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David Tennant narrated this six part nature documentary which used state of the art camera techniques including cameras flown beside the birds in flight.

It was shown on Thursday evenings on BBC One at 8pm starting on Thursday 29th December 2011 with a special behind the scenes episode on Sunday 29th January at 4pm. There were also repeats on BBC HD.

The series was released on DVD on 26th March and will be released on Blu-ray on 16th April 2012.

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2015
Wings 3D Blu-ray (which is narrated by David Tennant) is released in the US today. Updated 7/4

Wings 3D (narrated by David Tennant) is available to pre-order in US. It will be released on Tuesday 7th April on Blu-ray. Updated 20/3

2014
The video of the David Tennant interview from the Doctor Who / Wings two night event has been posted to YouTube. Updated 17/6

Tonight is Wings 3D night of two-night cinema event in the US celebrating David Tennant by BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events. Updated 17/6

A video of David Tennant's invitation to The Doctor Who and Wings Movie Event in the US has been posted online. Updated 3/6

A two-night cinema event in the US celebrating David Tennant has been arranged by BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events for 16th and 17th June. Updated 14/5

Earthflight is released in the US on both DVD and Blu-ray today. Updated 8/4

John Downer Productions tweeted that Earthflight, Polar Bears - Spy On The Ice and Dolphins - Spy In The Pod over the Christmas period were watched by a total audience of 20 million and that is without including the iPlayer figures! Updated 16/1

Earthflight (narrated by David Tennant) will be released in the US on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday 8th April. Updated 15/1

2013
Earthflight 3D (narrated by David Tennant) premieres tonight at 9pm EST on 3Net in the US. It is a 90 minute version of the series shot in 3D. Updated 28/12

The David Tennant narrated Earthflight is repeated on BBC Two starting today. Updated 26/12

Earthflight will be repeated between Christmas and New Year on BBC Two starting on Boxing Day. Updated 4/12

Winged Planet (which was called Earthflight when it was broadcast in the UK) won the Outstanding Cinematograhy Emmy. Unfortunately it was not with David Tennant's narration as it was dubbed by an America actor. Updated 2/10

Penguins Spy in the Huddle has won Best Original Music Score and Earthflight won the Special Consideration Award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Updated 27/9

Episode one of Earthflight is on PBS in the US at 8pm tonight. However it has been re-voiced so will not have David's narration. Updated 4/9

Orlando Sentinel reports that Earthflight starts on PBS in the US on Wednesday at 8pm, although it may be redubbed and therefore not be narrated by David Tennant. Updated 1/9

Earthflight has been nominated for 2 Emmys - for 'Outstanding Nature Programming' and 'Outstanding Cinematography'. Updated 12/7

Earthflight has won the Televisual Bulldog 2013 Award for cinematography. Updated 7/6

The David Tennant narrated Earthflight will be repeated on BBC One on Sundays starting 16th June. Updated 7/6

All six episodes of Earthflight will be repeated all day long today on Eden. Updated 1/4

The six episodes of Earthflight will be repeated all day long on Eden on Easter Monday. Updated 28/3

Unfortunately Earthflight did not win the Science and Natural History Award as Operation Iceberg won at the RTS Awards tonight. Updated 19/3

The Royal Television Society Awards ceremony is tonight. David Tennant voiced Earthflight and Twenty Twelve have both been nominated. Updated 19/3

Earthflight is included in New Zealand Herald's Top Five TV Picks this week. Updated 6/3


December 2012
David Tennant voiced Earthflight and Twenty Twelve have both been nominated for RTS Awards. Updated 1/3

Three David Tennant programmes will be repeated over the Christmas period - Doctor Who, Earthflight and Twenty Twelve. Updated 16/12


September 2012
John Downer Productions today tweeted that Earthflight will soon be shown in Japan, USA & France. However the versions shown in those countries may be dubbed and not have David Tennant's voice. For example Earthflight starts on Monday 1st October on the channel on Arte in France and will be called "Sur Les Ailes Des Oiseaux!" Updated 26/9

The David Tennant narrated Earthflight has been nominated in the Documentary Series category in the 2013 National Television Awards. Voting is at this link. Updated 22/9


May 2012
Unfortunately the David Tennant narrated Earthflight did not win the Photography: Factual Award at the BAFTA Craft Awards tonight as Frozen Planet won instead. Updated 13/5

The BAFTA Craft Awards are announced today at The Brewery in the City of London. The David Tennant narrated Earthflight has been nominated for the Photography: Factual Award. Updated 13/5


April 2012
The David Tennant narrated Earthflight series has been nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award. Updated 16/4

The David Tennant narrated Earthflight is released on Blu-Ray today. Updated 16/4

Blu-rayDefinition.com have posted a detailed technical review of the Earthflight Blu-ray which is released on Monday. It includes the phrase "Narrated with much character in his voice by David Tennant." Updated 14/4


March 2012
The Telegraph has a review of the Earthflight DVD which was released today. Updated 26/3

The David Tennant narrated Earthflight DVD is released today in the UK. It is released on Blu-ray on 16th April. Updated 26/3

The David Tennant narrated DVD Earthflight is available from AcornmediaUK from today which is one week earlier than elsewhere (16.99). Updated 19/3

Impact Film have added a review of the Earthflight DVD which is released on 26th March. Updated 6/3


February 2012
AcornMedia will have the Earthflight DVD available to be delivered at the end of February (officially it is released on 26th March). It is more expensive than Amazon by 5. Updated 28/2

The Sydney Morning Herald believe that David Tennant should have narrated the Australian broadcast of Earthflight. Updated 22/2

AdelaideNow reports and complains that unfortunately Earthflight's transmission in Australia has been re-voiced by Charles Wooley instead of having David Tennant. Updated 15/2

Although the series Earthflight has finished, today John Downer Productions released a new video clip from the first episode (about America). Updated 2/2


January 2012
The Sunday episode of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight received the highest Appreciation Index of all television programmes for the week ending Sunday 29th January. It received a very impressive 93! Updated 31/1

The Thursday episode of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight had the second highest Appreciation Index for the week ending Sunday 29th January. Updated 31/1

John Downer productions have added a video of the highlights of the David Tennant voiced documentary series Earthflight. Updated 29/1

The sixth and final episode of Earthflight premieres today at 4pm on BBC One. It is a special episode which shows how the series was filmed. Updated 29/1

Four new David Tennant narrated videos have been posted onto YouTube.com today. John Downer Productions posted 2 new videos from the special behind-the-scenes episode of Earthflight which is broadcast tomorrow and the BBC have also added some videos of the David Tennant narrated docunentary Wild About Pandas. Click here to watch all four videos. Updated 28/1

John Downer Productions have added a preview clip of Sunday's behind-the-scenes episode of Earthflight. Updated 28/1

Episode five of Earthflight last night received 160,000 more viewers than episode four according to the overnight figures which were released today. Updated 27/1

The Radio Times website has a review of tonight's episode of Earthflight, however they criticise the script David Tennant was given to read for the voice-over. Updated 26/1

John Downer Productions have added three preview clips of tonight's episode of Earthflight. They are Budgerigars Fly Past Uluru and Form Super Swarms, Buzzard Attacks Pigeon At Mehrangarh Fort and Japanese Cranes Surrounded by Predators. Updated 26/1

Today at 8pm on BBC One and on BBC HD is the premiere transmission of episode five of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. This episode is about Asia and Australia. Click here for a synopsis of the programme. The sixth and final programme in this series will be shown on Sunday at 4pm and is about the filming of the series. Updated 26/1

The Guardian includes the David Tennant narrated Earthflight as one of its Television Highlights for tomorrow. Updated 25/1

Episode 4 of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight (about South America) received 3.91 million viewers on BBC One. See here for more details. Updated 20/1

The DVD of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight has been delayed to 26th March and the Blu-ray has been delayed until 16th April. Updated 19/1

John Downer Productions have added a fourth preview clip for tonight's episode of Earthflight about South America. The clip is titled Skimmers fishing in the Llanos, Venezuela. Updated 19/1

Today at 8pm on BBC One and on BBC HD is the premiere transmission of episode four of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. This episode is about South America. Click here for the synopsis and three preview videos. Updated 19/1

John Downer Productions have added three preview clips for tomorrow's episode of Earthflight about South America. The clips are titled Condor's Birds Eye View of the Andes, Condor Flight School and Scarlet Macaws Feed on Clay Licks. All of them feature David Tennant's narration. Updated 18/1

The final (consolidated) figures and AI for the first two episodes of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight have been announced. Click here to view them. Updated 17/1

The Huffington Post has made the David Tennant narrated Earthflight one of its TV Picks for tonight. Updated 12/1

Today at 8pm is the premiere transmission of episode three of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. This episode is about Europe. Click here for the synopsis. Updated 12/1

John Downer Productions have added two preview clips of tomorrow's episode of Earthflight. They are Common Cranes Fly Over Venice and Peregrine Falcon Hunts Starlings in Rome. Updated 11/1

The Daily Record has a behind the camera article about Earthflight. (David Tennant isn't mentioned.) Updated 8/1

Click here to read the overnight viewing figures for the second episode of Earthflight. Updated 7/1

It was great to see that the David Tennant narrated Earthflight was trending again in the UK as it was being transmitted tonight. Updated 5/1

The Huffington Post chooses the David Tennant narrated Earthflight as one of its Top TV Picks for tonight and includes some of the review of last week's episode. Updated 5/1

3 new videos of tonight's episode of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight have been added to YouTube. Click here to watch them. Updated 5/1

Today at 8pm is the premiere transmission of episode two of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. Click here for the synopsis. Updated 5/1


December 2011
DigitalSpy report that the David Tennant narrated Earthflight helped BBC One win last night's ratings with 5.12m (20.2%). Updated 30/12

Click here for reviews of the first episode of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. Updated 30/12

It was great to see that #Earthflight was trending worldwide while the programme was broadcast. Updated 29/12

Today at 8pm is the premiere transmission of episode one of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. Click here for the synopsis and some articles in the press. Updated 29/12

The BBC have added two videos of the David Tennant narrated EarthFlight. Click here and here to view them. Updated 23/12

The first episode of the five-part wildlife documentary Earthflight (which is narrated by David Tennant) will air at 8pm on Thursday 29th December on BBC1. Updated 6/12


November 2011
Click here for the pre-order link of the DVD of Earth Flight which is a nature documentary by the BBC which has not been broadcast yet. It is narrated by David Tennant and the DVD is released on 5th March 2012. Click here for the 2009 press release about the series. Updated 14/11


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