The Natural History Unit

From its home in Bristol, The Natural History Unit has for over half a century pioneered use of ground-breaking technical and creative innovation to open our eyes to the wonders of the natural world.

Trusted by countless fans across the globe, our portfolio of iconic programming is the gold standard for the industry. Ranging from technically challenging live shows to super-landmark series, our content includes Planet Earth II, Life in the Snow, Autumnwatch, and Elephant Family and Me.

The Team



Big Blue Live
BBC One’s ambitious live series brings viewers closer than ever before to some of the world’s most extraordinary marine animals.
Blue Planet II
A generation on from multi-award-winning global hit The Blue Planet, The Natural History Unit returns to the unexplored depths of the world’s oceans, presented by Sir David Attenborough.
Natural World
The Natural History Unit’s award-winning photography captures some of the world’s most extraordinary animals, in this classic wildlife series.
Planet Earth II
In the UK’s most-watched natural history programme of the last 15 years, Sir David Attenborough explores the world’s great wildernesses and habitats.
Reindeer Family & Me
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan travels deep inside the Arctic Circle to meet the Sami people and their reindeer, in the hopes of capturing the Northern Lights.
Innovative and intimate live broadcasts celebrate the amazing and varied habitats of Britain and the incredible creatures that live here.
Wild Alaska Live
From the makers of Big Blue Live, the BAFTA award-winning live event of summer 2015, comes an even bigger and even wilder event: Wild Alaska Live.