Sir David Attenborough investigates the extinction crisis, exploring what’s driving the rapid loss of animals and plants and revealing potential solutions to this global issue. In just over 40 years animal populations have shrunk by 60%. A million species of plants and animals now face extinction, many within decades if urgent action isn’t taken.
Why is this happening? Sir David investigates. He explores the man-made reasons behind the crisis, including hunting, toxic waste, and the conversion of land for agriculture. Sir David also reveals the changes that could make a difference. Responsible consumption, cutting back on meat and lowering carbon emissions are all potential game changers. The natural clock can be turned back - as long as we don’t leave it too late.
Michael Portillo explores Asia's finest railways. Join Michael on breathtaking train journeys through Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, while exploring social history and landmark moments.
A group of celebrities are about to enjoy a stunning feast. Course after course of treats and delights. But they’re in for far more than just a fantastic meal. As our diners tuck in, behind the scenes a team of scientists has been investigating every ingredient in every dish, to ﬁnd out just what eﬀect their food choices have on the planet.
The food we eat in the UK is responsible for 30% of our greenhouse gas emissions. It’s the equivalent of 170 million tonnes of carbon dioxide – nearly as much as fuel and electricity put together. But knowing what we should eat can be mind-bendingly complicated. Our dinner guests will find out the surprising truth about how different foods impact the world we live in. And discover top tips to dramatically reduce the impact what we eat has on the planet. It’s time to reveal how we can all eat delicious food that doesn’t cost the Earth.
Discover the complex and fascinating history of Persia, the world’s first empire. This series reveals historical and cultural sites across Iran that few westerners have ever seen. Learn about the Shahnameh, one of the most important books in Iran’s history, used by kings as propaganda, but also modern-day Iranians as a way of connecting with their Persian heritage. And see the ancient Zoroastrian fire temple, home to a fire said to have been burning for over 1,500 years. Welcome to a world of kings and invaders, epic poets, and exceptional artists.
What does it take to create life on Earth? From the makers of acclaimed documentary series The Hunt comes A Perfect Planet, an awe-inspiring exploration of the miracle of our nurturing home. Soaring scenes in some of the Earth’s most spectacular habitats along with intricate camerawork reveal how every aspect of our sensitive planet is synchronised. From micro-changes in sunlight to the phenomenal force of volcanoes and the mysterious pull of the tides, nature conspires to create life.
Astonishing, inspiring, moving. This stunning series reveals how we’re all connected to the strength and the fragility of our precious planet and what we can do to protect that precarious balance.
In a world first, remote cameras are half-submerged in a specially built waterhole in Africa. What secret animal behaviour and new science will be revealed?
Water is vital to all life, but how does an ecosystem evolve around a brand-new source? Rigged with a state-of-the-art camera system to film around the clock, this new waterhole in a water-stressed region in Tanzania doesn’t just give a lifeline to wildlife. It also provides an extraordinary eye-to-eye view of the action as animals including lions, baboons, elephants, giraffes and cape buffalo gather around it. As the seasons shift, discover how water shapes the behaviour of Africa’s most iconic animals, and get a unique perspective on the inner workings of the African savannah.
Stunning highlights and fascinating outtakes from Joanna Lumley’s popular travelogue series. Go behind the scenes with presenter and actress Joanna Lumley as she shares unseen footage from her travels, which start in Japan and span right through to Cuba. Witness a dazzling fire god festival and climb aboard the famous Trans-Siberian railway.
Joanna discusses the extreme physical challenges that come with the job, including filming on an ice-encrusted ship and atop one of Hong Kong’s highest skyscrapers. Joanna also explores the technical wizardry involved and the reasons behind her lifelong love of travel, including an unquenchable thirst for adventure.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows host Anthony Bourdain, world-renowned chef, bestselling author and multiple-Emmy winning television personality as he travels across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals.
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.