BBC’s Natural History landmark of the year – A Perfect Planet – will premiere express from the UK on BBC Player. For the first time, Malaysian audiences will get the chance to premiere A Perfect Planet, narrated by the esteemed Sir David Attenborough, within hours of its UK broadcast exclusively on BBC Player.
This five-part series will show how the forces of nature – weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes – drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life. In doing so, it will reveal how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them.
This truly global series was filmed across 31 countries, including national parks and seas in Thailand, Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Over the course of five episodes, take a tour through some of Asia’s most iconic natural habitats and see them all in a new light, including: The Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens, Thailand; Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam; Shennongjia National Park, China; the Gulf of Thailand; Lembeh, Indonesia; and the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.
Shooting took place over 1,113 days, accumulating more than 3,000 hours of original footage. Look out for a diversity of Asia’s native species in every episode, as they adapt to the sun, weather, volcanoes, oceans and humanity in their own ingenious ways, including: the golden snub-nose monkeys in China; the flamboyant cuttlefish in Lembeh, Indonesia; Bryde’s whales and fig wasps in Thailand; gibbons in Vietnam; and camels in Mongolia.
The first episode, ‘Volcanoes’, will be available to stream from 12 noon on Monday 4 January for a full week, until the linear premiere of both episode one (Volcanoes) and episode two (The Sun) on unifiTV’s BBC Earth cable TV channel (Ch 501) on Monday 11 January at 8pm.
Thereafter, viewers can watch A Perfect Planet’s five incredible episodes firstly on BBC Player, as they are launched at 12 noon prior to that evening’s broadcast on the BBC Earth channel at 8pm.
BBC Player is an on-demand streaming service available in Singapore and Malaysia for StarHub Entertainment Pass and Entertainment+ subscribers, unifi TV Ultimate Pack subscribers and unifi broadband subscribers respectively, and can be accessed on Web, iOS and Android apps, and Android TV.