In every culture, our rituals reveal what it means to be human. They allow us to express our identity, join us together and help us navigate through life. This visually stunning series uses cinematic filming techniques to immerse viewers in incredible rituals practised by cultures across the globe, from the cities of Japan to the jungles of New Guinea. These surprising rituals touch on moments we all experience – from birth and death to marriage and funerals. Highlighting ancient to modern ceremonies, Rituals captures the human race’s most remarkable stories, revealing in breath-taking detail the extraordinary and extreme rituals that connect us all.
"Got Science?” is a science magazine series presented by Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander that explores and explains the science in everyday life using reason, logic, and rationale. Some of the themes explored in the series are food, health and fitness, sport, anatomy and technology.
Living in treehouses and using stone tools, the Korowai were only discovered in the jungles of West Papua 40 years ago. Since then they have had to adapt rapidly to the ways of the outside world. Writer and Adventurer Will Millard is going to visit the Korowai 4 times over the course of a year, to see if he can get closer to them than is usually possible, to better understand the pressures they face, and how much of their traditional hunter - gathering lifestyle still exists. What he finds by turns shocks, surprises and confounds him, as he witnesses the last gasp of an ancient way of life which once defined us all.
Blood moons, super moons and total eclipses. Explore a stunning medley of lunar delights from across the globe. Low light cameras reveal the moon in its natural light, in ways that have rarely been witnessed, and illustrate its extraordinary influence over our planet, against a range of stunning backdrops. Travel to the rich undersea world of the South Pacific, where the coral reefs breed in synch with the moon cycles. Witness the mid-Autumn festival in Hong Kong, where the entire city falls under the moon’s spell, and watch the total eclipse transform day to night across the United States.
Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall is back with a bang. The award-winning presenter is on the hunt for the most deadly animals to have walked the Earth: dinosaurs. Razor-sharp claws, axe-like heads and giant whipping tails are hunted down in the quest to find the world’s top Triassic terror. In his explorer’s Dino-Den, Steve brings dinosaurs back to life with cutting-edge CGI. Outside of the lab, the spectacle is cranked up to the max in a series of epic stunts. Spitfires, tanks, helicopters and monster trucks reveal the raw power and scale of Steve’s favourite dinosaurs. Think you know dinosaurs? Think again.
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.