downtown Nashville - interrupting a live news broadcast and raking through the city. At the Hamma Hamma Falls, a kayaker races to rescue his friend from a terrifying ordeal above a 60-foot waterfall.

05:30 Deadly 60: Norway

Steve heads to Norway to dive with the planet's ultimate predator - the orca. He also witnesses the northern lights and gets up close to the mighty mouth of a humpback whale.

 


27 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Egypt

Ben journeys to North Africa to live with American widow Maryanne on the farm she's built on the edge of the Sahara. He discovers why she swapped her city abode for a simpler and tougher way of life in the Egyptian desert.

06:45 Building The Ultimate: Episode 4 - The Super Train

This episode explores under the hood of Europe's fastest passenger train - the Italo AGV - to unlock the engineering secrets that allow it to shuttle over 450 people between 21 Italian cities at a top speed of 300 kilometres per hour.

07:40 Building The Ultimate: Episode 5 - The Mega Wheel

This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of the Las Vegas High Roller to reveal what tech allows North America's tallest big wheel to spin over one million people above Sin City each year.

08:30 Building The Ultimate: Episode 6 - The Super Rollercoaster

This episode unlocks the engineering secrets of Valkyria - Europe's tallest drop coaster - to reveal how it thrills thousands of riders each day by dropping them 50 metres straight down, reaching a speed of 105 kilometres per hour.

09:20 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

10:15 The Supervet: Episode 5

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

11:10 Fatal Forecast: Polar Vortex

The Polar Vortex, a low-pressure area and wide expanse of swirling cold air that is normally parked in the polar regions. How is it possible that in Chicago in 2019 the vortex could create conditions on Earth that are even colder than those on Mars?

12:05 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Egypt

Ben journeys to North Africa to live with American widow Maryanne on the farm she's built on the edge of the Sahara. He discovers why she swapped her city abode for a simpler and tougher way of life in the Egyptian desert.

12:55 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: New Zealand

Ben journeys off the coast of New Zealand's North Island to Great Barrier Island, where he meets a man who gave up his promising scientific career to embrace life in an off-grid, secluded world.

13:45 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 2

Brian Cox looks at our attempts to answer one of the most profound questions we can ask - are we alone in the universe? With scientists sending space probes to the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond, the scientific search for alien life has begun.

14:40 Life Below Zero: Inside Out

Sue Aikens must take advantage of a rare chance for food that has wandered into Kavik. The Hailstones turn to building a native structure to improve their hygiene in the remote wilderness.

15:25 Life Below Zero: Past Lives

Andy Bassich brings Denise Becker to an area rich in resources and fond memories. Ricko DeWilde shows his children how to harvest food from the rivers for an Athabaskan delicacy.

16:15 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

17:05 The Supervet: Episode 6

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 6

In New Zealand, the White Island volcano erupts - with deadly consequences. A major storm pounds the city of Perth, triggering flash flooding, hail and a near-fatal road accident when a tree is blown on top of a driver.

19:00 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

In this third episode, Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he's encountered.

20:00 Joanna Lumley's India: Series 1, Episode 2

At the Gateway to India on Mumbai harbour, Joanna faces the beautiful stone archway through which she left India in 1947. She also explores India's caste system; an illegal classification that segregates people into social groups from birth.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Lost and Found

Now in the midst of the fall season, Alaskans work tirelessly to prepare for winter's return. Andy Bassich and Denise Becker set out for a key harvest.

22:00 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 2

Part 2 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

23:00 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

23:50 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 6

In New Zealand, the White Island volcano erupts - with deadly consequences. A major storm pounds the city of Perth, triggering flash flooding, hail and a near-fatal road accident when a tree is blown on top of a driver.

00:40 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

In this third episode, Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he's encountered.

01:30 Joanna Lumley's India: Series 1, Episode 2

At the Gateway to India on Mumbai harbour, Joanna faces the beautiful stone archway through which she left India in 1947. She also explores India's caste system; an illegal classification that segregates people into social groups from birth.

02:15 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 2

Part 2 of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

03:05 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

03:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 6

In New Zealand, the White Island volcano erupts - with deadly consequences. A major storm pounds the city of Perth, triggering flash flooding, hail and a near-fatal road accident when a tree is blown on top of a driver.

04:45 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

In this third episode, Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he's encountered.

05:35 Got Science?: What's in Your Food?

This episode features a selection of stories that take one some well-known food-related myths, looks at food that are deeply embedded in culture, and unravels the science behind some frequently asked questions about food.

 


28 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Got Science?: Inside Your Body

This episode reveals how different parts of our body are constantly and silently at work all the time and capable of amazing things. The stories highlight this superior machine in all its glory by featuring the science behind some everyday habits and events.

06:25 Impossible Railways: Need for Speed

This episode investigates the incredible engineering breakthroughs that allow trains to go faster than ever thought possible.

07:20 Secrets of the Dinosaur Crater: Episode 1

Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid the size of London smashed into Earth. This was the day the dinosaurs died. How did a single impact wipe out three-quarters of all animal species? And how did the rest manage to survive?

08:15 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 7

Firefighters battle through apocalyptic scenes on Australia's Kangaroo Island as it is besieged by deadly bushfires. In Kansas, two hard-core tornado chasers allow a tourist to ride along with them.

09:10 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 8

In the Grand Canyon, a massive microburst causes a dangerous deluge of mud and rocks to barrel down on a group of kayakers - leaving them in need of urgent medical assistance. In Iowa, a rare derecho storm - similar to an inland hurricane - is caught on camera.

10:05 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 9

In Nepal, heavy snow creates a treacherous situation for trekkers in the Himalayan mountains, when an earthquake triggered avalanche sweeps into a busy base camp. In Pennsylvania, good Samaritans rush to save three children trapped inside a semi-submerged car.

10:55 Impossible Railways: Need for Speed

This episode investigates the incredible engineering breakthroughs that allow trains to go faster than ever thought possible.

11:50 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Down Under: Wilderness Island, Australia

Ben begins his travels in the remote Wilderness Island, off Australia's north-western cape, to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he inhabits.

12:40 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Canada: Freedom Cove

Ben heads to the azure seas and pine-covered mountains of Canada, where artistic couple Catherine and Wayne live on a floating island they built themselves - a home they share with seals, eagles, bears and chihuahuas!

13:30 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Egypt

Ben journeys to North Africa to live with American widow Maryanne on the farm she's built on the edge of the Sahara. He discovers why she swapped her city abode for a simpler and tougher way of life in the Egyptian desert.

14:20 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: New Zealand

Ben journeys off the coast of New Zealand's North Island to Great Barrier Island, where he meets a man who gave up his promising scientific career to embrace life in an off-grid, secluded world.

15:10 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Spain

Ben heads to a remote corner of Spain's Andalucían mountains to meet British couple Alan and Lorna, who have left their respective careers in Brighton to become alpaca farmers.

16:00 The Truth About Getting Fit At Home

Mehreen Baig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous.

17:05 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

In this third episode, Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he's encountered.

17:55 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

19:00 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 3

Final part of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

20:00 The Silk Road: Episode 2

Continuing on the Silk Road west to Central Asia, this episode focuses on big historical characters as well as the Sogdians, whose role was pivotal to the Silk Road's success.

21:00 Life Below Zero: Canada: Winter Is Coming

Pike goes foraging for wild berries. Becky and Denenize hunt for a moose before the big move to Lutselk'e. Kim and Pierre cut down trees for their new cabin. Bentley goes fishing in the river.

22:00 Vaccine: The Inside Story: Episode 2

Part 2 of 2. With unique access to vaccine teams in the US, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and China, we'll tell the definitive story of the race for the COVID-19 vaccine.

23:00 The Truth About Getting Fit At Home

Mehreen Baig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous.

00:00 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

In this third episode, Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he's encountered.

00:55 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

01:40 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 3

Final part of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

02:35 The Silk Road: Episode 2

Continuing on the Silk Road west to Central Asia, this episode focuses on big historical characters as well as the Sogdians, whose role was pivotal to the Silk Road's success.

03:25 The Truth About Getting Fit At Home

Mehreen Baig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous.

04:25 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

In this third episode, Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he's encountered.

05:15 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Spain

Ben heads to a remote corner of Spain's Andalucían mountains to meet British couple Alan and Lorna, who have left their respective careers in Brighton to become alpaca farmers.

 


29 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Deadly 60: Borneo

In Borneo, Steve gets strangled by a python on a night-time river expedition, climbs a 40-metre tree and finds out why our thirst for palm oil is threatening bears and orangutans.

06:25 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Down Under: Wilderness Island, Australia

Ben begins his travels in the remote Wilderness Island, off Australia's north-western cape, to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he inhabits.

07:15 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Canada: Freedom Cove

Ben heads to the azure seas and pine-covered mountains of Canada, where artistic couple Catherine and Wayne live on a floating island they built themselves - a home they share with seals, eagles, bears and chihuahuas!

08:05 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Egypt

Ben journeys to North Africa to live with American widow Maryanne on the farm she's built on the edge of the Sahara. He discovers why she swapped her city abode for a simpler and tougher way of life in the Egyptian desert.

08:50 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: New Zealand

Ben journeys off the coast of New Zealand's North Island to Great Barrier Island, where he meets a man who gave up his promising scientific career to embrace life in an off-grid, secluded world.

09:40 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Spain

Ben heads to a remote corner of Spain's Andalucían mountains to meet British couple Alan and Lorna, who have left their respective careers in Brighton to become alpaca farmers.

10:30 Planet Earth II: Grasslands

Grasslands cover a quarter of all land and support vast gatherings of wildlife - but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on Earth.

11:30 Planet Earth II: Cities

Cities are the fastest growing habitat on Earth, but life in the man-made world is not easy for animals. Will the future see cities designed for wildlife too?

12:35 A Perfect Planet: Volcano

A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet's molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.

13:30 A Perfect Planet: The Sun

From the frozen poles to the searing deserts, The Sun shows how animals have come up with strategies to survive the uneven amounts of sunlight that fall on our planet.

14:20 A Perfect Planet: Weather

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

15:15 Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis: Episode 1

The rains hit the waterhole and for the first time in half a year grass begins to grow and water is everywhere, dramatically changing the fortunes for the wild residents.

16:10 Extinction - The Facts

Sir David Attenborough focuses on endangered species and the fast-looming extinction crisis that so many animals have fallen victim to.

17:05 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Nothern Ireland

Ben ventures off the wild coast of Northern Ireland to the remote and rugged island of Rathlin. He stays with 41-year-old Rauri Morgan, a former HR executive who turned his back on corporate life.

18:00 Impossible Railways: Need for Speed

This episode investigates the incredible engineering breakthroughs that allow trains to go faster than ever thought possible.

19:00 Life Below Zero: Canada: The Hunt

Pike tries one last hunting trip before catching the plane back. Becky and Denenize continue looking for a moose. Bentley and Felicia begin work on building a new dock. Pierre looks for something he can eat.

20:00 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 2

Brian Cox looks at our attempts to answer one of the most profound questions we can ask - are we alone in the universe? With scientists sending space probes to the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond, the scientific search for alien life has begun.

21:00 Extinction - The Facts

Sir David Attenborough focuses on endangered species and the fast-looming extinction crisis that so many animals have fallen victim to.

22:00 The Silk Road: Episode 2

Continuing on the Silk Road west to Central Asia, this episode focuses on big historical characters as well as the Sogdians, whose role was pivotal to the Silk Road's success.

23:00 How Did They Build That?: Episode 6

Dutch engineers built a giant arch full of apartments on top of a swamp, while in China, a rock shaped opera house that pushes engineering and design using the most modern and ancient of techniques.

23:55 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Nothern Ireland

Ben ventures off the wild coast of Northern Ireland to the remote and rugged island of Rathlin. He stays with 41-year-old Rauri Morgan, a former HR executive who turned his back on corporate life.

00:45 Extinction - The Facts

Sir David Attenborough focuses on endangered species and the fast-looming extinction crisis that so many animals have fallen victim to.

01:40 Life Below Zero: Canada: The Hunt

Pike tries one last hunting trip before catching the plane back. Becky and Denenize continue looking for a moose. Bentley and Felicia begin work on building a new dock. Pierre looks for something he can eat.

02:30 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 2

Brian Cox looks at our attempts to answer one of the most profound questions we can ask - are we alone in the universe? With scientists sending space probes to the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond, the scientific search for alien life has begun.

03:25 The Silk Road: Episode 3

The Silk Road reaches Persepolis, Iran, the heart of the first Persian Empire, before heading to Istanbul and finally back to Venice.

04:15 Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis: Episode 1

The rains hit the waterhole and for the first time in half a year grass begins to grow and water is everywhere, dramatically changing the fortunes for the wild residents.

05:10 Life, The Universe, and Everything with Brian Cox: Episode 2

Brian Cox looks at our attempts to answer one of the most profound questions we can ask - are we alone in the universe? With scientists sending space probes to the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond, the scientific search for alien life has begun.

 


30 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Down Under: Wilderness Island, Australia

Ben begins his travels in the remote Wilderness Island, off Australia's north-western cape, to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he inhabits.

06:45 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 10

Police officers form a human chain as they attempt the dramatic rescue of a family of four during Tropical Storm Imelda, which unleashed record-breaking floods on Texas. A hike goes horribly wrong in Hawaii, when a sightseer slips.

07:40 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 11

In the Philippines, the Taal volcano violently erupts, blasting ash and spewing debris over nearby towns and villages. In Queensland, Australia, a freak hail storm unleashes a destructive assault on residents. In British Columbia, a snowmobile rider narrowly escapes death.

08:30 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 12

In Texas and Mexico, the first Atlantic hurricane of the season makes landfall, creating dangerous flooding and widespread destruction. A tornado outbreak unleashes carnage on Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. In Utah, a brushfire threatens to engulf drivers as flames lick the freeway.

09:25 A Perfect Planet: Oceans

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

10:15 The Supervet: Episode 6

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

11:10 Fatal Forecast: Floods

The ravages of flood waters can render any location instantly unrecognisable. Whether dry land becomes a river, or a river becomes a nightmare, raging floods let nothing get in their way. Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters.

12:05 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Spain

Ben heads to a remote corner of Spain's Andalucían mountains to meet British couple Alan and Lorna, who have left their respective careers in Brighton to become alpaca farmers.

12:55 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Guatemala

Ben ventures deep into the jungles of Guatemala, once home to an ancient Mayan civilisation but also the 'new life' of Mike Merrill; a former sound engineer from Texas who is building a backpackers' hostel in this land of rivers.

13:45 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve: Episode 3

In this third episode, Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he's encountered.

14:35 Life Below Zero: Full Circle

Sue Aikens tracks the abundance of creatures roaming around her camp. Andy Bassich and Denise Becker hope to build a lasting legacy along the Yukon River.

15:25 Life Below Zero: Sky's the Limit

The Hailstones work to repair a vital piece of equipment for their hunting grounds. Sue Aikens contends with the dangers of the tundra while hunting for small game.

16:10 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

17:05 The Supervet: Episode 7

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

18:00 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 7

Firefighters battle through apocalyptic scenes on Australia's Kangaroo Island as it is besieged by deadly bushfires. In Kansas, two hard-core tornado chasers allow a tourist to ride along with them.

19:00 Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis: Episode 2

It's the hottest time of year and the waterhole becomes busier in the cool of the night. But hyena lurk in the shadows.

20:00 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 3

Final part of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

21:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Down Under: Wilderness Island, Australia

Ben begins his travels in the remote Wilderness Island, off Australia's north-western cape, to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he inhabits.

22:00 Impossible Railways: Need for Speed

This episode investigates the incredible engineering breakthroughs that allow trains to go faster than ever thought possible.

23:00 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

23:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 7

Firefighters battle through apocalyptic scenes on Australia's Kangaroo Island as it is besieged by deadly bushfires. In Kansas, two hard-core tornado chasers allow a tourist to ride along with them.

00:50 Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis: Episode 2

It's the hottest time of year and the waterhole becomes busier in the cool of the night. But hyena lurk in the shadows.

01:45 China: Nature's Ancient Kingdom: Episode 3

Final part of the series exploring the Chinese government's national park pilot project that has been especially set up across 10 sites to protect the country's rarest species and delicate ecosystems.

02:35 Impossible Railways: Need for Speed

This episode investigates the incredible engineering breakthroughs that allow trains to go faster than ever thought possible.

03:25 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

04:15 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 7

Firefighters battle through apocalyptic scenes on Australia's Kangaroo Island as it is besieged by deadly bushfires. In Kansas, two hard-core tornado chasers allow a tourist to ride along with them.

05:05 Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis: Episode 2

It's the hottest time of year and the waterhole becomes busier in the cool of the night. But hyena lurk in the shadows.

 

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31 AUGUST 2021

06:00 Deadly 60: Ecuador Jungle

Steve and the team head to Sani Lodge in the Amazon rainforest to find one of the most feared snakes on Earth - the fer de lance. However, finding one won't be easy in this dense jungle habitat.

06:25 Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome: Episode 1

The intrepid eight arrive in Martigny, Switzerland, and find out for the first time who will be sharing their pilgrim adventure.

07:25 Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome: Episode 2

In this second episode, it is day four and our team are in the Tuscan Appenines. They start to head further into Tuscany, and discuss their differing beliefs.

08:20 Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome: Episode 3

The celebrity pilgrims set off on the final challenging stretch of the Via toward Rome, and receive an extraordinary invitation from the Vatican.

09:15 A Perfect Planet: Humans

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

10:10 The Supervet: Episode 7

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team.

11:05 Fatal Forecast: Droughts

No rain, no life. That's the basic rule of survival on earth. Drought occurs in almost all types of climates. Of all the meteorological phenomena that can cause serious economic consequences, droughts are second only to hurricanes, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

12:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Missouri

Ben travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to meet Bo Brown, a wilderness expert who teaches Stone Age skills to modern day man. Ben learns how to make a spear and prepare foods like squirrels and insects.

12:50 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Cambodia

Ben Fogle travels to Cambodia to live with a fellow Brit who is raising his own castaway tribe on a tropical island. Ben sleeps in a hammock, drinks rainwater and experiences how fragile life is for this family on their tiny island.

13:40 Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis: Episode 2

It's the hottest time of year and the waterhole becomes busier in the cool of the night. But hyena lurk in the shadows.

14:35 Life Below Zero: Dead Weight

The Hailstones are faced with a life-or-death decision in high tide. Ricko DeWilde enlists the aid of his children to maintain the family homestead.

15:25 Life Below Zero: Second Nature

Under winter's shadow, Alaskans toil to secure scarce food and opportunity in the final fertile days of summer. Andy Bassich and Denise Becker reckon with the sudden loss of a vital resource.

16:15 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

17:05 Sue Perkins and the Chimp Sanctuary: Episode 1

Sue Perkins travels to America to meet the newly retired female chimpanzees at Chimp Haven, the US national chimpanzee sanctuary. After a recent change in US law, decades of medical testing on chimpanzees has been brought to an end and we follow the chimps as they settle in.

17:55 The World's Deadliest Weather: Series 4, Episode 8

In the Grand Canyon, a massive microburst causes a dangerous deluge of mud and rocks to barrel down on a group of kayakers - leaving them in need of urgent medical assistance. In Iowa, a rare derecho storm - similar to an inland hurricane - is caught on camera.

18:55 The Truth About Boosting Your Immune System

Due to the coronavirus, the health market has exploded with products promising to boost, support or supercharge our flagging natural defences. But which of these so-called miracle products, superfoods and supplements should we be spending our cash on?

20:00 This World: 54 Days: China and the Pandemic

A year ago, Beijing stunned the world when it locked down Wuhan. For weeks, Chinese officials had maintained that the outbreak was under control; just a few dozen cases linked to a live animal market. 54 Days tells the story of the gulf between what Chinese officials knew and what they told the world.

21:00 Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle: Canada: Freedom Cove

Ben heads to the azure seas and pine-covered mountains of Canada, where artistic couple Catherine and Wayne live on a floating island they built themselves - a home they share with seals, eagles, bears and chihuahuas!

22:00 Feast to Save the Planet: Episode 1

Gregg Wallace and mathematician Hannah Fry invite five special guests to a unique dinner party where they are scored on the environmental impact of every dish they choose.

23:00 A Perfect Planet: Making Of

What does it take to make a major natural history series like Perfect Planet? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes.

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