The Best Episodes Directed by Miles Barton
#1 - Courtship
Life Story Season 1 - Episode 5
Competition to win a partner …has created some of the most extraordinary beauty and life-threatening violence anywhere in nature. Dazzling colours, elaborate dances and powerful weapons have all evolved to attract and defend a mate. The stakes could not be higher: without a mate, the journey of life ends here... sometimes literally.
#2 - Parenthood
Life Story Season 1 - Episode 6
In the final challenge of the game of life, raising offspring is the ultimate prize. Continuing the line through the next generation, is the next best thing to immortality. But it’s far from easy... Some parents must risk their own lives for their offspring.
#3 - Coasts
Blue Planet II Season 1 - Episode 6
At the coast, two worlds collide. Coasts is the story of how our Blue Planet’s wildlife survives in this ever changing world. It’s a roller-coaster ride of heart stopping action and epic drama, with characters from beautiful to bizarre. This episode is a rollercoaster ride of heart-stopping action and epic drama, peopled with characters from the beautiful to the bizarre. We meet fish that live on dry land and puffins that must travel 60 miles or more for a single meal, and witness a life-and-death struggle in a technicolour rock pool.
#4 - Salmon: The Silver Tide
Natural World Season 18 - Episode 14
The salmon that fill the rivers of the Pacific coast of North America have one of the most miraculous and mysterious life-cycles in the entire animal kingdom. After years feeding in the Pacific Ocean, they travel thousands of miles back to the rivers of their birth to spawn and to die. Using miniature underwater cameras, 'The Silver Tide' reveals the drama and danger of the salmon on their last great journey, as they encounter and overcome fishing nets, hungry bears, raging floods and massive waterfalls. Each year, despite these obstacles, millions of fish reach their final destination, and in doing so, sustain one of the most beautiful and wild landscapes on Earth.
#5 - Seychelles - Jewels of a Lost Continent
Natural World Season 19 - Episode 8
The epic story of how giant tortoises, silver lizards, the coco de mer tree and other extraordinary species came to be stranded on the tiny islands of the Seychelles, far out in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The islands' wealth of wildlife all provide clues to the Seychelles' dramatic origins in the break-up of a primeval supercontinent.