A Perfect Planet
A Perfect Planet is a BBC documentary series presented by David Attenborough, looking at how the forces of nature drive and shape life on Earth. Volcanoes help our planet build land and fertilise the surface; The energy from the Sun is vital to nearly all life on Earth; Weather controls the distribution of freshwater on Earth, which in turn shapes the lives of animals in diverse habitats around the globe; Ocean currents play an important role in distributing temperatures globally and delivering nutrients to every part of the ocean; and finally human impact on the environment such as climate change.
|Episode 1 - Volcano|
Episode 1 - Volcano
A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet's molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.
Episode 2 - The Sun
From the frozen poles to the searing deserts, this episode shows how animals have come up with strategies to survive the uneven amounts of sunlight that fall on our planet.
Episode 3 - Weather
Weather controls the distribution of freshwater on Earth, which in turn shapes the lives of animals in diverse habitats around the globe.
Episode 4 - Oceans
There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters are linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.
Episode 5 - Humans
Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it's affecting earth's life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.
|Life on Earth
This is a BBC nature documentary series presented by David Attenborough, about a study of the evolution of life on the planet.
This is a BBC nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough, looking at a global overview of different habitats on Earth.
|The Living Planet
This is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, looking at the ways in which living organisms, including humans, adapt to their surroundings.
|Forces of Nature
This is a four-part science documentary series presented by physicist Brian Cox, uncovering how some of our planet's most beautiful sights and events are created by the underlying forces of nature.
|Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey
This is a three-part BBC documentary series presented by Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski, exploring the relationship between the Earth's orbit and the weather.