Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning Natural History and Specialist Factual, today announced a wide range of new natural history commissions

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Tom McDonald says: “2017 was an extraordinary year for Natural History at the BBC with awards across BAFTA, Grierson and the Emmys; as well as stand out performances for Spy In The Wild, Wild Alaska Live, and Blue Planet II and we have a fantastic range of titles commissioned for 2018 and beyond.

“These new commissions signal not only our continued commitment to capturing extraordinary new animal behaviour but also our responsibility to capture the unprecedented speed at which the natural world is changing.

“Habitats and species all over the world are under threat and many of our new commissions will tackle the big issues head on, with some of our most recognised talent exploring the global challenges our planet faces.”