BBC One Wales and S4C will show you Wales as you’ve never seen it before this spring with a new landmark natural history series that tells the story of our amazing wildlife through one extraordinary year.
If you loved BBC Blue Planet and Planet Earth II then Wales: Land of the Wild is not to be missed…it also features a special Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales Nature Reserve and a variety of awesome wildlife that call it home. You’ll have to tune in the spring it to find out which one!
Hollywood star Michael Sheen, who was raised in Port Talbot, will narrate Wales: Land of the Wild for BBC One Wales, with a soundtrack written by world-renowned composer Sir Karl Jenkins and his son Jody, and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Wales: Land of the Wild / Cymru Wyllt is produced by Plimsoll Productions, an award-winning wildlife team who have also worked on Blue Planet, Planet Earth II and Springwatch for the BBC. They have also brought together the passion and expertise of wildlife enthusiasts across Wales, including series consultant Iolo Williams.
Together they have used their unparalleled knowledge to uncover the secrets of Wales’ rich habitats, as well as using the latest wildlife-filming technology to give viewers unprecedented access to a huge cast of creatures both great and small.
BBC Wales Head of Commissioning, Nick Andrews, says:
“Wales has some of the richest and most beautiful wildlife in the world, and I’m delighted that BBC Wales is able to tell these spectacular stories in Wales: Land of the Wild. It brings together the best of Welsh talent both on and off the screen to tell the defining story of Wales’ natural history. This ground-breaking series will uncover a Wales most of us have never seen before.”
Michael Sheen says:
“Land of the Wild is a revelation. It shows us a Wales as wild, as magical and as savagely beautiful a place as we have always felt it to be - and this landmark piece of Welsh television reveals it to us in all its natural glory like never before.”
The Welsh language version Cymru Wyllt will air on S4C.