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Ice Road RescueIce Road Rescue
National Geographic (UK), 2015 Running | Reality, Documentary
Rating: 4.3/5

The mountain passes of Norway are some of the most dangerous roads in all of Europe. And when winter hits, the transport roads turn into treacherous bobsleigh tracks with trucks and cars skidding and sliding everywhere, blocking vital trade routes and in extreme cases, causing fatal accidents. But never fear, up and down Norway there are brigades of brave rescue workers, who work around the clock to keep the roads safe and open. It takes a special breed of men to pull off the perfect 'Ice Road Rescue'...from a driver smuggling nappies (of all things!) out of Norway, to a truck in trouble full of fresh fish threatening to go bad – the rescue teams of Norway have their work cut out in this nail-biting series!


Nazi MegastructuresNazi Megastructures
National Geographic (UK), 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Did you know? In the quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history? Creating huge terror machines, hi-tech superguns and some of the original weapons of mass destruction, their aim was to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war! Over six unforgettable episodes, Nazi Megastructures uncovers the hidden remains of Hitler's most ambitious Megastructures, telling the stories of the engineering geniuses that designed them and revealing how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.


Primal SurvivorPrimal Survivor
National Geographic (UK), 2016 Running | Documentary
Rating: 3.5/5

Primal Survivor tracks wilderness guide and survival instructor Hazen Audel as he tackles some of mankind's most rigorous journeys, relying on skills learned from native inhabitants. After first living with the locals to understand their way of life, he sets out on solo journeys through territories that push him to his very limits. He must rely on natural instinct and ancient techniques honed over thousands of years to make it out alive.


Europe From AboveEurope From Above
National Geographic (UK), 2019 Running | Travel, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Europe from Above takes to the air over Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK to showcase Europe's finest cultural and geographical landmarks as you've never seen them before. Stunning aerial hyper-lapse photography allows us to visualise the changes of a season in seconds, as tulip fields in the Netherlands magically burst into colour and waterfalls in the Dolomites turn to ice. We reveal how tradition, engineering and natural wonders have shaped this epic continent - a vibrant portrait of these regions and the people who keep their traditions alive.


Gathering StormGathering Storm

Hurricanes, typhoons and major storms reach their maximum power at sea, and during that peak power thousands of marine workers are forced to deal with those immense forces in order to carry out their jobs. National Geographic placed more than 1,000 cameras with people working at sea all around the world, on cargo ships, military vessels, fishing boats and oil rigs, to document monster storm systems on a scale never seen before.


Erased: WW2's Heroes of ColorErased: WW2's Heroes of Color

Three unsung heroes of color per episode who have previously not been given the spotlight via premium dramatization, character portraits and archive.


Original SinOriginal Sin

The show looks at the "sexual revolution" of the past half-century and how it has affected culture, science, and politics, here and around the world. Original Sin will touch on how sex on the Internet has collapsed traditional notions of privacy - hello Ashley Madison - and, of course, sexting. The series also will detail the campaign against sex robots in the UK, the Japanese bars where women can have a cocktail while enjoying a vibrator, and Thailand's move to include the term "third gender" in its constitution for the first time in an effort to ensure transgender and gay communities their legal rights.


X-Ray EarthX-Ray Earth
National Geographic (UK), 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Beneath our feet, under trillions of tons of rock, lurk astonishing and deadly secrets. Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions are all driven by hidden forces deep inside our planet. Now, using the latest scientific data from sensors and surface scans, we can x-ray the earth to reveal the dangers locked inside our planet. Using thousands of sensors and state of the art surface scan information, for the first time, we can create x-rays of the deep interior of our planet.


Fiennes: Return to the WildFiennes: Return to the Wild

Sir Ranulph Fiennes and actor cousin Joseph Fiennes traverse British Columbia's challenging landscapes and stunning scenery. They discuss Ran's historic triumphs, expeditions, Parkinson's diagnosis, strengthening their familial bond.


Greatest Treasures of the Ancient WorldGreatest Treasures of the Ancient World
National Geographic (UK), 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Historian and author Bettany Hughes, reveals spectacular monuments from her December 2019 trip to explore to ancient Egypt.


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