Adventurer Ben Fogle revisits people who turned their backs on the rat-race to set up home in some of the world’s most remote locations. How have things panned out for the former war correspondent who became a grizzly bear guide in the Canadian wilderness? Or the former city worker turned jungle Tarzan in the swamplands of Georgia, USA? And what about the man whose tragic accident prompted a move to Australia’s notorious Tornado Alley? Ben finds out what’s changed for these compelling characters as he learns about the challenges they’ve faced since he first spent time with them.
Based on the four-time Emmy-winning format, this compelling documentary follows the stories of people who live off the grid in remote regions of northern Canada. This gripping series follows a diverse group from different backgrounds, including First Nations. Gain 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.
Jenny and Jim Desmond are parents to an unusual and very large family - 29 orphaned baby chimpanzees. Their home in Liberia is rapidly becoming too small for this rowdy troop of animals, so they're building a sanctuary in the forest.
But before the babies can move out, they need to learn how to live like wild chimps. Welcome to Baby Chimp School. Here lessons are taught by Jenny, Jim and chimp expert Ben Garrod. Star pupils include Max, the cheeky future alpha male who is easily distracted and Lucy, the cleverest, who helps teach the others what to do.
Explore a thrilling space mystery with a show that takes a closer look at a complex area of science: Earth's magnetic field. 200 kilometres above the Earth lurks a fascinating mystery, and when the International Space Station crosses through it, odd things start to happen. Astronauts see lights flash before their eyes. Satellites spin out of control. Now, the area is growing and intensifying, with potentially disastrous effects not only for our efforts in space, but also for life on Earth. Don't miss this fascinating story of a space mystery moving closer and closer to home.
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 must take a turn on the treadmills? This high-energy and unique stunt combines humour with innovation to reveal the science of calories.
The incredible programme which is a simultaneously mesmerising and terrifying journey into what Mother Nature can achieve returns for a second series. These disasters have struck Earth for millions of years, shaping the landscape and giving it the unique qualities we know today. Most of the time, societies live in harmony with Mother Nature, benefitting off the abundant land she provides. But sometimes the boat is rocked and disaster ensues. As urban expansion increases and climate change excels, humans put themselves more at risk of Nature's wrath.
In Deadly Disasters, each episode focuses on one type of natural disaster and answers the questions: who, what, where, why and when? We look at the causes of some of the most shocking disasters to have ever struck, and the aftermath that leaves countries reeling, sometimes for decades. Using extraordinary footage from each event, and expert insight, we gain an overview of some of the key natural disasters that have come to shape the world today, as we know it. Could these disasters have been prevented? Can they ever be predicted? When, and where, will they strike next?
The igloo is thought to be one of the oldest human dwellings - a simple and elegant design that a skilled Inuit can build in a couple of hours. But the igloo will soon be lost forever. The arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on earth, while Greenland's ice sheet is vanishing four times faster now than in 2003. The snow and ice are disappearing, and with it, igloos and the cultures that built them.
This fascinating documentary follows a typical day in the life of an Inuit hunter in Greenland, as he travels across the stunning arctic landscape with his dog sled, fishes through the sea ice, and finally builds an igloo. While Inuit now live in permanent settlements, igloos are still constructed by hunters for shelter while out in the wilderness. Documenting the ingenious craft of igloo-building before it's too late, this is an extraordinary meditative and poetic sensory immersion.
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.