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Series Premiere

Planet Earth II: Season 1

1x01 Islands

  • 2016-11-06T11:00:00+11:00 on BBC One
  • 50 mins
  • Elizabeth White
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

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, one and a half million penguins risk being battered against the rocks by fierce waves as they try to get on and off the island.