In a recently-completed deal, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has licensed Network Ten a package of natural history content, featuring the new three-part series Hidden Kingdoms and brand new content from Sir David Attenborough including David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities and Attenborough’s Ark. 

From the series producer behind Planet Earth and South Pacific, Mark Brownlow, and the executive producer of Africa and Life, Mike Gunton, Hidden Kingdoms puts the microscope on tiny animals and their lives using the latest filming technology, combined with innovative storytelling, up-close footage and an in-depth perspective on the natural world. 

In David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Sir David Attenborough shares the stories of some of the most extraordinary creatures that have bewildered and continued to intrigue him – from the peculiar patterns of a zebra’s stripes to the evolutionary quirk of the egg-laying platypus. Each episode explores the stories behind two natural curiosities, linked together by a common theme.

Attenborough’s Ark, sees Sir David Attenborough select ten of the most important and lesser known animals from the endangered species list that he would like to save – creatures like the olm, the solenodon and Darwin’s frog; creatures with bizarre adaptations and strange life history. From within the deep vaults of the Natural History Museum David shares his thoughts on extinction and introduces his chosen creatures. He explains why they are so important and shows the ingenious work of biologists across the world who are helping to keep them alive.