My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
From Tuesday 5 February at 20:00
There are an estimated one million gypsies and travellers throughout the US, but most live in complete secrecy, away from the judgment and discrimination that plague their communities. However, their lifestyles are anything but discrete. Blending traditional values with modern-day influences, their celebrations are large, loud, and lavish. From elaborate baptisms, complete with Swarovski crystal-crusted pacifiers, to grand match- making parties and extravagant weddings, this colourful series offers a unique insight into the lives of modern gypsy and traveller families throughout America.
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
From Wednesday 27 February at 21:00
This compelling series explores the astonishing stories of women conceive and carry their babies all the way to labour, completely unaware of their pregnancies. Dramatic re-enactments and interviews with patients and experts reveal the astonishing stories of the women who conceive and carry their babies all the way to labour without knowing. Remarkable accounts include Abbigale, who goes to the bathroom and is astounded when she looks in the toilet and sees she delivered a baby, when she didn't even know she was pregnant. She must react quickly to try to save her newborn. And, 34-year-old Angel suffers from endometriosis and decides to end the constant pain with a hysterectomy. When she goes to the doctor for a pre-operation examination, she finds that she's 32 weeks pregnant...and didn't even know it. The series also addresses the many dangers both mother and baby face under these rare
- and unusual - circumstances. How did they get through it?
The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade
From Friday 1 February at 21:00
It was the decade of big money, big attitudes and bigger hair - but there was a dark side to the 1980s in the United States. In a country seemingly consumed by greed and ambition, America was also under the sway of its biggest crime wave. This true- crime investigative series offers a behind-the-scenes look at these real-life cases as recalled by officers and detectives involved. From the murder of seemingly happy stock-broker power couple in their Hamptons home, to the real-life story that inspired the film Fatal Attraction, these crimes define the drama and the excess of a decade.
Lions of Sabi Sand: Brothers in Blood
From Sunday 3 February at 21:00
This powerful film tells the shocking tale of South Africa's legendary Mapogo lion coalition and their violent struggle for power. Two inseparable cubs called Mr. T and Kinky Tail, along with their three brothers, survive sickness and rampaging buffalos before an unknown male called Makhulu unexpectedly joins the pride. Led initially by the powerful Makhulu, the six Mapogo's unleash a devastating reign of terror, taking control of a vast territory and killing 100 lions in a single year. But Mr. T's relentless quest for the throne leads to the ultimate vicious betrayal of his brothers. For lions there is no leadership without enemies, as this film reveals the dark side of lions and their constant struggle to survive.