The Natural History Unit

From its home in Bristol BBC Studios’ 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

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Programmes

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.
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.
Springwatch
Innovative and intimate live broadcasts celebrate the amazing and varied habitats of Britain and the incredible creatures that live here.