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Meet the Ancestors

Series 1

Episode 4: The Rose Garden Mystery

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Julian Richards investigates a coffin from Malmesbury Abbey. The body inside could have been a Saxon king or a monk who attempted to fly off a tower.

Secrets of our Living Planet

Episode 1: The Emerald Band

Duration: 1 hour

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

Global nature series with Chris Packham. The amazing web of life centred on the Brazil nut tree is revealed, including an agouti, an orchid and an unusual bee. Show more

Secrets of our Living Planet

Episode 2: The Secret of the Savannah

Duration: 1 hour

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

Global nature series. Chris Packham reveals how the world's spectacular grasslands flourish despite being short of one essential nutrient - nitrogen. Show more

Secrets of our Living Planet

Episode 3: The Magical Forest

Duration: 1 hour

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

Global nature series. Chris Packham looks at the miracle of the temperate forest: the destruction of its ecosystem in winter and its renewal in spring. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Alice Roberts discovers how humans left Africa to colonise the world. In Asia, she investigates how early hunter-gatherers survived in the Arctic region of northern Siberia. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Alice Roberts discovers how humans left Africa to colonise the world. In Europe, she investigates how our species coped with the rival Neanderthals and the Ice Age. Show more

The Incredible Human Journey

Episode 4: Australia

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Dr Alice Roberts discovers how humans left Africa to colonise the world. Here, she looks at our ancestors' seemingly impossible journey to Australia. Show more

The Incredible Human Journey

Episode 5: The Americas

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Alice Roberts investigates how humans may have reached North and South America, looking at routes across the Canadian ice sheet and from Australia across the Pacific. Show more

The Incredible Human Journey

Episode 1: Out of Africa

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world, and searches for clues in the Arabian Desert. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Egyptologist Elizabeth Frood takes us back a century to experience the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb exactly as it happened, all thanks to the colourisation of the original photos and film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Elizabeth Frood
Production Manager:
Rita Ribas
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson
Director:
Paul Bradshaw
Production Company:
Blakeway Productions

The Animal's Guide to Britain

Episode 1: Freshwater Animals

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Chris Packham presents the series that examines Britain from an animal's point of view. In the Highlands, Chris witnesses a fabulous fishing display by ospreys. Show more

The Animal's Guide to Britain

Episode 2: Grassland Animals

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Chris Packham presents the series that examines Britain from an animal's point of view. Chris burrows into the grassland to observe the eating habits of starlings. Show more

Earth's Greatest Spectacles

Episode 1: New England

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A look at some of earth's greatest spectacles. New England is the stage for an incredible colour change when the greens of summer give way to the golds of autumn. Show more

Earth's Greatest Spectacles

Episode 2: Svalbard

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A look at some of earth's greatest spectacles. Svalbard spends much of each year in complete darkness but when the sun reappears, the landscape turns into a rich tundra. Show more

Earth's Greatest Spectacles

Episode 3: Okavango

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

A look at some of earth's greatest spectacles. How a yearly flood creates the lush wetland of the Okavango Delta in the middle of the vast Kalahari Desert. Show more

Secrets of our Living Planet

Episode 4: Waterworlds

Duration: 1 hour

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

Global nature series. Chris Packham travels across the world, from Iceland to Brazil, to Bangladesh and the Maldives to reveal the secrets of our watery habitats. Show more

Wonders of the Monsoon

Episode 3: The Drought

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring the greatest weather system on earth. During the part of the year that the monsoon does not bring rain, the winds reverse, bringing dry air instead. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Colin Salmon
Producer:
Nick Lyon
Series Producer:
Paul Bradshaw
Executive Producer:
Chris Cole
Executive Producer:
James Honeyborne

Wonders of the Monsoon

Episode 5: People of the Monsoon

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring a world where life is shaped by monsoons. This episode examines the relationship between nature and the people of the monsoon. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Colin Salmon
Producer:
Jonathan Clay
Series Producer:
Paul Bradshaw
Executive Producer:
James Honeyborne
Executive Producer:
Chris Cole

Ice Age Giants

Episode 1: Land of the Sabre-tooth

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Professor Alice Roberts goes on the trail of the great beasts of the Ice Age, beginning in North America - the hunting ground of the sabre-toothed cat. Show more

Ice Age Giants

Episode 2: Land of the Cave-Bear

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Alice Roberts goes on the trail of the great beasts of the Ice Age. This time she visits Europe and Siberia, which were hit hardest by the cold. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Producer:
Tim Walker
Series Producer:
Paul Bradshaw