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    Dual Survival

    Dual Survival

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    Discovery Channel
    Imagine being thrown into the wilderness, do you think you could survive? Experts think that having basic survival skills such as finding food, shelter, water and finding help are important. Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin take on surviving through some of the hardest conditions, proving that having the right skills and thinking out of the box can save you.moreless
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    An Idiot Abroad

    An Idiot Abroad

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    Sky1
    On a podcast, Karl Pilkington admitted that he doesn't see the fuss about the Seven Wonders of the World, despite never going to see even one of them. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant respond by sending him around the world to experience the Wonders for himself. An Idiot Abroad, filmed in high definition, is the documentary travelogue series that covers Pilkington's journey as he visits landmarks like the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. An Idiot Abroad originally aired in the UK on Sky One before being picked up by the Science Channel in the U.S. in 2011.moreless
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    Aerial America

    Aerial America

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    Smithsonian Channel
    Shot completely in HD, this captivating journey shows some of the rarest views of some of the nation's most popular landmarks in a whole new light.
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    Locked Up Abroad

    Locked Up Abroad

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    National Geographic
    Vacations don't always live up to our lofty expectations, and for some they turn into the worst nightmares imaginable. This National Geographic program focuses on true stories of travelers in trouble in other countries.moreless
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    Survivorman

    Survivorman

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    OLN
    Survivorman follows outdoor enthusiast and survival expert Les Stroud as he is abandoned for a week in a remote location with little supplies (The supplies he is given to use depend on the scenario he is playing out. Sometimes he will play the sceneario of a stranded scuba diver on an island and other he will play a broken down car in the middle of the desert. However, he always carries his Leatherman Multi-Tool and his trusty harmonica.) While stranded in the middle of nowhere Les must document his experience by himself using 50 pounds of cameras and equipment that ranges from tripods, body strap stands, to film all the way to the cameras and the cases that hold them. Each new location presents a new set of obstacles for Les with such diverse climates as the dense, humid Costa Rican Rainforest all the way to the dry, arid environment of the Kalahari Desert in Africa. No matter where he goes he is always alone, always in danger, and always Survivorman. The series originally ended in 2008. But in the summer of 2012, Les Stroud returned with all-new survival challenges, on a desert island in Mexico and in the cold mountains of Norway.moreless
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    Michael Palin: New Europe

    Michael Palin: New Europe

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    BBC
    Michael Palin: New Europe is the BBC travel series where Monty Python alum Michael Palin takes us along with him on his globe-trotting adventures. Michael's travels in New Europe show a world that has changed greatly since the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Cold War. Most of the perception of Europe focuses on Western Europe, forgetting that the countries in Eastern Europe are new to the western world. They are new nations with new governments trying to find their place in the post-Soviet world. Michael journeys on a voyage of discovery in places that were once forbidden, enjoying the new freedom to roam unhindered of places in his own continent which he previously couldn't visit. The series had seven episodes where Palin visits 20 countries, seeing places like Moldova, Estonia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, and Herzegovina. Palin also released a companion book called New Europe, documenting the trip with photographs by Basil Pao.moreless
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    Solving History With Olly Steeds

    Solving History With Olly Steeds

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    Discovery Channel
    Olly Steeds unlocks some of the greatest mysteries. From searching for ancient artifacts to taking part in rituals, Olly Steeds will find the truth behind these myths.
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    Long Way Round

    Long Way Round

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    Sky1 (ended 2004)
    2 Men... 2 Bikes... 20,000 Miles... Having set off from London in April 2004, Ewan and Charley travelled through some of the most beautiful, but often dangerous, terrain the world has to offer. Crossing over into mainland Europe, they travelled through France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska, Canada and three months later they arrived at their final destination, New York City USA! Ewan and Charley had to survive in minus temperatures, ride their bikes cross country where it was so remote there were no roads, and protect themselves from wild animals. However, they also saw many beautiful sights that most of us only dream of, interacted with interesting people from many different cultures, and got involved in activities along the way that really gave them an insight into these remote regions of the world.moreless
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    Sahara

    Sahara

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    BBC (ended 2002)
    The Sahara is the size of the United States with a population the size of Norfolk, a small UK county. The temperatures are extreme, the camels are poisoned ... this is another of Michael Palin's exciting globe-trotting adventures. During his travels across theSahara Desert, Michael meets interesting people, learns about their cultures, and goes through what they do in their everyday lives. He visits the countries of Gibraltar, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. But this is no easy task. Traveling in the immense heat of the Sahara, our host suffers through illness, dangerous lands with no government, and harsh climates to learn more about the world. In just four episodes, Michael teaches viewers about life in the Sahara Desert.moreless
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    Wild China

    Wild China

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    BBC Two
    This documentary captures the dazzling array of landscapes and creatures that can be found across China. The six-part series reveals the little-known natural treasures and secret wildlife havens of China's wildest regions.moreless
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    Michael Palin: Himalaya

    Michael Palin: Himalaya

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    BBC
    Michael Palin: Himalaya is the BBC TV series that follows comedian and adventurer Michael Palin as he embarks on a six-month trip through the Himalayas. Michael has traveled through many countries in his travelogue series, and this is one of the most beautiful. He journeys through Afghanistan, through India and to the region known as the Death Zone near Everest's base. Michael traveled 3,000 miles through the Himalaya mountain range, trekking up several of the mountains. The highest point on the journey goes all the way up to Everest Base Camp, an altitude of 17,500 feet. He also journeys to locations like the Bhutanese capital, the Tiger Leaping Gorge, and the Bay of Bengal. Along the way he meets fascinating characters like the Dalai Lama, the Bhutanese royal family, and the Konyak headhunters, learning about their histories and customs. Join Michael as he continues his BBC travelogue series in Michael Palin: Himalaya.moreless