Human Planet Starts Sunday 20 March @ 7.30pm ABC1

Narrated by John Hurt and following in the footsteps of Planet Earth and Life, this epic eight-part blockbuster is a breathtaking celebration of the amazing, complex, profound and sometimes challenging relationship between humankind and nature.

Humans are the ultimate animals - the most successful species on the planet. From the frozen Arctic to steamy rainforests, from tiny islands in vast oceans to parched deserts, people have found remarkable ways to adapt and survive in the harshest environments imaginable.

We've done this by harnessing our immense courage and ingenuity; learning to live with and utilise the other creatures that share these wild places. Human Planet weaves together eight inspiring episodes, set to a globally-influenced soundtrack by award-winning composer Nitin Sawhney.

Each week the series focuses on a particular habitat and reveals how its people have created astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity. In episode one - Arctic, the temperature is sixty degrees below zero. It is the harshest environment on Earth, yet four million people manage to survive in the Arctic. This film follows a year in the human freezer.

In the final episode we visit the urban jungle, where most of us now live, and discover why here the connection between humanity and nature is the most vital of all.

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