The Abominable Snowman
Adventurer Gerry Moffatt seeks the truth behind the most famous of all monster myths.
RISE OF ANIMALS
A 500 million year journey to unravel the rise of the vertebrates.
KINGDOM OF PLANTS
A microscopic world that’s invisible to the naked eye, where insects feed and breed.
JERUSALEM: CITY OF HEAVEN
Conflict and faith in Jerusalem, told through the lives of those who call it home
With pioneering 3D-techniques and unique access, David Attenborough changes the way we see the Galapagos forever.
First Life brings Earth's early life forms and their environments back to life in brilliant detail.
DISCOVERY ATLAS: ITALY REVEALED
Following the stories of six Italians building their futures on the foundations of their country’s past.
Discover the origins of Egyptian civilisation and the real history behind the legend of the Scorpion King.
TUTANKHAMEN: SECRETS OF THE BOY KING
New research calls into question long-held theories about the life and death of the boy king.
EGYPT'S ANIMAL MUMMIES
Egypt’s mummified menagerie is providing extraordinary insights into the Egyptians’ world.
An epic journey to become the first group of people to successfully navigate the Mangde Chhu River.
GALAPAGOS 3D: NATURE'S WONDERLAND
In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos.
JACK THE RIPPER: THE FIRST SERIAL KILLER
Laura Richards of Scotland Yard's Violent Crime Directorate re-opens the case of the first modern serial killer.
WHO KILLED TUTANKHAMEN?
Bringing the tools of modern homicide investigation to one of the greatest riddles of the ancient world
WHO KILLED CLEOPATRA?
The circumstances of Cleopatra's alleged suicide are investigated using modern-day forensics.
WHO KILLED JULIUS CAESAR?
Unlocking the secrets of the world’s most iconic engineering feats using cutting-edge, 3D laser scanning technology.
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH MEETS PRESIDENT OBAMA
The leader of the western world and the world's greatest naturalist discuss the future of the planet
A 75′ Feature first shown on Sky 3D and Sky 1 HD in the UK
The Bachelor King a.k.a. The Penguin King
This is the journey of a typical King Penguin from awkward adolescent to adult.
Stunning 3D cinematography takes us into an extraordinary sub-Antarctic island, home to majestic albatrosses, brawling elephant seals – and six million penguins. Though our hero’s harsh world may be alien to our day-to-day lives, his struggle will be familiar to us all.
Three years ago, The Bachelor King left home. He partied at sea – he adventured, he matured. And now he is returning to the place where he was born and raised: Penguin City. This is one of the most densely-packed, sought-after pieces of real estate in the entire southern hemisphere and somehow he must establish his own place in it. He must find a mate. He wants to be a dad.
But how? What follows is a journey through the most challenging time of the Bachelor King’s life. There is joy and terror, a ton of hard work – and some laughs. Our hero has to grow up fast.
He meets the penguin of his dreams, and together they set out to raise a family. Before long, they produce an egg. The two of them take turns to nurture it – one incubating, while the other zooms off to sea to find food. And then, one happy day, their chick hatches. And the hard work really begins.
Our hero and his mate must do all they can to get their chick through this first perilous year. Together, they must feed it – teach it, protect it from the harsh weather and blood-thirsty predators. When Penguin City comes under attack, The Bachelor King bravely defends his chick. But his greatest test comes when tragedy strikes. Suddenly, the family’s survival depends on him and him alone.
His story is often comic, sometimes tragic, and ultimately triumphant: a rite of passage set on one of the earth’s last great wildernesses.