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Outback Opal HuntersOutback Opal Hunters
Discovery (AU), 2018 | Reality, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Discovery Channel is setting out on a real-life treasure hunt in the new local production, Outback Opal Hunters. Heading to Lightning Ridge (NSW), Opalton (QLD), and opal mecca, Coober Pedy (SA), the series follows crews of fearless opal miners on their mission to unearth a fortune in some of Australia's harshest and remote landscapes. The stakes are real as these crews risk it all in their quest to strike it rich. Outback Opal Hunters is a rollercoaster of hope and heartbreak as we delve deep inside the world of opal mining to find out just what it is that has our crews hooked on the hunt. Australia produces more than 90% of the world's opals. Hidden beneath outback desert plains lies a hidden bounty, 30 million years in the making, waiting to be discovered. Opals are one of the most valuable gemstones on the planet - one stone alone can fetch a million dollars - and it's the dream of striking it rich that drives these crews to push their bodies and bank accounts to breaking point.


Blowing up HistoryBlowing up History
Discovery (AU), 2017 | Mystery, History, Documentary
Rating: 3/5

Blowing up History investigates new evidence that reveals the myths and mysteries behind ancient civilisations and the iconic megastructures they built. How were the Pyramids constructed and what lies hidden inside their secret chambers? How does the Parthenon stand tall against earthquakes? What sacred secret lies beneath the Mayan temples of Chichen Itza? Using groundbreaking technology this series takes a closer look inside these ancient wonders to reveal hidden chambers and vaults, and pulls them apart - stone by stone - to expose their construction secrets.


Railroad AustraliaRailroad Australia
Discovery (AU), 2016 | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

This series uncovers what it takes to transport ever-growing numbers of passengers and crucial resources across the country. In a wild frontier world of blistering heat and vast distances, an army of workers toil day and night to keep the nation's lifeblood flowing, with help from some of the world's most powerful trains. Australian rail operators are global leaders in heavy haul rail freight, moving some of the longest and heaviest freight trains and are vital to Australia's biggest industries and the survival of many remote communities. With unprecedented access, Railroad Australia goes behind the scenes to meet the train drivers, locomotive servicing crews and track maintenance teams on some of the toughest and most spectacular journeys. These are the men and women who keep this incredibly complex rail network running to schedule. From passenger trains to mining, freight and the crews who support them - this is the story of the intricate inner workings of a vital Australian industry.


Kings of the WildKings of the Wild

Kings of the Wild brings together Josh James, a hardcore hunter from the backwoods of New Zealand, and Matt Tebbutt, a British chef who lives for fine food and loves foraging for wild ingredients. The two couldn't be more different, but these unlikely buddies have set themselves an ambitious goal to travel to some of the toughest environments on Earth and prove in just seven days that they can rustle up incredible food from the least likely of ingredients.


Big Fish ManBig Fish Man
Discovery (AU), 2015 | Sports, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

World record-holding angler Jakub Vagner would die for fishing...and it's something he's come close to doing. In Big Fish Man, Jakub embarks on extreme fishing expeditions to the most remote regions of the world in search of fish that have never before been filmed in the wild - many weighing more than 200kg and measuring over six meters in length.


Sydney Harbour PatrolSydney Harbour Patrol

Taking a look at the daily operations of this buzzing hive of activity, Sydney Harbour Patrol follows the elite team who work day and night to keep the world famous waterfront running. They fight to maintain law and order, ensure massive construction projects stay on track, protect the delicate ecosystem against poachers and keep congested shipping lanes clear of dangerous debris from accidents and fierce storms.This series shows the struggles and triumphs of this dedicated group of workers, as they tackle the Harbour's mammoth logistical challenges. With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Sydney Harbour Patrol reveals a side to one of the world's most beautiful cities that is rarely seen


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