Tonight sees a Goodfella on the lam, and more of highlights from NGC and Nat Geo WILD programs this week.
Also announced, the launch of Locked Up Abroad iPhone/iPad app!
Locked Up Abroad: The Real Goodfella Wednesday, June 8 at 10PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel
“The wise guys had a certain code of ethics that they had to follow. Drugs was like the big no-no. There was only two outcomes: either death or incarceration for the rest of your natural life. Drugs was my downfall ... it’s a scourge and a curse and it almost cost me my life.” – Henry Hill
Henry Hill, the inspiration for classic movie “Goodfellas,” tells the complete true story of his rise and fall in the New York mob and the details of his life not included in Martin Scorsese’s film.
After becoming a gangster in his teens, Henry had it all: money, cars, women and respect. But when he was busted dealing dope against the orders of his boss, he turned from an invincible wiseguy into a mafia snitch with a price on his head. In witness protection, Henry couldn’t stay away from the drugs. When he was once again caught dealing, he was locked up one more time — this time in Terminal Island Penitentiary, California.
After seven years on the run, Henry’s nightmare resurfaces: mobsters wanted him whacked. Video “Henry Hill Speaks” –
Never before seen interview footage with the real Goodfella, Henry Hill.
Video “Living the Prison Dream” – Henry Hill enters his new life in prison, only to discover the many perks to being a Goodfella behind bars.
Also, NGC has launched a new iPhone/iPad app for Locked Up Abroad.
You can find exclusive behind-the-scenes video, interactive map, quizzes, as well as ways to interact with other Locked Up Abroad fans: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locked-up-abroad/id439388043# New episodes of Locked Up Abroad continues on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT.
TABOO: FORBIDDEN LOVE Sunday, June 12 at 9PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel
Love can come in many different — and bizarre — forms. In Washington State, we meet a man with “objectum sexual,” who has an emotional, romantic and often sexual attraction to his car, named Vanilla.
In Germany, we’ll introduce you to the founder of the Objectum Sexual International Forum, who is in a loving relationship with the Berlin Wall. And we’ll meet a married couple in California whose concept of monogamy has an odd twist — she works as a professional sex surrogate who has slept with more than 900 men.
Berlin, Germany: Erika Eiffel is spokeperson and founder of the on-line Objectum Sexual Internationale Forum. She has chosen a very public icon to be the object of her affections. Erika is in a loving relationship with the Berlin Wall. (Photo Credit: © Beyond Productions/ Tim Alewood) Video “In Love with the Berlin Wall” – Meet an objectum sexual who feels a strong love for the Berlin Wall.
Yelm, Washington: Edward rubbing and kissing his Volkswagen Beetle, Vanilla, whom he loves. (Photo Credit: © Beyond Productions/ Jeremy Adair) Shane Untamed video play list: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/nat-geo-wild/shows-1/shane-untamed/ Shane Untamed:
Swamp Beasts Saturday, June 11 at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD
Florida native Shane O kicks off his untamed adventures close to home in the world-famous Everglades. The Everglades are the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, and Shane O will travel from one end to the other, encountering its most deadly, invasive and endangered species.
He will face snakes, alligators, crocodiles and possibly even a Skunk Ape — the hairy, bipedal mammal that is rumored to live in the Everglades — in order to encounter the “mermaids” of Florida, better known today as the manatee. Whether he treks by airboat, paddleboard, helicopter and of course by foot, no marsh is too big or mosquito too pesky to keep Shane O away from this homegrown adventure.
Shane Untamed: Ghosts of Madagascar Saturday, June 11 at 10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD
Shane O’s next stop is the island of Madagascar. Many people here are superstitious and spiritual, with a rich tradition of legends, tales and fables that romanticize the region’s harsh topography and exotic creatures. In reality, the country struggles to protect its dwindling natural resources.
Already, more than 90 percent of the original forests have been destroyed. The most remote and uninvestigated parts of these remaining forests are Shane’s destination. His ultimate goal: to enter these sacred places, see what’s there and understand why the forests are “forbidden” to foreigners. In doing so, he will document the adventure and wildlife that can be found in this country, along with the dire and persistent need for conservation. Video “Shane’s Cliffhanger” – Shane climbs the massive limestone spiny formations that make up the Tsingy in Madagascar.
The Whale That Ate Jaws on NGC FRIDAY at 10P et/pt
Examines an incident in which a great white shark was attacked and eaten by a killer whale off California, we reveal a whole new side to two of the largest carnivores on Earth. In 1997, just off the Farallon Islands, a group of whale watchers watch an Orca prey upon a great white shark.
Shark Men: Renegade Shark - NEW - SATURDAY at 10P et/pt
The Shark Men continue searching by air and sea in the Sea of Cortez for a missing great white named Amy who they believe is pregnant and has come there to give birth.