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January 18th Simulcast on BBC AMERICA, AMC, IFC and SundanceTV To Highlight Ways To Support Relief Efforts on the Continent

New York – Friday, January 10, 2020 – In response to the widespread devastation caused by the fires in Australia, BBC AMERICA’s upcoming nature documentary series on the seven continents, Seven Worlds, One Planet, will now begin with the Australia episode and will inform viewers of how they can support relief efforts. The Sir David Attenborough-narrated series begins Saturday, January 18, at 9pm/8c on BBC AMERICA, AMC, IFC and SundanceTV. There are ways you can help today, visit with links for more information and details from organizations who are helping on the ground.

Seven Worlds, One Planet is a series about the majesty and fragility of our planet, capturing precious stories of wildlife at a pivotal moment,” said Sarah Barnett, President Entertainment Group + AMC Studios, AMC Networks. “The catastrophic wildfires occurring right now in Australia are a reminder to us all of the importance of protecting our environment and the animals that inhabit it. Given these devastating events, we have decided to change our schedule to draw attention to and share ways to support relief efforts in Australia.”

The Australia episode was filmed before the fires began. Filming locations and species featured in the episode include Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Dingo, Wombat, Jottus Jumping Spider in New South Wales; Tasmanian Devil in Tasmania; Cassowary and Budgerigar in Queensland; Red Flying Fox, Perentie and Thorny Devil in Northern Territory and more.

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Seven Worlds, One Planet tells the story of earth’s seven continents and how they shape the extraordinary animal behavior and biodiversity we see today. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series reveals how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there. The series is produced by the BBC Studios Natural History Unit.

The Australia episode will also be made available to viewers with no log-in required at

New Episode Schedule

Australia – Saturday, January 18 at 9/8c

North America – Saturday, January 25 at 9/8c (Previously scheduled as the premiere episode)

South America – Saturday, February 1 at 9/8c

Asia – Saturday, February 8 at 9/8c

Europe – Saturday, February 15 at 9/8c

Antarctica – Saturday, February 22 at 9/8c

Africa – Saturday, February 29 at 9/8c


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