WATCH: Gorgeous Trailer For David Attenborough’s ‘Frozen Planet’

Frozen Planet

The trailer you are about to watch was shown on BBC1 on Saturday evening, just before the season finale of Doctor Who. It is so fantastical and wondrous that a lot of people on Twitter said they’d half expected the TARDIS to appear mid-shot, behind the narwhal or in the reflection in the penguin’s eye.

It’s for Frozen Planet, a nature documentary series on the frozen poles at the northern and southern extremities of Earth, which is narrated and presented by Sir David Attenborough.

The show will appear on the Discovery channel in spring 2012 (and eventually on DVD and Blu-Ray), and as you can see, it’s going to be worth putting in some serious sofa time, just to wallow in the visual delightfulness on offer.

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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