The Antibiotic Hunters

The Antibiotic Hunters

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 8 PM

Increasing resistance to antibiotics has been called “the most pressing global health problem of our time”. A new documentary travels to an ocean reef, a rainforest canopy, a frigid cave and even the mouth of a giant lizard — all in the urgent search for new antibiotics.

Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale

Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8 PM

Asian Carp are here to stay - and within 100 km of invading the Great Lakes. Despite best efforts in shooting, electrocuting, poisoning and angling them, they multiply like rabbits. It makes them a substantial threat to fresh water eco-systems.

Pets, Vets and Debts

Pets, Vets and Debts

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8 PM

More than half of Canadian households own a pet — keeping them healthy has grown into a billion dollar industry. What lengths will people go for their furry friends?

Suzuki@80

Suzuki@80

Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8 PM

Think you know David Suzuki? Think again. On his 80th birthday we reveal the man behind the image

The Secret Life of Pigeons

The Secret Life of Pigeons

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 3 PM

Over the centuries, we've relied on pigeons for everything from food, to vital communications to entertainment and to brain science. A look at these humble but amazing creatures in a new and beautiful light.

My Brain Made Me Do It

My Brain Made Me Do It

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8 PM

We’ve all heard people say, ‘It was beyond my control’ or ‘I couldn’t stop myself’. We like to think that we’re all ultimately in control of our actions. But how true is this really?

The Great Human Odyssey: Journey’s End

The Great Human Odyssey: Journey’s End

Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 3 PM

Early humans eventually colonized Australia, the South Pacific and the Americas. But how did our ancestors master the oceans? Learn how new discoveries in ancient DNA research are changing our understanding of the earliest sea voyages, from Easter Island to the Bering Strait.

Call of the Baby Beluga

Call of the Baby Beluga

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 3 PM

A journey through the amazing world of the endangered St. Lawrence beluga whales and the scientists who have worked for decades against long odds to help them.

The Great Human Odyssey: The Adaptable Ape

The Great Human Odyssey: The Adaptable Ape

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 3 PM

How did we become our planet’s only global species, at home in every environment on Earth? Learn how our ancestors found a way through the deserts and out of Africa; explore the meeting of Neanderthals and humans; and discover how we survived the Ice Age.

Myth or Science 4: In the Eye of the Storm

Myth or Science 4: In the Eye of the Storm

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8 PM

Dr. Jennifer Gardy risks it all by stepping into the storm to put weather claims to the test to discover whether they’re myth or science.

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 3 PM

Director Leora Eisen asks why her identical twin was diagnosed with leukemia and she wasn't. A look at how twins are solving medical mysteries as researchers examine the differences between them.

The Great Human Odyssey: Rise of a Species

The Great Human Odyssey: Rise of a Species

Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 3 PM

Like other kinds of human who once shared our world, Homo sapiens should have died away. Discover how our species faced near-extinction in Africa, and then found a place to rebuild. Explore the birth of language and art at archeological excavations scientists are now calling “the cradle of the human mind”.

Jellyfish Rule!

Jellyfish Rule!

Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 3 PM

No brains, no backbone, no problem! 600 million years ago jellyfish ruled the oceans. Now these mysterious and magnificent creatures may be taking over the oceans once again. Only this time, they’re doing it with our help.

The Allergy Fix

The Allergy Fix

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 8 PM

Scientists are attacking food allergies in new and inventive ways, driven by the alarming increase in the number of people, particularly children, who suffer from — and can die from — them.

Spirit Bear Family

Spirit Bear Family

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 8 PM

Canada’s top nature documentarians spend a season with the fabled Spirit Bear of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest, capturing a mother spirit bear and her cubs.

Wild Canada: Ice Edge

Wild Canada: Ice Edge

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3 PM

From polar bear cubs making their first discovery of ice to a caribou calf 'dancing' in the chilly spring air to eider ducks diving under the ice to find mussels, we witness the extremes and wonders of life in the far north.

Decoding Desire

Decoding Desire

Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8 PM

From preening peacocks to promiscuous primates, what do animals reveal about our own sexual behaviour? Explore how sexual diversity and the experience of pleasure itself may be the key to species survival.

Gorilla Doctors

Gorilla Doctors

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7 PM

A team of veterinarians provide extreme medical care to save the wild mountain gorillas of Africa from extinction.

A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7 PM

An exploration of the senses, mind and behaviour of our four-legged friends.

Franklin’s Lost Ships

Franklin’s Lost Ships

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 8 PM

Last summer, 170 years after it left England, one of Sir John Franklin’s lost ships, HMS Erebus, was found in the Canadian Arctic. Our cameras were on board to witness this extraordinary underwater

Wild Canadian Year

Wild Canadian Year


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