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The Living Planet: The Open Ocean  (1984)

Also known as: Programme 11

The ocean covers 70 per cent of the earth's surface.  It contains extraordinary creatures like the leafy sea dragon, the narwhal 'Unicorn of the sea' and the whale shark.  It has kelp forests, deserts, coral reef jungles and the cold black permanent night of the deep sea.  It affects our oxygen and our weather.  David Attenborough shows the riches and diversity of this spectacular realm and he also dives with sharks.  We see his reactions to them and their reactions to him.

Winner of the "Best Editing Award" at the Wildscreen "Panda" awards ceremony in October 1984

Film credits

Camera: Hugh Maynard
Camera: Martin Saunders
Director: Richard Brock
Dubbing: David Old
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Narrator: David Attenborough
Producer: Richard Brock
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Script: David Attenborough
Sound: Lyndon Bird

Related links

Wildscreen Panda Awards 1984 (1984)
Wildscreen "Editing" Award, 1984