Human Planet is an eight-part British television documentary series. It is produced by the BBC co-production of Discovery and BBC Worldwide. It describes the human species, and its relationship with the natural world by showing the remarkable ways people have in any environment on the earth adapted to life.
Announced in 2007, the production teams based at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol and BBC Wales spent three years shooting more than 70 stories in some of the most remote places on earth, spanning 40 countries. Each episode of the series focuses on another human inhabited environments, including deserts, jungles, arctic, grasslands, rivers, mountains, oceans, and the urban landscape.
A special stills photographer Timothy Allen, which the project for photographic books and multimedia accompanying the series documented for the first time on BBC landmark series was in production.
Human Planet was originally shown in the UK on BBC One every Thursday at 20:00 more than eight weeks, as of January 13, 2011. Domestic repeats are seen on Eden, with all eight episodes over a week in April 2012 BBC Worldwide has now announced they have sold the broadcast rights to 22 international markets.