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Ocean Giants

Episode 1: Giant Lives

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 hours, 33 minutes

This episode explores the intimate details of the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet - the great whales. From the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean to the freezing seas of the Arctic, two daring underwater cameramen - Doug Allan, Planet Earth's polar specialist, and Didier Noirot, Cousteau's front-line cameraman - come face to face with fighting humpback whales and 200-ton feeding blue whales.

Teaming up with top whale scientists, Giant Lives discovers why southern right whales possess a pair of one-ton testicles, why the arctic bowhead can live to over 200 years old and why size truly matters in the world of whales. Show less

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sara Ford
Series Producer:
Mark Brownlow
Series Producer:
Phil Chapman
Narrator:
Stephen Fry

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