A Perfect Planet

The BEST episodes of A Perfect Planet

Every episode of A Perfect Planet ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of A Perfect Planet!

Exploring the great forces of nature that support, drive and enable life on Earth.

Last Updated: 10/24/2022Network:BBC One
The Sun
173 votes

#1 - The Sun

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/10/2021

From the frozen poles to the searing deserts, this episode shows how animals have come up with strategies to survive the uneven amounts of sunlight that fall on our planet.

Watch Now:Amazon
228 votes

#2 - Volcano

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/2021

A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet’s molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.

Directors: Huw Cordey
Watch Now:Amazon
143 votes

#3 - Weather

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/2021

Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.

Directors: Ed Charles
Watch Now:Amazon
140 votes

#4 - Oceans

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/24/2021

There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.

Directors: Ed Charles
Watch Now:Amazon
137 votes

#5 - Humans

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/31/2021

Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it’s affecting earth’s life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.

Watch Now:Amazon

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