Tonight: Secrets of the Fifth Estate, Nature of Things, The Liquidator

The Secrets of the fifth estate, CBC – 40th anniversary episode
When the fifth estate went on air in 1975 there was nothing like it on Canadian TV. On the night of September 16, 1975 Adrienne Clarkson signed on with a shocking story about a plane crash in the High Arctic called Death at 100 Below. It would set the tone for the next forty years. Since then, our teams have literally been everywhere on earth, shooting stories that have changed laws, brought criminals to justice, and set the wrongly-convicted free. Along the way you might say we’ve made many friends and a few enemies. On the occasion of our fortieth birthday, we thought it was time to investigate ourselves for a change – let you in on some of our adventures and misadventures over the years.

The Nature of Things, CBC – “Franklin’s Lost Ships”
Franklin’s Lost Ships presents an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most important undersea discoveries since the Titanic. In 1845 Sir John Franklin set off to find the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Franklin, his two ships and 129 men were never heard from again. And the fate of the expedition has become one of the greatest mysteries in the history of exploration. But does the discovery last summer of Franklin’s flagship Erebus mean the mystery has been solved? The documentary uses CGI, re-enactments and a good old-fashioned adventure yarn to lay out how Franklin’s expedition became the worst disaster in polar exploration history. It took scientific discipline, Inuit oral history and some luck to finally find the Erebus. But the story is far from over. Franklin’s Lost Ships reveals it’s only just begun.

The Liquidator, OLN – “Pimping Iron”
When Jeff enlists the help of a beautiful employee to woo a customer into buying an antique motorbike, will their plan work or will the customer walk? And when a former business owner wants too much for her designer wedding dresses, it looks like no deal for Jeff — until he calls in his mentor to buy the dresses.