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A Perfect Planet

Series 1

Volcano

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 5 weeks

A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet’s molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.

Contributors

Director:
Huw Cordey
Editor:
Sam Rogers
Composer:
Ilan Eshkeri
Production Manager:
Jenni Collie
Series Producer:
Huw Cordey
Executive Producer:
Alastair Fothergill
Executive Producer:
Keith Scholey

The Life of Mammals

Episode 7: Return to the Water

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

David Attenborough continues his major documentary series with a look at marine mammals that have returned to the sea - from sea otters to the blue whale. Show more

South Pacific

Episode 6: Fragile Paradise

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A look at what is being done to preserve the South Pacific and its wildlife in the face of fishing fleets and other insidious threats to these bountiful seas. Show more

South Pacific

Episode 4: Ocean of Volcanoes

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series about the South Pacific islands. This edition looks at the birth, growth and death of an island, with images of an erupting underwater volcano. Show more

South Pacific

Episode 3: Endless Blue

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series on the South Pacific islands. Much of this blue wilderness is a marine desert, where sharks, whales and turtles must go to great lengths to survive. Show more

South Pacific

Episode 5: Strange Islands

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary looking at the fauna of the South Pacific islands. Why do animals perfectly adapted to island life often give up the ghost when new species arrive? Show more

A Perfect Planet

Series 1

The Sun

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 5 weeks

From the frozen poles to the searing deserts, this episode shows how animals have come up with strategies to survive the uneven amounts of sunlight that fall on our planet.

A Perfect Planet

Series 1

Weather

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 5 weeks

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater on Earth, which in turn shapes the lives of animals in diverse habitats around the globe.

Contributors

Series Producer:
Huw Cordey
Executive Producer:
Alastair Fothergill
Executive Producer:
Keith Scholey
Director:
Ed Charles
Production Manager:
Jenni Collie

A Perfect Planet

Series 1

Oceans

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 5 weeks

How Earth's five oceans connect to form the largest ecosystem on the planet, and how its network of currents supports the health of the seas and marine wildlife. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ed Charles
Series Producer:
Huw Cordey
Executive Producer:
Alastair Fothergill
Executive Producer:
Keith Scholey
Production Manager:
Jenni Collie

The Life of Mammals

Episode 6: Opportunists

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Documentary series. David Attenborough looks at omnivorous mammals, such as raccoons, bears, foxes and rats, that eat whatever is around at the time. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 8: Life in the Trees

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

David Attenborough continues his nature series. In this episode, he studies tree dwellers - mammals adapted to life at height, such as the hyrax and the tamandua. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 9: Social Climbers

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

David Attenborough looks at monkeys from around the world, including red howlers in Venezuela, capuchin monkeys in the Costa Rican swamps and guenons in west Africa. Show more

Planet Earth

Episode 5: Deserts - Short Version

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

David Attenborough looks at deserts around the world from Namibia to Chile, unravelling the secrets behind desert survival and revealing their ephemeral nature. Show more

South Pacific

Episode 2: Castaways

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series about the South Pacific islands. A look at how every one of the 20,000 islands was colonised by the Polynesians, and at the varied local fauna. Show more

South Pacific

Episode 1: Ocean of Islands

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary looking at the remote South Pacific islands, which are inhabited by some of the most curious and precarious examples of life found on Earth. Show more

Planet Earth

Episode 4: Caves

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Documentary series which celebrates earth in all its natural glory. This edition looks at caves, including Deer Cave in Borneo, a daytime retreat for five million bats. Show more

Planet Earth

Episode 5: Deserts

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

A look at deserts around the world, from Namibia to Atakama to Arizona, unravelling the secrets behind desert survival and revealing their ephemeral nature. Show more

The Hunt

Episode 2: In the Grip of the Seasons (Arctic)

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. How do polar predators face the challenges of hunting in the Arctic? Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Alastair Fothergill
Series Producer:
Huw Cordey
Producer:
Jonnie Hughes
Production Company:
Silverback Films Ltd

Series

The Hunt

The Hunt

Episode 3: Hide and Seek (Forests)

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Predators and their prey hunt and escape in the dense and complex world of the forest. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Alastair Fothergill
Series Producer:
Huw Cordey
Producer:
Jonnie Hughes
Production Company:
Silverback Films Ltd

Series

The Hunt

The Hunt

Episode 4: Hunger at Sea (Oceans)

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Revealing the strategies predators use to hunt for prey in the big blue. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Alastair Fothergill
Series Producer:
Huw Cordey
Producer:
Hugh Pearson
Production Company:
Silverback Films Ltd

Series

The Hunt