Producer: Off The Fence
Rights: 6 Releases, 2/1/16 to 1/31/18
10 x 60
This stunningly-beautiful series demonstrates that islands can be home to the most extreme examples of life, as nature evolves in the most dramatic way. Sometimes isolated for hundreds of thousands of years, pockets of individuals adapt to survive, fuelling a rapid and continuous development of new species.
Some of the Zanzibar archipelago’s bizarre creatures have developed to an enormous size. The world’s largest crab scales trees in search of coconuts, and clouds of giant bats fill the skies at dusk.
Under the cover of darkness, giant leatherback turtles visit Trinidad’s beaches to lay their eggs. Dominica’s volcanic heritage gives it fertile soils, making the island rich in flowering plants.
Situated 1,000km west of Ecuador, the Galapagos archipelago has been so little exposed to humans, it allowed Charles Darwin to study and rethink the laws of nature.
Join us for a celebration of these spectacular island locations, and the people and wildlife who call them home. Your nature audience is going to love this series!
101- The Caribbean: The Wild Side of Paradise: This archipelago of over 7,000 islands and reefs lies within the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. From just a few metres wide, to hundreds of kilometres across, every island is different, and each has its own unique wildlife.
102-Galapagos: Darwin’s Eden: Situated 1,000km west of Ecuador in South America, the Galapagos archipelago contains 13 main islands and a hundred or so smaller rocks and reefs. The region’s wilderness is so pristine and rich in life it altered our entire view of the natural world. It was the Galapagos islands’ finches and mockingbirds that proved key to Darwin’s theory of evolution.
103- Sri Lanka: Monsoon Island: Lying like a teardrop in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is an island that defies convention. Poised just six degrees above the equator, it’s less than 75,000 km sq in size. But it has enough wildlife to rival a continent, and it’s all down to its complicated climate and geography.
104- The Hebrides: Land of Legends: Lying just off the coast of west Scotland, the Hebrides archipelago is made up of more than 500 islands and islets. Isolation from the mainland has made it the perfect breeding ground for millions of creatures, making it home to some of the largest gatherings, and greatest spectacles on the planet.
105- Amazon River Islands: The Floating Forest: The Anavilhanas and Mariua archipelagos consist of more than 1,000 river islands and stretch along a 1,000km stretch of the Rio Negro, deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Flooded for
6 months of the year, the islands are a fortress of submerged trees and wandering vines, and home to some of the most unusual creatures in the world.
106- Falkland Islands: Penguin Paradise: The Falkland’s bleak, battered and windswept archipelago lies 460 km from the South American mainland. Rugged mountains and expansive pristine coastline remain unspoilt by human development, making it a unique home for wildlife – especially for one of the world’s most iconic flightless birds.
107- Japan: Islands of Extremes: Japan’s 7,000 islands stretch for over 2,400km, and cover an incredible range of climates. Winter in the central and northern islands can be savage, but summer in the sweltering southern islands couldn’t be more different. Armies of crabs patrol steamy mangroves, while on sub-tropical beaches, macaques prove the depth of their intelligence and adaptability by washing sandy food before they eat it.
108- Philippines: Islands of Mystery: The Philippines are a chain of around 7,000 tropical islands in the western Pacific. Plants-turned- predators line the edge of the forests, while rivers help carve one of the world’s most spectacular cave systems. And we meet an animal so small it would sit in the palm of a human hand, but has the largest eyes relative to body size in the animal kingdom.
109- Vancouver Islands: Rivers of Life: Vancouver island is the largest island off the west coast of North America. Its glaciers fuel the flow of some of Canada’s tallest waterfalls, and an endless network of rivers and creeks provides the ideal habitat for one of the world’s most important fish – the pacific salmon.
110- Zanzibar: Land of Giants: Lying 40km off the east coast of Tanzania in Africa, the Zanzibar Archipelago has been labelled the most exotic island chain in the world. Pristine sands and azure blue sea make it a much loved holiday destination, but bizarre creatures, many of enormous size, also roam the islands. The world’s largest crab scales trees in search of coconuts, and clouds of giant bats fill the skies at dusk.
Feed date/Time: 10/60s beginning 1/27/16 @ 1200-1300ET/HD04 Wildest Islands
Dr. Perlmutter’s Whole Life Plan
Welcome to Dr. Perlmutter’s Whole Life Plan.
Dr. Perlmutter puts his ideas into practice in the real world to show you that living your best life is about much more than what you put in your mouth. It expands upon the core advice in his previous programs and introduces exciting new information about the advantages of eating more fat and fiber, consuming fewer carbs and protein, evicting gluten forever, and catering to your intestinal flora.
Food is a central component of the program, but so are other key aspects to achieving the best results: the timing of when you eat, sleep, and exercise; knowing which supplements to take and which medications to potentially drop; reducing daily stress and even chemical exposures in your physical environment; nurturing relationships and your own self-care; addressing the challenges in life with grace and ease; routinely creating goals for your personal development; and finding time for the kinds of physical activities that power the brain while healing the body.
This beautiful series immerses the viewer in the nature of the northern extremities of Europe, beyond the Arctic Circle and into a land of ice and fire; from the Tundra and on to the Arctic Ocean. Wildest Arctic captures the awesome cinematic range of the Arctic region, from the crashes of vast glaciers, to the howls of the wildest wolves and the haunting remoteness of this true wilderness.
We find wolverines, lynx and leopards in the Taiga (Russian for “forest”); polar bears and whales in the Arctic Ocean; Arctic foxes and Atlantic puffins in Iceland; and follow the 2,000 mile migration of 500,000 caribou in the Tundra.
This is the arctic as you’ve never seen it before: surprisingly rich in wildlife and completely – beautifully – wild!