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  • Islands

    Wildlife documentary series presented by David Attenborough, beginning with a look at the remote islands which offer sanctuary to some of the planet's rarest creatures.

  • Islands

    Wildlife documentary series presented by David Attenborough, beginning with a look at the remote islands which offer sanctuary to some of the planet's rarest creatures.

  • Mountains

    The wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough continues with a unique and intimate glimpse into the secretive lives of mountain-dwelling animals.

  • Mountains

    The wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough continues with a unique and intimate glimpse into the secretive lives of mountain-dwelling animals.

  • Jungles

    Jungles provide the richest habitats on the planet - mysterious worlds of high drama where extraordinary animals attempt to survive in the most competitive places.

  • Jungles

    Jungles provide the richest habitats on the planet - mysterious worlds of high drama where extraordinary animals attempt to survive in the most competitive places.

  • Deserts

    The world's deserts force animals to come up with ingenious ways of coping with hostile conditions, giving rise to the most incredible survival stories on earth.

  • Deserts

    The world's deserts force animals to come up with ingenious ways of coping with hostile conditions, giving rise to the most incredible survival stories on earth.

  • Grasslands

    Wildlife documentary series presented by David Attenborough. A look at survival in grasslands, from Asia's saiga antelope to the giant anteaters of Brazil.

  • Grasslands

    Wildlife documentary series presented by David Attenborough. A look at survival in grasslands, from Asia's saiga antelope to the giant anteaters of Brazil.

  • Cities

    Cities can be worlds of opportunity for animals, from the leopards prowling the streets of Mumbai to the peregrine falcons hunting amongst New York's skyscrapers.

  • Cities

    Cities can be worlds of opportunity for animals, from the leopards prowling the streets of Mumbai to the peregrine falcons hunting amongst New York's skyscrapers.

Episode guide

Planet Earth

Series 1

Planet Earth

  • From Pole to Pole

    David Attenborough narrates the biggest series ever made by the BBC Natural History Unit. We follow the influence of the Sun on Earth and its diverse wildlife.

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  • Freshwater

    David Attenborough tells us more about some of the most breathtaking natural sights on Earth. Witness amazing river scenery and the sight of snow geese in flight.

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  • Caves

    David Attenborough narrates the award-winning natural history series. This edition looks at caves, home to troglodytes like the Texas cave salamander.

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  • Mountains

    David Attenborough narrates the landmark nature series he has described as 'mind-blowing'. See the full force of an avalanche in the Rockies, lair of the grizzlies.

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  • Deserts

    David Attenborough reveals how animals survive without water in the extreme temperatures of deserts, which make up a third of the Earth's land surface.

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  • Ice Worlds

    David Attenborough's awe-inspiring natural history series visits the frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic. See polar bears negotiate the retreat of the ice.

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  • Great Plains

    David Attenborough looks at the immense wildernesses that support millions of wildebeest and caribou. These breathtaking gatherings of wildlife are captured on film.

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  • Seasonal Forests

    David Attenborough narrates this series about the world's ecosystems. Enjoy a look at some amazing woodlands, such as the strange baobab forests of Madagascar.

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  • Jungles

    David Attenborough's acclaimed natural history series. Learn about tropical rainforests, which cover just three per cent of the world yet are home to half of its species.

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  • Shallow Seas

    David Attenborough celebrates our amazing planet. Here we follow a humpback whale and its calf on a journey from a tropical paradise to storm-ravaged icy polar seas.

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  • Ocean Deep

    Witness our planet in its natural glory. David Attenborough looks at life deep undersea, where a 30-tonne whale shark hunts and vampire squid employ bioluminescence.

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Planet Earth

Series 2

Planet Earth

  • Islands

    Wildlife documentary series presented by David Attenborough, beginning with a look at the remote islands which offer sanctuary to some of the planet's rarest creatures.

  • Grasslands

    Wildlife documentary series presented by David Attenborough. A look at survival in grasslands, from Asia's saiga antelope to the giant anteaters of Brazil.

  • Jungles

    Jungles provide the richest habitats on the planet - mysterious worlds of high drama where extraordinary animals attempt to survive in the most competitive places.

  • Mountains

    The wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough continues with a unique and intimate glimpse into the secretive lives of mountain-dwelling animals.

  • Cities

    Cities can be worlds of opportunity for animals, from the leopards prowling the streets of Mumbai to the peregrine falcons hunting amongst New York's skyscrapers.

  • Deserts

    The world's deserts force animals to come up with ingenious ways of coping with hostile conditions, giving rise to the most incredible survival stories on earth.