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Atlantic’s “Barrier Reef” heads home to Oz

ABC Australia has picked up the Atlantic Productions-made series David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef (pictured), and is to air the three-parter in 2016.
March 16, 2015

ABC Australia has picked up the Atlantic Productions-made series David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef (pictured), and is to air the three-parter in 2016.

The 3 x 60-minute series from the London-based producer – which was originally commissioned by the BBC – employs pioneering camera technology and research to investigate the reef. Among the techniques used are satellite scans of the reef’s 2,300 kilometers of living coral, as well as the use of high-tech macro lenses that capture microscopic creatures.

“We are delighted that two of the world’s most celebrated icons are coming together, as renowned natural history filmmaker Sir David Attenborough presents his latest project filmed in our very own backyard,” said Brendan Dahill, head of programming at ABC, in a statement.

John Morris, commercial director of Atlantic Productions, added: “We are excited that ABC Australia will be showing Australian audiences never-before-seen glimpses of their very own natural wonder. Exposing the magnificent beauty and complexity of life across the reef, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef serves to show the wealth of beauty Australia is home to.”

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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