mystery

NOVA
Mystery of Easter Island

 

A remote, bleak speck of rock in the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, or moai, weighing as much as 86 tons each? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to “walk” the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a NOVA team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory – serving up plenty of action and surprises in this fresh investigation of one of the ancient world’s most intriguing enigmas.

 

GRANTCHESTER SEASON 3 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 7

 

James Norton and Robson Green as the improbable crime-fighting team of Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating, respectively, return to bring justice and spiritual nourishment to early 1950s England.

 

Part 3 of 7
When several villagers become ill at the local cricket match, Geordie and Sidney must determine if it was an accident or something more sinister.

 

BIG PACIFIC
Violent

 

Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. The series examines the ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface. Actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim narrates.

 

Violent
Understand how the Pacific, surrounded by the Ring of Fire, is the epicentre of natural mayhem. Violence is part of life in the great ocean, and creatures that live there must choose whether to avoid conflict – or rise to meet it.

 

GRANTCHESTER SEASON 3 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 7

 

James Norton and Robson Green as the improbable crime-fighting team of Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating, respectively, return to bring justice and spiritual nourishment to early 1950s England.

 

Part 2 of 7
Follow Sidney and Geordie as a mysterious death and the unsettling appearance of a dead bird at the vicarage lead them down a dark path.

 

BIG PACIFIC
Mysterious

 

Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. The series examines the ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface. Actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim narrates.

 

Mysterious
In the 21st century, explorers are only beginning to plumb the depths of the Pacific, yearning to unravel its mysteries…but the ocean doesn’t give up secrets willingly.

 

GRANTCHESTER SEASON 3 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 1 of 7

 

James Norton and Robson Green as the improbable crime-fighting team of Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating, respectively, return to bring justice and spiritual nourishment to early 1950s England.

 

Part 1 of 7
A would-be groom is found dead with the wedding rings lodged in his mouth – the hallmarks of a years-old unsolved murder.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil

 

The LA Philharmonic’s gala celebration of John Williams’ peerless achievements reunites him with violinist Itzhak Perlman. The performance features Williams’ noted compositions, including themes from Schindler’s List and Star Wars.

 

ARTHUR & GEORGE ON MASTERPIECE
Part 1 of 3

 

Martin Clunes stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel, which follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed; and Doyle, who investigates the case.

 

Part 1 of 3
Asked to clear a man convicted of animal mutilation, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle finds there’s more to the case than meets the eye.

 

ARTHUR & GEORGE ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 3

 

Martin Clunes stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel, which follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed; and Doyle, who investigates the case.

 

Part 2 of 3
Sir Arthur and Woodie get a shock after they order their driver to “follow that carriage!” Matters reach a crisis with Jean.

 

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