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DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Thursdays from 24 January, 7.30pm

Relive the most heart pounding and heart breaking moments of Gold Rush as the Hoffman crew, ‘Dakota’ Fred and their rivals Parker Schnabel fight Mother Nature, mining machines and each other to get gold out of the ground in the frozen North.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Wednesdays from 23 January, 7.30pm

The Tweto family is back in a brand new season of the hit series Flying Wild Alaska. Battling unforgiving weather and terrain, the crew of Era Alaska deliver life’s necessities to some of the most remote and extreme regions of America. With no freeway system for hundreds of miles, they are the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline. Battling freezing winters and hurricane-like winds for months on end, the intrepid bush pilots of Era Alaska are among the best in the world.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Thursday 17 January, 7.30pm

Frozen out of the Klondike, Todd Hoffman gets a hot tip on a gold claim in Guyana, South America. But to get there he must lead his crew through the snake infested jungle, dangerous business deals and up deadly rivers in a “no guts no glory” adventure.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Mondays from 14 January, 9.30pm

Magic of Science fuses the showmanship and mystery of street magic with the raw power of science featuring jaw-dropping illusions performed by an ensemble of fresh magical talent. Each week we feature street magic, hidden camera trickery, and a big magical stunt – whether in front of live spectators or with members of the public taking part. The twist: each feat is backed by real science, with an explanation and breakdown to prove it. The result is a blending of theatrical exhibition and empirical principles, bolstered by the before and after reactions of the audience.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Sunday 13 January, 7.30pm

In July 1937, American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart vanished from the skies and entered the realms of myth and mystery. Most people believe that her Lockheed Model 10 Electra plane ran out of fuel while she was attempting to circumnavigate the globe, causing her to crash into the Pacific Ocean. But one man is convinced she met a different fate, and he believes he is on the verge of proving it.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Thursdays from 10 January, 9.30pm

Just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle lies a town on the edge of civilisation: Tanana, Alaska. This frozen village of 200 people is part of an unknown America where men hunt and trap to survive, subsisting like modern day cavemen. This year, the odds are stacked against them. It’s one of the coldest winters ever recorded, with temperatures dropping to minus 51 degrees Celsius. Hypothermia and starvation are a constant menace, and at these extreme temperatures, animals stay deep in their burrows or take shelter in the far hills. As prey gets scarce, predators get desperate for food, and can set their sights on the hunters themselves, or worse, unsuspecting villagers.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Tuesdays from 1 January, 9.30pm

Behind closed doors, down darkened hallways, inside secret laboratories…the deepest, most closely guarded technology is developed and deployed. Now, these closed doors will be thrown wide open as we reveal Secrets of… the most mysterious agencies, technologies, companies and groups in the world.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Wednesday 26 December, 8.30pm

Crab boats are a pressure boiler of tension and conflict. Endless hours of work, high stakes, and deadly conditions can push even the calmest of men over the edge. Some conflicts are as innocent as a shouting match, but when push comes to shove on the Bering Sea, rough and tumble fishermen don’t know how to hold back. This special highlights the best Deadliest Catch fights and conflicts from the hotheads, the whiners, and the ones that just want a little more respect.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Wednesday 19 December, 8.30pm

While the captains are the brains behind the operation, take a trip on deck to meet the heart, soul, and muscle of every crab boat. Find out what it takes to make it as a deckhand and meet the men who seek their fortunes on the edge of the earth. Between the horrible hours and brutal conditions, see just what drives the veterans of the fleet to return season after punishing season. And when the boats tie up, get a glimpse of the home lives of some of the toughest men on the planet.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Wednesdays from 12 December, 8.30pm

Making a living on the Bering Sea is dangerous; stepping behind a camera to document it is insane. In season eight the crews of Deadliest Catch are repeatedly faced with danger to film the hit TV show and ask themselves the obvious question: Why? Cameramen must battle the biggest arctic storm, and then the largest sea ice packs in decades. On the Wizard, a cameraman steps in to aid a deckhand during a medical emergency. The chase boat has a close encounter while filming the Northwestern. On the Ramblin’ Rose, the crew is second guessing their workplace choice. Then at last, crews return to Dutch Harbor after a grueling opilio season.