Inside view of the flower of Rafflesia

The Green Planet

Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Sir David Attenborough, THE GREEN PLANET is a new five-part documentary series about Earth’s biodiversity told through the fascinating story of plants.

Episode 5 titled “Human Worlds”, explores the link between plants and humans. We rely on plants for almost everything, including the air we breathe and the food we eat. Two in five wild plants are threatened with extinction, but people are finding new ways to help them, from projects in Africa to re-seed the landscape to rebuilding a tropical forest in Brazil, tree by tree. In David Attenborough’s words: ‘We can all work with plants to help make our world a little wilder. Our future will be safer and healthier, and, in my experience at least, we will also be happier. Plants are our most ancient allies.”

Using pioneering new filmmaking technology and the latest science, THE GREEN PLANET takes viewers from the deepest jungles to the harshest deserts, revealing the strange and wonderful world of plants as never before. Living secret, unseen lives, plants are often overlooked. Yet they are as aggressive, competitive and dramatic as animals — locked in life-and-death struggles for food and light, taking part in fierce battles for territory and desperately trying to reproduce and scatter their young.

Alex Byrd looks into the camera while singing
aired Aug. 13

Doo Wop, Pop and Soul Generations (My Music)

Baratunde sitting criss-cross in the desert
aired Aug. 9

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

the cast of broadchurch on the beach in front of a cliff
aired Aug. 6

Broadchurch

A woman hugs a man from behind, resting her head on his shoulder
aired Aug. 1

POV “He’s My Brother”

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