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Thu 19 Jul

8:00am
Megafactories
Ikea
Season 2 Episode 4/6

A behind-the-scenes look at furniture manufacturer Ikea, discovering what it takes to fill more than 300 stores worldwide with its range of products

Rating: 7.7
9:00am
Megafactories
Porsche
Season 2 Episode 3/6

The manufacturing techniques used by Porsche and how a team of designers are reimagining the iconic 911

Rating: 7.7
10:00am
Big, Bigger, Biggest
Oil Rig
Season 2 Episode 4/10

Six design breakthroughs that have led to the construction of the state-of-the-art 45,000-ton Perdido oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which will tap into three new fields when complete. The innovations that have made the build possible include the technology used for the underwater assembly of the Cognac rig, and the launch of a floating platform called the Auger in the 1990s

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Wicked Tuna
Worst to First
Season 7 Episode 1/16

The paydays are bigger than ever as the rival fleets head out on the first day of another perilous bluefin tuna fishing season. Can FV-Tuna.Com reclaim the title?

Rating: 7.3
12:00pm
Mine Kings
Dynamite Garnet
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Guy Clutterbuck and his team go searching for pink garnets in Africa, but end up having to use dynamite in an already perilous mine

Rating: 9.3
1:00pm
Yukon Gold
What Doesn't Kill You
Season 2 Episode 4/10

The hunt proves risky when one of Cam's goldseekers is airlifted to hospital. Ken faces a double mutiny, while a bear strikes fear into Karl's crew

Rating: 8.3
2:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Killer Attitude
Season 16 Episode 1/10

Investigators uncover disturbing facts about an inexperienced pilot, and discover a pattern of abusive behaviour may have contributed to a plane crash

Rating: 8.4
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
28 Seconds to Survive
Season 11 Episode 12/13

Investigators struggle to gain access to the remote site where a Santa Barbara Airlines flight crashed in 2008

Rating: 8.4
4:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Head-on Collision
Season 7 Episode 4/8

Reconstruction of the 1996 collision between a Kazakhstan Airlines jet and a Saudi Airways plane at 14,000ft, which destroyed both planes and left no survivors. The resultant inquiry attributed the accident to poor communication inside the first plane and outdated radar equipment

Rating: 8.4
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
My First Car
Season 2 Episode 2/10

Two teams haggle for an Austin 1100 and a Ford Cortina in the hope of making the greater profit after stripping them down to scrap

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Mercedes G-Wagen
Season 1 Episode 6/10

Engineers Ralph Hosier and Ranen Rudra modify a car for one of their mentor's clients to make it more secure

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Car SOS
The Herald Angels
Season 2 Episode 4/10

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw travel to Cornwall in a bid to restore a run-down Triumph Herald that has been housed in a garage for five years

Rating: 7.9
8:00pm
Ice Road Rescue
Edge of Disaster
Season 3

Thord faces his biggest rescue to date when a 40-ton snow plough crashes through a safety barrier and plunges 20 metres down a bank into a frozen lake. Last in the series

Rating: 7.7
9:00pm
Wicked Tuna
Fight To The Finish
Season 7 Episode 16/16

Only four days remain in the fishing season, and with the two leaders potentially sidelined completely, the contest is wide open. Last in the series

Rating: 7.3
10:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
Supermini Showdown
Season 1 Episode 4/10

The teams strip a Mini City and a Mini Cooper as they look to make the maximum profit from selling their spare parts
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Heading to Disaster
Season 11 Episode 11/13

A look at the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409, which plunged into the Mediterranean shortly after take-off from Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport in January 2010. Investigators came to a highly controversial conclusion after ruling out terrorist involvement

Rating: 8.4
12:00am
Banged Up Abroad
Peru/House of the Devil
Season 9 Episode 4/10

Former drug-smuggler Eddie Padilla shares the story of how he managed to escape from one of Peru's most notorious prisons despite being told he would be killed by the guards if he attempted it. Nicknamed the House of the Devil, he and two friends were placed in the Lurigancho Prison after a run-in with the police while on a smuggling trip

Rating: 7.4
1:00am
Drugs Inc
Big Apple Coke
Season 7 Episode 4/16

The rise of cocaine cartels based in the Dominican Republic, as the Caribbean becomes a safer route for trafficking. Featuring a look at a cartel's New York operation

Rating: 8
2:00am
StarTalk
Sci-fi Meets National Defense
Season 4 Episode 6/20

Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the intersection of science fiction and national defense and the work of an organisation charged with developing new technology fpr the military

3:00am
Mine Kings
Dynamite Garnet
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Guy Clutterbuck and his team go searching for pink garnets in Africa, but end up having to use dynamite in an already perilous mine

Rating: 9.3
4:00am
Yukon Gold
What Doesn't Kill You
Season 2 Episode 4/10

The hunt proves risky when one of Cam's goldseekers is airlifted to hospital. Ken faces a double mutiny, while a bear strikes fear into Karl's crew

Rating: 8.3

Fri 20 Jul

8:00am
Megafactories
Lego
Season 3 Episode 2/10

Inside the Lego factory in Denmark, where 2,500 different-shaped bricks are created in 53 colours

Rating: 7.7
9:00am
Megafactories
Lotus Evora
Season 6 Episode 1/

A behind-the-scenes look at Lotus's 66-year-old home in the heart of Norfolk, where CEO Dany Bahar reveals the engineering and design secrets of the Evora model

Rating: 7.7
10:00am
Big, Bigger, Biggest
Kyushu Oil Dome
Season 2 Episode 9/10

A survey of the architectural and engineering breakthroughs that made possible the construction of the world's largest free-standing dome, the Kyushu Oil Dome in Oita, Japan. This immense structure, which stands the equivalent of 20-storeys high, owes its existence to nearly 2,000 years of innovation, and draws on the ingenuity of the craftsmen who built everything from Rome's ancient Pantheon to the famous Astrodome in Texas

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Wicked Tuna
Fish Or Famine
Season 7 Episode 2/16

Defending champion Dave Carraro has brought home more tuna than any other vessel for the last six seasons - but now he finds his fortunes changing

Rating: 7.3
12:00pm
Mine Kings
African Aquamarine
Season 1 Episode 6/8

The team searches for double blue aquamarines in Zambia, a task that requires forming strong connections with chiefs in the tribal heartlands, as well as battling raging fires

Rating: 9.3
1:00pm
Yukon Gold
Know When to Hold 'Em
Season 2 Episode 5/10

Big Al hits a problem halfway through the mining season, while Ken's wife is about to discover that they are on the verge of going bust

Rating: 8.3
2:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Deadly Myth
Season 16 Episode 2/10

Investigators trying to find the cause of a plane crash in Detroit make the discovery that the tragedy happened because of a danger that the industry has known about for years

Rating: 8.4
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Crash In The Alps
Season 15 Episode 7/10

The crash of a German plane flying over the French Alps, which inexplicably began losing altitude. The explanation for the disaster proves far more shocking than anyone expected

Rating: 8.4
4:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Operation Babylift
Season 7 Episode 5/8

An American plane crash in the last days of the Vietnam War in 1974 that killed more than 250 people, including Vietnamese orphans being airlifted to safety. Investigators had to battle looters in order to safeguard the wreckage, hoping to determine the cause of the disaster
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
Breaking the Mould
Season 2 Episode 5/10

The teams bid on a Reliant Robin and an eco-friendly Toyota Prius as they try to make the most money by scrapping the vehicles

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Jeep Wrangler
Season 1 Episode 7/10

Afzal Kahn takes his team to America to redesign a classic Jeep and sell it at some of Hollywood's most exclusive showrooms

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Car SOS
Land Rover Legend
Season 2 Episode 5/10

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw plan to surprise the daughter of an amateur off-road champion by restoring her late mother's Series 1 Land Rover. The problem is the family heirloom has been off the road for 16 years and presents the duo with an ever-lengthening list of mechanical problems

Rating: 7.9
8:00pm
Car SOS
Triumph of the Stag
Season 1 Episode 7/10

Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townshend customise a Triumph Stag, offering the owner the chance to get back behind the wheel after losing the use of his legs in a hit-and-run accident

Rating: 7.9
9:00pm
Car SOS
Austin Re-Powered
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw head to Suffolk to secretly restore a charismatic, but worn out, 1928 Austin 12. Despite its many problems they are confident of repairing this fragile and rather rare car

Rating: 7.9
10:00pm
Car SOS
Zodiac Come Back
Season 1 Episode 9/10

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw try to get an ageing rocker back behind the wheel by revamping his 1950s Ford Zodiac, but a controversial paint job makes the reveal a tense affair

Rating: 7.9
11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Dangerous Approach
Season 15 Episode 6/10

Investigators try to find out why a plane crashed just a few miles from the runway in Colorado but find no answers - until an unlikely discovery leads to a shocking revelation

Rating: 8.4
12:00am
Banged Up Abroad
Vietnam PoWs: McCain & Brace
Season 9 Episode 5/10

The story of Vietnam Prisoners of War Ernie Brace and John McCain and the friendship they formed by tapping code through the cell walls of Hanoi Hilton prison in the late 1960s. The pair did not meet face to face until an event at the White House in 1973. Brace was the longest-held American civilian prisoner, detained for nearly eight years. McCain would go on to become a US senator and contest the Republican nomination for president against George W Bush

Rating: 7.4
1:00am
Drugs Inc
Silicon Valley High
Season 7 Episode 5/16

Drug use in California's tech industry, featuring the stories of a cocaine dealer trying to avoid the police and a homeless former programmer whose meth habit cost him his career

Rating: 8
2:00am
StarTalk
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Season 4 Episode 2/20

Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the science of basketball with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

3:00am
Mine Kings
African Aquamarine
Season 1 Episode 6/8

The team searches for double blue aquamarines in Zambia, a task that requires forming strong connections with chiefs in the tribal heartlands, as well as battling raging fires

Rating: 9.3
4:00am
Yukon Gold
Know When to Hold 'Em
Season 2 Episode 5/10

Big Al hits a problem halfway through the mining season, while Ken's wife is about to discover that they are on the verge of going bust

Rating: 8.3

Sat 21 Jul

8:00am
Taiwan's Toughest
Air Rescue
Season 1 Episode 1/


9:00am
Taiwan's Toughest
Sniffer Dogs
Season 1 Episode 2/


10:00am
Taiwan's Toughest
Road To Mlb
Season 1 Episode 5/


11:00am
Route Awakening
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Harry's journey brings him to Sichuan province, where he gets an insight into nomad culture, learns to milk a yak, and discovers the true meaning of Shangri-La

11:30am
Route Awakening
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Harry competes in an archery tournament in the Qinghai/Tibetan plateau, before following the Yellow River to Xunhua, where he learns to make goat-skin buoys

12:00pm
Maritime Silk Road Reborn
Treasure Fleets
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Historian Sam Willis retraces the routes of medieval China's treasure ships from the East China Sea to the Malacca Straits, and how they still influence modern shipping

1:00pm
Maritime Silk Road Reborn
Spice Trail
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Historian Sam Willis retraces the routes of medieval China's treasure ships from the East China Sea to the Malacca Straits, and how they still influence modern shipping

2:00pm
Maritime Silk Road Reborn
New Horizons
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Sam Willis discovers how Chinese ships travelled further west than ever before in 1416, establishing a new era of trade when they reached Africa

3:00pm
Megastructures
Extreme Railway
The engineering behind the Qinghai to Tibet railway, a line that crosses hostile wilderness and took 140,000 workers and 2,000 medics five years to complete

Rating: 7.6
4:00pm
The Search for China's Blue Hole
Experts explore a series of underwater caves in China that have never caught on film before, and which are home to an abundance of undiscovered species

5:00pm
Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan
Engineer and explorer Albert Lin goes in search of the Mongol leader's body in a bid to preserve his burial site from the impending menace from plunderers and illegal miners. Using cutting-edge technology and a handful of clues from ancient texts, he heads to the Burkhan Khaldun mountain in the country's carefully guarded forbidden zone, where an amazing discovery awaits him
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
6:00pm
China's Megatomb Revealed
Documentary exploring the tomb of China's first Emperor and its army of Terracotta Warriors, revealing the macabre secrets that have challenged accepted historical records

8:00pm
China's Wild Side
Tibet's Animal Kingdom
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Wildlife in Tibet, including footage of giant Tibetan bears, pika, macaques, snow leopards and the world's toughest sheep

9:00pm
China From Above
Dynamic Coast
Season 2 Episode 1/2

An aerial exploration of China's coastal and Eastern provinces, revealing the lives of both people in the world's most populous cities, and rural life along its great coastline

Rating: 10
10:00pm
China From Above
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. An aerial journey across China, examining the varied landscapes and cultures, and how they have endured over thousands of years

Rating: 10
11:00pm
Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan
Engineer and explorer Albert Lin goes in search of the Mongol leader's body in a bid to preserve his burial site from the impending menace from plunderers and illegal miners. Using cutting-edge technology and a handful of clues from ancient texts, he heads to the Burkhan Khaldun mountain in the country's carefully guarded forbidden zone, where an amazing discovery awaits him
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
12:00am
China From Above
Dynamic Coast
Season 2 Episode 1/2

An aerial exploration of China's coastal and Eastern provinces, revealing the lives of both people in the world's most populous cities, and rural life along its great coastline

Rating: 10
1:00am
Trekking The Great Wall
An exploration of the most remote parts of China's national monument, meeting peasants, herders and locals living alongside it

2:00am
China From Above
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. An aerial journey across China, examining the varied landscapes and cultures, and how they have endured over thousands of years

Rating: 10
3:00am
China From Above
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. How the cities and infrastructure of China has developed in extraordinary ways over the last 30 years, while retaining the nation's ancient traditions

Rating: 10
4:00am
China's Mystery Mummies
An investigation into the discovery of four mummies in China. The bodies are European in appearance, but date back as far as 4,000 years. Explorer Spencer Wells tries to solve the mystery of how they got there

Rating: 10

Sun 22 Jul

8:00am
Taiwan's Toughest
Firefighters
Season 1 Episode 3/


9:00am
Taiwan's Toughest
Plant Hunters
Season 1 Episode 4/


10:00am
Route Awakening
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Californian adventurer Harry Yuan journeys through China, discovering the traditional art of Xuan paper making and going in search of the Yangzi dolphin

10:30am
Route Awakening
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Harry heads towards the Three Gorges Dam as his journey across China leads him to experience life as a boat tracker with the Tujia people of Shennong Stream

11:00am
Route Awakening
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Harry travels through Inner Mongolia, where he meets camel nomads, discovers how it is possible to grow crops in the desert, a development that could transform local culture

11:30am
Route Awakening
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Harry visits Shaanxi and Shandong, where he catches shrimps on stilts, meets a traditional bamboo lantern maker, and learns to make and fly giant kites. Last in the series

12:00pm
Perpetual Planet
Eco-Mexico
Season 1 Episode 1/

A report on eco-tourism in Mexico, revealing that in spite of the conservation benefits, it can still pose a threat to wildlife

12:30pm
Perpetual Planet
Sea Of Hope
Season 1 Episode 2/

Exploring America's oceans to discover new threats to undersea habitats

1:00pm
Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La
The remarkable story of a family of rare black and white snub-nosed monkeys living amid breathtaking scenery high in China's Hengduan Mountains

2:00pm
China's Mystery Mummies
An investigation into the discovery of four mummies in China. The bodies are European in appearance, but date back as far as 4,000 years. Explorer Spencer Wells tries to solve the mystery of how they got there

Rating: 10
3:00pm
Mystery of the Himalayan Mummies
Documentary about human remains and artefacts found in the Himalayas, some dating back to 2800BC and revealing evidence of early death rituals to ward off the supernatural

4:00pm
Earth's Giant Hole
Professor Darryl Granger explores China's tiankengs - giant natural holes, hundreds of metres deep, which have developed in unusual environmental conditions

Rating: 8.2
5:00pm
Maritime Silk Road Reborn
Treasure Fleets
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Historian Sam Willis retraces the routes of medieval China's treasure ships from the East China Sea to the Malacca Straits, and how they still influence modern shipping

6:00pm
Maritime Silk Road Reborn
Spice Trail
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Historian Sam Willis retraces the routes of medieval China's treasure ships from the East China Sea to the Malacca Straits, and how they still influence modern shipping

7:00pm
Maritime Silk Road Reborn
New Horizons
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Sam Willis discovers how Chinese ships travelled further west than ever before in 1416, establishing a new era of trade when they reached Africa

8:00pm
China's Wild Side
Magical Beasts
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. Wildlife from China's Alpine north, including Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys, red pandas, bamboo rats, and tragopans, birds with an unusual mating ritual

9:00pm
China From Above
Land of Mountains and Rivers
Season 2 Episode 2/2

An aerial exploration of China's vast interior, revealing the people who live in some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet

Rating: 10
10:00pm
China From Above
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. How the cities and infrastructure of China has developed in extraordinary ways over the last 30 years, while retaining the nation's ancient traditions

Rating: 10
11:00pm
China's Mystery Mummies
An investigation into the discovery of four mummies in China. The bodies are European in appearance, but date back as far as 4,000 years. Explorer Spencer Wells tries to solve the mystery of how they got there

Rating: 10
12:00am
China From Above
Land of Mountains and Rivers
Season 2 Episode 2/2

An aerial exploration of China's vast interior, revealing the people who live in some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet

Rating: 10
1:00am
China's Grand Canal: A Photographer's Journey
Jeff Hutchens explores China's historical waterway, and examines the ancient traditions and local cuisine of those who live along its banks

2:00am
Trekking The Great Wall
An exploration of the most remote parts of China's national monument, meeting peasants, herders and locals living alongside it

3:00am
Mystery of the Himalayan Mummies
Documentary about human remains and artefacts found in the Himalayas, some dating back to 2800BC and revealing evidence of early death rituals to ward off the supernatural

4:00am
Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan
Engineer and explorer Albert Lin goes in search of the Mongol leader's body in a bid to preserve his burial site from the impending menace from plunderers and illegal miners. Using cutting-edge technology and a handful of clues from ancient texts, he heads to the Burkhan Khaldun mountain in the country's carefully guarded forbidden zone, where an amazing discovery awaits him
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5

Mon 23 Jul

8:00am
Megafactories
Heineken
Season 3 Episode 4/10

A behind-the-scenes look at the Heineken factory in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands, Europe's largest brewery and one of the most environmentally friendly factories in the world

Rating: 7.7
9:00am
Megafactories
Jaguar XJ
Season 4 Episode 6/9

A visit to the Jaguar factory in Castle Bromwich, Solihull, to follow the development of the first car in the company's history to use aerospace-influenced space frame technology

Rating: 7.7
10:00am
Big, Bigger, Biggest
Ferris Wheel
Season 2 Episode 5/10

The technological feats, from the original Ferris wheel to the London Eye, that led to the construction of the Singapore Flyer - the largest observation wheel in the world

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Wicked Tuna
Merch Madness
Season 7 Episode 3/16

The crew of Hard Merchandise has still not made a catch at the start of the third week. The captain of Hot Tuna counts on his 10-year-old nephew to bring him good luck

Rating: 7.3
12:00pm
Mine Kings
Explosives And Emeralds
Season 1 Episode 8/8

The team searches for an emerald mine in Zambia that can produce some of the clearest gems in the world - but the area is rife with illegal mining and smuggling

Rating: 9.3
1:00pm
Yukon Gold
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Season 2 Episode 6/10

The weather threatens to turn against the miners as they continue their search for gold. Ken's desperation costs him dearly, while Dennis is confronted by a tough decision

Rating: 8.3
2:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Turning Point
Season 16 Episode 3/10

The investigation into South Korea's worst ever air disaster encounters a problem when the surviving captain's story contradicts air traffic control's account of events

Rating: 8.4
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
River Runway
Season 15 Episode 8/10

The case of a plane that flew into a massive storm over Indonesia during the country's rainy season, but made a seemingly impossible emergency landing with only one casualty

Rating: 8.4
4:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Ditch the Plane
Season 7 Episode 6/8

Reconstructing the landing at sea of a passenger jet flying from Italy to Tunisia in 2005, which was forced to ditch after successive engine failures. Miraculously there were survivors, and the investigation that followed led to criminal charges against nine men for criminal negligence
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
50K Cars
Season 2 Episode 8/10

The teams are challenged to buy and break apart cars worth more than £50,000 as they try to raise the most profit from a Mercedes and a BMW

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Chevrolet Camaro
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Ralph and Ranen are on a mission to bring a classic American muscle car to the UK

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Car SOS
Start the Dart
Season 2 Episode 6/10

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw head to Berkshire where they hope to surprise the loving owner of a Daimler SP250 `Dart' by secretly restoring his classic sports car

Rating: 7.9
8:00pm
No Man Left Behind
The One That Got Away
Season 1 Episode 1/6

SAS commando Chris Ryan tells of how he had to race 200 miles across the desert to evade Iraqi forces when a mission went awry in 1991

Rating: 6
9:00pm
Battleground Brothers
Trapped by the Taliban
Season 1 Episode 4/5

The Golf Company soldiers are exhausted, having spent 14 months on a gruelling mission, but there is no let-up as they mount a risky night-time attack on a Taliban control centre

Rating: 10
10:00pm
The Long Road Home
In The Valley Of Death
Season 1 Episode 4/8

Denomy and Volesky regroup for another rescue attempt. Miltenberger is stranded as night falls, while news of the situation reaches his family back in the US

11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Air France 447: Vanished
Season 11 Episode 13/13

Investigating the crash of Air France Flight 447 in June 2009, which proved an extremely difficult disaster inquiry to conduct as the majority of the wreckage was lost in the Atlantic Ocean

Rating: 8.4
12:00am
Banged Up Abroad
USA/Vegas Mobster
Season 9 Episode 6/10

Chicago Outfit enforcer Frank Cullotta discusses crime boss Tony Spilotro, including his life in the mob and the burglary that led to his capture

Rating: 7.4
1:00am
Drugs Inc
Tex Meth
Season 7 Episode 6/16

A look at the traffickers smuggling meth into Texas from Mexico to sell at music festivals, and the ATF and US Border Patrol operatives trying to cut off the supply

Rating: 8
2:00am
StarTalk
Celestial Navigation
Science-based talk show, hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson

3:00am
Mine Kings
Explosives And Emeralds
Season 1 Episode 8/8

The team searches for an emerald mine in Zambia that can produce some of the clearest gems in the world - but the area is rife with illegal mining and smuggling

Rating: 9.3
4:00am
Yukon Gold
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Season 2 Episode 6/10

The weather threatens to turn against the miners as they continue their search for gold. Ken's desperation costs him dearly, while Dennis is confronted by a tough decision

Rating: 8.3

Tue 24 Jul

8:00am
Megafactories
Frito Lay Crisps
Season 6 Episode 3/

A behind-the-scenes look at an American crisp factory, following workers during the build-up to the 4th of July celebrations, when the plant uses a million pounds of potatoes a day
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
9:00am
Megafactories
Swedish Super Car
Season 4 Episode 7/9

A look at how every Koenigsegg car is hand-built in a factory that looks more like an art studio than a car production plant
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.7
10:00am
Megastructures
Giant Cruise Ship
At over 1000 feet in length and weighing in excess of 150,000 tonnes, the Freedom Of The Seas is the largest passenger ship ever built. With an onboard wave machine, climbing wall and even a cobbled shopping street, this is a mega ship like no other

Rating: 7.6
11:00am
Wicked Tuna
Don't Quit Your Day Job
Season 7 Episode 4/16

One boat lands the biggest payday of the season so far, but with rookie fishermen causing havoc on the waves, it does not come without a fight

Rating: 7.3
12:00pm
Mine Kings
Blood Red Rubies
Season 1 Episode 3/8

The team head to Greenland where, for the first time, locals are permitted to mine their own land. Guy and his crew help these rookies look for rubies

Rating: 9.3
1:00pm
Yukon Gold
All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Season 2 Episode 7/10

As autumn arrives in Canada, so does the harsh weather, and as the gold-miners continue their search for treasure, they risk breaking their excavator

Rating: 8.3
2:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Explosive Proof
Season 16 Episode 4/10

A terror attack is suspected when a plane explodes after taking off from New York. The FBI joins NTSB investigators, but the case pits them against each other

Rating: 8.4
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Deadly Solution
Season 15 Episode 9/10

Investigators search for a plane that disappeared above the Java Sea with 162 passengers on board, and discover how correcting a routine fault had devastating results

Rating: 8.4
4:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
The Plane That Vanished
Season 7 Episode 7/8

The loss of Adam Air Flight 574, which disappeared from radar screens in 2007 and crashed into the Java Sea, off Indonesia, killing 102 people on board

Rating: 8.4
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
Take Me Home
Season 2 Episode 3/10

Vehicles for hire are the theme in this episode, with a classic London taxi up against a stretch limo

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Nissan GTR
Season 1 Episode 9/10

Ralph and Ranen build a car for a motoring mogul that can go faster than a Bugatti Veyron

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Car SOS
Morris Traveller Mayday
Season 2 Episode 7/10

Fuzz Townshend, Tim Shaw and the team try to secretly restore a 1968 Morris Traveller for a family whose dreams of working on it themselves were beset by bad luck

Rating: 7.9
8:00pm
Nazi Megastructures
Hitler's Vengeance Missile
Season 2 Episode 4/6

The story of how Hitler ordered the development of the V1 in retaliation to Allied bombing raids. The first cruise missile, the so-called `flying bomb' changed the face of war for ever

Rating: 6.9
9:00pm
Nazi Megastructures
Kamikaze Suicide Bombers
Season 2 Episode 5/6

The events of 1944, when the Japanese turn in desperation to killer planes, rocket bombs and super torpedoes guided not by machines, but by human pilots

Rating: 6.9
10:00pm
Nazi Megastructures
Hitler's Siegfried Line
Season 2 Episode 6/6

The 600km Siegfried Line, considered one of the greatest fortifications in warfare history. The campaign to breach it cost 140,000 American casualties

Rating: 6.9
11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Nuts and Bolts
Season 17 Episode 3/10

A cargo plane crashes within a mile of the airport where it was attempting to make an emergency landing. A colleague of the crew helps investigators to discover why

Rating: 8.4
12:00am
Banged Up Abroad
Iraq//Buried Alive
Season 9 Episode 7/10

Former American contractor Roy Hallums was working in Baghdad providing food to the US Military in 2004 when a masked gang kidnapped him and five others. They spent 311 days held by the Iraqi resistance group before being rescued by members of the US Army's Delta Force

Rating: 7.4
1:00am
Drugs Inc
Pittsburgh Smack
Season 7 Episode 7/16

A heroin kingpin tries to diversify his business in the face of competition from small-time dealers, but is not prepared for the intervention of a crack outfit of undercover agents

Rating: 8
2:00am
StarTalk
Chris Hadfield
Season 1 Episode 7/10

Science-based talk show, hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson

3:00am
Mine Kings
Blood Red Rubies
Season 1 Episode 3/8

The team head to Greenland where, for the first time, locals are permitted to mine their own land. Guy and his crew help these rookies look for rubies

Rating: 9.3
4:00am
Yukon Gold
All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Season 2 Episode 7/10

As autumn arrives in Canada, so does the harsh weather, and as the gold-miners continue their search for treasure, they risk breaking their excavator

Rating: 8.3

Wed 25 Jul

8:00am
Megafactories
Ford F150
Season 3 Episode 9/10

A visit to the Dearborn plant in Michigan, where the standard and customised models of the popular F150 truck are built

Rating: 7.7
9:00am
Megafactories
Porsche Panamera
Season 3 Episode 7/10

A behind-the-scenes look at Porsche's revamped factory in Leipzig, where the four-door Panamera model is built on a single assembly line tended by 600 workers. The documentary also examines how the plant receives deliveries from 150-160 lorries up to 14 times a day, and how each delivered part is used within 24 hours of its arrival
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.7
10:00am
Megastructures
NYC's Trash Transformer
An ambitious project to transform a pier on New York's Hudson river

Rating: 7.6
11:00am
Wicked Tuna
Smoke on the Water
Season 7 Episode 5/16

Paul Herbert, captain of the leading boat, decides to take pity on a struggling rival - but his gesture of kindness could backfire on him

Rating: 7.3
12:00pm
Mine Kings
Colombian Emeralds
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Guy Clutterbuck and his team of experts search for precious gems and environmentally friendly mines around the world, beginning by searching for emeralds in Colombia

Rating: 9.3
1:00pm
Yukon Gold
In it to Win it
Season 2 Episode 8/10

As winter begins to encroach on the miners, Ken is forced to hunt for gold in freezing temperatures, while Cam takes a gamble when he mines a treacherous waterfall

Rating: 8.3
2:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Lethal Turn
Season 16 Episode 10/10

Sumatra's worst aviation disaster, in which a plane crashed into the jungle, killing 234 passengers and baffling investigators by flying in the wrong direction

Rating: 8.4
3:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Afghan Nightmare
Season 15 Episode 10/10

A military cargo plane crashes seconds into a flight. Footage of the disaster points to an obvious cause - but a key piece of evidence is nearly overlooked

Rating: 8.4
4:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Frozen in Flight
Season 7 Episode 8/8

The inquiry into the crash of American Eagle Flight 41-84 near Roselawn, Indiana, in 1994, which killed all 68 people on board

Rating: 8.4
5:00pm
Strippers: Cars for Cash
Super Car Scrappers
Season 2 Episode 1/10

Ben and Frankie take on a Porsche 911, while George and Sheldon opt for a Maserati 3200 GT

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
Supercar Megabuild
Audi A8
Season 1 Episode 10/10

Ralph and Ranen take up the challenge of customising a car for cold weather

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Car SOS
Danish Dilemma
Season 2 Episode 8/10

Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townshend head to Denmark to salvage a 1968 Volvo Amazon and get it back on the road before it is too late

Rating: 7.9
8:00pm
Drain the Ocean: WWII
Documentary examining shipwrecks from the Second World War on the seabed, including famous vessels the Arizona and the Bismarck, and the Allies' costly D-Day beachhead

Rating: 8
9:00pm
Lost World Underwater
A dive team explores the 1,500km of caves under the waters of the Bahamas, finding treasure and 1,200-year-old human remains

Rating: 9
10:00pm
WW2 Hell Under the Sea
The Wolfpack
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Documentary series exploring the use of submarines in the Second World War, beginning with the story of a German U-boat that escaped a barrage of underwater bombs

11:00pm
Air Crash Investigation
Blown Away
Season 17 Episode 2/10

A plane crash in Taiwan is initially blamed on a storm. However, when a second plane from the same airline crashes within six months, investigators become suspicious

Rating: 8.4
12:00am
Banged Up Abroad
Fast, Furious and Busted
Season 9 Episode 8/10

Rick Cedar began stealing radios as a desperate bid to support his family, but one crime led to another and he soon found his life and freedom on the line

Rating: 7.4
1:00am
Drugs Inc
Euro Coke
Season 7 Episode 8/16

The trafficking of cocaine from Peru to Europe via Ghana and Nigeria, where the unguarded borders between West African countries make smuggling much easier

Rating: 8
2:00am
StarTalk
Biz Stone
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Science-based talk show, hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson

3:00am
Mine Kings
Colombian Emeralds
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Guy Clutterbuck and his team of experts search for precious gems and environmentally friendly mines around the world, beginning by searching for emeralds in Colombia

Rating: 9.3
4:00am
Yukon Gold
In it to Win it
Season 2 Episode 8/10

As winter begins to encroach on the miners, Ken is forced to hunt for gold in freezing temperatures, while Cam takes a gamble when he mines a treacherous waterfall

Rating: 8.3