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Human Planet

Episode 6: Grasslands - Roots of Power

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary featuring the remarkable people who live in the world's grasslands, exploring their relationship with the natural world around them. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
John Hurt
Series Producer:
Dale Templar
Executive Producer:
Brian Leith

Extraordinary Rituals

Series 1

Episode 2: Great Gatherings

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary. Massive rituals bring thousands of people together, from a spectacular ancient battle in Indonesia to a modern ceremony in the desert at Burning Man. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Simon Reeve
Executive Producer:
Lucy Carter
Series Producer:
Tuppence Stone
Production Manager:
Bronwen Thomas

Extraordinary Rituals

Series 1

Episode 3: Changing World

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. This final episode looks at how rituals adapt in our changing world. How do ancient ceremonies stay relevant and how do they change? Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Simon Reeve
Executive Producer:
Lucy Carter
Series Producer:
Tuppence Stone
Production Manager:
Bronwen Thomas

Extraordinary Rituals

Series 1

Circle of Life

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

A look at the world's most spectacular and extreme rituals. This episode looks at the way different cultures mark life events on the journey from cradle to grave. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Simon Reeve
Executive Producer:
Lucy Carter
Series Producer:
Tuppence Stone
Production Manager:
Bronwen Thomas

Genres

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Documentary series delving into a rarely seen South American wilderness. Discover the secret lives of pumas and hummingbirds and soar with condors over glacial peaks. Show more

Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise

Episode 2: Heat and Dust

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 2 months

Documentary series delving into the South American wilderness. This episode discovers the weird world of maras, desert-dwelling penguins and guanacos. Show more

Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise

Episode 3: Life on the Edge

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series delving into the South American wilderness. The story of an awe-inspiring coastline 4,000 miles long. These shores are not for the faint-hearted. Show more

Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero

Episode 1: Wallace in Borneo

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Bill Bailey retraces the steps of his hero, naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, to understand how he came up with the theory of evolution independently of Darwin. Show more

Human Planet

Episode 2: Deserts - Life in the Furnace

Duration: 1 hour

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

A look at how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges - and ingenious solutions - for millions of people in the driest places on Earth. Show more

Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero

Episode 2: Wallace in the Spice Islands

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Comedian Bill Bailey ventures to Indonesia's Spice Islands to better understand how Victorian naturalist Alfred Wallace cracked evolution. Show more

Wild

Watching the Wild

Episode 1: Cornish Seals

Duration: 9 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Nature documentary. Intrepid paddler, Stephen Westcott, explores sea caves near Lands End in his search for hidden seal pups.

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Three-part series examining the harsh elements of the Alaskan wilderness. Here, a look at the tough and resourceful characters that face up to the challenges of winter. Show more