Daredevils

Tuesday, October 20 on 4

The Flying Car follows young inventor Gilo Cardozo as he risks his neck testing his latest invention: the world’s first practical flying car. Along with seasoned adventurer and former SAS soldier Neil Laughton, he plans to drive and fly from London to Timbuktu. Not only has their practical flying car not been tested to any height, the Civil Aviation Authority has decided not to allow them to fly anywhere in British skies; and so they must resort to using the Channel ferry to get them started. How on earth will they cross the Straits of Gibraltar, or the vast expanse of the Sahara desert?

Monday, October 12 on 4

Alain Robert is arguably the most daring climber the world has ever seen. Known to the world as “The Human Spider”, Alain’s attempts to “free climb” up the outside of some of the world’s tallest buildings and structures without any safety equipment have earned him a reputation as one of the world’s greatest daredevils. This film follows Alain over the last two years and brings his story up to date with new material revealing his assault in September 2009 on the one building that he has eluded him time and again: Malaysia’s Petronas Towers.

Monday, October 5 on 4

Dean Potter is the only person in the world who does extreme slacklining. This hair-raising variation of tightrope-walking sees Dean high up in the sky, crossing a bouncy stretch of rope that is only one inch wide, without using a pole for balance, or any kind of safety harness. Dean has walked across some of the world’s most breathtaking canyons suspended hundreds of feet above the ground. At each attempt he is fully aware that one slip could see him plunge to his death. This nail-biting film follows Dean as he makes ready for his bid to complete the longest high-line crossing ever.

Monday, September 14 on 4

Proximity-wingsuit flying involves donning a state-of-the-art winged suit, jumping out of a helicopter or off a cliff and flying terrifyingly close to some of the world’s most dangerous mountain faces, before pulling a parachute at the very last minute. It is extremely dangerous. Jeb Corliss has a self-confessed death wish. The thrill he gets from leaping from the world’s highest buildings and mountains is the only way to free himself from his dark moods and suicidal tendencies: But his Matterhorn dare proves far from straightforward. Especially as Jeb could be facing a year in prison.

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