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Frozen Planet

Season 1 2011

  • 2011-10-26T22:00:00+02:00 on BBC One
  • 60 mins
  • 5 hours, 36 mins (7 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Frozen Planet takes you on the ultimate polar expedition. This landmark series brings to the screen the frozen wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic as you have never seen them before, and may never see them again...

7 episodes

1x01 To the Ends of the Earth

  • Series Premiere

    2011-10-26T22:00:00+02:00 — 48 mins

David Attenborough travels from the Arctic to the Antarctic to discover magical new ice worlds inhabited by the most extraordinary animal survivors on Earth.

1x02 Spring

  • 2011-11-02T22:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Spring has arrived in the polar regions and male Adélie penguins arrive in Antarctica to build nests. In the Arctic, a polar bear mother hunts with her cubs. A woolly bear caterpillar emerges having spent the whole of the winter frozen solid.

1x03 Summer

  • 2011-11-09T22:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Summer creates a window of opportunity that attracts hordes of visitors who cram a lifetime of drama into a few short months as they feed, fight and rear their young.

1x04 Autumn

  • 2011-11-16T22:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Polar landscapes are transformed as the big freeze returns. Most animals leave on epic journeys, some now battle to breed, and for the hardy few it’s a time of opportunity.

1x05 Winter

  • 2011-11-23T22:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

During winter most animals abandon the polar regions, but a few extreme survivors remain. This is the story of their strategies and battles to endure the planet’s harshest winters.

1x06 The Last Frontier

  • 2011-11-30T22:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Humans have no natural protection against the cold of the polar regions so why have we been visiting these remote places for thousands of years and what keeps us going back today?

1x07 On Thin Ice

  • 2011-12-07T22:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

David Attenborough reveals how scientists measure the changes in the polar regions and what they mean for the animals and people who live there, as well as for the whole planet.