PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 September, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 September, 2003, 12:00am

Extreme Hawaii

Pearl, 8.30pm

Two thousand miles from the nearest continent, Hawaii is the most remote land on Earth, created by violent geological forces rarely seen anywhere else in the world. Extreme Hawaii visits the cinder cones of Mauna Kea where astonomers come for pristine skies, learns the history of the aloha shirt, explores remnants of war hidden under the sea and discovers some of the unique plants and animals that have evolved in isolation.

Riddles Of The Dead: The Showmen

National Geographic, 10pm

The ethics of the anatomist have been questioned for as long as the human body has been studied. In The Showmen, discover how the first, intrepid anatomists turned the macabre art of human dissection into public spectacle.