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1. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

9.4
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 126,697

2. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

9.1
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Star: John Hurt

Votes: 17,102

3. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

8.9
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Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,221

4. Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009– )

49 min | Documentary

9.0
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This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see the impact of the melting of the arctic ice in the summer, the annual return of the ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Joe Stevens, Paul Beilstein, Steve Benjamin

Votes: 2,567

5. The Boat That Guy Built (2011– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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A guy called Guy builds a boat

Stars: Guy Martin, Mark Davies, Liza Tarbuck

Votes: 79

6. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

9.1
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, Doug Allan, Michael Pitts

Votes: 29,404

7. Survival with Ray Mears (2010– )

47 min | Documentary

8.2
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Survival expert Ray Mears tracks three masterly predators, each in the natural environment they dominate, or at least did until man changed the rules. In Idaho, it's a pack of wolves. In ... See full summary »

Stars: Isaac Babcock, Ray Mears, Shane Moore

Votes: 74

8. Extreme Survival (2002– )

Documentary

8.3
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Star: Ray Mears

Votes: 192

9. World of Survival (1997– )

24 min | Documentary

7.9
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Star: Ray Mears

Votes: 50

10. Bushcraft (2004– )

Documentary

8.5
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An in depth series researching the origins and practical history of the crafted bush. Ray provides a witty element to his knowledge of the bush and provides an educational insight into the ... See full summary »

Star: Ray Mears

Votes: 176

11. Frontline (1983– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath, Martin Smith

Votes: 1,149

12. Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (2000– )

24 min | Documentary

8.3
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A self-help guide which applies the teachings of philosophers to dealing with life's everyday problems.

Star: Alain de Botton

Votes: 249

13. Wild China (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau.

Star: Bernard Hill

Votes: 2,193