David Attenborough

A sweeping saga -- from searing Africa to sub-zero Antarctica

(The newest "Planet Earth" series is, like the previous ones, a masterful creation. It also has some key differences. The series runs Saturdays on four cable channels and reruns Wednesdays on one; here's the story I sent to papers.)

By Mike Hughes

From the start,
British TV has been different.

It's a blue world of flying fish, big bubbles and quick sex changes

Some of TV's finest work has gone into the various "Planet Earth" projects. BBC people mix technical skill, esthetic brilliance and solid science. Now the second underwater edition is Saturdays on BBC America; here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Deep below the
surface, there are worlds we never imagined.

Emerging from El Sombrero -- the world's biggest creature?

The subject of dinosaurs seems to elicit an awe that doesn't wear out. You can sense that in kids ... or in Diego Pol, 41, paleontologist in chart of a mega-find ... or in David Attenborough, 89, who hosts a film Wednesday on PBS' "Nature." Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

This wasn't where
you'd expect global history to be made.