Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, A Nature Special Presentation

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, A Nature Special Presentation
»»» Tonight at 7:00 on LPB

First Steps - Watched by spycams, newborn emperor penguins in Antarctica are caught walking on their mothers' feet and taking their own first unsteady steps. On the Falklands, rockhopper chicks meet their unruly and predatory neighbors while eggcams provide unique views of the colony. In Peru, Humboldt chicks take on fur seals and take aim at gulls.
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NOVA

NOVA
»»» Tonight at 9:00 on LPB

Building Pharaoh's Chariot - A team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. They discover astonishingly advanced features! By driving our pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, NOVA's experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history.
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Rise of the Black Pharaohs

Rise of the Black Pharaohs
»»» Tonight at 9:00 on LPB

Around 800 BC, Kush, a little-known subject state of Egypt, rose up and conquered Egypt, enthroned its own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly 100 years. Now, in the heart of Sudan, archeologists are finding indisputable evidence of an advanced African society with powerful armies, vast reach and spiritually-driven imperial aspirations to rival the Egyptians'.


Codebreakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Hereos

Codebreakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Hereos
»»» Tonight at 10:00 on LPB

Tutte's codebreaking skill, and the engineering genius of Tommy Flowers, gave rise to Colossus, the world's first programmable computer. Tutte is revealed as having been responsible for what experts have described as the single most important intellectual feat of World War Two - without this work, D Day would never have happened.


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