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Frozen Planet: :  -- From the makers of Planet Earth and Life, Frozen Planet is the ultimate portrait of our earth's polar regions, where the scale and beauty of the scenery and sheer power of the natural elements are unlike anywhere else on the planet.
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26 October 2011 (UK) See more »
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Amazingly filmed and engaging throughout See more (9 total) »

Cast

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David Attenborough ... Himself - Narrator / ... (8 episodes, 2011)

Alec Baldwin ... Himself - Narrator (8 episodes, 2011)

Series Writing credits
David Attenborough (6 episodes, 2011)
Paul Spillenger (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mark Linfield (3 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Vanessa Berlowitz .... series producer / producer (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Alastair Fothergill .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jason Roberts .... field producer: Svalbard (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
John Cavanagh .... coordinating producer: Discovery Channel (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Susan Winslow .... executive producer: Discovery Channel (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Elizabeth White .... assistant producer / producer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jeff Wilson .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Miles Barton .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Chadden Hunter .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Mark Linfield .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Dan Rees .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Original Music by
George Fenton (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Richard Fiocca (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Barnaby Taylor (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Elissa Sursara (8 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Sharon Gillooly (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nigel Buck (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Andrew Chastney (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Andy Netley (2 episodes, 2011)
David Pearce (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Samantha Davis .... assistant production manager (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mandy Knight .... production manager (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chris Golding .... production executive (8 episodes, 2011)
W. Clark Bunting .... executive in charge of production: Discovery Channel (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sarah Hume .... production manager: Discovery Channel (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Eileen O'Neill .... executive in charge of production: Discovery Channel (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Christine Weber .... vice president of production: Discovery Channel (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nancy Daniels .... executive vice president of production: Discovery Channel (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Burrell Durrant Hifle .... graphic design (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Graham Wild .... dubbing mixer (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kate Hopkins .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Archie Moore .... mixer: Clean Cuts / sound mixer (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Tim Owens .... dubbing editor / sound editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Paul Fisher .... dubbing editor / sound editor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Kelem .... photographer / cinematographer: second unit (7 episodes, 2011)
Richard Brooks Burton .... photographer / cinematographer: second unit (6 episodes, 2011)
Warwick Sloss .... photographer / additional photographer (6 episodes, 2011)
John Aitchison .... photographer (5 episodes, 2011)
Doug Anderson .... photographer (5 episodes, 2011)
Ted Giffords .... photographer (5 episodes, 2011)
Mark Smith .... photographer / additional photographer (5 episodes, 2011)
David Baillie .... photographer (4 episodes, 2011)
Tim Shepherd .... photographer / additional photographer (4 episodes, 2011)
Barrie Britton .... photographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Martyn Colbeck .... photographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Wade Fairley .... photographer / additional photographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Justin Maguire .... photographer / additional photographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Adam Ravetch .... photographer / additional photographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Gavin Thurston .... photographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Jeff Turner .... photographer / additional photographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Doug Allen .... photographer (2 episodes, 2011)
John Brown .... additional photographer / photographer (2 episodes, 2011)
Tom Fitz .... photographer (2 episodes, 2011)
Ian McCarthy .... photographer (2 episodes, 2011)
Jamie McPherson .... photographer / photography (2 episodes, 2011)
Hugh Miller .... photographer (2 episodes, 2011)
Mateo Willis .... additional photographer / photographer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Luke Rainey .... colorist (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Robbie Garbutt .... edit assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Luke Fannin .... on-line editor: Discovery Channel (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
David Johnston .... digital grading assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Adrian Rigby .... on-line editor / series on-line editor (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Music Department
BBC Concert Orchestra .... orchestral performance (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Steve Price .... music engineer/mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Richard Fiocca .... conductor / orchestrator / ... (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Stefan Behrisch .... orchestrator (4 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Sinead Gogarty .... purchasing assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Mark Brandon .... academic consultant: The Open University (5 episodes, 2011)
Mark Linfield .... script editor (5 episodes, 2011)
Sara Kaplan .... senior production coordinator (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Adam Scott .... researcher / production team (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Clifton Wiens .... researcher: Discovery Channel (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Helen Bishop .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Katie Cuss .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Bridget Jeffery .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Anna Kington .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Karen le Huray .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matthew Swarbrick .... researcher / production team (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Fredi Devas .... researcher (2 episodes, 2011)
Lisa Harding .... field assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
David Robinson .... academic consultant: The Open University (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Thanks
Steinar Aksnes .... special thanks / the BBC wishes to thank (3 episodes, 2011)
Grant Ballard .... special thanks / the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2011)
Bruno Croft .... special thanks / the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2011)
Tlicho Dene .... special thanks / the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2011)
Yellowknives Dene .... special thanks / the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2011)
Claudio Ihl .... special thanks / the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2011)
Kieran O'Donovan .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Dion Poncet .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Jerome Poncet .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Cody Webber .... special thanks / the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2011)
Stewart Webber .... special thanks / the BBC wishes to thank (2 episodes, 2011)
 

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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Amazingly filmed and engaging throughout, 26 December 2011
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Looking spritely as ever David Attenborough returned to the BBC with yet another brilliant documentary series, this time focusing on the seasons across the polar regions at either end of the earth. Spread over six parts, each season gets an episode followed by one on the lives of human in the regions and then an episode on how the regions have changed over time (and temperature). I'm not really a regular viewer of shows such as this, but I do come out for the big guns of the genre and the Attenborough/BBC names tend to be of the highest quality (plus the clip of the criminal penguin that was released as a promo convinced me to watch).

It is hard to fault Frozen Planet for what it does because it is technically impressive and stunningly filmed but yet has more than enough content and specifics to prevent the show being taken as just an excuse to show off your HD TV or have visual wallpaper for an hour (although having said that, it performs that task too and needs to be seen in HD). Although it covers a lot of ground, the show perfectly captures a sense of the extremes and of the remarkable forms of life that live in and around them, some we have seen before and some we have not and I found it as engaging to see familiar creatures as I did to learn of caterpillars that freeze completely solid only to thaw out and continue living when the ice retreats. As is to be expected, some of the presentation is a touch anthropomorphised but mostly the show is pretty honest about the chances of survival and is not afraid to show us the fates of creatures who are simply unlucky or misjudge their situation. Although one tries to watch it as a documentary it is hard not to feel something when you've just watched a baby bird survive a very rough landing on its first flight, only to be grabbed by a passing fox! The final two episodes are weaker by comparison because there is less of the animals and more of the human condition and bigger picture, but they are both fascinating. I came to the fifth episode not expecting much but the study of select communities did impress – not so much those that go there with money and technology, but those that hunt and live there; the shot of the man on a rope harvesting eggs on a cliff-face was a high point. The final episode just about avoids politics by mostly just showing things and leaving the rest to the viewer, but it was still an unusual part of the show compared to other series.

As always the filming is incredible and I do enjoy the little snippets at the end of each episode where we see how they were done and the frustrations and challenges of trying to get these great shots. The results are brilliant though, whether it is a camera dropped into a creature's burrowed hole, underwater shots of whales hunting as a pack or a hunt taken from far above in a helicopter; all of them are visually impressive and often breath-taking. The degree of access and intimacy is equally impressive and it is this that really makes the show as the viewer really feels part of an environment that the vast majority of us will never see or experience for ourselves. Over all this Attenborough's familiar tones inform and entertain – on top of his genre as ever but yet modest to the end.

Frozen Planet was a great series, really hard to fault as it delivers across the board for the vast majority of its run.

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