For the first time, Malaysian audiences will get the chance to premiere A Perfect Planet, narrated by the esteemed Sir David Attenborough, within hours of its UK broadcast exclusively on BBC Player.
The first episode, Volcanoes, will be available to stream from 12 noon on Monday 4 January for a full week, until the linear premiere of both episode one (Volcanoes) and episode two (The Sun) on unifiTV’s BBC Earth cable TV channel on Monday 11 January at 8pm.
Thereafter, viewers can watch A Perfect Planet’s five incredible episodes firstly on BBC Player, as they are launched at 12 noon prior to that evening’s broadcast on the BBC Earth channel at 8pm (see viewing information below).
Kick off the New Year in the most inspiring and educational way with A Perfect Planet – the BBC’s newest documentary series exploring Earth’s power – and fragility – to sustain life. It showcases cutting-edge cinematography, environmental storytelling both intimate and grand, and Sir David’s timeless narration.
This five-part series will show how the forces of nature – weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes – drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life. In doing so, it will reveal how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them.
This truly global series was filmed across 31 countries, including national parks and seas in Thailand, Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Over the course of five episodes, take a tour through some of Asia’s most iconic natural habitats and see them all in a new light, including: The Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens, Thailand; Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam; Shennongjia National Park, China; the Gulf of Thailand; Lembeh, Indonesia; and the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.
Shooting took place over 1,113 days, accumulating more than 3,000 hours of original footage. Look out for a diversity of Asia’s native species in every episode, as they adapt to the sun, weather, volcanoes, oceans and humanity in their own ingenious ways, including: the golden snub-nose monkeys in China; the flamboyant cuttlefish in Lembeh, Indonesia; Bryde’s whales and fig wasps in Thailand; gibbons in Vietnam; and camels in Mongolia.
With over 70 years’ experience on air, narrator Sir David Attenborough has become the world’s favourite natural historian. He says about the show: “Our planet is one in a billion, a world teeming with life. But now, a new dominant force is changing the face of Earth: humans. To preserve our perfect planet we must ensure we become a force for good.”
GM and SVP BBC Studios South and South East Asia, Ryan Shiotani, says: “We are excited to premiere this epic new Sir David Attenborough narrated series on BBC Earth, express from the UK and exclusively on BBC Player for a full week before it lands on linear TV. Viewers can enjoy the experience of watching this incredible series in the way they prefer – by streaming or downloading it to watch anytime and anywhere, or by waiting until they can watch it as a double bill, shared event on their TV screens.”
BBC Player is an on-demand streaming service available in Singapore and Malaysia for StarHub Entertainment Pass and Entertainment+ subscribers, unifi TV Ultimate Pack subscribers and unifi broadband subscribers respectively, and can be accessed on Web, iOS and Android apps, and Android TV.
BBC Earth on unifiTV channel 501
Monday 4 January, 12pm
Monday 11 January, 8pm
Monday 11 January, 12pm
Monday 11 January, 9.05pm
Monday 18 January, 12pm
Monday 18 January, 8pm
Monday 25 January, 12pm
Monday 25 January, 8pm
Monday 1 February, 12pm
Monday 1 February, 8pm