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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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