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.