Eight documentaries looking at some of the most incredible natural sights in the world. Titles comprise: ‘Earth Story’, ‘Grand Canyon’, ‘Sahara Desert’, ‘Great Barrier Reef’, ‘Hawaii’, ‘Alaska’, ‘Antarctica’ and ‘Arctic Rush’.
Disc 1. Earth Story 44 minutes This fascinating programme aims to shed light on the incredible planet that we call home. With the conbination of stunning cinematography and state of the art graphics ‘Earth Story’ provides the viewer a superb history of our beautiful planet. Disc 2. Grand Canyon 44 minutes How did the Grand Canyon get so deep? What are the secrets revealed in its mile high walls and what makes a world class white water rapid? Will Gadd climbs a sheer 400 foot pinnacle to see what the birth of the Grand Canyon looked like 70 million years ago. Disc 3. Sahara Desert 44 minutes Where would you find the biggest dinosaur ever? The oldest glass in the world? A cave so precious it changed history? In the same place where you can fly forever ski at 58 degrees centigrace and drink million year old water find out in ‘Sahara Desert’. Disc 4. Great Barrier Reef 44 minutes Working with geologists and marine biologists extreme adventurer Will Gadd gets up close and personal with the planet’s largest living thing. The story of what makes this place the perfect location for the largest reef in the world takes Gadd far inland in search of clues to Australia’s mysterious past. Disc 5. Hawaii 44 minutes How does a mountain shape the perfect surfing wave? What creates a paradise yet also destroys it? And how could an island wipe out a metropolis an ocean away? To get at the truth behind these questions Will Gadd takes to the air in his paraglider for a unique perspective on paradise. Disc 6. Alaska 45 minutes What makes Alaska the last great wilderness on earth? Why is it the best place to see the northern lights and why are the mountains full of sea creatures? Join extreme adventurer Will Gadd as he discovers all that Alaska has to offer. Disc 7. Antarctica 1 hour 27 minutes Encounters at the end of the world sees renowned film maker Werner Herzog make a South Pole exploration as he takes the viewer on a journey to the most remote location on the planet to observe the people who inhabit it. Disc 8. Arctic Rush 52 minutes Arctic Rush tells the fascinating story of how the effects of global warming could have far more consequences than we could ever have imagined. Against a backdrop of dramatic visuals local inuit leaders reindeer herders polar scientists enviromental leaders and big thinkers present the concerns for the land which billions call home.