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  • 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.

  • Freshwater

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

  • Caves

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Seasonal Forests

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

  • Jungles

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • Freshwater

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

  • Caves

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Seasonal Forests

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

  • Jungles

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

  • 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.

  • 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.