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Monday, May 25 2015
  • Time Show
    • 37 mins ago
      Shuttle Discovery's Last Mission

      A look at the final mission of Nasa's now retired third operational orbiter the Space Shuttle Discovery, which has spent more time in space than any other similar craft, flying in excess of 148 million miles. The programme focuses on its journey to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, a technically challenging and emotional experience

    • in 23 mins
      Earth: The Power of the PlanetSeason 1 Episode 5: Rare Earth

      Dr Iain Stewart looks at Earth's place in time and space. By examining the destruction of species and the fall of empires, he demonstrates the strength of the planet in comparison with human vulnerability. The biggest factors in this protection are Earth's unique position in the solar system, protected by the gravitational pull of the larger Jupiter, with the moon providing stability. By studying Mars, he shows just how lucky mankind has been. Last in series

    • 1:00pm
      Japan's Tsunami: How it Happened

      Documentary exploring the scientific factors behind the magnitude nine earthquake and the resultant tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Professor of geological sciences Roger Bilham views the effects of the devastation from the air, and journalist Callum Macrae travels to the north of the country, where survivors in the fishing villages of Sendai and Ofunato are struggling to cope in the aftermath

    • 2:00pm
      Meteor Menace

      Documentary examining meteorites and how they have affected Earth's history

    • 3:00pm
      Could We Survive a Mega-Tsunami?

      The destructive effects of tsunamis have been all too evident in recent years, with the one on Boxing Day 2004 killing around 250,000 people in southern Asia and another striking Japan in March 2011 - bringing one of the world's most advanced countries close to a nuclear catastrophe. This documentary uses the latest scientific modelling to present a minute-by-minute account of what might happen if there was a mega-tsunami in the Atlantic, and what it would do to cities including Casablanca, Lisbon, London and New York

    • 4:00pm
      Mummies AliveSeason 1 Episode 4: The Pharaoh's Secret

      State-of-the-art computer generated animation helps unearth a violent story of conquest and rebellion that laid the foundations for Ancient Egypt's golden age as the wrappings on a mysterious, mutilated pharaoh are peeled back

    • 5:00pm
      Inside Nature's GiantsSeason 4 Episode 1: Hippo

      Dissection, CGI and wildlife photography are used to reveal the anatomical secrets of extraordinary species. In this edition, veterinary surgeon Mark Evans and anatomist Joy Reidenberg dissect a hippopotamus in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, discovering the protective functions of the creature's inch-thick skin and confirming hippos' reputation as gluttonous feeding machines. Evolutionary biologist Simon Watt searches for dung to find out why these grazers incessantly flick their faeces using their short tails and ethologist Richard Dawkins reveals the surprising fact that the hippos' closest living relatives are whales

    • 6:00pm
      Britain's Secret SeasSeason 1 Episode 3: The Power of the East

      Paul Rose, Tooni Mahto and Frank Pope conduct an exploration of marine life in the North Sea, and how it has been affected by the construction of a wind farm off the Norfolk coast. They also observe England's largest colony of grey seals in the Farne Islands, find out why Bridlington, East Yorkshire, has enjoyed a particularly bountiful lobster harvest and learn more about how fish behave when threatened by predators

    • 7:00pm
      Krakatoa: The Last DaysKrakatoa: The Last Days

      Drama-documentary about the volcanic island's eruption in 1883 - one of the most destructive natural disasters in recorded history. Based upon a selection of eyewitness accounts, survivors attempt to circumvent the devastation caused by the blast as wave after wave of tsunamis crash around them. Rupert Penry-Jones and Olivia Williams star

    • 9:00pm
      Tales from the National ParksSeason 1 Episode 2: The Peak District

      Richard Macer spends a year filming in the Peak District, where the increased use of off-road vehicles on the area's green lanes has angered many walkers, horse riders and residents of local villages, who believe drivers are ruining the area's natural beauty. He follows campaigners as they try to get the vehicles banned from their local lanes, and meets officials from the Peak District Park Authority who are trying to resolve the conflict

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