BBC1 and BBC Learning have tapped Outline Productions to produce Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival, which is set to air on the UK terrestrial channel in the summer.
The 6 x one-hour primetime series is hosted by ecologist and presenter Ellie Harrison (pictured above), and features an array of the BBC’s wildlife experts, as they campaign each week to protect a different endangered animal.
Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival will encourage viewers to get involved, and will include stories of how experts and volunteers and successfully brought other species back out of danger, as well as feature tips and advice on how to turn gardens into wildlife havens.
“This is a really significant new commission for us at Outline as it takes us into wildlife for the first time,” said Outline Productions’ managing director Laura Mansfield. “Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival has attracted a great team of some of the UK’s top natural history talent – on and off screen – and we’re hoping to bring a fresh approach to the area.”
“I hope that Outline’s terrific line up of talent will ignite a passion for our iconic species in the widest possible audience,” added Abigail Appleton, head of commissioning for BBC Learning.
Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival is executive produced by Bridget Boseley for Outline Productions and Lindsay Bradbury for the BBC. The series producer is Stephen Moss.