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Blue Planet II

Tuesdays at 8pm

Show Synopsis

This bold cinematic experience returns to take us on a magical adventure deep into our planet's oceans for a second time, sharing the astonishing new discoveries that have been made over the last few years. From icy polar seas to vibrant turquoise-blue atolls, life in the oceans must find ways to adapt to survive.

Blue Planet II series preview

Blue Planet II series preview

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About The Show

Since Blue Planet first aired in 2001, our understanding of life beneath the waves has changed dramatically.

Meet the strange octopuses that live in the dark depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Watch giant trevally fish leap to catch birds in mid-air. And ride on the back of a hammerhead shark as it attacks. Inspiring awe and wonder, this series reveals surprising new places, charismatic new characters and extraordinary new behaviours. Stay connected #blueplanet2

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Episode 4, Series 2

Friday January 26 at 8:00pm

Big Blue

Episode 4 | Series 2

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to…

Episode 4, Series 2

Saturday January 27 at 12:30am

Big Blue

Episode 4 | Series 2

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to…

Episode 4, Series 2

Saturday January 27 at 3:40pm

Big Blue

Episode 4 | Series 2

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to…

Episode 4, Series 2

Sunday January 28 at 9:25am

Big Blue

Episode 4 | Series 2

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to…

Episode 4, Series 2

Monday January 29 at 7:10am

Big Blue

Episode 4 | Series 2

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to…

Episode 4, Series 2

Monday January 29 at 11:45am

Big Blue

Episode 4 | Series 2

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to…

Episode 4, Series 2

Monday January 29 at 3:20pm

Big Blue

Episode 4 | Series 2

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to…

Episode 5, Series 2

Friday February 2 at 8:00pm

Green Seas

Episode 5 | Series 2

From enchanted kelp forests to undersea prairies, the planet's green seas teem with life. They are the most abundant but fiercely competitive places in the ocean to live. 5/7

Episode 5, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 12:30am

Green Seas

Episode 5 | Series 2

From enchanted kelp forests to undersea prairies, the planet's green seas teem with life. They are the most abundant but fiercely competitive places in the ocean to live. 5/7

Episode 5, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 3:45pm

Green Seas

Episode 5 | Series 2

From enchanted kelp forests to undersea prairies, the planet's green seas teem with life. They are the most abundant but fiercely competitive places in the ocean to live. 5/7

Episode 5, Series 2

Sunday February 4 at 9:35am

Green Seas

Episode 5 | Series 2

From enchanted kelp forests to undersea prairies, the planet's green seas teem with life. They are the most abundant but fiercely competitive places in the ocean to live. 5/7

Episode 5, Series 2

Monday February 5 at 7:15am

Green Seas

Episode 5 | Series 2

From enchanted kelp forests to undersea prairies, the planet's green seas teem with life. They are the most abundant but fiercely competitive places in the ocean to live. 5/7

Episode 5, Series 2

Monday February 5 at 11:45am

Green Seas

Episode 5 | Series 2

From enchanted kelp forests to undersea prairies, the planet's green seas teem with life. They are the most abundant but fiercely competitive places in the ocean to live. 5/7

Episode 5, Series 2

Monday February 5 at 4:20pm

Green Seas

Episode 5 | Series 2

From enchanted kelp forests to undersea prairies, the planet's green seas teem with life. They are the most abundant but fiercely competitive places in the ocean to live. 5/7

Episode 6, Series 2

Friday February 9 at 8:00pm

Coasts

Episode 6 | Series 2

Coasts are the most changeable and challenging of ocean habitats, but along with great danger they also offer great riches. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious…

Episode 6, Series 2

Saturday February 10 at 12:30am

Coasts

Episode 6 | Series 2

Coasts are the most changeable and challenging of ocean habitats, but along with great danger they also offer great riches. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious…

Episode 6, Series 2

Saturday February 10 at 3:45pm

Coasts

Episode 6 | Series 2

Coasts are the most changeable and challenging of ocean habitats, but along with great danger they also offer great riches. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious…

Episode 6, Series 2

Sunday February 11 at 9:30am

Coasts

Episode 6 | Series 2

Coasts are the most changeable and challenging of ocean habitats, but along with great danger they also offer great riches. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious…

Episode 6, Series 2

Monday February 12 at 7:10am

Coasts

Episode 6 | Series 2

Coasts are the most changeable and challenging of ocean habitats, but along with great danger they also offer great riches. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious…

Episode 6, Series 2

Monday February 12 at 11:30am

Coasts

Episode 6 | Series 2

Coasts are the most changeable and challenging of ocean habitats, but along with great danger they also offer great riches. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious…

Episode 6, Series 2

Monday February 12 at 3:55pm

Coasts

Episode 6 | Series 2

Coasts are the most changeable and challenging of ocean habitats, but along with great danger they also offer great riches. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious…

Episode 7, Series 2

Sunday February 18 at 9:30am

Our Blue Planet

Episode 7 | Series 2

Human life has had a devastating impact on our oceans, but is it too late to save them? In this companion film, dedicated scientists from around the world share their latest discoveries…

Episode 1, Series 2

Sunday February 18 at 2:30pm

One Ocean

Episode 1 | Series 2

From tropical coral reefs, where baby dolphins are taught the medicinal secrets of their surroundings, to chilly Norwegian fjords, where pods of orcas use dramatic tail slaps to stun…

Episode 2, Series 2

Sunday February 18 at 3:25pm

The Deep

Episode 2 | Series 2

A ground-breaking journey to the Deep, our final frontier and home to real-life aliens; from monstrous sharks to shrimps in glass cages and perhaps the origin of all life on Earth.…

Episode 3, Series 2

Sunday February 18 at 4:20pm

Coral Reefs

Episode 3 | Series 2

Corals build themselves homes of limestone in the warm, clear, shallow seas of the tropics. They are complex, infinitely varied structures where there is fierce rivalry for space, food…

Episode 4, Series 2

Sunday February 18 at 5:15pm

Big Blue

Episode 4 | Series 2

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to…

Episode 5, Series 2

Sunday February 18 at 6:10pm

Green Seas

Episode 5 | Series 2

From enchanted kelp forests to undersea prairies, the planet's green seas teem with life. They are the most abundant but fiercely competitive places in the ocean to live. 5/7

Episode 6, Series 2

Sunday February 18 at 7:10pm

Coasts

Episode 6 | Series 2

Coasts are the most changeable and challenging of ocean habitats, but along with great danger they also offer great riches. The extraordinary animals that live here must find ingenious…

Episode 7, Series 2

Sunday February 18 at 8:05pm

Our Blue Planet

Episode 7 | Series 2

Human life has had a devastating impact on our oceans, but is it too late to save them? In this companion film, dedicated scientists from around the world share their latest discoveries…

Episode 7, Series 2

Monday February 19 at 7:15am

Our Blue Planet

Episode 7 | Series 2

Human life has had a devastating impact on our oceans, but is it too late to save them? In this companion film, dedicated scientists from around the world share their latest discoveries…

Facts

Bioluminescence is used by many marine organisms as a means of frightening potential predators, attracting mates, or enticing prey.

The deep sea is the biggest habitat on Earth. Just one part of it, the Abyssal plain, covers more than half of the planet’s surface.

Coral reefs cover just 0.1% of the ocean’s surface area, yet they are home to 25% of all known marine species.

The team spent the equivalent of almost two months solid underwater filming (1200 hours diving), on over 200 filming days.

Kelp is one of the fastest growing organisms in the world – giant kelp can grow up to half a meter, or 50cm a day!

There are about 620,000 kilometres of coastline on earth and make up 10% of the earth’s land surface.

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