The BEST episodes of Frozen Planet

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

Frozen Planet takes you on the ultimate polar expedition. This landmark series brings to the screen the frozen wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic as you have never seen them before, and may never see them again...

Last Updated: 9/30/2023Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
To the Ends of the Earth
1291 votes

#1 - To the Ends of the Earth

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/26/2011

David Attenborough travels from the Arctic to the Antarctic to discover magical new ice worlds inhabited by the most extraordinary animal survivors on Earth.

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On Thin Ice
452 votes

#2 - On Thin Ice

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/7/2011

David Attenborough reveals how scientists measure the changes in the polar regions and what they mean for the animals and people who live there, as well as for the whole planet.

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656 votes

#3 - Winter

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/23/2011

During winter most animals abandon the polar regions, but a few extreme survivors remain. This is the story of their strategies and battles to endure the planet’s harshest winters.

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The Last Frontier
524 votes

#4 - The Last Frontier

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/30/2011

Humans have no natural protection against the cold of the polar regions so why have we been visiting these remote places for thousands of years and what keeps us going back today?

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1076 votes

#5 - Spring

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/2/2011

Spring has arrived in the polar regions and male Adélie penguins arrive in Antarctica to build nests. In the Arctic, a polar bear mother hunts with her cubs. A woolly bear caterpillar emerges having spent the whole of the winter frozen solid.

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904 votes

#6 - Summer

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/9/2011

Summer creates a window of opportunity that attracts hordes of visitors who cram a lifetime of drama into a few short months as they feed, fight and rear their young.

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820 votes

#7 - Autumn

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/16/2011

Polar landscapes are transformed as the big freeze returns. Most animals leave on epic journeys, some now battle to breed, and for the hardy few it’s a time of opportunity.

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