TV BBC Natural History Unit Shows and TV Series

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All BBC Natural History Unit shows list, featuring TV series created by BBC Natural History Unit, with pictures from the show when available. Series and programs made by TV creator BBC Natural History Unit are listed below alphabetically, with additional information such as when the show first aired and what network it aired on. What are all of the BBC Natural History Unit TV creations? This series list includes any shows that BBC Natural History Unit co-created and maybe served as an executive producer on.

Shows here include everything from Frozen Planet to The Private Life of Plants.

This list of television shows features programs produced, written, and adapted by BBC Natural History Unit. This list answers the questions, "What shows did BBC Natural History Unit create?" and "How many shows has BBC Natural History Unit created?"

These shows may not have all aired in the same country, but they were all created or co-created by BBC Natural History Unit. (6 items)
Frozen Planet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list BBC Natural History Unit Shows and TV Series
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Frozen Planet is a British nature documentary series, co-produced by the BBC and The Open University. It was filmed by the BBC Natural History Unit. The production team, which includes executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Vanessa Berlowitz, were previously responsible for the award-winning series The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, and Frozen Planet is billed as a sequel of sorts. David Attenborough returns as narrator. It is distributed under licence by the BBC in other countries, Discovery Channel for North America, ZDF for Germany, Antena 3 for Spain and Skai TV for Greece. The seven-part series focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic. The ...more on Wikipedia

Premiered: 2011

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Born of Fire

Many of the Galapagos' volcanoes that brought about its existence remain active, and there's amazing footage of an eruption of the Sierra Negra. Marine iguanas leap off lava cliffs into billowing surf; giant tortoises are groomed by Darwin's finches; and the waved alabatross shows off with a magical courship display. ...more on Wikipedia

Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list BBC Natural History Unit Shows and TV Series
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Life is a British nature documentary series created and produced by the BBC in association with The Open University, it was first broadcast as part of the BBC's Darwin Season on BBC One and BBC HD from October to December 2009. The series takes a global view of the specialised strategies and extreme behaviour that living things have developed in order to survive; what Charles Darwin termed "the struggle for existence". Four years in the making, the series was shot entirely in high definition. Life premiered on 12 October 2009 in the United Kingdom consisting of ten 50-minute episodes. The opening programme gives a general introduction to the series, a second look at plants, and the remainder ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: David Attenborough

Premiered: 2009

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Orangutan Diary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list BBC Natural History Unit Shows and TV Series
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Orangutan Diary

Orangutan Diary is a nature documentary series on the BBC, which follows the lives of Bornean orangutans in the care of Lone Drøscher Nielsen, a member of the Borneo Orangutan Survival foundation. The program tries to detail the threat that the orangutans face in day-to-day life. The presenters Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard follow the careers of the orangutans daily to see what the centre has to deal with. The centre was founded in 1994, a year after Lone Dröscher Nielsen permanently moved to Borneo. She could see what effect the palm oil plantations were having on the orangutans, so then founded the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Project, which now is the largest ape rescue ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Michaela Strachan, Steve Leonard

Premiered: 2009