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Planet Earth

An ecological overview is featured in this documentary series.

Premiered: March 5, 2006

Rating: TV-PG

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Ocean Deep Season 1, Episode 11 Paid

In this final stunning episode, a 30 ton 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 2,000m down captures eels, crabs and giant isopods eating a carcass, completely consuming it within three hours.

Seasonal Forests (Narrator - David Attenborough) Season 1, Episode 10 Dec 3, 2006 $2.99

Discover the Taiga forest, on the edge of the Arctic - a silent world of stunted conifers. A third of all trees on Earth grow here and during the short summer they produce enough oxygen to change the atmosphere. In California General Sherman, a giant sequoia, is the largest living thing on the planet, ten times the size of a blue whale. The oldest organisms alive are bristlecone pines. At more than 4,000 years old they pre-date the pyramids.

Shallow Seas Season 1, Episode 9 Paid

A humpback whale mother and calf embark on an epic journey from tropical coral paradises to storm ravaged polar seas. Newly discovered coral reefs in Indonesia reveal head-butting pygmy seahorses, flashing 'electric' clams and bands of sea kraits, 30-strong, which hunt in packs. Elsewhere plagues of sea urchins fell forests of giant kelp. Huge bull fur seals attack king penguins, who despite their weight disadvantage, put up a spirited defence.

Great Plains Season 1, Episode 7 Feb 1, 2007 Paid

After filming for three years, Planet Earth finally captures the shy Mongolian gazelle. Only a handful of people have witnessed its annual migration. Don't miss the bizarre-looking Tibetan fox, captured on film for the first time. Over six weeks the team follow a pride of 30 lions as they attempt to hunt elephants. Using the latest night vision equipment, the crew film the chaotic battles that ensue at close quarters.

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Sun Apr 19 9:00am
From Pole to Pole(Season 1, Episode 1) BBC

Polar-bear migrations are observed in this documentary examining frozen habitats.

Sun Apr 19 10:00am
Mountains(Season 1, Episode 2) BBC

Massive mountain ranges around the planet are explored. Included: the summit of Mount Everest; a look at mountain animals.

Sun Apr 19 11:00am
Fresh Water(Season 1, Episode 3) BBC

Examining ecosystems and their link to freshwater sources. Included: otters; crocodiles; snow geese; piranha.