Human Planet, Series 1HDClosed Captioning
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Humans are the only animals that have managed to adapt to life in every habitat on Earth. From oceans to jungles, the poles to the deserts, Human Planet explores man's incredible ability to survive in the most extreme environments. Three years in the making, the series travels to the far-flung corners of the globe - the team visited more than 70 filming locations - to bring the most diverse, original and, in some cases, never-before-seen stories of human endeavour to the screen. Narrated by John Hurt.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFeaturette: The Zanskar Frozen River Adventure||This bonus feature - not to be broadcast on TV - tells the behind the scenes story of our camera crew's dangerous 8 day trek to get to their location and contributors. A real life expedition set in the remote Zanskar frozen river valley high in the mountains of Northern India. This film, shot in HD, will reveal the risks and challenges the camera crew face before they even start to film! It's the nail biting prequel to the "most dangerous walk to school” that will feature in our Rivers programme.||23:53||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOceans: Into the Blue||As an air-breathing animal, the human is not built to survive in water. But people have found ways to live an almost aquatic life so they can exploit the sea's riches. From a 'shark-whisperer' in the Pacific to Brazilian fishermen collaborating with dolphins to catch mullet, this journey into the blue reveals astonishing tales of ingenuity and bravery.||58:45||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDeserts: Life In the Furnace||We can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water: it is the essential element of life. Yet many millions of us live in parched deserts around the world. From the Tubu women and children who navigate the endless dunes of the Sahara to the men rushing into Antogo Lake to catch the fish trapped as it evaporates, we discover how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges - and ingenious solutions - in the driest places on Earth.||59:06||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoArctic: Life In the Deep Freeze||The Arctic is the harshest environment on Earth: little food grows, it's dark for months on end, and temperatures stay well below freezing for much of the year. Yet four million people manage to survive here. Human Planet tells remarkable stories of extraordinary people who make their homes in nature's deep freeze.||59:03||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJungles: People of the Trees||The rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on the planet. But for humans, life there is not as easy as it looks. Life in the trees requires great skill, ingenuity and sheer bravery. The Matis of Brazil carve 4-metre-long blow-pipes to hunt monkeys - in near total silence. Deep in the Congo forests, Tete defies death by scaling a giant tree using nothing more than a liana vine, and he must then negotiate an angry swarm of bees - all to collect honey for his family. Most memorable of all, in Brazil we join a unique monitoring flight in search an un-contacted tribe.||59:21||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMountains: Life In Thin Air||Explore the extraordinary ways in which people survive at extreme altitudes where nature becomes utterly unforgiving. In the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia the locals have forged an astonishing partnership with golden eagles which hunt for them. On the precipitous cliffs of the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia we join a young boy locked in a dramatic battle with fearsome gelada monkeys which are hell-bent on raiding his family's meagre grain harvest.||59:19||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGrasslands: The Roots of Power||Grasslands feed the world. Over thousands of years, we humans have learned to grow grains on the grasslands and domesticate the creatures that live there with great success. Although even today, life in the 'Garden of Eden' isn't always rosy. We walk with the Dorobo people of Kenya as they bravely attempt to scare off a pride of hungry lions from their freshly caught kill. We gallop across the Steppe with extraordinary Mongolian horsemen who were 'born in the saddle'. And in a perfect partnership with nature, built up over generations, Maasai children must literally talk to the birds!||58:59||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRivers: Friend and Foe||Rivers provide the essentials of life: fresh food and water. They enable us to live in just about every environment on Earth. But as we discover in this episode, rivers are also capricious and treacherous. Rivers can flood, freeze or disappear altogether. Join Sam Niang, a Laotian fisherman who must walk a high wire strung above the raging Mekong River rapids on an extraordinary commute to work. Meet the father who must take his two children on a 6-day trek down a frozen river - the most dangerous school run on Earth!||58:45||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCities: Surviving the Urban Jungle||The final episode looks at the one environment that's been made by us for us - the city. Over half of the world's population now lives in the urban jungle. The city is built to keep untamed nature out - but nature can't be pushed away. From bed bugs sucking our blood at night to rats in our restaurants, many animals have adapted to a life with us.||58:31||£2.49||View in iTunes|
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This is just AMAZING!!
Filming locations are great!! Cinematography is great!! And John Hurt does a superb job narrating!!
Love this tv show, amazing. Thought it would've been way more like £40-£50 and its only £20! ive watched them from the start and love them
Very good series with excellent footage, however the Grassland episode is mislabelled and is really the Rivers episode