Africa

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH:
East Africa

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: East Africa

 

Most of us will never experience first-hand the wonders of East Africa, one of the last wild places on earth. However, through a photographer’s lens, we can enjoy, vicariously, the incredible landscape of East Africa and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. The documentary TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: EAST AFRICA does just that: it takes audiences on a breathtaking virtual tour of East Africa, and showcases the many wondrous animals that live there. The visually stunning program features the photography of award-winning wildlife photographer Todd Gustafson, and is narrated by renowned primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall. Over the course of an hour, viewers discover the life-and-death, day-to-day existence of these creatures, including zebras, giraffes, elephants and more, as they struggle to survive in an environment that is slowly disappearing. The camera lens captures the dramatic moment of a kill; the touching image of a mother lovingly grooming her young; the tense stand-off between two males as they fight over a mate; and the heart-stopping instance as a mother gives birth to a new offspring while wondering if a predator is on the hunt nearby.


 

 

 

NATURE
Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants

NATURE - Giraffes: Nature's Gentle Giants

 

What does it take to relocate a herd of wild giraffes in Africa? One man, his family, and a band of enthusiastic helpers are about to find out. Their journey will take them across the wild heart of Uganda, crossing the mighty Nile River. The importance of this operation cannot be underestimated, because these are Rothschild’s giraffes, the world’s rarest. Any mistake could be costly, not only for the giraffes being moved but also for an entire species.

 

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NOVA
The Great Human Odyssey

NOVA: The Great Human Odyssey

 

Walk in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors as scientists trace the paths that led us out of Africa and around the world. From snowy Siberia to remote Pacific islands, discover how humans survived and thrived in every corner of the planet.

 

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ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Johannesburg

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Johannesburg

 

David Goldblatt investigates South African sociocultural influences on architecture in this preview of the upcoming “Johannesburg” episode from Season 9 of the “Art in the Twenty-First Century” television series. Featured artists include David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi and Robin Rhode.

 

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MOROCCO TO TIMBUKTU:
An Arabian Adventure, Part 1 of 2

Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure

 

Writer and explorer Alice Morrison attempts to follow the ancient “Salt Roads,” historically one of the world’s richest trading networks, which led from south of Tangier to the fabled sandstone city of Timbuktu. Riding the famous “Marrakech Express,” crossing the vast Sahara on camel back and trekking on foot through snowstorms, Morrison takes a centuries-old journey through unforgettable destinations. This one-of-a-kind travel series highlights North Africa’s ancient cultural heritage, from hidden libraries to the world’s oldest university in Fes, while also providing perspective on how modern political realities have affected the trade routes.

 

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CALL THE MIDWIFE
Holiday Special 2018

CALL THE MIDWIFE: Holiday Special 2018

 

The Christmas special will star Miriam Margoyles as Sister Mildred, who arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, her hands full with four Chinese orphans. Having fled China, the child refugees were found abandoned in Hong Kong and are being adopted in the U.K. as part of the World Refugee Project.  With Christmas preparations in full flow and the midwives busy caring for the expectant mothers of Poplar, these unexpected visitors cause joy and chaos in equal measure.

 

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The special also sees Trixie return to  Poplar in time to cover for the Sisters as they leave for the Mother House. The Order’s Mother Superior has taken ill, and a new spiritual leader needs to be elected. It soon becomes clear, much to Sister Julienne’s horror, that she is the favored candidate.

 

 

 

NATURE
Super Cats: Science and Secrets

 

Scientists are studying cats in greater detail than ever before. New approaches and technologies help uncover some of the cats’ most intimate secrets, including the cheetah’s remarkable gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively.

 

 

NATURE
Super Cats: Cats In Every Corner

 

Discover how cats have conquered the world, thriving in almost every landscape on Earth: From fishing cats in the wetlands of Asia, to jaguars in Costa Rica, to margays in Central American treetops, to swamp tigers on the Indian shore.

 

 

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