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Tuesday, September 1 2015
  • Time Show
    • 24 mins ago
      Planet EarthSeason 1 Episode 3: Freshwater

      A tour of the mightiest rivers in the world, from the deep waters of Siberia's Lake Baikal, home to the world's only freshwater seal, to the wetlands downstream of Earth's tallest waterfall patrolled, by frenzied piranhas. There is also footage of the lightning-quick ambush of wildebeest by crocodiles in Africa and macaque monkeys swimming underwater to catch crabs in Indonesia. Presented by David Attenborough

    • 5:00pm
      Planet EarthSeason 1 Episode 4: Caves

      David Attenborough looks at the world's caves, including the Lechuguilla Cave in America which contains chambers filled with six-metre-long crystals. Inside Deer Cave in Borneo he finds five million bats, whose droppings support an entire ecosystem, and he observes creatures in Texas and Thailand which never see daylight

    • 6:00pm
      Planet EarthSeason 1 Episode 6: Ice Worlds

      Camera crews follow the activities of wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctic, including an emperor penguin colony's nine-month migration across sea ice to its breeding ground. The team also takes aerial and underwater shots to capture humpback whales feeding and tracks a male polar bear as it swims 100km to find new ice from which to hunt seals

    • 7:00pm
      Planet EarthSeason 1 Episode 7: Great Plains

      The wildlife on the great plains of Africa, Asia, North America and the Arctic, which cover a quarter of the land on Earth. The distinctive Tibetan fox is captured on film for the first time, while a herd of caribou migrates 2,000 miles across the tundra in search of grass. Night vision equipment tracks a pride of 30 lions hunting elephants in the tropical African savannah near one of the region's few remaining waterholes. Presented by David Attenborough

    • 8:00pm
      Planet EarthSeason 1 Episode 9: Shallow Seas

      Following the epic journey of a humpback whale and its calf as they travel from a tropical paradise to the species' great feeding ground in the icy polar seas. David Attenborough also observes footage of colonies of seabirds in the Arabian desert and surfing dolphins in Australia that swim onto the beach to catch their fish

    • 9:00pm
      Planet EarthSeason 1 Episode 10: Seasonal Forests

      An insight into woodlands around the world, from the stunted conifers cloaked in snow and ice in the Arctic forests, to the broadleaf woods in North America and Europe. Also featured are the 100-metre-high giant redwoods of California, as well as Madagascar's unusual upside-down trees, which store water in their swollen trunks and harbour strange wildlife. Presented by David Attenborough

    • 10:00pm
      Planet EarthSeason 1 Episode 11: Ocean Deep

      An exploration of the survival techniques used by creatures inhabiting the oceans of the world, where adaptation is paramount for those dwelling on the surface as well as below. Pods of dolphins are filmed charging in search of prey, surprising methods for conserving energy are revealed as deep-sea octopuses 'fly' with wings, and vampire squid use bioluminescence to create a colour display. Last in series

    • 11:00pm
      Planet EarthSeason 1 Episode 5: Deserts

      David Attenborough concludes the documentary series by focusing on the world's deserts. Cameras explore the dry Atacama of Chile, where guanacos survive by licking dew off cacti, and capture the rare sight of wild camels eating snow to stay hydrated on Mongolia's Gobi plains. In the rocky Namibian desert, elephants desperately search for food and lions wander the wilderness hunting oryx. Last in the series

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