'Our Planet' Companion Book Announced


By Alastair Fothergill & Keith Scholey with Fred Pearce

Foreword by Sir David Attenborough

Our Planet Companion Book

Available from all good bookstores from 2nd April 2019 Large format, full-colour hardback.

This companion book to the upcoming Netflix original documentary series Our Planet from Silverback Films in collaboration with WWF, showcases the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats, looking at the Earth in ways we’ve never seen before.

Featuring stunning photography of some of the world’s rarest creatures and previously unseen parts of the Earth, it focuses on the incredible breadth of diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and jungles of South America. Revealing the most amazing sights on Earth, alongside stories of the ways humans are impacting on the world’s ecosystems, this book is at the forefront of a global conversation as we work together to protect and preserve our planet.

The Our Planet eight-part documentary series is voiced by David Attenborough and premieres on Netflix on 5th April 2019.

About the authors

In his almost 30 year tenure at the BBC Natural History Unit, Alastair Fothergill was responsible for the landmark series The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, and Frozen Planet, among a range of productions. Since 2006, he has also worked for Disney, directing six wildlife movies for its Disneynature label. In 2012, he set up Silverback Films with Keith Scholey. Our Planet is his fifth book.

Keith Scholey joined the BBC Natural History Unit in 1982 as a researcher on the David Attenborough series The Living Planet. Later he became a producer and then series producer, running series including Prisoners of the Sun, Wildlife on One, and the Wildlife Specials and creating and producing Big Cat Diary. In 1998, he became head of the BBC Natural History Unit and he was subsequently controller of all BBC Factual Productions before leaving to co-found Silverback Films.

An award-winning author and journalist based in London, Fred Pearce is a former news editor of New Scientist magazine, and he has been its environment consultant since 1992, reporting from 87 countries. He also writes regularly for the Yale Environment 360 and the Guardian, as well as other UK newspapers.