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

    David Attenborough

    Himself, Narrator,

    42 Episodes

  2. John Shrapnel

    John Shrapnel


    10 Episodes

  3. Andrew Sachs

    Andrew Sachs


    9 Episodes

  4. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm


    7 Episodes

  5. Tim Pigott-Smith

    Tim Pigott-Smith


    6 Episodes

  6. Simon King

    , Presenter

    5 Episodes

  7. Juliet Stevenson

    Juliet Stevenson


    5 Episodes

  8. Jeremy Northam

    Jeremy Northam

    Participant, Narrator

    5 Episodes

  9. Sean Pertwee

    Sean Pertwee


    4 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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Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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