David Attenborough to make a new five-part documentary for the BBC 1 year ago

David Attenborough to make a new five-part documentary for the BBC

That's four different nature documentaries the legendary broadcaster is currently working on.

Trust David Attenborough to give viewers an early Christmas present. In fact, the beloved broadcaster will be giving us four as the BBC has confirmed that Attenborough will present The Green Planet, a brand new five-part landmark series from BBC Studios Natural History Unit.


In doing so, it will be the fourth documentary Attenborough is set to be involved in during 2020; he's also involved in - David Attenborough: A Life On Our PlanetLife In Colour, and Extinction: The Facts.

His latest project, The Green Planet, will be the first immersive portrayal of an unseen, inter-connected world, full of remarkable new behaviour, emotional stories and surprising heroes in the plant world. Essentially, Planet Earth from the perspective of plants.

The synopsis states: "Across the series, 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 our relationship with plants, past, present and future and reveal how all animal life, ourselves included, is totally dependent on plants.

Speaking about the documentary, Attenborough 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 and groundbreaking technology will reveal new and surprising wonders to the BBC One audience.

"Using brand new technological advances and over two decades of new discoveries, we take the viewer on a journey into a magical world. We 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."

Unlike previous documentaries Attenborough has worked on, it appears that plants will be the stars of this series, but there will also be some notable animals involved.


The BBC has also promised that viewers will see the very latest "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".

As always, we can't wait to see what's in store.