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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Weather controls the distribution of freshwater on Earth, which in turn shapes the lives of animals in diverse habitats around the globe.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. How do polar predators face the challenges of hunting in the Arctic? Show more
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
Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Revealing the strategies predators use to hunt for prey in the big blue. Show more