JANUARY ON WONDERSTRUCK
LAURA CARMICHAEL NARRATES BBC AMERICA'S A WILD YEAR ON EARTH
A Wild Year on Earth airs Saturdays starting on January 23rd at 8pm/7c on BBCA
Narrated by Laura Carmichael (Downtown Abbey) and produced by Northern Pictures,
A Wild Year on Earth charts the planet's most spectacular events of migration, rebirth and transformation over the course of a year.
Saturday, January 23rd at 8pm/7c
A WILD YEAR ON EARTH - EPISODE ONE - THE YEAR BEGINS
The start of the year is a time of extremes across Earth. From the realm of the Polar Bear, the Arctic winds plunge the Northern Hemisphere into winter. Creatures, miniscule and magnificent are challenged by the conditions. While in the tropics, animals and human have a different response to the season.
Saturday, January 30th at 8pm/7c
A WILD YEAR ON EARTH - EPISODE TWO - A TIME OF RENEWAL
In March, a wave of blooming Cherry Blossoms unfolds across Japan signaling the arrival of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The longer days trigger dramatic events across the natural world. Whooper Swans overwintering in Japan are called northward. In India it's time for one of the largest congregations of wild Asian elephants known on Earth.
Saturday, February 6th at 8pm/7c
A WILD YEAR ON EARTH - EPISODE THREE - A TIME OF VOLATILITY
May is a time of seasonal gear shifting and powerful forces of nature. In the heart of North America violent tornadoes tear across the plains as wild mustang herds gather on the grassland. In South East Asia, the largest migration of rain on the planet is underway as monsoon season arrives and inundates the Subcontinent
Saturday, February 13th at 8pm/7c
A WILD YEAR ON EARTH - EPISODE FOUR - A TIME OF MIGRATION
In July, the Arctic ice sheets thaw and crash as ice moves towards the shore during iceberg calving season. Summer on the Arctic island of Svalbard sees migrating seabirds revel in rich ice-melt waters while a cunning Arctic fox adopts season-specific hunting strategies.
Saturday, February 20th at 8pm/7c
A WILD YEAR ON EARTH - EPISODE FIVE - A TIME OF ACTIVATION
In September, seasonal swings activate change across the natural world. The heat rises in Southern Africa as the dry season deepens. A hungry pride of lions attacks animals desperate for water and stressed hippos are forced into ever decreasing pools.
Saturday, February 27th at 8pm/7c
A WILD YEAR ON EARTH - EPISODE SIX - FULL CIRCLE
In November, millions of migrating Monarch butterflies converge in the forests of Mexico for the winter coinciding with the annual ritual of the 'Day of the Dead'. In dry Southern Africa the rains finally returned and are welcomes by nesting birds. Meanwhile, in Australia the warming waters trigger the annual coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.
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