Human Planet

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 9.0  (24,192)

Human Planet is a part of the 8-part British TV documentary series. It was produced by BBC with a co-production from the BBC Worldwide and Discovery channel. It basically is a tv series that describes the human being species as well as its relationship upon the natural world simply by showing the many remarkable ways a human has adapted into their life in all types of environments here on Earth. It was announced in 2007 that the production teams were based upon the BBC's Natural History Unit near BBC and Bristol Wales. They spent 3 years shooting nearly 70 different stories in a couple of the coolest remote locations here on Earth spanning over 40 different countries. Each episode that this series had focused on different types of human inhabited environments such as the Arctic, deserts, jungles, rivers, grasslands, oceans, urban landscape, as well as mountains. For the very first time on the BBC landmark series this production hired a dedicated stills photographer named Timothy Allen, who was the one who documented the entire project photographically for their books and multimedia which had accompanied the series. The Human Planet series was first screened in the United Kingdom on the BBC One every Thursday at 8 pm for over eight weeks straight, starting from January 13, 2011. The domestic repeats have actually been seen on the Eden, with all of the 8 episodes being aired in the time span of one week, which was on April 2012. The BBC Worldwide productions have since announced that they have sold their broadcast rights to over 22 different international markets. The Human Planet series received 7 different BAFTA Television Craft award nominations, one of the most nominations for any program in the year of 2011, plus it won over 2 of those nominations, both for their Arctic episode, where Savage won a factual editing prize, while Doug Allan, Matt Norman, and Will Edwards won the photography and cinematography prize. The show was very much awaited in the United Kingdom according to BAFTA, making the series very much worthy of the awards and nominations they were given.

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Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle
8. Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle
April 24, 2011
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.
Rivers: Friend and Foe
7. Rivers: Friend and Foe
April 24, 2011
This episode focuses on the different problems people face who live by rivers.
Deserts: Life In The Furnace
6. Deserts: Life In The Furnace
April 24, 2011
The series demonstrates how humans can survive for weeks without food and use nature to find water in the desert.
Grasslands : Roots of Power
5. Grasslands : Roots of Power
April 17, 2011
The series looks at how humans have managed to develope sophisticated ways of harnessing nature in order to survive in the world's graslands areas.
Jungles - People of the Trees
4. Jungles - People of the Trees
April 17, 2011
The series takes a look at the jungle where nature is most complex and mysterious.
Arctic: Life In The Deep Freeze
3. Arctic: Life In The Deep Freeze
April 17, 2011
The series takes a look at the icy wastes of the Arctic where very little grows.
Mountains
2. Mountains
April 10, 2011
Living in the mountains presents a number of unique problems that humans have solved.
Rivers and Oceans
1. Rivers and Oceans
April 10, 2011
Humans have enjoyed eating marine life for centuries, whether it's a sperm whale harpooned by Pacific Islanders or a fish snatched from a raging river in Cambodia.
Dorobo
Dorobo

Clip - 2 min 7 sec

Jasper Montana
Jasper Montana

Clip - 25 sec

Mombassa Dump
Mombassa Dump

Clip - 2 min 6 sec

Dina Mufti
Dina Mufti

Clip - 20 sec

Oceans Lost At Sea
Oceans Lost At Sea

Clip - 4 min 5 sec

Cecilia Hue
Cecilia Hue

Clip - 30 sec

Description

Human Planet is a part of the 8-part British TV documentary series. It was produced by BBC with a co-production from the BBC Worldwide and Discovery channel. It basically is a tv series that describes the human being species as well as its relationship upon the natural world simply by showing the many remarkable ways a human has adapted into their life in all types of environments here on Earth.

It was announced in 2007 that the production teams were based upon the BBC's Natural History Unit near BBC and Bristol Wales. They spent 3 years shooting nearly 70 different stories in a couple of the coolest remote locations here on Earth spanning over 40 different countries. Each episode that this series had focused on different types of human inhabited environments such as the Arctic, deserts, jungles, rivers, grasslands, oceans, urban landscape, as well as mountains.

For the very first time on the BBC landmark series this production hired a dedicated stills photographer named Timothy Allen, who was the one who documented the entire project photographically for their books and multimedia which had accompanied the series.

The Human Planet series was first screened in the United Kingdom on the BBC One every Thursday at 8 pm for over eight weeks straight, starting from January 13, 2011. The domestic repeats have actually been seen on the Eden, with all of the 8 episodes being aired in the time span of one week, which was on April 2012. The BBC Worldwide productions have since announced that they have sold their broadcast rights to over 22 different international markets.

The Human Planet series received 7 different BAFTA Television Craft award nominations, one of the most nominations for any program in the year of 2011, plus it won over 2 of those nominations, both for their Arctic episode, where Savage won a factual editing prize, while Doug Allan, Matt Norman, and Will Edwards won the photography and cinematography prize.

The show was very much awaited in the United Kingdom according to BAFTA, making the series very much worthy of the awards and nominations they were given.Human Planet is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on April 10, 2011.

Where to Watch Human Planet

Human Planet is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Human Planet on demand at Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 10, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    9.0  (24,192)