Comedians Ed Byrne and Dara O Briain embark on an expedition of a lifetime, crossing 3,500 miles from the bright lights of modern day Malaysia to the jungles of Myanmar.
In some of the world’s greatest fishing destinations, Robson challenges local masters of their craft over five rounds of competitive fishing. To win he has to catch the most, the biggest and the best. He goes on a mission to discover the weird, the wonderful and the way-off-limits of the fishing world. Chasing some of the most elusive and terrifying fish on the planet, Robson, a passionate fisherman, learns new tricks, hears old stories and eats pretty much everything he catches.
Adventure journalist Simon Reeve brings his trademark charm, humour and analysis to this exploration of the challenges facing this stunning part of the world. The Mediterranean was once a watchword for serenity, turquoise seas and delicious cuisine.
But now, as in ancient times, it’s at the epicentre of world events –bridging the tumult of the Middle East, the growing population of Africa and a stagnating, stumbling southern Europe.
On this huge and unexpected journey, Simon meets a range of colourful and passionate people as he makes his way from the beautiful and troubled regions of Southern Italy and Albania, through the volatile Middle East, across North Africa before uncovering the hidden secrets of Spain and the Côte d’Azur.
This series marvels at the scale, skill and technology involved in making your favourite foods and goods. Your guide Gregg Wallace gets exclusive access to the largest factories in Europe and meets the lively characters who work there. Each film has an as-live feel, with an on-screen clock tracking progress over 24 fascinating hours.
Outside the main factory, Cherry Healey investigates the science and innovation behind each product, while historian Ruth Goodman reveals how it was invented and popularised. Series 4 features the astonishing processes behind products including Nescafé coffee, Molson Coors lager, Primula cheese, Faber-Castell pencils and Iceland pizza.
Simon Reeve takes a dramatic journey across the historical nation of Turkey, a popular tourist destination that’s now at the epicentre of a crisis. Caught between war-torn Syria and a foundering European Union, the country is under threat from terrorism, mass-migration and political unrest.
Simon seeks out the stories of Turkey’s past and present as he travels through a landscape shifting from turquoise coastline to the high-forested mountains of the north. He finds a culturally vibrant country confident of its own identity and sees first-hand how strongly the Turkish spirit continues to thrive – despite these difficult times.
Pangolins – the most endangered animal you’ve never heard of. They are the world’s only scaly mammal, trafficked at a higher rate than rhinos, elephants and tigers combined. Now, they’re on the brink of extinction. But conservationist Maria Diekmann – a surrogate mother to a new-born pangolin – is offering new hope for their survival.
Meet Maria and her orphaned ground pangolin, Honey Bun, who offers a glimpse into the secretive world of her kind. Watch Honey Bun’s major milestones, and discover the complex personalities of these surprisingly sociable creatures.
Otters are playful, adaptable and champion swimmers, and this incredible documentary uncovers their survival secrets.
Follow three orphaned river otters in America, meet a surprising urban otter family in Singapore, and watch as ground-breaking experiments reveal how sophisticated these semiaquatic animals are.
In a one hour Christmas special for BBC One the Spy Creatures are dressed in their winter coats and heading for the snow to reveal how the world’s most adorable arctic animals don’t just survive but positively thrive in nature’s magical winter wonderlands.
From penguins to puffins, polar bears to parrots, the snow and ice become a playground for a cast of endearing animals. The Spy Creatures, joined by a host of ingenious ‘Snow Cams’, will go undercover and get right into the heart of the action to explore key events in their lives to find out just how they do it.
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.