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“Planet of Treasures”: Filming starts for the new documentary series with Sir Christopher Clark

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Mainz, February 7th, 2018

Shooting has started in Vietnam for a new series with the working title “Planet of Treasures” - the new “Terra X” documentation project. Cambridge historian, Sir Christopher Clark, visits sites that have the title “UNESCO World Heritage Site”. Gero von Boehm is the author and director, and the global distributor is ZDF Enterprises.

The ancient world knew seven wonders of the world; UNESCO – the cultural organisation of the United Nations - now has more than a thousand “treasures”. Since 1978, it has been bestowing the title “World Heritage” to any site that is globally significant due to its uniqueness.

In “Planet of Treasures”, Christopher Clark explores a “best of” of the man-made masterpieces, the nature’s monuments, cultural achievements and universal inventions. This includes, for example, the Cambodian temple city of Angkor Wat, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in the USA – but it also includes accomplishments such as Chinese medicine, the tango dance and Mexican cuisine.

The series aims to familiarise a wider audience with the heritage sites. The first season of three leads us to major sights in China, India and South-East Asia. The second season introduces us to treasures found on the American continent.

Ralf Rückauer, VP  ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises commented, “We are really pleased that we can now offer our customers another exceptional documentary series with Sir Christopher Clark in addition to the “The Story of Europe”.”

“Planet of Treasures” was commissioned by ZDF and is an interscience film GmbH production. ZDF expects to broadcast the series in 2019 during the “Terra X” time slot on Sunday evenings at 7.30pm.


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail:,


Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany


Sir Christopher Clark during filming at Halong Bay. Source: obs/ZDF/Gero von Boehm