Here at the National Marine Aquarium, we are very excited to announce the BBC has commissioned a brand-new six-part series for BBC Two and iPlayer.

The series is going to explore our Aquarium and charity, taking viewers behind the scenes as the team tackles the everyday challenges that face running the National Aquarium. From keeping over 4,000 spectacular creatures happy and healthy to helping establish Plymouth Sound as Britain’s brand new, first-ever National Marine Park!

The series is being produced by Welsh production company, Hall of Mirrors, and will follow us through an exciting year of renovation, overhaul and innovation as we approach our 25th anniversary in 2023!

From Rays to Clownfish, our amazing animal ambassador’s stories will be told throughout

Clare Mottershead, BBC Commissioning Editor, says: We’re looking forward to bringing the wonders of this underwater world to our audiences and sharing the surprising stories of the creatures who inhabit it and the committed team who look after them.”

Filming has started for the TV series on BBC 2 next year

Olly Reed, Head of Marketing and Communications here at the Ocean Conservation Trust and the National Marine Aquarium, says “We are thrilled to showcase the work of our charity and Aquarium to BBC viewers. Our charity is dedicated to connecting people to the Ocean, and so we are delighted to bring that connection into people’s homes across the UK!”

Filming will be taking place for the remainder of the year, so why not visit us here in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City on the shores of the UK’s first National Marine Park this summer?

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Read more about the announcement via the BBC here.

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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