BBC America and its new natural history sub-brand, Wonderstruck, are banding together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with four days of programming from April 20-23.
The event includes the debut of documentary She Walks with Apes, narrated by Sandra Oh, as well as the Best of Seven Worlds, One Planet from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit. The event also will include marathons of Planet Earth, Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties and Seven Worlds, One Planet.
“Now, more than ever, many of us have come to appreciate the extraordinary beauty and deep benefits of the natural world,” said Courtney Thomasma, executive director of BBC America, in a statement. “So at a time when we’re all staying at home, we wanted to give viewers a chance to escape into the wonders of nature as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, with landmark favorites from BBC Studios and brand new documentary specials.”
She Walks with Apes will debut on Wednesday, April 22 at 9/8 c. The documentary, narrated by the Killing Eve star, tells the story of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas—all of whom spent their lives working with the Great Apes. Best of Seven Worlds, One Planet airs Tuesday, April 21 at 8/7 c.