Biology


New! Behind the Scenes - Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked 55 min.

Unpack the behind-the-scenes camerawork and logistics that made filming our expeditions possible. Working together, Steve and the team not only ventured into the unknown, they brought these epic journeys to the TV screen.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Butterfly Blueprints 54 min.

NOVA investigates the hidden scientific secrets of butterflies that reveal them as smarter and more resilient than we ever imagined, and explores how they’re inspiring cutting-edge technical innovations.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Close Encounters - Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked 55 min.

Unpack close encounters with creatures that were awe-inspiring and fear-inducing, including the world’s largest land predator. Plus, close encounters with nature herself in the flooded caves of Mexico and on the sheer cliffs of Oman.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked 240 min.

Naturalist and explorer Steve Backshall takes us ever closer to the natural world. Witness awe-inspiring and fear inducing close encounters with some of the planet’s most iconic wildlife. Meet the experts and the team behind the camera, the cogs in the wheel of the expedition, without whom success would not be possible.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Great Mammoth Mystery 54 min.

Sir David Attenborough explores a unique site in southern England with rare traces of Ice Age mammoths and Neanderthals. How did humans survive the frigid climate and did they have the tools and talent to hunt the giant beasts?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! No Turning Back - Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked 55 min.

Unpack the moments that very nearly stopped the expedition teams in their tracks on adventures that made them question whether they should even be out there, to the points where they knew if they took one step further, there was no turning back.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Secrets in the Scat 54 min.

Scott Burnett is “Scatman”--an Australian ecologist on the trail of the secrets of poop. By identifying and analyzing animal scat for DNA and hormones, he discovers essential details of their behavior, how they fit in the ecosystem, and how to protect them. From the mysterious cubic poop of wombats to the precious pink waste of whales, join scientists as they explore nature’s smelliest secrets.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Teamwork - Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked 55 min.

Unpack the story of the world-class teams behind our world-first expeditions. Having the right team members, with the right skills, expertise and thirst for adventure, was key to exploring the remote Arctic wilderness, the flooded caves of Mexico, the impenetrable Indonesian jungle and a hidden gorge in the heart of the forests of South America.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Use Gene Editing to Make Better Babies: A Debate 57 min.

Suppose a genetic disorder that can cause disease runs in your family. Your doctor tells you that, should you wish to have a child, that child is likely to get the disease. But CRISPR, a new gene-editing technology, could change your fate by ensuring that your baby is—and remains—healthy. Even more, it could potentially guarantee that your grandchildren are also free of the disorder. What do you d...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Against All Odds 51 min.

One basic need connects all life on earth - the need to breed. But for a few creatures, the odds of success are overwhelmingly stacked against them. Some must find a partner when there are none to be found, while others must find a way to succeed without breeding at all. And some must try and adapt in a world unrecognisable from when they were born. These are animals that have evolved some of the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021