BBC and Discovery have teamed up again for a new series from the producers of Blue Planet. This time it’s called Planet Earth. The Goal of the producers is to do for the Whole planet what Blue Planet did for the Oceans.
“What interested me and my producers was to say: ‘O.K., if you’re a polar bear living out on the ice, what does this really mean? What does it mean to live out on an endless flat world that literally melts beneath your feet during your life?’ ” Mr. Fothergill said. They are prescient questions — especially when the United States Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing the polar bear as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act this December — and the film raises many more.
(Photo by Fred Olivier/Discovery Channel and BBC image)