Planet Earth

1986, TV Show

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,' and compared Earth with the other planets in the solar system. The series shared 1986's Best Informational Series Emmy with a multipart `Great Performances' biography of Laurence Olivier.

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Free | BBC America Aired: 5/16/2012

Producer Mark Linfield opens up about the legacy of the celebrated 'Planet Earth' series. Plus, find out what he thinks is 'really special' regarding the love for the program. Don't miss the world premiere original special, 'Planet Earth: Incredible Families,' on Sunday, May 20 at 10/9c only on BBC America!

Free | BBC America Aired: 4/26/2012

Cinematographer/camerawoman Justine Evans explains the hardest part of shooting 'Planet Earth.' Plus, find out what predator she encountered on a stroll only a few meters from camp that made her run back in fear! Don't miss all-new original 'Planet Earth' specials, premiering on Sundays at 10/9c only on BBC America!

Free | BBC America Aired: 4/19/2012

Here, in this inside look at the original BBC America special, 'The Making of Planet Earth,' find out about cameraman Doug Allan's special good-luck mascot while out in the wild shooting 'Planet Earth.' Don't miss all-new 'Planet Earth' specials, premiering on Sundays at 10/9c only on BBC America!

Free | BBC America Aired: 4/17/2012

'Planet Earth' comes home to BBC America in its original uncut version for the first time ever, featuring the original score by George Fenton and the original narration by world-famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough. See the first snow leopard hunting up-close, the first blue bird of paradise displaying in the wild... and the vampire squid from hell!

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Premiered: January 22, 1986, on PBS
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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,' and compared Earth with the other planets in the solar system. The series shared 1986's Best Informational Series Emmy with a multipart `Great Performances' biography of Laurence Olivier.

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