New Sir David Attenborough Documentary Announced By The BBC


Ever since Planet Earth II ended, fans have been in desperate need of their David Attenborough fix.

If you have been suffering as his soothing tones have been missed from our screens, I have good news for you.

As part of an upcoming series of shows about natural history, Attenborough will be back with a brand new exciting documentary.


The BBC has announced a one-off documentary that will follow Sir David as he investigates the world’s most famous circus elephant, Jumbo.

The documentary, Jumbo: The Life Of An Elephant Superstar, will look into the life and death of the elephant that inspired Disney’s classic film Dumbo.

Known to be the world’s largest elephant, Jumbo’s skeleton is currently at the American Museum of Natural History.


The rest of the programmes in the series of special films sound pretty cool too.

Big Cats will look at the lives of the cat family, we will get plenty of cute baby animals in First Year On Earth and naturalist hero Chris Packham is unravelling myths surrounding the T-Rex.

Tom McDonald, BBC head of commissioning: natural history and specialist factual, said in a statement:

These new titles will combine never-before seen animal interactions, cutting-edge photography, brilliant storytelling and expert voices to surprise, delight and inform the audience in completely new ways.

At the heart of each of these commissions is is innovation: in form, in content and in capture.

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We can’t wait to see the legendary Attenborough back on our screens.

It’s only been a couple of months but are already suffering from withdrawal symptoms.