LONDON: This is an initiative through which BBC Worldwide, Discovery and ProSieben are looking to build on the critical and commercial success they have had with its Walking With adventure series. After dinosaurs and beasts, it is now the turn of space to take centrestage.
The three parties have signed a co-production agreement to create Walking with Spacemen. Tim Haines and Jasper James who were the production brains behind the other two installments in the series will also helm the new one. An official release informs that for the first time, the show will reveal the experience of astronauts, with all the danger and excitement of landing on and exploring planets within our solar system. Using feature film digital effects and the latest scientific findings, the two 50 minute programmes will enable viewers to see some of the most extraordinary sights under the sun.
Readers will recall that the interest of television viewers in the hazards of space travel increased in India and across the world after Kalpana Chawla died on a NASA Space Shuttle Columbia Crash towards the end of January.
The release states that Walking with Cavemen has been pre-sold to more than 15 broadcasters. The series will premiered in the UK on 27 March.