The BEST Episodes of Frozen Planet

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: BBC One

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...

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To the Ends of the Earth

#1 - To the Ends of the Earth

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.73
1,341 votes
On Thin Ice

#2 - On Thin Ice

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.69
454 votes

#3 - Winter

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.42
656 votes
The Last Frontier

#4 - The Last Frontier

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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?

star 8.41
531 votes

#5 - Spring

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.26
1,101 votes

#6 - Summer

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.23
929 votes

#7 - Autumn

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.18
831 votes