When is The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet on TV?

The first episode of The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet airs on BBC One at 6.05pm, just before Strictly Come Dancing at 7.05pm and The Mating Game, Attenborough's other new series with Silverback Films, at 8pm.


The five episodes will air across the first two weeks of October, and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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What is The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet about?

This documentary series covers the five Earthshots from The Earthshot Prize, a global environmental prize launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020.

It features a number of members of the Earthshot Prize Council, including Sir David Attenborough, singer Shakira Mebarak and footballer Dani Alves.

Sir David Attenborough looks into the camera, with a pair of binoculars around his neck. Background of a lake and trees.
Sir David Attenborough © Toby Strong/Silverback Films/BBC

The prize aims to turn the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism, by championing inspiring leadership and helping to scale incredible cutting-edge solution, and was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ programme in the 1960s.

Five £1 million prizes will be awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030.

Each episode focusses on one of the missions and the series reveals the 15 prize finalists, which were announced by Prince William on Friday 17 September.

1. Protect & Restore Nature

Sir David Attenborough introduces us to inspiring people with solutions to help restore nature, and reveals the three finalists of the first ever Earthshot Prize for Nature.

2. Fix Our Climate

Prince William, Sir David Attenborough and Christiana Figueres highlight inspiring and often unexpected solutions to the climate challenge.

3. Clean Our Air

Prince William, Sir David Attenborough and astronaut Naoko Yamazaki hear the personal stories of people who are directly affected by air pollution and look at possible solutions.

4. Revive Our Oceans

Prince William, David Attenborough and Shakira find out about inspiring people and projects across the world that can help us stop damaging the oceans and enable their revival.

5. Build a Waste-Free World

Prince William, David Attenborough and Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim see how we might reimagine our production lines to solve the problem of the vast amount of waste we produce.

On Sunday 17 October, BBC One will air coverage of the first Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, taking place at Alexandra Palace in London.

“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,” says Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer.

“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.”


Main image: HRH Prince William. © Erica Wilson/Silverback Films/BBC


Megan ShersbyNaturalist, writer and content creator