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Voyages of Discovery

Circumnavigation

Duration: 1 hour

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

Paul Rose reveals the story behind the first ever circumnavigation of the world, when Magellan set out 500 years ago to find the westward route to the Spice Islands. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Producer:
Chris Bould
Director:
Chris Bould
Series Producer:
Jeremy Philips

Oceans

Episode 1: Sea of Cortez

Duration: 1 hour

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

The team discovers how a unique ocean paradise off the coast of California, home to the greatest variety of whales and dolphins in the world, is under threat. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Presenter:
Lucy Blue
Presenter:
Tooni Mahto
Director:
Matthew Gyves
Producer:
Matthew Gyves
Executive Producer:
Anne Laking
Series Producer:
Helen Thomas

Series

Oceans

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & Cumbria

How are plastics killing wildlife off the North East coast? Why are Cumbrian farmers heading for new pastures? And why footballing crowds are more interesting than footballers. Show more

Oceans

Episode 7: Mediterranean Sea

Duration: 59 minutes

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

An exploration of the profound effect that humankind is having on the Mediterranean Sea. The team dives the remains of a Roman shipwreck and hunt for sharks. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Presenter:
Lucy Blue
Presenter:
Tooni Mahto
Producer:
Hannah Robson
Director:
Penny Allen
Executive Producer:
Anne Laking
Series Producer:
Helen Thomas

Series

Oceans

Voyages of Discovery

The Making of Captain Cook

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Paul Rose tells the true story of an eventful voyage as he explores how Captain James Cook's discoveries changed the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Series Producer:
Jeremy Philips
Series Producer:
Jeremy Philips

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Paul Rose tells the story of Fridjtof Nansen who, in 1892, announced a daring plan to be first to the North Pole and who became the forefather of polar exploration. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Producer:
Mike Slee
Director:
Mike Slee
Series Producer:
Jeremy Philips

Voyages of Discovery

The Figure of the Earth

Duration: 1 hour

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

Paul Rose tells the story of three Frenchmen's 18th-century scientific mission to Ecuador to settle an international row by measuring the planet's shape. Show more

Voyages of Discovery

Hanging by a Thread

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Paul Rose tells the story of the USS Squalus, stranded on the bottom of the Atlantic in 1937 and the first time anyone had been saved from a stricken submarine. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Producer:
Sean Smith
Director:
Sean Smith
Series Producer:
Jeremy Philips

Oceans

Episode 8: Arctic Ocean

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary. The team dives into one of the world's most hostile environments, beneath the polar ice cap, to explore how the ice is shrinking and how this may affect the climate. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Presenter:
Lucy Blue
Presenter:
Tooni Mahto
Director:
Penny Allen
Director:
Daniel Barry
Executive Producer:
Anne Laking
Series Producer:
Helen Thomas

Series

Oceans

Oceans

Episode 4: Atlantic Ocean

Duration: 1 hour

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

The team makes a dangerous dive into a 'black hole' in the Atlantic Ocean to discover how different earth's earliest oceans were 3.5 billion years ago. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Presenter:
Lucy Blue
Presenter:
Tooni Mahto
Director:
Penny Allen
Producer:
Matthew Gyves
Series Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Anne Laking

Series

Oceans

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

How one leading supermarket's special offers are not quite what they seem. Plus the hidden archaeological gems in the Yorkshire Wolds and how to find gold in Scunthorpe. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Charting the return of explorer Frank Wild's newly discovered remains back to Antarctica, where they will be laid to rest beside those of his beloved boss, Ernest Shackleton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Producer:
Paul Greenan
Executive Producer:
Nicola Addyman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Series about Britain's first national trail. Paul Rose's journey along the Pennine Way takes him to the village of Malham in the Dales, where the trail was inaugurated in 1965. Show more

BBC Proms

2011

Human Planet

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Nitin Sawnhey's music for the BBC One Human Planet series is performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Charles Hazlewood, with specially edited visuals from the series. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Producer:
Rhodri Huw
Executive Producer:
Paul Bullock

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Series about Britain's first national trail. Paul Rose heads into Northumberland on the final stage of his journey and makes a remarkable discovery at the Roman dig at Vindolanda. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Paul Rose explores the 79 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, arguably Britain's least well-known national walking trail, starting at the Humber Estuary and ending at Filey. Show more

Oceans

Episode 5: Indian Ocean

Duration: 1 hour

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

In the first of two episodes in the rich tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the team explores its remote and pristine underwater worlds and go in search of the elusive dugong. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Presenter:
Lucy Blue
Presenter:
Tooni Mahto
Director:
Daniel Barry
Producer:
Anne Laking
Series Producer:
Helen Thomas

Series

Oceans

Oceans

Episode 6: Indian Ocean - Coastal

Duration: 1 hour

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

The team explores the coastal waters of the Indian Ocean to discover what happens when this powerful ocean collides with the edge of a continent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Rose
Presenter:
Lucy Blue
Presenter:
Tooni Mahto
Director:
Matthew Dyas
Executive Producer:
Anne Laking
Series Producer:
Helen Thomas

Series

Oceans