How to Grow a Planet

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How to Grow a Planet
GenreNature documentary
Directed byNick Shoolingin-Jordan
Nigel Walk
Presented byIain Stewart
Composer(s)Paul Leonard-Morgan
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3
Executive producer(s)Mark Hedgecoe
Producer(s)Andrew Thompson (series producer)
Running time59 minutes
Production company(s)BBC Productions
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release7 February (2012-02-07) –
21 February 2012 (2012-02-21)

How to Grow a Planet is a 2012 television nature documentary series produced by the BBC on and originally broadcast on BBC Two. It is presented by Professor Iain Stewart[1] and ran for three 60 minute episodes in February 2012. It covers the role of plants in shaping the planet, altering the atmosphere, the evolution of ecological relationships and their role in shaping human evolution.


No. Title Director Producer Original air date (UK)
1 "Life from Light" Nick Shoolingin-Jordan Nick Shoolingin-Jordan 7 February 2012
2 "The Power of Flowers" Nigel Walk Nigel Walk 14 February 2012
3 "The Challenger" Nick Shoolingin-Jordan Nick Shoolingin-Jordan 21 February 2012


A single-disc DVD set of the series was released on 16 April 2012.


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