Nature 1982 | TV Show Watchlist

Nature

PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga (more…)

Premiered: October 10, 1982

Rating: TV-G

TV Guide Rating:(93 ratings)

Your Rating:Rate this TV Show:

Latest NewsSee all »

Keri Russell

The Wednesday Playlist: Americans Finale, ABC's Tools, HBO's Manhunt

It's May Day (as in: mayday!) for the Russian spies — and just about everyone else — in the taut first-season finale of FX's emotionally engrossing The Americans (Wednesday, 10/9c). Chivalry is not dead, even in the estranged not-quite-ma… Read more

Latest Full EpisodesSee all »

Soul of the Elephant Season 34, Episode 4 Oct 14, 2015 Paid

Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, is an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history.

Big Birds Can't Fly Season 34, Episode 3 Oct 7, 2015 Paid

Of all the birds he’s filmed over the years, David Attenborough finds these big birds the most comical. They are the Flintstones of the bird world – a group whose lineage can be traced back to when dinosaurs walked the earth. The ostrich, the emu, and the rhea – together with the kiwi and the cassowary – are essentially the court jesters of the avian world, because they can’t do the one thing that birds are famous for doing. They can’t fly. But exactly how – and why – did these birds abandon flight? It’s been one of the natural world’s great mysteries. And now DNA is promising to give us the answer. Among their number is the fastest bird on land, whose chicks hatch ready to run. One has dagger-sharp talons; another, killer thighs. One is a bird that is heard, but seldom seen, and only in the pitch black dead of night, does it call. So you could say these groups of birds are real oddballs. But they’re a family with a remarkable success story…despite having never flown a day in their lives.

Jungle Animal Hospital Season 6, Episode 1 Sep 20, 1987 $1.99

In one of the world's wildest hospitals, a jungle veterinarian, his zoologist girlfriend, and their team of dedicated staff and volunteers take on dangerous and exciting challenges as they care for a cast of iconic endangered animals. Some animals stay for a month, others for a day, and some, sadly, never return to the forest at all. But every animal deserves a fighting chance to be wild.

The Sagebrush Sea Season 3, Episode 12 Feb 3, 1985 $2.99

One of the most overlooked ecosystems in the America West is a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states. This spartan landscape supports more than 170 species of birds and mammals. Among those that have adapted to survive here are the Greater Sage-Grouse. The sagebrush and the grouse carry on, but they're losing ground to wells and pipelines tapping the resources buried below.

Video ClipsSee all »

Nature Volume 2
As the most watched documentary film series on public television, NATURE delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide. (more…)
Nature Volume 2
As the most watched documentary film series on public television, NATURE delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide. (more…)
Fabulous Frogs Trailer
02:06 — Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and fre (more…)
Nature Season 6
As the most watched documentary film series on public television, Nature delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide.

More NewsSee all »

Sarah Paulson
The Wednesday Playlist: Attenborough's Natural Life History, Horror Finale

The world is Sir David Attenborough's playground, which he has revealed on camera in all of its natu…

Molly Shannon
Critic's Guide to Wednesday TV: The SNL Comedy Invasion, A New Whitechapel Case, and More!

Lost in all this week's understandable hubbub over NBC putting Community on midseason hiatus — and n…

Idris Elba
Matt's Guide to Wednesday TV: World Series, Luther Finale, a Pretty prequel, and More

Play ball! Or, seeing that TV hardly rolls over for the World Series any more, should we be saying,…

Great Migrations
Are Wildlife Shows Real?

TV is a wildlife lover's Garden of Eden. Networks like Animal Planet, Discovery, National Geographic…

Cast & Details See all »

  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »