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Watch the new live series set to assess the state of our seas.
BLUE PLANET LIVE BBC ONE, FOUR EPISODES, FROM 24 MARCH
The BBC’s duo of Blue Planet series successfully captivated TV audiences by opening their eyes to wonders beneath the waves – the resourceful orange-dotted tuskfish and unearthly barreleye are just two species that spring to mind. Now, we’re invited to submerge ourselves into the world of aquatic wildlife once more, as Blue Planet Live is due to air this March.
“With a live show, you never know entirely what you are going to get,” says series producer Vanessa Coates, “but our teams will be positioned in hotspots around the globe that we hope will offer some of the most exciting marine life.”
The four episodes (24, 27, 28 and 31 March) will see Chris Packham at the world’s largest whale nursery, in Baja California; Liz Bonnin monitoring the health of the Great Barrier Reef and its turtles, and Steve Backshall diving with sharks in the Bahamas.
“Each of these species share common ground in terms of the challenges they face. All of them are vital to the wellbeing of our seas,” Vanessa explains. “We’ll also be revisiting some familiar species and locations – as well as some new ones – with special access to a research vessel, exploring the Pacific to unveil the mysteries of the deep ocean.”
After the impact of plastic waste was brought sharply into focus by Blue Planet II, this latest series provides an update on the issues and conservation efforts in place.
“This will be a comprehensive analysis of life in our oceans, whilst charting the greatest environmental threats facing all marine life,” says Vanessa. “It will be a celebration and a stark wake-up call, broadcasting live from across the planet.”
Encounter a variety of marine species as live shows highlight life beneath the waves.