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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 3, Series 2

Sunday November 19 at 12:45am

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 3, Series 2

Sunday November 19 at 6:55am

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 3, Series 2

Sunday November 19 at 1:25pm

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 3, Series 2

Sunday November 19 at 5:30pm

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 3, Series 2

Sunday November 19 at 9:15pm

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

Monday November 20 at 4:05am

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

Tuesday November 21 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

Tuesday November 21 at 11:40pm

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

Wednesday November 22 at 7:15am

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

Wednesday November 22 at 11:40am

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

Wednesday November 22 at 3:10pm

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

Wednesday November 22 at 5:55pm

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

Wednesday November 22 at 9:50pm

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

Thursday November 23 at 2:15am

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

Thursday November 23 at 8:55am

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

Thursday November 23 at 1:20pm

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 4, Series 2

Thursday November 23 at 4:50pm

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

Friday November 24 at 7:15am

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

Friday November 24 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

Friday November 24 at 9:00pm

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 November 25 at 1:30am

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 November 25 at 7:45am

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

Saturday November 25 at 11:20am

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 November 25 at 2:55pm

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 November 25 at 7:20pm

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 4, Series 2

Sunday November 26 at 12:45am

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

Sunday November 26 at 6:55am

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 November 26 at 1:20pm

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 4, Series 2

Sunday November 26 at 5:30pm

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 November 26 at 9:15pm

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…

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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