David Attenborough praises Glastonbury Festival for going plastic-free in surprise Pyramid Stage appearance

He introduced an extended trailer for his new BBC documentary ‘One Planet, Seven Worlds’

Clarisse Loughrey
Sunday 30 June 2019 14:52 BST
David Attenborough unveils new series Seven Worlds, One Planet at Glastonbury

David Attenborough made a surprise appearance on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage to promote his new BBC documentary One Planet, Seven Worlds.

He introduced an extended trailer for the documentary, which has been described as an "ambitious, landmark series", which will explore how the world's "seven extraordinary" continents "shaped the unique animal life found there".

"Each one-hour episode will transport viewers to a single continent and tell the story of its spectacular wildlife and iconic landscapes," the BBC has said.

"We will discover why Australasia is full of peculiar and venomous wildlife, why North America is a land of opportunity where pioneers succeed and what the consequences are for life racing to compete on the richest of all continents, South America."

Viewers will see what is described as "remarkable, new animal behaviour from all the continents including the baking plains of Africa and the frozen waters off Antarctica."

Attenborough also thanked the festival for having gone "plastic free", with plastic bottles no longer being sold anywhere on the festival site. They will also not be supplied backstage, in dressing rooms or to people working in production or catering.

David Attenborough's Seven Worlds, One Planet trailer

Seven Worlds, One Planet will debut on the BBC later this year.

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