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In general today’s reality TV Documentaries are rather contrived and sad affairs. Gone are the days when they were genuine social experiments to see how ‘normal’ people react in abnormal situations in front of the cameras. But when the early winners of Big Brother and Castaway got presenting jobs on TV because of their willingness to go through these ordeals then the normal people got wise and it simply became a tedious job interview. Posh Ben Fogle from Castaway actually tried to buy that island for one million pounds as he had done so well since. Numerous and vulgar Big Brother contestants have gone on to make a career in television and radio.
Because of that I generally ignore these shows and when I saw Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff was presenting ‘Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week’ I thought more of the same, a load of macho posers who want to be on TV. I’m not a huge fan of Andrew Flintoff and find him boorish and loud and a poor TV presenter so expected the worse. But this was no cake walk for the contestants and the first time for a long time we had a genuine extreme physical experience for the contestants where someone could actually die and feel pain. Flintoff was again poor though and didn’t do any of the training stuff, which I thought he would. At least there was none of that sentimental back-story interview stuff as the contestants were too busy vomiting.
The premise is that each week a selected genuine Special Forces team from various countries put the volunteers through their paces to see just how tough they are. Week one was the grueling physical tests potential Navy Seals recruits go through to make basic training and next week it’s Israeli Special Forces. Both are good at killing Muslims but we won’t be going there. There are four more shows to go, including one with the British SAS, if anyone is left.
29 volunteers that had passed some sort of initial physical testing headed to the Welsh coast in early spring to have a two day boot camp version of that Navy Seals training week. The contestants were not competing against each other and very much a team effort to see if they could survive the training and freezing Irish Sea. Normally the production camp cherry pick ‘characters’ to make these shows more entertaining but this was full on physical stuff and no room for camp gay men or moody contestants that want their mom, a common theme of reality TV.
Two super tough and chiseled American ex Seals shouted and bawled at the contestants in camp and we soon had our first drop outs. After some serious camp ‘beasting’ in the middle of the night in chilly temperatures the first to go was a rather manicured chap that felt the show was beneath him and he had a pre existing injury that meant he couldn’t get really cold anymore. He made some sort of statement about Americans killing Muslims and the audience as miffed as the production company how this guy had got on the show. That was not the point of the show and people here to see how tough thye were and a political. Tim from Bushey had blown his reality TV stardom chance. I’m sure he will be back on a more suitable show to try again. Not surprisingly a woman soon followed. She didn’t like the cold weather and started crying and so just 25 left just 12 hours into the grueling tests. The reality of military training for any force is to break the person down so they are physically able to survive out there on the battlefield but more importantly pull the trigger to kill their targets, who ever they may be. Andrew Flintoff didn’t really want to go there and said very little that wasn’t on his cue cards. In the Great War 90% of casualties of conflict were soldiers. Today 90% of deaths are civilians. A modern army is effectively deployed to slaughter the population.
23 finished the two day course with the only ethnic minority contestant booted out by the instructors for not being tough enough but two of the five women surviving. This was not a show determined to represent the country by demographic. You couldn’t wing this one. One lady was Dr Clare Miller, a tough little cookie and the star of the show. She appeared unbreakable and put some of the men to shame and soon leading the team. She had received Navy Seals training before the actual challenge began as they felt she was the best of the 29 and they were right. This was full on training and you could see the people were suffering, lots of damaged limbs and pulled muscles.
[Dennis Nilsen a 37 year old civil servant was a quiet and polite man, but at the same time he was hiding a terrible secret. When contractors started unblocking the drain near his flat in north London, they found it was blocked with decaying human flesh. It was the start of a hunt that would uncover one of the most gruesome serial killings in modern Britain.]
[Ted Bundy was a handsome and ambitious law student - a supply of young college girls were easily charmed by his wit & good looks. Bundy would murder them and move on , leaving a trail of bodies behind as he travelled from one state to another. The true death toll would never be known - Ted Bundy took that to his grave when he was executed in January 1989.]
[John Wayne Gacy a respectable American citizen , businessman and a political fund-raiser yet under his ordinary suburban bungalow were the remains of 35 men who had disappeared in mysterious circumstances.]
[Ivan Milat was a road worker and trucker living in Sydney , he appeared to be a normal and ordinary person - a man who decided to attack backpacking tourists in the early 1990`s and then bury the bodies in the forest.]
Of all forms of murder , the killing of parents by their children is one of the most shocking acts - simply incomprehensible , perplexing to think somebody can do such a thing. Psychologists claim that individuals who carry out such horrific acts - the motivation is the most complex.
Jeremy Bamber shot his entire family to collect his inheritance - he felt it was rightfully his and no longer wanted to wait. He calculated and planned the murders and so one night on the remote farmhouse of Essex , named White House Farm a gruesome massacre took place. A killing spree of the whole family - a mindless slaughter. The first victim was his 61 year old father Nevill Bamber who was in the living room when his son showed up - he was severely beaten and then shot six times in the head & neck. He then went upstairs into the bedroom and shot the twin boys Daniel & Nicholas as they lay asleep. Daniel was shot five times who still had his thumb in his mouth when the police found him and Nicholas had been shot three times. Jeremy Bamber then went into the main bedroom and despite the struggle that took place between mother and son - Mrs Bamber had been cut down in a hail of bullets - blood was spattered everywhere. Finally , Sheila Caffell who was Jeremy's adoptive sister was shot in the head and throat. Jeremy Bamber , 25, planned to commit the perfect murder and it was three weeks after the massacre that he was charged with five murders and in October 1986 he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Death in the family is yet again echoed in another part of the world - The Menendez brothers were also charged with killing their parents for financial gain.
*[Discovery & Discovery +1Channel]*
I guess you the readers must be wondering where I'm going with all of this and if so all will be revealed soon , that's so long you are still with me. I know the opening paragraphs are shocking , distasteful and disturbing & if that's the impression that I have managed to leave on you then I have achieved what I set out to do. You see, the Discovery Channel magnifies these cases ten million times more - a detailed insight into the killers , their crimes and psychology . Hence the shock of such stories are enhanced even further when viewing. Now the reason why I have opted to take on such a subject(apart from shocking you all) is mainly because anybody who plans to subscribe to the Discovery channel will soon come across countless programmes and documentaries of this kind. So regardless of the other educational & interesting topics on offer (Which I will touch on later) at least 40% of the documentaries on the Discovery & Discovery +1 channel are about true crime stories and how the police and the forensic team pool together to structure an investigation and eventually lead to an arrest. - all the while providing an engrossing insight and overview of the sinister criminal behaviour as well as an absorbing insight into the world of the forensic scientist.
Programmes such as:
*Most Evil Serial Killers
*Crimes Investigation: USA
*Crime Scene USA
The above programmes are shown daily , lasting up to three to four hours at times - showing one case after another - The viewers will be shown an informative collection of cases from around the world. - An in-depth analysis into crime from a number of perspectives as well as true crime experts giving us their professional view. These plain case descriptions are relayed in many forms: They can be reconstructed using re-enactments as well as real life & video footage. Testimony from brave witnesses as well the jury's verdict shown in the court of law, or some cases will be about specific interviews with some of the victims that managed to get away as well as some of the dangerous killers that await death row. These type of interview footage can be quite chilling when viewing, not only do you get to see the psychopath but the dialogue and answers that some of these individuals put across is terrifying and alarming. You judge for yourself but here are a few scary quotes from some of the murderers behind bars..
"Violence is arousing"
"The act of killing itself is the whole motivation for the crime"
"I acted on the instruction of the voices"
"I will continue to kill if released"
Documentaries discussing compelling tales of forensic and criminal investigation through the eyes of some of the key players , with actual evidence to put these killers in prison and make society a safer place to live in .The viewers will witness an array of factual events as well as images & photographs which most are graphic and leaving nothing to the imagination. Stories showing the darkness of human-kind, bringing out the worst in people and how these killers live out their twisted fantasies and how many manage to elude the authorities for years. Individuals that are simply devoid of any emotion and for some as they get older and bolder their crimes escalate into depraved and pure evil acts.
*[The Men In White Coats]*
Without a question of doubt that when viewing such documentaries the Discovery channel provides an entrancing insight into a world of outstanding expertise - calling on the skills of a variety of professionals to unravel the case. The investigation begins on the autopsy table where the findings of the forensic scientist will establish the line of enquiry. Criminals try to hide their traces but like in most of these forensic scientist programmes shown on the Discovery channel they cleverly demonstrate how nature has its own way of leaving clues behind. These experts will unearth evidence from countless obscure sources , criminals who believed they were safe soon become suspects and then its just a matter of time before the killer is caught and arrested. Many a times police have no clues , no suspects and no trails to follow - simply baffled, and all forms of investigation have come to a dead end. - It is often the forensic scientist that comes to the rescue.
The tools , methods and approach used by these cunning experts prevent many villains from getting away with murder - evidence from body wounds , weapons , blood , saliva , semen , hair , fingernails , bones , fibres , finger prints as well as DNA technology. The forensic scientist no longer uses dark age techniques , instead the scientific techniques are very sophisticated and advanced . The Discovery channel will draw you in - providing an educational & fascinating tour when demonstrating to the viewers how the men in white manage to tackle all obstacles and challenges put to them in order to crack the case. It truly is an eye-opener how these real life cases are solved on the basis of forensic medical evidence and when viewing such expertise you will be engrossed by the majority of documentaries of this kind.
*[Discovery Knowledge & Discovery Turbo]*
The above two channels make up the complete package of the Discovery channel set-up - You have a total of four Discovery channels on view and they are:
The viewers are pretty much spoilt for choice and as you get familiar with the programme schedule you begin to appreciate this highly under-rated channel that has so much more to offer. Out of the four channels on view , Discovery Turbo tend to show documentaries on the same sort of theme such as cars , motorbikes , stunts - a channel that is aimed and geared more towards men than women. However , when viewing Discovery Knowledge you will find that the material and documentaries on show will appeal to many as well as all age groups. Compelling , informative , and descriptive documentaries on many topics will be aired. Whether it be on wildlife animals or issues that face the world today such as energy & the environment , history , politics , science & technology , the planets and oceans - Either way you will not miss out on the mesmeric findings and discoveries that these experts relay and discuss on the Discovery channel - a diverse array of topics that draws the viewer in. Simply high quality documentaries that will not only shock but will also entertain , fascinate and educate.
*[How Does One Get Tuned To Discovery?]*
The Discovery channel has been around for at least 8 years or so and maybe more , during which its got bigger and better - expanding all the time. I've been with Sky for 15 years or so and so I have personally seen this channel evolve into a brilliant documentary type programme. So if your interested in subscribing you will need Sky digital or Cable package to receive the Discovery channel set-up. On Sky digital the Discovery can be found on channels 520/521/522 & 523 when operating from your Sky remote or decoder box.
*[My Final Verdict]*
Anybody who knocks the Discovery channel really doesn't appreciated fine journalism and incredible documentary footage. This channel has it all in terms of engrossing & enthralling entertainment , educational , the element of surprise and shock. The footage & material shown will not bore the viewers, instead you may find yourself getting ready to watch another programme right after being glued to one of the documentaries for two hours - there is no switching channels here. I can easily have this one channel tuned in all day when at home - that's how entertaining I find the Discovery channel. A channel that has so much to offer to all walks of life - there is no doubt that you will come across a topic or several topics of interest and many will hold your attention from the off.
An under-rated channel that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Thanks ............. Strood 2007 @ 19.30 - 22/11/2007
I recently found this channel on Sky digital and I have practically been hooked onto the channel. It?s an excellent channel for learning information about health. With a diverse range of programmes from watching your weight, fitness, health bulletins, having a baby, make over stories to chat shows. You can find this channel on Sky digital 196. It?s suitable for probably over 18 with the content directed at health conscious people. You can learn some really excellent tips and pick up valuable advice to lead a healthy lifestyle by watching this channel. For example, Celebrity Slimming is a really good programme. It comes on at 1pm and 6.30pm, the 6.30pm is a repeat of the morning show. It follows normal people who are chosen to follow a celebrity diet. Like for example the Geri Halliwell low carbohydrate diet. They are given all the resources to follow the plans, with top trainers and all the top help and advice that they need. The programme follows their success or failures within he eight weeks. It?s a really good programme and from which you can pick up some top tips. Continuing the diet theme, they have a programme called Dietbusters. This programme is about success stories of people who have lost a lot of weight. Again, you are given a detailed account of the programme they followed. This is a very valuable programme especially if you are overweight and need encouragement to lose the weight. It shows it can be done. The people featured on the show are normal people, they either follow a plan from Weight Watchers or a similar plan adapted to suit their needs. Other favourite programmes of mine are called ?Makeover Story? where they transform two friends and give them a makeover to the surprise of their friends. The show is predictable in that the two people are totally transformed. But what this programme shows is how simple it is. And how more fashionable clothes, a hair cut and style can revitalise a person. Nine
out of ten times the people are totally transformed. Again, if you are looking for some tips on make-up or hairstyles then this programme can help. I also like the health bulletins they have. These usually last five minutes and are extremely informative. Today?s for example was on flu?s and colds and how to prevent them. The advice is good but unfortunately to many times it goes in one ear and out of the other. If you are having a baby then there?s quite a few ?Having a Baby? programmes. There?s wedding programmes and advice for those of you wanting to get married and need tips and advice on how to look your best come the big days. One of the really good things about this channel is that most of the programmes follow real people and therefore the tips and advice you get are easy to understand. They don?t involve spending a lot of money are changing your lifestyle too much. Another good thing is the way the programmes are presented for example they follow couples from early pregnancy to the actual birth day and afterwards to make a really good documentary style programme. Most of the programmes last for 30 minutes. I like this TV channel if your health conscious then you will find this TV channel valuable for picking up even more tips and advice. They don?t have that many breaks, probable once every 15 minutes. Most of the programmes are new however they do show some repeats. The good thing is that if you miss a programme because you are busy you can watch it again in the evenings because they do show episodes of a programme twice a day-once in the morning and once in the evenings.
I remember the first time when I got cable TV. I was clicking through all the channels and came across the Discovery Channel. I thought hmm this doesn?t seem too interesting; it?s all about animals and other countries that I have never heard of or been too. So of course I just kept clicking away, I think I might have been around 22 years old at the time. Well I?m now 33 years old, and my whole view of the Discovery Channel has changed. I guess I need to grow up a little and realize the importance of this channel. I have found myself the last few months watching the Discovery Channel more often then other channels I use to watch. I have come to learn more and more about all the different animals that we have all across the world. I have learned about the way animals have become extinct. I have even become addicted to Tuesday nights, because that night is the FBI files, and the New Detective stories. I?m really interested in those types of things. I watched a few show?s last month that were specials on the Discovery Channel one of them was called ?The true story of Jesus?, and the other was ?The real Eve?. I wanted to see how close this show was really to what the Bible says. It was also broadcasted or directed from the BBC as well. I have to say I was skeptical, but I thought they done a fantastic job with those movies. They had both views from Non Christian Scientist, and Christian Theologizes. I have to say that I have been told to really pay close attention to some of the shows that are being broadcasted on this channel because they do go against our Christian belief. Like example they have shows that say we are all related to the Ape family and that we evolved, and that God didn?t create Adam and Eve. I just don?t watch those types of shows when they are aired. I have seen a show about two chimps that were being taught how to communicate by recognizing letters and then putting them into words like cat, dog, banana, keys and et
c. I felt this show was rather entertaining. It was cool to see how chimps can be so smart if they are just taught. I still don?t believe though that we are from the Chimp or Ape family. I get a laugh out of that one. I enjoy the shows that deal with lions and tigers, and snakes. It is really neat to find out what they like to hunt, how the live, and how they survive. I also like the shows that deal with the deadliest snakes or spiders in the world. I learned a lot from those shows. I found out that the fire ant could really kill someone if he/she was bitten from it. I learned about different types of spiders and how to recognize them and what to do if you were bitten by one of them. The Discovery Channel has a lot of shows to offer a person. Even if you are not interested in one program you might be interested in another. It?s a channel that is very educational, but yet you still have to use your own mind in determining if you really believe in some of the things that they say. They most believe in Evolution instead of Creation. So if you are looking to learn more about animals, countries, people, places, just about anything then I would suggest you tune your TV into the Discovery Channel I don?t know what the number will be for that channel in your country or state, but check with your local cable company and they will surely have it for you.
by jessyclown on 01.02.2002 at 22:57 I see you are new to dooyoo. I hope you enjoy reading and writing opinions. If have a good look at some of the better opinions you will see what people give good ratings for. If you read and rate other people's opinions they may read and rate yours thats what it is all about! by Gwenick on 01.02.2002 at 23:01 Here's a tip. Spend more time on each opinion. Only post one a day (at most) and read and rate other people opinions. You'll get more read (and therefore more money) that way. As it is you are doing what is known as 'churning' - and people won't read you at all! Gwen by MALU on 01.02.2002 at 23:42 That's right! One look at the number of your ops and I stay away. Malu Comments on the opinion by KingHerrod on 02.02.2002 at 10:58 Hi and welcome to the site, I see you submitted 20 reviews on your first day. Take it from me that will not make you any money and most of the reviews probably will not help consumers a great deal either. My best advice to you is to have a peek at the community page, at the premier reviews and the advice to new members. Have a read around the site and have fun, but by posting a large number of reviews straight away, you may get yourself a bad name. I noticed nobody had rated this review yet. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me, the address is on my profile page, just click on my name. by MonsterSpice on 01.02.2002 at 23:34 Please stop churning and why did you rate my last opinion SU when everyone else did VU spite I think and I have sent a note to dooyoo about it. You are knocking all the serious members out of the latest list and ruining the enjoyment for others. Mark Thanks, you are all so kind. Goodbye.
This happens to be one of my favourite TV channels, not just my favourite on the satellite network, but out of all the TV channels. When it looks like nothing entertaining or interesting is on the main channels I always end up at the Discovery channel!! There is always something interesting going on here. It is educational, therefore suitable for all the family. They show a variety of good factual programmes and often have ‘special’ nights, where you can watch an array of programmes on the same topic - great if you are interested in that topic, and even better if you want to learn more about a certain topic. I personally enjoy Thursday nights, which is called ‘Crime Night’ and features ‘The Medical Detectives’ for an hour, then ‘The FBI Files’ for another hour, and then ‘The Forensic Detectives’ for an hour! All take true cases, and show you how they were solved using forensics. Some cases had to wait for years before the technology came along to solve them - very interesting. Other interesting programme’s are about Vietnam, The Egyptians, Storms, Titanic and many more. Daily at 7.30 there is a programme featuring the latest technology but is only on for half an hour that is a shame. So don’t leave this channel out - even if it is a last resort channel I’m sure you will ‘Discover’ it as I did. Another excellent thing, is that they have a sister channel called ‘Discovery plus 1’, that shows the same programmes an hour later. This is very helpful if you wanted to record something, but missed it, or you come home later than you expected. I find this helpful because I can watch things on other channels first, and then switch to Discovery plus 1 an hour later to see my usual programme.
Discovery channel is just what it says. You can travel deep in the ocean or be in the ER watching how things are done and how animals live and get along together. I have nothing but the highest regard for this channel and love to watch it. The subjects that are covered are fascinating to watch and they have a world of subjects to show. It brings the real world right before us while we sit back in our recliner and watch. The program titled "Science Of The Deep" is one that I like to watch. You can dive right under the water and not even get wet. How about that for something neat. Think about the things from under the water that are showed on the screen. Just think about the fact that some people wouldn't even get a chance to see this stuff if it weren't for being put up on the television screen. The things under the water are so unusual and beautiful. It's all made available to be appreciated through the Discovery Channel. Then they showed a program about dinosaurs, Walking With Dinosaurs, It brings the long ago right up to our doorstep. Think about if those creatures were here today. What about the people who lived back then? Picture you and your family on a path and all of a sudden one of these huge creatures crosses your path. What would you do? Think about how much bigger they are than you. I would like to go back in a time machine to see what it was like in that time period. These are the questions that cross my mind when I watch a program like this. I could rave on and on about the Discovery channel but then before I was through you all would be yawning. Espeically the folks that already know what the discovery channel is all about. I would like people to know though that the channel covers a variety of different subjects from things from out in space to surgery and much, much more. You just have to see the channel to realize there's a world of information just by turning your television on a
nd turning it to the Discovery Channel. So you see the Discovery Channel is not only a informative channel but it also gets your mind to thinking. I would highly recommend this channel to people of early teen age and above.
Discovery Channel honestly is very educational for kids! It is much much better for kids to watch this channel than to watch the Cartoon Channel which is believe is a waste of time. I love looking at interesting stories about mother nature and also about wild life and plants. I learn something in almost every show of theirs which really benefits me while also entertaining! Sometimes, I agree they do repeats of shows but still, I dont mind watching an educational show more than once because no one in this world, which includes me, can get save every fact said on a show in their memory and therefore learn a new fact every time they watch the show. So I would highly recommend this channel to kids from my own personal experince.
Discovery channel has to be one of my favourite channels ever! I used to have Sky (not Sky Digital) a few years ago, we then moved, and the parents left the dish! However recently ive managed to persuade them to get Sky Digital. So now im addicted to all them brilliant channels! I think that Discovery Channel has to be one of them, you either love it or you hate it channels. Purely because all of my <ex> friends used to think it was "sad" to watch Discovery channel (im 17). However I thought it was great!! I used to watch it all the time! Now im doing A-level Physics, Chemistry and Biology it really comes in handy!! Some of the premier programmes shown are of excellent quality. Crocodile Hunter has to be <still> one of my favourite programmes. (For all you who either have never seen it, or who dont have Sky: Its nothing cruel, the word hunter might aswell not be there, mind you I suppose a programme simply called "Crocodile" would sound odd!) This is presented by Steve Irwin <the one with a death wish> and his wive....cant remember her name, Mrs. Irwin it will have to be!). Now if you've never seen it you will not know what Steve Irwin is like. You really must watch this programme, if for nothing else, purely so that you can see him and his death wishes! That is by no means a joke. He really does risk his life 24/7! If he's not scrambling on-top of a huge 100% wild crocodile, then he's dicing with death by letting a goliath tarantula crawl over his face. (Not particularly dangerous to him, but a bite from one wouldnt be pleasant, and the hairs off them can really irritate your eyes/skin. Also I mean, who in their right minds would want a spider the size of a dinner plate crawling over their face?!?!) Not me thats for sure!! His wife is better, she doesnt quite risk her life quite as often. However Steve norma
lly stops her! Considering he seems to have no fear at all, its not as if he never gets bitten or anything. Ive seen him bitten by a few snakes on this programme and the odd monitor lizard bite! (Ouch!) But it never puts him off, his knee can be gushing with blood and he'll just ignore it while making another tarantula look like a "right beauty". (He's Australian by the way, so the lines "wow, look at that beauty" spring up a lot in his programmes! So Discovery is well worth watching purely because of that programme! However, now, with Sky Digital, Discovery have branched out into seperate channels. For example we now have Discovery Sci Trek, Discovery Animal Planet (see my opinion on that too!), to name but two....oh and not forgetting "Discovery +1hr" (which is highly useful when you're like me, and you always forget about programmes!) In addition to animal programmes, there are countless Science programmes (added bonus!) Simply cant do 3 Science A-levels without this channel! Discovery gets a big thumbs up from me, 10/10! (As a further bonus, its so educational, your parents cant complain about you watching TV!)
If any of you haven’t heard of animal mad Steve Irwin then you are really missing out. He is one of the best animal presenters around, his wild nature patrol and is enthusiasm and love for animals is just amazing. He goes after the most venomous snakes with no fear, strokes and jumps on top of the hungriest and meanest alligators around. He goes to safaris in Africa to safaris in his own native Australia. He just presents animal programmes like they never have been presented. He owns a safari park where they have a huge variety of wild animals. Steve Irwin seems to enjoy the thrill of danger, nothing is to big for him or nothing to small. His job is dangerous but you can’t tell him that. He loves animals more than life itself, but its surprising how well he conveys his enthusiasm to us. He is a very good presenter describing each inch of the way of his amazing journeys. I have watched quite a few programmes by him and I am always glued to the TV. Even, though I am not a huge fan of animal programmes, this is a little different its done by the wild Irwin. So if you want to watch a very good animal programme which has a wacky presenter then this is the one.
Discovery Wings is a great channel, providing you like aeroplanes and space travel. Yes, as the name may suggest this is a channel concerned wholey and solely with aeroplanes. Aeroplanes of every shape and size, military and civilian, new and old, prototypes, helicopters and even space crafts. The quality of the programs are good, they are informative and interesting. Some of the better programs centre on the latest technology, usually by the US airforce, especially the stealth planes. As the programs concentrate on very specific things they contain a lot of detailed information, not just skimming over the issues as other shows on other channels do. My only complaint would be the number of repeats on the channel, not only are shows repeated regulary, but every night the shows are repeated twice, ie. the channel airs from 6-12pm every night, so from 6-9pm and from 9-12pm the shows are the same, meaning all night viewing is not possible. However, despite this the good points more than make up for the bad points, and although only shown on ONDigital this is a great channel.
There is always something new to watch on Discovery Channel. The range of subjects it covers is vast. From wildlife programmes to history, or real life stuff like extremes of weather and police work. During the day there are a lot of Lifestyle programs, such as DIY, Fishing etc. Anything that's factual seems to be covered. I like watching the Extreme Weather programmes where it follows hurricanes, floods, volcanoes and such like; and the police programmes such as Forensic Detectives where they show you how they use modern science methods to solve crimes, sometimes ones that are years old, but new techniques have thrown a new angle on them. Then there are programmes such as Extreme Machines and Superstructures, where it shows you the amazing feats of engineering man has achieved. There are also some good underwater programmes, where they are searching the depths of the oceans with submersibles or diving wrecks; and also space exploration too. There really is something for everyone. It's got to be one of the best channels on TV.
Discovery Channel for me is one of the best channels on the TV. It covers a wide variety of subject to WW2 to the Animal Kingdom and also Archeology and general history and biographies. This gives the viewer an infomrative view of the world, and is presented in a fashion, which is interesting and not labourious. Historical events always ask questions rather than lecture. The Animal programmes are fascinating in content and also by the way that they are filmed. There is also programmes which deal with old Roman sites and attempts to recontruct events. By and large very educational without being too heavy.
I love watching the discovery channel, it is really informative, like the programme called 'Gladiators' which shows how people in the past used to fight. This type of programme is good to watch but also is informative. I find that I learn stuff, which is always good when you watch T.V. My, brother loves watching the programmes on the 'fighter aeroplanes' and the documentaries on 'marines'. So, this channel is good for the family, and even suitable for the family. It is free as part of the sky multi-pack package. So if you want to learn or watch something new try this channel. Once you watch one of it's programmes, you will be hooked. It has excellent variety from shows like 'The Search for Alien Life' to 'Race for the Superbomb'. I, love this channel, mainly because you can learn so much.
Discovery channel is an idea medium for the programes it broadcasts. Most programes last for half to one hour & delve deeply into their subject. I love the Eygptian programes that are regularly aired as the give many different views & theories on subjects that we have come to think we know about, as more discoveries are made they uncover more parts of a giant jigsaw that shape our history. Many topics are given an airing expanding the viewers knowledge in a way terestial channels could never afford to give airtime too. Recent coverage has been given to medical mystery's, aliens, weather, war & Jack the Ripper. There is always something to discover on Discovery