Planet Earth II

Confirmed for BBC One on 6 November at 8pm to 9pm

Ep 1/6

Sunday 6 November

8.00pm-9.00pm

BBC ONE

NEW HD
Captured in stunning ultra-high definition detail, Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, deserts, grasslands and cities of the world.

Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth.

From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.

Episode one: Islands

Remote islands offer sanctuary for some of the Planet's strangest and rarest creatures. The rare pygmy three-toed sloth enjoys a peaceful existence on an idyllic Caribbean island, while nesting albatross thrive in predator-free isolation.

But island life always comes at a cost. On the Galapagos Islands, young marine iguana must escape an onslaught of deadly racer snakes the moment they hatch from the sand.

On the Sub-Antarctic island of Zavodovski life gets more extreme still; every day 1.5 million penguins risk being battered against the rocks by fierce waves as they try to get on and off the island.

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