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Mystery of the Lost Island/Deadly Islands

6x60’ Episodes Produced by Silverback Films and Discovery International

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Renowned zoologist and behaviour expert Dave Salmoni is no stranger to adventure. Having trekked the globe to study predators in their natural environments, Dave combines all of his hands-on experience in his new landmark series, MYSTERY OF THE LOST ISLANDS/DEADLY ISLANDS. To make this series, Dave visits some of the world’s most remote islands to investigate how and why their native inhabitants have been so spectacularly successful at surviving — despite the harshest of conditions. In a unique approach that blends all of the blue chip qualities of a natural history documentary series with an investigative twist, audiences will follow Dave in the role of detective as he sets out to crack some of the last big secrets of these forgotten places. Dave’s skills will be tested to the limits as he lives alongside some of Mother Nature’s fiercest predators, all to solve the MYSTERY OF THE LOST ISLANDS/DEADLY ISLANDS.


Transmission Dates for UK
Episode Title Channel Date Time
Killer Whale Island DNE UK 01/05/2014 21:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Animal Planet UK 05/05/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE UK 08/05/2014 21:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Animal Planet UK 12/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNE UK 15/05/2014 21:00
Shark Island DNE Animal Planet UK 19/05/2014 20:00
Volcano Island DNE UK 22/05/2014 21:00
Volcano Island DNE Animal Planet UK 26/05/2014 20:00
Devil’s Island DNE UK 29/05/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNE UK 29/05/2014 23:00
Transmission Dates for Worldwide
Episode Name Channel Name Date Time
Volcano Island DNE Animal Planet Russia 09/04/2014 21:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Discovery Finland 13/04/2014 22:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Sweden 13/04/2014 22:00
Devil’s Island DNE Animal Planet Russia 16/04/2014 21:00
Shark Island DNE Central Europe 18/04/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNE Ani Planet Poland 20/04/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Discovery Finland 20/04/2014 22:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Sweden 20/04/2014 22:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Animal Planet Russia 23/04/2014 21:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Central Europe 25/04/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Ani Planet Poland 27/04/2014 20:00
Volcano Island DNE Discovery Finland 27/04/2014 22:00
Volcano Island DNE Sweden 27/04/2014 22:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Discovery Ireland 01/05/2014 21:00
Killer Whale Island DNE UK 01/05/2014 21:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Central Europe 02/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNE Denmark 03/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNA Ani Planet Australia NZ 04/05/2014 18:30
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Ani Planet Poland 04/05/2014 20:00
Devil’s Island DNE Discovery Finland 04/05/2014 22:00
Devil’s Island DNE Sweden 04/05/2014 22:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Animal Planet UK 05/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DLA Discovery Mexico 08/05/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Discovery Ireland 08/05/2014 21:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE UK 08/05/2014 21:00
Volcano Island DNE Central Europe 09/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNE Disc Spain and Portugal 09/05/2014 22:00
Shark Island DNE Discovery Portugal 09/05/2014 22:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Denmark 10/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DLA Discovery Latin 11/05/2014 22:30
Killer Whale Island DNA Ani Planet Australia NZ 11/05/2014 18:30
Volcano Island DNE Ani Planet Poland 11/05/2014 20:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Discovery Finland 11/05/2014 22:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Sweden 11/05/2014 22:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Animal Planet UK 12/05/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DLA Discovery Mexico 15/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNE Benelux 15/05/2014 21:00
Shark Island DNE Discovery Flanders 15/05/2014 21:00
Shark Island DNE Discovery Ireland 15/05/2014 21:00
Shark Island DNE UK 15/05/2014 21:00
Devil’s Island DNE Central Europe 16/05/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Disc Spain and Portugal 16/05/2014 22:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Discovery Portugal 16/05/2014 22:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Denmark 17/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DLA Discovery Brazil 18/05/2014 21:30
Killer Whale Island DLA Discovery Latin 18/05/2014 22:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNA Ani Planet Australia NZ 18/05/2014 18:30
Devil’s Island DNE Ani Planet Poland 18/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNE Hungary 18/05/2014 09:00
Shark Island DNE Poland 18/05/2014 09:00
Shark Island DNE Animal Planet UK 19/05/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DLA Discovery Mexico 22/05/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Benelux 22/05/2014 21:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Discovery Flanders 22/05/2014 21:00
Volcano Island DNE Discovery Ireland 22/05/2014 21:00
Volcano Island DNE UK 22/05/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Central Europe 23/05/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Disc Spain and Portugal 23/05/2014 22:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Discovery Portugal 23/05/2014 22:00
Volcano Island DNE Denmark 24/05/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DLA Discovery Brazil 25/05/2014 21:30
Volcano Island DNA Ani Planet Australia NZ 25/05/2014 18:30
Deadliest Moments DNE Ani Planet Poland 25/05/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Hungary 25/05/2014 09:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Poland 25/05/2014 09:00
Volcano Island DNE Animal Planet UK 26/05/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNA Discovery China Hotels 27/05/2014 21:00
Shark Island DNA Discovery Malaysia 27/05/2014 22:00
Shark Island DNA Discovery Philippines 27/05/2014 21:00
Shark Island DNA Discovery SE Asia 27/05/2014 21:00
Shark Island DNA Discovery Thailand 27/05/2014 20:00
Volcano Island DLA Discovery Mexico 29/05/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Benelux 29/05/2014 21:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Discovery Flanders 29/05/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Discovery Ireland 29/05/2014 23:00
Devil’s Island DNE Discovery Ireland 29/05/2014 21:00
Devil’s Island DNE UK 29/05/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNE UK 29/05/2014 23:00
Volcano Island DNE Disc Spain and Portugal 30/05/2014 22:00
Volcano Island DNE Discovery Portugal 30/05/2014 22:00
Devil’s Island DNE Denmark 31/05/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DLA Discovery Brazil 01/06/2014 21:30
Grizzly Bear Island DLA Discovery Latin 01/06/2014 21:00
Devil’s Island DNA Ani Planet Australia NZ 01/06/2014 18:30
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Hungary 01/06/2014 09:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Poland 01/06/2014 09:00
Shark Island DNA Discovery India 02/06/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNA Discovery Tamil 02/06/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DNA Discovery China Hotels 03/06/2014 21:00
Killer Whale Island DNA Discovery India 03/06/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DNA Discovery Malaysia 03/06/2014 22:00
Killer Whale Island DNA Discovery Philippines 03/06/2014 21:00
Killer Whale Island DNA Discovery SE Asia 03/06/2014 21:00
Killer Whale Island DNA Discovery Tamil 03/06/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DNA Discovery Thailand 03/06/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNA Discovery India 04/06/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNA Discovery Tamil 04/06/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNE Nordic 04/06/2014 22:30
Devil’s Island DLA Discovery Mexico 05/06/2014 20:00
Volcano Island DNA Discovery India 05/06/2014 20:00
Volcano Island DNA Discovery Tamil 05/06/2014 20:00
Volcano Island DNE Benelux 05/06/2014 21:00
Volcano Island DNE Discovery Flanders 05/06/2014 21:00
Devil’s Island DNA Discovery India 06/06/2014 20:00
Devil’s Island DNA Discovery Tamil 06/06/2014 20:00
Devil’s Island DNE Disc Spain and Portugal 06/06/2014 22:00
Devil’s Island DNE Discovery Portugal 06/06/2014 22:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Denmark 07/06/2014 20:00
Volcano Island DLA Discovery Brazil 08/06/2014 21:30
Volcano Island DLA Discovery Latin 08/06/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNA Ani Planet Australia NZ 08/06/2014 18:30
Shark Island DNA Discovery Taiwan 08/06/2014 21:00
Volcano Island DNE Hungary 08/06/2014 09:00
Volcano Island DNE Poland 08/06/2014 09:00
Deadliest Moments DNA Discovery India 09/06/2014 20:00
Deadliest Moments DNA Discovery Tamil 09/06/2014 20:00
Shark Island DNE Discovery Russia 09/06/2014 21:00
Shark Island DNE Discovery Ukraine 09/06/2014 21:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNA Discovery China Hotels 10/06/2014 21:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNA Discovery Malaysia 10/06/2014 22:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNA Discovery Philippines 10/06/2014 21:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNA Discovery SE Asia 10/06/2014 21:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNA Discovery Thailand 10/06/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Nordic 11/06/2014 22:30
Deadliest Moments DLA Discovery Mexico 12/06/2014 20:00
Devil’s Island DNE Benelux 12/06/2014 21:00
Devil’s Island DNE Discovery Flanders 12/06/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Disc Spain and Portugal 13/06/2014 22:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Discovery Portugal 13/06/2014 22:00
Devil’s Island DLA Discovery Brazil 15/06/2014 21:30
Devil’s Island DLA Discovery Latin 15/06/2014 21:00
Devil’s Island DNE Hungary 15/06/2014 09:00
Devil’s Island DNE Poland 15/06/2014 09:00
Volcano Island DNA Discovery China Hotels 17/06/2014 21:00
Volcano Island DNA Discovery Malaysia 17/06/2014 22:00
Volcano Island DNA Discovery Philippines 17/06/2014 21:00
Volcano Island DNA Discovery SE Asia 17/06/2014 21:00
Volcano Island DNA Discovery Thailand 17/06/2014 20:00
Killer Whale Island DNE Discovery Russia 17/06/2014 17:15
Killer Whale Island DNE Discovery Ukraine 17/06/2014 11:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Nordic 18/06/2014 22:30
Deadliest Moments DNE Benelux 19/06/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Discovery Flanders 19/06/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DLA Discovery Brazil 22/06/2014 21:30
Deadliest Moments DLA Discovery Latin 22/06/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Hungary 22/06/2014 09:00
Deadliest Moments DNE Poland 22/06/2014 09:00
Devil’s Island DNA Discovery China Hotels 24/06/2014 21:00
Devil’s Island DNA Discovery Malaysia 24/06/2014 22:00
Devil’s Island DNA Discovery Philippines 24/06/2014 21:00
Devil’s Island DNA Discovery SE Asia 24/06/2014 21:00
Devil’s Island DNA Discovery Thailand 24/06/2014 20:00
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Discovery Russia 24/06/2014 17:15
Grizzly Bear Island DNE Discovery Ukraine 24/06/2014 11:00
Volcano Island DNE Nordic 25/06/2014 22:30
Shark Island DNE Ani Planet Europe 26/06/2014 19:10
Shark Island DNE Ani Planet Nordic 26/06/2014 19:10
Shark Island DNE Animal Planet Turkey 26/06/2014 19:40
Shark Island DNE AP HD EMEA 26/06/2014 19:10
Deadliest Moments DNA Discovery China Hotels 01/07/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNA Discovery Malaysia 01/07/2014 22:00
Deadliest Moments DNA Discovery Philippines 01/07/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNA Discovery SE Asia 01/07/2014 21:00
Deadliest Moments DNA Discovery Thailand 01/07/2014 20:00
Volcano Island DNE Discovery Russia 01/07/2014 17:15
Volcano Island DNE Discovery Ukraine 01/07/2014 11:00
Devil’s Island DNE Nordic 02/07/2014 22:30
Deadliest Moments DNE Nordic 09/07/2014 22:30

Episodes

Shark Island
Dave Salmoni travels to a remote island in the heart of the South Pacific in search of answers to an animal mystery. Rangiroa should be an island paradise, but it has a frightening reputation as the shark capital of the world. There are thousands of deadly sharks here—blacktip reef sharks, tiger sharks, silvertips, grey reef sharks, great hammerheads. These top predators are normally found in small numbers, but here in the middle of an ocean often described as a marine desert, they seem to congregate in incredible numbers. Dave plans to find out how one island can support so many large sharks, and what’s drawing them here. In the process, he has some truly close encounters with these marine predators in the process.
Killer Whale Island
Dave Salmoni travels to a remote speck of land in the wild and stormy South Atlantic. Every year, thousands of elephant seals, sea lions and penguins flock to the Falklands to breed. But they’re pursued by the ocean’s greatest predator, the killer whales, who lay siege to the island. With the island fortress quickly becoming a prison, it becomes a gamble between life and death for the seals—one that, up until recently, they had survived through their sheer numbers. But lately, they have been disappearing at greater rates than normal…what else could be out there preying on them? Salmoni’s determined to find out.
Grizzly Island
Dave Salmoni journeys to a harsh, mountainous island off the coast of Alaska in the Northeast Pacific—home to the greatest concentration of grizzly bears on the planet. The grizzlies could easily ‘escape’ the island for more fertile pickings on the mainland—but choose not to. Dave sets out to find out how Admiralty can support so many of these huge bears, and in the process, is cornered by grizzlies, trapped inside his tent and amazed by what he sees on his camera traps. Can he understand Grizzly Island’s secret by shadowing its huge, deadly predators?
Volcano Island
Dave Salmoni ventures to Fernandina Island—a completely protected, uninhabited and actively volcanic island in the legendary Galapagos Archipelago. To access the island, Dave and the crew have to go through a rigorous quarantine process, all to track down some of the weirdest and toughest animals on the planet to find out how they survive in this hell on earth. Dave’s mission takes him into freezing waters with rare marine iguanas and flightless cormorants, before witnessing lightning-fast snakes on the hunt, which in in turn are being hunted by eagles. In this do-or-die island, life is always on a knife’s edge—and without permission to camp overnight, Dave is in a race against the clock each day to uncover its secrets. To reveal the incredible adaptations of the island’s unique survivors, it’s a battle against the freezing seas, scorching lava and time.
Devil’s Island
On one of the world’s most pristine rainforest islands, Dave Salmoni sets out to uncover a dark secret. Unspoiled and unexplored, Coiba is a shining green jewel off the coast of Panama— rich in trees, rare animals and flora—but it’s remained largely ignored by the locals and has never been plundered, settled or poached. But why? In perhaps his darkest mission yet, Dave journeys into the heart of Coiba in an attempt to uncover the secret behind stories of ghosts, torture, vampires and death that seem to haunt the island.
Making Of (Deadliest Moments)
MYSTERY OF THE LOST ISLANDS /DEADLY ISLANDS follows big predator specialist Dave Salmoni as he travels to some of the world’s most remote and hostile islands to answer extraordinary wildlife mysteries. In this episode, Dave reveals the extreme lengths to which he and his wildlife teams went to produce the series. They battled through many hardships, terrible weather and dangerous animal encounters—not to mention broken equipment and exhaustion. But somehow, despite the trials of the year-long filming schedule, Dave manages to retain his unique sense of humor, and passion for the animals and islands he is privileged to witness firsthand.

The Silverback team includes:

Executive Producer Keith Scholey
Series Producer Huw Cordey
Head of Production Jane Hamlin
Producers Adam Chapman, Ed Charles, Dan Huertas & Jonathan Smith
Directors Adrian MacFarlane, Graham Booth & Nick White
AP Ben Anderson
Production Manager Jenni Collie
Production
Co-ordinators
Rebecca Coombs & Tara Knowles
Sound Recordists Mike Kasic, Sean Millar & Zubin Sarosh
Cameramen Chris Openshaw, Denis Lagrange, Didier Noirot, John Shier, Matt Aeberhard, Paul Stewart, Richard Wollocombe, Robin Cox, Rolf Steinmann, Simon Wagen, Toby Strong & Tom Fitz
Editors Bobby Sheikh, Chris Godden, Dave Pearce, Martin Elsbury, Nick Carline & Sam Rogers
Technical Assistant Charlie Dyer
Technical Support Manager Dan Clamp
Researchers Lucy Wells & Libby Prins
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