Sat 06 Feb 2016, 08:00
Coming to Discovery Channel this month.
The fight for survival plays out in the new season of Men, Women, Wild. Also, an expert swordsman gets his hands on the world’s rarest military weapons in Weapon Hunter. Plus, the new series Diamond River Hunters follows the quest to find diamonds hidden in the river valleys of Lesotho.
Then new series of Men, Women, Wild follows survivalists’ journey told from their unique point of view. Three survivalist couples - including husband and wife, a boyfriend and girlfriend, and a mother and father - will be dropped off in three of the harshest environments in the world.
For three weeks they will have to live off the land, navigate the vast unknown terrain and find their way back to civilization. Throughout each journey they will endure the ultimate test of their skills and relationships by taking on the most intense survival journey of their lives. Will the couple survive the wild and each other?
Watch as they share their experiences, triumphs and setbacks on Men, Women, Wild, starting from Tuesday 16 February at 21:00.
Later, rock ‘n' roll promoter and expert swordsman, Paul Shull goes on a quest to get his hands on some of the world’s rarest and most remarkable pieces of military history in the new series, The Weapon Hunter.
Shull enlists a network of history-obsessed collectors who have spent decades – and small fortunes – compiling surprising and extraordinary military collections that rival those found anywhere. Now, they’re opening their doors to their secret world to allow Shull the chance to come face to face with history.
Catch this adventure as he finds, fixes, and fires the antique weapons that have been used throughout history. The Weapon Hunter premieres on Wednesday 17 February at 21:00.
Also premiering in February is the new series Diamond River Hunters. This series follows a team of mavericks who have staked $500 000 to set up a mining operation. Entrepreneur and adventurer, Peter Jago, and his team are on a mission to search for alluvial diamonds and gemstones washed into the hidden river valleys of Lesotho.
More than a billion years ago, a massive volcano violently erupted in the Lesotho mountains, bringing to the surface a rare type of magma, rich in gemstones. The remains of that volcano is now the site of the world’s largest and richest diamond mining operation: The Letsing Mine.
The other half of the magma seam has slowly been broken down and eroded, scattering diamonds into the river valley below. This river has never been prospected – until now. The diamonds could be anywhere and they have to be found and pumped out of the river.
Watch as Peter Jago, and his team deal with brutal weather, terrible terrain, tribal politics and fiery tempers and as they risk it all to search a lost river that could yield the world’s biggest diamonds. Will the team find any diamonds and will their gamble pay off?
Don’t miss Diamond River Hunters premiering on Monday 29 February at 21:00.