Monday, March 30, 2015

The Riddle of the Crucifixion

Premieres on Friday at 8:00 p.m. on April 3, 2015.
Encores on Friday at 11:00 p.m., Saturday at 11:00 a.m., Sunday at 8:00 p.m. and Monday at 1:00 p.m.

The image of Jesus on the cross is one of the most iconic in the world but to this day, his death contains a fundamental mystery. In The Riddle of the Crucifixion, forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter gathers a team of archaeologists, physiologists, and medical practitioners in order to determine for the first time, Jesus’ precise cause of death. Traditional explanations vary wildly from blood loss caused by a soldier’s spear, to suffocation brought on from his extended arms, to exhaustion caused by the elements. In this eye-opening film, the team will reveal that that is not the case, delivering an autopsy report that would hold up even in today’s courtrooms.

The Island With Bear Grylls

Premieres every Tuesday at 10:00 p.m., starting April 14, 2015.
Encores every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.

There are likely very few people who would choose to be put through one of the toughest survival shows on television but that’s exactly what 13 men have done. On The Island With Bear Grylls, a group of ordinary men are taken to a remote, uninhabited Pacific island, where they are left completely alone with only the clothes on their backs and some basic tools. Experience the intensity of hunger, thirst, consistent 30-degree heat, humidity and raw emotion in this exciting new series, hosted by adventurer Bear Grylls.

Alaska: Battle on the Bay

Premieres every Monday at 10:00 p.m., starting April 20, 2015.
Encores every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday at 9:00 p.m.

In the desolate outreaches of Bristol Bay, Alaska, the most competitive fishing season on Earth is about to take place over four short weeks. 1,800 captains and their crews will draw the battle lines to help save Alaska’s ecosystem by reeling in a massive sockeye salmon payday. Alaska: Battle on the Bay follows five fishing boats as the captains prepare to battle the unforgiving bay, going to extremes to jockey for position. Each person has their own reasons for doing this — from gaining bragging rights to paying off debts. With potential fortune swimming just below the surface, tempers are short and every decision is the difference between netting the prize and settling for pennies.

Man v. Expert

Premieres every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m., starting April 22, 2015
Encores every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday at 11:00 p.m.

Is it ever possible to shortcut your way to the top? Find out on Man V Expert as professional actor, gambler and magician Alexis Conran takes on three intense challenges against world class experts each week to see if he can find a way to beat them at their own game — without going through years of training. In any normal head-to-head contest, Alexis wouldn’t stand a chance, but his ultra-competitive nature and desire to win at all costs means he won’t give up until he figures out a way to be victorious. He will travel all over, even looking into science and technology to see if he can overcome the odds. Whether it’s a professor, a sporting champion or the world’s strongest man, Man V Expert will equip you with the techniques and tricks to beat the experts at their own game.

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