New on Discovery Channel this October:
Please note: we gave a sneak peak of many of these shows in the Discovery Spring/Summer Upfronts
Premiere date: Thursday, 7 October 2010 at 20h55
A documentary series that gives viewers frontline access to the Miami Special Response Team (SRT).
Kilometres away from Miami's famous beaches are some of America's meanest streets, which are home to a variety of violent and ruthless gangsters. However, standing in their way is the SRT - one of the best-trained elite police units in the world. They are armed with state-of-the-art weaponry and are leading the fight in America's war against crime.
The series introduces the police departments that work together with the SRT, showing how they tackle Miami’s criminal underworld.
Premiere date: Thursday, 7 October 2010 at 21h50
A series that explores the uncompromising reality of prison life. Designed to showcase life for both criminals and law enforcers, the show gives unrestricted access to the cell blocks of some of the highest level security prisons in the world.
Each hour-long episode captures a world where every day constitutes a fight for survival. On the surface, prison life is built on order and discipline. The prison guard shifts run like clockwork, as they closely monitor the inmates, and escort them back and forth from their cells.
However, underneath this routine is a seedy underworld. Prisons covered include Alaska's fiery Spring Creek Correctional Centre, renowned for being the state's most treacherous lock-up, and the Pendleton high security Correctional Facility.
True CSI 3
Premiere date: Thursday, 7 October 2010 at 10h45
A new season of the series that reveals the process that police investigators undertake to bring justice to the victim of a serious offence. Sometimes crimes that often seem predictable and straightforward can conceal a horrific truth.
The series includes re-enactments, including recreated police interrogations, interviews with key investigators and statements from key witnesses, help to unravel complex stories ridden with mystery.
Each episode explores the different scenarios of how the crime could have taken place from various points of view, until an unusual or unexpected twist reveals the truth.
Stephen Hawking's Universe
Premiere date: Wednesday, 13 October 2010 at 20h00
Hosted by Stephen Hawkings, this series uses cutting-edge effects, digitally enhanced NASA footage and live action combine to bring Hawking's vision of the universe to the screen for the first time.
The series gives a look through the mind's eye of one of the finest brains on the planet.
Science Of The Movies
Premiere date: Wednesday, 20 October 2010 at 20h00
A new series that explores the scientific world that exists behind the movie screen. Hosted by self-proclaimed 'movie geek' Nar Williams, the series introduces visionary artists of the industry and investigates the innovative technology in blockbuster films.
Included in the series: motion capture film techniques, interviews with award-winning artists, state-of-the-art cameras and the creation of 3D worlds.
Discovery Channel is on DStv, Channel 121