A new David Attenborough documentary is on its way to the BBC

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it is that Sir David Attenborough is national treasure. The man is a godsend and we do not deserve him. But luckily, we get to have him anyway. And you’ll all be pleased to hear that he is a brand new documentary coming to the BBC.

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Much to our delight, the 93-year-old natural historian will be back on our TV screens for his hour-long BBC One documentary Extinction: The Facts, the Blue Planet – a film that will focus on the rapid decline in the population of endangered species.

Throughout the documentary, Attenborough will be talking to leading scientists who are exploring the incredibly alarming disappearance of species such as the blue whale which is the biggest mammal in the world. As reported by Pretty 52, it will then go onto explain how this will have a direct impact on humans and our own population due to changes in food supplies, which could be affected by the continuous decline of pollinating insects.

‘Even today a record number of wildfires are burning in the Amazon and a million species are threatened with extinction. We know our audience has a hunger to understand how these urgent environmental issues affect them, but more than that, what they themselves can do in their homes,’ said Alison Kirkham, BBC Controller Factual Commissioning.

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‘We’ve proven with Big Blue Live, Climate Change the Facts, Drowning in Plastic that we can bring big broad audiences to complicated environmental subjects. There is television that matters. And I’m thrilled Sir David Attenborough continues to work with us to make it.’

No air date has yet to be revealed for the documentary but we’ll certainly be keeping our eyes peeled for updates.

Earlier this summer, Attenborough praised Glastonbury festival for their environmental efforts.’There was one sequence in Blue Planet 2 which everyone seems to remember,’ he said whilst on stage at the festival. ‘It was one in which we showed what plastic has done to the creatures that live in the ocean. They have an extraordinary effect. And now, this great festival has gone plastic-free. That is more than a million bottles of water that have not been drunk by you at Glastonbury.’