Rebecca Ferguson to front new BBC Scandinavian wildlife series

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Rebecca Ferguson attends the
Rebecca Ferguson will narrate a nature documentary. (WireImage)

Rebecca Ferguson is set to narrate a new BBC wildlife documentary series about Scandinavia which will see her delve into the natural world of her native Sweden.

Dune and The Girl On The Train actor Ferguson grew up in Sweden and has a Swedish father and an English mother.

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In Wild Scandinavia, she will guide BBC Two viewers through incredible scenery in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark over three episodes which will take in the hauntingly beautiful coast, the magical seasonal forests, and the volcanic and arctic extremes.

Wild Scandinavia. (BBC)
Wild Scandinavia. (BBC)

Ferguson will tell the stories of lynx, puffins, orca and wolves, alongside the experiences of the extraordinary people living in and devoted to exploring this icy wilderness.

Wild Scandinavia is one of three new BBC natural history unit commissions, which also include Mammals for BBC One and Big Little Journeys for BBC Two.

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Mammals explores all of the world's landscapes from deserts to forests and oceans, introducing viewers to creatures ranging from the tiny Etruscan shrew to the giant blue whale.

It will show how their adaptability, intelligence and social nature has allowed them to survive - as well as highlighting the extinction threats they still face.

Mammals (BBC)
Mammals (BBC)

Big Little Journeys follows six tiny animals as they travel across rainforests, mountains and wetlands.

Animals include a family of endangered golden-headed lion tamarins in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest, the Madagascan Labord’s chameleon with an extremely short life span of only six months, and Taiwan's rare Formosan pangolin – the world’s most trafficked animal.

The tiny animals will make their way past giant obstacles, predators and natural disasters in their journeys through the wild over three episodes.

Camera lenses will be shrunken down to give a tiny animal's view of the world, so that viewers can watch the documentary in the same way as they would for larger animals.