Race to Dakar is a documentary series following actor and keen motorcyclist Charley Boorman's entry into the 2006 Dakar Rally from Lisbon to Dakar. First aired on Sky2 and ABC Television during 2006, it was also released as a book.
Big Cat Diary, also known as Big Cat Week or Big Cat Live, is a long-running nature documentary series on BBC television which follows the lives of African big cats in Kenya's Maasai Mara. The first series, broadcast on BBC One in 1996, was developed and jointly produced by Keith Scholey, who would go on to become Head of the BBC's Natural History Unit. Eight further series have followed, most recently Big Cat Live, a live broadcast from the Mara in 2008.
The original presenters, Jonathan Scott and Simon King, were joined by Saba Douglas-Hamilton from 2002 onwards. Kate Silverton and Jackson Looseyia were added to the presenting team for Big Cat Live.
The Thirsty Traveler, hosted by Kevin Brauch, is a weekly journey into the heart of the world's greatest wine, beer, and spirit producing regions. Each episode explores the land, people, production, companies, customs, traditions, food, and stories connected with the alcoholic beverage that a region is known for.
The Thirsty Traveler was created by Susan Cardinal and produced by Grasslands Entertainment.
War Stories is a military history program on the Fox News Channel. Hosted by Oliver North, the program covers a number of different stories relating to war and national defense, featuring individuals who were directly involved with the topic covered in the episode.
Each episode will focus on one of three areas:
⁕A particular noteworthy individual, such as George Patton or Douglas MacArthur
⁕A particular battle, such as the Battle of Hamburger Hill
⁕A segment devoted to a specific topic, such as the use of animals in the military or the Huey
The episodes are often based on current events; the episode which aired August 6, 2006 featured the history of Fidel Castro's rise to power while the prior week's episode centered on Hezbollah.
North will end the episode with the tagline, "his/hers/theirs is a war story, that deserves to be told".
In the Womb is a documentary television special miniseries that premiered on March 6, 2005 on the National Geographic Channel. Originally beginning as a special about human pregnancy, the program features the development of embryos in the uterus of various animal species. The show makes extensive use of computer-generated imagery to recreate the real stages of the process.
On the Road Again is a Canadian television series which aired from 1987 until 2007. Wayne Rostad was the program's host for its entire run. The series consisted of interview and documentary segments from various Canadian locations.
CBC cancelled the series in January 2007, citing declining ratings and the network's rethinking of regional production policies.
American Chronicles is a documentary television program which was broadcast by Fox Broadcasting Company as part of its 1990 fall lineup.
American Chronicles was produced by David Lynch and Mark Frost, and featured many of the same quirky camera angles, unusual music, and a focus on violence and sexuality that were hallmarks of their ABC program, Twin Peaks. The half-hour weekly program was narrated by Richard Dreyfuss.
This program had a relatively brief run, being cancelled just over three months after its premiere, after ranking dead last out of 98 shows with an average household rating of just 3.07.
Typisk norsk is a news and magazine program about language and communication produced by Dropout Productions and Rubicon TV for NRK. Three seasons of the program have been produced. The concept is inspired by the SVT-produced series Värsta språket with Fredrik Lindström as the host.
Petter Schjerven is the host of Typisk norsk. Among other things, the program covers interesting topics in language and communication. It also deals with language enthusiasts and researchers and discusses problems with the Norwegian language.
20th Century Battlefields is a BBC documentary television series hosted by television and radio personality Peter Snow, and his son Dan Snow.
Episodes cover the major battles of the twentieth century, and is best known for its extensive use of "sand table" CGI effects to help viewers visualize the battles.
Christmas with the Dickinsons is a reality television special aired by Oxygen Network. The show follows Janice Dickinson, her family and models from the first season of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency as they celebrate Christmas and appear in the Hollywood Christmas Parade. The one-hour special was aired on December 13, 2006.
World Tour of Scotland is a six-part television series — the first of Billy Connolly's "world tours" — originally broadcast by the BBC in late 1994. It involved his touring around his homeland of Scotland for 54 nights during early 1994, beginning in Greenock and visiting cities and towns and performing live on stage to audiences. However, this, like all his other tours, involved more than just shows: he visited numerous places of historic and scenic value, as well as some places that resonate with his own upbringing.
The series was dedicated "with much love and thanks to the people of Scotland". It has since been released on VHS and DVD. On the latter format, the six episodes are split across two discs.
MSNBC Doc Block is a three-hour block of documentary programming airing Monday-Friday from 11 pm to 2 am Eastern time on MSNBC. It replaced Rita Cosby: Live & Direct and The Situation with Tucker Carlson. The Situation was renamed Tucker and was moved to the slots that were vacated by The Abrams Report before it too was cancelled.
During the months preceding the 2008 US Presidential election, the Doc Block was relegated to weekend airings and replaced on weeknights by repeats of The Rachel Maddow Show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and Race for the White House.
It now only airs Fridays from midnight to 5 am, Saturdays from 2 pm to 5 am, and Sundays from 3 pm to 5 am.
Nerd Nation is an American TV show on TechTV that focused on the life of nerds and other geeks. The series lasted 10 episodes. Re-runs also ran on G4 in late 2005.
The theme song, I'm a Nerd performed by Johnny Sizzle.
Secret, Strange, & True was a 60 minute American TV Show produced and aired by TechTV from October 20, 2002 to October 12, 2003. Reruns were also aired on G4techTV in June 2004. The show documented stories that blurred the line defining fact from fiction. The stories usually had an emphasis on science and technology which included such things as Unidentified Flying Objects, ghosts, and time travel.
Freaky Eaters is an observational British documentary series produced by independent television production company betty for BBC Three. Series 1 was narrated by the actress Jill Halfpenny and series 2 by Sharon Horgan. In Australia it is shown on ABC2 and titled Eataholics.
Live from Abbey Road is a 12-part, one-hour performance series/documentary that began filming its first season during 2006 at Abbey Road Studios in London. Season 2 was filmed between 2007 and 2008, season 3 was filmed in 2009 and Season 4 was filmed in 2011. The series features a total of 128 musical artists to date -- usually two or three per show, performing up to five songs per session. The sessions are recorded without a live audience. Filmed in High-Definition with the occasional use of 35 mm lenses, the producers have sought to record performances which "look like a movie and sound like a record".
Angry Planet is a 39-part television series broadcast around the world featuring the adventures of storm chaser George Kourounis, Angry Planet is produced by Peter Rowe of Pinewood Films. The series plays on the following networks:
⁕Outdoor Life Network
The first season of the series has also been released on DVD as a box set.
Each episode focuses on a different force of nature as Kourounis gets up close to investigate and document the most fierce natural phenomena the Earth has to dish out.
The Lab with Leo Laporte was a technology-based television program hosted by Leo Laporte. Episode #1 debuted on April 23, 2007 on G4techTV Canada and HOW TO Channel Australia. The program was produced by Greedy Productions in Vancouver, BC. Production was overseen by the show's producer, Matt Harris and Marc Lefebvre. The show also now airs on Citytv after Rogers Media acquired control of the stations, and episode segments were also posted to Google Video several weeks after initial airing.