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Earthflight Europe

   2012    Nature
Earthflight departs on its grand European tour, using a host of techniques including taking extraordinary footage from microlites as they fly alongside imprinted birds. Among other wonders, cameras soar with cranes and geese over Venice, the white cliffs of Dover and Edinburgh. White storks leave Africa and struggle to reach Istanbul, the gateway to Europe, while cranes take an easier route over the monkey-guarded Rock of Gibraltar. In France, the white horses of the Camargue make a splash around the new arrivals. In Rome, the heat of the city lures 20 million starlings that perform nature's greatest aerial display to outwit peregrines. In Hungary, sand martins grab mayflies from the air; and at Bass Rock, gannets create Britain's greatest natural spectacle as they dive in exquisite slow-motion. The story takes an emotional turn as storks and swallows wait for their partners to return and indulge in a spot of DIY to impress. Finally, geese touch down in Svalbard to raise a family. To protect their young, a squadron of birds assemble to see off polar bears. With views of birds flying over the Loire Valley, London docklands and the bulb fieds of Holland, this is Europe as never before.
Series: Earthflight

Eat or Be Eaten

   2022    Nature
Predators and prey are in an arms race for survival. Hunters and hunted deploy hidden super- skills in the battle to eat or be eaten. Masterclasses in predatory perfection are vital to passing on skills. So when they're ready to hunt for real, the next generation is fully prepared for the battle between predator and prey.
Life is a mission, survival. Animals have evolved secret weapons and hidden skills to outsmart their enemies. So in those life or death moments, it takes the most extraordinary super powers to prevail.
Series: Super/Natural

Mind of the Swarm

   2021    Nature
In the third episode, Will Smith crosses the Serengeti to catch one of the greatest events of nature. "An image, one and a half million wildebeests on the plains of Africa in the most dramatic migration on Earth, has stayed with me since around thirty years ago I picked up a National Geographic Magazine and saw it. And finally, I'm here to see it."
Series: Welcome to Earth

Planet Earth II Cities

   2016    Nature    HD
Cities are growing at a faster rate than any other habitat on Earth. They may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of surprising opportunity. Leopards prowl the streets of Mumbai, peregrine falcons hunt amongst New York's skyscrapers, and a million starlings perform spectacular aerial dances over Rome. In Jodhpur, langurs are revered as religious deities and in Harar, locals live in harmony with wild hyenas. Many animals, however, struggle to cope in the urban jungle. As the architects of this environment, can humans choose to build cities that are homes for both them and wildlife?
Series: Planet Earth II

Triumph

   2015    Science
David Attenborough concludes his epic history of the evolution of flight with an exploration of the highly advanced fliers that dominate our skies today – the extraordinarily diverse skills of the birds, and the sonar-guided precision of the bats. He encounters some of our planet’s most remarkable fliers – from peregrine falcons dive-bombing starlings over Rome, to hummingbirds hovering in the cloud forests of Ecuador. In a spectacular finale, he visits Gomantong cave in Borneo to witness the mass exodus of a million bats.
Series: Conquest of the Skies
Coldplay Live

Coldplay Live

2012  Art
Senna

Senna

2010  Culture
Planet Earth

Planet Earth

2007  Nature
Clarkson Farm

Clarkson Farm

2021  Nature
Clarkson Farm Season 2

Clarkson Farm Season 2

2023  Nature
Secrets of the Universe

Secrets of the Universe

2021  Science
The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal

2022  Culture