Coast New Zealand is back once more, and the third series kicks off in the world's southern-most capital city - Wellington. In this season’s opening episode hosted again by Neil Oliver, Hamish Campbell reveals how Wellington came from the sea, Jackie Guerts ponders the plight of the long finned eel, David Murray embarks on a boys own adventure, and Ocean Mercier seeks inspiration from a reclusive maritime artist.
Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve heads to Vietnam to uncover the stories behind the nation's morning pick-me-up. While we drink millions of cups of the stuff each week, how many of us know where our coffee actually comes from? The surprising answer is that it is not Brazil, Colombia or Jamaica, but Vietnam. Eighty per cent of the coffee we drink in Britain isn't posh cappuccinos or lattes but instant coffee, and Vietnam is the biggest supplier.
Based on the four-time Emmy-winning format, Life Below Zero: Canada is a compelling documentary about people who live off the grid in remote regions of northern Canada. Following a diverse group from different backgrounds, including First Nations. Get an unfiltered glimpse into their rugged daily lives, as these intrepid characters use traditional survival practices and find ingenious ways of adapting to their extreme environment. They grapple with deadly weather while trying to find food, water and shelter. Can they make a success of their uniquely challenging lives?
If you were tasked to race across the world with limited cash and nothing in the way of modern technology, how do you think you’ d fare? This Spring, BBC2’s Race Across the World returns, as five teams attempt just that. This series takes viewers on the trip of a lifetime, following our contestants as they embark on an epic and adrenaline fuelled adventure, travelling into the unknown without the trappings of modern life.
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.