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BBC, Attenborough prep climate change doc

BBC1 in the UK has ordered what is being described as a “landmark film” to explore climate change, with Sir David Attenborough attached to present and narrate.

Sir David Attenborough

Climate Change: The Facts will delve into the science of climate change and the potential solutions to the global threat, combining footage that reveals its devastating impact and interviews from leading climate scientists.

The documentary also looks at potential solutions, exploring the innovations, technology and actions the world’s governments and industries are taking to prevent further warming.

The executive producer is Sacha Baveystock and the producer/director is Serena Davies for BBC Studios Science Unit. University College London professor of climate science Chris Rapley is the scientific adviser.

The film will air this spring and has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content and Tom McDonald, head of commissioning, natural history and specialist factual.

The show will sit under the BBC’s Our Planet Matters banner, which explores the environment and the challenges facing the Earth, with shows including Blue Planet UK and Blue Planet Live. Other series planned will explore the use of plastics and meat production.

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