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Natural World

2000-2001

Episode 1: Hippo Beach

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Stephen Fry narrates a documentary about hippos, one of Africa's most dangerous animals, which spend the majority of their lives in water yet are unable to swim. Show more

Wild China

Episode 2: Shangri-La

Duration: 59 minutes

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

In China's far south west, rich jungles nestle below towering peaks. Jewel-coloured birds and ancient tribes share forested valleys where wild elephants still roam. Show more

Wild China

Episode 5: Land of the Panda

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. China's heartland is the centre of a 5,000-year-old civilization and home to the giant panda, golden snub-nosed monkey and the golden takin. Show more

Wild China

Episode 1: Heart of the Dragon

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

The hills of Guilin and the fishermen of the Li River form the heart of this exploration of the rice-growing cultures and strange creatures of southern China. Show more

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

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Volcanic peaks soaring above the scorching plains of East Africa create cool islands of habitat where strange creatures have evolved in splendid isolation. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

The Great Rift Valley channels a huge diversity of waterways - rivers, lakes, waterfalls, caustic springs and coral seas - from Egypt to Mozambique. Show more

Wild China

Episode 6: Tides of Change

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Documentary series. A look at how tea-growing cultures, bird-filled wetlands and futuristic cities jostle along China's eastern seaboard in a battle for resources. Show more

Wild China

Episode 3: Tibet

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Series about the creatures that live in China's most beautiful landscapes. This episode looks at the remote Tibetan Plateau, home to chiru antelopes, wild yaks and bears. Show more

Wild China

Episode 4: Beyond the Great Wall

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

From tribes hunting with eagles to the baking deserts of central Asia, the extreme landscapes in northern China mean life is always on the edge. Show more

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Series exploring east Africa's Great Rift Valley. On the vast savannahs, grazers and predators struggle to outwit each other, forcing primates to develop social systems. Show more