An Inspiring Tale of Motherhood and Family
An inspiring tale about motherhood and family, as we follow a cheetah family’s journey through the African plains.
Thursday 8pm NATURE: THE CHEETAH CHILDREN – Documentary
For nearly two years in the forested hills of Zimbabwe, wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter shadowed a wild cheetah family on foot, to reveal in intimate detail the cubs' remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother's dedication in raising them.
Life on the African plains is a constant struggle, and for a single mother rearing her offspring, the odds seem to be stacked against them. This is an inspiring tale about motherhood and family, as we follow a cheetah family on the grasslands through the eyes of conservationist and cameraman Kim Wolhuter. The mother is completely on her own, protecting her five newborn cubs and teaching them how to hunt some of the continent’s fastest game. Watch as the inquisitive cubs explore the world around them and discover their place in the forests of Zimbabwe. Over time, two sister cubs survive and develop into brave and successful predators ensuring their species will give birth to another generation.
9pm ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History - Documentary - This series chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.
A Ken Burns series, the film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world.
THE FIRE OF LIFE (1910-1919)
With his election to the New York State Senate in 1910, Franklin D Roosevelt sets out to make a name for himself in Albany, much as Theodore Roosevelt had done 29 years earlier. He joins forces with reform-minded Democrats to fight against the powerful bosses of their own party and battles for state government and labour reforms.