BBC will be kicking off 2021 with “A Perfect Planet” which will streaming exclusively within hours of its UK broadcast on BBC Player for the Malaysian audience. The first episode, Volcanoes, will be available to stream from 12 noon on Monday 4 January for a full week, until the linear premiere of both episode one (Volcanoes) and episode two (The Sun) on unifiTV’s BBC Earth cable TV channel on Monday 11 January at 8pm.
A Perfect Planet is BBC’s newest documentary series exploring Earth’s power – and fragility – to sustain life. It showcases cutting-edge cinematography, environmental storytelling both intimate and grand, and Sir David’s timeless narration. This five-part series will show how the forces of nature – weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes – drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life. In doing so, it will reveal how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them.
This truly global series was filmed across 31 countries, including national parks and seas in Thailand, Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Over the course of five episodes, take a tour through some of Asia’s most iconic natural habitats and see them all in a new light, including: The Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens, Thailand; Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam; Shennongjia National Park, China; the Gulf of Thailand; Lembeh, Indonesia; and the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.
Shooting took place over 1,113 days, accumulating more than 3,000 hours of original footage. Look out for a diversity of Asia’s native species in every episode, as they adapt to the sun, weather, volcanoes, oceans and humanity in their own ingenious ways, including: the golden snub-nose monkeys in China; the flamboyant cuttlefish in Lembeh, Indonesia; Bryde’s whales and fig wasps in Thailand; gibbons in Vietnam; and camels in Mongolia.
|Episodes||BBC Player||BBC Earth on unifiTV channel 501|
|Volcanoes||Monday 4 January, 12pm||Monday 11 January, 8pm|
|The Sun||Monday 11 January, 12pm||Monday 11 January, 9.05pm|
|Weather||Monday 18 January, 12pm||Monday 18 January, 8pm|
|Oceans||Monday 25 January, 12pm||Monday 25 January, 8pm|
|Humans||Monday 1 February, 12pm||Monday 1 February, 8pm|
*Official photos are credited to BBC