Channel Name: Discovery

Channel Number: 322

HD Channel Number: 376

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Whether it's Hollywood star Idris Elba putting his body on the line or Bear Grylls taking a celebrity on a survival adventure they’ll never forget, Discovery makes jaw-dropping TV.

Idris Elba: Fighter, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, the stunning Shark Week, Tony Robinson’s Wild West and inspirational one-off films such as The Challenge: My Iron Dad and Sherpa were among Discovery’s highlights over the last year.

It is also the home of the very best in US reality TV with the hugely popular Gold Rush and Deadliest Catch.

Coming soon in 2017:

COOPER’S TREASURE is the ultimate real life adventure series, a treasure hunt that started in space.  It follows treasure hunter Darrell Miklos as he sets out to decode the treasure map of his boyhood idol astronaut Gordon Cooper.

In 1963 onboard Faith 7, Gordon smashed the record for the longest space flight by completing a 122 hour mission aboard but during this mission he made a discovery that he then kept a secret for decades. While circling the Earth, he noted an anomaly around the South Caribbean. During his journey, he is thought to have recorded over 100 more.  Over several decades, Gordon created a map that he believed could uncover billions of dollars-worth of treasure. Before passing away, Gordon shared his secret with his long-time friend Darrell Miklos. Darrell is now setting out with a team of explorers and researchers to uncover treasure and accomplish Gordon’s long-held dream.

MANHUNT: UNABOMBER tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history.  The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington of Avatar and Hacksaw Ridge), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, Gangster No. 1, Captain America: Civil War). As a fresh faced Criminal Profiler and the newest member of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), Fitz faced an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber – one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history - but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and new approaches were dismissed by the system.

MOSQUITO is part of Discovery’s Impact series addressing major global issues that could have a devastating impact on mankind.  Mosquitos are the single greatest agent of death in modern human history. Today, rapid environmental shifts including climate change and the ease of international travel have increased the threat mosquitos pose by hastening their spread around the globe. These changes are bringing diseases like Zika, dengue and yellow fever to unprepared parts of the world, from Brazil to Florida to New York, putting millions of new lives at risk.

Shot on four continents and featuring insights from some of the world’s leading experts – including Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and leaders’ from the World Health Organization – MOSQUITO gives a unique insight into this growing global pandemic.  This incisive feature documentary is a call to action for the enormous international efforts required to stop the spread of this insidious insect across the Globe.  The film dives deep into the unique biology of the mosquito, revealing its uncanny ability to adapt to and overcome efforts to control it – presenting new and potentially controversial methods of eliminating the danger they pose.

Discovery is part of the Entertainment Starter pack.

[Read more: Seven reasons we love Discovery channels on BT TV]