Our World

5:00pm Sunday, December 16 on TV One

TV ONE’s brand new two-part documentary series, March Of The Dinosaurs, takes you back 65 million years, uncovering secrets and surprising facts about the biggest and most ferocious reptiles to have roamed – and ruled – the land.

Narrated by Stephen Fry and combining cinematic photo-real graphics and leading-edge anatomy and paleontology, March Of The Dinosaurs reveals what these prehistoric beasts looked like, how they lived, and what eventually did them in.

Follow the annual journey that thousands of dinosaurs undertook to escape the Artic winter across punishing landscapes, natural disasters and deadly predators who lie in wait.

5:00pm Sunday, November 6 on TV One

Actor and fishing enthusiast Robson Green returns in a brand new series of Our World: Extreme Fishing.

Tonight, Robson’s journey begins in the dead of night, at RAF Brize Norton. Only from here can he reach his first destination, a tiny outpost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Ascension Island will be the most remote place Robson has ever fished. Only just poking its head out of the sea, this seven mile-wide rock has less than a thousand people there at any one time – and with its under-fished waters, it promises Robson the best fishing of his life.

Here, Robson gets the chance to go after his biggest fish ever, the six gill shark. With the rod fastened around his waist, Robson is almost pulled into the water as a monster seven times his size fights against him. But this is the type of challenge he has journeyed to the ends of the earth to find. And for Robson – it’s only the beginning…

Missed an episode of Our World: Extreme Fishing? Full episodes are available online. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

5:00pm Sunday, October 9 on TV One

Join the first ever expedition to venture high into the Himalayas in search of big cats.

Closed to outsiders for years, Bhutan is a forgotten world. No one knows how many tigers prowl the jungles and mountains there, but if the rumours are true, this could be the final chance to save these animals from extinction.

Moving through the jungle on elephant back, the big cat experts deploy the latest camera-trapping technology and combine it with FBI fingerprinting software to identify individuals by their stripes. A specially trained sniffer dog tracks down tiger dung, and thermal imaging cameras spot tigers at night.

Tigers are reputed to live at high altitude; they’ve entered the snow leopard’s domain. The team head to the peaks where they climb gorges, shoot rapids and live with yak herders. Nowhere is out of bounds, from mosquito-infested jungles, through leach-ridden swamps, to breathless, icy summits.

If the team do discover a healthy population of tigers in Bhutan, it will give credence to a proposed 2000- mile long ‘tiger conservation corridor’: an ambitious project that would allow the last remaining big cats to move freely between Burma, India and Nepal – a broad section of land along the Himalayan foothills, with Bhutan at its core.