BBC TWO GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF NATIONAL MARINE AQUARIUM
This new series for BBC Two and iPlayer takes viewers behind the scenes at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth in Devon, as the team tackle the everyday challenges of keeping over 4000 spectacular creatures happy and healthy at Britain’s biggest aquarium.
Produced by Welsh production company, Hall of Mirrors, the series follows the team through an exciting year of renovation, overhaul and innovation as the aquarium approaches its 25th anniversary.
It’s a time of change: new tanks are being installed and new animals are arriving. But that’s not all.
The teams at the aquarium are committed to connecting people to the ocean and are helping to establish Plymouth Sound as Britain’s brand new, first ever National Marine Park as well as introducing an innovative scheme to restore one of Britain’s most threatened habitats on the bottom of the ocean.
This warm, character-led series reveals the secrets of the aquarium as the team feed the star fish, swim with sharks, weigh the sting rays, catch a venomous lion fish, build a lobster cave, visit the fish nursery and prepare for the arrival of the baby clown fish.
Clare Mottershead, BBC Commissioning Editor, says: “We’re looking forward to bringing the wonders of this underwater world to our audiences and sharing the surprising stories of the creatures who inhabit it and the committed team who look after them.”
Secrets of the Aquarium (6x60 for BBC Two and iPlayer) was commissioned by Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment and is being made by Hall of Mirrors where the Executive Producer is Tim Green.