Tilda Swinton is the narrator for the series and Tom Hiddleston orates as Young Darwin in the new HD BBC flagship seriesThe Galapagos Islands.
The series reveals a visual feast of extraordinary and rare moments of natural history as they emerge on the Galapagos Islands.
1. Born of Fire
2. Islands that Changed the World
3. Forces of Change
There are a number of related documentaries on the market, including a Kenneth Branagh-narrated IMAX film ("Galapagos (IMAX)") and a personal journey with Richard Dreyfuss ("In the Wild: The Galapagos Islands with Richard Dreyfuss"), both produced in 1999. However, if like me, you have been enamored with the BBC's extraordinary "Planet Earth" series designed for high definition (aired here on the Discovery Channel), then you will find yourself equally drawn to this 2007 DVD of a three-part 2006 BBC series on the mythologized Galapagos Islands. Even though the scope is not nearly as ambitious this time, the result is almost as enthralling given the plethora of exotic, endemic species surviving on this isolated archipelago of nineteen volcanic islands. I was fortunate enough to tour the Galapagos on a schooner several years ago, and I can assure you that the outstanding visual quality of these programs captures as much of the distinctive flora and fauna of the islands as possible on the DVD.
Wildlife documentary. David Attenborough reveals how the unique and bizarre wildlife of the Galapagos Islands is adapting to a human revolution.
What does it take to safeguard the world's most famous places? How do you maintain buildings that are thousands of years old? How do you secure a historical structure that contains millions of dollars worth of artifacts?