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Introducing the ultimate portrait of our planet - BBC ONE from Sunday 5 March 2006, 9.00pm


The team behind the multi-award-winning natural history series The Blue Planet are back with the ultimate portrait of our planet.

Four years in the making, this is the Earth celebrated as never before.

Over the years BBC ONE has shown viewers the most incredible sights on the planet, but there’s an even more amazing world out there that’s never been seen, and it’s captured for the first time in Planet Earth.

From the world’s greatest rivers and impressive gorges to the mightiest mountains, the hidden underground world of caves and caverns, to vast deserts – so much has yet to be explored.

Planet Earth is the first natural history series to be filmed entirely in high definition, providing an unparalleled view of awe-inspiring landscapes from all across the globe and incredible footage of the rarely spotted, almost mythical creatures that live in these habitats.

The Blue Planet blew audiences away with its alien footage from the depths of the ocean. Four years on and cameras can now track great migrations, capture split-second actions, and get amazing footage of land-based animals in their natural habitats, no matter whether this is a mountain top, the most remote parts of the desert, or the dark depths of the forest floor.

The world’s premier wildlife cameramen have travelled all over the planet, even to the most far-flung reaches, to create the biggest series the BBC's Natural History Unit has ever done.

It’s the definitive look at the diversity of our planet, narrated by David Attenborough. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty of Planet Earth.

A BBC/Discovery Channel/NHK co-production in assocation with the CBC

Series Producer: Alastair Fothergill, BBC Natural History Unit

Producers: Vanessa Berlowitz, Mark Brownlow, Andy Byatt, Huw Cordey, Mark Linfield, Johnny Keeling

Score composed by George Fenton.

The Making of Planet Earth is published on 16 March 2006 by BBC Books (£9.99, paperback).

Planet Earth by Alastair Fothergill is published on 1 October 2006 by BBC Books (£25, hardback)


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