The BEST Episodes of Galapagos

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020

Network: BBC Two

Galapagos is a three-part BBC nature documentary series exploring the natural history of the Galápagos Islands and their important role in the formation of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. It was first transmitted in the UK on BBC Two in September 2006. The series was filmed in high definition, produced by Mike Gunton and Patrick Morris of the BBC Natural History Unit and narrated by actress Tilda Swinton. The series was proposed to the BBC by the principle cinematographers Paul D. Stewart and Richard Wollocombe.

Islands That Changed the World

#1 - Islands That Changed the World

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2006

Natural history series exploring the Galapagos Islands, which lie 1,000 kilometres off the coast of South America. From flightless cormorants hunting underwater to giant tortoises courting on the rim of an active volcano, a look at the hidden side of Galapagos, revealing why it is such a fascinating showcase for evolution.

star 8.99
145 votes
Born of Fire

#2 - Born of Fire

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2006

Many of the Galapagos' volcanoes that brought about its existence remain active, and there's amazing footage of an eruption of the Sierra Negra. Marine iguanas leap off lava cliffs into billowing surf; giant tortoises are groomed by Darwin's finches; and the waved alabatross shows off with a magical courship display.

star 8.25
150 votes
Forces of Change

#3 - Forces of Change

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2006

Natural-history series exploring the Galapagos Islands, where the forces of nature can be brutal. It's a land of fire, astride the equator, and at the mercy of the elements. This concluding episode reveals how, through time and isolation, animals and plants have evolved the most surprising ways to cope with the profound geological and climatic forces. In the new millennium, with a growing interest in this delicate microcosm of our planet, come ever-increasing challenges.

star 8.10
92 votes