Exploring the Vine
Exploring the Vine
Over 12 months we follow three best friends and young up and coming winemakers Stuart Botha, Howard Boysen and James Corder on their respective farms. From tenderly nurturing the vines through to manic harvest season and eventually drinking liquid gold satisfaction - it’s a rollercoaster ride. Not your stereotypical “wine boffins” the trio work hard and long to make names for themselves in this tough industry, and when you work that hard you need to play hard too!
When the blood, sweat, and tears are over, the boys hit the road and discover the people, places and sometimes tall stories that make the South African wine industry truly unique. As with any boys weekend away there is laughter and hormonal banter aplenty.
Conquistadors is a documentary series that retraces the steps of Spanish explorers, looking for gold in the new world. In this 4-part series historian Michael Wood travels in the footsteps of the Spanish expeditions, from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu.
Earthtripping is all about being a traveler, not a tourist. This means experiencing the culture like a local, making personal connections, eating native, organic foods, treading lightly on indigenous sites, focusing on personal health, volunteering, seeking out green spaces and supporting the local economy. Earthtripping is about having the experience of a lifetime in a sustainable way, so the same opportunities to see the world will exist for future generations.
Former Survivor Africa winner, Ethan Zohn journeys the globe, finding fun and practical eco-friendly ways to experience the great cities of the world. His mission is to have incredible journeys, leaving nothing behind but footprints.
It’s one of the greatest true detective stories ever. Nazi Hunters tells how a select band of secret agents hunted down some of the most evil men in history…and finally brought them to justice.
Intense, visceral, and narrated by real-life Nazi hunters, each spellbinding episode focuses on one electrifying mission. And, from Klaus Barbie’s dramatic pursuit in Bolivia, to the audacious Mossad operation to kidnap Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, recounts how the Nazis finally met their nemesis.
Treasure has attracted hunters throughout the world, for centuries. Nowadays, treasure hunters are equipped with modern locating devices. This series follows the trails to the sites of legendary treasures, presents the winners and losers in the hunt for treasures trove. The films document the historical events surrounding certain treasures and relate the dreams, dramas and adventures of obsessed treasure hunters.
In Salvage Hunters, you will meet modern-day treasure hunter Drew Pritchard. With demanding customers, high turnover, and one of the biggest decorative salvage yards in the UK, Drew is constantly on the road, crisscrossing the country in search of derelict gems and forgotten remnants. Drew loves the thrill of the hunt and while he gets his hands dirty in the country’s architectural backwaters, his team of restorers is back at the shop giving old and rare finds a new lease on life.
Spanning hundreds of acres and consuming enough electricity to power a small country, the Super Factories are metropolises of mass construction. What does it take for these gigantic factories to create huge quantities of the biggest, most powerful machines around? We reveal the ins and outs and the challenges and triumphs of the most intriguing production powerhouses of our time.
Join the Cash Cowboys for an incredible coast-to-coast adventure as they rummage through barns, basements, attics, and sheds in search of hidden treasure. Professional ‘pickers’ Sheldon and Scott will buy anything from motorbikes and memorabilia, to folk art and rare albums, and just about anything else they can make a profit on. But it’s not just about the money: it’s about a passion for the past—and the thrill of the hunt.
Think packing up and moving house is stressful? Imagine hauling a submarine over dry land, transporting a fleet of mega-yachts across the Atlantic or relocating twenty ancient Egyptian temples! These are just a few of the daunting challenges faced by the extreme engineers of Huge Moves.
In this dramatic series, we follow the adventures of huge movers across land, sea and through the air, as they transport monstrous structures that were never meant to leave their foundations
Dangerous Flights is a fast-paced, adventure series about aviation’s last frontier: aircraft delivery. It’s a high-risk business that kills dozens of pilots every year, and in this series we meet the mavericks that have the skill, courage, and are crazy enough to fly on these dangerous flights.
Each episode follows aviation brokers, pilots, and engineers as they hustle high-priced private aircraft to buyers all around the world, often flying unheard-of distances over areas where small aircraft are not meant to fly.
From far-aloft adventure, to high-pressure human conflict, to ingenious tech, Dangerous Flights is a series where the mortal risk is always real.
Mayday: Air Disaster
Mayday: Air Disaster
Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday: Disaster investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. Stories include: after a routine fueling stop in Newfoundland, a US military charter flight crashes; an Airbus careens off the tarmac at the notorious Congonhas Airport in Sao Paolo; and in 1958, a crash in Munich kills seven members of the Manchester United football team. Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports, and eyewitness accounts, every episode also features interviews, state-of-the-art CGI, and gripping re-enactments.
Planet Earth is specific for it's large number of mysterious, intriguing and exceptionally exiting shows each week. Starting from shows revolving around the history of the world such as Nazi Hunters and Conquistadors, exploring disasters and potential disasters in Mayday and Dangerous Flights, searching for new treasures in Salvage Hunters, Cash Cowboys and Treasure Divers, and traveling around in an eco-friendly way in Earth Tripping, Planet Earth has it all. Why watch 11 different channels when you can watch only one!