This month, BBC Earth bring audiences on an excursion into uncharted territories around the world, beginning with Eden: Untamed Planet.
Narrated by the talented, award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter, this six-part series features Earth’s last remaining lands unscathed by human interference and the resulting rare biodiversity that flourishes there – all while surviving the rapid changes in today’s environment.
In Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle Sr8, the adventurous explorer returns with another series, travelling to remote and inhospitable parts of the world to meet more people who have embraced a life without modern-day influences.
Exploring the different landscapes, Fogle uncovers how they have become one with nature, the reasons behind their lifestyle changes, and more. More on these shows below, all airing on UnifiTV channel 501 and BBC Player this September.
Eden: Untamed Planet
Premieres Friday, 17th September at 8.05pm
Travel to the far corners of the planet and discover the secrets of Earth’s few remaining untouched lands, all brimming with life. From the Namib Desert to Patagonia, only a handful of places on Earth can claim to be largely unchanged. Isolated from the rest of the world, these places have been protected from the most damaging effects of human interference.
Delicately balanced, species-rich, unique ecosystems. In these lands, life exists as nature intended. This series embarks on a breath-taking journey to Earth’s last Eden. It visits incredible landscapes and reveals thrilling new behaviour from the world’s most iconic animals. As the heavy tread of humans falls ever closer to these beautiful and fragile lands, now is the time to reveal their captivating stories.
Arctic Drift: A Year In The Ice
Premieres Friday, 23rd September at 9.55pm
The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on the planet, and sea ice in the summer covers just half the area it did 40 years ago. Experts now believe an ice-free Arctic would have disastrous consequences for the rest of the planet –causing sea levels to rise and scrambling our weather, leading to brutal heatwaves, shock cold spells and catastrophic storms. It’s no longer just about steady global warming – these are rapid, volatile changes to the world we know.
Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle Sr8
Premieres Monday, 6th September 9.55pm
Explorer Ben Fogle meets more people who’ve turned their back on the rat-race and set up home in some of the most remote and inhospitable parts of the world.
(Images: BBC Studios)