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Life in the Freezer


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David Attenborough braves mountainous seas, blizzards and temperatures of -60 degrees Celsius for this new six-part natural history of Antarctica.
It's the coldest, wildest, most lonely place on earth. In winter the temperature drops to below -70 and winds reach 100mph; only 800 people live year-round on this land one-and-a-half times the size of Europe. As the sea freezes over in the depths of the winter, the continent effectively doubles in size.
And yet this inhospitable wasteland supports abundant wildlife. Penguins by the million, thousands of whales and half the world's seal population live here, feeding on the swarms of krill In the ocean surrounding the ice. On the outer islands wandering albatrosses and king penguins can also be found, raising their sturdy, slow-growing chicks.
Three years of filming using many technical innovations has resulted, in the words of series producer Alastair Fothergill , in "revolutionary pictures, better than anything you have ever seen from Antarctica".
The Andrew Duncan interview with David Attenborough


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Alastair Fothergill
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: David Attenborough

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