TV Tango Search


|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert

Missing Dial

Missing Dial

Photo Credit:  National Geographic Channels
  • Premiered: 
    May 22, 2016
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: Nat Geo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
  • Tags:

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

No DVDs Available
(That We Know Of)
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
(That We Know Of)

Plot Synopsis

MISSING DIAL is a six-part series that follows a covert investigation into the disappearance of 27-year-old experienced outdoorsman Cody Dial, who embarked on an expedition through the Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica in July 2014. But Cody never emerged from this rain forest known for its illegal gold-mining and illicit activity. Did he get lost? Did he get hurt? Or, did something far more sinister happen? Cody's parents, Roman and Peggy Dial, have repeatedly contacted the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, begging for help, and they have spent months searching the region on their own with few results. Now they've returned to Costa Rica, and this time, with a team of highly trained independent investigators and a camera crew in tow. No stone is left unturned in the search for Cody. Roman, along with a former DEA special agent and a retired United States Air Force pararescue jumper/wilderness expert spent nearly eight months in Costa Rica. There, they interviewed every witness, interrogated every suspect and trekked deep into the jungle in pursuit of new leads. This series pushes further and digs deeper into the mystery, retracing Cody's last-known whereabouts and using hidden cameras and fake identities to uncover a web of lies, surprising clues and a shocking plot twist that rivals that of a blockbuster movie. For this investigation, Roman and Peggy are joined by: Kenneth Fornier, a retired USAF pararescue jumper and highly skilled wilderness expert in search, rescue and recovery, who is known for infiltrating dangerous environments, dealing with local populations and building networks of information to achieve results; and Carson Ulrich, a former DEA special agent, who has worked in Central America for the past two decades and knows all the players on the ground, as this is his area of operation.
On Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, Nat Geo premiered "The Confrontation," the finale of MISSING DIAL. The investigation comes to a head when Pata de Lora must confront those he accused of killing Cody Roman Dial. Just as the team is about to get some form of closure, they're thrown a curveball as new information is brought to light, leading to a startling conclusion.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by This Is Just a Test Productions


  • - Costa Rica