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PBS preps “Animal Babies: First Year on Earth” from BBC Studios

American pubcaster PBS has set a late August premiere date for the BBC Studios co-produced three-part natural history series Animal Babies: First Year on Earth. The series is to chronicle ...
August 23, 2019

American pubcaster PBS has set a late August premiere date for the BBC Studios co-produced three-part natural history series Animal Babies: First Year on Earth.

The series is to chronicle four wildlife cinematographers – Sue Gibson, Vianet Djenguet, Colin Stafford-Johnson and Bob Poole – as they capture the first year of life in the wild for six animals across four continents.

First Year on Earth will document the new beginnings for elephant Safina, and spotted hyena sisters Bisque and Chowder, all in Kenya; Arctic fox Fela in Iceland; southern sea otter Limpet; mountain gorilla Nyakabara in Uganda; and toque macaque Jazir in Sri Lanka as they learn basic tools for survival while exploring the complexities of their respective habitats and navigating the adversities from rivals, the elements and predators.

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth premieres Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.

BBC Studios’ Jo Shinner serves as executive producer with Dominic Weston serving as series producer.

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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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