Here are the highlights for September and October:
The Last Trimate
Wednesday September 28 @ 9 PM
In the late ‘60s, famed anthropologist Louis Leakey appointed three women, nicknamed “the trimates,” to study and care for the great apes of the world: Dian Fossey (gorillas), Jane Goodall (chimpanzees) and Biruté Galdikas (organutans). More than three decades later, Galdikas is still in Borneo, where she is responsible for the longest study of an animal species ever conducted and fighting to save their diminishing environment.
Sunday October 16 @ 9 PM
Endear yourself to an innocent baby humpback whale swimming beside his mother in the warm tropical seas of the South Pacific as he prepares for his first great voyage: a dangerous 7,000-mile journey – and coming of age – to home feeding grounds in Antarctica. Narrated by Meryl Streep.
Tony Bennett: An American Classic
Friday September 30 @ 8 PM
Acclaimed director Rob Marshall reinvents and recreates the variety special genre as he takes you on an emotional musical journey through the illustrious life of Tony Bennett. The legendary entertainer performs live duets of his greatest hits with today’s greatest artists along with narratives from top stars.
Pet Shop Boys: Live at the O2
Friday October 14 @ 9 PM
Catch the ultimate live performance of Pet Shop Boys. The legendary synthpop pioneers are in sparkling form at London’s O2 Arena, playing all their smash hits including the rousing West End Girls as well as special medleys and cover versions.
9/11: The Day that Changed the World
Sunday September 11 @ 8 PM
Ten years later, the events of September 11, 2001, still resonate — especially for the people who were in critical leadership positions on that fateful day. Hear intimate accounts from New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the chiefs of the NYPD and FDNY, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney and many others who found themselves at the center of the action. This is the definitive story, of a day that changed the world.
Saturday October 29 @ 8 PM
In 1943, Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, concocted a clever plot using a dead body to fool Hitler into thinking that the Allies intended to invade Greece, not Sicily. It was as bizarre as any James Bond story but totally true, standing today as the most successful deception of WWII. Now, more than sixty years later, this film reveals the extraordinary story of how one corpse changed the course of World War II.
Freddie Flintoff versus the World
Wednesday September 7 @ 8 PM
Canadian Series Premiere
Celebrity cricketer Freddie Flintoff pits himself against other big sport stars in a series of death-defying competitions all across North America. As they go head to head in the biggest challenge of their lives, Freddie and his fellow competitors throw themselves headfirst with boundless enthusiasm into each extreme and downright dangerous activity.
Andrea Binning: Crashing Mountain
Friday October 21 @ 8 PM
Andrea Binning, one of the world’s best free-skiers, seeks the ultimate kick on British Columbia’s tallest peak, Mount Waddington. Heaven turns into hell as the slope disintegrates into fragments and the full force of a thundering avalanche hits and drags Andrea along. Did she risk too much? Is this the end?