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Ocean Giants

Episode 3: Voices of the Sea

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series about the intelligence of dolphins and whales. This part looks at how the sea mammals make sounds to catch food, and sing for music's own sake. Show more

Contributors

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

Ocean Giants

Episode 2: Deep Thinkers

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary focusing on the intelligence of whales and dolphins. Professor Denise Herzing attempts to find out how close their minds are to those of humans. Show more

Contributors

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

Ocean Giants

Episode 1: Giant Lives

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series about whales and dolphins. Explore the ocean's largest creatures - humpback whales, 200-ton feeding blue whales and southern right whales with one-ton testicles. Show more

Contributors

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

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

Planet Earth

Episode 9: Shallow Seas

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Documentary series celebrating our planet. David Attenborough narrates the journey of a humpback whale and calf as they cross the richest seas that fringe our coasts. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 6 months

A journey from Borneo's rich coral reefs, through lush jungles to its mountainous heart, revealing why this island is home to a greater variety of life than almost any other. Show more

Planet Earth

Episode 3: Fresh Water

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Documentary series which celebrates earth in all its glory. This edition follows the descent of the planet's mightiest rivers from their mountain sources to the sea. Show more

Blue Planet II

Series 1

Episode 2: The Deep

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Available for years

The wildlife documentary series narrated by David Attenborough goes on groundbreaking journey to the deepest parts of the oceans. Show more

Blue Planet II

Series 1

Episode 3: Coral Reefs

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Available for years

The wildlife documentary series narrated by David Attenborough reveals the ingenious ways life exists in the undersea cities of tropical reefs. Show more

Blue Planet II

Series 1

Episode 4: Big Blue

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for years

The wildlife documentary series narrated by David Attenborough explores a vast ocean desert where sperm whales must dive 1,000 metres just to feed. Show more

Blue Planet II

Series 1

Episode 5: Green Seas

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

The wildlife series narrated by David Attenborough explores the planet's green seas. From enchanted forests to undersea prairies, they teem with life. Show more

Blue Planet II

Series 1

Episode 6: Coasts

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for years

The wildlife series narrated by David Attenborough explores the planet's coasts. They are the most changeable of the ocean worlds, but they offer great riches. Show more

Blue Planet II

Series 1

Episode 7: Our Blue Planet

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

David Attenborough explores the issues behind the series' most spectacular stories and examines the future of the planet. Show more

Blue Planet II

Series 1

Episode 1: One Ocean

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One North West

Available for years

Wildlife documentary series presented by David Attenborough, revealing new worlds and animal behaviours throughout the planet's oceans. 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

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Documentary revealing the inner alchemy that gives four hunters - falcon, shark, cheetah and crocodile - the edge, from the moment they detect their prey through to the vital kill. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
John Simm
Producer:
Mark Brownlow
Director:
Mark Brownlow
Executive Producer:
Sara Ford

Hidden Kingdoms

Episode 2: Secret Forests

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Nature series on tiny wildlife. A chipmunk faces rivals and predators, while a juvenile tree shrew, forced into the jungle, has to find food and escape a python. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Stephen Fry
Producer:
Verity White
Series Producer:
Mark Brownlow
Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton

Hidden Kingdoms

Episode 1: Under Open Skies

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Nature documentary looking at wildlife from the perspective of tiny creatures - a baby African elephant shrew and an American grasshopper mouse. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Stephen Fry
Producer:
Simon Bell
Series Producer:
Mark Brownlow
Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton

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

Hidden Kingdoms

Episode 3: Urban Jungles

Duration: 58 minutes

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

A look at wildlife from the perspective of tiny creatures. A young marmoset confronts the dangers of Rio's streets, and a rhinoceros beetle seeks sanctuary in Tokyo. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Stephen Fry
Producer:
Gavin Maxwell
Series Producer:
Mark Brownlow
Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton