Aired in UK: 2001
The Blue Planet, is the definitive exploration of the Earth's final frontier. From 4,000 metres below sea level to the shore, this study uncovered some extraordinary life and behaviours that had never before been filmed. A few of the species had only be recently discovered at all. (Review)
Aired in UK: 1995
An exploration into the movements, growth rates and habits of plants. This documentary revealed facinating and hitherto unseen habits of plant life, via use of long-term filming stints, with a locked-off camera.
Aired in UK: 2008
Sir David Attenborough's epic overview of life on Earth, transforms perceptions of cold-blooded animals. Life in Cold Blood, highlights a caring/mothering side to the cold blooded creature; widely thought to be a specific trait of the warm blooded.
Aired in UK: 1979
Attenborough travels the globe in order to trace the story of the evolution of life on the planet. It is this series in which he had his famous encounter with a group of mountain Gorillas.
Aired in UK: 1993
Extreme living conditions; such as artic temperatures require a special type of hardy and adaptive animal. 6, 30 minute long episodes explore the coping mechanisms and survial tools of Artic creatures.
Aired in UK: 1984
A study of the relationship between The Earth and its inhabitants. Early, but by no means basic this study explored the ways in which life adapts to the earths make-up.
"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."
- Sir David Attenborough
Sir David Attenborough is a world famous broadcaster and creator of a series of BBC documentaries, exploring the natural world. His natural history programmes and documentaries have spanned over 50 years, he is noted for undertaking epic studies of plant and animal life. His documenataries have won countless awards; this list marks the best of these.
Image thumbnails provide links to the bigger, more detail versions of the photos, each photo is a screen shot from their respective documentary series.
Complete Documentary List
1954-64 Zoo Quest
1975 The Explorers
1976 The Tribal Eye
1977 Wildlife on One
1979 Life on Earth
1984 The Living Planet
1987 The First Eden
1989 Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives
1990 The Trials of Life
1993 Wildlife 10
1993 Life in the Freezer
1995 The Private Life of Plants
1996 Attenborough in Paradise
1997 The Wildlife Specials
1998 The Life of Birds
2000 State of the Planet
2001 The Blue Planet
2002 The Life of Mammals
2005 Life In The Undergrowth
2006 Planet Earth
2008 Life In Cold Blood
Society of Film and Television Arts Special Award
Royal Television Society Silver Medal
Zoological Society of London Silver Medal
Society of Film and Television Arts Desmond Davis Award
Royal Geographical Society Cherry Kearton Medal
UNESCO Kalinga Prize
Boston Museum of Science Washburn Award
Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science Hopper Day Medal
Royal Geographical Society Founder's Gold Medal
Encyclopedia Britannica Award
International Emmy Award
Royal Scottish Geographical Society Livingstone Medal
Royal Society of Arts Franklin Medal
Folden Kamera Award