Sir David Attenborough couldn't be more excited to resume filmingby Cydney Yeates
Sir David Attenborough has resumed filming on his latest series, The Green Planet, after production was halted due to coronavirus in March.
The legendary 94-year-old broadcaster conducted two shoots for the programme, which documents the world of plants – one in Cambridge and the other in East Sussex.
Sir David, who recently broke hearts saying he might not be here to see humanity save the planet, was pictured using specialist microphones to listen to the sound of water moving in a xylem tree as the BBC Studios Natural History Unit (NHU) looked on.
Scripts and briefing notes were emailed ahead of time to avoid printed copies being handled by multiple people and crew numbers were kept to a minimum and masks were worn at all times.
Sir David was asked to mic-up himself.
Mike Gunton, executive producer of The Green Planet, enthused: ‘David was even more excited than us to be back in the field.
‘As ever he was on top form and the day went really well. It was brilliant to have the band back together again.’
Sir David recently filmed Seven Worlds, One Planet, which was four years in the making.
This time, he planned to do even more, travelling to the US, Costa Rica, northern Europe and Croatia to turn his attention to the plant world.
Those plans were sadly put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The series, from NHU, will look at the planet ‘from the perspective of plants’ and it will feature deserts, mountains, rainforests, and the frozen north.
The programme will air across five 60-minute episodes on BBC One.
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