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Zero Hour is a Canadian and British documentary series from 2004. Over the course of its three seasons and sixteen episodes, each of which were forty five to fifty minutes long, each episode of Zero Hour covered a particular terrorist attack or other man-made tragedy. This coverage included the initial build up to the event, such as the Chernobyl Disaster of 1986, and the end result of the tragedy. Due to the nature of such a program, specific episodes would be edited for content when airing on a given cable channel.

An example of such censorship within the first season is the cutting of a few scenes during the coverage of the Columbine High School Massacre due to footage which contained excessive violence, profanity and racial epithets. Other episodes from the first season, which only consists of four episodes, focused on the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11, and the coordinated sarin gas attack in Tokyo's subway system during the 1980s.

The second season was expanded to a six episode run and highlighted the bombing of two nightclubs in Bali, Indonesia, the bombing of an Oklahoma City federal building by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the sinking of the MS Estonia cruise ferry, the downfall of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, the capture of Saddam Hussein by American military forces, the Grey Wolves' 1981 plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II. The third season kept the same episode count as the second but covered the British Army's Operation Barras, the disintegrating re-entry of the Space Shuttle Columbia, the Nepalese royal massacre carried out by Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah, the 1997 Peruvian hostage crisis by the T

3 Seasons, 25 Episodes - Canceled/Ending
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  • Shoot-Out in Marseilles chronicles the final sixty minutes of a two-day stand-off between Algerian hijackers and France's counter terrorist unit. Air France flight 8969 had first been hijacked in Algiers and was then permitted by Algerian authorities to fly to Marseilles.

  • Zero Hour 3: Falling Star counts down the final hour of one of the most catastrophic events in the history of space aviation when the space shuttle Columbia, the most advanced vehicle ever built, disintegrates in a fireball in the sky over Texas. A story about the loss of seven lives on a mission that was doomed from the start, Zero Hour.

  • On April 22 1997 in Lima Peru, a deadly game is in play for the lives of 72 men, held hostage for 126 days by a revolutionary guerrilla movement at the Japanese Ambassador's residence. On one side of the siege is Nestor Cerpa Cartolini, a revolutionary and desperate man willing to kill for the woman he loves; on the other side a ruthless and corrupt political czar, Vladimiro Montesinos.

  • As six British soldiers sit imprisoned in a hut in the jungles of Sierra Leone, their captors - a heavily-armed militia group known as the West Side Boys - are mostly sleeping. But unknown to either group, an audacious SAS rescue mission is moments away. Zero Hour arrives as 5 helicopters carrying more than 120 paratroopers appear over the horizon.

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