Much-loved presenter and actress Joanna Lumley takes viewers behind the scenes as she shares unseen footage from her travels, which start in Japan and span right through to Cuba. Witness a dazzling fire god festival and climb aboard the famous Trans-Siberian railway. Joanna discusses the extreme physical challenges that come with the job, including filming on an ice-encrusted ship. Joanna also explores the technical wizardry involved and the reasons behind her lifelong love of travel, including an unquenchable thirst for adventure.
The illegal tiger trade is threatening the survival of one of nature’s most beautiful beasts. In this gripping documentary, the shocking secrets of illegal tiger farms, and the power players who profit, are exposed. Former Royal Marine Commando Aldo Kane uncovers key trafficking routes connecting Malaysia, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, covertly filming the traffickers, and meeting those trying to stop them. This is a fearless investigation into a sickening network of ruthless organised crime.
An entertaining and ambitious exploration of coastline, this programme celebrates the unique character of coastal communities. This eighth series is made of several eye-catching episodes, each of which provides a journey around a section of breath-taking coastal landscape. From revealing the surprising stories of invasions around the British Isles, to embarking upon a journey around the great estuaries of Britain, this series truly embraces Britain's identity and focuses on the people and history which make the seascapes and communities scattered around the shoreline so compelling.
With advanced technology, international expertise, and brand-new insight into mummification, Mummies Unwrapped unlocks ancient cases to uncover the dirty work of rising to the top in Ancient Egypt... and staying there. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo holds the greatest collection of mummies anywhere in the world and it's hiding a dark secret. The embalmed bodies of Egypt's greatest kings, queens and nobles are the eerie remnants of Egypt's glorious past. New analysis is revealing disturbing clues hidden on their mummified bodies, hints of violent and torturous deaths, stories of treachery and evidence of murder. Now, an international team of experts is reopening these 3000-year-old cold cases, for the very first time using advanced scanning technology to unveil the back-stabbing world of Egypt's ancient royals.
There are a series of extraordinary unanswered questions about the ancients, but new evidence has come to light that will allow investigators to definitively solve each of these puzzles. This stunning documentary series features arresting science, beautiful drama reconstructions and surprising answers. Each episode focuses on a different conundrum, including on the real tower of Babel, the plagues of Egypt, the intriguing riddle of Petra and the ancient site of Stonehenge, among many others. Specialists break down all the evidence surrounding these treasures in hopes to discover the exact nature of how they came to be.
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.