Blue Planet II

My day – my entire week – has just been made. I’m up a bit earlier than usual, as I couldn’t sleep for some reason. I was just checking the beeb’s arts and entertainment page for news of anything cool, and found something phenomenal. You’d think that a man of his age and standing would have retired with the grateful consent of the country long ago, but I just read that Sir David Attenborough has announced he’s making Blue Planet II. The sequel to 2001’s Blue Planet obviously, it will explore ”the underwater worlds which cover most of our planet, yet are still its least known.” The first was truly breathtaking, so I’m really looking forward to watching this new addition later this year. Yet simply to see Attenborough, the greatest of tv presenters, still making programs is quite, quite incredible.

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