*NOW EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY*
HIGHLIGHTS – MAY 1-16, 2020
SATURDAY, MAY 2ND, 9pm/8c
LIFE STORY – EPISODE 5 – “COURTSHIP”
The competition to win a partner has created both the most extraordinary beauty and the most violent battles seen in nature. Get a look at how the crew filmed a tiny, crab male pufferfish building a spectacular submarine “crop circle” in the sand.
THURSDAY, MAY 7TH, beginning at 4pm/3c
FROZEN PLANET – BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES
Ambitious and epic in scale, Frozen Planet is the ultimate portrait of the polar regions, capturing all the fragile, jaw-dropping beauty and majestic power of the elements, in the greatest wildernesses on Earth. Go deep under the sea ice into a magical world of giants, plunge into the heart of an erupting polar volcano and fly to the South Pole across the Antarctic icecap (the largest concentration of ice on our planet), retracing the steps of the great polar explorers.
SATURDAY, MAY 9TH, 9pm/8c
LIFE STORY – EPISODE 6 – “PARENTHOOD”
In the final episode of Life Story, animals rear their offspring. The team capture some heart-warming footage of a mother bonobo chimpanzee teaching her son how to stay alive deep in the Congo rainforests.
THURSDAY, MAY 14TH, beginning at 8pm/7c
YELLOWSTONE – BACK-TO-BACK EPISODE
Yellowstone is no ordinary wilderness – a lost world of vast plains and endless forests defended on all sides by towering mountains, home to America’s last great Bison herds and realm of the wolf. In a land of beauty and peril, the dramatic lives and fortunes of its animals are bound together. Intimate and emotional, epic and engaging, Yellowstone reveals the grandeur of this amazing place as the animals that inhabit it struggle to survive over the course of three vividly changing seasons.
SATURDAY, MAY 16TH, beginning at 1pm/12c
THE HUNT – BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES
The Hunt takes a detailed look at the remarkable strategies the most iconic hunters on earth use to succeed – deconstructing their tactics like never before. Advanced filming techniques put you right beside predators like polar bears, wild dogs, leopards, and blue whales in their thrilling search for prey.
NATURE NOW Collection
BBC AMERICA has curated a collection of nature documentaries on BBCAmerica.com and the BBC AMERICA app as part of its “Nature NOW” offering, including titles from the celebrated Planet Earth franchise. The recent documentary feature She Walks with Apes, narrated by Killing Eve’s Golden Globe®-winning Sandra Oh, will be offered free for the month of May.
A free digital companion site (no authentication required) featuring a robust library of short-form nature content, optimized for mobile or desktop.
- Users can search by mood, animal, or geographic location to get an immediate burst of wonder at a moment’s notice
- Short-form clips are designed to inspire awe, reduce anxiety, and provide a feeling of interconnectedness with all living things; for more on the specific benefits of nature programming visit The Wonder Effect
- Current pre-populated list of rotating search terms include: Togetherness, ASMR, Curious, Educational, Need A Laugh, Feeling Anxious, Cure Boredom, Cute Overload and others
- Site includes links to full episodes of nature series on BBCAmerica.com. (Note: while full episodes typically require authentication through a TV provider, BBC AMERICA will be offering select titles with no log-in required for the month of May).
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