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DOCUMENTARY WATCH

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 April, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 April, 2003, 12:00am

In The Valley Of The Eagles


World, 9pm


Jean Keen, known as the 'eagle woman', is fighting to protect wild eagles in Homer, Alaska. Every November to April, 300 to 400 of these magnificent birds of prey live in Keen's garden. She has been feeding them for 20 years and the birds seem to have communicated the good news to each other.


Rocket Men Of Mission 105


Pearl, 9.30pm


Mission 105 represents mankind's next step towards the final frontier, as space shuttle Discovery blasts off on a journey to the international space station Alpha. With access to Nasa's manned space programme, this film follows astronauts Scott Horowitz, Rick Sturkcow, Dan Barry and first-time flyer Patrick Forrester on their daring 11-day mission. The cameras are with them every step of the way, experiencing the exhilaration of the launch, the tension of the rendezvous with the massive space station, the stress of a long and complex space walk and the fiery re-entry home, giving an amazing behind-the-scenes view of life in space and at mission control.


Return To River Cottage


World, 8pm


Escaping the stress of the city and its sprawl is a dream for many of us. This acclaimed series follows British TV chef, author and green-living enthusiast Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (above) as he explores the rural dream in Dorset, England. Fearnley-Whittingstall offers insights and laughs as he visits markets, farmers and producers, encountering plenty of characters along the way.


US$100 Taxi Ride: Anchorage And Hobart


National Geographic, 9pm


Larry Reed (above) takes us on a tour of the biggest city in the biggest state of the United States: Anchorage, Alaska. This cabbie, a goldminer who knows 27 black bears by name, takes a tour of Earthquake Park, the centre of one of the most seismically active places on Earth, and meets the city's pet reindeer.


In Hobart, capital of the island state of Tasmania, Australia, we visit the historic Richmond gaol and meet some orphaned kangaroos and wombats, and the most intriguing attraction - a Tasmanian devil.


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