About South Pacific

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, this landmark series explores the sheer scale and majesty of the largest ocean on Earth. Marvel at the isolation of its islands and the extraordinary journeys wildlife and humans have gone through to reach these specks of land, and what happened to both after their arrival.

South Pacific Island

Unimaginably vast, the Pacific is 99% water and only 1% land - you could fit the whole of the world's landmasses into it and still have enough room for another Africa.

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The distance between these islands can be huge - literally hundreds or thousands of miles - but somehow, life made it there. Isolation does curious things - animals evolve and adapt in strange ways.

Witness flesh-eating caterpillars, giant crabs capable of opening coconuts, geckos that can breed without any need of a male, frogs that have never been tadpoles...

Beyond well-known images of swaying palms and idyllic beaches, this is the real, immense and surprising South Pacific.