BBC Four asks for mindfulness series

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Jungle A new mindfulness series is in the pipeline for BBC Four called Mindful Escapes: Breathe, Release, Restore. 

BBC Studios Natural History Unit and Headspace Studios are making the 4 x 30 standalone films – Breathe, Change, Joy and Rest – as immersive mindful experiences within the natural world.

The series will be narrated by Headspace co-founder and former Buddhist monk, Andy Puddicombe.

The episodes will also be re-versioned as 10x10’, called Mindful Earth, for the Headspace app later this year.

Julian Hector, head of BBC Studios Natural History Unit, says: “This partnership between the BBC Studios Natural History Unit and Headspace Studios is truly pioneering and comes at a time when the union of the natural world and our mental health could not be more important.

Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of Headspace, says: “The BBC’s Natural History Unit has an exceptional ability to transport viewers from their homes to some of the most extraordinary places in nature. Collaborating on this series is very exciting, because we can now take people on a whole new journey, an immersive experience that merges the external world with our internal landscape.”

The executive producer for BBC Studios is Alice Keens-Soper and the producers for Headspace Studios are Morgan Selzer and Sam Rogoway.