Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise

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Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise
Series title over an aerial view of Patogonian mountains
Series title card from UK broadcast
Also known as 'Wild Patagonia'
Genre Nature documentary
Narrated by Santiago Cabrera
Composer(s) Will Slater
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 3
Executive producer(s) James Honeyborne
Production location(s) Patagonia
Running time 59-60 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network BBC Two
Picture format HD: 1080i / 1080p
Original release 25 September (2015-09-25) – 9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)
Preceded by Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth
Followed by New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
External links
BBC website

Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise is a nature documentary series exploring the landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia. The series was broadcast in three parts in the United Kingdom, where it premiered on September and October 2015 on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.



No.TitleProduced and directed byOriginal air date
1"Fire and Ice"Tuppence Stone25 September 2015 (2015-09-25)
A glimpse at the rarely seen South American wilderness, home to a range of creatures from terrain as varied as the Andes to Cape Horn. Cameras reveal the secret lives of pumas and hummingbirds, soar with condors over glacial peaks and explore monkey puzzle forests dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. The extreme kayakers who gain thrills and excitement from traversing the area's raging waterfalls are observed, as are the native cowboys, known as gauchos, as they round up wild horses.
2"Heat and Dust"Nick Smith-Baker2 October 2015 (2015-10-02)
This episode follows the path of the relentless wind sweeping east through Patagonia's dry desert from the Andes' peaks. The programme reveals a weird world of maras - a large relative of the guinea pig - and penguins, and witnesses the first faltering steps of baby guanacos - Patagonia's very own camels. Cameras also observe the people who have taken on this inhospitable environment and carved out a home for themselves.
3"Life on the Edge"Evie Wright9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)
The final instalment looks at the 4,000-mile coast that stretches from the cold waters of Cape Horn - where rockhopper penguins overcome huge challenges to raise their young - to the far north's much warmer climate, where huge elephant seals battle for position in the heat of the desert. Orcas ram-raid the beaches, grabbing seal pups to feed their young, and fishermen are also incentivised to gather the sea's bounty.


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