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

The Norse: An Arctic Mystery

The Norse: An Arctic Mystery

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3 PM

A new documentary film reveals an archeological site that proves Europeans made contact with Native North Americans centuries before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Suzuki Diaries: Future City

Suzuki Diaries: Future City

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2 PM

In a new instalment of Suzuki Diaries, David and his daughter, Sarika, set out to discover whether some of Canada's biggest cities are ready for the challenges of the future.

Dreams of the Future

Dreams of the Future

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 3 PM

Dr. Jennifer Gardy explores current scientific research that will impact us all in the future looking at everything from 3D printing body parts to driverless car and tree cloning.

The Mystery of the Monsoon

The Mystery of the Monsoon

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 3 PM

A look at the vast seasonal weather system that permeates and unifies India, shaping the conditions of existence for its billion-plus inhabitants.

Trek of the Titans

Trek of the Titans

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8 PM

A rare look at the leatherback turtle as it migrates between the chilly waters off Eastern Canada and the sunny beaches of the Caribbean.

Wild Canadian Year

Wild Canadian Year


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