Nat­u­ral­ist’s ‘mind-blow­ing’ se­ries to fo­cus on un­seen world of plants

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SIR DAVID At­ten­bor­ough will present a land­mark doc­u­men­tary se­ries which its pro­duc­ers have claimed will pro­vide a “mind-blow­ing” look at the un­seen world of plants.

The broad­caster, 93, will front the BBC One se­ries, called The Green Planet, that will be aired in 2021. Sir David re­cently filmed Seven Worlds, One Planet, which was four years in the mak­ing and fea­tured wildlife firsts.

This time, and de­spite his ad­vanc­ing years, he will be do­ing even more, trav­el­ling to the US, Costa Rica, north­ern Europe and Croa­tia to turn his at­ten­tion to the plant world.

The five-part se­ries, from BBC Stu­dios Nat­u­ral His­tory Unit (NHU), will look at the planet “from the per­spec­tive of plants”.

The doc­u­men­tary it will go “be­yond the hu­man eye” by us­ing tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances in ro­bot­ics, mov­ing time-lapse and su­per-de­tail ther­mal cam­eras to un­cover the “hid­den life” of the green planet.

Sir David said: “This is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore a ne­glected yet truly re­mark­able part of the nat­u­ral world.

“Once again, the in­no­va­tive ap­proach of the NHU and ground­break­ing tech­nol­ogy will re­veal new and sur­pris­ing won­ders to the au­di­ences on BBC One and around the world.”

The pro­gramme will fea­ture deserts, moun­tains and rain­forests as well as the frozen north­ern re­gions of the globe.

The show’s ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Mike Gun­ton said: “The world of plants is a mind-blow­ing par­al­lel uni­verse, one that we can now bring to life us­ing a whole range of ex­cit­ing new cam­era tech­nol­ogy.”

PIC­TURE: SAM BARKER/BBC/PA

PLANTS’ PER­SPEC­TIVE: Sir David At­ten­bor­ough is to nar­rate The Green Planet se­ries for BBC One.

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