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The Western Hemisphere before 1492 was a thriving, stunningly diverse place; a tumult of languages, trade and culture. This landmark series reveals the complexity and diversity of indigenous peoples in the Americas before Columbus, and celebrates their ingenuity and perseverance.
15 Billion Pound Railway: The final Countdown
2 x 60'
The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown follows the team of more than ten thousand engineers and construction workers – close up - as they race to build ten new stations in Central London, lay thirty miles of track, and build a fleet of sixty-six new 200m long trains to complete the brand new subterranean railway under the capital – Crossrail – London’s new Underground.
Algeria From Above
1 x 90' or 2 x 45'
Through the eyes of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, we are introduced to this grandiose country, its cultural and natural wealth, in entirely new ways. From the North to the South and the West to the East, we are shown a glimpse of an entire population’s daily life, whether it be in the large coastal cities, the mountains of the Atlas, the oasis of the Sahara or the soft hills of the Sahel. Rich with a past where all civilizations seemed to have met, where the territory encompasses almost all types of natural environments, Algeria appears in this film with all of its beautiful diversity and unity.
Animal Cops Phoenix
10 x 60'
Animal Cops Phoenix reveals the everyday activities of the dedicated wildlife rescue teams at the Arizona Humane Society. The animal’s experience is at the heart of each story as professional veterinary staff deliver expert and compassionate care, 365 days a year.
Atlantic - Fire In The Ocean
1 x 60'
Running down the centre of the Atlantic is a vast chain of volcanic mountains, 10,000km long – the mid-Atlantic Ridge. As underwater volcanoes erupt they create new seafloor – but occasionally eruptions are big enough to rise above the surface as tiny, isolated islands. Born of fire, these islands teem with life forms found nowhere else on earth. On this journey we’ll explore the natural history of these remote Atlantic islands, from Iceland in the north to those fringing Antarctica in the south.
Babies of the Plains
1 x 60'
The East African Rift Valley celebrates a diverse wildlife around its volcanic mountains the Kilimanjaro, Lengai and Meru. Dormant volcano Mount Kilimanjaro is home to Africa’s highest summit, perfected with a snowy white crown on top. On its slopes roam elusive elephants, feasting of the green trees. These slopes have been their home for centuries.
To the west lies the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai, “Mountain of God” in the Maasai language. The mountain is a place of pilgrimage for the Maasai people, where they ask for the most important things in their lives; rain, cattle and children. In the shadows of the Lengai lies lake Natron, an important breeding ground for the lesser flamingo. Thousands of lucid pink flamingos bring color to its water. After the breeding season they migrate to Lake Bogoria. This alkaline lake is rich in algae, the major food source for the flamingos. With their massive dark red beaks, the flamingos filter the algae from the water. From the shore, predators such as baboons, hyenas and marabou storks keep an eye on the flock of flamingoes. A mother marabou stork has to feed the many beaks of her nest. As a real consummate scavenger, this large birds eat just about any animal it can find as carrion and today flamingo is on the family’s menu.
To the south lies Mount Meru, providing home to animals ranging from the smallest rotund animal as the hyrax, to the slim and large giraffe. Despite their seize, the greens around Mount Meru brings new challenges.
1 x 60'
They steal handbags, open cars and have no respect for humans. The last baboons of the Table Mountain region have become a real plague. The resident population is split into sympathetic protectors and fierce opponents. The animals are deliberately run over by cars, shot and poisoned. The days of the last baboons at the Cape seem to be numbered. According to scientists the baboons have to relearn that humans are a threat in order to survive. Thus a special force has been recruited from the townships: the 'Baboon Police'. Day and night the officers follow the marauding baboon troops trying to chase away the monkeys with slingshots, sticks and whips.
Baby Animals Around the World S3
10 x 60'
Baby Animals Around the World is a humorous narration driven series based on a day in the life of a broad range of extremely cute baby animals from a wide variety of natural, domestic and cultural environments around the world.
In this third series we follow a vast selection of baby animals and their parents from different habitats around the world, taking us to the freezing cold mountains of the Arctic to the rivers of North America, even to our very own backyards. Within these familiar environments we highlight baby behaviours and milestones including birthing (where appropriate), first hours, feeding, nurturing, grooming, play, napping, romping, exploring and learning with mum and dad. Featuring extreme cute close up shots intermixed with fast paced action sequences we see how each baby animal interacts with the world around them. Using high quality clips and humorous narration Baby Animals: Around The World delivers all the extreme captivating and cute factors in high definition with great production values. It is the ultimate celebration of the animal kingdom through its most loveable critters - the babies! This visually stunning series showcases the unique relationship we have with these adorable baby animals from all around the world.
Bangladesh - Climate Change
1 x 30'
It is the largest delta in the world… And it is a country. Its name is Bangladesh. Almost three hundred watercourses pass through Bangladesh. They shape the country’s geography and the lifestyle of its people.
Thus the 160 million inhabitants of the country, which ranks among the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world, have learnt how to live in the middle of water and adapt to its whims.
Here and for all, water remains the main resource, whether talking of fishing or agriculture, on which nearly 70% of Bangladeshi are depending.
However, today, that lifelong ally has become a true threat. If the global warming keeps going at the same pace, Bangladesh could lose up to 17% of its territory by 2050. Between 20 and 40 million people would end up with no land under their feet.
Beak & Brain - Genius Birds from Down Under
1 x 60'
These child prodigies of the animal kingdom have feathers and beaks – and very special skills! The Keas of New Zealand are the only parrots that live in snowy mountain areas. They like testing their brains, solving puzzles and challenging tourists: they unscrew bottle-tops, dismantle windscreen wiper blades and tear open rucksacks. They seem so determined you’d think they have an understanding of physics and mechanics! Thousands of miles northwards, in New Caledonia, other birds have talent, too. Here bird expert Gavin Hunt discovered that crows are able to produce a whole set of tools, each designed for a particular purpose – the most intricate tool culture in the animal kingdom! These high flyers compete against each other: Keas vs Crows. What is the secret of their intelligence? It’s the ultimate avian I.Q. test, with some funny and surprising results.
1 x 60'
Bears are something exceptional these days. There are only a few regions in Europe, like the Carpathian Mountains or the High Tatras, where they can still be found in the wild. Vaclav Chaloupek is a well-known wildlife photographer and filmmaker. When his friend, the forest ranger, shows up with bear orphans, Vaclav will become their new mother, take care of them and provide the bear twins with future prospects. Very soon Vaclav is an experienced bear mum. Bottle feeding, cleaning up their mess - the usual things. And in between he has to put up with their constant demand for more food. But the bear babies are developing splendidly.
On their daily excursions with Vaclav they meet other animals in the forest. These encounters are always exciting and surprising to the bear mum and often result in bizarre situations and Vaclav is learning about these great creatures. It never gets boring because there is always something new to discover in nature, there are challenges to be met and adventures to be had.
One worry remains though: where will the twins live in future? Soon it becomes apparent that a life in freedom would be too dangerous. The two bears are imprinted on humans and have lost their mistrust and fear of human beings. But Vaclav finds a solution...
In emotionally engaging images the film shows the adolescence of the bear twins, it documents their first steps and follows their development from defenseless bear babies to cheeky, 60-kilo bear teenagers.