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Alan ventures 50 metres below the Channel, scales an ancient tree in the New Forest and stalks red deer in Scotland to tell the story of how island Britain was created. He searches for clues across the country, discovering tropical nickar nuts in Scotland, palm trees growing at latitudes where polar bears should feel more at home and watching whooper swans in Cambridgeshire who arrive from Siberia for Britain's milder winters.

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Alan ventures 50 metres below the Channel, scales an ancient tree in the New Forest and stalks red deer in Scotland to tell the story of how island Britain was created. He searches for clues across the country, discovering tropical nickar nuts in Scotland, palm trees growing at latitudes where polar bears should feel more at home and watching whooper swans in Cambridgeshire who arrive from Siberia for Britain's milder winters.

In the second of a two-part documentary, David Attenborough explores how much climate change is altering our planet, suggesting ways we can help.

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In the second of a two-part documentary, David Attenborough explores how much climate change is altering our planet, suggesting ways we can help.

  • Coast : Series 1

  • BBC

Nick Crane and the team take a fascinating journey around the coast of the United Kingdom, uncovering stories that have made us the island nation we are today.

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Nick Crane and the team take a fascinating journey around the coast of the United Kingdom, uncovering stories that have made us the island nation we are today.

The nation's love affair with the coast will be reawakened for this entertaining and ambitious exploration of the entire UK coastline. Across 13 programmes Coast celebrates the unique character of the UK's coastal communities, exploring a wealth of fascinating human stories through a mixture of expert comment, contemporary storytelling and computer-generated images. This is the coast as never seen before.

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The nation's love affair with the coast will be reawakened for this entertaining and ambitious exploration of the entire UK coastline. Across 13 programmes Coast celebrates the unique character of the UK's coastal communities, exploring a wealth of fascinating human stories through a mixture of expert comment, contemporary storytelling and computer-generated images. This is the coast as never seen before.

The South Wales coast, by the Second Severn Bridge, has the second highest tidal range in the world, at around 14.5 metres (the highest is the Bay of Fundy, located off the northern coast of Maine, USA). It's also home to an extraordinary tidal phenomenon - the Severn Bore.

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The South Wales coast, by the Second Severn Bridge, has the second highest tidal range in the world, at around 14.5 metres (the highest is the Bay of Fundy, located off the northern coast of Maine, USA). It's also home to an extraordinary tidal phenomenon - the Severn Bore.

The coast of North West England covers some classic industrial landscapes and playgrounds, and a dangerous world of shifting sands.

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The coast of North West England covers some classic industrial landscapes and playgrounds, and a dangerous world of shifting sands.

Scotland's west coast has the most jagged and dramatic coastline in Great Britain. It's only 300 miles as the seagull flies, but once you add in the dozens of islands anchored off this rugged coastline it is thousands of miles.

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Scotland's west coast has the most jagged and dramatic coastline in Great Britain. It's only 300 miles as the seagull flies, but once you add in the dozens of islands anchored off this rugged coastline it is thousands of miles.

This is a coast of two halves, divided by the broad Humber. We start on the craggy grandeur of the Yorkshire coast and finish by wading through the vast salt marshes and mudflats of the Wash.

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This is a coast of two halves, divided by the broad Humber. We start on the craggy grandeur of the Yorkshire coast and finish by wading through the vast salt marshes and mudflats of the Wash.

Every beach, bay and cliff edge along this stretch of coast has a story to tell of people who struggled with changing sea levels, the perils of flooding, subsidence and erosion. Whole towns have been lost to the sea, houses teeter on cliff tops... the very land is crumbling away.

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Every beach, bay and cliff edge along this stretch of coast has a story to tell of people who struggled with changing sea levels, the perils of flooding, subsidence and erosion. Whole towns have been lost to the sea, houses teeter on cliff tops... the very land is crumbling away.

In this programme we look back at some of the highlights of our journey, exploring the future of our coast and what it'll mean for us as an island nation.

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In this programme we look back at some of the highlights of our journey, exploring the future of our coast and what it'll mean for us as an island nation.

  • Earth Story

  • Danielle Peck

Aubrey Manning explores our understanding of the planet.

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Aubrey Manning explores our understanding of the planet.

Aubrey Manning explores a revolution in our understanding of the planet. He starts out by trying to date the Earth, aided by surviving fragments of early Earth found in Greenland and South Africa's Barbertan Mountains. First in the series

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Aubrey Manning explores a revolution in our understanding of the planet. He starts out by trying to date the Earth, aided by surviving fragments of early Earth found in Greenland and South Africa's Barbertan Mountains. First in the series

Aubrey Manning follows the research submarine "Alvin" on a dive to the world's longest mountain range. Second in the series

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Aubrey Manning follows the research submarine "Alvin" on a dive to the world's longest mountain range. Second in the series

Aubrey Manning discovers Pacific seawater in a Bolivian volcano 6,000m above sea level. Third in the series

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Aubrey Manning discovers Pacific seawater in a Bolivian volcano 6,000m above sea level. Third in the series

Aubrey Manning investigates volcanic activity worldwide. Fourth in the series

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Aubrey Manning investigates volcanic activity worldwide. Fourth in the series

Aubrey Manning explains how scientists have developed new theories concerning mountain formation, by studying the Himalayas at the top of the Indian subcontinent. Fifth in the series

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Aubrey Manning explains how scientists have developed new theories concerning mountain formation, by studying the Himalayas at the top of the Indian subcontinent. Fifth in the series

Aubrey Manning traces the turbulent history of the Ice Age in a journey spanning the globe. Sixth in the series

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Aubrey Manning traces the turbulent history of the Ice Age in a journey spanning the globe. Sixth in the series

Aubrey Manning continues his global trek from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Africa, and discovers how chance events in history have shaped the evolution of life on Earth. Seventh in the series

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Aubrey Manning continues his global trek from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Africa, and discovers how chance events in history have shaped the evolution of life on Earth. Seventh in the series

Aubrey Manning sets out to discover why the Earth is a living planet and our planetary neighbours like Mars and Venus are not. Eighth in the series

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Aubrey Manning sets out to discover why the Earth is a living planet and our planetary neighbours like Mars and Venus are not. Eighth in the series

Documentary series. Dr Iain Stewart reveals the role natural forces have played in the creation of the planet Earth, beginning with volcanoes

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Documentary series. Dr Iain Stewart reveals the role natural forces have played in the creation of the planet Earth, beginning with volcanoes

  • Earthflight

  • BBC

Nature documentary that takes a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experiences some of the world's greatest natural spectacles from a bird's-eye view.

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Nature documentary that takes a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experiences some of the world's greatest natural spectacles from a bird's-eye view.

Nature documentary that takes a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experiences some of the world\'s greatest natural spectacles from a bird\'s-eye view.This episode takes flight across North America, as snow geese fall prey to bald eagles.

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Nature documentary that takes a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experiences some of the world\'s greatest natural spectacles from a bird\'s-eye view.This episode takes flight across North America, as snow geese fall prey to bald eagles.

This episode takes flight over Africa, as cape gannets join the great sardine run.

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This episode takes flight over Africa, as cape gannets join the great sardine run.

Cranes and geese soar over Venice, the white cliffs of Dover and Edinburgh.

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Cranes and geese soar over Venice, the white cliffs of Dover and Edinburgh.

The nature series gives a bird\'s-eye view of South America.

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The nature series gives a bird\'s-eye view of South America.

The nature series gives a bird\'s-eye view of Asia and Australia.

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The nature series gives a bird\'s-eye view of Asia and Australia.

Special programme looking at the techniques used in the production of Earthflight.

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Special programme looking at the techniques used in the production of Earthflight.

Michael Palin explores China, staying in the Governor's Castle in Qingdao where Mao slept, meeting the owner of a Chinese vineyard which produces Chardonay and having a street massage. He travels to Shanghai and then by train and boat to the Yangtse Gorge, where a huge engineering project to create a dam is in progress, which will flood the towns and areas in which he is now travelling. Third in the series

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Michael Palin explores China, staying in the Governor's Castle in Qingdao where Mao slept, meeting the owner of a Chinese vineyard which produces Chardonay and having a street massage. He travels to Shanghai and then by train and boat to the Yangtse Gorge, where a huge engineering project to create a dam is in progress, which will flood the towns and areas in which he is now travelling. Third in the series

Michael Palin travels to Japan, starting at the island of Sado where he meets the famous Kodd Drummers. From there he moves down to Tokyo and is shown around by Mayumi, an early Japanese Monty Python fan.

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Michael Palin travels to Japan, starting at the island of Sado where he meets the famous Kodd Drummers. From there he moves down to Tokyo and is shown around by Mayumi, an early Japanese Monty Python fan.

This programme tells the story of the most extraordinary river in the world - the Ganges. Human life and nature bustle along her river banks, in a kaleidoscope of colour and energy in this dramatic BBC documentary.

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This programme tells the story of the most extraordinary river in the world - the Ganges. Human life and nature bustle along her river banks, in a kaleidoscope of colour and energy in this dramatic BBC documentary.