Screening of BBC's Perfect PlanetSunday, 14th February 2021
By Lloyd Edwards
BBC Perfect Planet Screening S1E1 on DSTV Channel 184 Sunday 14th February 2021 at 4pm CAT
Don’t miss this new series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The Raggy Charters Team are excited to see the final footage put together after many days at sea in all conditions. Exciting and exhausting but oh so worth every second! Every day we would be waiting for sunrise in the harbour before we left our moorings. The boat was loaded with half a ton of fuel; you just never knew where you would end up. Imagine how embarrassing it would be if you hit the real action and had to turn back because of lack of fuel?! On the day that we encountered the super pod of around 10 000 Long-beaked common dolphins we were in this very predicament. It was the furthest we had ever travelled with a film crew in a single day. It was in an area around 35 nautical miles south of Bird Island. Luckily, by the time the action was over, it was time to head back to port and we arrived back with two cans in reserve. Really can’t wait to see this footage, keep a lookout, you will know it when you see it! Read more here about the days spent filming in Algoa Bay.
Watch the extended trailer:
Episode 1 - Volcano
A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet’s molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.
Episode 2 - The Sun
From the frozen poles to the searing deserts, this episode shows how animals have come up with strategies to survive the uneven amounts of sunlight that fall on our planet.
Episode 3 - Weather
Weather controls the distribution of freshwater around our planet. In turn, shapes the lives of animals across the globe, rising to an incredible diversity of species and habitats.
Episode 4 - Ocean
There are not five separate oceans, but one. Its waters linked by powerful forces that keep them on the move. This constant mixing is vital for the health of oceans and marine life.
Episode 5 - Humans
Humans are changing our planet so rapidly, it’s affecting earth’s life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.
Sunday 21.03.202 Episode 6 – The Making of A Perfect Planet
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