Dy­nas­ties will show what hap­pens in the wild – we are not go­ing to dis­tort that in any way...

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mem­o­rable for high­light­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal catas­tro­phe tak­ing place in our oceans.

Around 8.5 bil­lion plas­tic straws are thrown away each year, con­tribut­ing to the more than 150 mil­lion tonnes of plas­tic in the world’s oceans.

“When you talk to the peo­ple who were work­ing on that, they were all ab­so­lutely ag­o­nised by the amount of plas­tic, just ev­ery­where,” says Sir David.

Fol­low­ing on from the as­ton­ish­ing re­sponse to Blue Planet II, it has been an­nounced plas­tic straws, drinks stir­rers and cot­ton buds could be banned from sale in Eng­land un­der plans be­ing set out by Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May.

Asked if the aim of Dy­nas­ties is to have a sim­i­lar im­pact on Gov­ern­ment pol­icy, Sir David rea­sons: “We all have re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as cit­i­zens but our pri­mary job is to make a se­ries of pro­grammes which are grip­ping and truth­ful and speak about some­thing quite im­por­tant, and to tell it in its round full­ness.

“Th­ese aren’t eco­log­i­cal pro­grammes, they’re not pros­e­lytis­ing pro­grammes, they’re not alarmist pro­grammes.

“What they are, which I ad­mire th­ese guys (the pro­duc­ers) for, is a new form of wildlife film-mak­ing.”

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