Kim Shillinglaw, BBC Head of Commissioning for Natural History and Science, has announced more than 50 hours of natural history commissions for BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four.
These range from landmark series and event TV, to popular animal narratives and programmes uncovering the science of the natural world.
At the BBC, we’re determined to bring ever more ambition to our natural history programmes. By using new filming techniques, peerless research and great storytelling, the next few years are all about shows that will delight our UK and global audiences.
From new discoveries in Oceans and never-before-filmed behaviour in The Hunt, to assembling 75 cameras in one place for Countdown To The Rains and the ground-breaking spirit of our Sleepover At The Zoo Event, we’ve never had as much range, scale and innovation to offer. – Kim Shillinglaw
Programmes include Oceans which continues the work broadcast in 2001 in Blue Planet. However new filming techniques not available at the time are used to capture Earths oceans. Sleepover at the Zoo which sees the fascinating – and surprisingly lively – world of animal sleep, as a team of experts stays up all night to track – hour by hour – the diverse sleep patterns of a host of animals and Big Weather looking at extreme weather experiences.