Sir David Attenborough to narrate BBC's The Hunt
Published 21/07/2015 | 12:57
It's hard to imagine a close-up shot of hippos sparring or penguins huddling, without a Sir David Attenborough voice-over patiently explaining the ways of nature and the circle of life.
And now the 89-year-old naturalist's dulcet tones will return to BBC One for new series The Hunt, which will focus on predators and their prey.
Though he started at the BBC 64 years ago, Sir David has gone further afield in recent years, working with Sky and UKTV on programmes such as Conquest Of The Skies and Kingdom Of Plants.
But having recently signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for the BBC's future to be safeguarded, he's back at the Corporation to provide his well-known voice-overs.
According to the Radio Times, The Hunt will be modelled on movie car chases, with the music provided by Gravity composer Steven Price - although it won't all be brutal and gory.
"Most animals fail to get their prey so we will see a lot of failure," executive producer Alastair Fothergill said.
"I very much want this to focus on the prey as well as the predators and the techniques they use to survive."
Each programme will focus on a specific habitat as we travel between the tundra, polar regions, open ocean, and forests.
The Hunt is due to air on BBC One in autumn 2015.