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‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ followed by a live interaction with Sir David Attenborough

Set to enthral the world is BBC’s much-awaited landmark series ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’, which received a one-of-a-kind global launch on 7th October amidst students and guests in London, India and Africa. In India, Sony BBC Earth partnered with Royal Opera House to host this exclusive event for a select 500 school children who were the first few in the world to be a part of this global premiere and witness the biggest series ever produced on biodiversity.

The grand event was hosted by actress Tara Sharma Saluja and graced by Maria Goretti and Cyrus Sahukar, all three are sincere environment advocates and big fans of Sir David Attenborough. The enthusiastic audience watched the first part - Antarctica - of the 7-part series, before joining a live Q&A session with the crew in London. The response to the first episode was overwhelming as students cheered in support of Weddell Seals and Baby Albatross and were beyond thrilled to quiz Sir David Attenborough and the production team about the challenges involved in making the series.

Premiering in India in December, ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ tells the story of earth’s spectacular and unique seven continents, each one full of life and how they shape the extraordinary animal behaviour and biodiversity we see today. For the series, filmmakers have employed new technology, including boundary-defining drone techniques, to capture unique perspectives, new species, and animal behaviour never before seen.

As well as showing where humankind is negatively and positively impacting the health of the planet, viewers will witness sequences such as: the world’s most bizarre predator in the Iranian desert; grave-robbing hamsters in Austria; one of the largest and rarest animals on the very brink of extinction in Kenya; and polar bears using a never before seen hunting strategy to catch beluga whales in North America’s Hudson Bay.

Complementing Seven Worlds, One Planet’s stunning landscapes and powerful stories is the potent combination of the unmistakeable voice of Sir David Attenborough and the stirring music of Hans Zimmer, delivering appointment to view television that’s sure to resonate with everyone who watches it.

Comments:

Sir David Attenborough, Presenter of Seven Worlds, One Planet

“I’m thrilled that we’re about to share this incredible series with the world, which has been four years in the making by more than 1500 dedicated people, on every continent. ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ celebrates biodiversity and the variety of life on our planet whilst also shining a spotlight on its challenges.”

Tony Hall, BBC Director General

Seven Worlds, One Planet embodies the qualities that have become synonymous with the work of our Natural History Unit in Bristol. The team there are true pioneers - they have an insatiable curiosity to discover new things. And that sense of adventure is why we’ve already committed to a pipeline of natural history landmarks. Since Planet Earth II we’ve been doing one a year – and we’ll continue to do that running up to 2023. We’ve never had that scale of ambition before and no other broadcaster in the world comes close to that kind of commitment to the natural world.”

~ Seven Worlds, One Planet will premiere in India in December only on Sony BBC Earth and Sony BBC Earth HD and will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu ~

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