10:25AM, Monday 20 Feb
Command and Control: Nuclear Near Miss
The terrifying, true story of what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to become the very source of our own destruction. Based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name by Eric Schlosser and told in minute-by-minute detail of a single accident through the accounts of air force personnel, weapon designers and...
9:00PM, Monday 20 Feb
PT17 Stearman: Plane Resurrection
This six-part series follows the efforts of dedicated enthusiasts committed to restoring retired military planes to their former glory. This episode looks at the PT17 Stearman, a rugged biplane and primary trainer....
7:50PM, Tuesday 21 Feb
In February 1950, the world's largest bomber takes off on a secret Cold War mission from Alaska. Inside the B-36 is a MkIV nuclear bomb and its 13-pound plutonium core. During the mission, engine fires force the crew to abandon the bomber and, despite a search and rescue operation, five of the crewmen, along with the bomber and its nuclear weapon,...
7:45PM, Friday 24 Feb
The Hobbit Enigma
In 2003, a group of scientists on the Indonensian island of Flores discovered a strange skeleton: a human-like in form but far smaller in stature, it was like nothing seen before. 'Homo floresiensis' was the real-life hobbit, a distant ancestor of humanity standing at only around three feet tall, and its discovery prompted questions which have...
11:45AM, Saturday 25 Feb
Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy
Discovered in 2001 by a team of amateur paleontologists exploring Malta, Montana, Leonardo - named after graffiti found near his burial site - is the first dinosaur mummy ever found with intact digestive tract contents. With this once-in-a-lifetime finding, scientists now have more than just bones to fully reconstruct how dinosaurs looked and...
2:10PM, Saturday 25 Feb
Over 60,000 years ago, the first modern humans - people physically identical to us today - left their African homeland and entered Europe, then a bleak and inhospitable continent in the grip of the Ice Age. But when they arrived, they were not alone: the Neanderthals had already been living there for hundreds of thousands of years. So what...
9:00PM, Monday 27 Feb
Plane Resurrection: AT6-D Texan
This six part series follows the efforts of dedicated enthusiasts committed to restoring retired military planes to their former glory. This episode looks at the AT6-D Texan, also known as The Harvard, an Advance Trainer manufactured in North America for cadets to hone their pilot skills before handling the big fighter jets. ...
7:50PM, Wednesday 01 Mar
Space Mistakes: How NASA Failures Furthered Exploration: Return to Disaster
The science of exploration is imperfect, and sometimes NASA must learn the hard way. In this episode, a massive pressure build up inside the Space Shuttle during launch sends engineers and NASA brass scrambling to avoid another space shuttle loss. Relive the harrowing moments in Launch Control during NASA's second "Return to Flight" test flight...