David Attenborough on the Great Barrier Reef

David Attenborough A new David Attenborough series is always event TV, and the latest offering promises to be a similar must-watch.

David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef is from the triple Emmy award-winning team behind David Attenborough's First Life, and has just gone into production for delivery to BBC One. Anthony Geffen produces for Atlantic Productions.

The 3 x 60 series will use pioneering camera technology to reveal some of the secrets hidden in the vast expanse of living coral.

Covering an area of 2,300km, The Great Barrier Reef is a landmark of biodiversity and the new series will employ satellite scanning and macro lenses to capture both the magnitude of the giant physical feature and the tiny, normally unseen life-forms which make it their home.

Attenborough has worked extensively with Atlantic Productions since the company was founded in 1992, including Natural History Museum Alive 3D, recently shortlisted for two Grierson 2014 British Documentary Awards.