This series takes viewers on an incredible voyage through the history of our species, as told through the lens of six iconic technological inventions: the car, the aeroplane, the smartphone, the rocket, the robot and the telescope.
Whilst we now take these devices and their uses for granted, this programme looks at the story of their creation. These inventions are the result of thousands of years of accidents, breakthroughs, insights and wonders, with each being born out of a fundamental human need.
Isolated from the rest of the world for 80 million years, life on the islands of New Zealand has taken its own bizarre path. This series reveals the country's rich and intriguing wildlife stories, from the bustling communities of penguins hiding away in giant daisy forests to the kakapo - Earth's only species of flightless nocturnal parrots.
New Zealand was also the last place to be discovered and settled by people who brought with them new animals, like merino sheep and new predators like the stoat. Meet the pioneering conservation heroes who are fighting to save some of the country’s most endangered species.
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.