Blue Planet UK coming to daytime TV

Blue Planet UK coming to daytime TV

A new ‘Blue Planet’ spin-off documentary about the seas of Britain will air in March.
The BBC marine life series – narrated by Sir David Attenborough – is being turned into a daytime show entitled ‘Blue Planet UK’ which will specifically examine the effects of plastic pollution around our local waters as well as showing the public the wealth of wildlife in British waters.
It will be presented by Gillian Burke and Steve Brown with Chris Packham and it will complement the new peak series, ‘Blue Planet Live’ which will also air in March.
Both programmes have been commissioned as as part of the BBC’s ongoing commitment to promote environmental change to protect the planet.
‘Blue Planet UK’ will air as a week-long documentary series between Monday, March 25 and Friday, March 29, and like the main series will will feature specially-shot footage beneath the surface to reveal what’s happening in our nation’s seas.
‘Blue Planet UK’ has been announced as part of a new raft of new factual, entertainment and drama programmes for daytime on air this year.
Also commissioned for 2019 is ‘Good Morning Dagenham’, a five-part documentary series narrated by Larry Lamb and set in Britain’s biggest open air market in East London, coming in March.
Also coming to the small screen will be ’24 Hours On The Inside With Dom Littlewood’, which will see Dom go to America and immerse himself in a range of extreme environments in order to uncover the realities of institutions, from policing and prisons to hospitals.
Game show ‘Curiosity’ will be presented by Paul Martin and will test contestants’ knowledge of history, antiques and collectables to the test.
Announcing the new shows, Dan McGolpin, Controller of BBC Programming and Daytime, said: "This year I’m excited to be bringing BBC viewers a new generation of daytime series, often entertaining, sometimes serious, and always high-quality."