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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 3 months

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

Frozen Planet

The Epic Journey

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A Frozen Planet Christmas special that brings together the very best highlights of the series, taking viewers on a spectacular journey through the entire polar year. Show more

Contributors

Composer:
George Fenton
Composer:
George Fenton
Series Producer:
Vanessa Berlowitz
Series Producer:
Vanessa Berlowitz
Executive Producer:
Alastair Fothergill
Executive Producer:
Alastair Fothergill

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

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

Nature documentary about two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild and risk their lives for their offspring.

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

The Trials of Life

Episode 5: Finding the Way

Duration: 48 minutes

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

From an acute sense of smell to the use of electric fields and echolocation, David Attenborough looks at how creatures find their way around the earth. Show more

The Trials of Life

Episode 10: Talking to Strangers

Duration: 49 minutes

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

David Attenborough examines methods of communication in the animal kingdom, including screaming birds in the rainforest and amorous fish in San Francisco Bay. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes

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

Nature documentary that follows a troupe of macaque monkeys living in the Sri Lankan rainforest. We follow low-born female Maya, whose life changes when she has a baby. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes

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

Tim Allen narrates this Disney nature documentary following the story of a baby chimpanzee in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Show more

Life in the Freezer

The Bountiful Sea

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A natural history of Antarctica presented by David Attenborough. Looks at how the abundant wildlife survives some of the hardest conditions on the planet. Show more

Life in the Freezer

The Ice Retreats

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A natural history of Antarctica, presented by David Attenborough. In the spring, the thaw begins and animals like the humpback whale follow the retreating ice. Show more

The Blue Planet

Episode 7: Tidal Seas

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. As snails surf the waves in pursuit of a meal, how do the tides create opportunities for marine life? Show more

The Blue Planet

Episode 3: Open Ocean

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. The deadly game of hide-and-seek played by the sea's charismatic hunters - whales, shark and billfish. Show more

The Blue Planet

Episode 4: Frozen Seas

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

A natural history of the oceans. A look at the survival techniques of creatures that endure the harsh conditions of the Arctic and Antarctic. Show more

The Blue Planet

Episode 1: Introduction

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. We travel to the depths of the seas to reveal a spectacular variety of life, some never filmed before. Show more

The Blue Planet

Episode 8: Coasts

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans, examining how animals from in and around the sea use the constantly changing coastal areas. Show more

Planet Earth

Episode 3: Fresh Water

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 5 months

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

Planet Earth

Episode 6: Ice Worlds

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 5 months

Documentary series which celebrates earth in its natural glory. How the advance and retreat of the ice in the polar regions becomes a real challenge to the animals. Show more

Planet Earth

Episode 10: Seasonal Forests

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Documentary series which celebrates our planet in all its glory. David Attenborough reveals the greatest woodlands on earth, from the northern Taiga to Madagascar. Show more

Planet Earth

Episode 8: Jungles

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

David Attenborough's natural history series. This episode looks at the tropical rainforests, which are home to a staggering 50 per cent of the world's species. Show more