Show Synopsis

Sir David Attenborough, the Godfather of natural history TV, has introduced generations to the world’s furry and feathered friends.

This May, BBC Earth presents Sir David Attenborough Season, a celebration of the world's greatest storyteller and naturalist.

Experience some of the greatest moments in natural history with a Sir David Attenborough documentary shown daily.

When to watch:
* Every day in May at 5pm and 9.30pm
* Premieres every Saturday at 7.30pm

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Zoo Quest in Colour

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About the show

Sir David Attenborough's Wonder of Eggs | Saturday May 4 at 7.30pm

David Attenborough has a passion for birds’ eggs. These remarkable structures nurture new life, protecting it from the outside world at the same time as allowing it to breathe. They are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak enough to allow a chick to break free.

But how is an egg made? Why are they the shape they are? And why lay an egg at all?

Piece by piece, from creation to hatching, David reveals the wonder behind these miracles of nature. Along the way he tells the egg stories of a whole range of birds – from swans and their watery world to the clifftop life of the guillemot.

Sir David Attenborough’s Zoo Quest in Colour | Saturday May 11 and May 18 at 7.30pm

First broadcast in December 1954, Zoo Quest was one of the most popular television series of its time. It was the first time remote overseas locations and wild animals in their natural habitats had been shown on television and it changed the way viewers saw the world. It also launched the career of the young David Attenborough as a wildlife presenter.

Broadcast 10 years before colour television was seen in the UK, Zoo Quest was thought to have been filmed in black and white. Until now…

Using extraordinary colour 16mm film discovered recently, together with new behind-the-scenes stories from David Attenborough and cameraman Charles Lagus, this film showcases the very best of Zoo Quest to West Africa, Zoo Quest to Guiana and Zoo Quest for a Dragon.

Blue Planet II | Saturday May 18 at 7.30pm

Since Blue Planet aired in 2001, our understanding of life beneath the waves has completely changed. Travelling from the icy polar seas to the vibrant blues of the coral atolls, this series shares these astonishing new discoveries.

Meet the strange octopuses lurking in the depths of the Antarctic Ocean. Watch giant trevally fish leap to catch birds in mid-air. And ride on the back of a killer whale as it rips into shoals of fish.

Inspiring awe and wonder, Blue Planet II reveals surprising new places, charismatic new characters and extraordinary new behaviours.

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