Brand new international architecture and engineering series How Did They Build That?
The series will highlight extraordinary buildings from around the world and explore how they were conceived, designed and constructed.
Follow the further icy adventures of Life Below Zero’s resilient characters as the series charts their day to day lives in Alaska. In an increasingly unpredictable Arctic climate, they must quickly adapt to the changing landscape in their quest for freedom and survival.
Sue is preparing herself for an increasingly uncertain future, Jessie and his dog team are getting ready for their second 1,000 mile Iditarod sled race, and unusual weather conditions are hampering the Hailstones’ harvest of vital resources.
Andy continues to teach Denise essential bush survival skills, and Ricko shows his children the importance of carrying on the Athabaskan way of life.
Three iconic islands. Madagascar. Borneo. Hawaii. Each a contained ecosystem, cut off from the mainland. Rich in extraordinary wildlife and human cultures, these islands are also some of the most fragile places on Earth. Madagascar’s extreme landscapes have given rise to the largest collection of unique animals found on any island, including its famous lemurs.
Borneo is home to swimming monkeys, flying snakes and giant carnivorous plants only the most tenacious can survive its steaming jungles and high mountains. Colonising the isolated dots of land that make up Hawaii has been its wildlife’s greatest challenge. But for those whales, albatross and caterpillars who did succeed, it’s a real life paradise.
Actress and presenter Joanna Lumley explores two of the most enigmatic countries in the Caribbean to uncover and share their hidden gems. Travelling from Cuba to Haiti on a variety of different transports, she starts her adventure in the Cuban capital Havana and finishes in the vibrant country of Haiti.
Both countries are undoubtedly poor in monetary terms, but abundantly rich in many other ways. A riot for the senses. Cities full of colourful streets bursting with the rhythm of life, which give way to unspoiled coastlines, pristine beaches, majestic mountains and lush forests. Joanna relishes the chance to experience it all.
Following on from 2018’s award winning Drowning in Plastic, animal biologist and meat eater Liz Bonnin embarks on one of the toughest investigations of her career.
Taking her from cattle farms in the decimated Amazon rainforests to US research labs growing in vitro meat, Liz discovers the stark and sometimes stomach churning reality of the meat industry. Her aim is to discover if our insatiable appetite for meat is killing the planet.
On her travels, she meets characters on all sides of the debate; scientists who argue that meat is an essential part of our lives; environmentalists charting the environmental effect of three billion tonnes of animal manure and food scientists developing meatless alternatives to our every day meals.
The film is a fascinating investigation into the global meat industry and a planet’s ecosystem on the brink of collapse.
By 2050 there could be 10 billion people living on the planet. For Chris Packham, who’s dedicate his life to protecting the natural world, that may simply be too many people for the Earth to sustain.
Travelling around the world in search of answers to difficult and controversial questions, Chris investigates what he believes may be the most important challenge of our time.
Can we reduce the impact of our growing human population, and could humans ever choose not to reproduce, for the sake of the planet?
BBC Earth seeks to inspire audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of our universe. The channel showcases the work of the world’s foremost factual film-makers and it seeks to take audiences on a thrilling journey of discovery.
From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.