Uncover the battle and the beauty of the modern world this November on Discovery World HD

Faced with a growing number of natural threats, humans adapt to the modern world – and this November, Discovery World HD investigates how.

Our ability to adapt and improve is detailed in the history of FILTHY CITIES (Nov. 17). Huge leaps in technology, medicine and genetics that a key to the survival of the population are reviewed in STEPHEN HAWKING’S BRAVE NEW WORLD (Nov. 19).

Then, the critically-acclaimed BBC series HUMAN PLANET (Nov. 19) offers an awe-inspiring view of the Earth and peoples’ ability to survive in diverse and breathtaking extremes.


November programming highlights for Discovery World HD include:





Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning Nov. 17

Dan Snow shares the filthy histories of the world’s greatest cities in an immersive three-part series that brings to life the stinking histories of London, New York and Paris. Snow shows how these modern capitals, forged in the dirt of the past, emerged to become the iconic modern metropolises known today. He steps into the shoes of professionals such as the medieval muck-raker responsible for clearing tonnes of excrement from London streets;  the pig handler helping to clear the New York streets of waste;  and the Parisian undertaker, battling to cope with the human cost of a bloody revolution.



Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning Nov. 19

Huge leaps in technology, medicine and genetics, and the challenges of sustaining seven billion people have created an unprecedented age of experimentation and discovery which scientists are embracing with a new urgency. In this five-part series, a team of expert presenters travel the globe in search of the most amazing inventions and discoveries set to become so incredibly beneficial it will soon be impossible to imagine life without them.



Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Nov. 19

HUMAN PLANET is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series from BBC that marvels at mankind’s incredible relationship with nature in the world today. Unique to the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. This six-part series goes to the extremes of the planet – the arctic, mountains, oceans, jungles, grasslands, deserts, rivers and even the urban jungle – to meet people who survive by building complex, exciting and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbours and the hostile elements of the natural world.

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