Ireland fans are delighted that David Attenborough’s latest show will investigate the country’s wildlife, with one saying it will be “necessary viewing”.
The 96-year-old will present a new five-part series on BBC One, called Desert islandwhere he will explore “special animal and wildlife dramas” across Ireland and the UK”.
Reacting to news of the show, one Twitter user said: “How can we not love this man? To start a new series at the age of 96 represents optimism and joy in life. “
While another wrote: “As a big Attenborough fan, I am really looking forward to this show airing.
“Our beautiful island has so much to offer, from incredible wildlife to stunning coastlines and rugged landscapes.”
And the third adds: “Look forward to the new natural history series Wild Isles presented by David Attenborough that explores extraordinary animal drama and wildlife spectacles across Ireland and the UK, aiming to inspires people to protect and restore nature for future use.”
Filmed over three years, the BBC One series, shot in 4K, will explain the challenges nature faces and what can be done to make our wild islands wild. more in the future.
Attenborough says: “In my long life, I have traveled almost anywhere on our planet.
“I can assure you that in the UK and Ireland, as well as the incredible vistas, there are animal and wildlife dramas that are particularly consistent with anything I have seen in the past. his global travel.”
The series will feature an introductory episode explaining why Britain and Ireland are of global importance to nature.
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The remaining four-hour episodes will celebrate the island’s four main habitats – woodland, grassland, freshwater, and sea.
They will show gulls stealing fish from puffins and wild horses fighting for the attention of their females.
It will also show the gathering of bluefin tuna, black partridge and hens of prey and red deer flying the flag in one of Ireland’s wildest corners.
The series will capture the countryside of Ireland and England using aerial photography, and motion-controlled time-lapse photography will highlight the passing seasons.
The low-light camera will reveal the nightlife of your favorite animals, and the macro photography will explore the miniature world of rock pools, ponds and grasslands.
The BBC’s head of operations, science and natural history Jack Bootle said: “The multi-award winning team at Silverback is creating
an eye-opening celebration of wildlife in the UK and Ireland that must be witnessed to be believable.
“You would think a prairie in Somerset as beautiful as the Serengeti and the North Atlantic as wild and dramatic as Antarctica.”
Tanya Steele, executive director of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which co-produced the series, said: “Our aim is that this stunning series will inspire people to take action to take action. protect and restore nature for future generations.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/how-can-we-not-love-him-fans-react-as-david-attenborough-to-present-bbc-wildlife-show-filmed-in-ireland-41920186.html ‘How could we not love him?’ – fans react when David Attenborough presents BBC wildlife show filmed in Ireland