A contemporary exploration of Australia and its closest islands, wildlife and wilderness. It reveals how this island continent and surrounding seas were transformed by natural climatic change and human invasion, from a lush wilderness into one of the world's most modern, developed nations with a vast desert at its heart.
Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, but our huge desert centre is no barren wasteland - it's full of stunning landscapes, surprising wildlife, rugged mountain ranges and even desert fish.
The Great Barrier Reef is just the beginning of a breathtaking journey around the dramatic coastlines of Australia and New Zealand, revealing seas that are among the most bizarre and spectacular on earth.
Away from this city's rich culture, history, architecture and nightlife, Berlin has a natural wild side - a fascinating parallel world of wildlife wonders great and small, right on the doorstep.
Australia is a land of diverse and often extreme habitats, with vast expanses of wetlands, dense forests and arid plains. It's populated by an immense array of birdlife. There are more than 800 species of birds here and the country's isolation from the rest of the world for millennia means that many of its birds are unique.
Eyes from around the globe have been focused on the vibrant country of Brazil throughout the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But away from the bright stadium lights and passionate football fans is a different side of Brazil, but with just as much action. This brand new documentary series Wild Brazil brings some of the country's most iconic species to the screens in a fresh and exciting way, showcasing never-before-filmed behaviour, and giving amazing insights into their personalities and relationships.
This intimate journey to the heart of a Brazil continues, following the animal families as they face the formidable monsoon rains. The giant otter babies must watch out for predatory jaguars and learn to swim before their river floods. The coatis must eat all they can before their world disappears underwater, and the youngest capuchin monkey has to learn some clever survival skills fast.
This intimate journey into the heart of Brazil concludes. A fierce drought ensues, culminating in huge and ferocious fires. The capuchin monkeys, giant otters, coatis and jaguars are proving their extreme survival skills while looking for mates and racing to breed to ensure that the next generation are born just as the good times arrive again.
April to June - This documentary series showcases the dynamic nature of Britain over an entire year, revealing why Britains climate is so unique and why the countrys relationship with its wildlife is so enduring and so special. Late March signals the start of a battle for light. Time-lapse show billions of plants, shrubs and trees racing to be the first to make use of the suns life-giving energy. Bats and bees come out of hibernation and birds and animals begin their own perilous race; to breed. As spring becomes summer the rising temperatures trigger plankton blooms in the sea. Mayflies hatch in their millions attracting attacks from acrobatic brown trout in the rivers below and duckings leap from the water to pluck the mayflies from the air. (Part 2 of 4) (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt) G CC
The country is at its warmest. It's boom time for the insects - the air above a summer meadow is thick with the sound of them. The latest thermal cameras reveal the ghostly and mysterious displays of the nocturnal nightjar birds on Dorset heaths.
The fading sun brings an energy change to Britain and powerful storms batter the shores. The trees go dormant, but not before a final burst of colour.
For the first time in over 50 years, a team of wildlife filmmakers and scientists have been granted access to venture deep into Burma's impenetrable jungles. Their mission is to discover whether these forests are home to iconic animals, rapidly disappearing from the rest of the world.
The second leg of a unique expedition to discover whether Burma is home to iconic animals, rapidly disappearing from the rest of the world. Wildlife filmmakers Gordon Buchanan and Justine Evans, along with a team of scientists, head deep into the mountains of western Burma. This is where they hope to find the shy sun bear and two of the world's rarest and most beautiful cats: the Asian golden cat and the clouded leopard.
The final phase of a unique expedition to discover whether Burma is home to a treasure trove of wildlife. For the last leg of their journey, the team will search for the most iconic animal of them all - the tiger.
Go on an extraordinary journey from the humpback whales feeding on capelin off Newfoundland to the world's largest intact temperate rainforest that's home to the rare 'white' black bear.
Along Canada's wettest landscape, meet the wolves that fish for salmon, the ice-covered grizzly bears near the Arctic Circle and the head-butting male big horn sheep.
In the Canadian wilderness, the pronghorn antelope haunt the grasslands, the elusive wolverine thrives in the icy remote northern forests and beavers share their cosy lodges with grateful muskrats.