This visually spectacular BBC documentary caught everyone’s attention when clips of it were shown as a part of Channel 9’s 2012 showcase. The change to have it narrated by proud Queenslander Karl Stefanovic could prove to be a great addition (though re-voicing programs was hoped to be as dead as the dodo). From the press release:

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an icon, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet.

The acclaimed three-part series, Great Barrier Reef, narrated by TODAY’s Karl Stefanovic, offers a definitive, in depth portrait of this biological miracle on our doorstep.

From the ground-breaking BBC Natural History unit (Earthflight, Frozen Planet), this fascinating series explores the full 2000 kilometre length of the Great Barrier Reef, capturing all the magic from its immense scale to the most intimate detail.

Cutting edge underwater macro and digital time-lapse photography provide new perspectives on this natural wonder.

Episode one features the greatest wildlife wreck on the planet – the SS Yongala, a cruise ship that sunk in 1911, killing 240 people. It is now the home to a spectacular collection of marine life.

Great Barrier Reef showcases this unique underwater world as it has never been seen before, revealing its stunning beauty and surprising secrets.

Great Barrier Reef – Sun 11/3 6:30pm, Ch9.