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Planet Earth

A seven-part science series examining forces that have shaped `our ever-changing planet,' as narrator Richard Kiley put it. Produced in association with the National Academy of Sciences, `Earth' covered areas ranging from earthquakes to `nuclear winter,' a (more…)

Premiered: January 22, 1986

Rating: None

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Ocean Deep Season 1, Episode 11 Dec 10, 2006 Subscription

Life goes to extraordinary lengths to survive this immense realm. A 30 tonne whale shark gorges on a school of fish and the unique overhead heli-gimbal camera reveals common dolphins rocketing at more than 30km an hour. Descending into the abyss deep sea octopus fly with wings and vampire squid use bioluminescence to create an extraordinary colour display. The first ever time-lapse footage taken from 2000m down captures eels crabs and giant isopods eating a carcass completely consuming it within three hours.

Jungles (Narrator - David Attenborough) Season 1, Episode 8 Nov 19, 2006 $1.99

Jungles cover roughly three per cent of our planet yet contain 50 per cent of the world's species. High-definition cameras enable unprecedented views of animals living on the dark jungle floor. In the Ngogo forest the largest chimpanzee group in the world defends its territory from neighbouring groups. Other jungle specialists include parasitic fungi which infiltrate an insect host, feed on it, and then burst out of its body.

Ice Worlds (Narrator - David Attenborough) Season 1, Episode 6 Nov 5, 2006 $2.99

The Arctic and Antarctic experience the most extreme seasons on Earth. Time-lapse cameras watch a colony of emperor penguins, transforming them into a single organism. The film reveals new science about the dynamics of emperor penguin behaviour. In the north, unique aerial images show a polar bear swimming more than 100km. Diving for up to two minutes at a time. The exhausted polar bear later attacks a herd of walrus in a true clash of the Titans.

From Pole to Pole (Narrator - David Attenborough) Season 1, Episode 1 Mar 5, 2006 $2.99

The lives of animals and plants are dominated by the sun and fresh water which trigger seasonal journeys. The latest technology and aerial photography enable the Planet Earth team to track some of the greatest mass migrations.

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Wild Camel Chase
09:16 — The Gobi desert is home to the last truly wild Bactrian camels and their fear of humans makes them extremely difficult to capture on film. After weeks (more…)
Snow Leopard Quest
09:44 — Over the course of three years the Planet Earth team tried to film the elusive Snow Leopard deep in the mountains of Pakistan. Their patience was even (more…)
Shot In the Dark
09:58 — Lions hunting elephants has only ever been seen by a handful of people, so the crew were up against it when trying to film this rare behaviour. Using (more…)
Forest Fliers
09:56 — The Planet Earth crew attempted to film the extraordinary baobab trees in Madagascar by attaching a camera - and cameraman - to a hot air balloon. Wit (more…)

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  • Premiered: January 22, 1986
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A seven-part science series examining forces that have shaped `our ever-changing planet,' as narrator Richard Kiley put it. Produced in association with the National Academy of Sciences, `Earth' covered areas ranging from earthquakes to `nuclear winter,' a… (more)

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