Planet Earth

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From Pole to Pole
From Pole to Pole looks at our planet as a whole and considers the key factors that have shaped its natural history. Without freshwater there is no life on the…
Mountains
Mountains explains the geological and volcanic forces that shaped the land and its mountain chains. Humans like to think that once they've climbed a peak, they have somehow conquered it.…
Fresh Water
Just three per cent of the Planet's water is fresh water and it is our most precious resource. Where it flows or falls it controls the distribution of all terrestrial…
Caves
Caves are one of the only habitats not directly driven by sunlight, but this doesn't mean there is no wildlife. This episode probes the mysterious, perpetual darkness and reveals the…
Deserts
When astronauts peer down on Planet Earth, the one environment they all notice are the deserts, which make up a staggering 30% of the land's surface. From space they look…
Ice Worlds
Ice Worlds is a journey to the polar extremes of our planet, where for most of the year the Arctic and Antarctic are locked in ice. As the sun abandons…
Great Plains
The vast open wildernesses of African savannah, Asian steppe, Arctic tundra and North American prairie are the great plains of the planet. Together they cover more than a quarter of…
Jungles
Jungles cover roughly three per cent of our planet, yet contain a staggering 50 per cent of the world's species. Located around the warm, sunny equatorial zone, complete with constant…
Shallow Seas
In Shallow Seas, the newly discovered coral reefs in tropical Indonesia reveal that they are one of the richest in the world. They are home to fantasy-like creatures - such…
Seasonal Forests
From the evergreen forests of the frozen North to the deciduous dry forests of the Equator, Seasonal Forests reveals the greatest woodlands on earth. At the edge of the Arctic,…
Ocean Deep
Oceans cover two thirds of the planet, yet largely remain unexplored. For animals that dwell on the surface or within the deepest abyss, it's finding food and conserving energy that…