Join Iain Stewart as he journeys across the world to reveal a stunning story of the most powerful evolutionary force on Earth. Discovery Channel’s ‘How to Grow a Planet,’ January 18 at 8 p.m., offers a remarkable new perspective on Earth’s history.

All animals rely on plants for their survival. This is not an accident, it is a tale of ruthless ingenuity, seduction, deception, of unimaginable power and ambition.

The ‘World’s Top 5,’ January 23 at 7 p.m., seeks out the greatest mechanical marvels to pit them against each other.

In each episode a specific engineering genre is tested, analysed and rated in five key categories to pick out the winner. With the help of top engineering talent, the programme goes behind-the -scenes to reveal the sheer brilliance that power each creation.