The world’s freshwater giants are vanishing and for monster hunter and biologist Jeremy Wade, it’s a wake-up call – a sign that our rivers are in trouble. Polluted and over-exploited, even the mightiest fresh-water highways are said to be dying.
Gaining special access to remote locations and sensitive information, Jeremy immerses himself in the reality of these endangered ecosystems and the lives of the animals and people who depend on them.
Dr Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, and multi-award winning journalist, sets off on an immersive journey around the world searching for the secrets to wellness and living longer, healthier and happier lives.
In a remote part of the Bolivian Amazon, he meets a tribe with the healthiest hearts, while in Italy, Sanjay examines how a focus on food, faith and family keeps the population living well into old age. His fascinating global trek reveals a raft of surprising healing traditions, as well as modern medical practices, and he makes some astonishing discoveries about alternative therapies that will alter our understanding of what it means to be alive.
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.