A world of wonder’
The new destination for documentaries about the planet we live on
What’s inside the October issue of Foxtel magazine?

For more than seven decades, the BBC Natural History Unit has travelled the world with the greatest presenters, the latest technologies and one simple aim: to show us our planet.

The unit is now the world’s largest wildlife documentary production house, creating more than 100 hours of television a year, and its best-known presenter Sir David Attenborough – voted Britain’s greatest living national treasure – has become a household name, forever changing the way we think about our place on Earth. With BBC Earth launching this month (replacing BBC Knowledge from October 10), Foxtel brings the best of Attenborough’s work – along with human stories and science and adventure programming – together in one place to give viewers the definitive stories about the world around us. Joining Attenborough on BBC Earth to present a comprehensive look at our planet through their own engaging productions will be some of the most acclaimed documentary makers on television – including Louis Theroux (Mothers on the Edge), Kate Humble (Operation Arctic), Professor Brian Cox (Wonders of the Solar System) and Michael Mosley (Meet the Humans). Mosley tells Foxtel magazine an unabated curiosity drives him to keep asking questions and experimenting. “I’m really interested in what makes humans tick,” he reveals. “The more I do it, the more stimulating I find it. I’ve learnt so much.

Ruby Rose’s barrier-breaking Batwoman leads a slew of unmissable DC adaptations coming to Foxtel this month, including Pennyworth, Watchmen, Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing, and the returns
of Supergirl, Arrow and The Flash. Not only is Rose embarking on the biggest role of her career, but playing such an iconic LGBTQ character – TV’s first openly gay lead superhero – gives her a chance to be a role model, an element that particularly attracted the Melbourne-born star. “This is a legacy piece for me,” she says. “It’s important. That’s why I’ve dedicated all my time to it.”

In the lead-up to the Bathurst 1000, Foxtel magazine brought together three drivers for a photo shoot aboard a $1.5 million luxury sports cruiser on Sydney Harbour. “Bathurst is one of those races where you need a lot of luck to go your way,” says Chaz Mostert who is chasing win number two. David Reynolds tells us matter-of-factly: “Everyone says the mountain chooses who it wants to win.” Four-time champion Jamie Whincup adds: This year will be challenging. Bathurst is a unique place, a unique race – anything can happen…”

Foxtel Magazine October Issue hits Australian subscriber homes from this week,