Skip to Content

Blue Planet and Planet Earth Production Teams (from the Archive)

Capturing the Wild

Blue planet

Friday, February 25, 2022
8:00 pm


Virtual Event


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
Watch Video

This event is a spe­cial lim­ited archival release of con­tent never before shared online. The talk will pre­mière on Friday, February, 25 2022 and can be viewed on this page, at dptv​.org, or on the Penny Stamps Series Face­book page. This talk will be avail­able for a lim­ited period, from Friday, February 25‑Friday, March 18, 2022 (three weeks).

Tom Hugh-Jones is the pro­ducer of the David Atten­bor­ough-nar­rated Planet Earth BBC series and has spent twenty-two years pro­duc­ing nat­ural his­tory and sci­ence doc­u­men­taries for broad­cast­ers such as BBC, National Geo­graphic, and Dis­cov­ery. When he was just four years old, Tom’s anthro­pol­o­gist par­ents took him to live with a tribal com­mu­nity in the Colom­bian Ama­zon, sow­ing the seeds of his pas­sion for adven­ture in the wild. Since then, Hugh-Jones has worked on many pro­lific titles such as Planet Earth, Human Planet, and Life Story, tak­ing audi­ences around the world into the beat­ing heart of breath-tak­ing moments, close encoun­ters, spec­tac­u­lar fail­ures, and places no human should ever go.

Hugh-Jones will also bring spe­cial guests from Blue Planet Pro­duc­tion to dis­cuss the team­work and process of mak­ing Planet Earth and its com­pan­ion BBC show, Blue Planet. Guests include producer/​director Rachael But­ler and Pam and Tim Fogg of Rope Access Spe­cial­ists, a team of experts in rope-access rig­ging and safety when shoot­ing in dif­fi­cult-to-reach locales such as caves, vol­ca­noes, and cliffs.

Co-Pre­sented by U‑M Museum of Nat­ural History’s William R. Far­rand Memo­r­ial Lec­ture with sup­port from U‑M Insti­tute for the Human­i­ties. Presenting Partners: Detroit Public Television and PBS Books. Media Partner: Michigan Radio


Video not found
Content Notice

In accordance with the University of Michigan’s Standard Practice Guidelines on Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series does not censor our speakers or their content. The content provided is intended for adult audiences and does not reflect the views of the University of Michigan or Detroit Public Television.