The BEST Episodes of A Perfect Planet

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2022

Network: BBC One

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

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The Sun

#1 - The Sun

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.32
162 votes

#2 - Weather

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.30
134 votes
Directors: Ed Charles

#3 - Oceans

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.29
131 votes
Directors: Ed Charles

#4 - Volcano

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.29
212 votes
Directors: Huw Cordey

#5 - Humans

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.85
130 votes