Nature and Wildlife series
Producers: ABC/Australia, Albatross and Nordic World
Rights: 6 Releases, 2/1/17 to 1/31/19
8 x 60
The high-performance Wild! Series is back … again in High Definition!
All the incredible stories of nature and wildlife will be presented, ready to enthrall your viewers.
The episodes in this season’s Wild! are:
1001 – Birthplace of Giants: An epic scientific expedition where intrepid whale researchers Curt and Micheline Jenner travel to the remote humpback whale breeding grounds near western Australia.
1002 – Platypus Worlds Strangest Animal: The platypus has both baffled and inspired the scientific community since its discovery by Europeans over 200 years ago. This blue-chip natural history film takes us to the many serenely beautiful habitats of the platypus.
1003 – Tarkine – The Forgotten Wilderness: The program magnificently captures the diversity and awe-inspiring beauty of the Tarkine wilderness area of Tasmania – its wild, raging coastlines, majestic forests, exquisite glassy rivers, haunting valleys heavy with mist, and giant ferns that date back to the Jurassic period.
1004 – Out of the Ashes: On Saturday, February 7, 2009, devastating bushfires tore through parts of Australia. Swathes of prime forest were destroyed and wildlife incinerated. But, against all odds, there were survivors of ‘Black Saturday’.
1005 – Manatees in a New Light – 600 kilos of pure friendliness – a sea cow, or manatee, is not exactly a paragon of beauty. However, they are without doubt the friendliest giants that inhabit the crystal waters of Florida’s rivers and shores.
1006 – Baboon Bandits – They steal handbags, open cars and have no respect for humans. The last baboons of the Table Mountain region have become a real plague. The resident population is split into sympathetic protectors and fierce opponents. The animals are deliberately run over by cars, shot and poisoned. The days of the last baboons at the Cape seem to be numbered.
1007 – Hardanger Plateau: The largest mountain plateau in Europe has Norway’s largest stock of wild reindeer and varied flora.
1008 – Hoanib: The Secrets of the Desert Elephants – The Namib, one of the most hostile deserts on Earth. Without a firm survival strategy, no living soul will make it here. Yet, surprisingly, some species have adapted their lifestyles to these extreme conditions: chameleons, beetles, snakes and mammals are all at home here.
I’ll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant
“The medicalization of American life from birth to death is killing our souls.”
– Hattie Bryant
As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can’t be true.
From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out.
Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family … while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers.
Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations.
Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices.
Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD
Did you know that oatmeal actually isn’t a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn’t build bones, and eggs aren’t the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Mark Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we’ve gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also explains food’s crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health.
With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health.
Eating real food doesn’t have to be complicated. Dr. Hyman is going to show us the principles of healthy eating by walking through each of the major food catefories – from meats to beverages and everything in between. Dr. Hyman tells the viewer exactly what foods to focus on and what to avoid. He will provide easy steps to get started, taking out all of the guess work of putting together meals. As a bonus, Dr. Hyman will also explain how food is one of the greatest contributors to global warming and pollution, then he will show us what foods will take less of a toll on our environment and our health.