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BBC Earth to air The Green Planet series with Sir David

LONDON, January 3, 2022

BBC Earth has announced its new five-part series from BBC Studios Natural History Unit, The Green Planet, narrated by legendary English broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough.
Set to air in the MENA region beginning January 10, the series will be the first immersive portrayal of an unseen, inter-connected world, full of remarkable behaviour, emotional stories, and surprising heroes in the plant world, according to a statement from the broadcaster.
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 BBC NHU and ground-breaking technology will reveal new and surprising wonders to the audiences.”
The Green Planet Executive Producer Mike Gunton said: “This series will take viewers into a world beyond their imagination - see things no eye has ever seen. 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. This is Planet Earth for plants!”
Across the series, Sir David will travel to the USA, Costa Rica, Croatia, and northern Europe, from deserts to mountains, from rainforests to the frozen north, to find new stories and a fresh understanding of how plants live their lives. He will meet the largest living things that have ever existed; trees that care for each other; and plants that breed so fast they could cover the planet in a matter of months.
He will find time-travellers - seeds that can outlive civilisations, and plants that remain unchanged for decades. He will examine relationship of humans with plants, past, present, and future, and reveal how all animal life is totally dependent on plants.
Using technological advances and over two decades of discoveries, the show will take the viewer on a journey into a magical world. Audiences will discover that plants are as aggressive, competitive, and dramatic as animals - locked in desperate battles for food, for light, to reproduce and to scatter their young. 
They are social - they communicate with each other, they care for their young, they help their weak and injured. They can plan, they can count, they can remember.
Plants are the stars of this series but there will also be box-office animals - plants are the arch-manipulators of the natural world. They bend the actions and lives of animals, including ourselves, to their own ends.
The series uses new developments in robotics, moving time-lapse, super-detail thermal cameras, deep focus ‘frame-stacking’ and ultra-high-speed to travel beyond the power of the human eye and make visible the amazing, hidden life of the green planet.
The Green Planet (5 x 60) premieres on beIN on January 10 at 9 p.m.-TradeArabia News Service


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