Frozen Planet

They are the last great wildernesses on Earth; places of great challenge in their exploration and where few have successfully mastered how to live in the unforgiving environment; the polar extremities of the planet – the Arctic and Antarctica.

Polar bear and cubs - BBC Frozen Planet

Polar bear and cubs - BBC Frozen Planet

And yet, these are places of power, majesty, beauty and life.

The BBC’s Frozen Planet is another staggering insight into our natural world – a must-see TV series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, that started to air a few weeks ago. The episodes allow us to experience the struggle for life through each of the seasons of the year; how humans have struggled to explore these landscapes; and finally how things may be changing forever. You can catch up with the series on BBC iPlayer:

Episode 1 – To the ends of the Earth

Episode 2 – Spring

Episode 3 – Summer

Episode 4 – Autumn

Episode 5 – Winter

Episode 6 -The last frontier

Episode 7 – On thin ice

The trailer below shows this world beyond imagination, and a blast of the footage from the series that took some 4 years to film:


The Open University have a free online course and resources to accompany this major seven part series.

The complete series is available on DVD and Blu-Ray from 8 December 2011:

There’s a picture-packed 312-page hardcover book out too:

About Derek Shirlaw

I'm passionate about science communication, social media, and my home country, Scotland. In particular, I have a real interest in astronomy, digital marketing, and the great outdoors.
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