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Rome's Chariot SuperstarRome's Chariot Superstar

In 90 A.D., ancient Rome played host to a sporting spectacle that attracted crowds three times the size of the Colosseum's gladiator games: chariot racing. Every week, 150,000 fans packed the massive Circus Maximus, not just to cheer on the speed, fury, and danger of the races, but to witness the champion charioteer, Flavius Scorpus. Examine his improbable rise from young slave to arguably the most successful competitor in the sport's history.


Humongous MovesHumongous Moves
Smithsonian Channel, 2017 | Documentary
Rating: 2/5

Across land, sea, and air, they carry the most massive, fragile, and expensive cargoes on the planet to destinations hundreds, even thousands, of miles away. Follow the teams of engineers tasked with planning and executing the world's most nail-biting moves. Through each daring and dangerous relocation and amidst tough conditions and tight deadlines, these heavy haulers must overcome incredible challenges to get their colossal cargoes to their new homes.


Guardians of the WildGuardians of the Wild

Two young scientists work around the clock gathering data on large predators, a dangerous activity that puts their lives at risk. Meanwhile, an elephant orphanage is giving new hope to baby calves rescued from poachers. Enter into a brave new world of conservation, one that's fraught with peril and hope.


China's Dragon EmperorChina's Dragon Emperor

The story of Qin Shi Huang is as epic in life as it is in death. Crowned as a boy king over 2,000 years ago, he grew to unify China for the first time, establishing a new form of government, uniform laws, and a single writing system that is still in use today. He also ordered the construction of a royal tomb that is larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza and is guarded by a massive army of terracotta warriors. Explore the transformative life and magnificent afterlife of China's first emperor.


China's Forbidden CityChina's Forbidden City

In the heart of Beijing lies the largest palace in the world, The Forbidden City. For five hundred years, it served as the home of the almighty Emperors of China along with their wives, concubines, and entourages of tens of thousands of eunuchs and civil servants. But the Forbidden City is more than an imperial residence; it is the center of the universe, a unique complex of structures revealing a hierarchy of power both imperial and divine.


Private Lives of the WindsorsPrivate Lives of the Windsors

Many are familiar with King George VI and his older brother Edward, who rejected the throne for love. Few, however, know much about their siblings, Mary, Henry, George, and John. Join us as we examine the private lives of the first young Windsors across the social and political backdrop of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Through never-before-seen letters, diaries, and photographs belonging to the siblings, we reveal their hidden stories in their own words.


Zoo VetsZoo Vets

It takes a special kind of veterinarian to act as dolphin surgeon one day, tiger dentist or camel acupuncturist the next. Meet the ultimate medical multitaskers, the men and women tending to thousands of species at zoos and aquariums across the country. These caretakers work around the clock, making life and death decisions and pushing the limits of veterinary science to treat their patients. They are diversified doctors, facing endless varieties of anatomies, personalities and peculiarities, but united by one trait: an immense love of animals.


WWII's Most Daring RaidsWWII's Most Daring Raids

They were U.S. paratroopers, Norwegian operatives, and British Commandos, Allied teams leading high-risk operations throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia to fight Hitler and turn the tide of the war. WWII's Most Daring Raids puts you in the heart of the action, giving you a minute-by-minute account of the most astonishing surprise attacks against the Third Reich. We forensically examine how exactly these assaults played out, through expert analysis and testimonies from the brave men who carried them out.


Extreme AfricaExtreme Africa
Smithsonian Channel, 2016 | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Take an exhilarating trek through a range of African landscapes where survival is by no means guaranteed. It's an intriguing look at the resilience of life in the face of harsh and overwhelming odds.


Great Parks of AfricaGreat Parks of Africa
Smithsonian Channel, 2016 | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Scattered throughout the wild lands of Africa are a number of protected havens that shelter some of the continent's most iconic wildlife. Explore these majestic natural sanctuaries dedicated to the preservation of the continent's rich yet vulnerable wildlife heritage.