For centuries, the mysterious nighttime lives and uncanny hunting skills of owls have made them fascinating hallmarks of children’s stories and folk tales the world over. But what actually makes owls so special? Bird trainers Lloyd and Rose Buck and their very special family of owls, eagles, falcons, geese, pigeons, and two newly-hatched barn owls – Luna and Lily – provide a rare opportunity to learn more about these unique birds. Using the latest in camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and super-sensitive microphones, we can take a brand new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st century technology and design.
When 22 year old Maggie suddenly collapses into a coma, the doctors diagnose her with a genetic kidney disease. Already in the end stage, she must receive a kidney transplant from a family member with a perfect match. Unknown to her and her siblings, Maggie was adopted from Mexico after she was kidnapped and sold to her wealthy family. With little time left, her adoptive mother must find her biological mother and persuade her to donate her kidney to save Maggie despite the tragedy of losing her daughter years ago. But can two families worlds apart save a dying young woman in her “end stage” without losing themselves, maybe even dying for her cause?
There is a fortune buried deep in the ancient forests surrounding the small town of Falls City, Oregon…but only a few men know how to find it. For 10 weeks every year, they are on the hunt for one of the most expensive foods in the world, a delicacy that the Roman emperor Nero dubbed the “Food of the Gods:” black truffles. For the foragers of Oregon, truffles are more valuable than gold. For the first time ever, we’ve gained exclusive access to a secret underworld of foragers and backwoods entrepreneurs. This season, an historic drought ravages Oregon, choking off the usually abundant wild black truffle crop, and winter arrives early. With the truffle supply at an all time low, the price is predicted to hit an all time high. With increased competition between the foragers and even more diggers seeking riches, the truffle men of Oregon will be pushed to their limits to survive.
Leah of Nod goes through life as a thief. But, very little of what she steals remains with her. She is under the power and control of the evil Dybbuk. That is until, one day, a huntsman named Yadid arrives in the village. Each week new gifts begin to appear in Leah’s cottage. She begins to change. Soon, however, she is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to die for her crimes. Leah discovers that great and true love can even over come death.
In order to survive, Lincoln Swift must take his family into witness protection and give evidence against his former employer, vicious crime boss Nils Vandenberg. With new names and fresh identities, the Swifts are ripped from their Gold Coast home and dumped in Western Sydney. But dislocation puts immense pressure on everyone in the family.
Join Aankia, Kiliel, Lemley, and S’Lethkk in a fantasy/sci experience. The group will experience an icon story as told by host and game master: Wil Wheaton! Welcome to the Fantasy AGE RPG system! Welcome to Titansgrave: Ashes of Valkana!
Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse?
Australia: The Story of Us is an extraordinary journey through the people, places and events that have shaped Australia, from the first footprints on our continent to the present day. Astounding visual sequences, amazing CGI and dramatic re-enactments bring these stories to life and show how we came to be the country we are today.
After the success of 2014’s TV movie The Killing Field, Rebecca Gibney returns to the screen as Detective Sergeant Eve Winter in Seven’s new series Winter. Peter O’Brien will reprise his role as Detective Inspector Lachlan McKenzie. The series will premiere Wednesday 4 February 2015 @ 9.00pm and as it begins Eve Winter and her task force must solve the chilling murder of 23-year old mother Karly at a hauntingly beautiful fishing town south of Sydney.
Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding disaster. From encampment in Cairo to Anzac Cove to the evacuation, this is the story of journalists who will not accept that truth be the first casualty. This is the story of the men who will not shut up. The actions of these men will help change the course of the campaign, ensure that a strategic disaster becomes a legend of human heroism, and leave an impregnable mark on each of their lives.
Twenty-somethings Dan and Toby become surrogate parents to little brother Jamie after their mum passes away. Dan is a sarcastic joker – anxious and a little uptight, Toby is a naive sweetheart with an eye for the ladies and Jamie hasn’t said a word in six months. Thrust into a new world of responsibility, Dan and Toby are in over their heads. Will they cope with romance, work and meddling relatives? One thing’s for sure: the brothers only have each other to rely on since, well, that’s all they’ve got.
In an alternative history Zod is Superman’s father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is will they save the world, or rule it?
Two teams of self-proclaimed “trivia geeks” battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction. Each team consists of three players – a celebrity team captain and two trivia pros. After three rounds of raucous game-play and (mostly) friendly competition, the winning team will earn bragging rights, a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leader-board and a bevy of prizes to geek out over.
Top Coppers follows the adventures of cops John Mahogany and Mitch Rust, as they attempt to rid the fictional world of Justice City from its deranged criminal underworld. The universe and its characters are derived from the conventions of American and British cop shows of the Seventies and Eighties, from Starsky & Hutch to The Professionals, but is set in no specific time or country. With big, silly characters and hilarious stories, Top Coppers is filled with familiar tropes and references from the police and action genres, as well as drawing on relatable British situations, problems and relationships.