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'Seven Planets, One World' is the new David Attenborough documentary you *need* to see

The broadcaster strikes gold again.

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Earlier this year, David Attenborough took to the stage at Glastonbury to announce his new documentary series, Seven Planets, One World. Four months of anticipation later and BBC has confirmed the blockbuster series will drop on 27th October. Yaas!

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During his four-minute speech on the Pyramid stage, the legendary broadcaster previewed footage from the new series and it's going to blow your mind. Featuring a new song from singer-songwriter Sia and the renowned film composer Hans Zimmer, the teaser provided a glimpse into our seven continents and the unseen wildlife that inhabit them. This marks the first time the BBC have explored all seven continents in one series.

Following on from the success of Blue Planet II, Attenborough's new natural history series will feature "remarkable, new animal behaviour from all the continents including the baking plains of Africa and the frozen waters off Antarctica. In Asia, the biggest of all continents, we will showcase life at the extremes, whilst in Europe we will reveal surprising wildlife dramas hidden right alongside us," according to BBC's synopsis.

A large part of Seven Worlds, One Planet will be filmed using drones. From hamsters in Austria to beluga whales in North America's Hudson Bay, the programme will shine a spotlight on the dangers threatening our wildlife.

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At the series premiere earlier this week, Attenborough said: “I’m thrilled that we’re about to share this incredible series with the world, which has been four years in the making by more than 1500 dedicated people, on every continent. Seven Worlds, One Planet celebrates biodiversity and the variety of life on our planet whilst also shining a spotlight on its challenges.”

Seven Worlds, One Planet is the latest in a string of recent commissions by the channel to shine a spotlight on the environment, under the banner “Protecting Our Planet”.

Once again, Sir David Attenborough proves he can do no wrong.

Seven Worlds, One Planet will debut on Sunday 27 October on BBC One.