The BBC is the broadcast partner for The Earthshot Prize, a global environmental prize launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020.
The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet is part of the BBC’s continued commitment to bringing environmental and natural history programming to audiences over the next 10 years.
BBC One and BBC iPlayer will show the first-ever Earthshot Prize awards ceremony which will take place on 17 October at Alexandra Palace in London.
Led by Prince William, founder of The Earthshot Prize, and featuring Sir David Attenborough and other members of the Earthshot Prize Council including singer Shakira Mebarak and footballer Dani Alves, The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet looks past the problems we face and onto the solutions that promise to deliver us all a sustainable world in which both nature and humanity can thrive.
The Earthshot Prize itself is an urgent call to action to the world and aims to turn the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism, by championing inspiring leadership and helping to scale incredible cutting-edge solutions.
Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, says: "I am delighted that the BBC is the broadcast partner with The Duke of Cambridge and The Royal Foundation for The Earthshot Prize. Ahead of the awards ceremony on 17th October, BBC One and iPlayer will broadcast the five part series, The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, across two weeks, demonstrating our unprecedented commitment to placing this subject at the centre of our schedule.
"In the run up to COP 26, there couldn’t be a more critical time to air this landmark series, and celebrate the amazing ingenuity of people across the world. Each of the recently announced finalists have devised creative and extraordinary solutions to combat environmental problems, and we are proud to support Prince William and The Royal Foundation in this uplifting and inspirational initiative."
The series will run from the beginning of October over two weeks on BBC One and iPlayer, kickstarting a month of programming in the run up to COP 26.