BBC One is to enchant and enthral viewers with a one-off documentary about penguins.
Snow Chick from the beeb’s acclaimed Natural History Unit will tell the story of an emperor penguin chick growing up in the coldest place on Earth in the middle of the Antarctic winter.
Focussing on the vulnerable and charismatic penguin chick, the film will follow his adventures from the time he emerges from the egg to the moment he leaves for the sea as a boisterous adolescent.
“Following the success of our many series with John Downer such as Penguins: Spy In The Huddle, I am delighted to announce Snow Chick. It is a tale full of drama and pathos as well as comedy and character – emotionally uplifting and intensely moving in equal parts and one that I am sure viewers will love.” – Acting Head of Commissioning for Science and Natural History, Tom McDonald.
The film has been earmarked for transmission in 2015 and was commissioned by Executive Producer, John Downer; Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, and Tom McDonald.
Downer, who has previously worked on Penguins: Spy in the Huddle for the BBC, says the documentary is “one of the greatest wildlife stories ever told”.