Sir David Attenborough will present “extraordinary wildlife and animal dramas” on the British Isles in a new series for the BBC.
His five-part natural history series, titled Wild Isles, aims to emulate what the Planet series have done to the world’s wildlife – inspiring people to “protect and restore restore nature for future generations”.
Filmed over three years, the BBC One series filmed in 4K will explain the challenges nature faces and what can be done to make our wild islands wilder in the wild. future.
Sir David, 96, said: “In my long life I have traveled almost anywhere on our planet.
“I can assure you that in the British Isles, as well as the incredible setting, there are animal and wildlife dramas that are particularly consistent with anything I have seen in the movies. his global travel.”
The natural history series will feature an introductory episode explaining why Britain and Ireland are of global importance to nature. The remaining four-hour episodes will celebrate the Isles’ four main habitats – woodland, grassland, freshwater, and sea.
The series will see new acts filmed around the country, including gulls stealing fish from puffins off Northumberland and wild horses fighting to reach their offspring in Cambridgeshire.
It will also show bluefin tuna collected off the coast of Cornwall; Black partridges and hens of prey flirt in Cairngorms; flag-raising red deer in one of Ireland’s wildest corners; Dragonflies bloom in the river in Wiltshire; fox hunts rabbits at night; and a bee riding a broom in Dorset.
The series will capture the British and Irish countryside using aerial photography and motion-controlled time-lapse photography that 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.
Alastair Fothergill, executive producer, said: “I’ve always wanted to make a landmark series that really does justice to our exceptional wildlife.
“I’m sure people will be amazed at what’s happening on their doorstep.”
Jack Bootle, head of operations, science and natural history, said: “The multi-award winning team at Silverback is creating an eye-opening celebration of British wildlife. and Ireland that one must trust.
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“You would think a prairie in Somerset as beautiful as the Serengeti, and the North Atlantic as wild and dramatic as Antarctica.”
The series is co-produced by the Open University, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Tanya Steele, chief executive of WWF, said: “The UK is one of the most naturally depleted countries in the world – we need to change that.
“Our aim is that this stunning series featuring some of our most beloved species will inspire people to take action to protect and restore nature for future generations.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/sir-david-attenborough-to-present-bbc-series-focusing-on-the-british-isles-41914341.html Sir David Attenborough presents BBC series focusing on British Isles