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