13 days of marathon programming on Discovery World, Dec. 25 – Jan. 6

No need for a sleigh, Discovery World is crisscrossing the globe another way. This December, travel across the U.S. on a motorcycle; head to Antarctica on a schooner; hit the streets in a refurbished or enhanced car; drive through difficult terrain in a transport truck; and visit port cities by boat.

Relive the year’s best programming from Discovery World with 13 days of marathons, beginning December 25 through to January 6.\

This year’s Discovery World holiday programming includes:

OCEANS (8×60)
Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. to Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 4 a.m. ET
(Monday, Dec. 25 at 5 p.m. to Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 1 a.m. PT)
An international team of underwater explorers dive into the world’s oceans in this spectacular series that combines archaeology, geology, marine biology and anthropology. Astonishing footage captures the full beauty of this alien world, and video diaries vividly reflect the team’s stresses, successes, disappointments and dangers.

BILLY CONNOLLY’S ROUTE 66 (4×60)
Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET
(Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT)
Billy Connolly (THE LAST SAMURAI) travels the world’s most famous highway, Route 66, by motorcycle. The 4,000 kilometre-long roadtrip, from Chicago to Santa Monica, is set to a soundtrack of some of the best American music of the 20th century.

ANTARCTICA: HUMAN ENDEAVOUR (12×30 AND 1×60)
Thursday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET
(Thursday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT)
As Sedna IV sails into a stunningly beautiful but perilous labyrinth of ice, crew members share their fears, hopes and motivations concerning the adventure that will take them into complete isolation for more than a year.

WORLD’S TOUGHEST TRUCKER (8×60)
Friday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET
(Friday, Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PT)
From driving through the desolate, sun-baked roads of the Australian Outback to navigating the icy, treacherous Indian Himalayas, eight of the world’s most experienced truck drivers go head-to-head in some of the harshest environments on Earth.

DUAL SURVIVAL (10×60)
Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. to midnight ET
(Sunday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT)
Cody Lundin and Dave Canterbury – survival experts with drastically different backgrounds – join forces to survive in some of the world’s toughest environments in the ultimate test of skill, perseverance and creativity.

FROZEN PLANET (6×60)
Monday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. to midnight ET
(Monday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT)
Sir David Attenborough, one of the world’s most preeminent natural history experts, narrates this landmark six-part series that reveals the ultimate portrait of the Earth’s Polar Regions.

WHEN ROME RULES (4×60)
Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET
(Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT)
Roman civilization – its people, its technology, its victories, its failures – have all shaped society today. But now, important new research is overturning the understanding of ancient Rome revealing a much larger and more complex empire than ever previously imagined.

STREET CUSTOMS (14×60)
Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET
(Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT)
Street edge, passion, and craftsmanship are epitomized by boundary-busting car designer Ryan Friedlinghaus and his team at West Coast Customs. The builds range in scope from customizing modern-styled street rods to chopping up $100,000 luxury vehicles.

WATERFRONT CITIES OF THE WORLD (18×60)
Thursday, Jan. 3 at 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET
(Thursday, Jan. 3 at 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT)
World-famous photographer Heidi Hollinger travels to vibrant port cities to capture their true essence and soul. Settled centuries ago when boat travel was the only means of communication, these ports have developed into commercial and cultural metropolises.

VOYAGE OF THE CONTINENTS (5×60)
Friday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. to midnight ET
(Friday, Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT)
Following the intimate link between life and geology, this five-part series shows that the continents are not eternally fixed but rather are born, grow and finally – like other living beings – succumb to the effects of time.

CLASSIC CAR RESCUE (6×60)
Saturday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. to midnight ET
(Saturday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. to 9 a.m. PT)
Bernie Fineman and Mario Pacione work with mechanics and restorers to bring six classic cars back to life in this UK/Canadian co-production: the Jaguar E-Type, the Cadillac, the Porsche 911, the Mini Cooper, the Ford Mustang, and the MGB Roadster.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS (6×60)
Sunday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. to midnight ET
(Sunday, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT)
Anthony Bourdain explores every corner of the globe to share his no-holds-barred experience of the food and customs that flavour different cultures. While travelling, he encounters the weird, wild and downright outrageous personalities and places that help define the international cultural landscape.

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