Discovery Channel Gemstone Series

Hi Folks,

Some of you may recall my postings some two years ago now asking
Orchid members for and pointers to gem resources and gem
people in what was then the research phase of a seven part television
series on precious stone for the Candian Discovery Channel.

To recap a little, it is more than five years ago now since I first
originated and wrote up the concept. After undergoing the whole
catalogue of vicissitudes - submission, rejection with compliments,
modification, re-submission, conditional acceptance in pilot form,
funding difficulties, more re-submission - the outcome at the end of
the rainbow is a seven part series, shortly to be broadcast.

If you have access to the Canadian Discovery Channel, here are the
intended broadcast times:

Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 9:00pm: “Topaz of Brazil”

Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 9:00pm: “Green Fever: The Colombian

Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 9:00pm: “Synthesizing the Stone”

Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 9:00pm: “Treasure of the Outback”

Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 9:00pm: “The Gem of Life”

Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 9:00pm: “Birth of a Gem”

The series will air on Thursday nights at 9:00pm and will be
re-broadcast the following Fridays at 1:00am, 10:00am and 4:00pm and
on the following Mondays at 1:00pm. These are the latest dates given
to the producer by Discovery Channel and are subject to change
without notice. One episode, dealing with the rubies and sapphires of
Sri Lanka, was broadcast already earlier in the winter.

Hans Durstling
Moncton, Canada

BIG congratulations! I hope you are an “overnight success” (after 5
years of struggle.) Be sure to advise the list if it’s going to show
in the U.S. or be available on DVD. David Barzilay, Lord of the Rings

the outcome at the end of the rainbow is a seven part series,
shortly to be broadcast. 

Hello Hans!

Congratulations! How exciting!!! For those of us who don’t have
access to the Canadian Discovery Channel, do you know if there are
plans to export it to the U.S. market, or even better, will it be
made available on DVD or video tape?

I lieu of that, any Canadian or bordertown Americans who would be
willing to tape it for me? :wink:

All the best,

Hi everyone, Thanks to all who offered comments on my post about the
upcoming broadcast of the “Gemstones” series on the Canadian
Discovery Channel.

In particular, thanks to David Barzilay who, when I was in Los
Angeles, feeling my way around, looking for contacts and
introduced me to some key people who became important resources in
the production.

For those of you who asked will it be available on DVD/Video or will
it be broadcast in the US; I passed these questions on to the
Canadian Discovery Channel, who replied that this lay with the
producer. Essentially the D-C buys it from the producer for X number
of showings after that it’s the producer’s again.

I’d say it’s a fair bet that no thought has yet been given to
DVD/Video avilability. So I will raise the question with the
producer, and will report back. It will take about three weeks, and
probably more.

Hans Durstling

Yo! Me too. I would love to see this Gemstone Series. I went on
the web and searched the US Discovery Channel site and found no such
TV listing. I went onto the Canadian Discovery website and found no
such listing there either! Which means, I think, that if it were
to be shown in the US, it may not be listed any more than the
Canadian site lists theirs. Anyone else with info.

BTW I am new & have been lurking and enjoying myself immensely. I
hope to find something to contribute one day. TTFN

Debbie (Bad Girl Forge)

OK…I will keep my eye on the schedule of the Discovery channel
here in Canada… their web site is actually on EXN.CA. and do my best
to let you know when the program is on. If Mr. Durstling is lurking
somewhere, perhaps he could enlighten us all…

Does anyone know the actual name of the program/ documentary?

If those interested want to talk about this off Orchid, e-mail me
at @Linda_Whitaker1

Linda in B.C.