Building on the global success of the cities episode of Planet Earth II, this innovative series features a diverse cast of animals that are adjusting to this new world better than we could have predicted.
Not only are they applying their natural-born skills and abilities to life in the city, they are also making amazing physical and behavioural adaptations. With an emphasis on beauty and filmed to the highest cinematographic standards, this definitive series will showcase the urban world with the same epic scale, ambition and techniques used to film the natural world.
Rejoin the icy adventures of Life Below Zero’s resilient characters as the Emmy Award-winning show returns to Alaska to chart their day-to-day lives in one of the toughest areas of the world. It’s a time for looking ahead to the future and, for most of our characters, that usually means essential preparation and food gathering so they can survive the punishing winter ahead.
But for Sue, it’s about realising that the limitations of her ageing body could mean moving to a less challenging home. Dark winter gives Glenn a unique chance to test his primitive skills in the wilderness, while Jesse pushes himself and his star dog team to the limit as they prepare to compete in the world’s largest dog race, covering a distance of over 1,000 miles.
This long-running hit gets behind the hype and headlines to find the truth about what’s good for your health. The team seek out the latest research and work with leading universities to run major experiments.
Can learning a language boost your brain? Does going vegan make you healthier? Does cannabis make effective medicines? Which is better for you – tai chi or a workout at the gym? With expert presenters from the fields of genetics, psychiatry, surgery and general practice, this programme brings you the health advice you can trust, and takes you to the cutting edge of medical research.
From the face mites on our eyelashes to the amoebae that reproduce in our mouths, we all act as hosts to parasites - and we barely give them a second thought. In this programme, Michael Mosley infects himself with some of the most powerful and surprising of these organisms to find out how this fascinating relationship works, from the disgusting tapeworm to head lice and leeches.
He is carefully monitored over a period of weeks as his parasites get used to their new home, revealing how an infestation takes hold and the effect it has on the human body. He also explores the growing scientific evidence that suggests some parasites might even be beneficial… Over the weeks, Michael itches and scratches his way to a newfound respect for these fascinating organisms.
What’s the least amount of exercise you can do and still live a long, healthy life? Using breakthrough research, this surprising film shows you how to get fit in the smartest possible way. Can just two minutes of exercise a week make you fitter? Are heavy or light weights better for building muscle? Can physical activity improve your mental health?
Find the answers that will transform the way you think about exercise. This show is not about changing how you look. This is smart science, unpacking the extraordinary relationship between exercise and health.
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.