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Planet Earth

Episode 1: From Pole to Pole

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Available for 5 months

This episode journeys across the planet, from pole to pole, following the influence of the sun and discovering how its seasonal journey affects the lives of all who live on earth.

As spring arrives in the Arctic, a mother polar bear emerges from her den with two tiny cubs. At the other end of the planet, winter arrives and emperor penguins are plunged into darkness for four months, enduring the coldest temperatures on the planet.

From the Amur leopard in Russia to the birds of paradise in Papua New Guinea, no stone is left unturned to bring you the rarest and the weirdest creatures on earth. Show less

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