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Planet Earth: :  -- Popular television series chronicling the beauty and majesty of life on planet Earth
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Planet Earth: :  -- US Home Video Trailer from BBC
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Seasons:
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Release Date:
27 February 2006 (UK) See more »
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Prepare to see it as never before.
Plot:
Emmy Award winning, 11-episodes, 5-years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. Full summary »
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
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Cast

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David Attenborough ... Himself - Narrator (11 episodes, 2006)

Sigourney Weaver ... Narrator - US Version (11 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
Alastair Fothergill (11 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Gary Parker (9 episodes, 2006)
David Attenborough (5 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
Maureen Lemire .... executive producer: Discovery Channel / executive producer (11 episodes, 2006)
Shannon C. Malone .... producer: Discovery Channel / producer (11 episodes, 2006)
Kera Rennert .... producer: promo (11 episodes, 2006)
Alastair Fothergill .... series producer (9 episodes, 2006)
Vanessa Berlowitz .... producer: Planet Earth Diary / producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Penny Allen .... assistant producer / producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Huw Cordey .... producer / producer: Planet Earth Diary (3 episodes, 2006)
Tom Hugh-Jones .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Kathryn Jeffs .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Jonathan Keeling .... assistant producer / producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Mark Linfield .... producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Mark Brownlow .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Original Music by
George Fenton (11 episodes, 2006)
Sam Watts (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Michael Kelem (5 episodes, 2006)
Doug Anderson (3 episodes, 2006)
Andrew Shillabeer (3 episodes, 2006)
Peter Kragh (2 episodes, 2006)
Paul Stewart (2 episodes, 2006)

Mike Madden (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Andy Netley (3 episodes, 2006)
Stuart Napier (2 episodes, 2006)
David Pearce (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
Mandy Knight .... production manager (11 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Frank Scheuring .... post-production sound / sound post-production (11 episodes, 2006)
Kate Hopkins .... sound editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Andrew Wilson .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2006)
Tim Owens .... sound editor (5 episodes, 2006)
Graham Wild .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 2006)
Ben Jones .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Tim Brade .... graphic designer (1 episode, 2006)
Nicholas Brooks .... graphic designer (1 episode, 2006)
Steve Burrell .... graphic designer (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Brooks Burton .... aerial cinematographer (8 episodes, 2006)
Martyn Colbeck .... photographer / camera operator / ... (7 episodes, 2006)
Barrie Britton .... photography / photographer / ... (6 episodes, 2006)
Ted Giffords .... camera operator / photography (5 episodes, 2006)
Justin Maguire .... photographer / camera operator / ... (5 episodes, 2006)
Peter Scoones .... camera operator / photographer / ... (5 episodes, 2006)
Warwick Sloss .... camera operator / photography (5 episodes, 2006)
Rod Clarke .... photographer / photography (4 episodes, 2006)
Michael Kelem .... photography / camera operator / ... (4 episodes, 2006)
Shane Moore .... photographer / camera operator (4 episodes, 2006)
Tim Shepherd .... photography / photographer (4 episodes, 2006)
Paul Stewart .... camera operator / photographer (4 episodes, 2006)
Doug Allen .... photographer / photography (3 episodes, 2006)
Simon King .... camera operator / photographer / ... (3 episodes, 2006)
Ian McCarthy .... photographer / camera operator (3 episodes, 2006)
Toshihiro Muta .... photographer (3 episodes, 2006)
Didier Noirot .... camera operator / photographer (3 episodes, 2006)
Andrew Penniket .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2006)
Mark Smith .... photographer / photography (3 episodes, 2006)
Gavin Thurston .... camera operator / photographer (3 episodes, 2006)
Paul Atkins .... additional cinematographer (2 episodes, 2006)
Steve Downer .... camera operator / photography (2 episodes, 2006)
Justine Evans .... photographer (2 episodes, 2006)
Wade Fairley .... photographer / photography (2 episodes, 2006)
Mike Holding .... camera operator / photographer (2 episodes, 2006)
Alistair MacEwen .... camera operator / photographer (2 episodes, 2006)
David McKay .... photographer / photography (2 episodes, 2006)
Matt Norman .... camera operator / camera operator: Second Unit (2 episodes, 2006)
Mark Payne-Gill .... camera operator / photographer (2 episodes, 2006)
Andrew Shillabeer .... photography (2 episodes, 2006)
Jeff Turner .... photographer (2 episodes, 2006)
John Waters .... photographer / photography (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Luke Rainey .... colorist (11 episodes, 2006)
Steve Olive .... on-line editor (9 episodes, 2006)
Andrew Chastney .... editor: Planet Earth Diary (8 episodes, 2006)
Steve March .... additional editor (7 episodes, 2006)
Thom Sulek .... additional editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Chas Francis .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Price .... music engineer/mixer (11 episodes, 2006)
BBC Concert Orchestra .... music performed by (10 episodes, 2006)
Robert Houston .... score pro tools recordist (3 episodes, 2006)
Sam Watts .... composer: Planet Earth Diary (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
Samantha Davis .... production team assistant (11 episodes, 2006)
Chris Golding .... production executive (11 episodes, 2006)
Tommesha Allen .... production coordinator: for Discovery Channel / production coordinator: Discovery Channel / ... (9 episodes, 2006)
Tom Clarke .... field assistant / researcher (5 episodes, 2006)
Conrad H. Maufe .... researcher (4 episodes, 2006)
Susan Aartse-Tuyn .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
James Aldred .... field assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Amanda Hutchinson .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Wade .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
Jeff Wilson .... researcher / field assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Justin Anderson .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006)
Lesley Bishop .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
Dave Cox .... post-production researcher (2 episodes, 2006)
Georgette Douwma .... field assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Chadden Hunter .... field assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Richard Jones .... field assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Frederique Olivier .... field assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Emma Peace .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006)
Jason Roberts .... field assistant / location manager (2 episodes, 2006)
Lisa Sibbald .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
Graham Springer .... field assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Joanne Verity .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
Martin Whatley .... production finance coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
Paul Zakora .... field assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Thanks
Dany Cleyet-Marrel .... the BBC wishes to thank (3 episodes, 2006)
Gracie Atkins .... the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2006)
Brady Doak .... the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2006)
Dan Eatherley .... the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2006)
Masahiro Hayakawa .... the BBC wishes to thank / the producers wish to thank (2 episodes, 2006)
Toby Sinclair .... the BBC wishes to thank / the producers wish to thank (2 episodes, 2006)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Planet Earth Extremes" - USA (recut version)
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Runtime:
570 min | 60 min (11 episodes) | Germany:44 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:G (some episodes) | Finland:K-3 (DVD) (2007) | Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) | UK:E (DVD rating) | USA:TV-G

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Trivia:
For the air shots, a special airborne camera was used with a 400mm lens that was able to zoom into single animals from a kilometer away without disturbing them.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Arrgh! A Pirate Story (2011)See more »

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58 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant Documentary Series, 16 January 2007
Author: bs3dc from United Kingdom

Planet Earth is a worthy documentary series that looks not just at the animals and plants in remote areas, but at the ever-changing ecosystems that look prone to collapse in the near future. This is the sort of programme that the BBC excels at and makes better than anyone else.

The camera-work is fantastic and the sections at the end of each programme where they look at how certain parts were filmed is interesting as you see the dedication of the crew who go out to these desolate spots for months to film sections that will last only a couple of minutes on screen. Much of the wildlife has barely been filmed and some such as the wonderfully agile Wild Amur leopard have probably only been seen by very few living people in the flesh.

It is narrated by David Attenborough who has the perfect voice for wildlife documentaries and his presence is almost a guarantee of quality in itself. His record speaks for itself.

Some of the sequences shown are very brave, most notably the struggles of the polar bear to find food on the ever-decreasing Arctic ice. Too many nature documentaries succumb to "niceness" and show only cute animals looking sweet. To understand how Man is changing the planet it is crucial to show how wasting energy may be affecting wildlife in distant lands (or seas). Sadly it is also important as it seems all too likely that much of the footage will become museum property in the near future, showing subsequent generations the marvellous diversity of life Earth used to enjoy.

Overall it has some good educational value as it can be enjoyed both by young children and was recommended by my tutors during a conservation module of my degree.

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