Nature's Microworlds

Series 1 - 3. Amazon

Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

What a dense little treat of a series this is: fascinating facts teamed with amazing photography. In this episode, we’re looking at the Amazon rainforest, which somehow manages to survive everything nature can throw at it, not least the fact that heavy rain and the Amazon itself wash away almost all the mineral nutrients vital for plant growth — it’s often referred to as a “wet desert”. So how come it’s ended up as home to three million species?

There are some jaw-dropping time-lapse scenes: I particularly enjoyed the fungal spores that kill insects from within…

About this programme

3/13. Steve Backshall explores the ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest, offering an insight into a world of intricate relationships and unexpected hardship. He also reveals a hidden secret that may be the key to keeping the jungle's inhabitants alive.

Cast and crew

Cast

Narrator
Steve Backshall

Crew

Executive Producer
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer
Cerys Griffiths
Producer
Mark Wheeler
Series Producer
Doug Mackay-Hope
Categories
Documentary

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