This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Discovery on Sunday, August 18 2019

06:00Mighty Planes Orbis. Join the crew of the world's only flying eye hospital, the Orbis, as they travel around the globe, offering patients in developing countries precious sight-saving treatments. S1, Ep1 
07:00Mighty Planes Martin Mars. Fly with the crew of the Martin Mars water bomber, the world's biggest seaplane, as they fight the wildfires that threaten to destroy vast swathes of Mexican wilderness. S1, Ep2 
08:00Mighty Planes Hercules LC-130 'Skibird'. Fly with the 'Skibirds' as they transport teams of scientists out of remote camps in Greenland and Antarctica before the vicious winter storms hit. S1, Ep3 
09:00Mighty Planes Antonov 124. Fly with the Antonov 124, one of the world's largest cargo planes, on her latest mission to transport a massive turbine from Germany to Chile safely and on time. S1, Ep4 
10:00Mighty Planes Airbus A380. Lufthansa's new airbus, the world's first full double-decker passenger plane, makes its debut commercial flight from Frankfort to San Francisco: will it be a success? S1, Ep5 
11:00Mighty Planes C5-M Super Galaxy. Join the crew of the C-5 Galaxy, the biggest and most powerful plane in the U.S. Air Force fleet, as they embark on a perilous mission into war torn Afghanistan. S1, Ep6 
12:00Wings Of War Bombers. The bombers of WWII were engineering marvels. From the bouncing bomb used in the Dambusters' mission to the B-52's first flight, what was their impact on aerial combat? S1, Ep1 
13:00Wings Of War Bandits, Secrets & Spies. With the raising of the Iron Curtain, intelligence from within the Soviet Union was hard to come by. How did high-altitude spy planes overcome this problem? S1, Ep2 
14:00Wings Of War Fight For The Skies. In the early 20th Century there was an arms race to develop military airplanes. With the advent of WWI, the British and Germans experimented with air combat. S1, Ep3 
15:00Wings Of War The Battle Of Britain. A pivotal moment in WWII was the first ever major air battle. Hundreds of German and Allied planes fought for domination of the skies over southern England. S1, Ep4 
16:00Wings Of War The Jet Engine. The development of the jet engine was a huge advancement that dramatically increased the speed and altitude at which airplanes flew. How did it change air combat? S1, Ep5 
17:00Wings Of War Naval Aviation. Air power is very important in war but requires infrastructure such as airfields that limit where it can be used. How did naval solutions help overcome this problem? S1, Ep6 
18:00Outback Truckers Kurt loses his way hauling a hut across Australia, while Johnny drags a stack of steel and a dust cloud up a horror desert track. S4, Ep3 
19:00Mega Rigs North Sea Mining. Explore methods of extracting natural gas and join scientists as they test a process called fracking that releases gas by cracking open rock deep beneath the sea. S1, Ep2 
20:00Make It To The Moon: The... ...Unsung Heroes Of Apollo. NASA recruited four teams of young unknowns to pioneer the technology that enabled the historic moon landing in 1969. How did they achieve it? S1, Ep2 
21:00New: UFOs: The Lost Evidence UFOs And The Presidents FDR To JFK. Investigators reveal the secret history of US presidents and their knowledge of UFOs. Do they know more than we think and what are they hiding? S2, Ep2 
22:00New: Contact Declassified Breakthrough. The team identifies a pattern of non-terrestrial sounds and odd sightings centred around an earthquake. Could some earthquakes be related to UFO activity? S1, Ep2 
23:00New: Alien Highway UFO Terror. A Missouri man who claims UFOs are stalking him contacts Chuck and the team for help. Their investigation uncovers a dark secret which may explain this reported activity. S1, Ep2 
00:00UFOs: The Lost Evidence UFOs And The Presidents FDR To JFK. Investigators reveal the secret history of US presidents and their knowledge of UFOs. Do they know more than we think and what are they hiding? S2, Ep2 
01:00Supertruckers Matt, Arran and Paul move a giant crane bound for a wind turbine factory over icy roads. Plus, Simon and Sam attempt to move a demolition excavator but are halted by road works. S3, Ep7 
02:00Bitchin' Rides Fiberglass, Fiberglass And More Fiberglass. One of Dave's favourite designs is the Mercedes Gul-Wing, and a client has a kit version. But it has many flaws which need addressed. S5, Ep6 
03:00Alien Highway UFO Terror. A Missouri man who claims UFOs are stalking him contacts Chuck and the team for help. Their investigation uncovers a dark secret which may explain this reported activity. S1, Ep2 
03:50Contact Declassified Breakthrough. The team identifies a pattern of non-terrestrial sounds and odd sightings centred around an earthquake. Could some earthquakes be related to UFO activity? S1, Ep2 
04:40American Chopper Strikes And Reverse Trikes. Senior and his team struggle to deliver a vintage-style bike on time. Junior deals with the complicated assembly of the Martin Guitar reverse trike. S2, Ep6 
05:30How It's Made More everyday items go under the microscope. How are objects including calissons and diving watercrafts made? S25, Ep6 
06:00Outback Truckers Deep in cattle country, Anthony and Danielle have an urgent water-drilling job to replace a collapsed well. Plus, a cross country convoy of drag racing cars is off to Perth. S5, Ep7