Over five 60-minute episodes, ‘A Perfect Planet’ will show how the forces of nature – weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes – drive, shape and support Earth’s diversity of life. In doing so, it will reveal how animals are adapted to whatever the environment throws at them.
The broadcaster explained: ‘From the white wolves of Ellesemere Island to bears in Kamchatka, vampire finches of the Galapagos to golden snub-nosed monkeys of China, the series will combine a global view of the planet from space with intimate animal stories from the most spectacular habitats. From the Indian Monsoon to Hawaiian volcanoes, tidal islands of the Bahamas to the extremes of the Arctic winter, ‘A Perfect Planet’ will take the audience on a stunning visual journey that will change the way we see our home. The final episode in the series looks at the dramatic impact of the world’s newest global force of nature – humans.’
Sir David Attenborough said: “Oceans, sunlight, weather and volcanoes – together these powerful yet fragile forces allow life to flourish in astonishing diversity. They make Earth truly unique – a perfect planet. Our planet is one in a billion, a world teeming with life. But now, a new dominant force is changing the face of Earth: humans. To preserve our perfect planet we must ensure we become a force for good.”
BBC One Director of Content Charlotte Moore commented: “BBC One continues to lead the way in natural history programming, and I’m thrilled that Sir David Attenborough will be our trusted guide to ‘A Perfect Planet’. It will be a breathtaking series celebrating the intricate systems that allow our planet to thrive, bringing together a unique perspective with groundbreaking camera technology.”
‘A Perfect Planet’ will air on BBC One and the Discovery channel later this year.