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    Ancient Inventions

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    Ancient Inventions

    Ancient Inventions was a BBC historical documentary series released in 1998. It was presented by ex-Monty Python member Terry Jones and looked at great inventions of the ancient world. The series is split into 3 episodes, namely City Life, Sex and Love, and War and Conflicts, all around 50 min long.

    $4.00
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    Austin Stevens: Snakemaster

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    Austin Stevens: Snakemaster

    Austin Stevens: Snakemaster also known as Austin Stevens: Most Dangerous and Austin Stevens Adventures in some countries, is a regular airing nature series hosted by Austin Stevens that is broadcast on Animal Planet and five. Most of the footage was filmed in HD format with certain episodes featuring sequences of time slice photography.

    The series took a five-year hiatus, but was revived in fall of 2008, having started to air on Channel Five and Discovery Canada. The new episodes do not always focus on snakes; several feature other animals such as hyenas, rhinos and niglett bears.

    $16.00
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    Moon Machines

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    Moon Machines

    Moon Machines in the US and UK is a Science Channel HD documentary miniseries consisting of six episodes documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon. It covers everything from the iconic Saturn V to the Command Module, the Lunar Module, the Space Suits, the Guidance and Control Computer, and the Lunar Rover. It was created by the team who made In the Shadow of the Moon in association with NASA to commemorate the agency’s fiftieth anniversary in 2008. It first aired in June 2008 and was released on DVD a year later in June 2009.

    $24.00
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    PitchMen

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    PitchMen

    PitchMen is a docudrama television program produced for the Discovery Channel in the United States. The show followed infomercial producers and talent Billy Mays and Anthony “Sully” Sullivan as they attempted to sell various inventions through direct-response marketing, mainly through Telebrands, one of the largest direct response/infomercial companies. The series was narrated by Thom Beers. Each episode typically focused on two different products.

    $20.00$24.00
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    Ray Mears' World of Survival

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    Ray Mears’ World of Survival

    Ray Mears’ World of Survival is a survival television series hosted by Ray Mears. The series airs on the BBC in United Kingdom, it is also shown on Discovery Channel in the United States, Canada, India, Italy, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands and Russia. The show was first broadcast in 1997 with “The Arctic”, and ended in 1998. It would be followed by Extreme Survival.

    In World of Survival, Ray demonstrates his wilderness skills and is taught new skills in every episode, like rubbing two sticks together to make fire.

    The show also has a cult status. Due to its popularity, more Ray Mears shows have since been produced.

    $16.00
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    The New Detectives

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    The New Detectives

    The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science is a documentary true crime television show that aired two to three different cases in forensic science per episode. Episode reruns currently air on the Discovery Channel, TLC and the Investigation Discovery network. Before the series was canceled, the show also aired on The History Channel in the United States and Canal D, Court TV, and Botswana TV in Canada. The show was also carried by international markets where the series was shown on the Discovery Channel UK, Discovery Europe, the Crime & Investigation Network in Australia, Prime TV in New Zealand, TV Norge, TV Danmark, Kanal 5 in Sweden, and RTL in the Netherlands. A version of the series was broadcast on the British Channel Five, under the name Murder Detectives: Case Files.

    $48.00
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    Miracle Planet

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    Miracle Planet

    Miracle Planet is a six-part documentary series, co-produced by Japan’s NHK and the National Film Board of Canada, narrated by Christopher Plummer, which tells the 4.6-billion-year-old story of how life has evolved from its humble beginnings to the diversity of living creatures today.

    Filmed around the world and based upon the most recent scientific findings, Miracle Planet combines location footage and interviews with leading scientists, along with computer animation, to depict the cataclysmic events that have shaped our planet and all of the life-forms within it.

    The five standard episodes depict the evolution of life on Earth in perspective with our place in the universe – from the simplest microbes to the complexity and diversity that is found on the planet today. The entire 5-hour series Miracle Planet aired on Discovery Channel in Canada on April 22, 2005 as an Earth Day special. The music was composed by Hironori Doi, and orchestrated by Wataru Hokoyama.

    $12.00
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    When Dinosaurs Roamed America

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    When Dinosaurs Roamed America

    When Dinosaurs Roamed America is a two-hour American television program that first aired on Discovery Channel in 2001. It was directed by Pierre de Lespinois and narrated by actor John Goodman. The dinosaurs were designed by Paleo-artist and art director Mark Dubeau, who is also noted for creating dinosaurs on a myriad of other Discovery Channel and National Geographic specials. The dinosaur animation was directed by noted animator Don Waller at Meteor Studios, in Montreal, Canada. The music was composed by Christopher Franke.

    When Dinosaurs Roamed America premiered to 5 million viewers.

    $8.00
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    Weapon Masters

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    Weapon Masters

    Weapon Masters is a television show that premiered on the Discovery Channel on December 31, 2007. It is currently airing on the Military Channel.

    Hosts Chad Houseknecht, an inventor, and Mike Loades, a weapons historian, choose a different historical weapon each week. While Loades explores its history—often traveling to the country from which it comes to interview modern practitioners—Houseknecht attempts to improve on it using modern technology. At the end of each episode a challenge test of the new version is held.

    $20.00
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    Discovery Atlas

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    Discovery Atlas

    Discovery Atlas is a documentary television series on the Discovery Channel and Discovery HD Theater which focuses on the cultural, sociological, and natural aspects of various countries by exploring their different peoples, traditions, and lands. The documentary follows the lives and individual struggles of locals, while taking in-depth looks at the countries’ history and culture. Eight episodes have been broadcast so far on the Discovery Channel: the first episode, Discovery Atlas: China Revealed aired October 1, 2006, and was followed by Discovery Atlas: Italy Revealed, Brazil Revealed, and Australia Revealed. Most recently France, Japan, Egypt and Russia have been featured.

    According to the Miami Herald, the series will be shown over five years and focus on a total of 20 countries, with the possibility of more. Four countries will be featured each year. Other sources, including the Australian Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications Inc websites, have said that the series will focus on thirty countries.

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    2057

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    2057

    2057 is a Discovery Channel television program hosted by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. It premiered on January 28, 2007 and attempts to predict what the world will be like in 50 years based on current trends. The show takes the form of a docu-drama with three separate episodes, each having informative stories ingrained into the plot. All three episodes aired on January 28, 2007.

    $8.00
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    Dirty Jobs

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    Dirty Jobs

    Dirty Jobs is a program on the Discovery Channel, produced by Pilgrim Films & Television, in which host Mike Rowe is shown performing difficult, strange, disgusting, or messy occupational duties alongside the typical employees. The show premiered with two pilot episodes in November 2003. It returned as a series on July 26, 2005, running for 8 seasons until September 12, 2012. The show’s setting was refocused in Australia for the eighth season, advertised as Dirty Jobs Down Under.

    There is also a European edition of the show, hosted by Danish former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.

    On November 21, 2012, Mike Rowe announced that Discovery Channel had cancelled Dirty Jobs.

    $12.00$64.00
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