Nature

Planet Earth

A world beyond expectation... Four years in the making, this is the earth celebrated as never before.

Clips from the show

Inspiration

MORE LIKE THIS

Episode guide

From Pole to Pole

1. From Pole to Pole

59 mins
This episode journeys across the planet, from pole to pole, following the influence of the sun and discovering how its seasonal journey affects the lives of all who live on earth.
This episode journeys across the planet, from pole to pole, following the influence of the sun and discovering how its seasonal journey affects the lives of all who live on earth.
Mountains

2. Mountains

58 mins
Humans like to think that once they have climbed a mountain, they have somehow conquered it. But they can only ever be visitors to this alien, frozen world.
Humans like to think that once they have climbed a mountain, they have somehow conquered it. But they can only ever be visitors to this alien, frozen world.
Fresh Water

3. Fresh Water

59 mins
This edition takes an epic river journey following the descent of the planet's mightiest rivers from their mountain sources to the sea.
This edition takes an epic river journey following the descent of the planet's mightiest rivers from their mountain sources to the sea.
Caves

4. Caves

59 mins
The Cave of Swallows in Mexico is a 400-metre vertical shaft. It's deep enough to engulf the Empire State Building, yet few people even know of its existence.
The Cave of Swallows in Mexico is a 400-metre vertical shaft. It's deep enough to engulf the Empire State Building, yet few people even know of its existence.
glow worms

BBC Earth Podcast

Close your eyes and open your ears

Intimate stories and surprising truths about nature, science and the human experience in a podcast the size of the planet.

Subscribe: