Science and wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin travels around the world to investigate the impact that our hunger for meat is having on our planet’s environment. Liz travels from Texan mega-farms, the Amazon rainforest where she discovers how beef farming is a leading cause of deforestation and, in South Africa, Liz discovers life in our oceans are effected – driving African penguin towards extinction. Liz also meets the scientists and entrepreneurs urgently looking for solutions and at the end of her journey, Liz starts to assess her own attitude to meat, and questions what we can all do to save our fragile planet.
The Supervet returns for another series with Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team at Fitzpatrick Referrals changing the lives of animals and their families from all over the country. Great Dane Mr Mac needs a complicated spinal implant system, Jersey has just three legs but needs a total hip replacement, a first attempt for Noel, and family dog Reggie has severe elbow dysplasia.
Welcome to a restaurant like no other. Where behind the scenes is not just the kitchen, but a secret gym and an army of exercisers - aiming to burn off every single calorie the diners eat. With a three-course meal plus drinks easily coming in at 2,500 calories, it’s going to get sweaty. How will the diners feel when all is revealed? And how will they feel when they have to take a turn on the treadmills? This high-energy stunt combines humour with innovation to reveal the science of calories.
Situated on Japan’s largest island, Honshu, Tokyo is the largest and busiest metropolitan area in the world. But behind Tokyo’s concrete curtain are natural refuges where wildlife has adapted and learnt to co-habit in Earth’s most human-dense territory. Home to 38 million people, a quarter of Japan’s population, this is a land where Earth’s tallest towers and busiest streets accommodate some of the rarest animals in the world - and scientists are pouring more time, energy and money than ever before into studying these human-animal cohabitations.
From the mountainous forests of Tokyo’s Okutama region, along the Tama River, through the wild sanctuaries of Tokyo’s city centre and out to its network of volcanic islands - Wild Tokyo features stunning 4K photography, shot by the world’s best natural history cinematographers, this film will reveal an unseen side of Japan’s capital city.
Documentary that follows a lone Inuit as he hunts, fishes and constructs an igloo. It tells the story of skills that are disappearing and of how climate change is affecting the lives of Greenland's indigenous people. With its focus on the ingenious craft of igloo building before it becomes too late to record it, this is a meditative and poetic sensory immersion in a landscape of ice and snow, an elegy to a world that is melting away.
Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle risk life and limb to uncover the truth about animals in this eye-opening and entertaining series from the renowned BBC Studios Natural History Unit. Do cats always land on their feet? Could a squid sink a ship? Is spider silk really stronger than steel? Endlessly curious presenters Tim and Gendle want to find out. In a fresh take on natural history filmmaking, the intrepid pair quiz experts and conduct audacious stunts – including a nerve-wracking swim with a great white shark – to get answers. But they find more than they expected, discovering a whole host of strange and remarkable truths about the animal kingdom.
Marvel at the skill, scale and technology involved in making your favourite foods and goods. MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace gets exclusive access to the largest factories in Europe and uncovers the astonishing processes that keep high-volume manufacturing on track. He lifts the lid on a wide range of products including cherry Bakewell tarts, croissants, high-end wax jackets, and mattresses. Outside the factory, Cherry Healey investigates the science and innovation behind each product, while historian Ruth Goodman reveals how it was invented and popularised.
Explorer Steve Backshall comes face to face with lethal beauties and killer beasts in his mission to find the world’s deadliest animals. Join Steve as he meets fierce forest elephants in the wilds of Gabon, searches Bali for the elusive sunfish, and experiences the ferocity of the South African serval. The series also looks at the perilous future facing some of these deadly animals, and reveals the remarkable work being done by wildlife conservationists to protect them. With stunning footage and fascinating facts, this is a chance to get up-close-and-personal with the natural world’s most fearsome creatures. Just don’t forget to watch your back.
BBC Earth seeks to inspire audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of our universe. The channel showcases the work of the world’s foremost factual film-makers and it seeks to take audiences on a thrilling journey of discovery. From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.