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Nature’s Great Race – NEW SERIES!
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Follow three groups of animals as they face the immense challenges of migration in places around the world. Captured in real-time, using the latest satellite-tracking and filming technology, the program gives unparalleled access to the great obstacles facing each individual herd, from treacherous terrain to merciless predators, as they risk danger and death in a race for their lives. In breathtaking spectacles spanning Canada, Alaska, and southern and eastern Africa, the documentary gives a front-row seat to the ultimate test of survival for each of these animal groups, showcasing their journeys more intimately than they’ve ever been seen before – each fraught step captured in unprecedented depth and detail. With rare access to one of the world’s most extraordinary events, NATURE'S GREAT RACE doesn’t just tell, but shows nature’s breathtaking spectacles, astonishing challenges, and triumphs against all odds.
July 12 – Elephants
Follow the annual gathering of a thousands of threatened elephants in northern Kenya.
July 19 – Caribou
Join 100,000 caribou on the world’s longest land migration: 3,000 miles through Arctic wilderness.
July 26 – Zebra
Witness the perilous journey of thousands zebra through a brutal Botswana wilderness.
Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark – NEW SERIES!
Tuesdays at 9:00pm
Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to save them.
July 18 – Episode One
Join Joel Sartore as he travels to Madagascar and the Florida Keys on his mission to photograph beautiful and endangered animals for the Photo Ark. In Florida, he checks in on the key deer, a species that he first saw 20 years ago.
July 25 – Episode Two
Journey with Joel Sartore in Spain, where he photographs the alluring Iberian lynx, and to China to film the Yangtze giant softshell turtle. In Cameroon, he hopes to glimpse the amazing Cross River gorilla, the rarest in the world.
Remember Me – NEW SERIES!
Sundays at 10:00pm
Watch Michael Palin’s portrayal of pensioner Tom Parfitt, who stages a fall in his eerie Yorkshire home in order to escape into residential care, leading to a chilling and macabre mystery.
July 16 – Episode One
Learn what happens after Tom (Michael Palin) enters assisted living and a social worker falls to her death. Traumatized, Tom is taken to hospital. Inexplicably, the folk song “Scarborough Fair” angers and agitates him. A ghost haunts Hannah’s dreams.
July 23 – Episode Two
See how Hannah’s nightmares about water and drowning foreshadow events, including the appearance of Isha, an Indian woman in a red sari. Find out the significance of Scarborough — the town and the song.
July 30 – Episode Three
Find out what happened to Isha and Dorothea and why the police are questioning Tom. As the true meaning of Scarborough Fair emerges, witness the terrible decision Tom faces.
The Tunnel: Sabotage
Mondays at 10:00pm
Trail Elise (Clémence Poésy) and Karl (Stephen Dillane) in this new 8 episode series as they investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel, leaving behind their young daughter. The case is complicated by a plane crash in the Channel, killing all on board.
July 24 – Episode 1
Join Elise and Karl as they investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel, leaving behind their traumatized daughter. Days later a passenger plane crashes into the Channel. Is it a coincidence or are the two events connected?
July 31 – Episode 2
Learn why a soundbite from the plane’s black box suggests a terrifying possibility. A surprising chain of events brings Karl and Elise closer to the abductors, but will they get to the Fourniers in time?