Naturalist’s ‘mind-blowing’ series to focus on unseen world of plants
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.”
PLANTS’ PERSPECTIVE: Sir David Attenborough is to narrate The Green Planet series for BBC One.