David Attenborough appears at Glastonbury to unveil BBC‘s Seven Worlds, One Planet
James R | On 01, Jul 2019
David Attenborough took to the stage at Glastonbury this weekend to unveil his next nature series.
Seven Worlds, One Planet is a seven-part documentary that will explore each continent on the Earth, while highlighting the natural world that unites them all. It marks Sir Dave’s return to the BBC after he narrated Our Planet for Netflix earlier this year. And with the Beeb providing wall-to-walk streaming coverage of the festival, what better time to drop the show’s first trailer?
To celebrate Glastonbury going single-use plastic free for the first time in its 49-year history, inspired by Blue Planet II, BBC Studios joined forces with festival organisers to launch Seven Worlds, One Planet, which is set to premiere later this year on BBC One. In front of his biggest ever live audience, Attenborough took to the legendary Pyramid stage to introduce an extended teaser that features a collaboration between Australian performer/songwriter Sia and composer Hans Zimmer, who join forces on the original song Out There.
The four-minute video premiered simultaneously to 100,000 festival goers on all Worthy Farm site screens and globally in almost 50 countries and on social and digital platforms. As well as scenes from the seven-part landmark series, the prequel also features some exclusive additional footage. BBC Radio 1 also gave the song Out There its global radio debut on the Dev And Alice show at the same time as the prequel played out to the Glastonbury attendees.
The song, inspired by the Attenborough-fronted Planet Earth II series, was composed by Sia, Christopher Braide and Zimmer, produced by Russell Emanuel, and arranged by Andrew Christie for Bleeding Fingers Music.
Attenborough says: “Seven Worlds, One Planet will resonate with audiences worldwide. We all belong to a continent after all, we all share planet earth. I am delighted to introduce the latest work from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit.”
Sia says: “I was honoured to be asked to collaborate with Hans Zimmer for Seven Worlds, One Planet. The work this programme – and the Planet Earth series – does on behalf of our planet is essential and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Watch the Seven Worlds, One Planet video here – or, for our full catch-up guide to Glastonbury, click here.