4 x 60’ BBC Two - Adventurer and wildlife expert, Steve Backshall, ventures into uncharted territory in pursuit of new discoveries and world firsts. He takes on extreme physical challenges, encounters extraordinary wildlife and meets remarkable people. From kayaking through fast flowing sea ice and scaling unclimbed Arctic peaks to diving in the world’s longest cave system and hiking deep into the Mexican jungle – these expeditions push everyone to the limit. Thanks to a life of adventure, Steve has built up a not-so-little black book of experts. With them, we journey into the unknown. This epic global series will shine light on places that have been dark for millions of years.
The full series - Expedition with Steve Backshall 10x60’ - will be broadcast on UKTV Dave, July - September 2019.
Distributed internationally by Fremantle Media.
5 x 60’ - A Character-lead docu-soap, following the machiavellian fortunes of two rival gangs of Ring-tailed lemurs living in a small reserve, along with half of the entire world’s wild population. Each gang is lead by a Queen who rules supreme; on one side fiery Crystal and the other chilled out Katy. The gangs are separated by a single white wall and just to step over this can be an act of war. Both Queens must wield power and play politics to protect their own status and lead their gangs through the challenges of life. At a time when new pups are growing up, they might be the last hope for their species.
For BAM, Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel & ARTE
1x60’ - At the heart of this story is a ground-breaking expedition to one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Biologist Dr Jeffrey Marlow wants to find out how extremophiles, the toughest life forms on Earth, can survive next to a boiling lake of lava in Vanuatu. Along with a team of adventurers and mountaineers, Jeff descends into the volcano’s crater to collect rock samples in one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth. He hopes to find life forms living inside the volcano that can tell us more about the origins of life on Earth as well as the likelihood of finding life elsewhere in our universe.
For PBS/WNET Thirteen, ZDFE, ZDF and ARTE