Yesterday : South Pacific
Documentary exploring the region's islands, which are home to a vast array of extraordinary wildlife. The programme reveals how remote human communities native to the area are surrounded by harsh terrain and subjected to extreme weather conditions. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates.
A look at how the 20,000 islands in the region became colonised by humans and animals. For the Polynesians, the Pacific's first people, their journeys constituted a feat of navigational ingenuity, while animals often had to rely on violent forces of nature, such as cyclones and tsunamis, to reach the shores.