Today we announced our next landmark natural history series Mission Galapagos presented by Liz Bonnin and commissioned by BBC One. The ambitious new series will be distributed globally by BBC Worldwide.
Mission Galapagos follows a team of international scientists embarking upon a journey of discovery across the islands of the Galapagos, aboard the Alucia – a state of the art high-tech research vessel. Never before has an expedition of this scale been attempted on these islands. 200 years on from the historic voyage of HMS Beagle, they will be undertaking an expedition that Darwin could only have dreamed of. The team will explore the deepest depths of the ocean, journey inside volcanic craters and visit the Scalesia forests, making discoveries that will inform research to help unlock the mysteries of these extraordinary islands and its unique wildlife.
Mission Galapagos has been described as the most important scientific exploration of the Galapagos Islands ever undertaken. Combining the latest science and technology, including portable x-ray machines and a LiDAR scanning sensor, with the newest filming techniques and cutting-edge graphics, this series will open a unique window into one of the world’s most important habitats
Craig Hunter, Commissioning Editor at BBC says: “Mission Galapagos takes the science expedition format to a new level. This is a unique opportunity to explore one of the world’s most exciting natural habitats, at a crucial time. When the animals and islands are facing an uncertain future… This series promises to be a gripping adventure full of scientific firsts – a genuine voyage of discovery.”
Anthony Geffen series producer and CEO at Atlantic Productions says: “We are thrilled to have gone to the Galapagos with such an extraordinary team of experts including presenter Liz Bonnin, and a leading scientific team, aboard a state of the art research vessel and with the latest technology at our fingertips. Two hundred years after Darwin’s original voyage to these extraordinary islands, we still have so much more to learn from its remarkable wildlife.”
The show will air in spring 2017 on BBC One