Earth: The Power of the Planet

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Earth: The Power of the Planet
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Earth: The Power of the Planet DVD cover
Also known asEarth: The Biography
Presented byIain Stewart
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
Executive producerPhil Dolling
Running time60 minutes
Original networkBBC Two
Original release20 November (2007-11-20) –
18 December 2007 (2007-12-18)

Earth: The Power of the Planet is a British documentary television series that premiered on BBC Two on 20 November 2007.[1] The five-part series is presented by geologist Iain Stewart.

In the United States, the series was broadcast in 2008 on the National Geographic Channel as Earth: The Biography.[2]

During filming in Madagascar, a new species of ant was discovered by Brian Fisher and named after Stewart: Cerapachys iainstewarti.[3]


# Title Original airdate
1"Volcano"20 November 2007 (2007-11-20)[1]
2"Atmosphere"27 November 2007 (2007-11-27)[4]
3"Ice"4 December 2007 (2007-12-04)
4"Oceans"11 December 2007 (2007-12-11)[5]
5"Rare Earth"18 December 2007 (2007-12-18)[3]


A two-disc DVD of the series was released on 14 January 2008, followed by a two-disc Blu-ray set of the series being made available on 15 September 2008.

A 240-page hardcover book written by Iain Stewart and John Lynch (ISBN 978-0563539148) covering the topics seen in the episodes was released prior to the series being broadcast on 18 October 2007.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Davies, Serena (17 November 2007). "Global power". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  2. ^ Garron, Barry (7 July 2008). "TV Review: Earth: The Biography". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 December 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Brand new ant species named after TV star academic Iain". University of Plymouth. 13 December 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Earth: The Power of the Planet". Daily Mirror. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Today's Picks". The Herald. 11 December 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2009.

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