Discover unseen UK nature in ‘Wild Isles’ with Sir David Attenborough

Wild Isles. Credit: BBC / Alex Board / Silverback Films

We’re excited to share ‘Wild Isles’ – our major new five-part natural history series for BBC One and iPlayer, presented by Sir David Attenborough.

Our team has been filming over three years, using the very latest technology to capture dramatic new behaviour, from battling butterflies to hunting sea eagles and killer whales – revealing a previously unseen wild side of the British Isles.

Sir David Attenborough says: “In my long lifetime, I have travelled to almost every corner of our planet. I can assure you that in the British Isles, as well as astonishing scenery there are extraordinary animal dramas and wildlife spectacles to match anything I have seen on my global travels.”

Through aerial photography we reveal the beauty of the British and Irish countryside, as it has never been seen before. Motion controlled time-lapse photography brings to life the story of the passing seasons; the latest low light cameras uncover the secret nocturnal lives of many of our favourite animals; and macro photography reveals the miniature worlds of rock pools, ponds and grasslands. The series has all been shot at 4K resolution allowing for ultra-high definition television delivery.

Silverback Director and Wild Isles Executive producer Alastair Fothergill said: “I have always wanted to make a landmark series that really does justice to our own extraordinary wildlife. I am sure people will be amazed at what is happening right on their own doorstep.”

The series, co-produced by The Open University, the RSPB and WWF, aims to do for the wildlife of Britain and Ireland what the Planet series have done for the wildlife of the world. With our wildlife under threat like never before, it will also explain the challenges nature faces today, and what can be done to bring our wild isles back to life.

The BBC doesn’t have an air date just yet but we’ll keep you posted. Follow @Silverback_Films on Instagram for updates.

News story published: 16 Aug 2022, 14:00 GMT