Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.
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Top Rated TV #3 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Each 50 minute episode features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth (Polar, Mountain, Cave, Desert, Plains, Fresh Water, Seas, Ocean, Forest), followed by a ten-minute featurette which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of filming the episode.

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A sequence about the cordyceps fungus in Episode 8: Jungles was cited as the main source of inspiration for the 2013 Naughty Dog-Sony Interactive Entertainment video game, The Last of Us. See more »

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Featured in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) See more »

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An amazing trip around our beautiful planet.
28 August 2006 | by (Orange County) – See all my reviews

I have seen many nature documentaries in my life and none have left me in such amazement of our planet as this series. The sheer work that went into its making alone is impressive. The shots that are captured on film are like none ever seen and remind us of both the power of mother nature and her fragility. I highly recommend this series to people of all ages as there is something for everyone. If you do watch any of the episodes, do watch "Pole to Pole". It is a great all-encompassing view of many animals and their habitats. David Attenborough does a great job as narrator. If you enjoy this series also check out "The Blue Planet", a series by the BBC on oceans (also narrated by Attenborough).


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