BBC Studios’ iconic Natural History Unit is marking the first time it has explored all the planet’s continents in a single series with Seven Worlds, One Planet. For this new show, narrated by the inimitable Sir David Attenborough, filmmakers have employed new technology, including boundary-defining drone techniques, to capture unique perspectives, new species, and animal behaviour never before seen.
As well as showing where humankind is negatively and positively impacting the health of the planet, viewers will witness sequences such as the world’s most bizarre predator in the Iranian desert; grave-robbing hamsters in Austria; one of the largest and rarest animals on the very brink of extinction in Kenya; and polar bears using a never-before-seen hunting strategy to catch beluga whales in North America’s Hudson Bay.
This is by no means a spoiler, but the show highlights both the earth’s incomparable beauty as well as the ugliness our irresponsibility has brought to it.
“I’m thrilled that we’re about to share this incredible series with the world, which has been four years in the making by more than 1500 dedicated people, on every continent,” Attenborough commented. “Seven Worlds, One Planet celebrates biodiversity and the variety of life on our planet whilst also shining a spotlight on its challenges.”
Watch the trailer below:
Seven Worlds, One Planet will be showing at 9pm on BBC Earth (channel 501 on unifi TV).