via press release:
MIKE ROWE TO NARRATE EPIC NEW SERIES HUMAN PLANET,
PREMIERING APRIL 10 AT 8PM ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL
(Silver Spring, Md.) – Discovery Channel today announced Mike Rowe will lend his legendary baritone voice as narrator for its awe-inspiring new six part series HUMAN PLANET, a majestic portrait of people’s incredible ability to survive and thrive in our planet’s most extreme environments. The BBC/Discovery Channel co-production makes its U.S. premiere on Discovery on Sunday April 10 at 8PM e/p with the episode Rivers and Oceans.
Rowe is best known as host and creator of Discovery’s DIRTY JOBS WITH MIKE ROWE as well as the voice of DEADLIEST CATCH and host of AFTER THE CATCH. But Rowe is no stranger to natural history – he narrated the Discovery Channel/BBC co-production WILD PACIFIC in 2009.
For more press information about HUMAN PLANET, including episode descriptions, visit:
Video Clips from HUMAN PLANET’s first two episodes are available:
“Rivers and Oceans”
(Sunday, April 10 at 8PM ET/PT)
A barefoot high wire act of epic proportions to reach a favorite fishing spot… across the mighty Mekong River: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df22pAAYFZg
Hunting a mighty sperm whale in Indonesia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usWkVb_lENQ
(Sunday, April 10 at 9PM ET/PT)
A boy becomes a man when he successfully trains an eagle. Clip features incredible eagle-cam footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmAF7G5ueL8
To protect his family’s crops, a cliff farmer’s son fends off a relentless attack from a powerful troop of Gelada baboons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WKn4kc6Ioo