A tale of fascinating creatures 

Adventure beckons: Beverly and Dereck Joubert.The Last Lions’, an incredible true story of survival which has won accolades all over the world, will air on National Geographic Channel on February 14 at 6 pm.

Directed by the popular National Geographic explorers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the series is a part of the special ‘Big Cat’ week which will air on the channel between February 13 and 17.

From the lush wetlands of Africa’s Botswana region comes the suspense-filled tale of a determined lioness ready to try anything and willing to risk everything to keep her family alive.

Fleeing a raging fire and a rival pride headed by the dangerous cub-killing lioness Silver Eye, Ma di Tau and her fragile cubs must make their perilous escape by swimming a crocodile-infested river and fight a herd of fierce buffalo whose huge, slashing horns are among the most dangerous weapons in Africa.

Yet, even as Ma di Tau faces devastating loss and escalating perils, she becomes part
of a stunning turning point in the power dynamics, bringing together a competitive rival pride in a titanic primal bid to preserve the thing that matters most — the future of their bloodlines.

Dereck and Beverly Joubert are award-winning film-makers from Botswana who have been National Geographic Explorers for over four years. Their mission is the conservation and understanding of the large predators and key African wildlife species that determine the course of all conservation in Africa.

They have been filming, researching and exploring Africa for over 25 years.

The gripping real-life saga of unfolds inside a stark reality — that lions are vanishing from the wild.

In the last 50 years, lion population has plummeted from 4,50,000 to as few
as 20,000. Dereck and Beverly Joubert weave their dramatic storytelling and breath-taking, up-close footage around a resonating question — are Ma di Tau and her young to be among the last lions?

Or will we as humans, having seen how tough, courageous and poignant their lives in the wild are, be moved to make a difference?

Rich treasures

Discovery Turbo presents ‘Wrecks to Riches’ on February 14 at 9 pm. Barry White and his team at Barry’s Speed Shop tackle the challenging job of transforming past prime vehicles into treasures worthy of being listed in a collector car auction on the show. 

Murder in the air

Complex: From ‘Sherlock Holmes’.Sherlock Holmes’ airs on HBO on February 14 at 9 pm. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel Mcadams and Mark Strong. Renowned consulting detective Sherlock Holmes has a reputation for solving the most complex mysteries.

With the aid of his trusted ally Dr John Watson, Sherlock is unequaled in his pursuit of criminals, relying on his singular powers of observation, his remarkable deductive skills — and the blunt force of his fists. But now a threat unlike anything Sherlock has ever confronted threatens London and it’s just the challenge he’s looking for.

After a string of brutal, ritualistic murders, the duo arrives just in time to save the latest victim and uncover the killer, the unrepentant Lord Blackwood. Before his hanging, Lord Blackwood warns Sherlock that death has no power over him.

When Lord Blackwood’s apparent resurrection and latest deadly plot panic London and confound Scotland Yard, Sherlock and Dr Watson plunge into a world of the dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic is sometimes the best crime-fighting weapon.