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Trailer for new David Attenborough series takes us around the world

The trailer for the new David Attenborough series, Seven Worlds, One Planet, manages to take us all around the world in just four minutes and ten seconds. The incredible footage has been filmed on all seven continents of the world and gives a very exciting glimpse of what’s to come in the 2019 series.

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Spectacular rock formations in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Image by Afriandi/Getty Images

From Asia’s expansive archipelagos to the otherworldly deserts of Africa, Seven Worlds, One Planet, brings a riot of colour and activity from each continent to our screens. The programme will bring the continents characters to life through the diverse wildlife and landscapes endemic to each. When introducing the new programme, Attenborough said: “the ocean covers two-thirds of this planet of ours, the land only covers one third of the globe. There are seven great continents on which we human beings live. Each of them has its own marvellous creatures – birds and mammals, animals of all kinds.

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Sir David Attenborough has a new series coming out. Image by BBC

The beloved narrator announced the new series while on stage at Glastonbury (is there anything he can’t do!?), delighting festival revellers with a sneak peek of the trailer, which features music by Sia and Hans Zimmer. During the talk on stage, Attenborough revealed that he has been working with the BBC on this programme for the last four years. He hopes Seven Worlds, One Planet will have a similar positive impact as his previous series, Blue Planet, by informing the audience how our actions can affect the world we live in.

The BBC have not yet announced the broadcast date for Seven Worlds, One Planet, but we’re told it’s ‘coming soon’.