An exciting and innovative new history series, Icons profiles great people from seven different fields of human endeavour. Four outstanding leaders, explorers, scientists, entertainers, activists, sports stars, and artists & writers will battle it out to be chosen as the greatest person of the 20th century.
Destined to ignite discussion and debate, Icons will tell the definitive story of a century of change through the people who had the most impact on it. These memorable figures include: Nelson Mandela, Neil Armstrong, David Bowie, Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Dr Martin Luther King Jr and revered painter Pablo Picasso.
Ben Fogle returns in a brand-new series, which sees him meeting more brave individuals who have chosen to set up home in some of the most remote locations on Earth.
Featured this series is adventurer Randi, who was the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest and has conquered the highest mountains on all seven continents. Ben joins her on her own 8.5-acre island set in the ice-blue fjords within the Arctic Circle. Ben also meets Robert, a 70-year-old master craftsman, widow Judith who - at 80 - is determined to live alone in the wilds of Ireland and Julien, a Canadian living as a Buddhist monk in Thailand.
The team return for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the world's most impressive food factories. With exclusive access, Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey explore the production lines behind some of your favourite foods.
In Italy, visit the world's largest dried pasta factory and discover how it's possible to produce 150,000 kilometres of spaghetti every day. And in the Netherlands, follow the production of creamy mayonnaise from its raw ingredients to the jar.
From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.