In 19th century Britain there was an eruption of engineering enterprise and financial ambition that gives the pyramids a run for their money as one of the most ambitious construction projects ever attempted. In this fascinating series, Dan Snow reveals how the making of the British railway network left a breath-taking impression on the world.
Dan unearths how the coming of rail was much more than a heart-warming story of engineering achievement. This was a revolution within a revolution; a maelstrom of scientific enterprise, social upheaval and rampant capitalism that burned at the heart of the industrial transformation of Britain.
This eye-opening series takes a fresh look at life on Earth. By combining a global view of the planet with intimate animal stories, it will reveal our world as never before. Using state of the art imagery and technology, it shows how the seasons drive both our global weather patterns and ocean currents, and how this supports the planet's incredible diversity of plants and animals.
The series also reveals those moments when the planet doesn't seem so perfect. Forces of nature such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fire and volcanoes can wipe out life in an instant, but without them Earth would slowly waste away. BBC Earth will be rounding off this remarkable series with a special ‘Making Of’ final episode. This will enable viewers to see how the unique and eye-opening series was filmed.
In a world first, remote cameras are half-submerged in a specially built waterhole in Africa. What secret animal behaviour and new science will be revealed? Rigged with a state-of-the-art camera system to film around the clock, this new waterhole in a water-stressed region in Tanzania doesn't just give a lifeline to wildlife.
It also provides an extraordinary eye-to-eye view of the action as animals including lions, baboons, elephants, giraffes and cape buffalo gather around it. As the seasons shift, discover how water shapes the behaviour of Africa's most iconic animals, and get a unique perspective on the inner workings of the African savannah in this ground-breaking documentary series.
This is the incredible story of how Pluto has been propelled from a ball of ice on the edge of the solar system to a world of unimaginable complexity. One where some form of alien life might even exist. Discovered in 1930, Pluto and its five moons hide 3.5 billion miles from Earth. For decades we knew almost nothing about it. But that's now changed. This fascinating programme highlights the incredible discoveries made by the New Horizons mission, featuring first-hand accounts from many of the scientists involved.
Scotland's ancient clans are renowned as some of the most legendary warriors in history - fierce tribes forged by the country's wild mountains and glens. This is their thrilling story of heroism and villainy, featuring Scotland's most iconic characters - from Robert the Bruce to Mary, Queen of Scots. Find out how the united clans defeated Europe's greatest military power to claim Scottish independence, and how they used their influence to topple rulers and change the course of history. This is the real-life Scottish game of thrones: an epic struggle for power, told from the point of view of the feuding clans.
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.