David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities has been commissioned by UKTV’s Senior Commissioning Editor, Catherine Catton and ordered by Eden’s General Manager, Adrian Wills. Stephen Dunleavy from Humble Bee Films will be executive producer for the series.
The 5 part series of 30 minute episodes will see Sir David shine the spotlight on some of nature’s extraordinary evolutionary anomalies and how, even today, these curious animals continue to baffle and fascinate. David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities will broadcast towards the end of 2012 and will be complemented by Eden’s extensive and exclusive back catalogue of Sir David’s landmark series including Planet Earth, Life and Madagascar.
Each episode will feature two creatures with curiously distinctive adaptations that link together with a common theme. From the curious ‘hoax’ of the Platypus’s discovery to the Narwhal, the creature that inspired myth of the Unicorn, and the Mole Rat that defies the age limits of all other rodents and lives for 30 years, Sir David will discover how nature has found a way of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.