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Nero's Sunken City

Thu. Feb 22, 6:00 PM
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Nero's Sunken City

Thu. Feb 22, 9:00 PM
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Nero's Sunken City

Fri. Feb 23, 2:00 AM
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The Airmen and the Headhunters

headhunters of borneoIn 1944, as war raged across the globe, an incredible drama unfolded in the remote jungles of Borneo. A US bomber was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire, and as the plane went down, the surviving crew ejected and parachuted into the wilderness. Pursued by Japanese soldiers, they were taken in and protected by members of the Dayak tribe — the so-called “wild men of Borneo,” who were infamous for their grisly custom of hunting and smoking enemy heads.

The Dayaks fed and protected the airmen until, months later, they were found by an eccentric British special ops officer, Major Tom Harrisson, who was fighting a guerrilla war against the Japanese with a band of Australian commandoes. Harder to believe than a fictional Hollywood thriller, their true tale is one of courage, survival, and compassion from the most unlikely sources. Actor Liev Schreiber narrates.

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Part detective story, part true-life drama, Secrets of the Dead unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.

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Secrets of the Dead Showtimes

Nero's Sunken City Thu. Feb 22 at 6:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Nero's Sunken City Thu. Feb 22 at 9:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Nero's Sunken City Fri. Feb 23 at 2:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Nero's Sunken City Fri. Feb 23 at 10:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Nero's Sunken City Fri. Feb 23 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Nero's Sunken City Sat. Feb 24 at 5:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Nero's Sunken City Mon. Feb 26 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Nero's Sunken City Thu. Mar 1 at 5:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Nero's Sunken City Thu. Mar 1 at 11:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Graveyard of the Giant Beasts Fri. Mar 9 at 1:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Graveyard of the Giant Beasts Fri. Mar 9 at 9:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Graveyard of the Giant Beasts Fri. Mar 9 at 3:00 PM WGBH WORLD
After Stonehenge Thu. Mar 15 at 8:00 PM WGBH WORLD
After Stonehenge Fri. Mar 16 at 1:00 AM WGBH WORLD
After Stonehenge Fri. Mar 16 at 9:00 AM WGBH WORLD
After Stonehenge Fri. Mar 16 at 3:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Scanning The Pyramids Thu. Mar 22 at 8:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Scanning The Pyramids Fri. Mar 23 at 1:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Scanning The Pyramids Fri. Mar 23 at 9:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Scanning The Pyramids Fri. Mar 23 at 3:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Scanning The Pyramids Sat. Mar 24 at 5:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Scanning The Pyramids Thu. Mar 29 at 5:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Scanning The Pyramids Thu. Mar 29 at 11:00 AM WGBH WORLD

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