Described as ‘planet Earth from the point of view of plants’, Sir David Attenborough’s latest documentary series for the BBC looks set to break new ground for nature shows. Read on as we explain how to watch The Green Planet online and stream the new documentary series today – that’s 100% free to watch in UK thanks to BBC iPlayer and can also be enjoyed wherever you are in the world right now.
60 years after the broadcast of the first BBC documentary he worked on, the filming of this new five-part series sees Attenborough travel to Costa Rica, Mexico and California.
Exploring plants from around the world like we’ve never seen them before, The Green Planet presents new filming techniques to offer viewers new perspectives on the indescribable and sometimes incredible complexities of plant life.
Each episode covers a different theme, with the series covering tropical worlds, aquatic worlds, seasonal worlds, desert worlds, and the human world. But the show’s star could be a special robot camera called “the Triffid” which allowed the show’s team to capture intimate footage of different plants in motion and even fighting.
This is a must-see TV event for nature fans – be sure to tune in and know how to watch The Green Planet online by reading our guide below.
How to watch The Green Planet online for FREE in the UK
How to watch The Green Planet online abroad
For anyone overseas right now who still wants to watch Sir David Attenborough’s latest amazing documentary, you might be struggling outside the UK. But don’t let geo-restrictions come between you and Dave.
Simply downloading and installing a VPN on your device will allow you to watch The Green Planet on the BBC iPlayer from anywhere. A VPN effectively tricks your device into believing it is in another location by changing the IP address to another in the world.
Three Simple Steps to Using a VPN to Watch The Green Planet
1. Download and install a VPN – we recommend ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the correct server location – launch the VPN application, click on “choose location” and select the correct location, ie UK for iPlayer
3. Head to the live stream of the chosen broadcaster – in this case, go to the BBC iPlayer