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The Living Planet: New Worlds  (1984)

Also known as: Programme 12
David Attenborough filming at Avebury stone circle for The Living Planet: New Worlds

New Worlds is a stark and powerful account of ongoing environmental issues, detailing the widespread damage inflicted on the planet by the human race. Through the world-famous cinematography of the BBC Natural History Unit, David Attenborough brings to light the harsh devastation and enormous impact man has had on his surroundings.

The closing episode of the epic BBC mega-series The Living Planet, New Worlds is an uncomfortable and morally disturbing insight into the world about us. Attenborough journeys all over the globe demonstrating the havoc we have wreaked in our oceans, forests and atmosphere.

Fields of wheat dominate the landscape in America in a worrying monoculture, acid rain has left many Scandinavian lakes lifeless - all this as cities continue to expand, encroaching ever further on vital natural habitats.

Beautifully filmed, New Worlds is a poignant insight into the relentless pressure we exert on our most precious resource.  Winner of the "Bristol & West Building Society Conservation Award" and winner of "Best Script Award" at the Wildscreen "Panda" awards ceremony in October 1984

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Associate Producer: Richard Matthews
Dubbing Mixer: David Old
Dubbing Mixer: Peter Copeland
Executive Producer: Richard Brock
Film Editor: Andrew Naylor
Graphic Design: Margaret Perry
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Music: BBC - Radiophonic Workshop
Narrator: David Attenborough
Photography: Martin Saunders
Photography: Hugh Maynard
Photography: Paul Atkins
Photography: Wolfgang Bayer
Photography: Stephen Bolwell
Photography: Nick Dance
Photography: Maurice Fisher
Photography: Neil Rettig
Photography: Christopher Robson
Photography: Brian Sewell
Photography: Mike Wilkie
Producer: Andrew Neal
Production Assistant: Dana Richards
Production Secretary: Nicola Holford
Sound: Lyndon Bird
Sound: Keith Rodgerson
Sound: Tim Partridge
Sound: John Czerepaninec
Sound: Susanne Outlaw
Unit Manager: Andrew Buchanan
Unit Manager: Charles Dickson
Writer: David Attenborough

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The Living Planet: The Making of The Living Planet (1984)
Wildscreen Panda Awards 1984 (1984)
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David Attenborough filming at Avebury stone circle for The Living Planet: New Worlds
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