BBC Factual has ordered Parenthood from Silverback Films, a new five part natural history series for BBC One and iPlayer.

The series explores the strategies and tricks that animal parents employ to give their young a head start in life. From Orcas teaching their offspring to hunt Blue Whales, to Orangutan showing their young to make their beds, to Hippo families navigating the African night.

Made by Silverback Films in association with All3Media International, Parenthood is filmed over three years on six continents, using the latest 8k filming technology. “Capturing never-before-seen behaviours, the series reveals the joy and drama of animal parenthood in a rapidly changing world.”

Parenthood (5×60) for BBC One and iPlayer was commissioned by Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual and it is being produced by Silverback Films. The Series Producer and Director is Jeff Wilson, the Executive Producer is Keith Scholey and the Production Manager is Tara Knowles. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Sreya Biswas, Head of Natural History.

(Image: BBC/Silverback Productions/Peter Lytle)


Jon Creamer

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