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Apple TV+ announces Prehistoric Planet with Sir David Attenborough

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The five-part series will be narrated by Attenborough and will use state of the art technology combined with rigorous scientific research to transport viewers back in time. 

The documentary will look back 66 million years to the ancient world and reveal the different habitats of Earth and the dinosaurs that populated them.

An original score has been composed by Hans Zimmer, and the stories will be told against the landscapes of the Cretaceous times, spanning coasts, deserts, freshwater, ice worlds and forests. 

BBC announces new David Attenborough documentary

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The landmark documentary will show minute by minute what happened to the dinosaurs when the asteroid hit Earth and led to their demise. 

There is plenty of evidence relating to when the asteroid hit the Earth at the end of Late Cretaceous period 66 million years ago, but there is no direct evidence that confirms how it killed the dinosaurs.

A new dig site of a prehistoric graveyard known as Tanis, hidden in the low hills of North Dakota, has fossilised creatures dating back to the end of the Late Cretaceous buried under a layer of rock.

Sir David Attenborough, Hans Zimmer and Dave join forces for Planet Earth: A Celebration

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Planet Earth: A Celebration takes eight of the most jaw-dropping moments from Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II, combining Attenborough’s melodic narration, with music from world-famous composer Hans Zimmer and rapper Dave.

The documentary takes viewers around the world, from the North of Norway, to the East Cape of South Africa, to the Indian Ocean, revealing how animals are adapting to their changing environments.

Sir David Attenborough fronts new natural history series

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The five-part series will explore the perfect conditions that planet Earth provides for life to flourish.

A Perfect Planet will explore how the forces of nature, such as weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes, drive and support the diverse range of life on every corner of the Earth.

David Attenborough said: "Oceans, sunlight, weather and volcanoes - together these powerful yet fragile forces allow life to flourish in astonishing diversity. They make Earth truly unique - a perfect planet.

New David Attenborough series heading to BBC One

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The five-part series from BBC Studios Natural History Unit has been described by executive producer Mike Gunton as “Planet Earth for plants!”

The Green Planet will offer an unseen look into the inter-connected and surprising behaviour of the plant world, where unlikely heroes and emotional stories emerge.

Attenborough will discover plants that can outlive civilisations, and others that could cover the Earth in a matter of months with their ferocious breeding patterns.

How Netflix's Our Planet was made

The panel (l-r): Jamie McPherson, Sophie Lanfear, Lynn Barlow, Oliver Scholey, Keith Scholey (Credit: RTS/Paul Hampartsoumian)

The sequence – a huge topic on social media - was described by award-winning natural history cinematographer Jamie McPherson as “the most powerful he’s ever shot.”

McPherson was discussing the series, which launched on the streaming service on April 5, at a joint RTS-Wildscreen screening of the Frozen Worlds episode, which featured the walruses.

“The sequence has become a symbol of climate change,” said Keith Scholey, series producer of the eight-part Our Planet, which is narrated by David Attenborough.