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Natural World (1983)

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Natural World is a nature documentary television series broadcast annually on BBC Two and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history brand. It is currently the longest-running series in its genre on British television, with more than 400 episodes broadcast since its inception in 1983.

Natural World is produced by the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, but individual programmes can be in-house productions, collaborative productions with other broadcasters or films made and distributed by independent production companies and purchased by the BBC. Natural World programmes are often broadcast as PBS Nature episodes in the USA. Since 2008, most Natural World programmes have been shot and broadcast in high definition.

Series Cast

  1. David Attenborough as Narrator (voice), Narrator, Host, Self - Narrator, and Presenter

    David Attenborough

    Narrator (voice), Narrator, Host, Self - Narrator and 1 more...

    62 Episodes

  2. Barry Paine

    Narrator, Self - Narrator

    21 Episodes

  3. Juliet Stevenson as Narrator (voice) and Narrator

    Juliet Stevenson

    Narrator (voice), Narrator

    14 Episodes

  4. Andrew Sachs as Self - Narrator (voice)

    Andrew Sachs

    Self - Narrator (voice)

    13 Episodes

  5. John Hannah as Narrator (voice) and Narrator

    John Hannah

    Narrator (voice), Narrator

    12 Episodes

  6. John Shrapnel as Narrator

    John Shrapnel


    10 Episodes

  7. Ian Holm as Narrator

    Ian Holm


    7 Episodes

  8. Tim Pigott-Smith as Narrator

    Tim Pigott-Smith


    6 Episodes

  9. Colin Stafford-Johnson as Narrator and Presenter

    Colin Stafford-Johnson

    Narrator, Presenter

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 39

2019 • 9 Episodes

Season 39 of Natural World premiered on April 7, 2019.

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(39x9, March 20, 2020) Season Finale

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Status Returning Series


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Type Documentary

Original Language English


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