exploration underway with BBC Worldwide, Discovery and ProSieben
the Walking with
adventure BBC Worldwide, Discovery Communications
Inc and ProSieben are set to go where no man has ever been before,
in a co-production agreement to create Walking with Spacemen.
by the makers of Walking with Dinosaurs and Walking with Beasts
-Tim Haines and Jasper James at Impossible Pictures - the spectacular
Walking with Spacemen will, for the first time, reveal the experience
of astronauts, with all the danger and excitement of landing on
and exploring planets within our solar system. Using feature film
digital effects and the latest scientific findings, the two 50 minute
programmes will enable viewers to see some of the most extraordinary
sights under the sun.
Homewood, Deputy MD EMEIA BBC Worldwide said: "The Walking
series continues to fascinate audiences around the world
- and without the commitment of both Discovery and ProSieben, it
would not be possible for the BBC to create such landmark programming.
The deal is a credit to the BBC's wealth of talent and creativity
and the strength of our relationship with both partners."
Paalzow, MD ProSieben added: "ProSieben and the BBC have been
close partners for almost ten years and we have been co-producers
for more than six years. For us, Walking with Spacemen is a logical
development in this successful collaboration. Together we have evolved
from Walking with Dinosaurs to Walking with Cavemen - a journey
that taken us across millions of years. Now we are set to take another
brand continues to thrive and the latest in the
series, Walking with Cavemen has been pre-sold to more than 15 broadcasters.
The series will premier in the UK on 27th March 2003.