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Sir David Attenborough Is Making New Series For BBC

Sir David Attenborough Is Making New Series For BBC

Fantastic news everybody, Sir David Attenborough is working on a brand-new documentary series for the BBC.

The new three-part series will be called Life in Colour and is set to explore 'the many ways animals use colour throughout their lives'.

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The new show will 'innovative new technology' to reveal the world of colour usually unseen by humans.

Sir David will be back on BBC Two in 2021. Credit: PA
Sir David will be back on BBC Two in 2021. Credit: PA

A press release about the new show explains: "Colour plays a vital role in the daily interactions of many species, but the colour we can see tells only part of the story. Using new cameras built specifically for this series, Life in Colour will reveal a world of colour normally invisible to human eyes."

Although filming is set to take place right across the globe, there will be a special focus on Australia - where filming has already begun.

Patrick Holland, controller at BBC Two, said: "Any series authored by Sir David is very special and this promises to be exceptional. I am looking forward to seeing the combination of innovative photography and rich analysis to explore the role colour plays in animals' lives."

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Life in Colour is made by Humble Bee Films, a UK-based company that has worked with Sir David on a number of other projects, most recently the BBC One special Attenborough and the Giant Elephant, which centred on the tragic life on an elephant named Jumbo.

Sir David's new show will look at the use of colour within the animal kingdom. Credit: PA
Sir David's new show will look at the use of colour within the animal kingdom. Credit: PA

Stephen Dunleavy, executive producer for Humble Bee Films, says: "We are delighted to be working with David again on such an exciting series. The use of colour is an underexplored aspect of animal behaviour and we are looking forward to taking newly designed cameras into the field to help reveal the whole story. It will be a beautiful and revelatory series."

Tom McDonald, head of commissioning, natural history and specialist factual at the BBC, says: "Life in Colour promises to be a unique and original insight into the natural world. Deploying innovative new technology to reveal our world in new ways, I'm thrilled that we are working with Sir David on a series which promises spectacle and insight."

How good does this sound?

The series will land in early 2021 on BBC Two in the UK and will also be on Netflix and Channel 9 in Australia.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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