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The Blue Planet 

Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.
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Top Rated TV #28 | Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Pierce Brosnan ...  Himself - Narrator (US version) 9 episodes, 2001
David Attenborough ...  Himself - Narrator 8 episodes, 2001
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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

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BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

12 September 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Planeta azul See more »

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£7,000,000 (estimated)
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(8 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Stunning footage and excellent Narration, a classic.
7 January 2003 | by Bullet-BruceSee all my reviews

I admit to being in awe of the Sea and have spent a number of years in the Navy, so I am somewhat biased on this one. I missed this documentary when it first came out but nagged various people to buy me it on DVD this Christmas (2002) and I got it! Some of the film is amazing and I have a lot of respect for those who make these kinds of documentaries, to see 200 ton Blue Whales 'cruising' through the Sea is an incredible sight, they looked like submarines. I like the level of information and facts conveyed through the narration, it is just right, I don't want to know a load of science just some of the basics, to see these things is enough for most people. The BBC has a knack of putting things at the right level for the intended audience.

A really great documentary, up there with 'The World at War for' me, the DVD is of excellent quality. If I had a minor criticism it would be some of the obviously added sound effects here and there, I think they detract from some of the scenes. But well done to the BBC and Discovery.


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